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Arlington Pet of the Week: Roux

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Roux.

Here’s what Roux has to say about having a new home here in Arlington:

There was a horrible flood in spring of 2017 in my hometown of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, and someone found me in the floodwater as a kitten. I was taken to the pound and was about to be put down when my forever family found me and took me home with them to Arlington, VA. 

They didn’t know at the time that I would try to impress them with my fluffy bottlebrush tail, nightly jailbreaks into the apartment building hallway, munching on the houseplants, and constant purrs and snuggles. I even like to show off my parkour skills and try to open the apartment door by jumping on it! I also enjoy chasing fake rats around the house in my cat castle and bothering my brother and sister as they try to nap on the couch. 

My family named me Roux as an homage to my Louisiana roots, but my aunt would often ask if I was being a “muffin” (sweet) or a “puffin” (feisty) on any given day. So most who meet me today call me Puffin!

Keep up with me on instagram by following @MuffinOrPuffin!

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 eight 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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