Reston Pet of the Week: Gordie

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This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Gordie (named for Gordie Howe but his hockey-loving owners. Here is what owner Leslie has to say about her mixed breed.

Gordie Howe (yes, just like the legendary Red Wings hockey player) will be four in December and lives in Reston Town Center. He’s a Schnauzer-mutt — we suspect part poodle — who was found and adopted as a pup through Lucky Dog Rescue, a wonderful rescue group out of DC.

Gordie’s favorite things include walks around the neighborhood to say hello to all his canine friends, getting loads of attention from pedestrians and the employees at the Apple store, and the Baron Cameron Dog Park, where he is so happy to run with the other dogs that he refuses to play catch with his humans.

A master of disguise, when Gordie gets haircuts he looks like a totally different dog. He hates wearing clothes, but tolerates his coat because he hates getting wet in the rain or snow even more.

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston 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 Reston and Northern Virginia.

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