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Pet of the Week: Geezer

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — April 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Geezer, a lovable 6-year-old dog available for adoption.

Here is what his friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about him:

Geezer is one of those very special dogs that don’t come along every day.

At 6 years old, he is polite, mannerly, and just wants to be someone’s heart dog. Geezer is great in the house, loves other dogs and does well with cats too! Most of all, he is just one of those dogs who steals your heart within 5 minutes of meeting him. Calm, but still has a touch of wiggly-ness when you talk sweet to him.

Do you want to go for walks? Geezer is up for that! No pulling on the leash business with him. He makes going on walks enjoyable — walking nicely beside you on a loose leash. Rides? Those are OK with him too! If you enjoy a nice lunch at an outdoor dining establishment, he’ll lies down right there by the table and wait patiently as you finish your meal. Then, go home and cuddle beside you, if you like, or if you really want to make him happy, give him a tummy rub.

He doesn’t require a lot, but deserves so much more than what he demands. Geezer will be a great family dog — he is good with kids. His ideal spot would be with a single person or family who really wants him to be part of that family.

Are you and Geezer a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

Pet of the Week: Sparkle

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — April 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Sparkle, a Shepherd mix puppy available for adoption.

Here is what her friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about her:

Sparkle is an adorable Shepherd mix who is just a baby at eight weeks old.

She’s a happy, playful little pup who is now ready to find a family of her very own. This gorgeous baby was so cooperative for her photo session as you can clearly see in the pictures — she really let some of her personality show through.

This great pup is a nice blend of friendly affection and normal puppy playfulness and will be great company.

Are you and Sparkle a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

Pet of the Week: Daisy

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — April 5, 2017 at 11:30 am 1 Comment

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Daisy, a basset hound and retriever mix available for adoption.

Here is what her friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about her:

Daisy is one HAPPY (just look at her pics!!!) and beautiful basset hound mix who, along with her sisters Iris and Callie, are just adorable examples of what rescue dogs can be.

These three are so happy and friendly at just 11 weeks old. We think they’ll end up as nice medium-size dogs when grown, maybe around 35 pounds or so. These gorgeous babies were so cooperative for their photo session as you can clearly see in the pictures.

This extremely friendly little baby girl is going to bring lots of joy to some lucky adopters.

Are you and Daisy (or Iris, or Callie) a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

by RestonNow.com — March 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments

April is here and the springtime festivities are right around the corner.

There is always a lot to do in Reston and the surrounding area, and this weekend is no exception. Kids and adults alike have plenty of options for fun as we welcome the calendar’s fourth month.

Here are just some ideas for what to do in the Reston area this weekend:

  • Reston Community Center’s annual “Eggnormous” Easter egg hunt is Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Lake Fairfax Park (1400 Lake Fairfax Way). The free event is sure to be a big hit for all the kids. For more information, visit the Reston Community Center website.
  • Also at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturday, volunteers are sought to help clean up the watershed. The event, one of nine at parks around the county, is set for 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Dogs will be the guests of honor Saturday during the “Wag Fest” celebration in Reston. The event, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be at the North County Governmental Center (1801 Cameron Glen Drive).
  • The last two performances of Reston Community Players’ “Rock of Ages” will be tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. at CenterStage (2310 Colts Neck Road). Tickets for each performance of the show are $25.
  • Reston Town Center will be host to an MS Walk on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8.
  • The annual April Fool’s Day prank at Reston Town Center will be taking place all-day Saturday at Fountain Square.
  • Other events at Reston Town Center this weekend include the Rings for Spring bridal event, Easter egg decorating at Williams-Sonoma, kids’ cooking class at Il Fornaio and more.
  • The A Bridal Show will also be taking place in Reston this weekend, Sunday at the Bechtel Conference Center (1801 Alexander Bell Drive).
  • The Tidewater Guitar Quartet will play Sunday at 4 p.m. at ArtSpace Herndon (750 Center St.). Tickets are $20.
  • The children’s book sale at Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive) will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
  • The Friends of Reston’s Environmental Film Series will show “Hometown Habitat” tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Walker Nature Center (11450 Glade Drive).
  • Kalypso’s (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will have live music tonight, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., from Innertwined. DJ Kram will play Top 40 hits Saturday night.

Pet of the Week: Tubbs

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — March 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Tubbs, a beagle mix available for adoption.

Here is what his friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about him:

Tubbs is a beautiful beagle mix who, along with his sister Rosie, are just adorable examples of what rescue dogs can be.

Only about 12 weeks old now, we think they’ll end up as nice medium-small-size dogs when grown, maybe around 30 pounds or so. These adorable babies were so cooperative for their photo session, as you can clearly see in the pictures. These great pups are a nice blend of friendly affection and normal puppy playfulness and will both be great company.

This extremely friendly little fella is going to bring lots of joy to some lucky adopters.

Are you and Tubbs a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

by Dave Emke — March 29, 2017 at 9:15 am 0

(Updated at 2:15 p.m. after Bella was reunited with her owner.)

Police in Herndon, along with the help of residents, reunited a service dog with her owner Wednesday.

According to Jane Ross, Herndon PD information specialist, service dog Bella went missing after her owner was involved in a minor car accident at about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Elden and Grant streets.

“When [her owner] opened the door, Bella unfortunately got out of the car and ran,” Ross said.

Herndon Police used their social media pages to spread information about Bella and engage the public in helping track the 8-month-old Anatolian Shepherd mix down.

Bella was spotted by a citizen at about 11 a.m. Wednesday near the police station, Ross said. Police officers along with members of the public attempted to reach the dog, who was eventually corralled at about 12:10 p.m. by an employee at Flagship Car Wash (632 Grant St.) and reunited with her owner, safe and sound.

Image via Herndon Police Department/Twitter

by RestonNow.com — March 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

Dogs will be the guests of honor Saturday during the “Wag Fest” celebration in Reston.

At the event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dog lovers will have the opportunity to, among other activities:

  • Learn about the county’s nine dog parks and find out about opportunities to serve as a volunteer dog park monitor
  • Visit with search and rescue dogs from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue’s Virginia Task Force 1
  • See a police K9 unit demonstration
  • Treat their dogs to handmade doggie treats
  • Get a lesson in dog park etiquette and speak with service dog trainers
  • See the latest in doggie goods from local vendors of dog merchandise and services
  • Purchase a dog license

Among the presenters will be the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Weber’s Pet Supermarket, Gordon’s Grill and Off-Leash K9 Training LLC.

The free event will be held both inside and outside the North County Governmental Center (1801 Cameron Glen Drive). For more information, call 703-324- 8662 or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Pet of the Week: Cooper

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — March 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Cooper, an adorable terrier mix.

Here is what his friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about him:

Cooper is a beautiful little terrier mix with the most striking blue eyes. We think he’ll end up as nice medium-large size dog when grown, maybe around 35 pounds or so.

This adorable baby was so cooperative for his photo session as you can clearly see in his pictures. This great pup is a nice blend of friendly affection and normal puppy playfulness and will be great company.

This extremely friendly little guy is going to bring lots of joy to some lucky adopters.

Are you and Cooper a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

Pet of the Week: Kodiak

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — March 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Kodiak, a handsome Labrador Retriever mix.

Here is what his friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue have to say about him:

One HANDSOME fella. Kodiak is a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever mix that weighs 55 pounds. Kodiak is incredibly sweet, loving and friendly; loves other dogs and absolutely loves all people!

Kodiak came to the shelter when we pulled him from a neighboring county’s high-kill shelter. When Kodiak came to us, he was heartworm-positive. He has now been treated and is ready to move on to a better life.

Kodiak would love nothing more than a family to love and a home to call his own. Can you give Kodiak his forever home?

Kodiak is up-to-date on all vaccines, is micro-chipped and has been neutered. His adoption fee is $350.

Are you and Kodiak a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

Pet of the Week: Diesel

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — March 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

This week’s Pet of the Week is Diesel, available for adoption from the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association. Here is what his foster mom, Lucinda, had to say about him:

Diesel loves going for hikes and runs, and will be a terrific companion for someone who enjoys the outdoors with him. Despite his energy, he is calm when at home and has been given free rein of the house at night with no issues. He is crate-trained and housebroken.

Diesel came to us very overweight, but has started to slim down. His forever home should be committed to maintaining his activity so he can get to the vet’s recommended weight. Diesel is about 2 1/2 years old and weighs about 42 pounds.

Diesel has barked at some tall men and a few dogs, probably due to previous experiences. He’s been great with our dog but I don’t think he’d be good with cats or small kids. He’ll benefit from some training and positive reinforcement to overcome some bad habits, like pulling on walks. I think his new home should have some experience with working dogs.

He loves the water and riding in cars.

Diesel is being fostered in Reston. Questions? Email sendamessagetoadam@gmail.com or submit your application now.

Are you and Diesel a match? If so, let us know and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

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.

by Dave Emke — January 18, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Morning Notes - Winter

SLHS Grad Featured in UPenn Video — Princess Aghayere, a 2015 graduate of South Lakes High School, is a basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania. In a new video from the university, she talks about moving to the United States as a child and about her future plans in the field of medicine. The Reston native is the daughter of Anthonia and Roland Aghayere. [University of Pennsylvania]

Dog License Renew Deadline Approaching — Fairfax County dog owners are reminded that their $10 renewal fee is coming up at the end of the month. [Fairfax County]

Local College Students Named to Top Academic Lists — The following students from Reston are among those named to Dean’s Lists at their respective schools in the Fall 2016 semester.

  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY: Wesley Edens, Collin Hanley
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY: Mitchell Thomas
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: Emily Barbaro, Lauren Canal, Kylie Chichester, Olivia Gentilcore, Susan Patrick
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT: Haley Brazier

In addition, five students from Reston were named to the President’s List at JMU: Jacqueline Angel, Elizabeth Barnes, Valerie Beacham, Daniel Gurley and Claire Swinko.

by Dave Emke — January 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

Dogma Bakery logoFour-legged friends in Reston may soon have a new favorite place to visit.

Arlington-based pet store Dogma Bakery announced earlier this week that it plans to open a Reston location in the space formerly housed by PetMAC Pet Nutrition Center, which recently closed due to an illness suffered by the owner.

PetMAC had been in the location about two years. Dogma says it plans to keep all three of PetMAC’s employees to work at its new store.

The company’s website advertises the new Reston location as a “grooming salon,” but they have responded to customers on Facebook by saying they plan to offer some of their house-made treats for dogs as well.

“We will have ice cream and some treats. Maybe not the entire selection, but we can always make sure to have your favorites ready for you when you come by.”

Dogma said earlier this week in its post that it is “[k]ind of unofficially open,” but that it would have an official opening soon. No operating hours for the store are being provided quite yet.

The shop is located at 11412 Washington Plaza West, in Lake Anne Plaza.

by Karen Goff — September 19, 2016 at 10:00 am 9 Comments

Sir George, left, is missing/Wolf Trap Animal Rescue

Have you seen “Sir George?”

This 8-week-old Pit Bull/Yorkie puppy was stolen from the Reston Petsmart on Saturday, according to Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.

Sir GeorgeThe rescue group was holding an adoption event at the store at the Spectrum Saturday afternoon as part of National Adoption Weekend.

Sir George has black fur with a white chest.

The rescue group says they have reported the puppy heist to Fairfax County Police and the suspects could face felony charges if the dog is not returned in the next 24 hours.

If you have seen Sir George, text or call 703-638-2567 or email [email protected].

by RestonNow.com — May 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

WORLD OF BEER RESTON

Wouldn’t it be fun if your dog can hit the bars with you?

Nova Pets Alive and World of Beer are hosting an event just for you and Fido.

Join them for Yappy Hour on Monday, June 6 from 3 to 7 p.m.

There will be beer, treats and fun while supporting Nova Pets Alive, a nonprofit that supports animals and their companions in Northern Virginia.

World of Beer is located at 1888 Explorer St. at Reston Town Center.

Can’t make it on June 6? Nova Pets Alive will also host Yappy Hour at World of Beer on July 4, Aug. 8 and Sept. 5.

by Karen Goff — April 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0

Reston Community Center is bringing two activities for dog lovers to Hunters Woods this weekend.

Join RCC for “Mutts Gone Nuts – A Comedy Dog Act” Sunday at 11 a.m. at CenterStage.

Says RCC: “They’ll have you at “woof.” Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes: incredible high-flying Frisbee dogs,tight-wire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog!”

“Mutts Gone Nuts” features nine dogs, all of whom were adopted from animal shelters.

Tickets: $5 ($10 for non-Reston residents). Tickets can be purchased online.

After the show, stick around for RCC’s Paws & Claws Pet Resource Expo from noon to 3 p.m.

Information on pet care, training, nutrition, emergency situations, day care, and more will be available from local businesses. This free expo will take place inside RCC Hunters Woods. Pets, other than service animals, are not allowed inside the building. However, there will be a limited number of volunteers to look after pets, outside, during the event.

Vendors Include:

  • Fairfax County Animal Shelter
  • Fairfax County Police – K9 Unit
  • Rudy’s Friends Dog Training
  • Sit!Stay!360
  • Julie Roccaburra Trainer
  • Red Rover Readers
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