WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- WARL's Pet of the Week is
He is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks.
Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, Shakespeare arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League's dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he's blossomed into quite the social butterfly.
He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it's offered.
Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn't really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.