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Arlington Pet of the Week: Bear

Arlington’s newest pet of the week is Bear, a 2.5 year old pitbull mix who loves his full time job.

Here is what Bear’s owner has to say about his life in Arlington:

Bear is a 2 & 1/2 year old Pitbull mix that was adopted from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Originally from Galax Virginia he was transferred up north to to a non kill shelter where his owner subsequently fell in love with and adopted him. Like his father, Bear is a food motivated gentleman who will do anything for a treat. In his spare time he enjoys watching squirrels out the window and taking long naps.

Coming from the animal shelter Bear has worked his way up to corporate ladder with a cushy town house in Old Town. While he resides in Old Town Bear works a 40 hour week at the Ballston BID. His official title is Director of Happiness Operations. His main duties in the office entail greeting everyone at the door, employee stress relief via belly rubs and tricks, and ensuring no food goes to waste. Though Bear is the newest employee his in enthusiasm for the job and the Ballston neighborhood lead to quick promotion within the company.

Bear is big on community outreach, you can often find him going for walks around the neighborhood — make sure you 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 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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