World’s Oldest Dog is a 22-Year-Old California Dog!

After it was determined that Gino, a dog from California, was older than 22 years old, Guinness World Records declared him the oldest dog still alive. When his owner Alex Wolf, 40, was a sophomore in collage at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2002, Gino was a 2-year-old shelter dog at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley known as Pee Wee.

He had thought that he and his roommates would get a large dog, but they were certain that the 16-pound puppy was the right one. Wolf remarked, “He’s been there every step of the way,” Wolf explained. “He’s gotten a lot of love, and I think he’s just a strong dog…He makes us laugh every day.”

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Wow. That is incredible. A dog that lives to be that old is shocking. I will say that this dog in particular looks amazing for 23 years old. I used to have a little Pomeranian dog that lived to be around the age of nineteen. He did not look as good as Gino. My dog looked like something out of the movie pet cemetery in his last years. His ears shriveled up and he lost hair around his eyes. Someone asked me at the vets once if he was a monkey. Seriously.

When it come to adorable and vibrant dog Gino, you may be wondering what the secret to his longevity is? Well according to the New York Post, Gino’s owner says that the dog adopted an active California lifestyle. I assume that involved avocado toast maybe?

“When he was younger, he used to love exploring my parents’ huge backyard with our other dogs in Manhattan Beach, going on walks off the leash in Venice, going on drives along the coast blasting music with his head out the window, or running around on the golf course in La Quinta,”

Almost 23 years old! Good boy Gino! Good boy!