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Arlington Pet of the Week: Rufus

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rufus, a military pup who hails from the Big Island of Hawaii.

Here’s what Rufus had to say about himself and his dad, TJ.

Hey guys — My name is Lieutenant Rufus Lebowski Stecker, Esq. but you can call me Rufus, or Rufie, or Rufbone, or just Ruf. I was born on Cinco de Mayo 2011 in Hawaii on the Big Island. Met my dad when I was a few months old, he’s pretty cool I guess.

Favorite things include sitting on the porch, meeting babes at the dog park, partying, people watching, jumping on people, shaking my butt, and helping my dad find the best places for brunch. At the park I like to herd all the dogs and run up to all the ladies and allow them to pet me. Also, I like to play in the fountain then get covered in sand, really show my dad who’s boss.

Walks are cool, but I go nuts if I see a squirrel or bunny. I promise I’m gonna snap that leash one day and catch one! I do enjoy catching flies at home, and I’m really good at it. I like hangin outside Trader Joe’s while dad is shopping, get to meet some cool peeps that way.

I’m not too crazy about most foods or treats as I’m really watching my figure (gotta look good for the park), but I love watermelon, it is my fave. I also like bacon or whatever meat pops is making.

Well, gotta go, time to head to the park. See ya there!

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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