Arlington Pet of the Week: Gertie

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Gertie, a 3-year-old shih tzu who loves making new friends.

Here’s what owner Amy had to say on Gertie’s behalf:

Hi I’m Gertie, a three year old Shih-Tzu dubbed the “Friendliest Dog on the Block” by my peeps in my South Arlington neighborhood.  I love to get to know any other dog or human alike, and sometimes to the embarrassment or my mom I will jump up to say hi or give some wet kisses if allowed!

In my free time I love to go on rides in the car.  Sometimes I even get to go sit outside William Jeffry’s Tavern or go to Home Depot and sit in the cart!  I also enjoy long walks around Thomas Jefferson Middle School, splashing around in my dog pool, and playing with my toys (especially my rubber chicken).  Most of all I like hanging out with my 2.5 year old human sister.    If you ever see me come up and say hi.  Did I mention I’m the friendliest dog on the block!?

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.