This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Finley, a 5-month-old mixed breed puppy rescued from Mississippi who likes snuggling and digging.
Here is what his owner, Holly, had to say:
This if Finley the Rescue Puppy. He is a rescue from Mississippi, brought to Northern Virginia after the hurricane season by Wolf Trap Animal Rescue out of Vienna, VA. We adopted him on October 21, 2017. He is a mixed breed puppy (currently 5 months) with an ancestry of Boston Terrier, Boxer and other Terrier breeds. Finley was adopted two years after we lost our last dog friend, Riggs, who was 14 when he passed away. It took our family a long time to be emotionally ready for another dog, but once we saw Finley, we knew it was time and that he would be the perfect fit.
In the months that we’ve had him, he as been a joy to our family. He is a snuggler and very trainable. Because of his mixed breed ancestry, he can do a little bit of everything. He, of course, has some of the negative traits of his breeds, such as digging, boxing, and resource aggression, but he has the potential to be an agility star and to guard our family well.
He doesn’t shed, sleeps through the night, and is a great listener. We are looking forward to the warm weather of the Spring and the completion of his vaccinations, so that we can take him to dog parks. Luckily, we have many friends and neighbors who have also gotten puppies, so he has lots of opportunities for socialization. We feel blessed to have found a rescue that fits so perfectly in our family. Many thanks to Wolf Trap Animal Rescue!
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.