Dogs have a much shorter lifespan than the average human, but they can surprise us in a number of instances and live on long past their typical expectations. The dog that you are about to meet in this story has had an incredible existence and we are proud to have had the chance to learn more about this amazing creature.
Can you believe that this dog has lived to see the ripe old age of 23? That may seem difficult to fathom for a pup, but it is not outside of the realm of possibility. The dog was given to a shelter at the age of 16 and while some might not have expected the animal to live on very long afterward, he defied all the skeptics.
Charlie’s had a great life, a life that most dogs would envy. But when he was donated to a shelter at such an old age, the prognosis was grim, as most people do not wish to adopt an older animal. However, Charlie managed to find a home within three weeks and immediately endeared himself to his new family.
He is now one of the oldest living dogs in the entire UK and shows no signs of letting up. Thanks to his adoptive parents, he lives a charmed life where he is spoiled constantly and this is attributed to his significantly lengthened life span.
Charlie still gets out for plenty of shorter walks, but his family will carry him up hills to preserve what is left of his legs. They cannot imagine their existence without him around and they are doing everything in their power to ensure a longer life for their pal.
We hope that this story shows just how fun it can be to adopt an older dog, so that more pups like Charlie aren’t left in shelters to fend for themselves. If you’re considering adopting, be sure to consider older dogs and take time out to pass this story along to your friends and family members.