Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Lilly, a 5 year old English yellow lab who loves nothing more than boating on the Potomac.

Here is what her owner says that Lilly wants to tell us about life in Arlington:

My name is Lilly and I’m a five-year-old English yellow lab residing in Ballston with my Mommy and Daddy. I was born on a farm in southern Virginia, but after eight short weeks I moved to a wonderful dog-friendly place called Arlington and have been there ever since. When I’m not barking at people on the trail that walk by my house, I like to curl up on my parents lap since, after all, I am a lap dog. My Mommy is also expecting so I’ve assumed a very important role in the house as protector of the womb. I curl up next to Mom to make sure she and baby are safe, and give kisses every morning to her belly. I can’t wait to welcome this addition to our little wolf pack and even though my parents don’t think so, I’m fairly certain the baby will look just like me.

My Mommy and Daddy love to take me with them places, but the rule is I have to behave, which can be really hard for a rambunctious lab like myself. My favorite thing to do with them is go boating on the Potomac. I have my very own red life vest, though we all know I don’t need it since I’m a lab and all labs love water. The best part of boating is when we go fast on the water and my ears flop back, just take a look at the picture!

Lastly, let’s not forget the main focus of every day for me: food. The ultimate treat for me is a magical food called peanut butter. When my parents utter the words, or even bring out the jar, my eyes get big and I become extra obedient (thank you Woofs! for your training) just to get that spoonful of peanut butter! Since food is such a huge motivator, my parents love taking me around to all the new spots in Ballston that serve dog-friendly treats. It’s no surprise that my favorite treat is a South Block peanut butter puppy smoothie, though a lot of other great spots serve puppy treats, too. I love my neighborhood so much and can’t wait for more dog-friendly places to open in Ballston Quarter!

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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