This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Peanut, a friendly “mystery mutt” who’s perfect just the way she is.
Here’s what Peanut’s owner, Rachel, has to say about her:
I’d like to introduce you to Peanut, a 4-5 year old dachshund mystery mutt. Peanut unmistakably has the long wiener dog body, but her face is where things get a little bit tricky. Some people think she is mixed with beagle and pug and others think she might have some chihuahua in her. Whatever she is, her mama thinks she is just perfect. I guess that makes her a one of a kind cutie!
Peanut was adopted from a local rescue organization who brought her all the way up from Texas! Her mama was a first time dog owner who didn’t know what she was getting herself into. Three and a half years later, through good times and bad, Peanut and her mama have an unbreakable and unique bond. Peanut has never met a face she won’t lick or a lap she won’t jump in. When not cuddling, Peanut loves doing tricks (for treats, of course), sniffing on walks, playing with toys, doing funny dances, eating chicken sausages and barking at the mailman (sorry, mailman!) While not a trained therapy dog, she is known for her therapeutic snuggles and soulful eyes, which have helped her human friends get through some tough times.
Peanut is a happy-go-lucky little lady with a BIG personality. Being a total ham, she would be honored and thrilled to be named 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. 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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