Our latest Arlington Pet of the Week is Hendrix, a 5-year-old beagle who loves the beach the Shirlington dog park.
Here’s what owner Julia had to say about Hendrix, who lives in Courthouse after being rescued from the woods of rural Virginia.
Hendrix is a 5 year old beagle who I rescued in college when he was a year and a half old. This little bundle of love was discovered in 2009 by a friend’s family in the woods next to their backyard in rural Virginia. Although he was covered in hundreds of ticks and had several types of tummy-worms, his prior neglect never stopped him from being the wonderful and loyal companion that he is! Although he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, he quickly learned three valuable commands — “sit,” “down,” and “KISS!”
Hendrix has the classic “beagle howl,” but with this little guy, quality is better than quantity — he rarely makes a peep! When prompted to actually let out a bellow, it is usually at something quite menacing — a floating helium-filled balloon, for example. When he isn’t pawing at your hands to get you to pet his belly, he enjoys snuggling, lying in the sun, walks, and (when we are able to get out of town) sprinting down the beach — until he finds some seaweed or a crab to chew on, of course.
Since moving to Arlington, Hendrix enjoys long walks along 14th Street to mark his scent in the monkey grass. Although market rules don’t allow him to visit the Courthouse farmer’s market each weekend, he loves greeting all the market-goers with a tail-wag as they walk by our second floor balcony. His favorite Arlington pastime by far, however is visiting the Shirlington dog park! With this cuddly boy, there’s never a dull day.
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 for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a $25 Dogma gift card.