Reston, VA

This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Ryder, who likes playing tug-of-war and snacking on cucumbers.

Here is what his owner, Ratha, says about him:

Ryder “Monkey” Bannon is the best four-legged companion we could have asked for. He’s our “baby”. We picked him out when he was a few weeks old and could barely open his eyes. He’s now 5 1/2 years old and has not changed one bit.

He loves soaking in the sun, chasing squirrels of his property, showing mail carriers who’s boss and playing catch and tug-of-war. His favorite snacks and treats include peanut butter which causes him to lick his lips every time we say those two words, ice-cream, pasta, and cucumbers. He takes after his papa.

Ryder is such a character. He’s captured the hearts of many children, puppies (especially the females), and even non-dog people. We can’t imagine our lives without him!

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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