My name is Jake!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Ocean Ridge, Florida - Jake
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Ocean Ridge, Florida - Jake
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Happy Tails Dog Rescue

Facts about Jake

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: JA928R
Jake (a.k.a. Jake Boy) is a senior chocolate Lab in need of a home where he can spend the rest of his years being loved! His owner is an elderly man who is no longer able to care for him. Jake is currently being fostered at this man's aid's home and desperately needs a home. He is a "gentle giant" who is trained (he can heel, sit, and stay) and loves to lay around and be rubbed! He is a little overweight and would benefit from a good diet. If you would like to learn more about and/or meet Jake, please contact Rick Held at 917-364-0569 or at

DISCLAIMER: Please note, Happy Tails Dog Rescue is only assisting in the marketing of this dog but has otherwise not had any involvement. As such, Happy Tails Dog Rescue cannot attest to the health, temperament, or other factors related to this dog now or in the future.

About Happy Tails Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Happy Tails Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, vetting, and rehoming dogs from kill shelters in Southern Florida. We are a husband and wife team, together with a small team of volunteers who rescue, vet dogs, and rehome dogs who are about to be euthanized. It is our goal to provide the necessary veterinary care, grooming, and attention they may need to ultimately place them in forever homes.

The inspiration for Happy Tails Dog Rescue came about after my husband and I rescued our dog, Sophie, who was 24 hours away from being euthanized at MDAS. She was considered "undesirable" due to the fact she was an older dog in desperate need of grooming, costly dental work, and lots of love and attention to heal from the trauma of being abandoned on the streets. Today she is the most loving and affectionate dog we have ever met; we call her our "angel dog". Sophie's story is a reminder to us that we "can't judge a book by it's cover".

We have self-funded most of our rescue efforts but have also received many generous donations. We have raised monies through fundraising events and have created a sponsorship program where individuals and/or businesses can choose to sponsor a dog. Banfield Pet Hospital in Delray Beach has been tremendously compassionate to our cause, donating medications and offering discounts on many veterinary services performed on our rescued dogs. Today all of our rescues are vetted by Dr. Tanis Whyte at Colonial Animal Hospital in Boynton Beach. We are very grateful to Colonial Animal Hospital and Dr. Whyte for their continued support.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our rescued dogs are cared for by volunteer fosters who are part of our foster network. If you are interested in meeting any of our rescued dogs please contact us directly and we will schedule a meet-n-greet with the foster currently caring for the dog you are interested in potentially adopting.

For more information on us, please visit our website at and "Like" us on Facebook at to keep up with daily announcements via social media.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal is to make the adoption process as thorough and easy as possible. If you are interested in adopting a dog, the first thing we will ask you to do is complete an Adoption Application. Upon review of your application, a decision to approve or decline will be made.

If approved, we will schedule a time for your to meet the dog you are interested in adopting. If there is a match, a home visit will be conducted before the final adoption decision is made. Once the final approval is made, an Adoption Agreement is signed and the adoption is complete.

We ask that adopters make a discretionary donation of their choosing (instead of paying a set adoption fee) for the dog they adopt. We believe adopting a dog is enough of a contribution to the cause and all donations made are applied towards the rescuing and vetting of future dogs. To learn more about our adoption process and to download an application, go to