Rest in Peace Maggie: ‘The Oldest Dog in the World’ Passes Away

One of the biggest problems many pet owners face is the loss of their pets. Most dogs will live a dozen years or so, and some cats grow to be 20 years old.

Every once in a while, we hear about a dog that exceeds those expectations, and that is the case with an Australian Kelpie named Maggie. At one time, Maggie was the world’s oldest living dog, and she was a great companion to her former owner.

Brian, who took care of Maggie, said that she was 30 years old when she died in 2015. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have documentation to prove it, but she certainly did live a long life.

Another dog died in 1939 and was 29 years old at the time. That dog held the record, and it doesn’t matter if Maggie broke the record or not. She was a comfort to her family for many years.

Maggie continued to have energy up until her last day as she lived on a farm with her family. She would walk along with the humans to the local office, and if there were any cats along the way, she would growl at them.

Her human father is the saddest over the loss but is happy that she died peacefully. In her final days, there was no suffering, but Brian knew that she was on her way out. He made peace with that fact and made the most of the last of Maggie’s days.

Those of us who have lost pets realize they die too early. We may wonder what it would be like if all of our dogs lived like Maggie until they were 30 years old.

The stories pass our way on occasion, and they can really give us hope that our pets can live a very long life. If we care for them and provide them with what they need, they may very well be around for the long term.