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Meet Charlie, a brown German short-haired pointer whose manners will never prompt his owners to cry “good grief!”

Though his past is unclear, his friends at Alexandria’s Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue say Charlie’s present self would be a treat to have at any household, though cats are not advised:

Charlie is a well-behaved, amazing, and fun approximately 5-6 year old male GSP , weighing about 60lbs.

Charlie was found as a stray, so we don’t know his backstory, but we can tell you that he has been an absolutely wonderful house guest. Charlie is fully housebroken and has excellent manners. Charlie knows basic commands (sit, down, and stay), does not jump on counters, and does not beg when we eat.

Charlie is friendly to every person he meets, and is great with our teenage kids. He is not a jumpy dog, and probably would do fine with younger kids. Charlie loves being around people, and happily will curl up on your lap or lie next to you. He likes to sleep in the same room as his people, but he will sleep on his dog bed. Charlie is a medium energy dog, and is content with a couple of walks a day and a few games of fetch (we are working on getting Charlie to return the ball).

Charlie has full reign of the house, and does well when left alone. When we return, he is either on his dog bed or waiting by the door to greet us. Charlie is starting to show a bit of a prey drive and will chase the birds. He does not bark much, except when he sees the deer hanging out in our neighbor’s yard. Charlie has had some exposure to other dogs, and he definitely likes his space when he sleeps (no sharing a dog bed with Charlie unless you are a person!), but he might get along just fine with other dogs. We don’t think he would do well in a house with a cat or a bird.

Charlie is a gem, and we will miss him when he is adopted!

Suspect Charlie is a guest you’ll never want to leave? You can fill out an adoption application at www.mdgsprescue.org/adoption-application.

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The latest Pet of the Week is Donnie, who was part of a large colony of cats trapped at the Blackthorne Inn in Upperville, Virginia. Donnie’s foster mom describes him as gentle, calm and sweet.

Here’s what Donnie’s friends at 4Paws Rescue Team shared:

Donnie is from a colony of cats that were trapped at the Blackthorne Inn in Upperville, Virginia. By the time the caretaker (Tom) and office manager (Donna) called for help with the cats, there were over 20 living on the property, and it all started with a single unspayed female cat that someone abandoned.

Here’s what Donnie’s foster mom had to say about Donnie (and she has been doing this a long time):

‘Donnie is the best and gentlest of cats. He gets along with other cats well, too. His purrsonality is calm and sweet. You don’t get them better than this guy. What’s amazing is that he was born outside and except for the company of Tom, his dog Charlie and Donna, he did not have any contact with humans. At first he was afraid but within a couple of weeks he was making great progress.

He has a good appetite so his adopter will need to monitor his food intake. Once he finishes eating, he will go over to another cat’s dish to try to eat their food. Because of this, it is best if he is fed separately or his adopter uses a microchip-sensing automatic feeder. Donnie has very sensitive skin (just look at the pink nose) that reacted to the Revolution. He developed a sore/infection where it was applied between his shoulder blades and had to have a Convenia antibiotic shot.

Donnie is used to living with other cats so he should go to a home where he has a cat friend. In the words of Jackson Galaxy: “I firmly believe that by and large, cats are happier in the company of other cats.”

Donnie was born April 2020. He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and has tested negative for FeLV and FIV.

Are you and Donnie the perfect match?

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908 Shady Drive SE

The real estate market remains busy with new homes hitting the market each day.

This past week, 32 new homes were listed across Tysons, McLean and Vienna, according to Homesnap. These included:

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Meet Mia, a small but fierce Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier mix who’s looking for a home where she can be the queen of the castle.

Here’s what Mia’s friends at Paws and Claws New England had to say about her.

Miss Mia is an empathic snuggle bunny who is looking for a warm and loving home. She is confident, active and affectionate. Please do not let her tiny size (3 pounds 8 ounces) fool you into thinking she wants to spend her time wrapped in a soft blanket sitting on a pillow made of velvet. She is a saucy little hot tamale who is ready and willing to become the princess of her very own castle. She is extremely playful and excellent with friendly small dogs who want to run around the yard in a fast game of ‘catch me if you can.’

Email [email protected] for more information on Mia.

Could you be the one to have Princess Mia rule over your Genovia?

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8103 Spring Hill Farm Drive, McLean (via Google Maps)

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to take a look back at the most expensive homes sold in the Tysons area in September.

In the past month, nearly 120 homes were sold across Tysons, Vienna and McLean in the past month, according to data from Homesnap. That’s down slightly from last month’s 140 sales.

Now, let’s look at some of the most expensive homes that sold in the area in September:

In the market? Check out the latest in Tysons area real estate.

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The real estate market is hot right now — so hot that some homes are selling for over asking price. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t seeing some price reductions.

In the past 30 days, 68 homes located around Tysons, McLean and Vienna were reduced in price, according to Homesnap.

A few recent reductions include:

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Meet Bambi, a loyal kitten who loves to snuggle and play as he learns to run around again after suffering paralysis of the back legs.

Here’s what Bambi’s friends at 4Paws Rescue Team had to say about him:

Bambi comes to 4Paws all the way from Kuwait with a bit of a sad story. Bambi was rescued along with another cat after some teenagers threw them off the roof of a six-story building, and they were badly injured. Bambi suffered paralysis in his back legs and initially had little mobility. Fortunately, his rescuers took him in, and with some treatment and TLC he regained almost all control over his back legs and can run, jump and use the litter box very successfully. He sometimes exhibits some slight wobbliness and his back legs falter a bit, but this doesn’t slow Bambi down one bit!

Bambi is an extremely beautiful Arabian Mau mix with very soft fur and a long bushy tail. He is a curious, very active and friendly cat who can be a bit skittish at first (probably due to his ordeal), but who warms up quickly and is off investigating everything in his environment. Bambi is quite talkative and likes to let you know where he is! He entertains himself by throwing his toys high in the air, playing fetch and then carrying them around in his mouth. He absolutely loves a feather wand and it is a good way for him to exercise those back legs!

Bambi is a big cuddle bug but needs time to get comfortable with new people, particularly hyperactive children. He likes to be wherever you are, and he will flop on his back any chance he gets, looking for belly rubs. Once you’ve won his heart, Bambi is a loving and loyal companion.

Email [email protected] for more information about Bambi.

Could Bambi be your next furry friend?

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8220 Crestwood Heights Drive, McLean

This past week, 30 properties were sold throughout Tysons Corner, McLean and Vienna, according to Homesnap.

These ranged from a nearly $5.3 million McLean home to a 1 BD/1 BA condo that sold for $235,000.

A few of the recently sold properties include:

In the market? Check out the latest in Tysons area real estate.

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1025 Bellview Place, McLean

Looking to make a move? You’ll find plenty of open houses around the Tysons area this weekend.

According to Homesnap, there are 108 homes for sale, with a median list price of $507,500.

Here are a few open houses taking place around the Tysons area this weekend:

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Meet Petey, a timid terrier still learning how to run, play and enjoy doggie life after losing his owner to COVID-19.

Here’s what Petey’s friends at Worthy Dog Rescue had to say about him:

Meet Petey! This adorable little scruffy with the pretty blue eyes recently lost his owner to COVID-19. A family member took him in, along with five other pups, and none of the dogs were spayed or neutered or had any vet care. Unable to accommodate all six dogs at once, the family built an outdoor pen to keep the dogs until they could find a solution. They reached out to rescue, and Worthy Dog took in Petey and three other dogs. The family kept the older two dogs, and they are now living indoors.

Even though Petey came from a home, the dogs lived reclusively and didn’t have much exposure to the outside world. They came into rescue filthy with goopy eyes, ear infections and a few had a cough, but after proper vet care and a few weeks to recuperate, they are all doing well. Petey is still timid outside the home and is startled by sudden noises and movement. He has a moderate energy level and loves the companionship of other dogs. We think Petey would do best with another social, confident pup in the home and needs to live in more quiet community. He’s not the best fit for city or condo life.

We checked in with Petey’s foster mom for an update:

‘Petey is such a good little guy. He’s mostly housebroken and crate-trained. He knows to go potty outside, but doesn’t bark to let you know. If you watch him, you can tell when he needs to go. He has become more attached to mom because she is home all day with him. He is still timid and shakes from fear when we have company. He has been playful with mom, but prefers a leather coaster over most toys. He is not a snuggle bug yet, but when he wants loving and belly rubs he comes for them. He’s timid when he’s outside and reacts to noises and movements. I believe he needs another confident dog to show him how to be a dog. When I make him go outside he does pretty well on leash. I mostly walk him in the backyard where he can’t see anything but the woods. When something scares him, he runs back to the door to get in. He is already improving and just needs time. I have yet to hear him bark or make any kind of noise for that matter.’

Email [email protected] for more info on Petey.

Could your alpha dog be the one to show Petey the ropes?

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