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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.

by ARLnow.com — November 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Popcorn, an energetic French Bulldog.

Here is what Carly, Popcorn’s owner has to say about him:

This is Popcorn, the eight-week-old Frenchie.

Popcorn moved to Arlington, Virginia just one week ago from Port Tobacco, Maryland to live with his new mom and cat brother. Weighing in at only 6 lbs, he is packed full of energy! He got his name from his mom’s favorite nightly snack — one that he will never get to try since bullies are known for their tummy problems.

Popcorn is a spoiled little bulldog, who likes to trade in his basket full of toys for a nice shoe or cell phone. He spends most of his day barking at the cat, chewing on his mommy’s ankles at her desk and taking endless naps during which he can be found whining, barking and wiggling his little nose having puppy dreams.

He loves to go on walks (if they are in the direction that he wants to go at that particular time), eat leaves and go potty on the cowhide rug.

Popcorn can’t wait to get to explore Arlington and meet tons of new friends!

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 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Greta, a sweet and playful cat who is partially blind.

Here’s what Greta’s owners, Jenna and Robert, had to say about her:

Greta Molster is a three-and-a-half year-old Siamese kitty who loves cuddles, chasing laser pointers and playing with her collection of toy mice.

A few years ago Greta’s parents, Jenna and Robert, adopted her just three months after they started dating, despite the fact that Robert is allergic to most cats. However, Jenna always imagined life with a kitty and encouraged Robert to help her find a one that he wasn’t (too) allergic to. Thankfully, along came Greta! Once her owners saw Greta’s adorable blind eye and fluffy fur, they knew she was the one for them.

Greta has the sweetest personality and will accept a bully rub from anyone who will offer. She particularly likes nudging visitors into paying attention to her. Her parents recently moved into a two-bedroom condo and Greta could not be happier to have her own room. Her favorite place to relax is on the right pillow nearest to the window on the guest bed, where she can watch the buses drive by.

Greta’s likes are chasing laser pointers, hearing her mom shake the bag of treats, snoozing on fuzzy blankets, batting at toy mice and loose hair elastics, and watching Lucha Libre wrestling with her dad. She dislikes the vacuum cleaner, John Cena, car rides, hearing the wind blowing through the trees and when her parents leave for work.

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 — October 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Theodore Roosevelt Gill or “Teddy,” an all-black Pomeranian who love plying tug-of-war, cuddling and chewing on rawhide bones.

Here is what Teddy’s owners, Christy and David, had to say about him:

Theodore Roosevelt Gill usually just responds to Teddy, though he knows he’s in trouble with Mom if she uses his full name. Like his parents, Teddy hails from Southern California, where they adopted him as a stray in 2010. Teddy’s parents are pretty sure he’s a full Pomeranian (and a rarity as an all black fluff ball), but occasionally speculate about how much bear may actually be in him.

Teddy loves a good park visit and is certainly a rough rider, though his similarities to his namesake may end there. Unlike President Roosevelt, this Teddy tends to bark quite loudly and often and prefers small, rawhide bones to sticks. Though he is fiercely loyal and ready to challenge any of the numerous Arlington runners and bikers to a bark-off, particularly if they dare appear to be faster than his mom.

Teddy loves to snuggle between bent knees and will sprint to the bed for an afternoon nap with his mom. He loves to play tug-of-war but does not understand why his canine pals will chase tennis balls back and forth at the park. Well aware of his good looks, Teddy uses them to gain admirers throughout South Arlington. He particularly loves tiny humans that sit at the same height as him while they babble together on the floor. Feel free to say “Hi” if you see Teddy around Penrose. But don’t invite him into the fountain–that messes up his hair!

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 — October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Gus and Lola, cats who love watching animals out of the front and back doors.

Here’s what Gus and Lola’s owner, Kristy, had to say about them:

Gus and Lola are an eight year old bonded brother-sister pair. They are leap kitties born on February 29, 2008, so they really have had only two birthdays.

We are spoiled rotten kitties who were adopted to Arlington from Westminster, MD. Rumor has it that we may have gotten sick on our original car ride to our new house, all over our then new dad’s new car. But we were quickly forgiven and then took over our house. We still allow our humans to use some of the space some of the time.

Our favorite past time is watching birds, chipmunks and squirrels out of our front and back doors. We have only ever been outside once by mistake and we only made it about 3 feet before we got scared and came back inside, much to the relief of our owners. Speaking of scared, one time we met a mouse inside of the house face-to-face but we were petrified by our new friend. Luckily, our people caught it and set it free outside before it could hurt us.

We’re so happy to have found a great home in Arlington, although we’re not really sure where that is because the only place we ever go is to the vets down the street and we cry like babies the whole ride there. Maybe one day our parents will buy us a big new house to explore but until then, we’re happy ruling over our little townhouse castle.

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 — October 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dobby, a cat who loves kneading and sleeping in fluffy blankets.

Here’s what Dobby’s owner, Bridget, had to say about him:

Dobby – aka Dib Dobs, Dobbers, Dobby Doodles, and whatever else his human thinks of – is a black-and-white house cat who is approximately three years old. A Jersey boy at heart, he was found as a stray in his human’s aunt’s neighborhood, but after being discovered by his human’s sister, he made the trip down to Arlington. After adjusting to the scarcity of Wawas and the abundance of Nats fans in Northern Virginia, Dobby quickly made himself at home and learned to love new apartment view of the Air Force Memorial and Washington Monument!

Dobby’s favorite things are fluffy blankets, and he alternates between sleeping on them and kneading them. Despite his love of fleece fabric, however, he does not share his fictional namesake’s love of clothing (his human has tried).

Dobby also goes completely insane when the laser pointer is brought out and loves to throw himself full-force against the wall to “catch” it. Sometimes he reverts to his “street manners” and has been known to drag an entire steak off the counter if you’re not watching him – but he’s so cute, his human can’t be mad! At the end of a long day, Dobby likes to sleep on top of his human during a good Netflix session. His human thinks she couldn’t have asked for a better binge watching partner (or pet)!

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 — October 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bailey, an independent cat who likes to talk.

Here’s what Bailey’s owner, Sarah, has to say about her:

Bailey is a 2-year-old short hair and probably Abyssinian mix. Bailey was found as a stray in Prince George’s County and was rescued by Lost Cat and Dog Rescue, where she was adopted by two loving humans.

These days she enjoys talking everyone’s ears off, begging for food (her favorite is quesadillas), sunbathing and carrying around her favorite feather toy. Only at night does she decide she’s done being independent, and crawls into bed to snuggle on her people’s legs. She’s a perma-mini kitty, perfect for crawling behind the fridge and getting stuck in other small obscure spaces. She transforms into an acrobat when the evil red dot appears or into a dog when her dog brother is getting dinner.

She is mom’s first kitten cat, and we could not have asked for a more perfect (or sassier) addition to our little Arlington household.

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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