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Arlington Pet of the Week: Camo

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Camo, a pit bull who loves long runs, socializing and doing tricks.

Here’s what Camo’s owner, Inga, had to say about him:

Hi! My name is Camo — short for Camouflage — and I am here to give the pit bull breed a better rep, or so my parents like to say! While I enjoy being a good ambassador, my main interests are napping, chasing after squirrels, getting squeakers out of toys and anything food related. I also love joining my humans on long runs and hikes.

My parents got me from a family in Culpeper seven years ago when I was just six weeks old, and introduced me to the Washingtonian life. While Shirlington is my home, I am well known around the National Mall, along the Potomac and on dog-friendly patios. Although some people are initially scared of me, I can usually win them over quickly with my constant smile and tail wag — though I’ve been told my tail is the most dangerous part of me — as I have cleared numerous coffee tables with it. What can I say, they are just the wrong height. When I really want to show off, I perform one of the many tricks I have learned or I brag about my agility experience. Being well behaved really pays off…a treat is usually close by!

So next time you see me trotting along or rolling around a grassy area, please feel free to say hello. Although I’m a pit bull, I don’t bite!

P.S. Shoutout to my doggie entourage: Brutus, Mojo, Szczesny, Rascal and Stanley!

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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