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Arlington Pet of the Week: Basil

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Basil, a 3-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Here is what his owner Mike had to say:

Meet Basil — a sweet 3-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Basil was born in Pennsylvania but now enjoys living in Arlington.

Basil’s favorite thing about Arlington is all the other dogs! He enjoys meeting new friends while grabbing lunch in Shirlington and then heading to the dog park where he can put his natural herding instincts to good use.

When Basil isn’t out making new friends he enjoys staying at home and playing with his older sister Rutabaga. They love to wrestle and take naps. They are especially adept at destroying socks.

Basil is currently training for the American Kennel Club “Canine Good Citizen” test! He knows many tricks but is still working to master “go do the laundry” and “take out the trash.” What he lacks in homemaking skills he more than makes up for in cuddles and kisses.

Basil has brought so much joy to his new family in the first four short weeks that he has been home, and is sure to do the same for years to come.

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.