This week’s Pet of the Week is Toby, who’s been an Arlington resident for less than a year. He was adopted after being rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico and brought to the United States. While he’s adjusting to the colder temperatures and island lifestyle, Toby has made Arlington his home.
Here’s more from Toby’s new owners about the fashionable pup:
Hi! My name is Toby. I’m a trilingual (English, Spanish and French) mixed Chihuahua adopted six months ago from Lost Dog Rescue.
I lived the first three years of my life in Dorado Puerto, Rico until my owner moved and left me on the streets. Fortunately for me, a kind lady in San Juan and her young daughter took me in for foster care before the dog catcher snagged me. They had me flown to Lost Dog Rescue in Arlington for a permanent adoption. I was, of course, adopted a few days later, and my new parents wouldn’t part with me for the world.
I’ve had to make some adjustments in Arlington. I left average high temperatures of 85 degrees in San Juan in April for cool, often rainy spring days in Arlington that sometimes didn’t reach 45 degrees. I now have a growing wardrobe of coats, sweaters and, of course, a raincoat to help me cope with the weather. Even though the fit isn’t always perfect, I don’t mind wearing anything to humor my parents — but don’t even think about putting a hood on me.
My idea of the perfect day is lots of snoozing time on the sofa in the family room, sunning and watching for squirrels or rabbits on the backyard deck, walks around the neighborhood to look for new acquaintances, and car rides anywhere to watch the world from my elevated rear car seat/bed. Special days include an afternoon smelling expedition to one of Arlington’s nature centers.
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.
In loving memory of Joseph Robert Kapacziewski, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 41.
In loving memory of James Stuart Edmonds, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 84.
A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village