LOS ANGELES, CA (KABC) – Guinness World Records says that a dog in Los Angeles is the oldest dog still alive in the world. Gino is 22 years old and is a mix of Chihuahua and Eskimo. As you’d expect, he’s a good boy.
Alex Wolf and his roommates decided to get a puppy when he was a sophomore in college in 2002. They went to the Boulder, Colorado, Humane Society and brought Gino back with them.
After Gino graduated, Wolf sent him back to Southern California. There were a lot of years. Wolf found an article online that said the world’s oldest dog had died last month. He started to wonder if Gino might be next.
“I called the Humane Society to find out what they knew about Gino’s adoption. To my surprise, they did have us on file,” Wolf said. Even more shocking was the fact that Gino was born in Septembera 2000, which was written on his birth certificate.
He now has the kind of life you’d expect from an old movie star. Wolf said, “We take him for wagon rides around the neighborhood and rides in cars here and there.” “While the fire is going, we put his bed in front of the fireplace. It’s a luxurious life.”
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