After 22 glorious years (a whopping 81 dog years), the world’s oldest dog– Pebbles – has now passed away.
On Monday, the toy fox terrier died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Taylors, South Carolina, her owners Bobby and Julie Gregory confirmed on Instagram.
The Guinness World Records also shared a post about the record-breaking dog, saying the cause of death was natural.
Pebbles, who was born on Long Island on March 28, 2000, thrilled dog lovers around the world when news of her age made headlines.
In May of this year, the little pup was awarded the Guinness title of “oldest dog living” and became an internet sensation. Pebbles would have turned 23 in March.
In her above-average life, Pebbles, together with her partner Rocky, gave birth to a total of 32 puppies.
“Pebbles lived a long, happy life full of love,” her family’s post reads. “It has been said, she has given us more than we have ever given her, and no statement could be truer.”
The little dog enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved listening to country music and trying new foods, her owners said, adding that in all her years of life there was no one who met her and didn’t love her.
We’ve sadly said goodbye to Pebbles, who was the oldest dog in the world 🥺️https://t.co/p19HYvH73i— Guinness World Records 📚 #GWR2023 OUT NOW (@GWR) October 5, 2022