August is affectionately known as Auggie resides with Steve and Jennifer Hetterscheidt in Oakland, Tennessee. The Golden Retriever Dog was adopted six years ago from The GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue, a nonprofit rescue organization specializing in golden retriever dogs in Chester, Maryland.
“We are dedicated to the rescue of unwanted, abused, neglected, and homeless Golden and golden-mixed retrievers, and then placing them in approved fur-ever homes,” says GoldHeart’s volunteer network. Since 1999, they have been doing good for dogs.
Auggie had been rehomed twice due to no fault of her own, according to GoldHeart before the Hetterscheidt family adopted her, and she’s been living her finest dog life ever since. She recently celebrated her 20th birthday, which was a significant milestone for her.
You might wonder what makes this birthday so remarkable. Auggie is now the oldest Golden Retriever ever! Auggie’s chances of finding her forever home at the age of 14 were slim. Most golden retrievers live for 10 to 12 years, and few people want to adopt a dog simply to watch it die. Auggie, on the other hand, was not only in her golden years, but she also had a lot more life ahead of her!
Auggie’s birthday was made all the more spectacular with a giant banner printed up and a beautiful-looking carrot cake, which she shared with her people and her dog siblings Sherman, Belle, and Bruce. The rescue group also celebrated her auspicious occasion on Facebook and their blog!
Auggie eats a combination of wet and dry food and takes vitamins to help with kidney issues she was diagnosed with when she was adopted at the age of 14.
Auggie, you are deserving of all the festivities.