It’s been a big week for dogs, and now a good boy from Portugal has made history! Bobi, a 30-year-old Rafeiro do Alentejo, has been officially named the oldest living dog and the oldest dog ever, according to Guinness World Records. This incredible canine has beaten the previous record holder, an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who lived to be 29 years and five months old. So how did Bobi reach such an impressive age?
Bobi’s age has been confirmed by the Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria and a Portuguese government database, and his family credits his long life to the peaceful environment he calls home in the Conqueiros region of Leiria. This May, Bobi will be celebrating his 31st birthday!
In other recent dog news, a woman who left a heartbreaking note on a dog’s collar revealing she was homeless and could no longer care for the animal was recently reunited with her beloved pet by an animal shelter in Tennessee. The McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga is actively working with a number of partnering agencies to help the family get moved into permanent pet-friendly housing.
It’s inspiring to see stories like Bobi’s and the woman’s that demonstrate the bond between humans and animals, and the lengths people will go to care for their furry friends. Here’s to more happy endings like these!