Dog celebrates its 20th birthday happily and becomes the world’s oldest golden retriever

A senior Golden Retriever just broke the world record for the oldest Golden Retriever a few days ago, after celebrating her incredible 20th birthday.

If you’re not impressed, keep in mind that the life expectancy for this breed is 10 to 12 years (a very sad fact about dogs is that they have significantly shorter lives than people).

Dog celebrates its 20th birthday happily and becomes the world’s oldest golden retriever

As a result, August, or Augie, has just outlived the average of her species.

To top it all off, Augie’s life has not been the happiest or most relaxed.

In fact, until the age of fourteen, her days were nothing but difficult.

This adorable lady had to be rehomed twice as a puppy, and then she spent a lot of time in a shelter before finding a happy home when she was 14 years old.

Dog celebrates its 20th birthday happily and becomes the world’s oldest golden retriever

August was born on August 24, 2000.

So, even though her birthday was in late April, the news broke on Thursday, when Gold heart Goldie Retrievers Foundation in Tennessee.

The shelter that first assisted the pup in finding a permanent home – announced the wonderful news on Facebook.

Dog celebrates its 20th birthday happily and becomes the world’s oldest golden retriever

Happy birthday, Augie, and many other, since there’s nothing more touching than seeing a senior dog celebrate its birth anniversary after defying all odds in upcoming years.

Following his 15th birthday, beautiful golden retriever became viral.

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