We love our pets. They’re so loyal and affectionate, and over time become a true part of our family! That said, we do everything we can to ensure they live long and healthy life. Sadly, some of our pets go too soon, but others, seem to just have really good genes!!
Back in October, a Florida Chihuahua named Toby Keith was crowned the world’s oldest living dog at 21 years of age! That’s just amazing. But now an older dog has come forward and was recently certified as the oldest living dog by Guinness World Records. The title now officially belongs to a Chihuahua in Ohio named Spike who is 23 years old.
Apparently, the dog’s owner says she and her family found Spike in a parking lot 13 years ago and he was in really bad shape. It looked like he was abused and apparently had been living in the parking lot for at least a few days.
Thankfully, the family took him to a Vet who said Spike was most likely born in November of 1999. Once they heard about the previous record-holder, Toby Keith, they knew Spike was older, so contacted representatives from Guinness.
It’s hard to imagine my dog getting to be that old. Right now, he’s about 6. But how amazing would it be for your pet to get to be 23?! The relationships and bonds you grow over the years are so important and special, it would be amazing to have your dog, cat, fish, rabbit, etc around for a long time to enjoy life with you.