Pebbles, the world’s oldest dog, has passed away just five months shy of her 23rd birthday.
She died from natural causes in her home on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, a statement from her owners has confirmed.
The toy fox terrier rose to the limelight after clinching the Guinness World Record Holder title for being the ‘oldest living dog’, as verified in May of this year.
Pebbles was born on March 28th, 2022, on Long Island, NY and lived what her owners described as a “long, happy life full of love”.
In 2007, her family moved to Taylors, South Carolina, where she spent the remainder of her life.
The owners – the Gregory family – explained:
“In her early years, she loved to play and run. Weighing in at just 4lbs most of her life, you would never know how strong she was just by looking at her.”
“Pebbles had 32 puppies in her lifeline with her partner, the late Rocky, who she shared many years of companionship with.”
“She spent her days enjoying country music and being loved. She enjoyed trying new foods, was pampered, and most of all, she was loved.”
“It has been said she has given us more than we have ever given her. No statement could be truer.”
“She impacted everyone she encountered and was not just another dog. She had her own way about her and her own personality.”
A once-in-a-lifetime companion
The family said she “was a once-in-a-lifetime companion, and it was our honour to have had the blessing to have had her as a pet and family member”.
“There was never anyone who met Pebbles that did not love her, and she will be deeply missed.”
“Thank you to everyone for your love and support for Peebles throughout her life and her journey. She will be forever in our hearts,” they concluded.
The news comes just months after Skippy, who was believed to be Ireland’s oldest dog, passed away. You can read more in this news article.