Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sam, a mini dachshund in Courthouse who can rock a jacket.

Here’s what his owner, Irene, had to say on his behalf:

Hi, my name is Sam!  I am a mini dachshund and about 5 years old. I found my forever home thanks to the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  I live near Courthouse, and my favorite things are: chasing squirrels and rabbits, watching guard at my house, cuddling under the covers in bed, and playing with my abundance of toys. I also love to climb on the backs of couches to check things out and use chairs to climb on dining tables and finish any dinner scraps!  But trust me, I am not a cat.

Because my fur is so short, my grandma loves to make me jackets to keep me warm in the cooler Arlington months (as seen in the photos).  If you see me walking around in the neighborhood, feel free to stop and say hi!

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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