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Arlington Pet of the Week: Abbie

Meet Abbie, the latest Pet of the Week. This shy Silken Windhound is 26 pounds of cuddles and fun.

Here’s what her mom had to say about Abbie’s life here in Arlington.

This is Abbie, a 10-month-old Silken Windhound living the dream in Arlington with her Greyhound sister, Aimee. Abbie is 26 pounds of cuddles and fun. She loves playing with toys, hunting for sticks and chasing rabbits outside. Her favorite spot in the house is either of the queen-size beds, surrounded by pillows and blankets (and her favorite stuffed dragon, too)!

Abbie loves exploring at Gulf Branch Nature Center, playing with her canine friends and sleeping. We haven’t met any other Silken Windhounds in the Arlington area, which makes Abbie even more special than she already is! Abbie is very shy, but if you see us out on a walk feel free to try to say hello! Also, follow Abbie on Instagram at @abbiethesilken.

Silken Windhounds are a “newer” breed and are not yet AKC recognized. They are, however, UKC recognized as of 2011. The first litter of Silken Windhounds was born in 1985 to Francie Stull in Texas.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Bella

Meet the latest Adoptable Pet of the Week, Bella. Her friends at Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation compare her to the sleek, black Batmobile — and she has a “purr motor” to match.

Here’s what else Belly’s friends had to say about her:

Did you admire the sleek black Batmobile? We have our own feline version! Bella means beautiful in a whole lot of languages and it’s true. Bella the cat is a knockout with her glossy black coat and lustrous eyes.

She is a full-figured sedate gal who needs a bit of time to settle in, but once she does, she makes a great kitty companion, affectionate and social. Bella is very sweet and just LOVES chin scratches and pets of any kind. She is blessed with a big time purr generator: as soon as you start petting/scratching her, her purr motor starts up!

While comfortable being by herself, she thrives when given ample attention. A kitty who will play almost on demand, Bella’s favorite pastimes include chasing a feather around the living room and batting catnip toys of all shapes and sizes. While she does not like to be held, she will sit with you on the couch, follow you from room to room, roll on her back for tummy and chin rubs, and snuggle up on the bed each night.

We think she would do best in a quieter home — but that way you can hear her better when she squeaks for you to pay her attention! If you are looking for true companion, Bella is a really good kitty for you.

Learn more about Bella — and watch her chase a laser pointer — over at Lost Dogs & Cat Rescue Foundation.

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For this week’s Pet of the Week, we’re featuring two adoptable pups, Myrtle and Martin.

Thanks to the good folks at Homeward Trails Adoption Center, this brother-sister duo was recently evacuated from Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.

Although new to Arlington, here’s what they know about Myrtle and Martin so far:

Myrtle and her brother Martin just arrived after being evacuated from Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.

Myrtle can be a bit shy in new situations but warms up quickly. She enjoys the company of other dogs.

Martin is a a friendly guy who enjoys hanging out with other dogs and people.

These two are Weimaraner mixes estimated to be about 1 year old. Myrtle weighs in at 22 pounds, and Martin is 32 pounds.

If you’re interested in adopting this duo or any other dogs or cats heading to Arlington after Hurricane Ida, stop by the Homeward Trails website to learn more. You can also follow them on Facebook for the latest updates.

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Meet Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week, Cthulhu. Cthulhu is a 5-year-old gargantuan aloe plant. Some of her favorite activities include lying in the sun and drinking water.

Here’s what Cthulhu had to say about her life here in Arlington:

I am Cthulhu, a 5-year-old gargantuan aloe plant. I was born in a nursery and given to my original mom as a cute, small office decoration for her desk. Little did she know, I would continue to grow and grow and grow into a several foot-wide plant. When my mom moved away to NYC, I sadly could not make the journey with her. I was adopted by my current mom and dad who love me very much because they aren’t allowed to have fur babies in their apartment.

My leaves have continued to point toward the sun like a monster’s tentacles, which is why I was named “Cthulhu.” My favorite activities include lying in the sunshine, sipping up lots of water and outgrowing every single pot my owners have ever placed me in. Last year, I delightedly made my parents grandparents, as I grew little baby plants — called aloe pups!

I miss my first mom in New York, but she gets lots of pictures of me and my children. I have been a great joy to my mom and dad while they are at home social distancing.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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Introducing our latest Pet of the Week… Kaia! Find this 5-month-old mini Siberian husky exploring the streets of Rosslyn. If you see her, say hi — she loves attention.

Here’s what else you need to know about this blue-eyed beauty:

Meet Kaia, a 5-month-old mini Siberian husky who is growing up too quickly! She is currently 9 pounds and should grow to 22 pounds. She is beautiful and knows it! She has the sparkling husky-blue eyes and bats them at us as she chews on all of our furniture.

Kaia loves to explore her Rosslyn neighborhood in Arlington while on walks with her mom and dad. She also is very excited to meet any other dogs in the area that she encounters while outside. She is very friendly and demands belly rubs from anyone she comes across — both in the house and out on the street. She loves giving kisses and her favorite toy is ‘lamby.’

Feel free to say hello to Kaia and her paw-rents if you see them out and about on walks — she loves the attention!

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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The newest Pet of the Week is Max Goforth, a 3-year-old mini goldendoodle named after Max Scherzer. (Go Nats!)

Here’s what Max had to say about his life in Virginia Square:

My name is Max Goforth. I am a 3-year-old mini goldendoodle (F1). I am originally from North Dakota. I now reside in Virginia Square, but you can find me on all of the streets of Arlington because I love walking! I also love treats and any attention I can get.

Fun fact about me is that I am named after Max Scherzer. GO NATS! One time, I actually attended Pups in the Park, and I SWEAR Max made eye contact with me. I didn’t get famous, but BOY did I get a lot of pets!

If you are feeling the love go ahead and follow my Instagram @maxi_the_mini_doodle!

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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Meet Guinan, Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week. Guinan is mostly a homebody, but sometimes she catches the travel bug. She’s explored plenty of parks near and far on her harness or in her backpack.

Here’s what else you need to know about Guinan:

Guinan, like her “Star Trek” namesake, is wise, playful and adventurous. When she senses that her humans have spent too much time working, she will insist they get up, stretch and rub her belly. Like clockwork at noon and 5 p.m., she’ll awake from a nap, descend from her cat tower, and enter the living room and announce herself to make sure everyone is OK.

Although mostly a homebody, Guinan does enjoy exploring the great outdoors, either in her backpack or on her harness. She’s ventured to local parks, like Roosevelt Island and Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, as well as places farther away, like Shenandoah National Park, Vermont’s Green Mountains and even Washington State.

Born in Georgia, Guinan moved to Arlington with her human companions a few years ago. Since then, she’s become much more sociable. She loves entertaining guests, modeling for portraits, playing with new toys, and watching birds out the window or on TV.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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This week’s Pet of the Week is Full-Time Frankie, a snuggly Lab mix who recently turned 1. This pup gets his name from 1.) His human’s love for alliterations, and 2.) The wholehearted way he approaches life.

Learn more about Frankie and his life here in Arlington:

Hi everyone. Meet Frankie! (You can find him @fulltimefrankie on Instagram.)

Named Frankie as a result of my infatuation with alliterations and his status as a foster, this nameless black-and-white lab mix puppy was brought home on August 8, 2020. “Frankie the Foster” wasn’t in the best of health for the first few weeks of his life, but he couldn’t have had a brighter or more snuggly demeanor. Fast forward a few weeks and Frankie quickly wagged his way to a more permanent part of the family as “Full-Time Frankie.”

Ironically, Frankie truly fits the bill when it comes to being full time. Whatever he does, he puts his whole heart (and extremely long tail) into it. He’s a quick learner and the most curious pup you will ever meet. Crying baby? Flat tire? Frankie will stop in his tracks in order to fully assess the situation, making sure everyone is OK, before we can continue our way.

Frankie adores just about everyone that he meets! He loves long walks, drinking from the spigot, just about any treat there is and running through the creek at the dog park with his friends. He’s a big bundle of energy, but at the end of every day, he’ll find his way into my lap for a cozy nap before bed.

If you see us around, make sure you say hello! If you’re with your pup, chances are, Frankie will be crouched down looking very adorable while waiting for you to walk by.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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Give some love to Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Maggie the Cat. This 7-year-old rescue was adopted by her dad earlier this year.

Although she came from a bad situation, she’s an affectionate and chill cat — until she gets the post-dinner “zoomies.”

Here’s what Maggie’s dad had to say about her life here in Arlington.

This 7-year-old feline fur baby was rescued from a bad situation earlier this year by the amazing people at Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. After a few weeks at Homeward Trails, Maggie was then adopted by a Navy man from San Diego who is on orders here in Crystal City.

Maggie is very affectionate, as she enjoys bunting and rubbing her head all over the hands and arms of the person holding her. And the only thing she loves more than sleeping on the couch is sleeping in the lap of whatever human happens to be sitting on that couch.

Though very laid back and “chill,” every evening at around 6 (right after her dinner) Maggie is overcome by a great deal of energy, and she spends the next two hours playing with her stuffed mice, stalking laser pointers, and driving her “cat dad” amusedly crazy by jumping up onto the office desk, getting gently shooed-off back to the floor, and then rebelliously repeating the same routine for at least six or seven laps before finally getting tired out.

Everybody who encounters Maggie the Cat instantly adores her as she never comes off as pretentious or self-important. Rather, Maggie just presents herself as an adorable, loving creature who only seeks the opportunity to be loved and adored back.

And since having been adopted, Maggie is “batting a thousand” in that “CAT”egory, with every new human she encounters.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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OK, Boomer… we see you! Boomer, an almost 1-year-old black lab (her birthday is July 20!), is our latest Pet of the Week. She’s quite vocal and isn’t afraid to share her opinions.

Here’s what Boomer’s mom had to say about her:

Meet Boomer. She’s an almost 1-year-old black lab, who, like her mom, was born in Iowa before making the move to the DMV.

Boomer is a true Labrador retriever. People and fetch are her two loves — probably because she needs people in order to play fetch. Boomer is also very opinionated and isn’t afraid to let you know what she’s thinking. She’s happy to share her thoughts if she hears something scary, if she’s really tired or if she isn’t ready to go to sleep. She is quite the conversationalist!

One of the best things about Boomer, though, is her love for little kids. For as active and rambunctious as she is with grown-ups (she’s working on her manners!), she is extra tender around children and knows to lay down and let them come to her, which is one of the sweetest things you’ve ever seen.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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Meet your newest Pet of the Week, Memphis. This 16-year-old Rosslyn resident lives a life of luxury. Each Friday, she dons her tux and enjoys seafood hors d’oeuvres.

Learn more about Memphis and her life in Arlington:

Memphis is a 16 going on 17-year-old rock star! After a relatively inconsistent life of being shuffled from shelters and foster homes, this beauty now has a permanent residence in Rosslyn with her mom, a graduate student at Georgetown University.

The two were introduced online over a Zoom meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was love at first sight. Despite her life hardships, Memphis maintains a kind and compassionate disposition toward everyone. Other than being a poster child for the term “hangry” in the mornings, she loves to explore her surroundings when her curious streak kicks in (especially when mom brings home some new plants or flowers).

She was born with a built-on tuxedo so during a typical Friday evening, you can find her at cocktail hour, devouring some luxurious hors d’oeuvres, particularly fish/shrimp-based, and engaging in some poker or blackjack. When she’s not too busy living the high life, Memphis loves to relax with family and friends! She enjoys getting belly rubs, being consistently complimented on her cuteness, and ending the night with some cuddles.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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