Jay – JJ – Jay Bird GH-1094

RIP Jay – JJ – Jay Bird

Our boy Jay loving transitioned in our arms on September 29, 2021.  He was able to enjoy the sun and warm breezes as he left us. His soul was hopefully healed after being with us for close to three years and as he left this life for a much better one, we hope he knows how much he was loved.

Jay was a GoldHeart foster dog arriving in November 2018, after spending his life as a stud dog living in an outside shed. It took him months to learn to live peacefully with our family of dogs and humans (and he figured out soft beds and houses were awesome). At times he was more grumpy old man than Golden, and he still retained some Jayism’s like occasional growling while wagging his tail, or when he didn’t want to be bothered. His sis Britt (also from GoldHeart) left in May 2020, and yes, he liked not getting the evil eye from her. Happily, he quickly accepted our Long term foster Gunner, who sadly just left us last month. He leaves behind old girl (lab/chow mix) Goldie – who accepted and loved him from Day One, and his loving humans.

Despite suffering from DCM (Heart) and Lyme disease, he was in amazing physical shape for a senior and his lust for life shined through. It was hard to believe he was just turning 13 years old. He was happiest spending time with his human dad every evening for yappy/happy hour and running, jumping, retrieving, and barking (and repeat, repeat, repeat) with his favorite chuck-it balls. Like Brittany, he died from the dreaded and quick, deadly cancer (Hemangiosarcoma).

You may have met Jay as Mr. August 2021 in the GoldHeart calendar. Needless to say, we are heartbroken…he was a challenging rescue, but taught us a lot and we adored him. Run free like the birds you loved Jay Bird…you will always be in our hearts.

The Martinez Family

Goldie and Jay


Britt and Jay

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