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by ARLnow.com — February 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week, Corbin, had likely not seen snow in his former home of South Carolina, so the Snowzilla blizzard was an especially exciting time for him.

In addition to romp in the snow, Corbin is learning yoga with his owner Rachel, who’s an aspiring instructor. Here’s what Rachel had to say about Corbin, who’s not to be confused by a Bruce Willis character with a similar-sounding name.

Corbin is 3 year old (we think) Australian Shepherd who was rescued about 4 months ago by his owners and now best friends. Before his owners rescued him, he was living in South Carolina and had to swim to safety in Arlington due to the flooding of the southern region. He actually took a bus, but he likes to tell a more dramatic tale.

Corbin has settled in nicely in Arlington. Being from South Carolina, he had never seen snow until Snowzilla 2016 hit. He was in for quite a treat, and while skeptical at first, he eventually warmed up to the idea of romping and tunneling through all of the white stuff — even though in some parts the snow was higher than him!

One of Corbin’s favorite activities is hanging out with his owners whether is be laying on the couch with them or sleeping directly in between them at night. He also enjoys playing with his toys, eating treats, and learning new tricks such as shake which he hasn’t seemed to pick up on quite yet… a work in progress. He also loves spending time with his best doggie friend, Lou, another Australian Shepherd, owned by Corbin’s human grandparents. As his owner, Rachel, works towards becoming a yoga teacher, Corbin has been a wonderful student practicing his downward facing and upward facing dogs along side 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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — January 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

This week’s Pets of the Week are a pair of adopted guinea pigs.

What makes this “odd couple” so special? Is it their polar-opposite personalities? Their insatiable love of cilantro and food in general? We’ll let owner Sheryl explain.

Meet Chester and Button, two male guinea pigs adopted from the Arlington Animal Shelter. If Felix Unger and Oscar Madison were reincarnated as guinea pigs, they’d be these two. They live together in a giant cage we built, with a separator in between so that they don’t kill each other. (They really like each other in principle.) Chester is neat and tidy, and Button? Well, behind that sweet face lies the heart of a bulldozer.

Chester is a guinea pig who thinks he’s part cat and part dog. He purrs loudly when you pet him, and while he might protest if you try to pick him up, he likes nothing more than to curl up in the crook of your arm and snooze. When he’s not inhaling cilantro and romaine lettuce, he is most likely either chewing on the cage or running in circles through his little tunnel.

Button is a portly dude who likes his chow. He’s much shyer than Chester, squeaking and racing to hide when you attempt to even pet him. He thinks he is part rabbit, as he is known to hop around his part of the cage gleefully when he thinks no one is looking. (We are.) He wants nothing more than to snuggle up to Chester, but Chester is a people-pig and not so much a pig’s pig. Tragic.

The two love mealtime best of all. Chester whines and wheeeeeeeeeks! Button squeaks at such a high octave range. It sounds a bit like a dolphin harmonizing with a car alarm. But it is a happy time when the guys get their orchard grass, their vitamin C tablet, their pellets, and — if they behave — an occasional treat. They lose their tiny minds if a piece of apple is on offer. All they need to hear are clinking dishes or rustling plastic bags to assume it is time to dine. And then the wheeeeeeeeeeeeking is relentless.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — January 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Beau, a seven-year-old mixed breed who first lived in Arlington as a stray. Now, he’s in a loving home where he likes to relax and cuddle with his owner.

Exercise might not be Beau’s favorite thing, but he enjoys exploring the streets of his neighborhood and making friends with dogs and other living creatures he meets.

Here’s what Beau’s mom had to say about the smart, curious dog:

Beau is a seven-year-old golden retriever/spaniel mix that was rescued as stray in Arlington. He is very laid back and enjoys most of his day relaxing on the bed or couch. Beau isn’t aware of his size and will find a comfy spot to lay on his owner’s lap.

After awaking from long naps, Beau enjoys playing with his treat-dispensing ball or a peanut butter filled Kong. If a toy is not readily available, Beau will gladly substitute his owner’s socks for a chew toy.

Beau can be bribed to go on walks with treats and instead of briskly walking, he likes to sniff the ground and find leftover food before his owner notices. Once he sees another dog on the street, he refuses to move until he gets to say hello by sniffing them for 10 minutes. He gets along with any living creature but is especially fascinated by squirrels and bunnies.

Once Beau notices his owner grab her keys, he knows that its time for a ride in the car. He loves car rides and sticking his head out the window. His favorite place to visit is his grandparents’ because they spoil him with extra treats and Beau gets to visit the three dogs who live there.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — January 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Winston, another friendly frenchie who loves discovering all the adventures Arlington has to offer a small dog.

Winston is still a puppy and, like most puppies, enjoys exploring the outside world, especially around his Clarendon neighborhood. From picking up the best sticks on the block to visiting his favorite stores, Winston just wants to have fun and make new friends.

Here’s what Winston’s parents had to say about their snuggly, snorting pet:

Winston is a three-year-old French Bulldog clown who is convinced that he is part human. You may have seen him strutting the streets of Clarendon inspecting every tree patch, sitting on the corner people-watching, or stopping in the local stores just to say “hello” — and to see if there are treats on hand! If you are one of the many to stop and say hi, you will surely be greeted with a “frenchie” kiss.

Winston loves both his canine brethren and any human bearing treats or willing to give scratches. He’s a stick enthusiast and often asks to go outside just to circle back to that perfect stick he saw on his walk. He’ll make sure everyone sees how proud he is of his prize as he takes it all the way home, often carrying them for several blocks. Once inside, he loves to “zoomie” around the apartment. Despite a bit of stubbornness when he wants to stay put, you can’t help but smile at his face.

His nightly routine includes wrestling with his dad, Kris, and snuggling with his mom, Jennifer. In the morning, he asks to be picked up in the bed so he can get in a quality 30 minute snuggle before he starts his day.

Winston is truly a one-of-a-kind dog and we look forward to all the years he’ll be snorting and snoring with us. If you see him out be sure to say hello! He’ll love you — seriously — forever!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — January 6, 2016 at 11:55 am 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Edie, a seven-year-old rescue cat. Originally from the midwest, Edie has spent the last five years living with her adoptive parents in Arlington.

Some of Edie’s favorite things include sleeping and keeping a watchful eye on her home. She also loves to play and has a vibrant personality. Here’s what Edie’s mom had to say about the sweet kitty:

Edie — better know as “Kitty,” “Miss Kitty Cat,” or simply, “Miss” — is a seven-year-old rescue cat from Akron, Ohio. The kind people at Paws and Prayers pet rescue took her in as a pregnant stray when she was one year old. I originally planned to adopt one of Edie’s kittens, but when I saw how sweet and scared she was, I decided to adopt her instead.

When I moved to Arlington in 2011 to be with my now-husband, Edie was my navigator for the six-hour trek. At first, she wasn’t too sure about sharing her domain with a big, loud guy. However, she quickly discovered that he was far superior to me in lap space and brushing skills, and they are now best buddies.

Edie’s hobbies include sleeping on soft things — especially laundry and my t-shirt quilt — surveying her kitty kingdom from our apartment windows, and yowling at my husband for deli turkey while he packs his lunch. She loves belly rubs and pouncing on her many “mousies” but has a mortal fear of plastic bags and cardboard boxes. She is bossy, affectionate, and constantly makes us laugh with her antics, especially when she’s on a catnip trip.

No kitten, no matter how adorable, can compare to our Miss.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — December 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Orso, a young miniature dachshund mix who has spent most of his life in Arlington.

With an Italian name and an open mind to adventure, Orso enjoys playing and spending his days alongside his favorite human. Here’s what Orso’s mom had to say about the loving little pup:

Hello! My name is Orso, Orsolino affectionately. My mom tells me it means little bear. I am a five month old mini doxie/terrier mix who made my way to Arlington from North Carolina. She adopted me when I was just 8 weeks old!

Some of my favorite things include eating, learning new tricks, puppy playtime, snuggling, and PEANUT BUTTER. I love going on walks, but I mostly lay in the grass and roll over at the feet of other humans and dogs. I know I’m cute and I want everyone to play with me!

I am an adventurer as well, in my short life I have already mastered road trips, kayaking, hiking, and happy hour — just water for me. Although I keep active, there is no better way to end my day then snuggled up in bed with my favorite stuffed animal and my mom.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — December 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Theo, a friendly mixed-breed who loves treats, travel and presents.

Some of his favorite spots to walk and watch airplanes land are Glencarlyn Park and Gravelly Point. He also loves snow and is likely anxiously awaiting the day some falls in Arlington.

Here’s what Theo’s owners had to say about their energetic furry friend:

Hello Arlington! I’m Theo, which is Greek for “Gift from God.” I am a 5-year-old English Pointer/Black Labrador mix, or “Pointador” for short.

My favorite daily activities include going on long walks and sitting at the front door of my house watching “doggie TV.” After dinner, I usually take over the bed where my humans sleep and make myself comfortable. For special treats, I love going to Glencarlyn Park and to Gravelly Point where I can chase airplanes as they are landing — one of these days I might even catch one!! I even have fun vacations each year when we travel to Rehoboth Beach and Cape Cod. Snow in the winter time is also a blast, romping around and playing with sticks puts a big ol’ smile on my face.

Oh, I love getting presents. In October, we celebrate my birthday and I get special doggie cakes. At Christmastime, my stocking goes right in the middle of the mantle. It has pride of place — just as it should be!

Children also make me happy. If you ever see me on one of my daily walks, don’t be afraid to let you children say hello. They just might get a big kiss!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — December 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Kuechly, a chocolate lab puppy who is new to Arlington but is learning the ropes quickly, exploring nearby trails and making friends with neighbors.

That’s not all the retriever is learning. Kuechly knows doing tricks means getting treats, dropping the ball means playing more fetch, and sticks can be a fun thing to munch on.

Here’s what Kuechly’s owners had to say about the happy pup:

Hi! My name is Kuechly and I’m a chocolate lab.

Yeah, I know, it’s a bit of an odd name. My dad is a huge Carolina Panthers fan, so he named me after a guy on their team. Nobody ever pronounces it correctly, but that’s okay. I’m such a happy little pup and will respond to almost anything. I just turned 3 months old and my favorite game is tug-of-war. I also love playing fetch and just learned how to drop the ball so we can keep playing! I’m learning lots of new tricks which is great because when I sit, I get lots of yummy treats!

I moved to Arlington from Alabama about a month ago and I’m loving it in the city! There are so many new friends to meet. I’ve already made some great friends at the building where I live and we love playing together on our morning and afternoon walks! My perfect weekend in Arlington is hitting the W&OD trail for a nice long walk to check out all the fall leaves and sticks lying around! I could just lay in the cool grass and chew on sticks all day long.

Life is great as a puppy in A-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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — December 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Mr. Rex Fluffkins, or Rex for short. This young tabby cat has a bit of a dual personality. While he’s playful and energetic during the day, he enjoys relaxing with his parents in the evening.

From dressing up for Halloween to showing his romantic side with some late-night television, Rex loves being himself and having fun.

Here’s what Rex’s parents had to say about the spunky kitty:

Mr. Rex Fluffkins is a two-year-old tabby cat who has brought so much joy into his parents’ lives with his sparkling personality, boundless energy, and ridiculous hijinks. Rex was adopted from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in January 2015, and he immediately captured his parents’ hearts with his confidence, friendliness, and mischievous nature.

When he’s not busy perching atop bookshelves, cabinets, or windowsills, Rex is exceptionally skilled at acrobatically flying through the air to chase his favorite toy. He has successfully completed a 720 in trying to capture his toy; however, he’s still working on nailing the landing. He’s hoping to be ready in time to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics. His other hobbies include eating treats and splashing water with his paw as it comes out of the faucet.

In the evenings, Rex is a mellow fellow — he can frequently be found laying atop his favorite leopard-print blanket, preferably on his mom’s lap while she watches TV. His favorite show seems to be The Bachelor (much to his dad’s chagrin). He is so good natured that he even allowed himself to be dressed up as a taco for Halloween.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — December 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Gus, a fawn french bulldog who just turned two years old over the Thanksgiving holiday.

He’s still a puppy and likes to show it, chewing on items that aren’t meant to be chewed. It’s a sign he has a lot of energy, proven by his love for exercise and spending time outdoors around Arlington.

Here’s what Gus’ owner had to say about the sometimes stubborn but incredibly friendly pup:

Hi there!

I’m Gus, and I’m a fawn frenchie with a big personality. I was born in Arkansas, but raised in Arlington with my mom and dad. I love road trips to Virginia Beach to visit my grandparents and running free in their backyards since I don’t have one of my own. My parents hope we’ll get one soon.

I LOVE eating tissue, whether it’s toilet paper or Kleenex, as well as any kind of paper lying around. My favorite things to chew on are the remote controls and the bottoms of my beds. I’m pretty sure my parents are on their seventh remote control and I’m on my fourth bed (but who’s counting anyway?). My parents say I snore and fart a lot too, but I can’t help it since I’m a “bully.”

I like to lounge around outside on a nice sunny day — especially around Iwo Jima — and I just have to say hello to everyone. My parents claim I have more friends than they do. Whenever I want to say hello to a fellow dog, I won’t move and, as my parents call it, I will “pancake” out wherever I am. Again, that’s just the stubbornness of the “bully” breed in me!

So, if you ever find yourself around the Iwo Jima area and see me lying around, come say hello! I’m sure I’d love to meet ya!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — November 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s pet of the week is KitKat, a 10-year-old cat who is very loved by the family that adopted her some time ago.

The love between KitKat and her family is mutual, as she loves to cuddle and be pat. She also likes to play and keeps a watchful eye on her home from her perch on a windowsill.

Here’s what KitKat’s family had to say about the cuddly cat:

Hi! My name is KitKat and I’m a 10-year-old manx (no tail) cat, currently living in the Aurora Hills neighborhood in Arlington. My family found me at the animal shelter many years ago. I remember the day they came in to see me. We went to a special room and I was very friendly because I knew I wanted to go home with them. Sure enough, they came back and took me home!

The first night, they were told to put me in a small room for the night until I got used to being in a house. Well, I found a lot to do with toilet paper, and it wasn’t even Halloween! The next day I had full run of the house and have been sleeping and playing everywhere since.

I love it when my family comes home. I almost always greet them at the door, unless I happen to be in a very deep sleep. I like to flop down on the floor and get a belly rub, and I really like it when they rub my chin. There is a nice window to the backyard where I get to watch squirrels and birds. Sometimes another cat comes to visit me, but I usually scare them away. I am queen of my house!

Sometimes, my dad brings me toys from outside that I like to chase around the kitchen floor.  My mom throws treats to me and sometimes I catch them. I have a good life! I also like to snuggle on the couch and in bed at night with my people. They are always telling me how adorable I am. Even visitors tell me I’m cute, so I am very nice to them too. I bring much joy to my 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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — November 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Toby, who’s been an Arlington resident for less than a year. He was adopted after being rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico and brought to the United States. While he’s adjusting to the colder temperatures and island lifestyle, Toby has made Arlington his home.

Here’s more from Toby’s new owners about the fashionable pup:

Hi! My name is Toby. I’m a trilingual (English, Spanish and French) mixed Chihuahua adopted six months ago from Lost Dog Rescue.

I lived the first three years of my life in Dorado Puerto, Rico until my owner moved and left me on the streets. Fortunately for me, a kind lady in San Juan and her young daughter took me in for foster care before the dog catcher snagged me. They had me flown to Lost Dog Rescue in Arlington for a permanent adoption. I was, of course, adopted a few days later, and my new parents wouldn’t part with me for the world.

I’ve had to make some adjustments in Arlington. I left average high temperatures of 85 degrees in San Juan in April for cool, often rainy spring days in Arlington that sometimes didn’t reach 45 degrees. I now have a growing wardrobe of coats, sweaters and, of course, a raincoat to help me cope with the weather. Even though the fit isn’t always perfect, I don’t mind wearing anything to humor my parents — but don’t even think about putting a hood on me.

My idea of the perfect day is lots of snoozing time on the sofa in the family room, sunning and watching for squirrels or rabbits on the backyard deck, walks around the neighborhood to look for new acquaintances, and car rides anywhere to watch the world from my elevated rear car seat/bed. Special days include an afternoon smelling expedition to one of Arlington’s nature centers.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — November 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s pet of the week is Tweetie, a 15-year-old Cockatiel who misses his first owner and his favorite human very much. Still, he’s adjusted to his new home and lives by his own rules.

Here’s what Tweetie’s new owner has to say about the old but loving, singing bird:

This is Tweetie. He came to me after his owner passed away. He is a cranky old bird who is known to drop all of his food on the bottom of his cage to let me know that he would prefer birdseed.

Cockatiels are generally very social birds that can be hand tamed and clicker trained. But Tweetie will have none of this. He likes his humans to visit him and tell him he is a pretty bird, but he would prefer not to be touched, and he will not under any circumstances echo a whistle. Tweetie has a number of interesting bird calls, but he will only sing on his terms.

Tweetie has become a wonderful addition to our family. If you are looking for a pet that is less maintenance than a dog but still loving, funny and affectionate, consider a bird!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Jennifer Currier — November 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Mulligan, a maltese poodle who is happy to be the result of someone’s second chance at picking out the right birthday present.

Mulligan who loves to play games and meet friendly neighbors in Arlington. Here’s what Mulligan’s owner had to say about the friendly pup:

Hi, my name is Mulligan. I am a 8-year-old maltese poodle.

My name has a double meaning. Yes, my mommy is a golfer, but I have also been told my daddy got mommy earrings one year for her birthday even after she left hints of wanting a dog. Daddy decided to return the earrings and took mommy the next day to pick me out. I was a do over gift and I’m so glad daddy returned those earrings.

I may be small, but I have a big personality. I love playing fetch, especially with tennis balls. I have a younger sister Bailey and two baby brothers. Bailey is my best friend. She may be younger and have 30 pounds on me, but don’t worry, I show her who is boss every day!

I love people, so living in Arlington allows me lots of playtime. The neighbors come by the fence every day to give me a rub. If you ever see me please stop and say hi!

Love, Mully

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Heather Mongilio — October 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Pet of the Week is Jovi, an 8 year-old lab mix who was born in New Mexico. Jovi came to Arlington with her mom and dad in 2012.

Jovi likes visiting the monuments in D.C. and chasing squirrels. Here’s what Jovi’s mom had to say about this cheese-loving dog:

Hi!  My name is Jovi and I’m an 8-year-old lab mix, currently living in Arlington Village. I was born in New Mexico, but quickly shipped to a shelter in Denver, Colorado. Luckily, there was a fresh college grad that had just moved from Arlington on a whim and thought it’d be a great idea to adopt a puppy. I stole her heart at first sight and after some paperwork and a quick check-up, I had myself a new home, best friend and mom.

A year passed and we decided it was time to leave the mountain life and head back closer to mom’s family in Arlington. To keep things interesting, we decided to make another big move six months later — this time to sunny San Diego to be with my soon to be dad. I quickly fell in love with the dog beaches, hiking trails, and year-round sunny weather. In 2012, dad finished his time in the Navy and we all moved back to Arlington as a big happy family of three.

I enjoy being back on the East Coast, especially with my retired grandparents nearby. While mom and dad are at work, they usually take me on afternoon field trips to one of my favorite spots — Roosevelt Island, Lubber Run Park or the monuments in D.C. In addition to long walks, I enjoy chasing squirrels, sleeping in the middle, riding in the car and snacking on cheese.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

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