Arlington, VA

This week’s Pet of the Week is Abby, a 5 year old Lhasa Apso.

Here’s what Abby has to say about her life here in Arlington:

Hello, my name is Abby and I am a 5 year old Lhasa Apso! My human dad says I am the best dog ever and spoils me with endless cuddles, treats, toys and most importantly, a forever home.

Life wasn’t always easy for me though. When I was 2 years old, my original owners dropped me off at a shelter because they could no longer afford to take care of my grooming needs and skin conditions (I’m allergic to just about everything!). When my human dad found me, I was a tiny ball of matted fur, bald spots and severely inflamed skin.

I was very scared and didn’t understand the changes happening in my life, but my human dad rescued me from the shelter and has given me unconditional love and care ever since! After a few months of special shampoos, regular grooming visits, and a hydrolyzed protein diet, my fur was shiny and soft again and my skin was in great condition! I love my human dad, he’s my best friend and we’re very lucky to be in each other’s lives.

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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