Arlington, VA

Arlington’s new Pet of the Week is Tyler, a 2 year old mini Goldendoodle who loves to dig.

Here is what Tyler’s owner had to say about their life together in Arlington:

Tyler is a 2.5 year old, happy go lucky, mini-golden doodle who has lived in dog-friendly Arlington his entire life.   Tyler is passionate about his long morning walks going to the dog park to play, digging holes and rolling around in freshly cut grass.   If Tyler sees a squirrel or bunny while on a walk, he gets very excited and chases; in fact,Tyler loves to play with acorns and thinks he is a squirrel sometimes and wants to climb trees.  Tyler has taken many training classes in Arlington to see what he enjoys and he really enjoys nose work class where he finds hidden hot dogs!  He never turns down cheese, a glob of peanut butter, chicken jerky, or belly rubs.  Tyler enjoys getting dressed up for Halloween and seeing all the dog costumes during the last week of October.

Many Arlingtonians can see Tyler walking on Bluemont Junction trail where he loves to jump on the rocks on the trail and look at people biking and walking.    He gladly accepts compliments and enjoys saying hi to everyone.  He is very attached to his mom and she can’t imagine her life without him anymore.  He particularly loves that she is home all the time during quarantine. Tyler is deeply loved and has brought so much joy and laughter to his family.

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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Troy

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Troy, a 7 year old Golden Retriever who loves walks and lounging next to the pool.

Here is what Troy’s owner had to say about their life together in Arlington:

Troy is a 7-year-old, exuberant golden retriever who has spent his formative years as an enthusiastic Arlingtonian. Troy is passionate about his household maintaining a strict schedule by emulating his rooster compatriots with 6 o’clock rise and shine wake-up barks and will hit the hay after watching 30 minutes of nightly news. During the summer, he spends his days lounging poolside while sneaking sips of delicious pool water. He has been known to never turn down a spoon of peanut butter, his mother’s home cooking, a tasty sock, or an unattended dish rag.

Troy often fills his days off with DIY projects, which include digging holes underneath the fence and trimming the bills of baseball caps. His favorite activity is walking with his best friend along the beautiful Donaldson Run trail and loop where he sits patiently accepting pets and expecting compliments from all who pass. New and exciting developments in his life include supervised access to the upstairs bedrooms and spending more time with his family while they telework from home. Troy is looks forward to cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturdays and crunching around in the colorful Virginia fall leaves. He is deeply loved by his family and brings so much joy to their lives.

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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Mini

Meet the new Arlington Pet of the Week, Mini, a 9 year old Calico who enjoys sitting in the sun.

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

Mini’s been an Arlington resident since 2012, after being adopted from Washington Animal Rescue League during an adopt-a-thon event that stressed out her soon-to-be human Dad. After narrowing choices to 2-3 of her shelter-mates, Mini was chosen–at least in part–because he couldn’t bear to continue looking at the many cats that needed a home. After settling in to the Commonwealth, she spent a few months in Ballston before moving to a deluxe apartment in the sky in Clarendon.

Mini is a nine-year old Calico who loves her humans and any other humans hands that visit. Additional loves include acting like a sundial by laying in sun spots as they move across the floor every day; reminding her humans of the importance of daily treats; hanging out on the balcony with her faux furry buddies; “helping” her humans while they work; watching sports matches; and visiting in the hallway with neighbors and former Pets of the Week Chip and Queso. She also has the broad feline interests of sitting in boxes, destroying leather furniture (an expensive lesson for her humans), and insisting on laying in any suitcase that is ever opened.  Ever.

While Mini’s favorite humans live with her (presumably), she has many friends across the country who ask about her welfare, request photos, or set up Zoom/FaceTime calls with her humans clearly to only see her. She is well cared for and loved. Mini but mighty.

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 Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Ford, an 11 year old cat who just moved to Virginia from Maryland.

Here is what Ford had to say about his life here in Arlington since the move:

Hello humans, my name is Ford the Cat. I am 11 in your silly human years; I personally don’t believe in aging, just look at me. The simpletons at the shelter from which I was “rescued” gave me that name and my new subject Caitlin (you would say owner) decided to keep it. It’s unclear if I was named after the car or president; I believe it was just a typo of Lord the Cat.

I allowed Caitlin to move me from Maryland to Virginia during this coronavirus I keep hearing about. So far I must say I love it here; I have three enormous windows to look out (Caitlin calls it kitty TV) and for the first time I have a staircase to randomly run up and down in the middle of the night.

Those who have the privilege of knowing me best remember my charming personality, resting happy face (my humans put pictures of me online under “Ford_Isnt_Angry”) and my one big snaggletooth. Looks aren’t everything but they certainly help.

When I’m not crushing photo shoots I’m quite fond of chasing that glowing red spot that randomly appears on the walls (I’ll catch you one day!), napping in various food shapes, including “shrimp”, “loaf” and “banana” and throwing up in the car. That’ll teach Caitlin to remove the king from his castle.

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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Snow

Meet Arlington’s Pet of the Week, Snow, a 12 year old cat that enjoys smoked salmon for Sunday brunch.

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

Snow is a 12-year-old little lady that enjoys bird watching and Sunday brunches – as long as there is smoked salmon. She begins each day quietly waiting in the bathroom until someone turns the sink on for her morning drink. She then inventories her box collection, having a good sit in each one. As each day progresses, Snow luxuriates in patches of sunshine as they traverse the floor from one end of the apartment to the other

Snow is a real foodie. She is happy to share your meal with you. Though she does not like vegetables, she often requests to try them. At least baby carrots make good toys. She is fond of a variety of cheeses and is first to vocalize her feelings on the subject. In Snow’s eyes, all cans contain tuna fish. She can be drawn out of a deep sleep, under the bed somewhere, to that first pop of a can lid being punctured. At only 8 pounds, she manages to keep herself svelte despite eating all the fish and cheese she can get her mitts on.

Each evening Snow gets a brief workout chasing a laser or string. At bedtime she likes to burrow under the covers and snuggle for a little extra warmth, even if it is 107 degrees outside. Snow has a diagnosed heart condition but has already exceeded her prognosis, so we keep things simple and easy for her. She has very much enjoyed the extra snuggle time that quarantine has provided, and all of the meals taken 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!

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Arlington Pet of the Week: Jettie

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Jettie, a black lab mix who enjoys napping and playing with other dogs in the neighborhood.

Here is what Jettie had to say about her life here in Arlington:

Hello! I am Jettie, rescued from a beach in a place the humans call Puerto Rico. After a very brief time at customs (foster family), my forever humans found me just in time to keep them company while getting stuck at home!

In my role as pandemic support puppy, I have introduced my humans to a lot of other friendly humans and fellow dog friends in the neighborhood, all whom enjoy my signature white sock (paw) and affectionate kisses. When I’m not playing with my friends I like naps, beef liver treats, squirrels, sun tanning, and watching all the things from the window. Occasionally I unleash Jettie the Yeti (monster) to show my humans my enthusiasm but I do not think they have come to fully appreciate my creative energy that I have tried applying to the ends of their rugs, socks, and plants.

The humans say I am a black lab mix, maybe a borador. All I know is that none of it concerns play or food so not interesting. If I see you out and about, don’t be fooled by the bows that I got, I’m still, I’m still Jettie from the block.

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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Banjo

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Banjo, a 1 year old cat who loves to chat with anyone around him.

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

We are very excited to introduce you to Banjo! Banjo is a recently minted Arlingtonian, arriving in the Arlington Mill neighborhood after being adopted from City Kitties this June. He is about 1 year old and is a classic Gemini with tons of personality.

Much like his namesake instrument, Banjo is a very vocal cat, and loves chatting with anyone around, whether that be the birds outside, reflections on the ceiling, his own reflection, and even on Zoom calls! Banjo is an endless ball of energy, and sometimes serves as our resident alarm clock. A little bit of a ditz, he is ultimately a sweetheart who loves to lick your face and share his stinky cat breath.

Banjo is one of many cats affected by feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV+), but this doesn’t get in his way one bit. He has an undeniable zest for life, and makes the most of his days watching the wildlife in the courtyard outside his window perch, playing with his wide cache of toys, and hiding in various nooks and crannies throughout the house.

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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Arlington Pet of the Week: Hank

Meet Arlington’s Pet of the Week, Hank, a 7 month old rescue cat who enjoys playing fetch and looking out the window from his hammock.

Here is what Hank’s owners had to say about his young life here in Arlington:

Hank is a seven-month-old domestic short hair cat who we rescued at 3 months old from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.  He is named after NoHo Hank from the HBO hit show Barry. As with his namesake, Hank is a super great guy!  He is very cuddly and affectionate, and his purrs can be heard from a different room. He will, however, let you know when enough is enough.

Hank loves to be around his parents. So much so in fact, that he follows them around everywhere! To the bathroom, to the kitchen, and he even tries to do workouts with them in the sunroom. Hank won’t settle until he knows where both of his parents are and that they won’t be getting up from their spot.

When Hank isn’t sleeping in strange posture, or lounging in his water bowl, he is wanting to play with his squeaky toy “Mr. Squeaks”… Sometimes the squeaks can be heard at 2 or 3 in the morning!  Hank has even learned to play fetch! His parents sometimes wonder if they rescued a dog and not a cat!

Hank loves to stare down upon his kingdom via the perch atop his cat tree, or look out at the world from the the view on his window hammock eight floors up.  If you see a friendly cat in the window, don’t be afraid to wave to Hank!

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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Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Whitney, a 10 year old Golden Retriever who loves napping and swimming.

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

Whitney, a Golden Retriever who just turned ten, loves walks through Clarendon and hikes along the Potomac

Whitney came to Arlington when she was one year old via Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue in West Virginia after her owner became ill, and she’s had an amazing life here. Along with her German Shepherd and black Lab mix housemates, she makes up an awesome variety pack.

She’s slowed down from her early days, when she was unusually athletic for her breed and ran like a greyhound, but still has a very active lifestyle and enjoys a daily swim in the Potomac. She also likes walking through Lyon Village and Clarendon, looking for street pizza, and hanging out on the front porch and casually barking at dogs who have the gall to walk past our house. Like any Golden, she’s proficient at napping plus seeking and giving affection. A friend’s chihuahua who stays with us sometimes totally has the hots for her, so she’s still a looker at ten!

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 new Arlington Pet of the Week, Sugar, an 8 month old Jack Russell Terrier mix who loves belly rubs.

Here is what Sugar had to say about her life here in Arlington:

Hi there! I’m Sugar, an 8-month-old jack russell terrier mix living in Crystal City. I live with my two humans in an apartment building with some of my best puppo friends. The concierge staff gives me treats and I get to see my friends everyday and play as much as I want.

My favorite things are treats, belly rubs, and running circles around other dogs. I’m small, but fast! I came from NOVA Pets Alive and my humans have been obsessed with me ever since I arrived. I honestly don’t know what they did before they got me. I like to help cook by laying in the kitchen and catching crumbs. I’m a bit of a drama queen when I’m hot, but you would be too with fur in this humidity!

Arlington is the only home I’ve ever known and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There are so many people and pups, and I say hi to them all! So if you see me on the sidewalk, I will take all forms of praise and love.

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 Arlington Pet of the Week, Chai, a 9 week old Goldendoodle who loves running around his new yard here in Arlington.

Here is what Chia’s owner had to say about his young life so far here in Arlington:

Meet Chai (Yes, like the tea!), the 9 weeks old Goldendoodle  sauntering the streets of Bluemont who decided to drive all the way from Ohio and brighten the lives of his new family and neighborhood . Obviously, he is very picky about where he goes- He says he needs all his shots before he can venture out further!

Christened after his Indian parents’ favorite beverage, Chai comes with extra sugar. He’s a lover of his humans and a napping aficionado- always loves to cuddle first then retire under his favorite pieces of furniture. When not cuddling or waiting for his next meal, he loves to explore his territory around the house, become suspicious of random trinkets, and sleuth for treats.

He also loves zipping around the yard and pulling at grass as a form of daily exercise. He highly recommends it to all his furry 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!
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