May 20, 2022

20-Year-Old Augie Becomes Oldest Golden Retriever Dog In The World

Beautiful old lady   

The older a dog gets the more you see their soul. Love old dogs so much.

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. August, better known as “Augie,” made the history books recently after celebrating a record-breaking birthday. Not only has she reached almost double the average life expectancy of her breed, but according to GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue, she’s the oldest Golden Retriever in the world!

20-Year-Old Dog Becomes Oldest Golden Retriever in History | PEOPLE.com
Augie lives in Oakland, Tennessee, with her owners Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt. She has lived with several different families throughout her life. While staying at the rescue center, she was adopted and rehomed twice. Augie is an amazing dog, but through no fault of her own, she kept being returned. This is when Jennifer and Steve stepped in and adopted Augie again at 14 years old. They became her true forever family.
14 years old is old for any dog breed, but Augie was quite fairly healthy when she was adopted for the final time.

To celebrate her milestone birthday, Jennifer and Steve threw a little birthday party for her. They set up some amazing birthday decorations and gave Augie a dog-friendly carrot cake. She also got some quality time with her fellow golden retriever siblings, Sherman, Belle, and Bruce — it was the pawfect day for any pooch.

And even at 20 years old, Augie is surprisingly healthy, She can still move around well “although she’s a bit shaky when she first gets up” and enjoys daily walks around the yard.

20 years old is nearly twice Augie’s expected lifespan, and she’s still going strong. She’s lucky to have finally found a family that cares about her so much.
We don’t always get a lot of time with our loving dogs, so we need to make the most of it and ensure that they stay as healthy as possible.
That’s amazing… Goldens are wonderful dogs, wonderful pets!
Happy Birthday, Augie…! 🎂🎂🎂❤ Loyal dog. That’s been one lucky family. She’s Absolutely gorgeous. 🥰❤️🤗

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