Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week is Carson, a 4-year-old former racing greyhound.

Here’s what Carson’s family had to say about his life in retirement in Arlington:

Carson is a 4-year-old former racing greyhound. He has been loving life in retirement since we adopted him in December. He’s taken some time to come out of his shell, but now he is obsessed with us — so much so we have to work on his separation anxiety!

Many people think greyhounds are full of energy since they are so fast (they can reach up to 45 mph), but greyhounds are very relaxed, low-energy dogs. In fact, Carson’s favorite activity is sleeping, which he does for about 20 hours per day. He recently discovered his humans’ bed, and it’s his new favorite place. While he sleeps, he can often be found “roaching,” a position where he lies on his back with all his legs in the air.

Aside from sleeping (and eating, too, of course), he loves exploring Arlington on long walks, playing fetch, sunbathing, snuggling with his toys and cuddling with his humans. He’s also happy for the warm weather and enjoying time outside without having to wear one of his coats.

If you want to follow along, check out his Instagram at @carsonthegreyt.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.


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