Jack, previously known as Champ, was adopted at 2 years old by Carol and her family. They called Jack their Margaritaville Dog because he was so laid back… always on Island time! He loved the beach but, unlike many Goldens, wasn’t much of a swimmer. Instead, Jack preferred a quick soaking in the receding water followed by a nap on the blanket under the umbrella. He loved our trips to Sanibel and once dragged a piece of driftwood off the beach all the way back to the house!
Jack was a traveler, from the beaches of Islamorada to the mountains around Asheville. The family visited Islamorada every spring and feel fortunate that Jack was able to go with them. It was a wonderful pet friendly resort where the dogs could run freely and enjoy a private beach and Jack became best buds with Reba, a Golden belonging to a couple that became our fast friends. Jack was also a mountain dog and enjoyed the hikes we took when visiting our friends in Asheville… especially when he could find a nice pool at the bottom of a waterfall. He loved traveling, sprawled out on the cushioned platform Lou built in the back seat of his Subaru Outback.
Carol says, “We lost Jack at close to 13 years old but, despite the immense heartbreak that crushed us through those thankfully fast final days, we feel so fortunate to have shared our lives with him and the warmth he brought to our family opened our hearts to all the Goldens we’ve adopted since.”