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Arlington Pet of the Week: Charlie

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Charlie, a 9-year-old cockapoo and terrier mix.

Here is what his owner, Mike, had to say about him:

Hi! My name is Charlie. My veterinarian thinks I’m a mix of a Cockapoo and Terrier, but a lot of people mistake me for a Goldendoodle. I was born nine years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, but then, something happened and I wound up in an animal shelter there when I was three. I wish I could tell them what happened, because my mom and dad have always wondered how such a sweet dog could be abandoned with a chain attached to a cable tie around my neck.  When they saw a picture of me on Facebook, they called the shelter and drove down to meet me and take me to my new forever home in Arlington.

I really like living here. I love walks and meeting new furry friends. I especially like the squirrels and bunnies. My mom and dad say we have to add another 15 minutes to our walks in the spring and summer, because I stop, stare and stalk for a very long time when I see one.

My dad is a filmmaker. One day he thought, because I’m so calm and laid back, that I should be in one of his movies. Besides being Chief of Security and barking at the mail and FedEx delivery people, acting is one of my favorite things. Some say I do it for the art, others say it’s for the little cubes of cheese. I’ll never tell. Fyi, keep the cheese coming! Being in the movies is great, except for the pup-arazzi! Sometimes I have to wear my Ray-Ban’s.  You can watch the trailer for our movie that was shot in Arlington online.

I hope to see you and your furry family members around town.

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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