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This Arlington Pet of the Week is living it up in Rosslyn and is a ball of pure fluff!

Meet Louie, a 5-year-old orange cat that is very adorable.

His family had this to say:

Louie is a 5 year old orange cat living his best life in Rosslyn. He was rescued from Kuwait (he has his own passport!), and brought to the US through Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team.

His mom met him during her shelter volunteer shift in March 2020, and fell in love with his sweet face immediately.

Louie is a fluffy goofball who enjoys chasing toys, having long naps in the sun, and taking walks in the hallway of his apartment building. His neighbors know him by name, and will pause to indulge him in a belly rub. He frequently tries to follow them home for more pets!

He loves his squeeze treats, and the occasional animal cracker as a special occasion treat (his prefered shape is a lion).

You can keep up with Louie’s shenanigans on Instagram @king_louie703!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Meet Ocean, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week.

If you don’t fall in love with her eyes you’ll definitely fall in love with her ears, and just in time for Valentines’s Day!

Her friends had this to share:

Meet Ocean, a delightful bundle of joy!

She’s a fetch enthusiast who’ll chase after anything you throw her way and revels in the colder weather. After playtime, she’s a sucker for belly rubs and will quietly soak up the affection. Her calm demeanor makes her a docile and quiet companion.

Independence is not a problem, as she can entertain herself, giving you time to relax. Plus, she’s a smart cookie who knows tricks like sit, come, down, and let’s go!

With her striking coat and loving personality, Ocean is busy making friends (humans and dogs) and spreading joy wherever she goes!

Is Ocean the perfect match for you? Don’t forget to read her entire profile!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Give a warm welcome to Katniss, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week!

This beautiful girl is currently in foster through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Her adoption fees have also been paid!

Her foster family had a few words to say about Katniss:

Her absolute favorite activity is sleeping in our lap as we watch TV on the couch.

Katniss knows when I am heading to watch TV and will wait patiently until I have settled in and have a blanket on top of my outstretched legs. She will then jump up, do a bit of “kneading” and then settle in. This is a perfect time to pet her a little and scratch her ears.

She also likes to sit in between us and our computers while we work, and generally keep an eye on what we’re up to!

Her second favorite activity is “stalking” birds and squirrels from her perch by the window and chattering at them willing them to come closer. Katniss also trills happily when she knows it is food time — loves her Friskies!

Katniss must be a match for you! Don’t be shy to “volunteer” to make this girl the newest addition to your home. Read her complete profile to learn more!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Meet Zuzu, the Chow Chow from Ballston who is the latest Arlington Pet of the Week!

Zuzu is a beautiful and fluffy 7-year-old boy who loves adventures. You can follow his adventures on Instagram @zuzu.the.chowchow.

His owner had this to say:

Zuzu was adopted at 6 years old, when he was in rough shape and being given up online. He now lives a (well-deserved) very spoiled life with plenty of chicken, treats, pets, and love.

Zuzu has typical Chow Chow traits — stubborn yet so cute and has a blue tongue. Outdoors, Zuzu loves chasing squirrels, rats, and rabbits.

But indoors, he spends 90% of his day snoring like he pays the bills. No matter how deep the sleep, his selective hearing is always active for the words “treat” and “walk”. His favorite Arlington adventure is Bluemont Junction Park.

While Chow Chows are often characterized as aggressive and territorial, Zuzu and many other socialized and well-trained chows are far from the stereotype. Zuzu adores his playdates and is always looking forward to the next meet-up with his furrriends in the ‘Chows of the DMV’ group.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Say hello to Rocky!

This little guy is the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week and is currently in foster through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

His friends had this to say:

This little fluff-nugget is Rocky! Weighing just 9lbs, Rocky may be small but he’s packed with personality — he loves stuffed toys, long walks, making new dog friends, and above all, snuggling up with his people.

He can be nervous about new people, but it doesn’t take long for him to warm up and hop into your lap. Once you’re friends, you’re friends for life — Rocky will want to be close to you as often as he can!

And we always give in to his requests for cuddles, especially since he’s been through a rough few months.

When Rocky came to AWLA, we noticed he had a significant heart murmur, so he was sent to a cardiologist who diagnosed him with a condition called congenital pulmonic stenosis (a narrowing of the heart valve). This is a life-threatening condition and very unusual for his age.

Thankfully, we were able to take Rocky to the Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine for surgery and it went very well! The veterinary team at VT has given him a very good prognosis! Rocky will need daily medication and a three-month check-up with a cardiologist (AWLA will assist with the cost of this appointment).

Our team will go over the details of this information when you meet Rocky and answer any questions you may have.

Rocky must be the perfect companion for you, right? Learn more about Rocky by reading his entire profile!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Searching for a small animal companion? Do you love guinea pigs?

Meet Bratwurst, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week!

This brown, white and orange guinea pig is adorable and would make the best companion. She is currently in foster with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Her foster had a few words to say:

Bratwurst is a very sweet female piggy.

She may be shy at first but she’ll warm up to you quickly if you hand feed her veggies!

Soon enough you’ll notice what a sweet and gentle piggy she is.

Bratwurst’s favorite thing is: Vegetables
But she’s not so into: Being picked up
Her special talents are: Being cute and eating
Her perfect day would be: A day full of veggies and relaxation
If Bratwurst was an ice cream flavor, she would be: Strawberry

Important facts about Bratwurst: She may be shy at first but after some love and hand feeding you’ll see her come out of her shell!

Has Bratwurst captured your heart? Learn more about Bratwurst by reading her entire profile!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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This week’s Adoptable Pet of the Week is Dewey!

Dewey is an adorable female cat currently in foster through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Dewey and her foster had this to say:

My name is Dewey, and while it may take a few days for me to warm up to new friends, once I am comfortable and can trust you, I transform into the perfect lap cat!

This delightful feline, who has captured her foster parent’s heart, may be frightened at first when joining a new household. Eventually, though, she will be purring non-stop and exploring her surroundings.

In just a few short weeks, we’ve witnessed Dewey’s incredible transformation from a timid soul to a bundle of curiosity and kindness. Initially reserved and frightened, Dewey has blossomed into a cat full of charm and affection.

Picture this: a companion who will nuzzle up to you, delicately lick your hand, and then settle in beside you, joyfully making biscuits while you work from home.

Is this gorgeous girl a match for you? Read more about Dewey in her profile and learn how to start the adoption process!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Arlington Pet of the Week: Leo

Please welcome the adorable Siberian Husky, Leo as the newest Arlington Pet of the Week.

This beautiful ball of fluff is living it up in Arlington with his parents.

They had this to say about Leo:

Leo is assumed to be born at the end of February of 2022. He came to his parents, Andria and Austin Winger, unexpectedly yet serendipitously at 5 months into his life.

Leo is a Pisces who enjoys extremely long walks, multiple daily visits to the dog park (his faves are Benjamin Banneker or GlenCarlyn), chicken and lots of attention. Leo brings joy to every human and animal he meets (except that one squirrel and those few mice, RIP).

Leo’s favorite snacks are dried duck feet, dental chews, and the meatiest treats you can find. His favorite toys are his ropes and chuck it balls.

His best friend is a mini Aussie named Lonnie and the two of them run the Bluemont neighborhood. Leo is a frequenter of many local Arlington establishments and loves living here.

Keep up with Leo and his many adventures by following him on Instagram @leodehuskrio!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Noodle

Still searching for a furry companion? Meet Noodle, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week!

Noodle is a male black cat currently in foster through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and waiting for his forever home.

His foster had a few words to say about him:

Noodle is a one of a kind cat. He is long and skinny, hence the name Noodle.

He is a purring machine! He loves ear rubs and will lovingly head butt you until he receives them. He’s very vocal with his needs, especially when he is craving attention. He loves playing with strings and other small toys.

He’s very loving and affectionate, but shy at first. He will need to initiate contact at first, but once he warms up he will be your best friend! Noodle can be a little skittish from time to time, but he is a great kitty to have for companionship.

He is looking for a loving guardian!

Is Noodle the companion for you? Learn more about Noodle by reading his entire profile and email [email protected] to arrange a meet and greet!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Skylar

Meet Skylar, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week!

This beautiful, cream colored pup is currently in foster with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and searching for her forever home.

Her friends had a few words to say:

Skylar is an affectionate and intelligent girl who is looking for a loving home.

Her personality shines through in her intelligence and eagerness to please. Skylar is a quick learner and will thrive with a family that can provide mental and physical stimulation to keep her happy and healthy.

Skylar is a friendly dog who enjoys the company of people. She enjoys long sniff walks and dog gazing from a distance.

While in care we have not found a dog that matches Skylar’s play style, we are willing to offer meetings if you have a dog in your home. Skylar is still young and will need guidance, an enriching home and lifestyle, as well as some basic training as she adjusts to her new home.

Skylar must definitely be a match for you, right? Don’t forget to check out her entire profile to set up a meet and greet!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Winnie

Say hello to Winnie, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week!

Winnie is a white rabbit currently in foster through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Winnie’s favorite things are: Eating food, getting pets and exploring!

Her special talents are: Learning new tricks, climbing stairs and her ability to FLOP anywhere!

Her perfect day would be: Getting a nice breakfast in the morning followed by a quick nap. After that, she would like to spend the rest of the day alternating eating hay and sleeping. Once you get home, she loves to run around the house for a bit then enjoy some fresh veggies for dinner.

Important facts about Winnie: Winnie loves kids! She is fully litter box trained and is very tidy. Winnie also tolerates being pick up (most rabbits don’t love it!)

Is Winnie the rabbit a perfect match for you? Has she finally found her forever home?

Don’t forget to read her entire profile to learn more!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with 2-3 paragraphs about your pet and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos.

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