This is Spark Plug! He’s a 7-year-old, handsome, black Labrador Retriever. Spark Plug is quite young for his years, and still has lots of energy! He will sit for treats and also knows “down” and “stay”. He’s motivated more by affection and positivity from his human than by treats, unless they’re especially tasty treats! Being a courteous gentleman, Spark Plug will ask permission before doing things such as getting on the bed. He’s crate trained, enjoys car rides, and loves to play fetch with his tennis ball. Protective, playful, smart and confident all describe him. He should NOT go to a home with small children, as he has grown intolerant of them. Mr. Spark Plug will bark a lot if he’s not getting enough exercise or attention. He would love to spend his retirement with an easy going family that likes the outdoors. Thanks to Cris Skinner for the happy photo of Spark Plug. For more information, contact the Mat-Su Borough Animal Care and Regulation Shelter at 746-5500 or visit 9470 E. Chanlyut Circle, near the borough landfill. To see photos of more local pets available for adoption, visit petharbor.com and search by the Palmer zip code 99645. Volunteer opportunities are available at the shelter for people of all ages.