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Arlington Pet of the Week: Bandit

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bandit, a social pup from South Carolina who celebrated his second birthday last month.

Here’s what Bandit’s owners, Melissa and Sam, had to say on his behalf:

Hi, my name is Bandit and I steal hearts! I’m an mutt from South Carolina who came to Virginia because I heard it’s for lovers. I love every person and dog I meet. I’m enthusiastic and wag my tail a lot. If you see me, I like to be pet, and everyone who pets me notices how remarkably soft my fur is. It is quite nice if I do say so myself!

On the weekend I like to go to local dog parks and on hikes. I hope to meet all of the puppers of Arlington one day. Perhaps I’ll see you and we can play. But, please don’t splash any water on me — I am decidedly not a water dog and think water dogs are crazy!

When I want something, I will sit quietly and look up at you making my signature I’m a good boy who needs a treat face. I am a rescue adopted from Operation Paws for Homes… This year I got an early birthday present — a sister from the same rescue organization, who is just as energetic and social as me. I’m living a great life and it’s great to have a friend always by my side.

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Lincoln

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Lincoln, a Clarendon resident who is not a picky eater.

Here’s what Lincoln’s owner, Colleen, had to say about him.

Hi everyone! Meet Lincoln — he is a 10 lb shih tzu/bichon mix, and he’s almost two years old. He lives with his parents, Frank and Colleen, in Clarendon, VA. He is always smiling, and with his crooked teeth and underbite, he has everyone right where I want them… giving him all of the treats!

He likes to think of himself as a food connoisseur. He is obviously very focused on protein: shredded chicken, steak, hard boiled eggs, and cheese. He also enjoys watermelon, peanut butter, cucumber slices, and baby carrots. Although, if given the opportunity, he would definitely eat some tissues or pieces of mail, so I guess he’s not too picky.

His hobbies include eating, sleeping on his dad’s pillow, following his mom’s every move, visiting his friends at Orangetheory Fitness Clarendon, going for walks outside, and playing with all of his toys. In his spare time, he likes to go around his apartment and steal as many socks as he can. Clean or dirty, large or small, he loves them all! If you ever want to know how he’s feeling just look at his wagging tail — it’s his biggest tell — it’s almost always up high, and it wags faster as he gets excited. Attention is his favorite and he is a great cuddler. He also LOVES meeting new people, so come say hi if you see him walking around the neighborhood, or follow along with his daily adventures on Instagram @WhatsLincolnThinkin!

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Turkey

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Turkey, a 14-year-old Ballston resident and professional lounger.

Here’s what Turkey’s owner, Mike, had to say about her.

High atop Ballston, one cat maintains a watchful eye on her citizens, and the suspicious neighbor cat who is definitely up to no good!

From humble beginnings at the Charlottesville ASPCA, Turkey rose to infamy for stealing ribs and bacon and steak and salmon from the rich (her human) and giving to the poor (herself). This feline Robin Food went legit and served five years protecting the yard against chipmunks and sparrows. After retiring from guard duty and moving to Ballston, Turkey took up professional lounging and can often be found in baking pans (apropos), and cat tower donuts.

Having just celebrated her 14th birthday by stealing some Oreo McFlurry and napping in the sunbeam, Turkey settles in on the cool apartment floor to relax and contemplate what adventures the future holds for tomorrow(‘s dinner).

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Duke

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duke, a 14-year-old beagle who has accompanied his owner through a host of life changes.

Here’s what Duke’s owner, Marissa, had to say about him:

This is Duke! Duke is originally from Myrtle Beach, SC. I adopted him from the Humane Society when he was around 8 weeks old and I was living by myself down there looking for a pet to keep me company. I never asked where he came from, but it looked like he had a rough life as a puppy; he was very sick and it looked like someone had cut one of his ears. He’s a small beagle, so my theory was he was the runt of the litter and dropped off at the shelter. Being from a beach town, you would think he likes the water but he actually hates it; he doesn’t even like to walk on wet sand.

Duke loves to play hide and seek, chase the neighborhood cats, sit by the baby’s high chair waiting for food to fall, sleep, eat, and snuggle in bed with me every night. One of my favorite memories is in one of the pics; he used to love snuggling against my pregnant belly. His ears are soft as velvet and he still has that new puppy smell, one of my favorite smells!

14 years later, Duke has now lived with me in 8 different houses and has been my best friend through many life changes: lots of moving, marriage and two children. He has some anxiety so he is like my shadow, following me from room to room, never wanting to be alone. He has lost some of his hearing but he is still super healthy! I always believe that everything happens for a reason and I definitely do think Duke and me meeting at that shelter was meant to be. Every year his birthday is a bittersweet celebration. It makes me sad knowing he is getting older, but I always feel blessed for having him in my life for so many years!

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Dorian

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dorian, an attention-loving cat approaching his tenth birthday.

Here’s what Dorian’s owner, Laura, had to say about him:

As Oscar Wilde wrote of his namesake, Dorian lives his life according to the motto: “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” As with that famous fictional character, our own Dorian Gray has a commissioned portrait except his only captures his sweet expression rather than reflecting his life of debauchery (aka the obscene number of treats he can eat in a day).

Our dapper boy was adopted from the DC Humane Rescue Alliance in 2014 at the mature age of 5 ½ years old and made himself right at home leaving tufts of fur all over the apartment, claiming the couch as well as the highest level of the cat tower as his favorite spots, and playing hide and seek with his owner by mostly hiding on top of or inside the kitchen cabinets.

Now belonging to a couple and living large in the Courthouse area of Arlington, Dorian serenely looks forward to his 10th birthday in November. Having adopted his owner’s better half, Dorian has a new favorite human to headbutt, request chin and tummy scratches, and squawk at for attention. Due to his chill personality, Dorian is always a big hit at social functions where he can get all the attention he’s ever desired!

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Hugo

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hugo, a rescue who gives back as a certified therapy dog.

Here’s what Hugo’s owner, Tim, had to say about him:

This is Hugo! He is a 7-and-a-half-year-old American Bulldog/Terrier who loves to snuggle! He had quite a journey to get to Arlington but loves living here now! Originally from DC, he did not have the best start to life as he was mistreated and neglected. He arrived in the Humane Rescue Alliance shelter with ears so badly infected, they had to be removed. As a deaf, full-grown Pit Bull-type dog, his chances of adoption were low, but his incredible personality always shone through. He was rescued 5 and half years ago and moved to the Courthouse neighborhood where he loves to hang out and sniff in the Plaza but enjoys visiting Potomac Overlook and Gulf Branch trails every chance he gets! He also loves going to his Bay House where he sunbathes, kayaks, and occasionally thinks about swimming.

Today, Hugo loves to give back as a volunteer! As a PAL certified Therapy Dog, he visits the ASPAN Shelter and GWU Hospital weekly, and Arlington libraries twice a month where his big smile and sweet disposition bring comfort and a smile to everyone he meets. He was featured on the WUSA9 news for his Paws to Read work at Central Library and in Men’s Health Magazine last summer as an Ultimate Dog Finalist. He also has done a lot of fund raising for his old shelter, raising tens of thousands of dollars for HRA through Fashion for Paws, where he was a runway model, and other events so his fellow rescued dogs can have the same opportunity he had!

He brings joy to everyone he meets and I am lucky to have him in my life! Shout out to HRA and the staff and volunteers who saw something special in him and gave him a second chance!

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Tia

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Tia, a 15-year-old retired cat who loves to cuddle.

Here’s what Tia’s owners, Matthew and Maureen, had to say on her behalf:

Hi! My name is Tia Monster and I’ve been living in Arlington for a year with my owners Matthew and Maureen. I’m 15 years old but I don’t act like it! My favorite thing in the world is to be around people, all the time. I love to be pet and to spoon on the couch with my owners. I think the hallway outside my condo is really interesting but I don’t like to wander too far away.

I will do anything for wet food (especially tuna — which Maureen hates) or treats. I hate when my owners dress me up like a shark or try to hold my paws. I love to talk to my owners and I’m sure to give them an earful if they are gone for too long or haven’t fed me fast enough. I never forget a meal. I’ve learned to employ many tactics to get the attention of my owners. From sitting on their keyboards when they are working from home to putting my paws on their books when they’re trying to read — I’m always sure to make my presence known!

They say that cats have nine lives and I’ve already used up a few of them while living with Matthew’s sister and her six kids (and a dog). But now I’ve decided to retire in Arlington where I get all the cuddles I can handle (and no dogs). I can’t imagine a better place to spend my retirement and my owners couldn’t be happier that I came to live with them. My owners are getting married in a few months but I know I’ll always be first in their hearts!

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Schrodinger

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Schrodinger, a Korat cat from Pentagon City who loves tuna.

Here’s what Schrodinger’s owner, Adam, had to say about her:

Schrodinger is a Korat in Pentagon City that was born way back in 2002.

Schrodinger is obviously named after the quantum physics thought experiment in which a cat is placed in a box with some sort of poison. Until the box is opened, when it is discovered that the cat is either alive or dead, the cat is considered both alive and dead simultaneously. Neither Schrodinger nor her owner still have any idea what that means.

Despite her advancing age, Schrodinger is still spry and loves playing with our other two cats. She also has an unhealthy obsession with tuna and whenever she hears the can opener, the alarm sound from Kill Bill goes off in her head and she goes berserk. Other favorite activities include lying on her Washington Football Team blanket, providing her owner with hairballs, drooling when happy, and looking at things.

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Oshie

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Oshie, a 4-year-old rescue who cheered for the Washington Capitals with her family during the Stanley Cup Final last week.

Here’s what Oshie’s owner, Heather, had to say about her:

This is Oshie! Yes, she is named after our beloved Washington Capitals player, T.J. Oshie. Oshie is a 4 year old, 25 pound ball of energy. We adopted her from Lucky Dog Rescue last year. She loves Arlington and the Washington Capitals. She enjoys long walks, hiking, playing fetch, playing with other dogs, snuggling and barking at the mailman. She hates the vacuum cleaner and the Pittsburg Penguins. She also enjoys chasing her kitty sister and hopes one day they will be friends. But by far, her favorite thing to do is to snuggle up on a family member’s lap to watch Capitals games!

We couldn’t be happier with our newest addition to our family. Shout out to Lucky Dog for helping us find such a wonderful dog.

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Weasley

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Weasley, a 6-year-old rescue who loves to accompany his owner on road trips.

Here’s what Weasley’s owner, Kristin, had to say about him:

This is Weasley, a 6-year old rescue who we believe is Maine Coon and Turkish Angora. He has all of the good qualities of a cat, combined with the good qualities of a dog. He is super affectionate, but also very smart; he knows commands, greets you at the door, and plays fetch (if he is in the mood). He loves his toy bear, belly and cheek rubs, naps, and treats. Weas loves to pounce on his toys, especially ribbons or catnip toys. That’s why we call him a little lion cub (plus he has an amazing mane).

He has traveled with his mom to multiple destinations and is the best road-trip companion. He just sits in his seat and looks out the window. It’s always funny to see people double take when they realize he is a cat. He really thinks he is a human. Anyone who thinks they don’t like cats will change their mind if they meet this fluffer!

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Hannah

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hannah, a 2.5-year-old Jack Russell mix looking for new friends in Courthouse.

Here’s what her owner, Richard, had to say on her behalf:

My name is Hannah and I’m a Jack Russell mix. I live in the Courthouse area of Arlington and I can be regularly seen looking for attention from human and dog friends alike, especially in the elevator of my building.

I am 2 and a half years old, and came to my forever home from a local shelter around my first birthday. When I first arrived at my new home, I didn’t know what a toy or a treat was – but now they are two of my favorite things!

I used to be very timid and afraid of everything, but am now incredibly brave and love adventures of all sorts. I especially love to be chased around the local dog park, and to go for long walks in the neighborhood with my dad. I really hate the rain, so am looking forward to the warm weather to arrive so I can be outside more often and meet lots 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 of 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Taz

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Taz, a 10-year-old cat who loves sleeping on laps and has a nightly yowling ritual.

Here’s what his owner, Rachael, had to say:

This adorable green-eyed wonder’s name is Taz! He is a little over 10 years old and he and his sister Rox (not pictured) were adopted from Animal Care and Control in San Francisco, CA when he was roughly 2 months old. After a very exciting road trip across the country, he now lives in Arlington and enjoys avoiding the snow every winter and the heat and humidity every summer.

This stud has a lot to say and he sure likes to speak his mind! He’s developed a specific “meow” for everything including voicing his displeasure, desires, and his nightly yowling ritual. He is also very handsy and likes to reach and grab for everything he wants. It’s like having a pet raccoon, really. He can pick up a piece of kibble from the ground, lift it to his face, and eat it right out of his paw! He often tries to do this with anything anyone is eating.

One thing that Taz does not like is being outdoors. Taking walks on a harness? Hates it. Sitting on the balcony on a sunny day? Nope. Watching wildlife? He’d rather just stare at his mom and dad. Things that Taz absolutely loves is being around people. He loves being carried around the house and sleeping in laps. In fact, if you just look at him, it will cause him to start purring. He’s definitely our special little 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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Fallyn

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Fallyn, a pit bull who enjoys going to the vet and taking on squirrel hunting missions.

Here’s what her owner, Lauren, had to say:

I had initially been fostering Fallyn from Bully Paws rescue, but it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with her. I ended up adopting her shortly after becoming her foster, and she’s been a permanent fixture on my couch ever since.

Fallyn is extremely affectionate and wants to be loved by everyone. She takes personal offense to anyone who doesn’t stop to pet her while walking by, but luckily most people do. She makes an immediate connection with everyone she meets, and is so gentle and loving. She even enjoys going to the vet because there, she is the center of attention, which is where she prefers to be.

Fallyn lives a very pampered lifestyle. Her interests include long walks through Arlington, aka squirrel hunting missions, but only if it’s warm and sunny outside, as she refuses to go out in the rain, snow, or even if it’s just slightly too cold. She is a professional napper, treat eater, and stuffed toy destroyer. She is also clearly very health conscious, because her favorite toy is a stuffed carrot.

Fallyn has many special talents, including her ability to nap anywhere. Whether it be in the car, or in the middle of a hike, she is very good at laying down and immediately falling asleep. She also is very good at squeezing her 60 pound body into the smallest parts of the couch, just to sit next to her favorite people. It’s hard to be upset around Fallyn, because she has a way of always making you laugh. She is the sweetest dog I have ever met, and all she wants is love, which she gets plenty of at home.

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: West

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is West, a 5-year-old cat who was found in an abandoned cabin in West Virginia and enjoys sitting on laptops.

Here’s what her owner, Marilyn, had to say:

Hi! I’m West, a 5 year old lovable cat. My family found me 3 years ago in an abandoned cabin in West Virginia. They took me home and I’m now officially their pet. I live with Angie, Brinton, Marilyn, Mark, Lucas, and a puppy, Sierra. I don’t like Sierra because she takes attention away from me. Even though I am mean to her, she still loves me.

If you ever need your laptop to be sit on, I’m your cat. My family doesn’t like me to sit on theirs because I delete all of their files. I also enjoy destroying earbuds and pencils. At night I cuddle with my mom, but if she moves, I bite her. If you’re looking for me I’m usually in my dad’s sock drawer, on top of the printer, or staring down the dog. Even though I don’t have claws I can still kill mice and chipmunks.

I can be a bit of a pain sometimes, but my family loves me dearly. Without me, they would be missing out on one amazing cat.

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 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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Adobe Creative Cat

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Adobe Creative Cat, a 4-year-old Doll Face Persian who prefers playing with garbage over his many cat toys.

Here is what his owners, Laura and Jeff, had to say:

Born in Kuwait and relocated to America by Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, Adobe Creative Cat was adopted by two graphic designers in May 2017 and given a very nerdy name. Although it took some time for him to adapt to his new life, he now demands attention by rolling around on Mr. Human’s hands while he’s trying to work from home and is happiest when he’s being carried on Mrs. Human’s hip like a human toddler as she takes care of household chores.

Adobe’s hobbies include loudly complaining when he realizes no one is looking at him, watching videos of birds and squirrels on YouTube, escaping from his apartment and scurrying down the hallway when his humans try to catch him, marching in place on Mrs. Human’s belly while she’s trying to sleep, and playing with random scraps of garbage he finds on the floor instead of with his plethora of cat toys.

He’s very active on social media, and often shows off his plump belly and loud voice on his own Instagram account.

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 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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