Arlington Pet of the Week: Theodore Ruffsevelt

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is the historically named Theodore Ruffsevelt, a 2-year-old survivor of Hurricane Irma living in Clarendon.

Here’s what his owner, Patrick, had to say:

“Scream loudly, and carry all of the sticks”- Theodore Ruffsevelt

Meet Theodore Ruffsevelt, Theo to his friends. Theodore is a 2 and a half year old Plott Hound/Dutch Shepherd/President mix. Theo was abandoned by his family in Florida in the face of Hurricane Irma. Although his story began sadly, Theo rebounded from this tragedy (much like his namesake) and has blossomed into the handsome young man you see here today.

Theo’s hobbies include being the resident 50 lb lapdog of his home, invading the personal space of anyone on any piece of furniture, pursuing rabbits through the streets of Clarendon (but utterly ignoring squirrels), playing with his best friends Jaxon, Moxie, and Sampson at the dog park, and playing fetch with his favorite light up squeaky toy.

Theo, much to his dismay, is still searching for love. His heart belongs to Rosie of Arlington, but her love only comes in the chill winter months and occasional cooler summer mornings. Much like his namesake, he very much enjoys composing lengthy letters of love to her and delivers them passionately in person… unfortunately his vocabulary is limited to a few choice howls of heartbreak and awooooos of adoration… She is often unreceptive. Rosie if you read this Theo says, “AAAWOOOOOOOOO”, your guess is as good as mine as to the meaning.

If you see Theo around town, don’t mind his aloof nature, he loves attention but is too stubborn to admit it.

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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