The Tennessee dog has become the oldest known golden retriever. In April, a charming girl named Augusta – or Augie for friends – celebrated her 20th birthday, and recently GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue solemnly announced this on her Facebook page.
Augie, who lives with her owners Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt, turned 20 on April 24th. When the couple adopted her, then 14-year-old Augusta already had two houses behind her. “[The Hetterscheidts took Augie], knowing that few would want to adopt such an old dog. They had no idea what an adventure lay ahead. – noted in GoldenHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue – They traveled together around the country, Ogie appeared several new family members (both dogs and cats), and she also learned to play ball in the pool. “
Augusta celebrated a big day, spending time in the company of her brothers and sisters – Sherman, Belle and Bruce – and eating a festive carrot cake. The average life expectancy of a golden retriever is from 10 to 12 years, but the owners of Ogi note that she is in “surprisingly great shape”, despite her age and enjoys daily walks in the yard.