Born 11/21/22





Fast Facts
  • Moderate Subaortic Stenosis

  • Puppies need someone home most of the day

  • Wonderful, happy boy!

  • Special Needs Adoption Fee:  $200


Jax was born with subaortic stenosis (SAS), which is a narrowing at the aortic valve of the heart. When this valve is narrowed, the heart must work harder to force blood out through the valve. This additional work can lead to muscle failure. SAS is a hereditary condition. For more information on SAS, review the link at the end of his story.

Unfortunately, dogs with this condition have an average life span of about 3 years. A medication, atenolol, may add to the life expectancy of dogs with SAS. The cost averages about $10 per month.

The Special Needs adoption fee is $200.

Notes on Jax:

  • He has a heart murmur, which coincides with SAS.
  • Because he is a young pup, having someone home with him most of the time is best. Pups need to relieve themselves more often, though this improves with time.
  • Strenuous exercise should be avoided. No long and fast walks. Zooming and running in the yard should be curtailed.

I have typical-level puppy energy! My loves are getting treats, snuggling, and playing—especially with other dogs, though playing with children and taking walks are high on my list too! But then I get sleepy so am ready for some peaceful nap-taking.

Foster mom thinks I’m very smart. At four-months old, I already know the commands, NO (I hear that word quite often), sit, inside, bath, and go potty. Sometimes I “tell” her when I have to go out for potty—I’m almost completely housebroken!

“We just love him,” foster mom says. She adds that there’s never a dull moment with me in the house and that a person would never guess I have a heart issue. She adds that I’m “a joy.” And I intend on getting as much joy out of life as I can!

Info on SAS:

  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

  • We primarily adopt goldens to families living within Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the southern most counties of Wisconsin

  • If you do not own your residence or live in a condo, you will need a letter from your landlord or property management company

  • Provide excellent vet care for your dog(s)

  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES? All your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

If interested please fill out our online adoption application form; please make sure you fill in every required field/question or your submission will not go through. Please note that we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care and our bios are our current observations; we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history and as such breed and age estimates are an educated guess.

Available Goldens for Adoption