Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bandit, a social pup from South Carolina who celebrated his second birthday last month.

Here’s what Bandit’s owners, Melissa and Sam, had to say on his behalf:

Hi, my name is Bandit and I steal hearts! I’m an mutt from South Carolina who came to Virginia because I heard it’s for lovers. I love every person and dog I meet. I’m enthusiastic and wag my tail a lot. If you see me, I like to be pet, and everyone who pets me notices how remarkably soft my fur is. It is quite nice if I do say so myself!

On the weekend I like to go to local dog parks and on hikes. I hope to meet all of the puppers of Arlington one day. Perhaps I’ll see you and we can play. But, please don’t splash any water on me — I am decidedly not a water dog and think water dogs are crazy!

When I want something, I will sit quietly and look up at you making my signature I’m a good boy who needs a treat face. I am a rescue adopted from Operation Paws for Homes… This year I got an early birthday present — a sister from the same rescue organization, who is just as energetic and social as me. I’m living a great life and it’s great to have a friend always by my side.

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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