This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Maggie, a deaf English Springer Spaniel living in Ballston.
Here’s what her owner, Blake, had to say:
Maggie is a 5-month old English Springer Spaniel. We welcomed her into our lives when we adopted her from a North Carolina rescue agency. Maggie is completely deaf. She had been bred as part of a litter for bird hunting. Upon learning of her disability, the breeder no longer required her services and passed her along to the agency.
Maggie is very sweet and eager to learn. She’s already able to receive and understand multiple hand signals such as sit, paw, lay down, here, etc. She’s full of energy! It’s not uncommon to see her “springing” all over Ballston sidewalks as she chases fall leaves. Her favorite activities are hallway sprints with tennis balls in the apartment and snuggling on the couch. On the occasional weekend, Maggie travels north to PA where she plays with 3-4 of her best dog friends and runs frantically around backyards.
We’re grateful to have Maggie as part of our lives! She loves people so if you see her around town, feel free to 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.