Stella and Rex are the Hill Pets of the Week. Stella is an 8-year-old Belgian shepherd mix. Rex is a 3-year-old tuxedo cat. Here are their bios shared by their owner, Jane Pyle:
Stella was rescued in 2009 and has more than proven why she is the best dog in the world. She lives to be cuddled and loves playing with other pups. But don’t let her sweetness fool you, she is the alpha of all alpha dogs and will make sure that is known to all dogs that come her way — she is the boss! She is on a constant hunt for squirrels, and her favorite place to be is running free off the leash on any and all hikes, expressing her inner-wolf.
In 2012, Rex, then one month old, was found in a storm drain on a hot summer night. Stella, surprising everyone even more with her unconditional love, turned into the sweetest caretaker, teaching Rex the ins and outs of becoming the toughest “cat-dog.” When Rex was hit by a car in 2013 and suffered severe health issues this past spring, Stella was always right there by his side through the intense healing processes, day and night!
Rex and Stella bring everyone who meets them endless joy with their hilarious play fighting, constant kisses and their sibling-like competition for their parents attention. You can find Stella at Lincoln Park, the National Arboretum and Great Falls (to name a few) on any weekend or weeknight enjoying the city-dog life and Rex perched in the window meow-barking at everyone who walks by on Independence Avenue SE.
Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.
Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.
Photos courtesy of Jane Pyle