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by ARLnow.com February 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Pistachio, an English Cocker Spaniel who enjoys a good tooth brushing and a nice long walk every now and then.

Here is what his owner Casey had to say:

Say hello to the cutest little nut in Arlington – Pistachio! He also likes to go by Mr. P, or ‘P’ for short.

Pistachio loves to go on long walks, visits to the dog park, and learning new tricks. One could say that Pistachio is an outgoing pup, because he loves meeting new people and dogs! Any time we are out on a walk, Pistachio is the center of attention. Our family and extended family all have dogs, so Pistachio loves going to family events for all of the extra play time (and treats).

Pistachio also enjoys snuggles, giving a million kisses, having his teeth brushed, and spreading out in his parent’s bed. He’s still learning to behave around food and to not eat everything he finds on the floor, but hey! Being a puppy is hard work!

Pistachio has become so entertaining that we found we needed to share his adventures with everyone we know – feel free to follow him on Instagram at @pistachio_theenglishcocker.

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.

by ARLnow.com February 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Daisy Mae Revel, a yellow lab who loves to play fetch for hours and make friends at Glencarlyn Park.

Here is what her owner Alex had to say:

Daisy Mae Revel came into our lives on March 13, 2016. My husband surprised me with Daisy while proposing at The Winery at La Grange. Around her neck was a collar and he asked me to put the tag on, which said “Will you marry my daddy?”

Daisy is the most loving, caring and fun yellow lab. She loves playing with all of her toys especially her Starbucks Puppuccino toy, she can play fetch for hours and any time she sees water she has to immediately jump in! On the weekends you can find Daisy playing with her friends at Glencarlyn Park, walking around Clarendon with her mom and dad, or laying on her bed (also known as the family room couch because she’s the Princess and the Pea).

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.

Pet of the Week: Sherman

by ARLnow.com January 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sherman, a Corgi who loves trips to the Clarendon dog park and is quick to make friends.

Here is what his owner Julie had to say:

Meet Sherman — the cutest little Corgi in Arlington.

Sherman (commonly known as Sherm, Shermie, Shermando, or Shermberger) can be found taking walks in Rosslyn, frolicking at the Clarendon Dog Park, or hanging out with his mom and dad.

Sherman loves his fellow pups, especially Piper, Winnie, Roo, and Nola, and is always eager to make new friends, both canine and human.

When he’s not outside, Sherman enjoys playing with toys from his BarkBox, eating cheese, and guilting mom and dad to let him snuggle on the bed with them.

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.

by ARLnow.com January 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sammie, an adopted Carolina dog.

Here she had to say about her life so far:

Hi! My name is Sammie and I’m a 1.5-year-old Carolina dog. My parents adopted me from Last Chance Rescue when I was just 5 months old.

People originally thought I was a shepherd mix but my parents realized I was a Carolina dog when they matched my dingo appearance with my cat-like tendencies.

Except, I love other dogs. Every time I see one, I forget what I’m supposed to do and I lie on my belly hoping for playtime.

I don’t bark but I sing when requested. I’m a picky eater but I love peanut butter and chicken. I’m also an avid hiker and runner; probably one of the fastest dogs you’ll ever meet.

I live for car rides too. Sticking my face outside the window is the best feeling ever. At home, I destroy stuffed animals – they never mess with me.

We live in Courthouse so when the weather is nice, I go running with my parents (really just my dad) to Georgetown and Clarendon. I love living here! I guess I’m a city girl, not a country mouse.

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.

by ARLnow.com January 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Basil, a 3-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Here is what his owner Mike had to say:

Meet Basil — a sweet 3-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Basil was born in Pennsylvania but now enjoys living in Arlington.

Basil’s favorite thing about Arlington is all the other dogs! He enjoys meeting new friends while grabbing lunch in Shirlington and then heading to the dog park where he can put his natural herding instincts to good use.

When Basil isn’t out making new friends he enjoys staying at home and playing with his older sister Rutabaga. They love to wrestle and take naps. They are especially adept at destroying socks.

Basil is currently training for the American Kennel Club “Canine Good Citizen” test! He knows many tricks but is still working to master “go do the laundry” and “take out the trash.” What he lacks in homemaking skills he more than makes up for in cuddles and kisses.

Basil has brought so much joy to his new family in the first four short weeks that he has been home, and is sure to do the same for years to come.

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.

by ARLnow.com January 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Luna, a 5-year-old from Puerto Rico.

Here is what her owner Christina had to say:

Luna is a very good girl! She grew up in Puerto Rico and made her way to the D.C. area through Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

She is around 5 years old and is a beautiful, if somewhat unusual-looking, mutt of mysterious origins (yellow lab? beagle? dachshund? who knows).

Her specialty is napping anywhere, anytime, dreaming of treats and chasing squirrels. She’s very chill and easygoing and is often mistaken for a senior citizen due to her relaxed nature.

She adores all humans (because humans feed her) except for the mailman, alas, who is her eternal nemesis.

Luna loves to curl up for a long car ride, make new doggie and human friends in the Shirlington Dog Park and sunbathe.

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.

by ARLnow.com January 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hamilton, a 4-month-old Vizsla.

Here is what he had to say about his life so far:

My name is Hamilton and I am a 4-month-old Vizsla. My Dad likes to call me Hammy, Hamsandwich, Hamdawg, Hamhawk, or Hamster.

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but I am not a Steelers fan. I am a fan of all D.C. sports teams, especially the Washington Redskins and Capitals because I can easily “Rock the Red.”

My favorite activities include playing outside, sticking my nose where it doesn’t belong and watching my dad eat dinner. With my free time I can be found at the Shirlington Dog Park or on my favorite couch licking the bottoms of my paws because they smell like Frito Lay chips.

I live an active lifestyle so I frequently go out to various parks to avoid the pupperazzi. I care a lot about animal rights, human rights, and the planet as a whole. To protect the earth from global warming I have taught my Dad to pick up after me.

If you ever see me, please say hi. I would love to meet 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 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.

by ARLnow.com December 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sherlock, a Beagle mix.

Here is what he had to say about his life so far:

Hi! My name’s Sherlock and I’m a Beagle mix. I was born in Southern Virginia but found my way up to Arlington after Lucky Dog Rescue was nice enough to save me from a life on the streets.

My mommy adopted me when I was 10 months old because she fell in love with my smile, little bobtail, and SUPER soft fur. I had a lot of energy and was quite the handful at first!

After a few months of training and growing up (and lots of peanut butter and chicken treats), I calmed down and settled into my life with my mommy.

I love living in Arlington because everyone is so friendly and there are plenty of parks and woods for me to run around and chase squirrels and rabbits.

I also enjoy rolling on my back in the sunshine and playing with my friends, Madi and Kimba. I get kind of jealous when Madi plays with Kimba because I have a not-so-secret crush on Madi.

Even though I’m 40 pounds, I think I’m a lap dog and I enjoy sitting in the middle console in the car and on the passenger’s lap while going for drives with my mommy and her friends.

I love people and will always greet them and welcome a snuggle or pat on the head. My favorite is when we go hiking and when we go to visit my grandparents and their cat, Cricket, who I love but I’m not so sure she loves me because she’s always hiding from me.

Life is good, and I’m so happy to have my mommy who I cuddle with and sleep next to every night. I can’t wait for more hikes and playing in the snow this winter!

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.

by ARLnow.com December 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Riley, a mini Goldendoodle puppy.

Here is what her owner Erica had to say:

Riley is a very friendly 3-month-old mini Goldendoodle puppy weighing in at only 5 pounds (for now). She has brought so much love and joy to us, even more than we could imagine!

One of the best things about her is coming home to her (she can easily turn a frown upside down!). She runs right to the door to greet you and is just so excited with so much love to give!

She is originally from Indiana and now lives with us here in Virginia! Riley absolutely LOVES humans! We don’t get very far on our walks just yet because she wants a belly rub from everyone, literally EVERYONE.

Her favorite pose is laying on her back giving you her puppy eyes so she gets those amazing belly rubs that she loves so much. When she gets overly excited and meets someone for the first time she might even pee just a bit! We’re working on that. However, she is so cute (as described by many as a little teddy bear) no one seems to mind!

Many people have tried to offer us things in exchange for her (even the people at the vet!), since everyone falls in love with her the second that they meet her! We don’t blame them; we did too!

Riley’s absolute favorite toys are her alligator and her lobster. When Riley wakes up in the morning and comes to have breakfast with us she makes sure to go back and get them one at a time from her crate so that they can join us too (they can NOT be left out!).

They always need to be in the same room at all times with her. Some of Riley’s other favorite things are almond butter, cheerios, kissing attacks, and finding the coziest places to take naps! Like I said Riley loves EVERYONE so if you ever see her walking feel free to come up and say hi!!!

You can also follow her on Instagram at @missrileydood to watch her grow!

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.

by ARLnow.com December 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Willow, a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier.

Here is what she had to say about her life so far:

Hello! I’m Willow and I’m 2 years old. Some people say I look like an Ewok, but I’m actually a Yorkshire Terrier. Seeing as my mom is a huge Disney fan, she named me after Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas.

In my spare time I like to play with all my toys (as you can see in my picture) and lay down with my parents. My daily struggle is debating if I love playing with my rope or ball more.

I also enjoy dressing up. My favorite outfit of choice is my white lifeguard sweatshirt from Bethany Beach.

When people meet me they are surprised because I am a quiet Yorkie. I was taught as a puppy not to yap. But if we are playing with toys or you come knocking at my door, then you might hear a little bark or growl!

When I grow up, I hope to be a famous soccer player. My Aunt Bee taught me everything I know. In one of my pictures, I am practicing my soccer pose for when I become famous.

I hope to meet you around Arlington!

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.

by ARLnow.com December 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Wilson, a 15-week-old goldendoodle puppy.

Here is what his owner Jennifer had to say:

My husband and I recently expanded our family to now include our mini goldendoodle puppy, Wilson.

Wilson is 15 weeks old and is a mix of a golden retriever and a mini poodle, although Wilson inherited more of the looks of his mom, with the straight golden retriever hair.

Wilson has been making his way around Arlington. He’s been to lots of bars/restaurants already – including his favorite, Whitlow’s on Wilson, where his mom and dad met (hence the name Wilson!)

Wilson’s favorite experience so far has been hiking in Scott’s Run Nature Preserve last week. He loved the water!

We love showing Wilson around our hometown of Arlington and have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of attention he gets when we go for walks!

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.

by ARLnow.com November 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dixie, a retired therapy and crisis comfort dog.

Here is what she had to say about her life:

My name is Dixie and I am a small Goldendoodle. Yes, I look like a lion. Or Beyoncé. Before I retired, I was a therapy dog and a crisis comfort dog for eight years. I helped people cope, often during the most stressful times in their lives.

Now I spend my time deciding if it will be a dog day or a cat day. On my cat days, I boss my Mom around, telling her exactly where I want to go on my walks. She says I am a Diva.

On my dog days, I go where she wants me to go. My favorite places are Petco Unleashed and Starbucks.

Please stop and say hello if you see me on the streets. I am friendly and my Mom always has dog treats with her.

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.

by ARLnow.com November 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Prickles, a hedgehog who got involved in one of the Arlington County Board’s recent policy debates.

Here is what his owner John had to say:

Cats and dogs are great, don’t get me wrong, but few have won recent legislation battles with Arlington County.

In an article this year, your website covered an exception for hedgehogs in the new exotic animal ban. My hedgehog, Prickles, was part of that fight.

After emailing the county on behalf of the Arlington hedgehog community, the county responded and reassured us that Prickles was A-OK in their books and that his voice was heard loud and clear throughout their offices.

So who is Prickles? Well, he is a 1-year-old African hedgehog who was born in the countryside of Winchester, Va. He spends most days curled up in a small fleece sleeping bag (we should all be so lucky).

At night is when the magic happens. Around 10 p.m. or so, he wanders out for water and a quick bit to eat (dry cat food).

Gold’s Gym is closed at this point, so instead he rotates between sessions of running on his wheel and powerwalks with toilet paper tubes on his head. Some of his favorite toys are ping pong balls, cat toys with bells and PVC tubes to run through.

Prickles isn’t much of a talker: just the occasional squeak or hiccup. He also doesn’t fetch, kill mice, roll over, or care about laser pointers; these things are beneath him.

While he certainly can be lazy, and he is most certainly grumpy when he wakes up; my finance and I love him, and hope you guys will consider a pet outside of the box, yet has recent relevance to Arlington, for your Pet of the Week.

PS: He thinks Sonic projects an unrealistic body image for all other hedgehogs. Just kidding, he loves him, but he does hate those pesky water levels.

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.

by ARLnow.com November 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sandy, a mixed breed from Alabama.

Here is what her owner Emily had to say:

Sandy is an energetic 1-year-old mixed breed who was rescued from the Humane Society after making the trip up here from Alabama. Sandy arrived just in time for Christmas this year, making her the best gift we have ever received!

She is incredibly friendly and loves getting attention from anyone who will look in her direction.

Sandy is always trying to entice us to play with her, often smacking us in the rear with a toy to try to get our attention. She has taken over a chair in our house and likes to sit in “her” chair keeping an eye on the neighborhood.

Her favorite activities are chasing squirrels, following her mom and dad around the house, spending time at the dog park playing with any and every dog, and cleaning food off of little kids faces. She has a loud snore after a day of play and always likes to have a toy within reach.

Luckily she is pretty cute and has a great personality which distracts us from her more naught habits of eating anything in site (including vitamins, hair brush, dust buster, you name it…) and her love of chewing on shoes and houseplants.

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.

by ARLnow.com November 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rusty, a retired racing greyhound.

Here is what his owner Deanna had to say:

Rusty is a retired racing greyhound who made his way around five different racing tracks and raced in about 80 races before he was adopted out through our local greyhound rescue group, Greyhound Welfare.

He actually won a few races, but we think he is best suited to being a pet. The rescue group described him as a lovebug who is free with his kisses, and they could not have been more accurate. He approaches strangers and friends with the same warm excitement and wants to say hi to everyone we pass on our walks.

He is an expert snuggler and loves nothing more than cuddling up on the couch with his human family and friends. Although greyhounds are notoriously lazy, he loves going on runs if it is not too hot out and will do absolutely anything for a snack.

We love Rusty very much and hope his story will help encourage others to consider adopting a retired racing greyhound! You can find out more about Greyhound Welfare at http://greyhoundwelfare.org/

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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