Arlington, VA

(Updated 08/04/19) This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rex, a rescue pup who was picked even though his owner came for a different dog.

Owner Lindsay said she “got one look at this handsome face” and couldn’t resist bringing him home instead. Interestingly enough, she told ARLnow that there was another couple who originally intended to adopt Rex — and they ended up adopting the dog Lindsay originally planned to take.

This is what Lindsay says Rex thinks of his new life in Arlington:

I consider myself the King of Arlington, but DEFINITELY my castle. I allow my mom to live with me as long as she feeds me, bathes me, gives me belly rubs, fluffs my bed, allows me to have ample play time at the park with my dog pals, and TREATS. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for. Do you?

I love taking epic pictures and epic naps. I’m excellent at posing as you can see. I love meeting new people and making new friends. In fact, I escaped Grandpa’s yard the other day chasing a squirrel and went on an adventure through the streets of Arlington. I even made a friend who took me on a ride around town until I could be returned. If you see me walking around — come 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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