Arlington, VA

Meet Layla, a 2 year old black goldendoodle that lives in Rosslyn and is this week’s Pet of the Week.

Here is what Layla wanted to tell us about her life here in Arlington:

My name is Layla, and I am a [not so golden] black goldendoodle living in Rosslyn! I have only been roaming this earth for two years, but my mom has taken me on all of her adventures from Amman, Jordan to Arlington, Virginia. In Jordan, I assisted my mom in organizing English classes and after school sports programs for Syrian refugee girls. When duty called, it was my honor to interact with the students and be a calming and therapeutic presence. After a year and a half, I moved to Arlington to help my mom with her international security degree at the Schar School of Policy and Government.

Living in such a dog friendly city makes it easy for my mom to bring me everywhere. Barley Mac is my favorite restaurant, and when my mom and I walk by, I am always ready to walk onto the patio for a quick bite to eat. While taking our walks around Rosslyn, we cover the US Marine Corps War Memorial, Dark Star Park, and many people who smile as I pass by. Finding my place in the United States has been easy in Arlington where I feel so welcomed every day!

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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