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: Marlo

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Marlo is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 5-month-old Terrier/ Pit Bull mix who is learning a lot of new tricks and can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Picture this: a long walk with your best friend. Snuggling on the couch. Eating peanut butter together. Now picture that best friend: sweet and active and 35 pounds of awesome.

Marlo’s the name, and I’m the one you’ve been searching for! I get overwhelmed pretty easily right now, but if you’re willing to give me a little time, I’ll be the greatest pal you could ever hope for.

I’m learning new things everyday, like how to sit and stay and all the fun things you can do with a rope toy. And you could be part of it all! You and me, together forever. Isn’t that a pretty picture? Come meet me today, and make it a reality!

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.

Photos via Washington Humane Society

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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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Barnabean is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a ten-month-old terrier/pit bull mix who loves going on walks and can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Hi, I’m Barnabean, or Bean for short!

My favorite thing in the world is to go on walks. They’re fun, and a great way to get to know nice people! I’m much happier on walks than in my kennel, so I get REALLY excited when people come up to the door! Don’t worry though, I calm down once you let me out.

I love to wiggle up next to you, try to curl up in your lap, and just want to be the apple of your eye. I would excel in a calm, quiet home that can help me work on relaxation and confidence building.

Stuffed Kongs and kibble puzzle toys should help with stress relief and keep my brain working. Think you could help me grow into a calm, confident gentleman?

To adopt Barnabean 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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Hill Pet of the Week: Rocko

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Rocko is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 1-year-old Terrier/ Pit Bull mix who can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Rocko here! I’m a super lovable dog available for adoption at the Washington Humane Society’s New York Ave shelter.

I came to the shelter because my family could no longer care for me. Although I am still a young dog I’m medium energy and to be honest my favorite past time is hanging out with human friends. As you can tell from my photos I am really good at sitting in my friend’s laps.

I also like to go on long walks and runs and I think I would probably love going on hikes – checking out nature and seeing new sites with my humans sounds like a perfect day to me. Come meet me today and make me a part of your family!

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

This weekend, the Washington Humane Society will run a special adoption price of $11.26 (the date of Thanksgiving) for all animals.

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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H Street Country Club mini golf course (Photo courtesy of the H Street Country Club)(Updated at 4:35 p.m.) Locals can put their putting skills to the test on the H Street corridor this week and help a local nonprofit organization in the process.

The Washington Humane Society’s inaugural “Putt for Pups” miniature golf tournament will take place at the H Street Country Club on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. The contest at 1335 H St. NE is open to people who are at least 21 years old.

Entry costs $30 and includes a drink ticket, chicken and vegetable tostadas and drinks specials throughout the night, according to H Street Country Club general manager Ricardo Vergara. Drink specials include $3 Bud Lights and Pabst Blue Ribbons, as well as $5 margaritas.

Tickets can be bought online until midnight Wednesday or at the door on the day of the event for an additional $5 donation. More than 100 tickets already have been sold, said Rachel Thaler, special events and development coordinator for the Washington Humane Society.

Photo courtesy of the H Street Country Club

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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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