This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sesame, a social pup who loves people and dogs alike. Here is what his owner, Bethany had to say about him:
Sesame is a half Dachshund, half Pomeranian who lives in Arlington, VA.
You may have seen Sesame around the Penrose neighborhood — where many refer to him as “The Mayor of Penrose” because of his vicarious nature, ubiquitous presence and quickness to roll on his back for belly rubs and get love from other dogs. His mom calls him the dog whisperer, as dogs fall in love with him the moment they meet. Other owners will stand in amazement, saying their dog is normally unfriendly with or scared of other dogs. One of his favorite things to do is sit outside on William Jeffrey’s patio and people watch, hoping they will stop and say hello (he’s a bit of a ham!).
For such a small guy, Sesame has no fear when it comes to other dogs — running to them with vigor. The bigger the dog, the more Sesame wants to play! He often gets on his hind legs to be able to reach up and give them kisses.
The only time Sesame is afraid is when his mom leaves him — so she’s nicknamed him “Sesame Chicken”. Otherwise he loves to visit dog parks and being the fastest runner there — often starting a large running train with several dogs following! Other dog parents love seeing Sesame because they know their dogs will be worn out by the time they leave.
Lastly, Sesame currently has 3 girlfriends, including a puppy in his building, a full grown Golden Doodle and a mixed breed who looks to him to lead her around the dog park.
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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