Arlington Pet of the Week: Cassie

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Cassie, a rescue dog from Kentucky who is a “true Southern Belle.”

Here’s what owner Melissa had to say about her hospitable hound:

We adopted our little monster in January 2014 from a rescue organization out of Kentucky, and it was love at first sight. Lady Crème de Cassis, aka Cassie lives up to her name and is a true Southern Belle. She is just as comfortable at home sleeping on soft blankets and squishy beds as she is running around outside tracking bunnies. Cassie often works her southern charms at the dog park; getting all the other dogs to chase her around is her favorite game.

Cassie’s favorite pastime is eating (and she has perfected her begging face!), so she often gets a carrot or two in-between meals. She also has a bit of a sweet tooth, and routinely head butts us out the door in the morning so that we will leave her with a Kong filled with treats. Of course, she is always happy to see us return and greets us with the most enthusiastic tail wagging.

Cassie rarely raises her voice, but she has been known to occasionally howl at the TV, especially at the dragons on Game of Thrones, and, of course, Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. Snuggling up on the couch is her favorite way to end a day full of squirrel chasing and chewing rawhides, and every time Cassie cuddles up next to us we know we are so lucky to have this little lady as a part of our family.

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.