Arlington, VA

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week Heidi,  an 8 year old Mastiff who loves getting her nails painted.

Here what Heidi’s owner had to say about her life here in Arlington:

Heidi is an 8 year old mastiff who hails from the beaches of Southern California. She misses swimming at the dog beach year round, but is very impressed by Westover’s squirrel population. When Heidi isn’t getting her nails painted her signature pink or grabbing a puppuccino from Starbucks, she can be found sleeping on her humans’ bed or sofa.

Heidi was 25 lbs overweight when she was rescued six years ago. The vet ran lots of tests, but ultimately diagnosed her as clinically fat and lazy. She loves belly rubs, and will eat anything that remotely resembles food. She currently holds the unofficial title of world’s largest lapdog.

If you see Heidi around town, please stop her and say hello. Heidi is the center of her humans’ world, but she has no sense of loyalty and will love you just as much as she loves them. Or more if you have treats.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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

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This week two kittens are Arlington’s Pet of the Week: Chip and Queso.

Here is what the feline brothers’ owner has to say about their new lives in Arlington:

Chip, a grey tabby, and Queso, an orange tabby, are 8 months old and are, in fact, brothers…though you wouldn’t guess it by the looks of them. Rescued by City Kitties from a rural farm in West Virginia, they now enjoy the urban life in Clarendon.

Chip’s hobbies including eating, chasing Queso, and darting into his home away from home, the common area hallway, each and every time the front door opens. He has an affinity for the refrigerator and will eagerly jump inside it, given the opportunity. Of the two brothers, he is the more vocal, and will make it known when he is ready for his human servants to feed him.

Queso excels at playing with cat coils, his favorite toys. He owns approximately 50 of them, 45 or so of which are under the sofa at any given time. He is mesmerized by water and enjoys paw bathing in the sink. If he’s not relaxing on his personalized blankie, you can probably find him nestled in a cardboard box or hanging out inside an IKEA bag, his other favorite toy.

To enjoy Chip and Queso’s daily antics, follow them on Instagram at @chipandquesokitties.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Archimedes, a rescue that has just mastered the command ‘sit’ and is working on learning more.

Here is what Archie’s owner told us that he has to say about his life in Arlington:

Hi my name is Archimedes, after the Greek Mathematician, but you can call me Archie. My litter-mates and I were rescued from a kill shelter and my new mom and dad got me before Christmas. I was the unique pup of the bunch, being the only brindle with blue-green eyes

Currently I love my cookie monster, blankies, meeting new people, and being told I have the prettiest eyes and coat. I’ve totally mastered ‘sit’, but most everything else is gibberish. Hopefully I’ll grow smarter each day to live up to my namesake, but for now I’ll eat every leaf in sight.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Bruiser, a 15-year-old Chihuahua who is named after Elle Wood’s companion in Legally Blond.

Here is what Bruiser’s owner has to say about the star:

Bruiser has had the honor of staring in a production of Legally Blonde the Musical, as you may have guessed, as himself.  Although the fame went to his head for a few weeks, he is very humble in his old age. Bruiser was adopted by Kacie Brady at the age of eight years old after he was “too much to handle” for another family.

His favorite activities include sleeping on a lap (he’s not picky), sleeping in his bed(s), and waking up for food. His dislikes include wood floors, of which his family’s entire house is made of, his rival, a black cat named JoJo who torments him when he sleeps, and snow that he gets lost in.

He mostly wants to be in his bed or cuddled up next to the nearest human. He doesn’t care for toys or walks, but he does love soft dog treats he can munch on with his few remaining teeth. Although he is very subdued, he does have occasional bursts of energy — usually around dinner time — where he wags his tail that is almost the same size as his body. He is a good old man who just wants to be on/under/next to you.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Olivia Rose, who loves lounging around in her Caps jersey.

Here is a little bit from Olivia Rose, or Oli for short, on her life here in Arlington:

I’m Oliva Rose but you can call me Oli. I’m not really too sure about my past life, it’s hard to keep up when you’re given 9 of them! All I know is, I managed to get a cute cauliflower ear but it made it a bit hard to listen to my hoooman mom and sisters. They did me a huge favor by getting rid of that bad boy. Now, I don’t have to constantly scratch my ear all day!

My favorite thing to do is hangout on mom’s make up chair, I think the fabric is fabulous for a lady like me. When I’m not on my throne, I take over mom’s king size bed. She actually got me this blanket that I don’t let anyone use but me, myself, and I. Sometimes I hang out in my sister’s room when she’s around because she’s usually watching netfix or something. I also loooove lounging around in my caps jersey, especially on game day. Doesn’t it look great on me?

It was nice chattin’ with ya! You on find me on insta @oneearwonderoli.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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

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Arlington Pet of the Week: Ludo

Meet the Arlington Pet of the Week, Ludo, a 4-year-old feline who has a crooked ear that adds to his charm.

Here is what Ludo’s owner, Beth, had to say about his life here in Arlington:

Ludo is a 4-year old gray domestic medium hair who may also be part Nebelung. He was named after the character “Ludo” in the movie Labyrinth because of his docile nature and his love of friendship. Ludo lived on the rough streets of rural VA before he was rescued by City Kitties, and now lives a calm life in retirement with his human in Ballston. His favorite activities include eating, sleeping on the floor, playing with his pink fish toy, and hanging out next to his human.

He loves to play with his pink fish toy more than anything, especially when his human uses the pole to whip the toy around so he can chase it. When he wants to play, he’ll sit in front of the closet where all the toys are kept and stare longingly at it. Sometimes, when he catches the pink toy, he’ll take it over to his favorite spot– next to the closet– and meow so you can be proud of the great job he did.

Ludo has a permanently crooked ear, but he doesn’t let it slow him down. In fact, it adds to his charm– and boy does he have a lot of charm. He enchants all the vets he meets, and has a knack for making the ladies fall to their knees (so they can pet him of course). With his silky fur and his chill demeanor, he is definitely a special guy!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Coco

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Coco, a 12 year old Bichon-Poodle mix who loves to nap.

Here’s what her owner, Janet, said Coco had to say:

My name is Coco and I live in Lyon Village.  I am a 12 year old Bichon-Poodle mix and came to live with my family when I was a puppy.  I had a lot of energy when I was little, but now I really like to nap – on the floor, on the couch, in my bed. Well, really I like to nap anywhere!  The one thing that wakes me up is when a friend walks by.  I run to the front door so that my mom will let me out to say hello.  Sometimes I like to sit on the front sidewalk so I can greet my doggie friends on their walks. My mom says I am part cat because I like to lay in the sun.

Although I enjoy walks around the neighborhood, my favorite places are hiking trails.  I might look like a princess, but I love nothing more than to run in the woods and get really dirty.  For shorter walks, my favorite place is Fort CF Smith.  When I am feeling my age, this short loop is perfect for me.  I have always loved toys, especially the squeaky ones.  I still like to play fetch and tug of war every day!  Afterwards, you guessed it – time for a nap!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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This week’s Pet of the Week is Kimba, who loves chasing laser pointers and feathers.

Here’s what Kimba’s owner had to say about his life here in Arlington:

Kimba (also known as Sir Kimba of Arlington) was born in the Republic of Turkey.  Him and his litter mate, the aptly named Mr. Meowgi, bravely crossed the Ocean together to find a better life in America.

They wound up in the care of the Lost Dog and Cat Foundation, before they were taken home to Arlington by their adoptive human.  Though they are immigrants, it didn’t take them long to embrace Arlington as their home.

Kimba’s favorite activities include chasing feather toys and laser pointers, catching bugs, jumping on the television and the bookshelf, posing for selfies, and cuddling with dad, and fighting with his Mr. Meowgi for the highest spot on the cat tree.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Max

This week’s Pet of the Week is Max, a German shepherd that lives in Crystal City and loves tennis balls.

Here is what Max’s family had to say about his life here in Arlington with his owner:

Max is a happy 2 ½ year-old german shepherd who lives in a pet-friendly apartment complex in Crystal City with his owner, Jordan. Jordan walks Max three times a day around the neighborhood or to the building’s dog park. Sometimes, when Jordan is busy during the day, a helping neighbor, Mimi, takes Max with her own dog Vlad to the building dog park. Vlad and Max have become best friends! Thank you, Mimi. It takes a village.

Max loves to play with tennis balls and he is very good at it.  He jumps high to catch them and never misses!  On weekends or on Jordan’s days off, Max and Jordan can be seen in Arlington’s great dog parks like Glencarlyn, James Hunter, Shirlington or Towers Park.  Occasionally, Jordan and Max will venture to Fairfax’s interconnector trail for a wilder adventure.

At 100 lbs, Max is a force of nature. When he wants to go, he goes!  But at the same time, Max is very loving and very sweet. He loves to cuddle with family and is quick to make new friends. Everyone who meets him instantly loves him.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Colin

This week’s Pet of the Week is Colin, a rescue brought to Arlington from South Carolina who loves chasing squirrels and smelling the flowers.

Here is what Colin’s owner said that he has to say about his life in Arlington:

Hi, I’m Colin! People always say that Colin is a unique name for a dog, and I think it fits my unique story. I was born in South Carolina, and was brought to DC by Lucky Dog Rescue in 2017 when I was just a baby. When my human dad found me, he knew it was meant to be-Colin is my human dad’s middle name!

I have been an Arlington Forest resident ever since and love living here, despite those mischievous chipmunks and squirrels roaming the neighborhood. I do my part to keep them out of my (and everyone else’s) yards, and you can often find me awkwardly sticking my nose in drainage tubes to hunt them down. Known around the neighborhood and dog park for my boundless energy, I often use my incredible speed to steal others’ tennis balls, but I love playing with other dogs. I love meeting people and will immediately roll over to get belly scratchies (a little to the left, please). My humans reward me with affection rather than food, but I do love munching on fallen ice cubes dropped by my other clumsy human.

I am not without my vices, however; out of desperation, my dad played squirrel videos on Youtube when I was scared at the vet to help distract me, and I have been slightly addicted ever since. If there is any kind of screen around, I push my nose to it to try to make a squirrel video appear. Once I even bought a $60 game subscription from my dad’s Amazon account!

Life is too short not to be happy-stop and smell the flowers once in a while! (see picture 🙂 )

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Molly

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week Molly, who was rescued as a small puppy and now enjoys nothing more than a game of fetch.

Here is what Molly’s owner has to say about their life together in Arlington:

This is Molly, also known as @adventurousmolly on Instagram! She is a Georgia native that was found in a ditch during a rain storm as a smol puppo, and her life was completely turned around that day thanks to some kind strangers! After several years, she decided to leave her small town behind and take on the big city.

It is widely believed that Molly is a person in a dog disguise. Molly is fluent in the English language and seems to know what you mean, no matter what you say. If you are sad or mad, she will come lay by you, reach her paw out and put it on your arm, and stare up at you with her ears back until you can’t help but forget what was wrong because she is so cute. 10/10 smart girl.

Her favorite game in the whole wide world is fetch. It is her mission, her civic duty, her responsibility, to go rescue that ball and bring it back to you. She can play for hours and never get tired of it. Her second favorite activity is snuggling with her peoples and getting heckin’ good pets. She loves other animals, including her kitty friends. She loves to come everywhere with you, which is why she is very glad that there are so many dog-friendly restaurants in Arlington.

Molly will be turning 9 in January, and we hope there will be 29 more years with her. She is an absolute angel and we love her very much.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of eight 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

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