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Arlington Pet of the Week: Taquito

By ARLnow.com - ARLNow.com

Wednesday - 2/19/2014, 12:00pm  ET

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This week’s Pet of the Week winner is Taquito, a Pomeranian-Poodle mix who’s as comfortable wrestling a 55-pound golden retriever as he is defending his family against an “evil piece of paper.”

Here’s what his owner, Steph, had to say about him:

Our cute, 4 lb. Taquito joined the family right before Christmas of last year from a farm in Pennsylvania, same as mom’s home state! He just turned 5 months old this week and has the personality to match his “teddy bear” looks! Taquito can’t go anywhere without being compared to a Star Wars Ewok or stuffed animal.

Now weighing in at a strong 7.5 lbs, this fluffy Pomapoo is almost too smart for his own good. He loves going out for walks, mastering the “sit” command in 2 days, and all the treats mom spoils him with. On 2 trips to Pennsylvania he cuddled with every human companion he encountered, wrestled a 55 lb. golden retriever puppy, and bunny-hopped through snow that was just about as tall as him!

Some of his other favorite activities include defending the home from any evil piece of paper he finds, chewing on Dad’s sandals, and fluffing the blankets on the bed for his humans. Taquito’s always up for an adventure but if you need a friend to cuddle with after a long walk to binge watch Breaking Bad on Netflix, he’s your puppy!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com 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 $25 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia — “Quality Service from a Trusted Friend.”