Pet of the Week: Huxley

Today we dub 10-year-old boxer Lab mix Huxley as the Arlington pet of the week.

Here’s how Huxley’s owner Lyndsey described the rescue pup:

We wanted a lazy, friendly dog and that’s just what we got in Huxley.  While his snaggle tooth
can be scary, he is sweet as the day is long.  He weighs around
100lbs, sleeps 20 hours a day and is friendly to everyone he meets,
except the Amazon delivery guy.

Life has changed a lot for Huxley over these 10 years.  Early on he
was an adventurer – swallowing a razor blade as a curious puppy and
battling rattlesnake near Skyline Drive.  Now he is dog-brother to
three wild kids, age five and under.  The responsibility has grayed
his fur, but he maintains a spring in his step while perusing his
hobbies of chasing rabbits in the backyard.  He exhibits great
patience each morning while waiting for our three-year old to
sloooooowly scoop his dog food.  For this, and many more reasons, he
deserves to be Pet of the Week!  We love you Hux!

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.