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by Heather Mongilio — July 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1,313 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Huckleberry, a 6-month-old puppy.

Huckleberry is new to Arlington and loves playing with his stuffed toy alligator. Here’s what Huck’s parents had to say about him:

Huckleberry is a 6-month-old Vizsla puppy who became Arlington’s cutest new resident in March, when his owners Diane & Hank adopted him from Pittsburgh!

Huckleberry, or Huck for short, is a playful and energetic puppy who loves sniffing anything he can get his nose on! He can be shy at first, but once he gets comfortable with his surroundings, he loves romping around with other puppies and playing with his favorite toy – a green, stuffed alligator. Huck also enjoys chasing his brother – a 2-year-old Tabby cat named Maize – in circles around the apartment. Luckily for Maize, Huck is still too small to jump up and reach him on the furniture!

Though Huck is still a puppy, he has already learned several commands such as “sit” and “kisses.” When Huck isn’t out and about in Arlington, he likes to cuddle up inside with his favorite bone and fall asleep in bed…under the covers!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — July 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm 955 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Teddy, a terrier who is unmistakably Scottish.

Teddy just moved to Arlington as is now busy getting his sniff on around town. Here’s what Teddy’s owner had to say about him last month:

I’m moving to Arlington from D.C. and I’m bringing my Scottish terrier puppy Teddy to Potomac Towers along with me.

Teddy Weinstein is a 4.5 month old wheaten Scottie. Like most good Scotsmen, Teddy manages to be sweet, loyal, feisty and stubborn all at the same time.

Teddy loves nothing more than to meet new people and new dogs. He will roughouse with any dog, no matter how much of a size disadvantage he has. He will also never pass on any opportunity to sniff something even if it means turning what should be a 15 minute walk into a 45 minute walk.

Teddy is looking forward to investigating everything Arlington has to offer.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — July 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm 863 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sam-I-Am, a dachshund who is as cuddly and lovable as his center of gravity is low.

Sam’s owner, Bill, had the following to say about the little guy.

This is Sam-I-Am.  He’s a dachshund through-and-through. We brought him home from the breeder in May of 2013. Sam had lived with his biological mom and dad, Maggie and ET.  He has been able to visit with his parents to the delight of all, perhaps most of all the breeders.

It’s often said that little dogs think they really are big dogs, Sam, not so much. He’ll bark up a storm patrolling the perimeter of his Arlington yard but when something really scary comes along he runs straight to his keepers. He is the sweetest little guy who wants nothing more than to be with his humans, usually as close as he can get. He’s a creature of habit too. He loves his daily patches of morning sunlight for snoozing, exploring his yard and playing every evening before he beds down for a long sleep right about the same time each night.

Our Sam likes to be on the water too. He perches happily in the forward corner of his sailboat cockpit and leans into the tacks with the best of the crew. He makes is displeasure known when the motor has to be turned on rather than being under sail. His joy is a trip to the beach in the dinghy, he explores, does is business, paddles in the lapping waves then runs back and scrabbles up the side of the dink ready to head back to the anchorage and re-take command of his sailing cutter seeming to say – “look lively there swabs, light up the barbie and pull me a cold one from the icebox!”

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — July 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm 1,027 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Otis, a lab mix who’s often described as an “over-sized baby.”

Here’s what Otis had to say about himself and his penchant for eating beds:

Hi, I’m Otis. I’m a 4 year-old lab mix adopted from Lost Dog Rescue Foundation. Although I’m nearly 30 in dog-years, most people confuse me for a puppy. As you can see, I’m a large barrel-chested dog with a bark that can make you jump out of your skin. But don’t be fooled.

In my off-time as Barbie’s Secret Service agent, I am best known for being an over-sized baby. Frightening thunderstorm? I scurry to my mama’s side of the bed and tuck my head under for safety. Loud noise in the middle of the night? I know I have mom, dad, and 1 year-old human sister for protection (funny that they thought I’d be a great alarm system). And don’t even get me started on stairs. I know the stairs in our house are a secret death trap out to swallow me whole. It takes all my courage and might to climb up and down.

Despite my utter fear of thunderstorms, loud noises, and the stairs…oh my, the stairs… one thing is for sure – I love eating my beds. That’s right. My parents have bought me so many beds after my consumption (ahem — destruction) of each and every one that they’ve lost count! Over the years, I’d estimate they have bought me more than 12 beds! I figure if they spend enough money on my beds, they’ll allow me to enjoy their king size bed with them one day. A dog can dream, right?

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

 

by ARLnow.com — July 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm 860 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Tater K. Tot, a one and a half year-old Pomeranian who loves to play in the snow and has his own Instagram feed.

Here’s what Tater Tot had to say about himself:

Hi! My name is Tater K. Tot and I am a 1.5 year old Pomeranian. My owners thought I looked like a Tater Tot, and I can’t disagree! I love chewing on bones, cuddling and playing in the snow!

Whenever I go on walks or go to the dog park, I often get confused with being a cat, but don’t be fooled I have one ferocious squeaky bark! I can hold my own with all the big dogs and make friends very easily.

At home, I prefer to cuddle with my owners (I’m always the little spoon of course). I’m also fantastic at posing for pictures, I mean who couldn’t love this face! I’m hoping to one day become as popular with the lady-dogs as Ryan Gosling. I think I have his pose down by now! My Instagram account @taterktot is almost as popular as his!

Thanks for considering me as Arlington’s Pet of the Week!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — June 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm 629 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Simon, aka Bushnamumu, a tabby cat whose greatest skill is “being super duper cute.”

Here’s what Simon had to say about himself, as relayed by owner Alicia:

Hello, my name is Simon but I prefer to go by Bushnamumu (my owners call me that). I am a shorthair tabby cat with white fur and little stripes on my head! I love to play with my laser pointer and my various toys. But, my favorite activity is being super duper cute.

I was adopted fairly recently. When I was adopted from the shelter I was so small and underfed. It was so tragic. My life at the shelter was not ideal. But then one day i found my family. They took care of me and still do. They fed me and gave me love so slowly but surely I gained some weight and learned how to play! I even started to meow.

I prefer being indoors but lately I have taken the time to explore outside. I am a friendly and lovely cat! Thank you so much for considering me for Arlington’s Pet of the Week.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Heather Mongilio — June 17, 2015 at 11:15 am 1,003 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dog, a two-year-old male miniature poodle who likes to hike and jog.

Here is what Dog’s owner said about his pooch’s adventures:

This is Dog. Almost a year ago through Lucky Dog Animal Rescue I picked him up outside of Dogma in Shirlington. Originally, from a high kill shelter in South Carolina the rescue and vet believe him to be a puppy mill dog who outgrew his stay and was abandoned. When I first got him he was very timid and shy and preferred to hang out in the back of his crate. He didn’t like being handled and approached people tentatively.  His paws were still pink from never being allowed to walk and play. Today he’s an active, playful, and cuddly monster.

Through training him he acquired his name, “Dog.” “Dog, sit!” “Dog, stay!” “Lie down, Dog,” etc. Dog was a quick learner and is eager to please…especially if there are treats. Dog is estimated to be around two years old and a miniature poodle. Depending on the human, he’s also claimed to be a Bischon, Terrier, or King Charles Cavilier. I don’t care much about his breeding. I just know he’s an amazing pet.

Dog clocks in at a whopping 13.5 lbs. But, don’t let his size fool you he isn’t the typical small dog! He loves challenging hikes and coming with me on jogs around the neighborhood. He’s gone biking, hiking, wine tasting, jetskiing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.  e’s also pretty content napping in your lap, chilling in the living to watch tv, or hanging out under chairs while the humans brunch.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — June 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm 833 0

This week’s Arlington’s Pet of the Week is Joey, a 10-year old female cat who originally came from Kyrgyzstan.

Here’s what Joey had to say about herself and her many travels:

Hello — My name is Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo , but everyone calls me Joey. I will be turning 10 years old this August but I am a very active girl. I am originally from At Bashy, a small village in the country of Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia. A fun fact, At Bashy means “the horse’s head.” My parents traded a bag of cookies for me while they were serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Kyrgyzstan; trading a kitten for something sweet is a common practice there.

I am a DiploCat and have lived all over the world, but I am very happy to be living in Arlington. My State Department family bought their first home last year and we love it. I have enjoyed my adventures overseas. I have lived in Ethiopia, Estonia, and the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I have racked up many airline miles.

In each place I have lived I have always had no trouble finding a sunny spot. In Ethiopia my favorite spotwas perfect for bird watching (and I was just watching, I am an indoor cat). In Estonia I preferred sitting in the sauna window (but not when the sauna was on). In Saudi the temperatures could reach up to 130 degrees so every window was always warm and sunny. My Arlington windows are great for bird watching, bunny watching, and now and then some deer. I love being an Arlington cat!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — June 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1,205 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rufus, a military pup who hails from the Big Island of Hawaii.

Here’s what Rufus had to say about himself and his dad, TJ.

Hey guys — My name is Lieutenant Rufus Lebowski Stecker, Esq. but you can call me Rufus, or Rufie, or Rufbone, or just Ruf. I was born on Cinco de Mayo 2011 in Hawaii on the Big Island. Met my dad when I was a few months old, he’s pretty cool I guess.

Favorite things include sitting on the porch, meeting babes at the dog park, partying, people watching, jumping on people, shaking my butt, and helping my dad find the best places for brunch. At the park I like to herd all the dogs and run up to all the ladies and allow them to pet me. Also, I like to play in the fountain then get covered in sand, really show my dad who’s boss.

Walks are cool, but I go nuts if I see a squirrel or bunny. I promise I’m gonna snap that leash one day and catch one! I do enjoy catching flies at home, and I’m really good at it. I like hangin outside Trader Joe’s while dad is shopping, get to meet some cool peeps that way.

I’m not too crazy about most foods or treats as I’m really watching my figure (gotta look good for the park), but I love watermelon, it is my fave. I also like bacon or whatever meat pops is making.

Well, gotta go, time to head to the park. See ya there!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm 949 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Xander, a dog who can convincingly disguise himself as a lion — but who’s more of a lamb when it comes time for a hot bath.

Here’s what Xander had to say about himself:

Hello — my name is Xander. Actually, it’s Alexander Solon Gyungshin Min, but I only get the full name treatment if I chew on a particularly sassy pair of pumps. I came to my new home when I was only 4 months old, and quickly taught my best friend not to be too hung up on material things — especially nice Persian rugs and antique knick knacks. Oh yeah — and sassy pair of pumps, them especially.

I loooove going to the dog park, and looooove Great Falls. I also like going to work, which is like my second home really, because everyone loves me there. At work, I sit by the window in my plushie where it’s really sunny, and stare – and I mean, really stare – at my best friend for hours and hours, until she walks me around the block a couple o’times a day. We then go to the dog park, or walk, and play ball, or fetch, and run around some more.

Oh, and I just absolutely love taking a hot bath after a good run around the park. I sit in the bath, and just zen out. My best friend thinks that’s just the funniest thing; I don’t know why b/c it’s just so warm in that water. I also like looking out the window. When I see my friends walking outside, I make sure to let my best friend know so that we can hurry on outside to greet them. I bark and bark until she gets the leash. It’s sometimes a lot of work, but we all have to do what we gotta do, right?

There are so many things I love to eat — cucumbers, sticks, yogurt, sticks, apples, sticks, sweet potatoes, and more sticks! Did I tell you? I love eating sticks. And I love my best friend — she’s the best friend in the whole wide world!

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — May 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1,150 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Ahri, a feisty but adorable Shiba Inu puppy who resides in Pentagon City.

Here’s what Ahri’s owner, Jane, had to say about her:

Ahri is a 13 week old Shiba Inu, although we’re pretty sure she’s actually just a fox. She was born in Salisbury, NC, the hometown of Cheerwine. She brought with her a lot of cheer and even more whine. Since moving into the apartment, Ahri has taken claim of the living room, forcing her cat brother, Abner, to slink around the room to his food.  There have been a few close encounters, but Abner has picked up some stealth moves.

What we love most about Ahri is her outgoing personality and how she dives head first into everything, literally. Ahri loves peanut butter and meeting new people, preferably both at the same time. Her absolute favorite spot is a shelf on the coffee table. The day she grows too big to fit there will probably be the worst day of her life.

Ahri enjoys an active Arlington lifestyle including long walks on the RiverHouse trail, attending a local running group (although it’s hard to call what she does running), and playing with her two best friends, London and Hazel. One of her many accolades includes being featured in a local political campaign where she did her best to live up to her doge predecessors. In her spare time she tweets @WhatDoesAhriSay.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — May 13, 2015 at 11:30 am 728 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Riley the Rogue, who has mastered the art of stealing food from his owner’s counters.

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

Hey ARLnow, I’m Riley the Rogue! I was adopted one year ago this very month from Homeward Trails. My folks didn’t realize that the phrase “shepherd/collie” was not a Rin Tin Tin and Lassie combo. I’m half-Australian Shepherd and half-Border Collie. Hah! I’m a one-and-a-half-year-old teenager living with two older girl dogs, Dakota (12) and Katie (9). Thanks to my incredibly exuberant nature, I’ve put them both into their second puppyhoods now. No need to thank me.

While I showed how smart I am by taking first place in obedience training last August, my best talent is mastering the art of counter-surfing. I have long legs so I can reach all of that counter, babe! Yessirree … I share my prizes with my girls too. They adore me. My parents, however, seem a little put out about it.

My best theft yet was a full third of the uncooked stuffing in the pan this past Thanksgiving Day! I consider it my best as I had just figured out silence in thieving is golden. But they love me. How could they not? I’m a handsome cream puff of a dude! And when I roll over and give you those big baby brown eyes, you’ll melt. Trust me. Just trust me!

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

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Ethan Rothstein — May 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm 933 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Nico, a “spunky” boxer mix who weighs 70 pounds and goes by “Little Man.”

Here’s what owners Kelly and Ian had to say about their precocious pup:

Meet Nico, a spunky bundle of love that isn’t quite aware of his size or strength. He still likes to think of himself as a lap dog, much to the dismay of our laps. He loves his new little sister, Avery, who giggles every time he licks her toes. He also loves shoes, fleece blankets, and pacifiers! Some combination is probably in his stomach at this very moment. He hates trash trucks, our mailman, and most men with beards (except for David, his beloved dog walker).

Nico, or “Little Man,” as we often call him, was adopted from A Forever Home last April. He turned 1 in January. His mom was a boxer and dad is a mystery, although we are pretty sure there is some kind of hound in there (on account of the spots on his nose and the howl he makes when we leave him). He just recently weighed in at almost 70 pounds, and we’re thinking — OK hoping — he’s about done growing.

Nico is very talented. He sits, shakes, high fives, and retreats to his crate at the shake of a treat bag. He can also hide all of his toys under the couch, make the contents of a trash can disappear, and create a work of art with his dirty paws. His sad old man eyes always tell us that he is very very sorry. He will always be our first baby, and we love him!

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

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm 804 0

This week’s Arlington Pet(s) of the Week are Bo and Lane, two brothers rescued from under a bush in Pennsylvania.

Here’s what owners Matt and Liz had to say about their sibling pets:

Bowman (Bo) and Lane were found by Matt hiding under a bush alongside the road in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania. They were only 2-3 weeks old. Since being rescued that day, they have lived the posh, North Arlington lifestyle for nearly 4 years.

Bo has a sleek, grey coat and wing-tipped ears. He is a handsome devil, yet a total mama’s boy, drama king who thinks he is still a kitten. His favorite activities include pouncing on moving objects, leaping to tall heights, chewing on things he’s not supposed to, and meowing when people raise their voices. He also has a bottomless pit for a stomach and is not afraid to head-butt his parents while they are sleeping to let them know he’s hungry!

Lane has white, tuxedo fur on his chest and tummy that is softer than a cloud. He is constantly purring in between his inquisitive meows. Despite his sweet disposition, the hunter of the family also likes to leave gifts, whether a toy mouse or balled up socks, on the bedroom floor every morning in exchange for his breakfast. Other hobbies include running into the hallway to greet strangers, hiding from the vacuum cleaner, and beating up his brother when mom and dad aren’t home.

Each cat has his respective spot on the couch for watching “Law & Order: SVU” or the current season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Lane with mom and Bo with dad. And when it’s time for bed, they switch and Bo sleeps under mom’s arm while Lane keeps dad’s feet warm. It’s times like these that Matt and Liz wonder if they truly adopted these furry gentlemen or if it was the other way around!

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

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — April 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm 897 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Lane, a mixed-breed rescue dog who is afraid of floor lamps.

Here’s what owner Ryan had to say about his pup:

Lane is a 3-and-a-half-year-old mixed breed that I believe is a pitbull/whippet mix. Ryan, her owner, rescued her while he was getting his Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech, hence she’s named after the Hokie’s Lane Stadium.

Lane is a playful dog that loves having fun with other dogs and chasing after squirrels while going for walks on the Bluemont Junction trail behind her house. Lane’s favorite activity is going on hikes and running through the woods in the Blue Ridge Mountains while she is visiting her grandparents’ house during the holidays. She is a very quiet dog and hardly ever barks, unless it is at the mailman. The roommates in our house recently got several remote control helicopters and she enjoys watching them fly around and attempting to snag them when they fly too low.

For some reason, Lane’s biggest fear is floor lamps. She is always checking on them to make sure they haven’t moved. We spoil Lane by allowing her on the furniture, and she uses that privilege to its fullest extent. Unlike some other dogs, she is excellent in the car, she just curls up and enjoys the ride. Any time myself or any of my roommates come home from work, Lane gets extremely excited and always needs to pick up an item in her mouth while relentlessly wagging her tail.  The first item she usually picks up is her bone, and if that is not within sight, she will pick up some very unconventional items, such as blankets, shoes, or socks.

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.

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, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

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