According to Guinness World Records, a dog from California named Gino was confirmed to be more than 22 years old, making him the oldest dog alive.
The dog’s owner, Alex Wolf, 40, credits Gino’s longevity to a balanced and healthy diet, veterinary care, and his zest for life.
The puppy was born on September 24, 2000, and was adopted from Colorado’s Humane Society of Boulder Valley in 2002.
Alex Wolf, the owner of Guinness World Records, said, “I’ve taken great care of him over the years, and he is still in relatively good shape… and really cute, which is surprising considering his age!”
“I give him all the credit,” Wolf said. “He’s gotten a lot of love, and I think he’s just a strong dog.”
Gino is 22 years and 52 days old as of November 15, 2022, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wolf said, “He’s been there every step of the way.“I’m so glad we got him. He’s the best.”
Wolf said, “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.”
These days, Gino prefers taking naps by the fire, snacking on salmon treats, and riding around the neighborhood in a wagon, since his eyesight isn’t what it used to be. Wolf celebrated Gino’s Guinness World Record with an extra-long wagon ride.