Pets




The Pets of Hampton Roads

While droopy eyes, floppy ears and a plump, furry belly might not be at the top of your list when picking out HRM’s next cover model, we beg (and pant and bark) to differ.

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Well, at least when deciding on a picture purrrfect pet for our PetsIssue. Our online Hampton Roads Magazine Pets Competition rounded up hundreds of submissions
of precious pooches and cuddly kitties, and you canbet we had one ruff time narrowing it down to our six cover models. Keep reading to get purrrsonal with our cover pets and “aww”
away at the other furry friends we just couldn’t pass up. Then head
to www.hrmag.com and check out the rest of our top picks in
our undeniably adorable HR pet community.

Snowy The Rabbit

Snowy the dwarf rabbit

Owner: Fan Woodard

1. My biggest pet peeve is... when my sister Cocoa (Shih Tzu) rolls me around like I’m her stuffed animal toy.
2. What really put a hop inyour step? When Iwas rescued from the animal shelter so I could have a new home on Christmas Day (December 2008) and a new daddy named Hunter.
3. What’s at thetop of your menu? Of course carrots, but love celery stalks too.
4. What’s your favorite toy? I like to play ball a lot... I toss it all over myhotel cage and roll it with my nose.
5. My favorite place to go is... It has to be my hotel cage...it has all the amenities.
6. A typical night for me consists of... dreaming about green pastures full of carrots and celery... my mouth is watering now.
7. What I love doing more than anything is... chillin’ on my float in the pool. That’s the life!
8.Kids are/aren’t in your future? Say what?! My mom would not be happy, and if she’s not happy, then nobody is.
9. My favorite outfit is... I am a stud in my tuxedo... like you see on the Grammy’s.
10. My most embarrassing moment was when... my original owners didn’t want me anymore and took me to the animal shelter.

 


 

Pete The Jack Russell

Pete the Jack Russell terrier

Owner: William Menefee, Jr

1. My biggest pet peeve is... when people mess with
my tail.
2. What really gets your tail wagging? The mere sight of my humans or any other humans. I love people!
3. What’s at thetop of your menu? Potatoes in any form: French fries, hash browns, potatochips, mashed potatoes.
4. What’s your favorite toy? My squirrel from Bass
Pro Shops.
5. My favorite place to go is...my grandmother’s house in Luray, but I love time spent on Yorktown Beach also.
6. A typical night for me consists of...watching TV (I love shows with horses) and sharing a bowl of ice cream with my dad.
7. What I love more than anything is...weekends! My humans are home with me all day long. I love to protect them from savage squirrels!
8. Kids are/aren’t in your future? Kids are not in my future. If they should appear, somebody is gonna be sued!!!
9. My favorite outfit is... I’m kinda torn between my George Mason University T-shirt (I’m a Mason Mutt) and my new Woolrich fly fishing vest.
10. My most embarrassing moment was when... my mother and my ‘girl’ dressed me up like Jack Sparrow for Halloween last year.

 


 

Logan The Bernese Mountain Dog

Sampson the cat

Owners: Nick Alexander

1. My biggest pet peeve is...not having fresh
kitty litter!!
2. What really gets your motor purring? When daddy lets me curl up in the bed with him.
It’s so comfy!
3. What’s at thetop of your menu? Chicken liver and tuna! Mmmmmm yummy!
4. What’s your favorite toy? My catnip-stuffed shrimp on a stick. Daddy makes it bounce and I chase it. I always win!
5. My favorite place to go is... under the bed. When daddy is gone I like to kick back and read Surfer magazine there.
6. A typical night for me consists of... eating, playing with daddy, watch a little TV (preferably Hung on HBO), swatting at daddy’s head while he sleeps, getting thrown off the bed, then swatting at daddy’s head again, then getting kicked out of the room
for doing it!
7. What I love more than anything is... tuna! Mmmmmmmmm tuuuuuuuna!
8. Kids are/aren’t in your future? Well, I haven’t been neutered yet, so maybe there’s a hot little kitty out there for me!
9. My favorite outfit is... my pharaoh headdress I wore on Halloween. It makes me feel like King Tut and act like him too! BRING ME TUNA!
10. My most embarrassing moment was when... I jumped up on the table to play and completely missed it! I mean, it was there a second ago, and next thing you know I’m on my back on the floor!

 


 

Bandit The Spaniel

Chloe the guinea pig

Owner: Ashley Schaefer

1. My biggest pet peeve is... when there’s not a fresh carrot in my bowl in the morning.
2. What really gets your squeaker squeaking? When my mommy scratches my bum. And fresh carrots, too.
3. What’s at the top of your menu? Carrots! And lettuce and cucumber and celery…
4. What’s your favorite toy? My purple plastic Pig-loo.
5. My favorite place to go is... inside my Pig-loo, nestled under a blanket, or snuggled up on my mommy’s lap.
6. A typical night for me consists of... chattering at my guinea pig foe, Olive, and wheeking every time the refrigerator door opens.
7. What I love more than anything is... what else?! CARROTS! Oh, and scurrying around my mommy’s apartment while she chases after me!
8. Kids are/aren’t in your future? I suppose it’s a possibility if mommy mistakenly gets me a new male piggy friend…

9. My favorite outfit is... a big brightly colored bow around my neck! Shows off my girlish figure.
10
. My most embarrassing moment was when... I peed on grandma. But I’m still her favorite grand-guinea pig


 

Logan The Bernese Mountain Dog

Logan the Bernese mountain dog

Owners: Cindi and Dave Harry

1. My biggest pet peeve is... when I’m just getting to know a cute girl dog my human has to say “it’s ok, he’s neutered.” How humiliating.
2. What really gets your tail wagging? I really get a big smile on my face when my human puts on my service vest. I know then that we are going to the elementary school to help the kids read. I think I help alot and that makes me tail-wagging happy
3. What’s at thetop of your menu? Well, let me tell you, I like most everything there is, but my very favorite is Green Tripe. Yummy.
4. What’s your favorite toy? I guess I could say any toy I can pull the stuffing out of, but I like the very, very noisy ones that squeak-squeak. It drives my humans crazy
5. My favorite place to go is... I have tons of places I love
to go but I think my very favorite place is the farm where my human takes me to herd sheep. They are lots of fun but keep running away from me. I just want to say “Hi!”
6. A typical night for me consists of... good food, a long walk, belly rubs and sitting on my human’s lap.
7. What I love more than anything is... I love making friends with all the people I meet when I pull my cart in parades.
8. Kids are/aren’t in your future? I love kids but have to make do with the human kind
9. My favorite outfit is... Outfit?? I’m a manly dog; we don’t wear outfits. Oh, please.
10. My most embarrassing moment was when... my human put reindeer antlers on me and took pictures. Even put them on the internet for all to see. Yikes!

 


 

Bandit The Spaniel

Bandit the Cavalier
King Charles Spaniel

Owner: Barbara Hill

1. My biggest pet peeve is... when my family takes me for a walk, but they won’t let me check everyone and everything out. Exactly whose walk is it anyways?
2. What really gets your tail wagging? I didn’t know that my tail was supposed to stop wagging. I guess life keeps my tail wagging.
3. What’s at thetop of your menu? I will give cold nose ice cream kisses to anyone that gives me a pet cup from
Dairy Queen.
4. What’s your favorite toy? My
favorite toy would have to be my Frisbee.
5. My favorite place to go is... anywhere with my family, but I would have to say the beach is probably my favorite place to run and play. I love the sand between my toes, up my nose, in my mouth while I chase sand crabs and my Frisbee.
6. A typical night for me consists of... waiting for my brothers to get off of this big yellow thing with wheels. After greeting them it is time to go off to the soccer fields to say hi to all my friends. After dinner comes my favorite part of the day: I get to take my family for a walk. I am usually pretty tired after that and I am very content to curl up next to my mom.
7. What I love more than anything is... doing my job. I am a professional lap
dog and I take my job very seriously
8. Kids are/aren’t in your future? There will be no biological children in my future. But I may adopt.
9. My favorite outfit is... the one I was born with. A silky fur coat is all I need.
10. My most embarrassing moment was when...I thought I was going to the vet to get tutored. Instead, I got neutered.Hampton Roads Magazine Small Logo

Resource Guide

ANIMAL SHELTERS

Animal Assistance
League of Virginia

1149 New Mill Dr.,
Chesapeake
757-548-0045, www.
petfinder.com/shelters/
VA93.html

Animal Rescue
of Tidewater

P.O. Box 11535, Norfolk
757-456-1354,
www.artanimals.org

Chesapeake Animal
Control Bureau

3807 Cook Blvd.,
Chesapeake
757-382-8080,
www.chesapeake.va.us

Chesapeake
Humane Society

P.O. Box 15061, Chesapeake
757-490-4357, www.
chesapeakehumane.org

Gloucester-Mathews
Humane Society

9131 Rangtang Rd.,
Gloucester
804-693-5520,
www.gloucestermathews
humanesociety.org

Heritage
Humane Society

430 Waller Mill Rd.,
Williamsburg
757-221-0150, www.herit
agehumanesociety.org

Isle of Wight County
Animal Shelter

13100 Poorhouse Rd.,
Isle of Wight
757-365-6318, www.
petfinder.com/shelters

Isle of Wight County
Humane Society

P.O. Box 273, Smithfield
757-357-4214, www.petfinder.
com/shelters/VA36.html

K9 New Life Center
P.O Box 6427, Virginia Beach
757-721-BARK,
www.k9newlife.com

Norfolk SPCA
916 Ballentine Blvd.,
Norfolk, 757-622-3319,
www.norfolkspca.com

Norfolk Animal
Management Center
5585 Sabre Rd., Norfolk
757-664-PETS, www.norfolk.
gov/animals

Peninsula SPCA
523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.,
Newport News
757-595-1399,
www.peninsulaspca.com

Portsmouth
Animal Control

711 Crawford St., Portsmouth
757-393-8430, www.ports
mouthva.gov/ppd/animal
control.htm

Portsmouth
Humane Society

2704 Frederick Blvd.,
Portsmouth
757-397-6004, www.ports
mouthhumanesociety.org

SPCA-Eastern Shore
Animal Center
Rt. 13, Onley
757-787-7385, www.petfinder.
com/shelters/va226.html

Suffolk Animal
Control Bureau

124 Forest Glen Dr.,
Suffolk
757-923-2160,
www.suffolk.va.ua/
anml_ctrl/

The Cat Corner
85 Fulton St.,
Hampton
757-722-0590, www.
thecatcornerinc.
rescuegroups.org

Tidewater Humane
4604 Pembroke
Lake Cir., Ste. 104,
Virginia Beach
757-497-7729, www.
tidewaterhumane.
org

Virginia Beach
Bureau of
Animal Control

2665 Leroy Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-385-4444, www.
vbgov.com/animal
control

Virginia Beach
SPCA

3040 Holland Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-427-0070,
www.vbspca.com

 

ART

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jill Beninato:
Sit, Stay, Smile
Photography

On location
Virginia Beach
757-481-5266, www.
sitstaysmile.com

Paws for Reflection
Studio photography
5242 Olde Towne
Rd., Williamsburg
757-253-1018, www.
pawsforreflection
inc.com

Pet Portrait Express
Studio photography
1172 Big Bethel Rd.,
Hampton
757-826-3647,
www.826dogs.com

Pet Portraits
On location
2316 Beach Haven
Dr., Ste. 302, Virginia
Beach
757-496-9301

DIGITAL PAINTINGS

Katie King:
Working Dog Art

Suffolk
757-484-7722, www.
workingdogart.com

Jill Beninato:
Sit, Stay, Smile
Photography

Virginia Beach
757-481-5266, www.
sitstaysmile.com

FINE ART

Norma Wilson
Fine Art
Oil, soft pastel from
photograph(s)
757-429-4136, www.
normawilsonfineart.
com

Susan Phillips
Fine Arts
Pastel, colored
pencil from
photograph(s)
www.fineartby
susan.com

DAYCARE & BOARDING

Arf Pet Care
5007-C Victory Blvd.,
Ste. 196, Yorktown
757-301-4747, www.
arfpetcare.com

Buyrningwood
Kennel

2409 Holland Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-427-1330, www.
buyrningwood.com/
kennel

Camp Care-A-Lot
Pet Resort

1924 Diamond
Springs Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-457-9483

Canine Design
237 Battlefield Blvd.,
Chesapeake
757-546-9668

Chalquest Kennels
2525 Saint Brides Rd.
W., Chesapeake
757-421-7411, www.
chalquestkennels.
com

Club Pet at Beach
Pet Hospital
237 First Colonial
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-428-6340, www.
beachpet.com/club
pet.php

Holly Ridge Manor
Canine Country
Club

2993 Seaboard Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-426-6100, www.
hollyridgemanor.net

Hunt Club
Boarding Kennel
and Cattery

2400 London Bridge
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-427-6611, www.
huntclubfarm.com

Ja-Pens Pet Center
5884 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach
757-497-7148, www.
japenspetcenter.
com

Kitty Island
315 First Colonial
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-425-PURR,
www.kittyisland.com

 

Park Avenue Pups
1401 Bainbridge
Blvd., Chesapeake
757-321-1935, www.
parkavenuepups.net

St. Francis Pet Resort
and Rehabilitation
Center

102 Tewning Rd.,
Williamsburg
757-253-8199, www.
stfrancispetresort.com

Shipp’s Corner
Pet Spa & Resort

1515 Drakesmille
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-301-6941, www.
vbpetspa.com

Sterling Meadows
Farm Kennel &
Cattery

3756 Indian River
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-471-0040, www.
sterlingmeadowsva.com

Thee Dog House
5503 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach
757-289-2700, www.
theedoghouse.com

Wags Doggie
Daycare

950 W. 21st St.,
Norfolk
757-965-9052, www.
wagsdoggiedaycare.com

Wags to Whiskers
Pet Resort

6029 High St. W.,
Portsmouth
757-483-5355

DOG PARKS

CHESAPEAKE

Chesapeake City
Park, 900 Greenbrier
Parkway

Western Branch
Park, 4437
Portsmouth Blvd.
757-382-6411, www.
cityofchesapeake.net

HAMPTON

Ridgway Bark Park
(formerly at Buckroe
Beach Park), 85 East
Mercury Blvd.

Sandy Bottom
Bark Park, 1255 Big
Bethel Rd., corner
of Hampton Roads
Center Parkway
West and Big
Bethel Road
757-727-8311, www.
hampton.gov/parks/
bark-park/

NEWPORT NEWS

Fido Field at
Riverview Farm Park,
105 City Farm Rd.
757-886-7912, www.
nngov.com/parksand-
recreation/
dogpark

NORFOLK

Berkley, Brambleton,
Cambridge, Colonial
Greenway, Dune
Street, Gleneagles,
The Hague, Maple
Avenue, Orleans
Circle, Stockley
Gardens and
Winona
757-441-2400, www.
norfolk.gov/rpos/
dogparks.asp

VIRGINIA BEACH

Red Wing District
Park, 1398 General
Booth Blvd.

Woodstock
Community Park,
5709 Providence Rd.
757-385-4461, www.
vbgov.com

WILLIAMSBURG

Waller Mill Dog Park,
Airport Road (Route
645/Airport Road)
between I-64 and
Route 60 West
757-259-3778, www.
williamsburgva.gov

EQUINE SERVICES

Blue Horse Mukwa
Equine Retirement
and Rescue Center

1400 West Rd.,
Chesapeake
757-323-2938, www.
bluehorsemukwa.
org

Briarwood Farm
1061 Pleasant Ridge
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-426-8558, www.
briarwoodfarm.us

Pine Meadow
Equine Service

221 Yorktown Rd.,
Yorktown
757-867-6001, www.
pinemeadowequine.
com

LOST AND
FOUND PETS

Pets 911
www.pets911.com

PET
COMMUNICATOR

Chris Stakes
Pet Paradise
13478-P Carrollton
Blvd., Carrollton
757-238-8838, www.
askyourpets.com

Hawley Miller
Heritage Holistic
Center
314 Laskin Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-428-0110, www.
heritagestore.com/
psychic

PET CREMATION
& BURIAL

Cherish Pet
Cremation Services
2284 London Bridge
Rd., Virginia Beach
757-630-2926, www.
cherishpetcremation.com

Garden of the
Pines Pet Cemetery

2685 Salem Rd.,
Virginia Beach
757-427-1537
Hubbard Pet
Cremation
P.O. Box 120488,
Newport News
757-873-9500

Pet Cremation
Services of
Tidewater

105 Happy St.,
Virginia Beach
757-340-0016, www.
petcremation.com

PET SITTING

Bay Professional
Pet Sitting

Virginia Beach
757-288-8884,
www.baypetsit.com

Canine Companion
Chesapeake, Suffolk,
Virginia Beach
757-673-5569,
www.canine
companion4u.com

Cool Canines
and Hip Kitties
Virginia Beach
757-425-7387,
www.caninesand
kitties.com

Day Star Pets
Southside
757-657-9100,
www.daystarpets.
com

For Your Pet’s Sake
Virginia Beach
757-478-0888,
www.foryour
petssake.com

Paws R Us
Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach
www.maureen
burney.com

Pusses Pet Sitting
for Cats and Exotics
Chesapeake
757-587-5064,
www.pusses
petsitting.com

ToodleyDoo
Peninsula
757-344-5556,
www.toodleydoo.
com

We Love Your Pets,
LLC
Hampton,
Newport News
757-287-3100,
www.weluv
yourpets.com

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