Jake came into rescue as a stray in October 2003. Poor little guy
had mange, a deformed jaw and a severe under bite. He was only four
years old but nobody wanted him because he was not pretty enough and
had some hair loss. We thought he was beautiful and were soon to find
out how truly beautiful he was. Jake was the sweetest boy you would
ever want to meet. Everyone that came in contact with him fell in
love with his sweet face and gentle spirit. Jake went to his forever
home in November to live with his new mommy Lisa and her son Ilya.
Jake soon became Ilya’s best friend and followed him everywhere.
No dog was more loved than Jake and he was a very happy boy. We received
pictures almost every week of him and Forrest who was adopted with
On Saturday evening, January 24, Jake was sleeping peacefully next
to his Mom like he frequently did, but his mom noticed that he looked
funny and she couldn’t wake him up. Our precious Jake died 20
minutes later in her arms. It appears he suffered an aneurysm and
nothing could have been done to save him. Although his time with
us was cut short, I believe he lived a lifetime in the few weeks that
he spent with his new family.
Jake: You came into our lives for a brief moment, but you will remain
in our hearts forever.
Love, Gail, Lisa, Ilya, Joy and Lisa.