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Arlington Pet of the Week: Abbie

Meet Abbie, the latest Pet of the Week. This shy Silken Windhound is 26 pounds of cuddles and fun.

Here’s what her mom had to say about Abbie’s life here in Arlington.

This is Abbie, a 10-month-old Silken Windhound living the dream in Arlington with her Greyhound sister, Aimee. Abbie is 26 pounds of cuddles and fun. She loves playing with toys, hunting for sticks and chasing rabbits outside. Her favorite spot in the house is either of the queen-size beds, surrounded by pillows and blankets (and her favorite stuffed dragon, too)!

Abbie loves exploring at Gulf Branch Nature Center, playing with her canine friends and sleeping. We haven’t met any other Silken Windhounds in the Arlington area, which makes Abbie even more special than she already is! Abbie is very shy, but if you see us out on a walk feel free to try to say hello! Also, follow Abbie on Instagram at @abbiethesilken.

Silken Windhounds are a “newer” breed and are not yet AKC recognized. They are, however, UKC recognized as of 2011. The first litter of Silken Windhounds was born in 1985 to Francie Stull in Texas.

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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