January 7, 2021

Pet of the Week: Link

Look at that smile! Our first Pet of the Week for 2021 is Link!

This six-year-old English Pointer was brought in by his previous family in early December because they were moving. They described Link as outgoing, loving, and playful. While with us, he’s shown that he is a spirited dog with a fun-loving personality, so he’s one of our “Rambunctious Red” pets. He is still working on his manners, so Link would do best with a family that can help him become the best dog he can be.

Link is definitely full of energy and loves to play! He does best when he has lots of exercise and something to keep his mind busy. Link also loves learning new things and he has shown a lot of interest in squeaky toys and agility equipment while at the Pet Adoption Center. Sometimes though, Link just likes to be given good ear scratches and neck massages.

Caregivers at RASKC have noticed that Link seems to do well with other large dogs, but might not get along with small dogs and cats. Although Link previously lived in a home with older children, our caregivers recommend that Link not live in a home with children. When meeting dogs in a new home, he would do best with a slow introduction.

Link has been known to resource guard, meaning that he displays behavior that is intended to convince other dogs or humans to stay away from a particular “treasure.” The resources that he tends to guard are his people and home. If you take Link home, you would benefit from in-home guidance to help manage and improve this behavior.

Link is neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. His adoption comes with a free visit to the veterinarian of your choice and 30 days of opt-in pet insurance through Trupanion. Since he is our Pet of the Week, Link’s adoption fee has been waived! However, please note that a pet license is a requirement and therefore a fee may be applied. A license helps Link’s safe return home should he become lost, and comes with additional benefits such as Vacation Pet Alert, Free Ride Home, and more.

You can find out more about Link and his other friends on our website at kingcounty.gov/AdoptAPet. Note that RASKC continues to do adoptions by appointment only, so make a reservation online. If you have more questions, contact RASKC at 206-296-7387 (PETS) or email pets@kingcounty.gov.