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Reston Pet of the Week: Kate

by RestonNow.com Sponsor April 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm 4 Comments

This week’s Pet of the Week is temporary Restonain Kate, a mixed breed who is currently being fostered here. Her foster parents are hoping to find her a permanent home nearby. Here is what they have to say:

Kate is a bluetick coonhound / beagle mix who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in southern Virginia by Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.  Her foster family lives in Reston.

Kate had never been to Reston before her foster family picked her up from the Homeward Trails adoption center, but she is really enjoying her stay so far.  Her foster family hopes she can find an adoptive home in the area so she can become a permanent Restonian!

Kate’s exercise needs are low to moderate, but she is always happy to go on a nature walk. During the week she enjoys walking along the network of Reston paths near her foster family’s home. On the weekends, she likes to go hiking at Lake Fairfax or other local parks. Kate walks nicely on a leash and loves to greet other friendly dogs.

Kate really loves other dogs and gets along well with her foster “sister.” Kate seems to gain confidence from canine companions so she may be happiest in a home with another calm dog. She is not looking to be the alpha dog and knows to respect her “sibling’s” food.  She also loves to snuggle up with her foster family, human and canine alike.

A nice bonus of Kate living in a foster home is that she has learned her “dog manners.” She is house trained and crate trained. She does not bark nor chew inappropriate objects. She knows “sit” and “down” and is working on “stay.” She sleeps quietly overnight for 8-9 hours without having to go out for a break. She has been a great house guest and has really captured our hearts during her stay.  Perhaps she could capture yours too?

Do you want to meet Kate? Contact Homeward Trails.

Are you and Kate a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you $100 in Becky’s Bucks, as well as some treats.

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.

  • Mike M

    Kate! Where DID you get that coat! I want one!

    • Lauren

      Kate’s lovely coat is actually on loan from her “sister,” Penny. It came from Wylie Wagg. When Kate came to us she was thin as a rail, so we bundled her up tight during the big snow. She’s gotten up to weight, so now there’s a little more Kate to love. 🙂

      • Mike M

        Thanks, Lauren. I was actually referring to her personal natural coat that shows in the first picture. The huge spot and little spots, then a color change from black to brown. Priceless! This is a mix finer than any purebred could hope to be.

        • Lauren

          Oh, yes, her spots are really beautiful and unique. Thank you for noticing!!


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