Pet of the Week: Romeo

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Romeo is the Hill Pet of the Week! He’s a 7-year-old domestic shorthair whose New Year’s resolution is to shed a few pounds and find a forever family. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Is losing weight your New Year’s Resolution? MINE, TOO!

Hiya folks, my name is Romeo, and I am what the WHS staff affectionately call a chunky-monkey. But don’t worry, they have put me on a diet and can give you advice on how to help me drop weight safely so I can live a long, healthy and happy life.

My previous owner moved and could not take me with her, so here I am at WHS looking for a second chance at love. How about you? More importantly, I am a total sweetheart and a dapper dude that is always in a tuxedo!

I am a big chill pickle of a guy and bring the love and the purrs like you would not believe. I would do well in most homes, as long as my new person or family is committed to helping me get healthy through diet and play time! (Shhhhhh, don’t call it exercise — it’s PLAY!).

Right now I am sporting what I like to think of as a reverse mohawk — I had some mats on my back and rump, so they shaved a big stripe down my back. Now I can’t see it, but the staff tell me it looks super cool. Of course, it’s just fur — it will grow back. If you are ready to adopt and looking for a great cat, please stop by WHS and meet me. I promise you are going to love me!

To adopt Marlo or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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.

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Pet of the Week: Sir Cat

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Sir Cat is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat who can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Sir Cat at your service. Looking for a chill cat to call your own? That’s me!

I am a pretty mellow guy who likes to nap, especially in high places. I also love to scratch on my cardboard scratchers. I am gentle as a lamb and I love hanging near my human friends.

How did a cat that is so great in up in the shelter you ask? My previous owner did everything she could to keep me but unfortunately times were tough and she just couldn’t keep me any more.

While I look for my forever home I am renting a room in Kitty City at the New York Ave shelter. Come meet me today and make me yours!

To adopt Sir Cat or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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 via Washington Humane Society

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Theodore is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 9-year-old domestic shorthair cat who loves to cuddle and can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Theodore is the biggest lover you could ever meet! Although he has been diagnosed with kitty kidney failure (say that 5 times fast), he is all snuggles and cuddles and just likes to be near his human.

As a newly senior gentleman at just 9 years old, he has plenty of love to still give and life to live! The advantages of being in the senior club is that he doesn’t mess around with tearing things up or running around anymore – just needs a comfy blanket and a lap to snuggle with.

He absolutely loves tummy rubs and has a purr machine that never quits! To learn more about Theodore and his diagnosis, please contact his foster mom at [email protected] or check out his Instagram @whs_theodore.

To adopt Daisy or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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 via Washington Humane Society

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Chips and Guacamole are the Hill Pets of the Week. The sister cats were adopted from the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington. Here’s their biography shared by their owner Beth Roberson:

Chips and Guacamole (sister kitties) came to me via the Feline Foundationof Greater Washington.  They are very different from each other, but their personalities complement each other well and they take care of each other.

Chips is a spunky, playful little girl who loves to give kisses, roll on her back for belly rubs, try to catch the red laser dot and steal her sister’s treats.  She loves to meet new people and will sometimes settle down in your lap for the afternoon, especially if there is a soft blanket involved.

Guacamole is a sweetheart who is shyer and more reserved.  She loves to catch a catnip buzz, watch life through the window, knead blankets relentlessly and occasionally show her sister who’s boss.

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 Beth Roberson

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Momo and Chaz are the Hill Pets of the Week. They are 6-month-old siblings from New Jersey. Here are their bios shared by their owner, Sarah Koclar:

My friend found a litter of kittens in his garage back in New Jersey, and his mom took care of them until they were 6 weeks old. In May, he brought down Momo, a tiny tuxedo cat and it was love at first sight. He loves to sit on my shoulders when I walk around the house. He sleeps right above my head every night and loves playing with dogs.

After two weeks with him, I felt that Momo needed a partner in crime, so my friend brought down his sister, Chaz. She is a little pirate with her black eye patch. She loves to sit in the window and people watch. She also jumps in the tub right after I shower and rolls around in the water.

This rambunctious duo is extremely loving and their personalities complement each other. It’s funny how many more friends visit now that I have these two.

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 Sarah Koclar

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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

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Alex, Hardie, Mason, Midnight and Theena Hart are the Hill Pets of the Week. The kittens, who are about two months old, are available for adoption. Here are their bios shared by their foster owner, Capitol Hill resident Jessie Hillenbrand:

Alex — Alex is the wonder kitten. He was the first of his litter to eat solid food, play with toys and use the litter box. He is totally adaptable and would love lots of toys, kids, and likely would be great with a dog. Alex is not only totally, unbelievably adorable, but is the cat for anyone who wants a dog.

Hardie — This big boy is a lovable snuggle bear. With his teddy bear like paws, he is super calm and will be a totally chill kitten for anyone to take home.

Mason — Mason is the ginger of the Hart family, but don’t think that’s a bad thing. He’s orange and loving it. His adorable sleeping positions, lovable snuggling personality and his sweet demeanor make him the perfect combination of company and snuggle buddy.

Midnight — This sassy little girl will melt the heart of even the coldest human. With her striking eyes, mink colored coat and just the most adorable personality, let her be your next confidant and best friend.

Theena — The name Theena is indicative of an expressive, diplomatic and refined personality. That she is! This little girl is so adorable and loves to sit on your lap and peruse the world below. She is a snuggler, smart and just about as chill as kittens come. This little girl is for you if you are looking for a couch buddy and permanent sidekick.

To adopt the kittens, email Hillenbrand.

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 Jessie Hillenbrand

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Benji is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a sociable 1-year-old domestic orange tabby. Here’s his bio shared by his owner, Patricia Wiseman:

He is very sweet. He is your typical male cat . . . eats and sleeps.

Dogs barking don’t faze him; he gives them the blank stare. He is used to it all. His nickname is “Fat Cat.”

He never hides from company because he is so nosy. From the moment you walk in my house, he has to check you out. He is very social — to know him is to love him.

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 Patricia Wiseman

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Janet Jackson is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s an entertaining 3-year-old domestic medium-hair cat. Here’s the bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Hi there! I am Janet Jackson, and like my namesake, I am quite the entertainer. I will show off my catnip mouse playing ‘skillz’ . . . once I feel comfortable with a new person. I take a little while to warm up, but once I do I will be your best friend! When my humans are relaxing and watching TV, I mostly like watching them from my kitty tunnel, but also like snuggling on their laps sometimes.

To adopt Janet Jackson or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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 via Washington Humane Society

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Jazz is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s an affectionate 5-year-old short-haired mix. Here’s the bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

When Jazz first left the shelter he hissed and swatted, unsure of what was going on and reacting out of fear. Today, he stops himself if he raises a paw and he looks up into my eyes for reassurance, if he’s scared instead of hissing. He wants love! He can be content in his own space, but he loves to sprawl on our laps and inch his way up our chests to nuzzle our necks. He is also quite an athlete — jumping high in the air and twisting all around to catch the feather on his wand toy. This is a very interesting and affectionate cat; don’t miss a chance to get to know him and show him how great life can be!

To adopt Jazz or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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 via Washington Humane Society

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Goldeneye is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a 4-year-old Chantilly, who enjoys snuggling with her owners. Here’s the bio shared by one of her owners, Victoria Pasko:

Hi, my name is Goldeneye, and I’m the sweetest feline princess on the Hill. I enjoy gazing out of my many windows, observing my two-legged and four-legged subjects (err, I mean neighbors), chasing blueberries around the house, exploring the alternate universes inside paper bags and snuggling with mom and dad at the end of a long hard day of ruling the Hill.

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 Victoria Pasko

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Prince is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 5-year-old tabby whose purrs are “10 times better than any white noise machine.” Here’s the bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Hello, royal subjects! I’m Prince, also known as the Prince of Purrs.

Let me tell you a bit about myself. That “Prince of Purrs” name? Totally true. I’ll curl up next to you and just purr away. Do you need a white noise machine to sleep? My purrs are 10 times better than any white noise machine. My foster mama also says I’m the best biscuit maker this side of the Mississippi. And no worries on the scratching front; I’m remarkably tolerant when it comes to trimming my nails. I love snuggles, wet food and sitting quietly contemplating the universe.

To adopt Prince or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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 via Washington Humane Society and Instagram/kittelach

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Hill Pet of the Week: Viva

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Viva is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a playful 2-year-old cat in the care of the Washington Humane Society. Here’s the bio shared by the shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Viva is a very sweet 2-year-old long-haired female kitty. She can be a bit skittish at first, but warms up quickly and becomes very affectionate. She loves to run around and play with toys, but is just as happy curled up in a ball at the foot of the bed. Viva is looking for a forever home where she can chase her tail and lounge in sunny spots to her heart’s content.

To adopt Viva or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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.

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Muffin is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a 5-year-old domestic shorthair who likes “showing off how cute she is.” Here’s the bio shared by the Washington Humane Society’s New York Avenue NE shelter:

This sweet little girl may be a bit shy, but she definitely has a great personality. Muffin has a calm disposition and would make a great pet to anyone willing to give her the time and love that she so deserves! She would like to be the only pet in your home. She enjoys showing off how cute she is by rolling onto her back and cocking her head to the side in a playful manner, and will sometimes even look at you to make sure you’re watching. There’s a lot more to this cute cat than meets the eye, so come meet her today!

To adopt Muffin or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

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.

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The kitten who survived being shot in the eye with a BB is healing now and will need an adoptive home soon.

The Washington Humane Society had to remove the left eye of a gray four-month-old cat they’ve named Ranger, spokesman Scott Giacoppo said.

“He’s recovering and he’s in a specialized foster home,” he said about the cat who veterinarians neutered and vaccinated.

The injured “community cat” was found on the 1400 block of G Street NE on March 13, WHS said Friday. A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information on who committed the act of animal cruelty, as Frozen Tropics spotted.

WHS averages about 1,400 animal cruelty investigations per year. Officials have noticed a slight increase in reports in the past two years, either because more incidents are occurring or because public awareness of the need to report the crimes is higher, Giacoppo said.

Ranger is “soft and sweet,” but he still needs to get used to being regularly handled, the spokesman said. After a couple of weeks in foster care, he should be ready to be adopted.

“He’s a young cat who’s coming into his own,” Giacoppo said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Washington Humane Society law enforcement department at 202-723-5730 or email [email protected] Pet adoption information can be found on the WHS website.

Photo via Washington Humane Society

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