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Pet of the Week: Kevin

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — June 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments

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

This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Kevin, a kitten with a unique name.

Here is what her owner, Mark, had to say about her:

Kevin, just shy of being one year old, is female. My girlfriend and I clearly weren’t paying attention in anatomy class so many years ago. Kevin doesn’t care, though; she still responds to her name and saunters around the house like she would with any other name.

Kevin is a die-hard Orioles fan, often catching games with me on TV, but she’s pretty pessimistic about their playoff chances this year. When she gets heated about the games, I like to massage her back and neck and remind her that this is our burden to bear as Orioles fans.

Kevin reminds me a lot of myself, to be honest: she’s a bit shy in the face of change, but adapts well. We just moved into a three-level townhouse, which is quite the upgrade over the cramped condo we lived in before. It took Kevin a few days to venture out of the basement, but she’s up and running around now, chasing any insects that flutter their way into the house, and cuddling with us when we get home from work.

She holds a huge piece of my heart, and I’d have it no other way. She’s my baby kitty.

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: Ty

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

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

This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Ty, a Jack Russell Terrier.

Here is what his owner, John, had to say about him:

Ty is a Jack Russell Terrier and a New York transplant who loves chasing chasing tennis balls, foxes and digging holes in the ground near our home in South Reston.

He loves hanging out with his two human sisters, Maya and Sienna. He is an affectionate and loving dog whose owners love him. He has also never met a stranger who he hasn’t licked.

He spends his time chasing squirrels, playing with frogs and digging holes in our front and backyard. He is also a huge Michigan football fan, as evidenced by his collar.

He is 12 years old, but plays like a puppy (sometimes looks like one too when he has a haircut) and has a heart of gold.

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: Baloo

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — June 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

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

Meet Baloo, a deaf Pitbull currently in foster care in the Reston area through City Dogs Rescue.

Here is what his foster moms have to say about him:

​Meet Baloo. This gorgeous stud is a 2-year-old deaf white pit mix, but the truth of the matter is that he is 60 pounds of marshmallow. Baloo hails from Pickens County, South Carolina, where he was an unclaimed stray. His life goal is to find a family who loves the outdoors, snuggling and naps.

Baloo is an excellent house dog! He is well house-trained and loves looking out the window to see what’s going on in the world. He loves humans, getting petted, snuggling while watching movies, and is good in his crate. When he wants to go outside, he simply stands by the door and waits. Baloo rarely barks. He loves playtime — with other dogs, with space to run and sniff, with toys and, especially, chasing a laser pointer. His Achilles’ heel is toys; he is toy possessive, and should not play with other dogs and toys simultaneously. Like a true gentleman, he is patient with humans of all ages; recent months have seen him stabbed in the nose by a hoard of toddlers and the noble Baloo endured it with grace.

Many people have questions about Baloo being deaf. A common one is, “How deaf is he?” Answer: All the way deaf. Baloo makes up for it by sniffing every nook and cranny of a new space. He is also incredibly smart and very focused on his humans. He understands 11 signs: Sit, stay, lie down, paw, stop, yay, Baloo, walk, eat, play and crate. This guy is quick-to-train and loves learning new commands and signs. In his free time, Baloo likes to relax and goof off. He sometimes licks the air for no reason, gets into mischief by opening tupperware, chases his tail, stalks and pounces on spots of refracted light, and lays down frog-leg style on air vents to enjoy the breeze.

If you think you and Baloo are a match, put in an application with City Dogs Rescue. Let us know if you make him part of your home 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: Snyder

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — May 31, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

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

Meet Snyder, an Abyssinian and Domestic Short Hair mix available for adoption.

Here is what his friends at Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society have to say about him:

Snyder is just the most wonderful of cats. Even the vet commented on what a great cat he is!

He primarily looks like an Abyssinian, although he has a few tabby markings on his face and tail. Officially, he would be called a Tabyssinian.

Like most Abyssinians, Snyder likes to have company. He wants to be around people. Snyder also loves other cats. He would prefer a home where is he not left alone for long periods. Also, like most Abyssinians, Snyder is slender, but muscular. He is an active cat. Abyssinians are also known to be very smart!

Come meet this terrific young man. He is about a year old.

Are you and Snyder 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: Skeeter

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — May 24, 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 Skeeter, a Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix available for adoption.

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

This little guy has it all!!!! Skeeter is the sweetest, friendliest little guy — just a WONDERFUL boy!!! He was an owner surrender and they have had him since he was a puppy. He is now 5 years old. The family purchased Skeeter from a breeder so we know his breed and age exactly. We can’t believe someone could give up their family member like this, but their circumstances changed and they are now traveling for extended periods of time so they made this decision.

The good news is that they have taken good care of Skeeter, and he is very well socialized. He LOVES children, other dogs and cats too. Skeeter hasn’t met a walking, breathing being that he does not love! He is also housetrained. Sound like the perfect doggie for you? Let us know and we’ll send an application! Skeeter’s adoption fee is $395

Email [email protected] for an application!

Are you and Skeeter 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: Jackie

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — May 17, 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 Jackie, a Boxer and Labrador Retriever mix available for adoption.

Here is what her friends at Boxer Rescue and Adoption Inc. have to say about her:

Jackie has come a long way since she came into rescue. She was so afraid of everything, but now is far more outgoing. She loves taking walks, but needs some training in walking nicely without pulling.

Jackie takes treats gently, loves attention, is crate trained and housebroken. She is a pretty girl who loves being in the yard with us and enjoys her creature comforts when inside. She has a nice soft blanket that she snuggles into.

When our volunteer first started walking her, she had her tail tucked, but now, she’s just full of enthusiasm to be out and about. She is not a fence jumper or a digger and does like other dogs. We’re not sure about cats, though. She would probably be too much for toddlers.

If you are interested in meeting Jackie or any of our other rescues, please email [email protected] for an adoption application and arrange to visit Jackie or any of our other rescues.

Are you and Jackie 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: Pumpkin

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — May 10, 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 Pumpkin, a 11-month-old Cattle Dog mixed puppy available for adoption.

Here is what her friends at Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (ACDRA) have to say about Pumpkin:

Pumpkin is full of energy and is looking for someone to show him the world. He needs a lot of socialization and training. He learns quickly and is eager to please, play, love, cuddle, climb on you, bite, chew, and jump. He walks pretty well on leash, except when he sees a squirrel. He tends to get over-excited over squirrels and bikes and is afraid of children, especially when they are running and riding bikes.

I don’t think cats and young children would like to live with him at all. However, adults and possibly older children who don’t mind a little dog lovingly climbing up on you for hugs and kisses and biting you out of pure joy will have a blast living with this little beast. But seriously, he will need some socialization work, he has not been exposed to many things. He learns quickly and has learned to sit and look at me for treats when he sees something freaky instead of running and lunging at it. He just needs some extra introductions and practice meeting new things in an appropriate manner. Once you have the socialization and housebreaking covered, you will have an awesome, fun, beautiful, little, orange dog. And you two will bond and grow together during your epic journey through a teenage puppy year or two.

Anyone who may be interested in adopting Pumpkin is invited to fill out an ACDRA application and then contact Adam at [email protected]. ACDRA staff members want to know about your experience with cattle dogs, your plans on how to exercise your new family member, and any training experience. They would also like to hear that you don’t plan on exposing a cat or other small creatures in your home.

Are you and Pumpkin 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: Squirt

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — May 3, 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 Squirt, a Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix available for adoption.

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

Squirt is an adorable 10-week-old Shepherd mix who is simply beautiful and sweet as they come.

She’s a total ham as you can see, and loves to play and love on her people. Squirt was so cooperative for her photo session as you can clearly see in the pictures — she’s a great blend of friendly affection and normal puppy playfulness and will be great company.

Precious pups like these go fast, so please send your application on in pronto so you don’t miss out.

Are you and Squirt 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: Sally

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — April 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

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

Meet Sally, a cute little pup available for adoption.

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

Sally is an adorable and happy little girl who along with her brother Sammy are ready at nine weeks old to go to their forever families.

These are two great examples of what rescue dogs can be, as we see a strong Golden Retriever influence in them. These beautiful 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.

Are you and Sally (or Sammy) 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: 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.

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.

Pet of the Week: Rocky

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — March 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments

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

Meet Rocky, a black and white Domestic Short Hair cat.

Here is what his friends at Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society have to say about him:

Rocky is a terrific lap cat. He adores people and wants nothing more than to snuggle with someone. He would make a great cat in any home situation. Come meet this adorable and loving cat. Rocky is about 8 months old.

Are you and Rocky 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: 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.

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