Say hello to Lollie, a gorgeous Golden Retriever and the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week. This fluffy girl loves meeting new people and is looking to settle down.
Lollie recently arrived here from one of our rescue partners in West Virginia, and seems to have already settled into city life. She’s a friendly girl who enjoys playing with other dogs and getting gentle pets from people. If you’re lucky, she might even roll over for a belly rub! Lollie also loves playing with other dogs.
While Lollie enjoys meeting new people and is very affectionate, she is not what people tend to think of as a ‘typical’ Golden Retriever who loves any and all interactions with people. She can be nervous and uncomfortable with some people, especially those that don’t pay attention to her body language or respect her personal space.
At the shelter, we practice something called “Consent to Pet” with Lollie (and all of our dogs and cats). When Lollie approaches us for pets, we pet her chest for 2-3 seconds, then stop. If she moves towards us or nudges us with her nose, that’s a signal that she wants more pets. If she moves away or shows other signs of discomfort, we stop petting. Lollie’s signs of discomfort can be very subtle — turning her head away, tension in her face, slight ‘freezes’, lip licks, etc.
It’s important for anyone interacting with her to pay attention to these signs so that you can give her space when she is asking for it. It is very important that her new family, friends, or visitors also use this technique so that Lollie has a choice in her interactions with people and feels more confident.
Because of Lollie’s need for gentle interactions and a calm household, she is looking for an adult-only home, with a family who is comfortable giving her space when she asks for it and encouraging others to do the same.
Is Lollie the furry companion for you? Check out her complete profile to learn more and schedule a time to meet!
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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(This Community Post was written by Embracing Arlington Arts.)
Yes, live performances at theaters have begun again. Good news for patrons, good news for actors and crews, and good news for the industry overall, right? Well, yes and no as COVID is proving to be a powerful enemy. “The show must go on” is still the mantra — unless a cast or crew member tests positive. Then the curtain must fall for about a week — incurring huge financial losses for theaters, including paying the contracted professionals and refunding ticketholders. Production costs also now include purchasing testing equipment which can run into tens of thousands of dollars each month for larger theaters.
How can we help them continue to keep their doors open?
Go see a show and urge others to do the same! Word of mouth is the best means of filling theater seats!
Do you have personal documents that you need shredded? Join the Arlington Arts Center on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for our very own Community Shred Day with Paper Artist Demonstrations!
Bring a box or two of your unwanted papers and sensitive documents to dispose of on the TrueShred truck in the parking lot and watch paper artists from Pyramid Atlantic demonstrate paper-making.
$10 suggested donation for shredding (credit cards accepted). Donations will support the Arlington Arts Center’s mission to connect the community with contemporary art and artists.
Also, Saturday is the LAST DAY of our spring exhibitions! Make sure to visit inside and check out the galleries!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act; learn about efforts to keep the Potomac River clean and safe!
The Potomac River has come a long way from being described as a “national disgrace” by President Lyndon B. Johnson.