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by ARLnow.com — July 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Catsby, who’s as great as the literary character she’s named after.

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

Born in Falls Church, the Great Catsby moved to Arlington when she was six weeks old.  Although her name evokes gin fizz-soaked Jazz Age parties and gregarious flappers, in fact Catsby is quite shy.  It took her a while to feel comfortable with people.  While she can be skittish around those she doesn’t know, usually she hops up to sit with her family and neighbors.  She especially loves her human brother’s girlfriend, who is studying to be a vet.

She likes chicken and rice cat food, playing with laser pointers, and settling down on newspaper.  She can sit on the top of the armchair in the sun room and watch birds for hours.  Most of all she enjoys long naps on the bed in the master bedroom.  If a laundry bin is left on the floor, sometimes she pees in it, but we can’t be perfect.

What makes Catsby awesome is that she kept all of her family happy during the year her diplomat human dad spent in Iraq.  Whenever anyone in her human family felt lonely, Catsby jumped up next to them and kept them company.  Her human family loves 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 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 — July 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Jasmine, who’s a 9-year-old pug.

Here’s what Jasmine’s owner, Jessica, had to say about her.

Hi, my name is Jasmine the Pug (look for my hashtag on Instagram #jasminethepug) and I am 9 years. My birthday is August 1st and I will be the BIG 1-0. My mom took me in when I was 6 months old from a family that could no longer keep me. Mom and I both moved to the DC area 8 years ago and have been living in Arlington for the past 4 years.

Just over a year ago, my mom decided to take in my new brother, Wilson. He is WILD! I don’t know what she was thinking because I’m old and he exhausts me, but I love him nonetheless. I am actually his great aunt or something (we have the same bloodline), but I only claim him occasionally.

Things I enjoy include: eating (I would eat ALL the time if she’d let me), sunbathing, boat riding, laying on the couch, cuddling in my cuddlebed, and just being close to my mom. Occasionally mom will take us to the wineries out in Virginia and that’s always fun. Barrel Oak is my favorite! Mom also volunteers with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and will sometimes bring home another dog for the weekend. It’s okay as long as it keeps my brother, Wilson, entertained and lets me rest.

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 — July 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Mason, who’s Australian by breed and all American by bandana.

Here’s what Mason’s dog mom Laura had to say about him.

Mason is a 1-and-a-half-year old mutt. His mom is an Australian cattle dog mix and is responsible for his beautiful blue eyes. Mason doesn’t know much about his dad, but he guesses that he might have been part Basenji given his physique and coloring. Mason’s mother was pregnant in the streets of South Carolina. He and his brothers and sisters were placed in a high-kill shelter until being rescued and transferred up to Pennsylvania where he met his now parents. Mason’s parents drove from Arlington to Scranton to rescue him because they were so drawn by his piercing blue eyes. He is often stopped by Arlington residents while walking around town that can’t seem to resist them either.

Mason is a lover of hikes, camping, long walks, and warm sunshine, and can be easily persuaded to do pretty much anything when peanut butter or ice cubes are on the line. He also enjoys playing with his fellow pup friends in his apartment building. In the summers, Mason can sometimes be found swimming at the Shirlington Dog Park or on Theodore Roosevelt Island. He used to be spotted frequently running on the Custis Trail, but his recent diagnosis with a severe heart condition has lead to the end of his running career. Unsurprisingly, Mason is not overly fond of vacuums, power tools, and other loud devices. He has hopes that one day his parents will adopt his future brother named Dixon. Overall, Mason is a resilient pup who loves fellow dogs, humans, and a good adventure. If you see him in Arlington, make sure to stop and say hi!

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

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner 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 — June 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Harper, a Golden Retriever mix rescued from North Carolina.

Harper, a playful pup, loves car rides, napping, walks, chasing squirrels and giving high-fives but hates the vacuum cleaner with a passion.

Here’s what Harper’s owner, Rachel, had to say about her.

Harper is a one-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever mix rescued from North Carolina.  Harper was a stray so she was very shy at first but has come a long way and is now a very playful, outgoing, happy Arlington pup.

Harper’s favorite activities involve car rides, napping, long walks, chasing squirrels, giving high-fives and trying to get all the peanut butter out of her Kong. Harper is also a huge fan of the water and is looking forward to the warmer weather, though she did have a lot of fun in the blizzard! When Harper isn’t busy chasing squirrels she loves to visit her patients; Harper is currently a Paw Pal with a local hospice care provider. Harper is a very sweet and calm around people so she is perfect for the job, not to mention she loves the attention too!

She also loves getting to meet new friends and play with other dogs at the nearby dog parks. Harper’s biggest fear is the vacuum cleaner. Nothing else is quite as scary, Harper enjoys pacing around it and barking, which makes vacuuming quite exciting. A unique thing about Harper is that she is very allergic to chicken. Harper has to have a special diet to ensure she is not consuming any chicken. Oh, and did we mention Harper was a little spoiled? She enjoys taking up the whole bed and making herself at home on all the furniture, as seen in her photos. :)

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 — June 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bosley, a seven-month-old Goldendoodle who melts hearts and destroys beds.

Upon recently discovering a new thing called a “beach,” Bosley was smitten. As much as he loves Clarendon, Bosley craves more trips to the shore.

Here’s what Bosley’s beach chauffeur, Liz, had to say about him.

Hello! My name is Bosley, or Bosley Bear as my mom likes to call me, and I am a seven month old Goldendoodle. I was adopted from Staunton, Virginia at nine weeks and moved to Arlington in January. You have probably seen me walking around Clarendon, desperately trying to pull my mom and dad to meet every single person we walk by. Sometimes I get the hiccups because I’m so excited to meet everyone.

I may be small now, but I have a big personality and endless energy! I LOVE going to the Clarendon Dog Park and playing with my fellow Arlington doggies. Every time we leave our apartment and start walking in that direction I try my hardest to get us there faster. I’ve taken a couple trips to the beach already and have decided the beach life is for me! I’d also settle for splashing around in the creek behind my grandparent’s house.

I may have chewed up a couple beds and stolen a few dinners from my parents but they still love me! Follow me on Instagram at Bosley_the_dood to see more pictures of my adventures.

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 — June 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Mooch. True to his name, Mooch sits around at home all day and does nothing productive for society.

Here’s what Arlington Forest residents Sylvie and Paul had to say about their doggy slacker.

Mooch is a Golden Retriever who lives at home and is unemployed.

He turned four on February 3rd, which makes him 28 in human years, a little too old to be hanging out in his parents’ place, but he is often forgiven because he is so sweet.  Mooch absolutely lives up to his name, as he is a total mooch for affection. He also mooches for food, but not as much as he does for love. Mooch loves belly rubs and full body massages. He mostly eats Blue Buffalo’s chicken and rice but has a couple other favorite treats as well, including anything that falls off the dining room table, apple cores, bananas, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, and any food item he encounters on the street when walking outside.

When Mooch was just eight months old he attended Dogtober Day at Lacey Woods Park on Washington Boulevard. Mooch won the category of Best Costumewearing an airplane suit, and was dubbed Mooch Airways. He was then automatically entered into the running for Best in Show, and came very close to winning by applause-meter in what remains a highly contested decision. Mooch is a mellow guy though, so he doesn’t lose any sleep over it.

Mooch can often be found in Lubber Run Park sporting his most recent bad haircut, done by his owner. Fortunately he doesn’t embarrass easily.

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 — June 8, 2016 at 11:05 am 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Fauna, who’s training to be a service dog.

Fauna frequents the Village at Shirlington, Pacers 5K races and enjoys the occasional trip to the beach. Here’s more about her:

Please meet Fauna, a Guiding Eyes For The Blind “puppy with a purpose.” Last April, volunteer puppy raisers John and Kayla were matched with this petite 10 week old yellow lab puppy who couldn’t be cuter if she tried. Over the past year, Fauna has been taught basic obedience and house manners, and socialized in a variety of environments. Service dogs in training must learn to work around different people, places and distractions. She accompanies her raisers in stores, restaurants, offices, and even commutes on the Metro. Fauna is often seen training around Shirlington while working on her dog distractions. She especially enjoys her weekly training class where she learns new skills alongside the other puppies in our region.

But it hasn’t been all work and no play for Fauna. She loves to jog, hike, swim, fetch, tug, chew and cuddle with her raisers. She’s currently plowing through a bucket list of local outings, including a Nats game, a beach weekend in Ocean City, a Pacers 5K race, a Wolf Trap concert, the National Zoo, and much more. In between her daily training and play sessions, Fauna has helped to foster several rescue cats for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. She would love to find a forever home for her boyfriend Sylvester (https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/34854789).

Fauna is now 16 months old and getting ready for her big test in July that will determine which working career she is best suited for. She could be selected for formal guide dog training, the breeding colony, or an alternative career such as a detection or autism companion dog. But if she decides that she just misses her family too much, Fauna will be adopted by her raisers and serve as a surrogate mom for their new Guiding Eyes puppy in August.

Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Yorktown Heights, NY, Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org) is an internationally accredited nonprofit guide dog school that has provided thousands of blind and visually impaired people with specially bred and trained dogs at no cost that grant them dignity, freedom and greater independence.

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 — June 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rebel.

The photo above may make Rebel look like a beach bum, but he’s a hard worker who chases bunnies like a champ and is training to be a therapy dog.

Here’s what Amy had to say about her friendly, energetic canine companion.

Hi my name is Rebel! Everyone compliments my mom on my name but she can’t take credit, I had it when she adopted me. When I was leaving the shelter I jumped right into the driver’s seat, we were going home and there was no turning back!

I’m a 3.5 year old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix who used to be a country dog in Staunton, VA but moved to Northern Virginia 1.5 years ago. Making new friends is my favorite whether I’m barking at dogs across the street, running around the dog park, or letting little kids pet me; I want to meet everyone. Chasing all the bunnies in my backyard is fun too because they look just like my squeaky toys. When I’m really good I even get to tag along for happy hours and sneak some french fries from anyone willing to share.

My mom wanted a travel buddy so I go on lots of road trips with her. I’ve been all up and down the East Coast everywhere from Connecticut to Georgia but my favorite was my first trip to the beach in Charleston, SC.

People like to ask me lots of questions because I tilt my head every time I hear the words car, dog park, or Petsmart. I figure if I look cute enough they’ll take me to one of those places. This summer I hope to become a registered therapy dog to show off my sweet personality.

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 — May 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bean, at mutt who’s originally from Texas and may have a bit of Cattle Dog in her heritage.

Here’s what Bean’s dog mom, Cynthia, had to say about her.

After being found as a stray in Texas, Bean came to Northern Virginia in November 2015, when her new mom instantly fell in love and adopted her. Bean is believed to be an 11-month-old mutt (possibly a Cattle Dog mix). Bean is an avid ball fetcher, tug player, and squirrel chaser. She absolutely LOVES going to daycare at WOOFS! Dog Training Center everyday and can’t get enough playtime with all of her friends. However, at the park the only thing Bean cares about is chasing her ball.

While shy at times, Bean almost always has to say hello to anyone she meets- she is especially fond of children. Bean recently completed a Puppy Basic Obedience class at WOOFS! and is currently taking a Nosework class. Bean and her mother hope to try out Agility in the future as well, and they can’t wait to see what Bean thinks of swimming! Bean’s favorite treats are peanut butter and Vienna sausages. When she is not busy playing, Bean loves to snuggle and take naps. Bean and her mom like to take long walks around the Ballston neighborhood — if you see them, please say hi (if she doesn’t first!)

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 — May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Jazzy, a cat who’s from the heartland, rocks some distinguished white hair and who has her sights set on the (small, furry) white house.

Here’s Jazzy’s stump speech, written by her campaign manager (and owner), Stacey.

Hello, my fellow Americans! My name is Jazzy. I’m originally from Kansas City and am named after the Jazz music district where I was found as a kitten. My family moved to Arlington last year so I could begin my political career. My dad also took a promotion to his DC office – helpful coincidence!

My hobbies include bird watching out our patio door, chasing the elusive red laser and trying to eat cheese off my parents’ plates. I also work really hard. My most frequent tasks include waking my parents before their alarms go off, running around my mom’s feet when she does workout DVDs, and patrolling the hallway to make sure all is well in our apartment building. All that work requires frequent naps, as well. My scientific studies determined the best sleep can be found in a basket of clean laundry!

Don’t let this fluffy face fool you – I can put my paw down when necessary. I’m the perfect combination of compassion and cattitude that is needed in a leader. You can learn more about my campaign and adventures on social media. I look forward to being your purrresident. Vote Jazzy! #jazzy2016

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 — May 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dolly, a Goldendoodle puppy who’s a Virginia native.

Dolly lives in Courthouse and loves chewing sticks and making new friends. Here is what this friendly pup had to say for herself, as relayed by dog mom Colleen.

Hi – I’m Dolly! I’m a 6.5 month old Goldendoodle from Staunton, Virginia – my mom thinks she picked me out but really I picked her. I kept jumping into my mom’s arms and howled when she put me down so she would know we belong together. I try to keep the howling to a minimum now – usually I just do it to get attention.

Now I live in Courthouse and I love going for long walks in Clarendon and Courthouse and finding sticks to chew on. When I meet a new friend outside I usually like to play a bit but really I want to sit in the grass and chew as many sticks as possible! I try to say hi to everyone on walks because of course they came outside just to play with me – my mom tries to stop me but I just love meeting new people!

I love to play with my toys but mom’s shoes are so much better – I usually don’t damage anything but it’s fun to steal them and run around the house. I’ll do just about anything for a treat and I’m getting trained right now so that means I get A LOT of treats for doing silly things like sitting and paying attention to her. When I’m not outside I love to snuggle up on the couch, get belly rubs or see what my mom is making in the kitchen and see if anything fell to the floor!

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 — May 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Casey.

Casey is 6 years old — he’s in his 40s in dog years. He loves attention and is originally from Canada. But that’s where comparisons to former GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz end.

Anyhoo, here’s what Casey had to say about himself.

Hi there. My name is Casey and I want to be the Pet of the Week.

I moved to Arlington from Canada last July and have been really enjoying getting to know my new home.

I am 6 years old and was rescued by my loving owners when I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada back in 2012. I was living by the ocean for a few years and loved swimming in the big waves. Since I moved to Arlington I have been walking every day in all the really cool trails that are in my new neighborhood of Bellevue Forest. I especially enjoy the walk along the Gulf Branch trail creek. The other thing I really like about Arlington is all the dog friendly restaurants and stores. When my owners go shopping or go to eat, they can take me along – and usually I get a new toy or a treat :)

I have also lived in a town called Moose Jaw (yes…. Moose Jaw) which is in Saskatchewan, Canada. Pretty flat there, so all the hills in the Arlington area are pretty fun to walk up and down. Since I moved here I have gone swimming in the ocean at Nag’s Head, North Carolina and Melbourne Beach, Florida. The water there is way warmer than back in Canada.

You may have seen me walking around the area with my leash in my mouth. I like to carry my own leash as it is way easier for my owners to walk me that way. I am extremely obedient when it comes to walking on the sidewalks too. I like to sleep, sit in the sun, chew on bones, chase a ball once in a while, and I love attention – cannot get enough of it. Truck and car rides are way too much fun as well.

So if you see me walking around town, please stop and say hello — I will even shake a paw with 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 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 — April 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duchess, a hound mix who’s a total daddy’s girl and the scourge of rabbits everywhere.

Duchess knows that her grand-dog-parents are total pushovers when it comes to table scraps and has some refined tastes when it comes to wineries and vacation destinations.

Here’s was adoptive dog mom Andrea had to say about her.

Duchess (Dutch for short) is a 7-year-old hound mix who is a sweet, talkative, and cuddly lady from Dublin, VA. Her dad — and favorite of her two parents — Devin stopped by a local shelter one day while visiting his family and couldn’t help but take her home after she sat on his foot and gave him a look that said, “let’s hit the road.” Devin and Dutch moved to Arlington in 2014 where they met Andrea (me!) and we’ve been living the Three’s Company life ever since.

Dutch misses the country life but stays in touch with her roots by chasing after the Arlington bunnies (don’t worry, she’s too slow to catch them.) She loves long walks, but seems to think she’s in charge and is determined to walk aimlessly around Arlington for hours. Usually this ends in a tug-of-war between her and whoever is on the other side of her leash making it look like Duchess is trying to run away and find new owners, but we’re working on it. I promise.

Like any dog, Duchess loves treats and scraps. She gets more than enough of both from her grandparents, who spoil her rotten. She is also a big fan of road trips (aka sitting on my lap in the car until my legs go numb) and wineries (good news, we do too!) She’d do anything to stay outdoors and lay in the sunshine (she’s also a total beach bum) and convincing her to leave our sunny patio is always an epic contest of wills.

Dutch is the highlight of our days and we are usually the highlight of hers (it depends on how good the treats were on any given day.) If you see me being dragged down the street by this adorable, one ear up/one ear down gentle lady, feel free to say hello and fall in love with her as quickly as we did.

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 — April 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Chase, who’s part Husky and entirely lovable.

Chase was rescued from doggy death row in Kentucky and is now a true Arlingtonian. He even takes a weekly agility class and frequents the local farmers market.

Here’s what Val, Chase’s owner, had to say about him.

Chase (aka. Chaser, Piggly Wiggly, Big Baby) is a 2-year-old Husky-mix that was scheduled to be euthanized in a Kentucky shelter. Wolf Spirit Sled Dog rescue got him out of there and transported him to southern VA where his new parents met him and immediately fell in love. This was about 9 months ago and he’s still breaking hearts where ever he goes.

Everyone who meets him has to admit, he’s quite the character. He loves vocalizing his thoughts to others and if you don’t understand him, well he’ll just keep trying. I wish ARLnow allowed audio clips because the dog who says, “mama” got nothing on him.

Chase can be found going on long, neighborhood runs with his parents (he keeps us in shape), hanging out at the Westover Farmer’s Market (by the Three Puppies Treats stand of course), and romping around at Benjamin Banneker Dog Park.

He loves going to his weekly Agility class at Woofs where he’s an exemplary student… except when he gets impatient and throws a husky tantrum because he has to wait his turn. His favorite things are riding in the truck, frolicking with his BFF Ripley (pictured), harassing the neighborhood kids with sloppy dog kisses, playing frisbee and tug-of-war (occasionally at the same time), and waking his parents up for morning cuddles.

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 — April 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Lambeau, a mutt with a love of bowties and the Green Bay Packers.

Here’s what dog mom (and dog bowtie seller) Megan had to say about him:

Lambeau lives in Arlington, VA, is 3 years old and is a mutt.

Lambeau was rescued in Louisville, KY where he lived for a year. He moved to Milwaukee, WI for a year before moving to Arlington, VA in December. He was very happy he moved to the DC area in time for Snowzilla since he is a big fan of the snow. He is named after Lambeau field where the Green Bay Packers play so maybe cold weather is in his blood.

Lambeau loves exploring. He enjoys walking down to the national mall along with going on trails along the Potomac River. He also likes how many of the stores in Arlington are dog friendly but he now expects to be able to go into any store he wants.

Lambeau is always wearing a bowtie. His mom, grandmom and aunt sell dog bowties (Brugg’s Bowties) on Etsy. Lambeau likes to pick out which bowtie he will wear for the day.

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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