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by ARLnow.com — February 22, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Etta, a Persian rescue cat who lives with her rescue brother and sister. Here is what her owner, Joni, had to say about her:

Good Morning My Fellow Arlingtonians! As you can see, I am enjoying a glorious, sunny afternoon on the porch with mom and dad. I found my parents — although they like to say they found me — at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and I was quite the mess! My previous owner passed away and her heirs didn’t want me because I was not a “show quality” Persian. But one glorious day, I knew I found my forever caregivers. They came and went but voila, two days later, I packed up and off we went to my forever palace! First thing’s first, a trip to the vet for a “well baby check-up” and then a much needed trip to the groomers to get rid of my matted fur and raccoon eyes. Persians require a lot of grooming which includes a daily eye cleansing and brushing but as you can see, I am sporting my Lion Cut! I live with my brother Nelson and sister Isabella (they are rescues as well) whom I chase around and frolic with… I also love to test out my dads gourmet cooking and enjoy learning about the stock market each morning.

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 — February 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Oliver, a playful mutt who loves to please everyone. Here is what his owner, Mark, had to say about him:

Oliver is a short-haired Collie/Retriever mix who came to us via the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation of Arlington when he was an 8-week-old pup. He is now a 3.5-years-old, healthy as can be, little “dudeman.” His mother was a rescue and Oliver was born in the shelter, so he has been cared for with love and affection his entire life. We were looking to adopt a pooch for several months before finally meeting Oliver at a PetSmart adoption event. It was love at first lick!

Oliver’s temperament and playful attitude towards humans and dogs alike is a true blessing. He is very submissive and is eager to please. When it’s time to play, he wants to play. When it’s time to watch a movie and relax, he wants to snuggle up close and take it easy. We could not have asked for a more perfect dog for us.

Some of Oliver’s favorite activities include playing with tennis balls and racquetballs, puppy play dates and going anywhere so long as he is with mom and dad. Oliver has been a wonderful addition to our family and there is never a dull moment with such a playful, loving mutty-mutt in the house. We’ve heard comparisons to the Target dog and Wishbone (if you don’t know, it was a TV show from the 90’s), but regardless of whom he might resemble, you have to admit, he is pretty darn cute!

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 — February 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Kato, a husky who loves hiking and the outdoors. Here is what his owner, Ani, had to say about him:

This is Kato, a Siberian Husky and on October 20, he turned 3 years old. He really loves to travel. His home in Arlington, VA is the 4th one he’s lived in and by far his favorite. He plans on sticking around for a while.

Kato absolutely adores hiking. His mom is a teacher in Arlington and one of the subjects she teaches is social studies! Kato volunteers to climb mountains and hike trails all over Virginia so his mom can show her students pictures of him in the places they’re studying. He really likes to show off for all of the students and even has his own hiking backpack to carry his food and water. Kato has never met a trail he didn’t like. He’s even passed some bears and snakes, but knows to keep his distance!

Kato also loves making new friends — human and dog! He is always ready to share some puppy kisses or give a paw-five for a treat. His favorite things in the world are sweet potatoes and belly rubs. He’s really excited to be Arlington’s Pet of the Week, so make sure you say hello if you ever see him outside!

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 — February 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rex, a puppy who loves hiking and playing with other dogs. Here is what his owner, Kris, had to say about him:

Such a small name and such a small dog, but a super big personality and spunk. Rex is a four month old Norwich terrier who is very energetic and loves to play. Rex is a new family dynamic for us, as our 16 1/2 year old Australian Terrier passed away last June. Rex has been a ball of energy and a welcome new addition.

In Rex’s young life already he has taken to hiking on trails and parks like his family. He especially liked a trip to Shenandoah River State Park to go leaf peeping in October. His favorite spot to sniffle and hike is Potomac Overlook Park.

Rex is becoming very familiar with the Bluemont Junction Trail where he lives close by. He is slowly making neighborhood friends and likes to play with any size dog so far even though he is only 5.6 pounds.

Say hi to Rex if you see him on the trails!

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 — January 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Zelda, a corgi who loves the Shirlington dog park. Here is what her owner, Eva, had to say about her:

Zelda is an 11 month old corgi we adopted from a family in Stanley, VA. Her previous home raised French and English bulldogs, but Zelda wasn’t a good match for the pack of bulldogs (she kept trying to play and herd them in the summer heat!) so we ended up adopting her in October. She is an absolute delight and has quickly learned life as a city dog in Arlington, VA.

Out on walks, Zelda has a notably calm and sweet persona with strangers and particularly loves children — she will run up and give them a big kiss if given the opportunity. We visit Shirlington Dog Park 3-4 times a week, where she loves making friends and running around in circles trying to herd doggies and humans alike. We also recently attended the Annapolis Corgi Club Halloween Parade (yes, there is an Annapolis Corgi Club!) where Zelda won a prize for her sushi costume.

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 — January 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Grover, a social dog who loves playing hide-and-seek. Here is what Grover’s owner, Jenny, had to say about him:

I was bitten by a dog when I was little and spent my life skittish and terrified of them. My kids really wanted a dog and I hesitantly gave in. That was 3 years ago and very soon after, Grover bounded into our lives. Grover is an extremely tall, long-legged, trim guy. He is fun loving and kind. He has never met another dog he does not like, although occasionally other dogs don’t care for him. He does not let that stop him from openly giving his heart and if I am in a rush on a walk and I don’t take him to say hi to a canine friend, he whimpers. He also loves people and always wants to say hi. Sometimes, he gets so excited he jumps on them, but he is working on that. He mostly loves to be with his human family.

Grover loves running, walking and playing hide-and-seek with his ball and his very favorite activity is chasing the ball! He likes to sleep in on weekends, sometimes until 10 a.m! He loves food, especially people food and is always on the look out for opportunities to take food that he should not have. He is sneaky and will “counter-surf,” but then if he hears us coming, he quickly gets down and pretends he is eating his food. He can also drink a full glass of milk on the kitchen table without knocking it over or making a peep! This has led to a few unfortunate late nights at the vet, but luckily, Grover is okay and we are very good about putting our food away. Thanks to Grover, our house has never been cleaner!

He loves visiting his granddad at the beach every few months and when we are a few miles away, he knows where we are going and yelps for joy. He rides in granddad’s jeep and boat and can also chase a ball for hours! Grover is what most would describe as “happy go lucky” and a joy to be around. We take him wherever we can and most of the neighborhood knows Grover!

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 — January 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Scout, a beagle-mix dog who loves running, playing and Lost Dog pizza leftovers.

Here is what Scout’s owner, Drew, had to say about him:

Scout is a playful beagle-ish dog who lives in Westover with his two humans. He found his humans through the Lost Dog Rescue Foundation, whose pizza he also enjoys (at least the remaining bits leftover on plates). It’s his job to make sure that his humans are awakened each morning by jumping on the bed and licking their faces.

Scout’s full-time profession is guarding the house from mail carriers or delivery people of all sorts, and taking care of his best friend/captive, Hedgehog (note: hedgehog is a stuffed animal; please do not alert the hedgehog protection authorities).

Despite his small stature, Scout loves to run no matter the weather, often pulling a human along with him. His favorite place to run is the Four Mile Run trail, for its unencumbered stretches of running and proximity to squirrel habitat. Squirrel-chasing is Scout’s second favorite pastime, treeing them using an unrelenting mix of monkey noises and barking.  He also enjoys hiking, carrying his own food & water in a backpack, still outpacing his humans despite this extra load.

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 — January 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Jake and Paisley, who were rescued from two different rescue groups in the area and are now inseparable.

This is what Jake and Paisley’s owner, Natalie, had to say about them:

Jake and Paisley were both rescued from different rescue groups. Jake, a vizsla/pit mix, from Mutt Love Rescue in Fairfax, VA and Paisley, a pit/whippet mix, from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington, VA. When Jake first joined us, we knew he would need a best friend to show him the ropes, someone he could wrestle with, play with and a daytime companion. It took just a few short months for us to find Paisley and they quickly became inseparable. Her silly and playful attitude has become infectious and resulted in two wonderfully spoiled and loved dogs. They have both settled in well with their human parents and sister and their snuggles and unconditional love has completed our family. Follow them on Instagram at @jakeandpaisley!

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 — December 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Henry, a miniature schnauzer that loves sitting outside and the dog park.

Here’s what Henry’s owner, Brooke, had to say about him:

Henry is a 2-and-three-quarter-year-old miniature schnauzer, much beloved by his family. He was adopted with his brother George at three months old, and they were named for the Kings of England.

Henry is an affectionate dog who is happiest sitting in his yard listening to the birds. He is often spotted doing this next to his orange ball, now referred to as “Wilson” (Castaway). While not a gregarious socialite of the dog park, Henry loves living in the “Big City”. He is especially fond of the water bowl outside of Origins.

Last week Henry was viciously attacked by a pit bull in front of the Walgreen’s in Clarendon, and he (and we) are greatly indebted to the many people who stopped to help. A very kind lady drove Henry, bleeding heavily, in her super nice Mercedes to ensure he got to the animal hospital as soon as possible. We appreciate all the Arlingtonians who helped break up the dogs and assist us with Henry’s condition. While the old adage “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog” may no longer be uttered in our family, we will stick with “it takes a village” to take care of the ones we 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 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 — December 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Nyambo, a smart kitten who is fascinated by running water.

Here’s what Nyambo’s owner, Stacy, had to say about him:

Nyambo is the most loved kitten in all of Arlington. Nyambo was a street kitten when he was found last spring and then raised by a recent graduate of Washington-Lee. However, Nyambo’s caretaker had to leave him suddenly this past summer, and he was taken to the AWLA shelter on Four Mile Run by the Arlington County police! Nyambo’s friends “bailed” him out of the shelter and he is now residing in Crystal City. Nyambo is hoping to be reunited with his old friend soon. But in the meantime, he is being spoiled by all of the teenage girls who visit him at his new place.

Nyambo is not just a pretty orange & white face with a loud purr, he is also an intellectual! He loves to sit by the computer and chase the cursor, he plays fetch, and he is fascinated by all running water but especially the toilet flushing. He also enjoys practicing wrestling with his brother Taco. But, Nyambo hasn’t given up all of his street-boy ways just yet! He will make a break for the outdoors or steel food off your plate if he gets the opportunity!

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 — December 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Mr. Bingley, a bunny who loves fruit, wrapping paper and shoes!

Here’s what Mr. Bingley’s owner, Laura, had to say about him:

Mr. Bingley is a six month old Holland Lop bunny. He was adopted from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and happily lives in Shirlington with his owner Laura.

He likes to eat hay, kale, carrots, and apples but his favorite treats are fresh pineapple and Aldi-brand twisted fruit rope.

When he’s not curled up in a “snowball” napping, Mr. Bingley likes to climb bookshelves, jump on the couch, and chase human friends for treats. He loves shoes and will sniff, lick, chew your laces, or just keep them company on the floor.

This Christmas, he asked Santa for a big pile of wrapping paper to shred and play in. He can’t wait for the first snow so he can dig tunnels and play outside!

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 — December 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Igor, a Pug who loves snuggling in warm places and eating pork treats.

Here’s what Igor’s owner, Pablo, had to say about him:

We’d like to introduce Igor.

Igor is a 6 year old pug that loves cuddles and treats, but what pet doesn’t? Igor and his family relocated to Arlington from California in August after a really cool road trip.

Igor’s favorite treats are pork crackling (skins) and he will sit, shake and play dead for them, but he will do none of that if there is no treat in the deal.

Igor is not used to cold weather, so he is loving his new snugly bed and sweaters. He loves meeting new dog friends during his morning and afternoon walks around Pentagon Row .

Igor is a professional snuggler, he sleeps around 14 hours a day and will come sit by any human he can lean against for warmth. Bonus snuggle points if you have a warm blanket to wrap him 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 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 — November 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Ivy and Olive. They are sisters who love to cuddle, share toys and roughhouse!

Here’s what Ivy and Olive’s owners, Erica and Gregory, had to say about them:

This is Ivy (red collar) and Olive (blue collar)! They are about four months old — born July 22 — and were adopted from Last Chance Adoption in mid October. They are sisters from the same litter who could not be separated and one seemed to protect the other from the other puppies. We don’t really know much about their life prior to us, but they came from a big litter and are terrier mixes. We renamed them once we brought them home.

They are sisters and each other’s best friends. They enjoy cuddling people and one another, digging holes in the yard and playing fetch together. They share everything, you’ll never see one of them playing with a toy without the other trying to share it. They also love to play rough which includes biting each other’s ears and neck.

They love kids and have many neighborhood friends that come over and play everyday.

Like most dogs, they hate taking baths. They haven’t tried swimming yet, but are not interested in getting wet when we take them on hikes.

The last time they we to the vet, they weighed 13 pounds, so now they’re probably closer to 20 pounds. We were told that they will only grow to be about 40 pounds. Ivy and Olive are the best little puppies and we are so happy we got them both!!

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 — November 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Camo, a pit bull who loves long runs, socializing and doing tricks.

Here’s what Camo’s owner, Inga, had to say about him:

Hi! My name is Camo — short for Camouflage — and I am here to give the pit bull breed a better rep, or so my parents like to say! While I enjoy being a good ambassador, my main interests are napping, chasing after squirrels, getting squeakers out of toys and anything food related. I also love joining my humans on long runs and hikes.

My parents got me from a family in Culpeper seven years ago when I was just six weeks old, and introduced me to the Washingtonian life. While Shirlington is my home, I am well known around the National Mall, along the Potomac and on dog-friendly patios. Although some people are initially scared of me, I can usually win them over quickly with my constant smile and tail wag — though I’ve been told my tail is the most dangerous part of me — as I have cleared numerous coffee tables with it. What can I say, they are just the wrong height. When I really want to show off, I perform one of the many tricks I have learned or I brag about my agility experience. Being well behaved really pays off…a treat is usually close by!

So next time you see me trotting along or rolling around a grassy area, please feel free to say hello. Although I’m a pit bull, I don’t bite!

P.S. Shoutout to my doggie entourage: Brutus, Mojo, Szczesny, Rascal and Stanley!

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 — November 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Ava and Max. They have two different personalities but both love to cuddle and give hugs.

Here’s what Ava and Max’s owner, Penny, had to say about them:

Ava is an almost 2-year-old Siamese mix and Max is a 1-year-old domestic tabby. Both Ava and Max love to give cuddles, wrapping their arms around our necks and snuggling their faces in. They always follow their parents around the apartment and take every chance they get to cuddle up on mum or dad’s lap, or on the bed with them.

Ava has become a very laid-back cat who enjoys basking in the sun that shines through the windows. She loves curling up and hiding away in her cave-like cat bed that her mum made for her and saves her bursts of energy for the evening. Ava’s favourite toy is her squeaky mouse attached to a wand — she chases it around and loves playing fetch with it.

Max is an extremely friendly and loving cat, with a huge personality. He loves jumping up and knocking all of his parents belongings off of shelves and sides! He has recently taken to jumping up and switching off the bathroom light too! Max loves to sit on the side of the bath when his mum is relaxing, joined by big sister Ava who keeps a safe distance from the water, curling up on the bath mat.

It took Ava a couple of days to get used to her new kitten brother, but once they bonded they have been inseparable ever since!

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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