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Arlington Pet of the Week: Duke

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duke, a black labrador retriever with bags of energy. Here is what his owner, TeChera, had to say about him:

Duke is a 9-week-old puppy who was originally fostered before being adopted from the Wolftrap Animal Rescue in Northern Virginia. Bursting with loads of energy, he is part labrador retriever, part Superman, as he loves to leap and fly across the living room, always accompanied by his trusty knitted blanket. Although my little caped crusader lacks the baby blues of a Christopher Reeve or Henry Cavill, Duke’s large coal colored eyes are my own form of kryptonite — especially when begging for doggie treats!

Duke is a happy little guy who’s thankful for his “new leash on life” (and still chooses to love me despite my bad puppy puns). Thanks to wonderful organizations such as Wolftrap Animal Rescue, Duke was rescued from an overwhelmed animal shelter that would have euthanized him and 50 other puppies, despite his or their cute little faces. To show mommy his eternal gratitude, Duke limits his teething habits to his own toys rather than chomping away on my shoes. Even at 9 weeks, Duke likes to race me home, sprinting with the secret desires to be a Greyhound, but still not quite fast enough to catch his own tail.

I truly love my Duke!

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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