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Arlington Pet of the Week: Blitzen

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Blitzen, a Samoyed who likes to chase after bunnies, both real and stuffed.

Here’s what owner Jason had to say about his Siberian dog:

Blitzen is a 3-year old Samoyed who has spent his entire life in Arlington. He is named after one of Santa’s reindeer since Samoyeds are used to herd real reindeer in Siberia. After living in Clarendon as a puppy, Blitzen moved to Lyon Village a year and a half ago, where he enjoys chasing the many bunnies in the neighborhood on his walks.

When he isn’t chasing real bunnies around the neighborhood with his owners in tow, Blitzen likes to run around his yard with his favorite toy — yes, a stuffed bunny. He loves to show it to anybody who walks past his yard and especially likes it when you chase him to try and get the bunny.

While he loved all the snow last winter in Arlington, this summer has been a little hot for him! Luckily, he recently took up swimming in the water at the Clarendon dog park to stay cool. He also loves to cruise around in the car with his head hanging out the window and, if he’s lucky, take in a Nats game every now and again.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

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