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Welcome the newest Arlington Pet of the Week duo, Tuco and Fig! These fluffy twins came from Pennsylvania, but now call Arlington home.

Tuco and Fig have a few things to say about their paw-fect life in Arlington.

Greetings from Tuco and Fig!

We came from humble beginnings from a farm in Pennsylvania. Thanks to our mom’s Tesla driving friend, we were whisked away to the city of Arlington, and are living a paw-fectly splendid life!

Life in the city was an easy transition for us twins because we have each other, and also the paw-somest parents. Our daily schedule consists of sunbathing on our balcony, wrestling with each other, and reposing wherever we want.

Also, people love coming up to us to pet us and take pictures of us. Once we got a free tote bag just for sitting on it. Why are humans ever stressed out??

Sometimes, we hang out with our best friends Tater Tot and Mister Waffles (who was a previous Pet of the Week). Dad hopes we get bigger than Tater Tot, because he says he is his “rival.” We don’t understand what that means, but we love our playdates together!

And mom made us an Instagram account @tucoandfig because she has no hobbies. Hopefully she takes a break from all the pictures of us, so we can take a nap before 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 gallery!

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Meet the sweetest Adoptable Pet of the Week, Mandy! This adorable girl is searching for her forever home and someone to play with.

Her friends at Animal Welfare League of Arlington had this to say about her:

Mandy is the sweetest, friendliest little girl to anyone and immediately comes over for attention!

She is so tiny and cute. She loves pets and chin scratches. She will sit as close as possible to you, and taps you with her paw when she wants more attention.

She just recently learned how to play! She likes the laser and ribbon wand, as well as the ball in a track, and tunnels.

Are you and Mandy a match? Is Mandy the furry companion you’ve been searching for? Check out her complete profile to learn more!

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 gallery!

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Give a warm welcome to Cannoli, a rescue from Fort Worth who now calls Crystal City home, and our Arlington Pet of the Week!

This sweet boy from Texas loves everyone and his owner had the following to say about him.

Cannoli is new to the Arlington area this year. He comes to us as a rescue from Fort Worth, Texas, and has been enjoying making Crystal City his home.

He shows his ability to be a good boy by happily chewing his many bones, snuggling up for naps, and learning lots of tricks. Sit, shake, shake with the other paw, down, roll over, stay, and come are already in his repertoire!

On the other hand, his “gremlin behavior” comes through in howling at fluffy neighbors, digging at carpet, and teasing his dog park pals so they’ll chase him.

Whether it’s a Good Day or Gremlin Day, Cannoli loves everyone and enjoys his newfound popularity!

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 gallery!

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The newest Adoptable Pet of the Week is Kimchi, a black and white Guinea Pig.

Kimchi’s friends at  Animal Welfare League of Arlington had a few things to say about him:

Kimchi’s favorite things are: eating hay, snacking on treats like strawberries, sweet peppers, and carrots; snuggling in his cozy castle, and exploring his humans’ house.

Kimchi’s special talent is letting his humans know when he’s ready for a treat.

Kimchi’s perfect day would be hanging in a cozy, safe spot and having all the treats his little heart desires.

If Kimchi was an ice cream flavor, he would be: cookies and cream — not a showboat, but an enduring classic for a reason!

Important facts about Kimchi: Kimchi is a smaller piggie — not too much larger than a stick of butter! With his black and white coloring, makes him reminiscent of a newbie panda bear cub.

Is Kimchi the partner you’ve been looking for? Read his complete profile to learn more and how to arrange a virtual meet and greet.

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!

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Meet the adorable Sassy Sue, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week.

This lovely girl loves exploring and is searching for someone who will love her for who she is.

Sue’s friends at Animal Welfare League of Arlington had this to say about her:

Sassy Sue’s favorite things are: Being outdoors with a stuffed kong and chew toys. She loves to explore. She can be a perfect running mate in the neighborhood.

Her special talents are: Sassy Sue knows “sit” and is working on “hand shake”. She is a good listener. Ask her to sit while waiting to put the food bowl down, she’ll wait until you say it’s okay.

Her perfect day would be: Running free in the backyard followed by a few chew toys or stuffed kong. A walk/run in the park, a few quick naps, dinner time, play time, then it is time for snuggling.

If Sassy Sue was an ice cream flavor, she would be: Rainbow Sherbet — sweet, bright and happy go lucky.

Important facts about Sassy Sue: She is house-broken, friendly with people, and gets along well with other dogs (sometimes she is too excited and we are still training her to be more calm). She is very food-motivated and can be easily trained.

*Sassy Sue has not met children/cats while in our care. AWLA team is happy to discuss these topics during your call/virtual appointment.*

Are you and Sassy Sue a perfect match? Read Sue’s complete profile to learn more.

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!

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Give a round of applause to the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week, Posh! Posh is a pretty and petite girl who loves playing with her sister Sporty.

Her friends at Animal Welfare League of Arlington, had this to say about Posh:

Posh is all personality and curiosity with petite and pretty features.

While she may start out a little shy, she is very curious and will explore her surroundings and show the way to her sister Sporty. She will follow you and likes to talk, especially while you walk into another room. She loves to chase her feather toys and jump on the chair and look out the window. She and her sister are very playful with one another and chase each other room to room. Posh enjoys ‘surprise attacking’ her sister throughout the day.

As much as they love to play with another and you, they are also loving and sweet and will sleep/snuggle together in their bed(s) or other household furniture.

Are you looking for a Posh and Sporty to complete your girl group? To set up a virtual meet and greet, check out her complete profile.

These two girls are ready for their next adventure!

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!

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Meet Benedict and Bertram, the latest Adoptable Pet of the Week duo! These two friends are a bonded pair looking for a forever home together.

Their friends at Animal Welfare League of Arlington, had this to say:

Meet Benedict and Bertram!

Admittedly, it is difficult to tell these two apart; same size, same age, same coloring! But when it comes to personality, you’ll quickly see Benny is the more curious of the pair, especially when it comes to questioning why you have stopped petting him. He’s the first to sniff out any changes to his space, including any new humans. His favorite thing is to snuggle up next to Bernie (Bertram) and spend the afternoon dozing off.

Bernie likes to sit back and let Benny do all the hard work of exploring anything new in the environment. If something/someone is deemed to be interesting enough, he quickly joins to see what all the fuss is about. Much of the time Bertram can be found content in a loaf, just happy he gets to hang with his bestie all day, everyday.

AWLA expanded their “Empty the Shelters” event through this weekend (July 22-24) as its kennel capacity has reached a “critical” level. Small animal adoption fees are free during the event.

Have Benedict and Bertram finally found their forever home? Check out their profiles to learn more.

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!

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Meet Narwhal, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week! This gorgeous girl is an extrovert who loves to meet new people and looking for a forever home.

Her friends at Animal Welfare League of Arlington, had this to say:

She is a unique and gorgeous girl who has an amazing personality to go along with her look. Narwhal is the extrovert in the group that loves to meet all the neighbors and spend her time hanging out with her people.

Narwhal came to us as a timid dog, but has opened up to be a sweet and playful dog! She is quite the extrovert and hasn’t met a person she doesn’t like. Her favorite thing is so to play tug, chase balls, or smell new things in the neighborhood. She will nap happily during most of the day so she’s ready to play in the evenings.

While she doesn’t bark at things outside the house, she does like to share her thoughts and opinions with the people she loves.

AWLA is currently holding an “Empty the Shelters” event as its kennel capacity has reached a “critical” level.

“Our kennels are very full and more pets are coming in every day. We desperately need adopters and fosters,” said AWLA spokeswoman Chelsea Jones. “Until the end of the day Sunday, AWLA is taking part in Empty the Shelters, an adoption event with Bissell Pet Foundation. Adult dogs and cats are just $25 and small animals are FREE.”

Is Narwhal the furry companion you’ve been searching for? Check out her complete profile to arrange a meet and greet!

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!

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Give a warm welcome to the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week, Alex! This 5-year-old girl loves bird watching and is looking for a forever home.

Alex is currently available for adoption through Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Her foster family had a few things to say about Alex:

Cuddle aficionado? Check! Champion bird watcher? Check! Cutest big rabbit ears this side of the Mississippi? Check! Alex is #1 on every count.

Alex has stolen her foster family’s hearts with her sweet meows, gorgeous face and loving demeanor. She loves her people more than anything and is happy to spend her days hanging out in her bed by your desk while you work from home. Other hobbies include watching Cat TV on YouTube, mealtimes (and snack-times), and playing with her wand toy. She is known to fall asleep to her foster mom singing to her at night before bedtime.

At 5 years old, Alex knows what she is about and what she wants. This girl is ready for a quiet life in a dog-free home with some adult (older teenagers OK) pals that she can love on. She would be happy to have a friendly cat pal, too!

Life can be scary for a little cat, but Alex is hoping to find her forever family that knows what it is like to live with anxiety and are ready to open their homes and hearts to her.

Are you and Alex a match? Check out her complete profile to learn more about the adoption process!

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!

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Say hello to Hambone, Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week! Hambone is an affectionate and grumpy fella who loves naps and treats.

Here’s what his owner had to say about him:

Hambone is a long-haired dachshund and basset hound mix.

He was surrendered to A Forever Home, a local animal rescue, at the age of 8 and at the weight of a whopping 57 lbs when his first owner passed away. Due to his old age and weight problems, he had no prospective adopters and was deemed an indefinite foster pet until he was adopted at the age of 10.

Now turning 17 in a couple months, Hambone is down to a healthy 25 lbs and lives with his owners and an adoptive sister named Casserole, a golden retriever and chow chow mix.

Hambone loves to sniff out treats, take naps in the sunroom, and howl along with ambulances or other loud noises. He has both the affectionate behavior of a hound and a grumpy personality befitting an old man. You can regularly see Hambone at New District Brewing Company in Shirlington.

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!

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Say hello to Lollie, a gorgeous Golden Retriever and the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week. This fluffy girl loves meeting new people and is looking to settle down.

Lollie’s friends at Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which is currently at or near capacity for its dog kennels, had this to say:

Lollie recently arrived here from one of our rescue partners in West Virginia, and seems to have already settled into city life. She’s a friendly girl who enjoys playing with other dogs and getting gentle pets from people. If you’re lucky, she might even roll over for a belly rub! Lollie also loves playing with other dogs.

While Lollie enjoys meeting new people and is very affectionate, she is not what people tend to think of as a ‘typical’ Golden Retriever who loves any and all interactions with people. She can be nervous and uncomfortable with some people, especially those that don’t pay attention to her body language or respect her personal space.

At the shelter, we practice something called “Consent to Pet” with Lollie (and all of our dogs and cats). When Lollie approaches us for pets, we pet her chest for 2-3 seconds, then stop. If she moves towards us or nudges us with her nose, that’s a signal that she wants more pets. If she moves away or shows other signs of discomfort, we stop petting. Lollie’s signs of discomfort can be very subtle — turning her head away, tension in her face, slight ‘freezes’, lip licks, etc.

It’s important for anyone interacting with her to pay attention to these signs so that you can give her space when she is asking for it. It is very important that her new family, friends, or visitors also use this technique so that Lollie has a choice in her interactions with people and feels more confident.

Because of Lollie’s need for gentle interactions and a calm household, she is looking for an adult-only home, with a family who is comfortable giving her space when she asks for it and encouraging others to do the same.

Is Lollie the furry companion for you? Check out her complete profile to learn more and schedule a time to meet!

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!

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