Arlington Pet of the Week: Coco

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Coco, a 12 year old Bichon-Poodle mix who loves to nap.

Here’s what her owner, Janet, said Coco had to say:

My name is Coco and I live in Lyon Village.  I am a 12 year old Bichon-Poodle mix and came to live with my family when I was a puppy.  I had a lot of energy when I was little, but now I really like to nap – on the floor, on the couch, in my bed. Well, really I like to nap anywhere!  The one thing that wakes me up is when a friend walks by.  I run to the front door so that my mom will let me out to say hello.  Sometimes I like to sit on the front sidewalk so I can greet my doggie friends on their walks. My mom says I am part cat because I like to lay in the sun.

Although I enjoy walks around the neighborhood, my favorite places are hiking trails.  I might look like a princess, but I love nothing more than to run in the woods and get really dirty.  For shorter walks, my favorite place is Fort CF Smith.  When I am feeling my age, this short loop is perfect for me.  I have always loved toys, especially the squeaky ones.  I still like to play fetch and tug of war every day!  Afterwards, you guessed it – time for a nap!

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.