Harry T. Luthy's search for an apartment that would accommodate both him and his dog ended happily yesterday.
Luthy, 77, will move today into an apartment on North Ode Street in the Rosslyn section of Arlington. A county housing aide found the apartment for him in a building that allows pets meaning Luthy can keep Jenie, a Weimaraner that is his only companion. Luthy's wife died of cancer last month.
Luthy was a tenant at the Lee Gardens apartments in Arlington and had until the end of January to find a new home. The Artery Organization of Bethesda is undertaking a massive renovation of the 597 units in the southern part of the complex.
In an interview last month, Luthy said he feared he would have to put the dog to sleep if he could not find an apartment that would accept pets. Luthy also had a federal housing certificate that would subsidize his rent but could only be used in Arlington, further limiting his options.
"Everything's fine, isn't that nice," Luthy said. "I sure am relieved."
He expressed gratitude to the more than 100 people who contacted The Washington Post expressing concern for his plight.