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by ARLnow.com — June 21, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

This week’s pet of the week is Charlie, a dog who was so excited at the prospect of being Pet of the Week, he decided to write his own biography.

Here is what Charlie had to say about life in Arlington:

Hi Arlington!

My name is Charlie and I’m almost 2 years old. My mommee adopted me in November 2016 from the Vieques Humane Society. Since my adoption, I have really embraced Arlington life! My mommee was worried I would be cold when I first got here, so she went a little overboard and bought me seven or eight sweaters to keep me warm. I don’t really care too much about the sweaters.

My favorite thing is my stuffed lizard that my nana got me. One of my favorite games is when someone throws the lizard into the living room and I jump off the bed and go get him. I bring him with me everywhere and my mommee thinks it’s the silliest thing because he’s almost as big as me!

Speaking of, I’m a mix of unknown descent, but my mommee and nana say that I’m a “Boxhund” because I look like a mix between a Boxer and a Dachshund. I guess that’s good because I’m only 23 pounds or, “apartment size.” Mommee says I have a “bum wheel” because when I was little I got hurt in Puerto Rico and my left hind leg healed badly, so I just don’t use it. It doesn’t bother me though, I’m just as hyper and happy as I can be!

Mommee says I fake the discomfort because when I see a squirrel I dig down with all four legs – but what does she know anyway? I have lots of nicknames too: Squish, Bubbies, Little Metronome, Charleston Chew, Chargon and Young Charles (YC). I like Chargon best because I like to think I’m tough like the dragon babies from Game of Thrones.

Mommee and I go to the dog park all the time. Have you been? It’s so fun there! I like to visit with all the dogs, but the big ones are my favorite. I’m not scared at all (except when there are lots of big dogs who all want to play at once – then I ask my mommee to pick me up).

Sometimes, we go down to the river and check out the rocks. I like to rub my face on them. Mommee just laughs at me, but I like the way they scratch my cheek. I’m too scared to go in the water right now but mommee says that when we go to Vermont in the summer, she’ll get me a life jacket and teach me how to swim in the lake!

I’m a good boy most of the time but when I get anxious sometimes I take it out on mommee’s stuff. A couple of months ago, mommee went to the grocery store and while she was gone, I ate her bedroom door. She wasn’t too mad though since I was just little and I scared. She got me a nice crate and put a really comfortable bed in it with all my toys and treats!

Sometimes I try to tear the bed but mommee always sews it back together for me. I love everyone though, so if I see you when I’m walking with my mommee I’ll always come up and say hi!

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — June 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Zoey and Rue, two mixed rescues who enjoy picking up litter and causing mischief together.

Here is what their owner, Amy, had to say about them:

Meet Zoey and Rue. First came nine month old Zoey, who we adopted through Lost Dog & Cat Rescue. Zoey is a sweet mix who befriends every dog and human she comes across. It’s her personal mission to keep Potomac Yards free of trash (especially water bottles). She insists on picking up and carrying home any litter she comes across

With Zoey’s urging, we decided she needed a sister. We began attending various adoption events to find the right match when Zoey met Rue, a ten week old rescue through Operation Paws for Homes. Now a family of four, Zoey’s helping Rue to learn the ropes including how to sit on the back of the couch (which will get interesting for us as Rue grows to around 60 lbs), that all rawhide belongs to Zoey (which will get interesting for Zoey as Rue quickly outweighs her), and that the funnest way to cool your paws is by standing directly in your water dish.

Both girls are looking forward to spending the summer together and taking on new adventures. Their next stop is camping at Assateague Island, for where they’re already plotting how to befriend a horse and sneak him home.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — June 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Noodle, a dog that emmigrated all the way from Korea.

Here is what her owner, Sunnie, had to say about her:

Noodle is probably Arlington’s most well-traveled pup!

We picked Noodle up from Dulles airport when she was just 6 months old after a 16 hour flight from Korea. Noodle was rescued by an amazing group called Hope for Donghae Paws. The group rescues dogs from rural Korea, many of whom come from the meat trade market, abusive situations and overall neglect.

Noodle has come a long way since her dog travel days and has warmed up to living in the States quickly!

Noodle loves her dog friends above all else; you can find her romping around the backyard of Potomac Towers with her friends, getting covered in sand at the Clarendon Dog Park or kickin’ at doggy daycare.

In addition, she enjoys loungin’ on the couch, throwing socks around, sleeping like a human and overall just being a happy pup! She also recently played a critical role in asking her mom to marry her dad! Although she looks mildly upset, we think she was just exhausted from keeping the secret for so long!

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — May 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Charlie, a 9-year-old cockapoo and terrier mix.

Here is what his owner, Mike, had to say about him:

Hi! My name is Charlie. My veterinarian thinks I’m a mix of a Cockapoo and Terrier, but a lot of people mistake me for a Goldendoodle. I was born nine years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, but then, something happened and I wound up in an animal shelter there when I was three. I wish I could tell them what happened, because my mom and dad have always wondered how such a sweet dog could be abandoned with a chain attached to a cable tie around my neck.  When they saw a picture of me on Facebook, they called the shelter and drove down to meet me and take me to my new forever home in Arlington.

I really like living here. I love walks and meeting new furry friends. I especially like the squirrels and bunnies. My mom and dad say we have to add another 15 minutes to our walks in the spring and summer, because I stop, stare and stalk for a very long time when I see one.

My dad is a filmmaker. One day he thought, because I’m so calm and laid back, that I should be in one of his movies. Besides being Chief of Security and barking at the mail and FedEx delivery people, acting is one of my favorite things. Some say I do it for the art, others say it’s for the little cubes of cheese. I’ll never tell. Fyi, keep the cheese coming! Being in the movies is great, except for the pup-arazzi! Sometimes I have to wear my Ray-Ban’s.  You can watch the trailer for our movie that was shot in Arlington online.

I hope to see you and your furry family members around town.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — May 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Beowulf and Grendel, two bulldogs who enjoy playing together.

Here is what their owner, Matthew, had to say about them:

Beowulf and his brother from a different mother, Grendel are English Bulldogs aged 7 years and 9 months, respectively. Despite what their names suggest, they are not Anglo-Saxon epic enemies and enjoy playing, wrestling and lounging in the sun together. They are as loving and loyal to one another as they are to their human family. In fact, Beowulf likely owes his life to his younger brother.

As you might be able to tell from his picture, Beowulf suffers from a non-contagious skin condition called Calcinosis Cutis, caused by heavy doses of prednisone previously taken to combat a life-threatening autoimmune disease, IMHA that attacks his red blood cells.

Beowulf’s resulting anemia required multiple blood transfusions and additional medications to save his life. Despite these medications and medical interventions, Beowulf’s condition never truly stabilized. That all changed when we brought his baby brother, Grendel home.

Grendel’s puppy energy, curiosity and mischievousness was contagious and Beowulf’s condition not only stabilized, he has regained his former energy and vitality. Beowulf has wholeheartedly taken on his responsibility as a big brother and does his best to teach Grendel the social pecking order (which he thinks goes him, Robin, Matt, then Grendel) and what should and should not be chewed into little pieces.

As our teeth marked sofa, carpet and shoes can attest, Grendel still has a lot of learning to do. All that really matters is that Beowulf and Grendel love each other as much as they love their human family and we love them too.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — May 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Tim Riggins, a long-haired and talkative cat.

Here is what his owner, Haley, had to say about him:

Tim Riggins is a handsome long-haired cat who loves eating treats, hiding in small dark places, collecting hair ties, and watching squirrels from the window. He was adopted a year and a half ago from the Arlington Animal Welfare League when we were in the middle of a Friday Night Lights marathon.

Like his namesake from the show, Tim is a laid-back bad boy with a heart of gold. Soon after his adoption, he managed to jump out of a second floor window and live in the woods for a couple days! Luckily someone saw our missing cat flyer and called at midnight to inform us Tim was lounging by the community pool. After an hour long chase through the woods, we finally got him back and he’s been living the good life ever since!

Tim is a very talkative cat. He’s always making chirping noises as he walks around the house and will chirp back at you if you call his name. He doesn’t like to cuddle often, but he will follow us around to whatever room we’re in and hang out. And if someone is using the sink, Tim likes to stick his head under the running water. His other favorite water game is dipping his paws into unattended glasses of water when he thinks we aren’t looking.

Other than that, Tim loves lounging on his favorite couch cushion and grooming his beautiful gray fur. He is the best cat we have ever met and the most low maintenance! We really lucked out with Tim; he was the very first cat we met at the shelter and we knew right away we needed to bring him home.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duke, a black labrador retriever with bags of energy. Here is what his owner, TeChera, had to say about him:

Duke is a 9-week-old puppy who was originally fostered before being adopted from the Wolftrap Animal Rescue in Northern Virginia. Bursting with loads of energy, he is part labrador retriever, part Superman, as he loves to leap and fly across the living room, always accompanied by his trusty knitted blanket. Although my little caped crusader lacks the baby blues of a Christopher Reeve or Henry Cavill, Duke’s large coal colored eyes are my own form of kryptonite — especially when begging for doggie treats!

Duke is a happy little guy who’s thankful for his “new leash on life” (and still chooses to love me despite my bad puppy puns). Thanks to wonderful organizations such as Wolftrap Animal Rescue, Duke was rescued from an overwhelmed animal shelter that would have euthanized him and 50 other puppies, despite his or their cute little faces. To show mommy his eternal gratitude, Duke limits his teething habits to his own toys rather than chomping away on my shoes. Even at 9 weeks, Duke likes to race me home, sprinting with the secret desires to be a Greyhound, but still not quite fast enough to catch his own tail.

I truly love my Duke!

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — May 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Conner, a playful black cat who loves hunting for fake mice. Here is what his owner, Len, had to say about him:

Conner is a 5-year-old domestic cat weighing about 10 pounds. I adopted him and his sister Cali when they were 10 weeks. Conner is an all-black male with a small patch of white on his chest (he looks like a black bear cub!). As a young kitten, he grew up in a home with 7 cats. He became aggressive at an early age, pouncing on the tails of much larger cats because it was fun and really irritated them. He is a long-haired cat so I groom him often to keep down the development of hairballs.

Conner is entertaining to watch and is sometimes aloof. He derives great pleasure from going into the smallest spaces possible where he knows he’s not supposed to be. He is an instinctive hunter but because he’s kept indoors, I often bring out fake mice and other toys for him to chase which gives him satisfaction that he is protecting Arlington from vermin. Once his hunting instincts kick in, I sit back and let him entertain me while he jumps in the air and plays with any movable object on the floor. Despite his curious nature and hunting instincts, he is the sweetest cat I have ever been around. He never bites or claws at me and he purrs loudly and often.

Despite being a black cat, Conner is very photogenic as his expression changes greatly from picture to picture. His favorite activities are sneaking up and chasing his sister Cali, staring and meowing at walls, pawing at sliding closet doors until they open (this can be annoying), hiding and timing his leap and exit when I open the front door, diving under throw rugs and hiding, and randomly running around and bucking like a yearling thoroughbred.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Stella, a little dog full of love. Here is what he owner, Ruth, had to say about her:

Stella was adopted from Homeward Trails in Arlington, VA. She was supposed to stay for the weekend, while her foster mom was away. But this 7 pound ball of black fluff found a permanent place at the table within 5 minutes. No one knows the complete story of the then 10-year-old toy poodle, but it was clear she wanted to be loved. 24/7 loved. On your lap all the time loved. In your arms held like a baby loved. Sleeping under your neck at night loved. It was easy to give it to her and I never looked back. My kids joke that she took the pressure off of them to give me grandchildren yet. (If they are reading this — NOT TRUE!) But, she is my current baby and for that I am grateful.

Stella is happiest in my arms, and I forget sometimes she is a dog, and rock her while I stand, to the amusement of others on the elevator! But that’s okay, we find our way out and about together because that makes us happy. I am hopefully making up for some possible rough years she experienced before she came to me — she has no teeth left and other signs that her life wasn’t one big bowl of puppy chow.

She is known for her incredible bouncing and dancing when she wants to be picked up, her pokey way outside just doing the bare minimum so she can return inside, her love for peanut butter and for making my life much more delightful these past 5 years. We are two mature ladies aging  up with a sense of humor — and loving every minute of it. We say grey is the new blonde, and softer bellies are so much more comfortable!

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — April 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Harper, a Redskins and Nationals fan who loves Shirlington. Here is what her owner, Jamie, had to say about her:

Harper is a 2.5 year old toy poodle. My husband and I got her last Christmas and she turned out to be the only gift that mattered. Every day since she has brightened our lives and those around us with her playful and sweet nature. She has a lot of energy and is always eager to play fetch, go for a swim, take a romp in the snow or play with other dogs. However, when she’s ready to settle down, she enjoys belly rubs and snuggles.

She is definitely a dog of the community. As a big DC sports fan, she tolerates wearing Redskins and Nats jerseys on game days. On nice days, she loves to walk around the Shirlington Village (so many other dogs and kids for her entertainment!). She also loves trips to the dog park and though she may be small, she runs circles around the other dogs there. We’re so glad we “rescued” her from Maryland and made her a Virginian. Harper is loving life in Arlington (and so are her parents!).

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — April 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Shiro, a cat who loves playing fetch. This is what her owner, Carletta, had to say about her:

Shiro was adopted from the amazing Homeward Trails Rescue organization just over two years ago. Originally we thought we were maybe just going to foster her but after two days we knew that there was no way possible we were giving her away!

She is impossibly sweet, loves to play fetch and will chase a laser light until your arm is about to fall off. She also is a big fan of sleeping under blankets and love, love, loves to rip up paper! I know that you can’t compare pets to people but she’s my baby and I’m a better human being because she came into my life. She is calming, funny and everything I didn’t know I needed in a pet until we got her.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — April 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sesame, a social pup who loves people and dogs alike. Here is what his owner, Bethany had to say about him:

Sesame is a half Dachshund, half Pomeranian who lives in Arlington, VA.

You may have seen Sesame around the Penrose neighborhood — where many refer to him as “The Mayor of Penrose” because of his vicarious nature, ubiquitous presence and quickness to roll on his back for belly rubs and get love from other dogs. His mom calls him the dog whisperer, as dogs fall in love with him the moment they meet. Other owners will stand in amazement, saying their dog is normally unfriendly with or scared of other dogs. One of his favorite things to do is sit outside on William Jeffrey’s patio and people watch, hoping they will stop and say hello (he’s a bit of a ham!).

For such a small guy, Sesame has no fear when it comes to other dogs — running to them with vigor. The bigger the dog, the more Sesame wants to play! He often gets on his hind legs to be able to reach up and give them kisses.

The only time Sesame is afraid is when his mom leaves him — so she’s nicknamed him “Sesame Chicken”. Otherwise he loves to visit dog parks and being the fastest runner there — often starting a large running train with several dogs following! Other dog parents love seeing Sesame because they know their dogs will be worn out by the time they leave.

Lastly, Sesame currently has 3 girlfriends, including a puppy in his building, a full grown Golden Doodle and a mixed breed who looks to him to lead her around the dog park.

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — March 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Tanner, a golden retriever/cavalier King Charles mix with a huge heart. Here is what his owner, Tania, had to say about him:

I am writing to brag about my adorable little pup, Tanner! Anyone who knows me well knows that I could talk about this boy for hours. Tanner is the first dog I have ever had, and he has been the biggest joy. I had always begged my parents for one growing up, and when I lost my father very unexpectedly on Christmas Eve 2014, I couldn’t think of a better way to help me overcome the indescribable pain. He’s been a shoulder to cry on, partner in crime and best buddy. He has extremely fluffy ears, he is ALWAYS smiling and always smells like oranges. I think it’s funny how dogs can’t understand you, can’t speak, sniff you, make weird faces, lick/bite you but become the very best friends you will ever have (think about that with humans). Can’t imagine my life without this little guy.

Tanner is a golden retriever/cavalier king Charles spaniel mix, so I wasn’t really sure how he was going to look or how big he would become! He will be two on March 4, and weighs about 30 pounds, still small enough to where I can pick him up when I want to force him to cuddle 🙂

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — March 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Honey, a Rhodesian Ridgeback who loves March Madness.

Here is what Honey told us, through owner, Satya:

Hi ArlNow readers! My name is Honey – my person gave me that name after meeting me at Homeward Trails on a “just looking” visit (I won him over right away). The name describes both my coat and personality!

I’m a one-year-old living in the Cherrydale neighborhood. The shelter called me a Rhodesian Ridgeback, but we think I’m part Beagle, maybe with some Pointer in there too. Either way, I’m ALL NOSE and love to root out anything around the house that smells like my person.

Other than visits to the office on weekdays and the dog park on weekends, lately we’ve been spending time rooting on our favorite Arizona Wildcats in the NCAA tournament – you can see I love rocking my favorite team’s hoodie.

My dad also says I’m a great example of the many wonderful shelter animals available. It’s something he’s very passionate about (he even worked on a documentary about it).

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 six 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.

by ARLnow.com — March 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Mandrake, an active dog who also loves to snuggle. Here is what Caren, Mandrake’s owner, has to say about him:

Mandrake is a 3-year-old goofy Coon mix who loves to run, jump, chase his tail, go on hikes, bark at nothing and then snuggle with his humans on their laps. He is an alum of Woof’s Training, but he doesn’t always put his degree to use…

Mandrake was born to a teen mom who was rescued from a kill shelter in North Carolina. His dad, alas, was never in the picture, so mom was fostered with her newborn 9 puppies here in North Arlington. When the puppies were ready, they were put up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. But not as fast as Mandrake fell into our arms!

Mandrake’s morning routine involves a morning hike with lots of treats to keep him focused, then coming home to unmake the bed and sleep until his next episode!

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 six 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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