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Arlington Pet of the Week: Harper

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Harper, a Golden Retriever mix rescued from North Carolina.

Harper, a playful pup, loves car rides, napping, walks, chasing squirrels and giving high-fives but hates the vacuum cleaner with a passion.

Here’s what Harper’s owner, Rachel, had to say about her.

Harper is a one-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever mix rescued from North Carolina.  Harper was a stray so she was very shy at first but has come a long way and is now a very playful, outgoing, happy Arlington pup.

Harper’s favorite activities involve car rides, napping, long walks, chasing squirrels, giving high-fives and trying to get all the peanut butter out of her Kong. Harper is also a huge fan of the water and is looking forward to the warmer weather, though she did have a lot of fun in the blizzard! When Harper isn’t busy chasing squirrels she loves to visit her patients; Harper is currently a Paw Pal with a local hospice care provider. Harper is a very sweet and calm around people so she is perfect for the job, not to mention she loves the attention too!

She also loves getting to meet new friends and play with other dogs at the nearby dog parks. Harper’s biggest fear is the vacuum cleaner. Nothing else is quite as scary, Harper enjoys pacing around it and barking, which makes vacuuming quite exciting. A unique thing about Harper is that she is very allergic to chicken. Harper has to have a special diet to ensure she is not consuming any chicken. Oh, and did we mention Harper was a little spoiled? She enjoys taking up the whole bed and making herself at home on all the furniture, as seen in her photos. 🙂

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. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

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 is the winner six consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year and a proud supporter of the Arlington County Pawsitively Prepared Campaign.

Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Arlington and all of Northern Virginia, as well as PetPrep training courses for Pet Care, CPR and emergency preparedness.

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