This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Lilly, a Wheaten terrier who loves playing in the water. Here is what Lilly’s owners had to say about her:
My husband, James, and I always had dogs growing up, so we expected that in the future we would have one of our own. When our name came up on a waiting list for a Wheaten terrier, we made the 5 hour drive to Holly Springs, NC to pick her up.
Her name is Lilly and she is now 8 months old. She lives in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington. We soon realized that even though we had dogs growing up, most of the care had fallen on our parents, so we are learning along with Lily. We learned that she loves her food but has to be carefully watched or she will supplement her diet with cigarette butts she finds outside of Four Courts. We learned that she is a casual walker who likes to stop after a few steps. She can be encouraged with chicken bits to move along. We learned that she is happiest when she is snuggled up against us and we’ve learned that dirty laundry is one of her favorite playthings. She loves the dog park, especially jumping in the pools and the water fountain.
It’s only been 6 months, but we cant imagine a day without her and we will continue to love and learn more about her.
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.