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Pet of the Week: Igor

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Igor, a Pug who loves snuggling in warm places and eating pork treats.

Here’s what Igor’s owner, Pablo, had to say about him:

We’d like to introduce Igor.

Igor is a 6 year old pug that loves cuddles and treats, but what pet doesn’t? Igor and his family relocated to Arlington from California in August after a really cool road trip.

Igor’s favorite treats are pork crackling (skins) and he will sit, shake and play dead for them, but he will do none of that if there is no treat in the deal.

Igor is not used to cold weather, so he is loving his new snugly bed and sweaters. He loves meeting new dog friends during his morning and afternoon walks around Pentagon Row .

Igor is a professional snuggler, he sleeps around 14 hours a day and will come sit by any human he can lean against for warmth. Bonus snuggle points if you have a warm blanket to wrap him in.

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 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 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Ivy and Olive. They are sisters who love to cuddle, share toys and roughhouse!

Here’s what Ivy and Olive’s owners, Erica and Gregory, had to say about them:

This is Ivy (red collar) and Olive (blue collar)! They are about four months old — born July 22 — and were adopted from Last Chance Adoption in mid October. They are sisters from the same litter who could not be separated and one seemed to protect the other from the other puppies. We don’t really know much about their life prior to us, but they came from a big litter and are terrier mixes. We renamed them once we brought them home.

They are sisters and each other’s best friends. They enjoy cuddling people and one another, digging holes in the yard and playing fetch together. They share everything, you’ll never see one of them playing with a toy without the other trying to share it. They also love to play rough which includes biting each other’s ears and neck.

They love kids and have many neighborhood friends that come over and play everyday.

Like most dogs, they hate taking baths. They haven’t tried swimming yet, but are not interested in getting wet when we take them on hikes.

The last time they we to the vet, they weighed 13 pounds, so now they’re probably closer to 20 pounds. We were told that they will only grow to be about 40 pounds. Ivy and Olive are the best little puppies and we are so happy we got them both!!

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 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 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Camo, a pit bull who loves long runs, socializing and doing tricks.

Here’s what Camo’s owner, Inga, had to say about him:

Hi! My name is Camo — short for Camouflage — and I am here to give the pit bull breed a better rep, or so my parents like to say! While I enjoy being a good ambassador, my main interests are napping, chasing after squirrels, getting squeakers out of toys and anything food related. I also love joining my humans on long runs and hikes.

My parents got me from a family in Culpeper seven years ago when I was just six weeks old, and introduced me to the Washingtonian life. While Shirlington is my home, I am well known around the National Mall, along the Potomac and on dog-friendly patios. Although some people are initially scared of me, I can usually win them over quickly with my constant smile and tail wag — though I’ve been told my tail is the most dangerous part of me — as I have cleared numerous coffee tables with it. What can I say, they are just the wrong height. When I really want to show off, I perform one of the many tricks I have learned or I brag about my agility experience. Being well behaved really pays off…a treat is usually close by!

So next time you see me trotting along or rolling around a grassy area, please feel free to say hello. Although I’m a pit bull, I don’t bite!

P.S. Shoutout to my doggie entourage: Brutus, Mojo, Szczesny, Rascal and Stanley!

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 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 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Ava and Max. They have two different personalities but both love to cuddle and give hugs.

Here’s what Ava and Max’s owner, Penny, had to say about them:

Ava is an almost 2-year-old Siamese mix and Max is a 1-year-old domestic tabby. Both Ava and Max love to give cuddles, wrapping their arms around our necks and snuggling their faces in. They always follow their parents around the apartment and take every chance they get to cuddle up on mum or dad’s lap, or on the bed with them.

Ava has become a very laid-back cat who enjoys basking in the sun that shines through the windows. She loves curling up and hiding away in her cave-like cat bed that her mum made for her and saves her bursts of energy for the evening. Ava’s favourite toy is her squeaky mouse attached to a wand — she chases it around and loves playing fetch with it.

Max is an extremely friendly and loving cat, with a huge personality. He loves jumping up and knocking all of his parents belongings off of shelves and sides! He has recently taken to jumping up and switching off the bathroom light too! Max loves to sit on the side of the bath when his mum is relaxing, joined by big sister Ava who keeps a safe distance from the water, curling up on the bath mat.

It took Ava a couple of days to get used to her new kitten brother, but once they bonded they have been inseparable ever since!

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 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 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Popcorn, an energetic French Bulldog.

Here is what Carly, Popcorn’s owner has to say about him:

This is Popcorn, the eight-week-old Frenchie.

Popcorn moved to Arlington, Virginia just one week ago from Port Tobacco, Maryland to live with his new mom and cat brother. Weighing in at only 6 lbs, he is packed full of energy! He got his name from his mom’s favorite nightly snack — one that he will never get to try since bullies are known for their tummy problems.

Popcorn is a spoiled little bulldog, who likes to trade in his basket full of toys for a nice shoe or cell phone. He spends most of his day barking at the cat, chewing on his mommy’s ankles at her desk and taking endless naps during which he can be found whining, barking and wiggling his little nose having puppy dreams.

He loves to go on walks (if they are in the direction that he wants to go at that particular time), eat leaves and go potty on the cowhide rug.

Popcorn can’t wait to get to explore Arlington and meet tons of new 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!

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 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 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Greta, a sweet and playful cat who is partially blind.

Here’s what Greta’s owners, Jenna and Robert, had to say about her:

Greta Molster is a three-and-a-half year-old Siamese kitty who loves cuddles, chasing laser pointers and playing with her collection of toy mice.

A few years ago Greta’s parents, Jenna and Robert, adopted her just three months after they started dating, despite the fact that Robert is allergic to most cats. However, Jenna always imagined life with a kitty and encouraged Robert to help her find a one that he wasn’t (too) allergic to. Thankfully, along came Greta! Once her owners saw Greta’s adorable blind eye and fluffy fur, they knew she was the one for them.

Greta has the sweetest personality and will accept a bully rub from anyone who will offer. She particularly likes nudging visitors into paying attention to her. Her parents recently moved into a two-bedroom condo and Greta could not be happier to have her own room. Her favorite place to relax is on the right pillow nearest to the window on the guest bed, where she can watch the buses drive by.

Greta’s likes are chasing laser pointers, hearing her mom shake the bag of treats, snoozing on fuzzy blankets, batting at toy mice and loose hair elastics, and watching Lucha Libre wrestling with her dad. She dislikes the vacuum cleaner, John Cena, car rides, hearing the wind blowing through the trees and when her parents leave for work.

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 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 — October 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Theodore Roosevelt Gill or “Teddy,” an all-black Pomeranian who love plying tug-of-war, cuddling and chewing on rawhide bones.

Here is what Teddy’s owners, Christy and David, had to say about him:

Theodore Roosevelt Gill usually just responds to Teddy, though he knows he’s in trouble with Mom if she uses his full name. Like his parents, Teddy hails from Southern California, where they adopted him as a stray in 2010. Teddy’s parents are pretty sure he’s a full Pomeranian (and a rarity as an all black fluff ball), but occasionally speculate about how much bear may actually be in him.

Teddy loves a good park visit and is certainly a rough rider, though his similarities to his namesake may end there. Unlike President Roosevelt, this Teddy tends to bark quite loudly and often and prefers small, rawhide bones to sticks. Though he is fiercely loyal and ready to challenge any of the numerous Arlington runners and bikers to a bark-off, particularly if they dare appear to be faster than his mom.

Teddy loves to snuggle between bent knees and will sprint to the bed for an afternoon nap with his mom. He loves to play tug-of-war but does not understand why his canine pals will chase tennis balls back and forth at the park. Well aware of his good looks, Teddy uses them to gain admirers throughout South Arlington. He particularly loves tiny humans that sit at the same height as him while they babble together on the floor. Feel free to say “Hi” if you see Teddy around Penrose. But don’t invite him into the fountain–that messes up his hair!

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 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 — October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Gus and Lola, cats who love watching animals out of the front and back doors.

Here’s what Gus and Lola’s owner, Kristy, had to say about them:

Gus and Lola are an eight year old bonded brother-sister pair. They are leap kitties born on February 29, 2008, so they really have had only two birthdays.

We are spoiled rotten kitties who were adopted to Arlington from Westminster, MD. Rumor has it that we may have gotten sick on our original car ride to our new house, all over our then new dad’s new car. But we were quickly forgiven and then took over our house. We still allow our humans to use some of the space some of the time.

Our favorite past time is watching birds, chipmunks and squirrels out of our front and back doors. We have only ever been outside once by mistake and we only made it about 3 feet before we got scared and came back inside, much to the relief of our owners. Speaking of scared, one time we met a mouse inside of the house face-to-face but we were petrified by our new friend. Luckily, our people caught it and set it free outside before it could hurt us.

We’re so happy to have found a great home in Arlington, although we’re not really sure where that is because the only place we ever go is to the vets down the street and we cry like babies the whole ride there. Maybe one day our parents will buy us a big new house to explore but until then, we’re happy ruling over our little townhouse 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!

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 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 — October 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dobby, a cat who loves kneading and sleeping in fluffy blankets.

Here’s what Dobby’s owner, Bridget, had to say about him:

Dobby – aka Dib Dobs, Dobbers, Dobby Doodles, and whatever else his human thinks of – is a black-and-white house cat who is approximately three years old. A Jersey boy at heart, he was found as a stray in his human’s aunt’s neighborhood, but after being discovered by his human’s sister, he made the trip down to Arlington. After adjusting to the scarcity of Wawas and the abundance of Nats fans in Northern Virginia, Dobby quickly made himself at home and learned to love new apartment view of the Air Force Memorial and Washington Monument!

Dobby’s favorite things are fluffy blankets, and he alternates between sleeping on them and kneading them. Despite his love of fleece fabric, however, he does not share his fictional namesake’s love of clothing (his human has tried).

Dobby also goes completely insane when the laser pointer is brought out and loves to throw himself full-force against the wall to “catch” it. Sometimes he reverts to his “street manners” and has been known to drag an entire steak off the counter if you’re not watching him – but he’s so cute, his human can’t be mad! At the end of a long day, Dobby likes to sleep on top of his human during a good Netflix session. His human thinks she couldn’t have asked for a better binge watching partner (or pet)!

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 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 — October 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bailey, an independent cat who likes to talk.

Here’s what Bailey’s owner, Sarah, has to say about her:

Bailey is a 2-year-old short hair and probably Abyssinian mix. Bailey was found as a stray in Prince George’s County and was rescued by Lost Cat and Dog Rescue, where she was adopted by two loving humans.

These days she enjoys talking everyone’s ears off, begging for food (her favorite is quesadillas), sunbathing and carrying around her favorite feather toy. Only at night does she decide she’s done being independent, and crawls into bed to snuggle on her people’s legs. She’s a perma-mini kitty, perfect for crawling behind the fridge and getting stuck in other small obscure spaces. She transforms into an acrobat when the evil red dot appears or into a dog when her dog brother is getting dinner.

She is mom’s first kitten cat, and we could not have asked for a more perfect (or sassier) addition to our little Arlington household.

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 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 — September 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Charlie, an attention-loving dog who won this year’s Crystal City Pups and Pilsners social media photo contest. (That’s him, above, at the dog-friendly beer tasting event last weekend.)

Charlie is a Shih Tzu who, like many of us, enjoys being a “lazy bones” on the weekend.

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

Hi, my name is Charlie! I’m a 3 year old Shih Tzu. I may be small but I love being the center of attention!

I’m very friendly and want to say hi to everyone and everything! I loooove going outside during the week and being a lazy bones on the weekends. I have a few tricks if you have treats. If you’re in Arlington or attend dog friendly events, you may see me running around. Check out my Instagram, @TzuAndBrew, where you can see pictures of me and the craft beer my humans drink!

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 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 — September 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Stella, who likes to hang out at her owner’s shop.

Here’s what Stella’s owner, Lisa, has to say about her:

My name is Stella, and I was rescued almost a year ago and placed in a foster home here in Arlington. My owner has a gift store that she was hoping to take me to everyday. But she had to make sure I was good with people and wouldn’t dart out the front door whenever it was open. While I love people and other dogs, it took me about a month to stop darting out and to realize, “‘Man, I got it good here. Why run away?!”

So now I’m in Westover at Trade Roots almost daily. Have I got the life! Some people come in just to pet me, and I’m told they are very disappointed when I’m not there.

Thanks to a rescue organization called Dogs Deserve Better, I’ve got the best life ever!

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 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 — September 14, 2016 at 11:15 am 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Peanut, a friendly “mystery mutt” who’s perfect just the way she is.

Here’s what Peanut’s owner, Rachel, has to say about her:

I’d like to introduce you to Peanut, a 4-5 year old dachshund mystery mutt. Peanut unmistakably has the long wiener dog body, but her face is where things get a little bit tricky. Some people think she is mixed with beagle and pug and others think she might have some chihuahua in her. Whatever she is, her mama thinks she is just perfect. I guess that makes her a one of a kind cutie!

Peanut was adopted from a local rescue organization who brought her all the way up from Texas! Her mama was a first time dog owner who didn’t know what she was getting herself into. Three and a half years later, through good times and bad, Peanut and her mama have an unbreakable and unique bond. Peanut has never met a face she won’t lick or a lap she won’t jump in. When not cuddling, Peanut loves doing tricks (for treats, of course), sniffing on walks, playing with toys, doing funny dances, eating chicken sausages and barking at the mailman (sorry, mailman!) While not a trained therapy dog, she is known for her therapeutic snuggles and soulful eyes, which have helped her human friends get through some tough times.

Peanut is a happy-go-lucky little lady with a BIG personality. Being a total ham, she would be honored and thrilled to be named 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. 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 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 — September 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bowser, an Akita who likes bacon.

Here’s what Bowser’s owners, Sara and Wah Sun, had to say about him after translating his barks:

Hi. My name is Bowser. I am six years old and I’m an Akita. I’m originally from Houston (go Texans) but have been a Virginian for 2.5 years now. I moved to Arlington Forest a few months ago and I love it! My favorite things are walks, playing fetch, squirrels, rabbits, squeaky toys, lots of pets and belly rubs, and treats, treats and more treats. My favorite treat is bacon, because bacon, and my next favorite treat is meat. I recently got my humans to start rewarding me with bits of turkey bacon when I pay attention on walks, so life is great right now.

I’m told I’m the sweetest thing, and am very calm and gentle. I am a bit, well a lot, nosy and love to be a part of the action at all times. I’m an expert micromanager and make sure my humans wake up on time for my walk every morning. My new favorite place to walk is Lubber Run by my house; it’s so much fun to romp through the dirt and trees. I love to meet other humans on my walks, so if you see me come say hi!

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 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 — August 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Quinn, a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix who likes to huddle under couches and splash around in water.

Here’s what Quinn’s owner, Kerry, had to say about this playful pup:

Quinn is a 7-month old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix who would love to be Arlington’s Pet of the Week! Her favorite activities include diving under the couch at high speeds, splashing around in shallow water, sunbathing, performing “puppy push-ups” for treats, and pretending not to hear her dad when he says to “kennel up” at bedtime. Except for the vacuum cleaner and hair dryer, there’s not much she dislikes.

Quinn is a bit of a homebody (for a puppy) but still loves adventures, including long walks to the Clarendon dog park, hiking around Roosevelt Island and Rock Creek Park, and chasing her buddies around the apartment complex courtyard. Quinn also likes going to work with her mom at a veterinary clinic. The free-roaming clinic cats are her (sometimes reluctant) friends, who generously leave leftover cat food for Quinn to eat when no one’s looking.

Friends and strangers love her interesting coat. Some passersby even suggest nicknames: Spot, Camo, Freckles, Caramel Macchiato to name a few.

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 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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