This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Penny, a Portuguese Water Dog, just like the two owned by the country’s First Family.
Here’s what owner Nick had to say about his presidential pup:
Penny is a wavy-coated Portuguese Water Dog who is originally from the Richmond area (where my wife and I met in college) and has been with us in Arlington since she was 8 weeks old. A great thing about her breed is that she does not shed, and therefore is hypo-allergenic. She is a very happy, playful, and chatty dog. She is very intelligent, so much to the point that she can easily manipulate us in order to get more treats!
Penny’s favorite places are the Clarendon dog park and on of any of our furniture, particularly if she is also laying on or in between pillows. Her favorite past times are being chased around the house with a toy(s) in her mouth and trying to catch rabbits and squirrels. She now has a very young, two month old little human sister who she is very good with and licks at any chance she gets!
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.