Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Gordon, an 8-year-old toy Yorkshire Terrier who loves chasing his ball and barking at squirrels.

Here is what his owner, Marissa, had to say:

Hi! My name is Gordon – I’m a toy Yorkie and Arlington’s newest resident. I just moved from Sterling to Waverly Hills with my parents, and I’m excited to meet all my new two- and four-pawed neighbors.

While I might look like a puppy, I’m actually 8 years old! I like to think the many hours I spend chasing my ball have contributed to my puppish charm.

Besides playing, I love napping on the couch, barking at squirrels and getting my belly rubbed. I also like hanging out in the kitchen, because if I stare at my mom long enough she usually drops something.

I can’t wait for warm weather so I can take walks down to Ballston. If you see me, come say hi! I love the attention!

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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