Arlington, VA

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Whitney, a 10 year old Golden Retriever who loves napping and swimming.

Here is what Whitney’s owner had to say about her life here in Arlington:

Whitney, a Golden Retriever who just turned ten, loves walks through Clarendon and hikes along the Potomac

Whitney came to Arlington when she was one year old via Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue in West Virginia after her owner became ill, and she’s had an amazing life here. Along with her German Shepherd and black Lab mix housemates, she makes up an awesome variety pack.

She’s slowed down from her early days, when she was unusually athletic for her breed and ran like a greyhound, but still has a very active lifestyle and enjoys a daily swim in the Potomac. She also likes walking through Lyon Village and Clarendon, looking for street pizza, and hanging out on the front porch and casually barking at dogs who have the gall to walk past our house. Like any Golden, she’s proficient at napping plus seeking and giving affection. A friend’s chihuahua who stays with us sometimes totally has the hots for her, so she’s still a looker at ten!

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!

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