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Arlington Pet of the Week: Jude

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Jude, a half Chihuahua, half Pomeranian, Boxer and Chinese Crested dog.

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

Hi everyone! Meet Jude – he’s a sweet boy who thinks he is half Chihuahua, half human. Originally from Montana, Jude made his way to us in December 2016, when he was just four months old.

He’s now a full time Arlington resident, but enjoys visiting with his grandparents in Bethesda. An adventure is already in the works to go back to Montana to visit with his original human – Jude might be the best traveled dog in Arlington!

Jude’s ideal day is sitting in his human’s lap while he eats a cheese bone. He takes multiple walks around the courtyard each day – he loves to people watch and chase the birds. Don’t let his cute face fool you – he’s very picky about who he lets into her inner circle. But once you’re in, you’re in for good.

If you’re trying to win over Jude’s heart, the best way is to hold him and give him belly rubs. Once you’re a part of his clan, he’ll sit on your lap and snuggle up to you for countless hours each day.

Some of Jude’s other favorite pastimes include taking car rides, playing with his sushi plush toy, rooting for the Capitals and strutting down the Arlington sidewalk like it’s a runway. He frequents the Clarendon dog park, but prefers to watch the bigger dogs play while he observes from the comfort of his human’s lap.

Jude has made it very clear that it is absolutely out of the question for him to sleep anywhere other than in bed with his humans. As soon as the lights go off, Jude squirms his way under the covers and to the foot of the bed. By the time the sun rises, his head is resting on his human’s pillow, with half his body still under the covers. We’re quickly learning that this is Jude’s world, and we’re just living in it.

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 of 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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