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Arlington Pet of the Week: Rufus

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rufus, “the most adorable dog in the world” with a serious drinking problem.

Here’s what owner Ted had to say about his home’s inebriated inhabitant:

Rufus is the sweetest dog in the world. He loves running around our apartment and fetching tennis balls. Rufus is a quiet dog most of the time; he almost never barks and is perfectly house broken. Whenever one of us is having a terrible day, we cuddle up next to Rufus and take a quick nap on his warm belly. He loves to cuddle and will sleep outside my door if I don’t let him in the bed.

What I love most about Rufus is that he is the perfect dog for Arlington. He is low maintenance — you pretty much don’t even have to feed him — and you can leave him in the apartment for long stretches of time and not really worry too much about it.

Rufus, however, has a more mischievous side as well. He loves to play pranks on us. Some might say that he has a “drinking problem,” but we think it’s more just a phase. He has the cutest nightly ritual where he drinks copious amounts of hard liquor and passes out on the floor. Despite his many flaws and inability to move independently, we still love him like a member of the family. Please make Rufus, the most adorable dog in the world, Arlington’s Pet of the Week.

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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