Our latest Arlington Pet of the Week is Penny, a 9-month-old Border Collie/Mountain Cur mix who was adopted from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in January.
Her owner, Dylan, had this to say about his rambunctious puppy.
She’s a sneaky puppy with a knack for sensing who has treats (or a weakness for feeding her people food) and who doesn’t, and she will decide whether or not she’d like to perform tricks accordingly.
Penny is a very active and enjoys playing soccer, running and wrestling with other dogs at the park, and jumping on all her neighbors to greet them (sorry, neighbors). When she doesn’t get enough exercise she lets us know by destroying objects around our home. We’re very impressed with her communication skills. Since we can’t take her running with us until she is a year old we are just keeping the throw pillows out of her reach for the time being.
She is currently refining her hunting skills by stalking all the wildlife in Arlington Village. The cardinals, squirrels, rabbits and bees that call this neighborhood home have been put on notice. When she isn’t able to hunt outdoors she makes sure to find a good vantage point inside where she can keep an eye on everything going on through the window. Although she can be easily distracted from guard dog duties with a little belly rubbing and cuddling. She is getting to know her neighborhood by stopping by the farmers market on Sunday and enjoying happy hours that offer outdoor seating.
The Arlington Pet of the Week is sponsored by Dogma Bakery, which has locations at The Village at Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive) and the Lee Harrison Shopping Center (2445 N. Harrison Street).
Want your pet to be considered to be the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 2-3 paragraph bio and 3-4 photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a $25 Dogma gift card.