lq Discover the inspiring story of Augie, the Golden Retriever who defies age and attains the title of the world’s oldest at 20 years old.

lq Discover the inspiring story of Augie, the Golden Retriever who defies age and attains the title of the world’s oldest at 20 years old.

The older a dog gets the more you see their soul. Love old dogs so much.

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. August, better known as “Augie,” made the history books recently after celebrating a record-breaking birthday. Not only has she reached almost double the average life expectancy of her breed, but according to GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue, she’s the oldest Golden Retriever in the world!

Augie lives in Oakland, Tennessee, with her owners Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt. She has lived with several different families throughout her life. While staying at the rescue center, she was adopted and rehomed twice. Augie is an amazing dog, but through no fault of her own, she kept being returned. This is when Jennifer and Steve stepped in and adopted Augie again at 14 years old. They became her true forever family.



14 years old is old for any dog breed, but Augie was quite fairly healthy when she was adopted for the final time.

To celebrate her milestone birthday, Jennifer and Steve threw a little birthday party for her. They set up some amazing birthday decorations and gave Augie a dog-friendly carrot cake. She also got some quality time with her fellow golden retriever siblings, Sherman, Belle, and Bruce — it was the pawfect day for any pooch.

And even at 20 years old, Augie is surprisingly healthy, She can still move around well “although she’s a bit shaky when she first gets up” and enjoys daily walks around the yard.


20 years old is nearly twice Augie’s expected lifespan, and she’s still going strong. She’s lucky to have finally found a family that cares about her so much.
We don’t always get a lot of time with our loving dogs, so we need to make the most of it and ensure that they stay as healthy as possible.

That’s amazing… Goldens are wonderful dogs, wonderful pets!


Happy Birthday, Augie…! Loyal dog. That’s been one lucky family. She’s Absolutely gorgeous.

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This story also reminds us of the special bond we share with our pets and the joy they bring into our lives. Augie’s longevity is a testament to the deep connection and love that can develop between humans and their animal companions.


May Augie’s story inspire pet owners to cherish their furry friends, provide them with the best possible care, and celebrate the incredible bond and joy that comes from sharing our lives with animals. Let it serve as a reminder of the profound impact that animals can have on our lives and the importance of nurturing and cherishing those relationships.

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