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Arlington Pet of the Week: Gus

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This week’s Pet of the Week is Gus, a fawn french bulldog who just turned two years old over the Thanksgiving holiday.

He’s still a puppy and likes to show it, chewing on items that aren’t meant to be chewed. It’s a sign he has a lot of energy, proven by his love for exercise and spending time outdoors around Arlington.

Here’s what Gus’ owner had to say about the sometimes stubborn but incredibly friendly pup:

Hi there!

I’m Gus, and I’m a fawn frenchie with a big personality. I was born in Arkansas, but raised in Arlington with my mom and dad. I love road trips to Virginia Beach to visit my grandparents and running free in their backyards since I don’t have one of my own. My parents hope we’ll get one soon.

I LOVE eating tissue, whether it’s toilet paper or Kleenex, as well as any kind of paper lying around. My favorite things to chew on are the remote controls and the bottoms of my beds. I’m pretty sure my parents are on their seventh remote control and I’m on my fourth bed (but who’s counting anyway?). My parents say I snore and fart a lot too, but I can’t help it since I’m a “bully.”

I like to lounge around outside on a nice sunny day — especially around Iwo Jima — and I just have to say hello to everyone. My parents claim I have more friends than they do. Whenever I want to say hello to a fellow dog, I won’t move and, as my parents call it, I will “pancake” out wherever I am. Again, that’s just the stubbornness of the “bully” breed in me!

So, if you ever find yourself around the Iwo Jima area and see me lying around, come say hello! I’m sure I’d love to meet ya!

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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