This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Ollie, a 3-year-old Pekingese/Shih Tzu mix who enjoys stealing socks and chasing his ballerina hippo.
Here is what his owner, Georgina, had to say:
This is Ollie (short for Oliver), a hairy 3-year-old Pekingese/Shih Tzu mix from Rockville, MD. Ollie is a staple in the Clarendon area, often seen plopped on the busy sidewalks with his arms tucked in. Ollie is an independent three-year-old but loves to cuddle with mom’s friends and family.
Ollie’s favorite locations include James Hunter dog park where he chases the big dogs, is more interested cuddling up with the humans on the benches and drinking water as his leisure; the stores at Market Common where he can smell the treats behind the registers from far away and of course home.
You can find Ollie acting as the Chinese Emperor’s guard dog at home protecting his home, chasing after his ballerina hippo, stealing human’s socks, or sunbathing on the balcony.
His favorite place to hide is under his mom’s bed and favorite hangout spot is the Persian carpet in the living room.
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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