44°Rain

Arlington Pet of the Week: Maggie

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Maggie, a deaf English Springer Spaniel living in Ballston.

Here’s what her owner, Blake, had to say:

Maggie is a 5-month old English Springer Spaniel. We welcomed her into our lives when we adopted her from a North Carolina rescue agency. Maggie is completely deaf. She had been bred as part of a litter for bird hunting. Upon learning of her disability, the breeder no longer required her services and passed her along to the agency.

Maggie is very sweet and eager to learn. She’s already able to receive and understand multiple hand signals such as sit, paw, lay down, here, etc. She’s full of energy! It’s not uncommon to see her “springing” all over Ballston sidewalks as she chases fall leaves. Her favorite activities are hallway sprints with tennis balls in the apartment and snuggling on the couch. On the occasional weekend, Maggie travels north to PA where she plays with 3-4 of her best dog friends and runs frantically around backyards.

We’re grateful to have Maggie as part of our lives! She loves people so if you see her around town, feel free to 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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Gertie

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Gertie, a 3-year-old shih tzu who loves making new friends.

Here’s what owner Amy had to say on Gertie’s behalf:

Hi I’m Gertie, a three year old Shih-Tzu dubbed the “Friendliest Dog on the Block” by my peeps in my South Arlington neighborhood.  I love to get to know any other dog or human alike, and sometimes to the embarrassment or my mom I will jump up to say hi or give some wet kisses if allowed!

In my free time I love to go on rides in the car.  Sometimes I even get to go sit outside William Jeffry’s Tavern or go to Home Depot and sit in the cart!  I also enjoy long walks around Thomas Jefferson Middle School, splashing around in my dog pool, and playing with my toys (especially my rubber chicken).  Most of all I like hanging out with my 2.5 year old human sister.    If you ever see me come up and say hi.  Did I mention I’m the friendliest dog on the block!?

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Wiggles

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Wiggles, a three-year-old Siberian cat named for her balance challenges.

Here’s what her owner, Katherine, had to say:

Wiggles is our three year old Siberian cat.  We adopted her in 2016 from a rescue in Annapolis, MD.  Little did we know, she is well traveled but has been through a lot!  Wiggles was born with mild cerebellar hypoplasia. She has difficulties with balance and wiggles her body when she walks (hence the name). When she gets excited, her head tremors and she can’t jump very high (but she tries her best!).  Wiggles was born oversees by a breeder who threw her out of a car because no one would buy her due to her health condition.  However, a cat rescue worker found her and nursed her back to health!  A flight attendant who is connected with the rescue brought her oversees to the United States to be adopted which is when we met Wiggles!

Wiggles now leads a happy life watching birds and lounging around the house.  She is very spoiled by her parents and loves trying all kinds of new cat food.  She unfortunately has a grumpy face when taking pictures but is the sweetest cat in the world!  We are so happy she is in our lives!  Adopt, don’t shop!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Bella

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bella, a schnoodle puppy in Ballston.

Here’s what her owner, Robin, had to say on her behalf:

Hello Arlington, I am Bella Perrella! I’ve been a Ballston resident just about 2 months now. I recently turned 4 months old and am a whopping 6 pounds which is mainly my fur.

Although I look like a Golden Doodle, I am a Schnoodle (50% miniature schnauzer and 50% toy poodle) and am 100% fluff. When I am full grown I should be about 10 pounds! I live in the middle of Ballston so you may have seen me hanging out in my favorite spot, the Rustico Beer Garden and on Thursday’s I love when my mom takes me to the Ballston’s Farmers Market. My favorite hobbies include playing with leaves, walking to Clarendon to go to North Side Social, and attending all of the Yappy Hours offered in Arlington. On the weekends, I enjoy going on hikes, I just discovered Theodore Roosevelt Island, it is the perfect distance for my little legs. I also enjoy when my mom and dad take me to all the wineries throughout Virginia.

If you see me hopping around Arlington feel free to come say hello. I love all the extra belly rubs I can get!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Oliver

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Oliver, a 10-year-old bulldog with a face that breaks hearts.

Here’s what his owner, Justin, had to say about him:

This is Oliver but his friends call him Gus. He’s a 10 yr old American Bulldog, weighing in at 110lbs now, but he came to us as a puppy from Arizona. This breed’s agility, intelligence, and loyalty made them very helpful for handling cattle. Their strong jaws and muscular build was perfect for hunting wild pigs in American south where they had no natural predators. But by the end of World War II, the American Bulldog was almost extinct until a few breeders scoured the south for specimens to revive the breed. Today, the American Bulldog is in no danger of extinction and is mostly a family-friendly companion.

Oliver is a perfect gentleman who watches the neighborhood closely and when we have a visitor he lets us know with a few barks. But, that usually wears him out and he heads back to his bed for a siesta. At the dinner table he is very well behaved and never begs, but he does watch intently and after a while his sad face makes it impossible to not give him at least one little table treat. During the dog days of summer he especially loves watermelon, and he can eat it right out of your hand so gently you would think he was a puppy.Everyone in the neighborhood knows and loves him and he enjoys playing with kids and other dogs.

Ollie enjoys resting just about anywhere. He is a gentle giant who loves to snuggle close and his soothing snores help humans fall asleep like listening to the sounds of the ocean. But, it could also means he needs a CPAP machine for dogs.  At the end of the day he likes his family time where he can rest with his rawhide and relieve the stress of living in northern VA. He’s a great buddy!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Ducat

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Ducat, a 10-year-old labrador retriever named for some antiquated currency.

Here’s what owner Abigail had to say on Ducat’s behalf:

Hi friends! My name is Ducat, I am a ten year old Labrador Retriever and I live with my parents in Clarendon. For those of you who are curious, my dad named me after a gold coin formerly used in European countries because of my soft, golden hair (or golden feathers as my Mom fondly calls it). Although I have lived in Arlington all my life, I met my dad at my grandparent’s house in North Carolina when I was a little puppy. I literally walked into his life as I sought shelter from a cold, stormy night and we have been inseparable ever since!

If you can’t already tell from the pictures, I LOVE napping and cuddling. I love lying down on soft blankets and pillows. On nice sunny days, I like to sunbathe in our yard and occasionally chase rabbits and squirrels. I also enjoy going on hiking adventures with my parents and I look forward to my daily long walks in the neighborhood. My favorite snacks are carrots, broccoli, pizza, and cheese.

If you see me around please say hi! I am very friendly and I like to meet new pup and human friends. I have been known to shed but I have been told that these are magical fibers of joy and love!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Daisy

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Daisy, a maltipoo puppy in Ballston who’s dressing as Wonder Woman for Halloween.

Here’s what her owner, Carolyn, had to say about her:

Daisy is a 3.8 pound, 5 month old, maltipoo puppy who moved to Ballston with us in August!

Daisy may be small, but she has a huge personality. Her hobbies include walking around Arlington, meeting new friends (both humans and dogs alike!), and attending puppy training class.

Daisy is quite the traveler, with a few trips already under her belt, and more scheduled for the near future. She has been to the beach in NJ, the mountains in NC and is gearing up for her first flight in November!

We love our pup! Stop to say “Hi” if you see us out!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Sam

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sam, a mini dachshund in Courthouse who can rock a jacket.

Here’s what his owner, Irene, had to say on his behalf:

Hi, my name is Sam!  I am a mini dachshund and about 5 years old. I found my forever home thanks to the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  I live near Courthouse, and my favorite things are: chasing squirrels and rabbits, watching guard at my house, cuddling under the covers in bed, and playing with my abundance of toys. I also love to climb on the backs of couches to check things out and use chairs to climb on dining tables and finish any dinner scraps!  But trust me, I am not a cat.

Because my fur is so short, my grandma loves to make me jackets to keep me warm in the cooler Arlington months (as seen in the photos).  If you see me walking around in the neighborhood, feel free to stop 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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Hammy

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hammy, a nearly two-year-old Lhasa Apso/Pomeranian mix, who is a small, but fierce, guard dog.

Here’s what his owner, Jessica, had to say about him:

Hammy is a 14.5 pound Lhasa Apso/Pomeranian mix who will be two in December! He guards the home with a fierce loyalty, a breed characteristic as the Lhasa Apsos were sentinel dogs for Buddhist monasteries in Tibet starting  around 800 B.C.. But at the same time he has an incredibly outgoing personality with other dogs (he’s been described as “Mr. Social”) and is a soft snuggly lapdog who loves to wake his 4 year-old human sister with kisses. They are excitedly planning joint Halloween costumes — his sister will be Princess Tiana and Hammy will be the Frog Prince!

Hammy is always ecstatic to run with his Mom and see his dog friends around the High View Park neighborhood. He leaps in the air when he hears his leash come out! He relaxes by watching sports with his Dad, whether it is golf, baseball, or football. We do not know whether he roots for the Washington teams or his Dad’s New York teams! He also loooves the fast food drive through – we think he likes McDonald’s the best, but he is not picky. He doesn’t get such things too often though and also loves healthy homemade treats and pupsicles from his sister and Mom. He is a pretty happy-go-lucky guy except he does not like the groomer’s clippers. Hammy is a great listener and cuddles up for bedtime stories with his sister. This year he’s gone camping twice and visited many dog cousins, and seen the ocean, where he enjoyed watching the wild ponies at Assateague Island and smelling the salt air.

Hammy is non-shedding (which his Mom appreciates), but not entirely hypo-allergenic we are told, which led to us adopting him at one year old from friends and neighbors. He was born in Colorado — literally outside in the snow — to a Lhasa Apso mother and a little Pomeranian father. And how did he get his name? His name was originally “Hammer,” but our neighbor’s daughter did not think that suited him and tried calling him Hamlet, but he would only answer to Hammy. We think “Hammy” fits him well, because he loves eating ham, plus he always “hams it up.”

We are so lucky to have this wonderful little guy as part of our family!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Vida

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Vida, an adopted cat who comes to Courthouse from Pennsylvania.

Here’s what her owner, Samantha, had to say on her behalf:

Hi there, my name is Vida and I am 5 ½ years old.  I’m originally from Pennsylvania and was taken in as a stray by my mom when I was about 2 months old.  We made the journey to Arlington 4 years ago and have loved living in the Courthouse area in Arlington.

I love talking to my parents, especially to let them know when to feed me or when I want some attention.  My favorite toys are my stuffed “buddies”- in particular, I have a dog that I’ve had since I was a kitten and have pulled almost all the stuffing out of him.  When my mom’s boyfriend moved in with us last year, he bought me Yoda and Chewbacca mouse toys since he’s a Star Wars fan, which quickly won me over.  The best spots to sit around our apartment are on my humans’ laps or my blanket (stolen from my new dad) on top of the couch.

And like every typical cat, I love when there are spare boxes around for me to sit in.

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Bryce

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bryce, a collie living in Ballston with some impressive roots.

Here’s what his owner, Danny, had to say about him:

Hello Arlington! I know someone who is new in town… His name is Bryce Jordan. What’s three other things about him? Well he loves treats after his walks, pizza, and forced cuddles.

A ham in front of the camera, this 100 pound collie currently lives in Ballston with his Momma and Daddy. Bryce was born in North Carolina and his father was a prize winning show dog!

He isn’t without his quirks; refusing to go up wooden stairs, slow walker until he realizes he is going home, bullying people off his spot on the couch, and blocking the door when we are trying to leave.

His top five stranger comments during walks are.
1) It’s Lassie!
2) He’s so fluffy!
3) He’s so big!
4) Doesn’t he get hot?
5) OMG! He’s so pretty!

So if you see him walking don’t be afraid to 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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Gatsby

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Gatsby, a golden retriever living in Ballston with quite the full name.

Here’s what his owner, Shira, had to say on his behalf:

Hi guys!!  My name is Gatsby the pup.  My official name is Gatsby Windsor Gottlieb Hampton, but I know that’s a mouthful (like when I try to carry a really big stick!).  I’m a 15-month-old golden retriever from Powhatan, VA, and I’ve lived in Arlington for just over a year now.  I love it here!

My favorite activities are going on long walks, meeting all the neighbors, playing fetch in my backyard, running in circles around the coffee table (my paw-rents call it zoomies!), exploring Ballston, and chewing sticks.  Sometimes I accidentally eat the sticks, and that makes my tummy upset.  My paw-rents say we’re working on that!

My favorite season is fall and I can’t wait for the weather to cool off.  I love playing in the leaves, pumpkin patches, licking pumpkins (when I think no one is watching!), fall festivals, and evenings around the backyard fire-pit with my family.  I can’t wait for all the new restaurants that are coming to Ballston — I heard some of them will have outdoor patios so I can come too!  If you see me around town, feel free to say hi.  I just love meeting new people and pups!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Hershey

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hershey, a two-year-old lab mix who just moved to the county.

Here’s what his owner, Kaitlyn, had to say on his behalf:

Hi, everyone! I’m Hershey, a two-year-old labrador, beagle, and Staffordshire terrier mix who’s a recent transplant from Fairfax County! My Ma was taking a look at all the things going on in Arlington, when she saw the Pet of the Week spot! At first, she didn’t want to submit because sometimes she goes overboard with her affection, but I told her it’s okay.

A little bit about me: I can be a pretty shy guy, but once you get to know me, I’m really fantastic. There’s nothing more I love than seeing my Ma when she gets home — once I accidentally knocked the gate over, but I was just so excited! Once I wind down, though, you can always find me in one of my three beds: my dog bed, my crate, or on Ma’s bed. I also like to get Ma’s attention by laying on her. It’s pretty effective, if you want to try it at home. But if you need a shortcut to my heart, go through my stomach: I love, love, love my minnow treats the best, probably followed by the biscuits Ma hides in the apartment when she leaves — kind of like hide and seek! But, hide and…eat?

Since moving to Arlington, I’ve found a few favorite new things. From running in Shirlington Dog Park to picking up new treats at Dogma Bakery, there’s just so much for me to do here! I hope we stay for a long, long time.

You can follow all my adventures at @hershey_thelab!

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Sugar

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sugar, a 20-year-old, cross-eyed cat who is a bit of a world traveler.

Here’s what her owner, Mallory, had to say:

Sugar hails from St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands and came to Arlington from Columbus, Ohio. This well travelled, 5 pound cutie is TWENTY years old.

Sugar is a passionate foodie. She loves taking inventory of the fridge whenever she get the chance and never lets her friends eat alone. She’s not above going on a hunger strike to demand variety in her diet. Even though she needs stairs to get up to her mom’s bed, she’s been known to make adrenaline fueled leaps up to the counter when mom cooks something that smells too tempting.

She loves to snuggle and supervise her mom’s work for law school. Her crossed eyes don’t hold her back from being a great proof reader.

Sugar is loving spending her retirement in Arlington.

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.

0 Comments

Arlington Pet of the Week: Theodore Ruffsevelt

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is the historically named Theodore Ruffsevelt, a 2-year-old survivor of Hurricane Irma living in Clarendon.

Here’s what his owner, Patrick, had to say:

“Scream loudly, and carry all of the sticks”- Theodore Ruffsevelt

Meet Theodore Ruffsevelt, Theo to his friends. Theodore is a 2 and a half year old Plott Hound/Dutch Shepherd/President mix. Theo was abandoned by his family in Florida in the face of Hurricane Irma. Although his story began sadly, Theo rebounded from this tragedy (much like his namesake) and has blossomed into the handsome young man you see here today.

Theo’s hobbies include being the resident 50 lb lapdog of his home, invading the personal space of anyone on any piece of furniture, pursuing rabbits through the streets of Clarendon (but utterly ignoring squirrels), playing with his best friends Jaxon, Moxie, and Sampson at the dog park, and playing fetch with his favorite light up squeaky toy.

Theo, much to his dismay, is still searching for love. His heart belongs to Rosie of Arlington, but her love only comes in the chill winter months and occasional cooler summer mornings. Much like his namesake, he very much enjoys composing lengthy letters of love to her and delivers them passionately in person… unfortunately his vocabulary is limited to a few choice howls of heartbreak and awooooos of adoration… She is often unreceptive. Rosie if you read this Theo says, “AAAWOOOOOOOOO”, your guess is as good as mine as to the meaning.

If you see Theo around town, don’t mind his aloof nature, he loves attention but is too stubborn to admit 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 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.

0 Comments
×

Subscribe to our mailing list