Link

Link

About Me

Meet Link
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 7 Years
Estimated Weight: 50 Pounds

Note: Needs to be an only dog with no young children; Needs large fenced yard.

NEW – 25 JANUARY 2021: Link is a large 7-year-old beagle mix, born May 20th, 2013. His owners are no longer able to keep him now that they have moved into a small apartment, so BREW is helping to find Link a new home. He sounds like a wonderful boy who just needs more space. Here is what the owners have to say about this big handsome boy:

My family adopted Link when he was just 1.5 years old, and he lived with us in our large home with a big yard for over 5 years. Last year, however, my family moved to a smaller home, and I moved out and had to take Link to live with me and my husband in our small apartment. I never thought that I’d need to rehome Link– we’ve been inseparable for the past 6 years. But with how his living situation has become, I owe it to him to try to find him a home better suited for his needs, as he now spends hour after hour, day after day, either sleeping on the couch or soulfully staring out the window with a sigh. It’s no life for Link. This wonderful boy deserves to live in a home where he can have more space to happily run around and play outside.

Link is housetrained. He knows commands like sit, roll over, shake, speak, stay, hop up, and lay down, though he’s more likely to do them if you have a treat or toy in your hand.

Link would do best in a home with no little children and no other pets. He loves companionship and forms a sweet attachment to his humans, so a home where someone is around often would be ideal.

Fun facts about Link:

– Link is cuddly and lazy 80% of the time. He loves to sleep in, and he takes about 20 naps a day. He also loves to cuddle.
– Link likes to play and run outside as any dog would, but in the summer, he also loves to just lay and sunbathe. It’s the funniest thing– he’d go outside and lay in the middle of the deck with the hot summer sun shining down until I make him come inside. He’s not a fan of rain or snow, so in that type of weather, he’ll only go outside to do his business and then come back inside to resume a toasty, cozy nap.
– He does the funniest things and casually lays in hilarious positions (his favorite is laying in a sharp 90-degree angle).
– He is very in-tune with his humans. He goes to his bowl to eat his food when we’re eating, and he goes and lays in his bed when we go to bed, even if just to nap.
– He’s naturally the cleanest dog. He’s the only dog I’ve met that doesn’t have that “dog smell”. His coat, breath, and ears somehow naturally always stay looking/ smelling clean. It’s one of my favorite things about him!

Not-so-fun facts about Link:

– When he’s outside, his beagle instinct kicks in and he wants to sniff everything. If he’s in a new place, he’ll let his nose lead him. He also goes on high alert when other animals are around (cats, dogs, squirrels, etc). This leads to him pulling on the leash while on walks. We’ve mostly solved this issue by using a walking harness called “gentle leader”.
– Link doesn’t get along with other dogs. Sadly he was attacked by a dog before, so naturally, he feels uneasy around them now.
– He’s agile and can jump quite high. He’s hopped our 6 ft fence several times because he found the one spot behind the shed where it’s slightly shorter because the ground dips! He’s smart. We solved this by adding chicken wire to that spot, but please keep this in mind when thinking of whether or not your fence is high enough to keep him in.
– Link loves human food, even though we rarely let him have it. His sense of smell is top-notch and he could end up stealing your food off the table/counter if you leave it unattended.

 

 

Questions?

Q:  Can you tell me more about a specific dog?  Is s/he good with kids / housetrained / good with cats/ etc?

A:  What we know is in the write up.  Our knowledge about any dog that is not in a foster homes is limited.  Once approved, our adoption coordinators will work with you to match you with the right dog.

Q:  Can I meet a specific dog?

A:  We’re sorry, but you must be an approved adopter to meet our dogs.  Pre-pandemic, dogs could be met at adoption days, but you still had to be approved to adopt from an adoption day.

Q:  How can I adopt a specific dog?

A:  You must submit an adoption application and be approved to adopt.  You can do that under Adopt – you can also learn about the adoption process there..  It will take about two weeks for an adoption coordinator to get in touch with you.  Please keep in mind that dogs that are available now may be adopted in the meantime.  But we are always getting new dogs.   You can see them on our website.

Q:  Can I add another dog to the list on my application?

A:  We don’t hold you to the dogs you listed on your application.  It gives us an idea of what you are looking for.  Plus it will let us know if someone is interested in one of our special needs / hard to place dogs.

Q:  I indicated that I was interested in a specific dog on my application, but I see that s/he has been adopted.  What happened?

A:  We do not hold dogs.  Applicants in the queue before you are being approved and may adopt the dog you are interested in before you are approved.  But we are always getting new dogs in and your adoption coordinator will help you find the perfect match.

 

  • Name:   Link
  • Breed:   Beagle Mix
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Mature (6-9)
  • Size:   Large
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