Pebbles, the oldest dog in the world, sadly passed away five months shy of turning 23.
Guinness World Records revealed the passing of the Toy Fox Terrier, who is believed to have passed away naturally.
The sweet dog spent her final days with her owners Bobby and Julie Gregory before passing away in her South Carolina home.
Pebbles was born on March 28, 2000, and when the chihuahua TobyKeith was declared the oldest dog in the world, Pebbles’ owners realized their dog actually won.
“Bobby was sitting on the couch and friends and relatives started texting and calling about a story they heard about a 21-year-old dog getting the record,” Julie told Guinness World Records.
“I applied after seeing TobyKeith’s tale all over the news.”
Soon after Pebbles was first acquired, the Toy Fox Terrier gave birth to 32 puppies over the course of three distinct litters with her canine companion, Rocky, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 16.
Pebbles was a very active dog that lived the majority of her life in Taylors, South Carolina. Julie and Bobby announced Pebbles’ passing in a news release.
She enjoyed listening to country music and receiving love. She loved trying out new foods, getting spoiled, and most of all, feeling loved “said the couple.
“Pebbles was not just another dog; she had her own way of being and her own personality,” they continued. She was a once-in-a-lifetime companion, and it was a privilege to have her as a pet and a member of the family.
“Nobody who ever met Pebbles didn’t adore her.
Many of the deceased dog’s fans expressed their profound sorrow over her passing by writing on Twitter: “RIP Pebbles.”
Rip Pebbles: (but also how are they keeping up with the record for the world’s oldest dog since that has to change at least once an hour, another person commented.