what is the longest that you have ever had a dog for?

United States
November 7, 2009 12:27pm CST
i am barely 25 and the longest i have had my chihuahua for is a yr and a half!!!!!!!! i wish i could hav had him fo rlonger but god had other plans for him because he took him after a hit and run. i was sad for a while but i thought that maybe by getting another puppy that would help me get better. so after a while i got me a maltipoo that i still have now. she is 9 months now. i love her to death i have taught her many tricks for ex. jump, sit, speak, rollover, to go potty outside and many toehr things too.l i love her so much.i know that even though she makes me happy she will never be able to take the place of my chihuahua that has passes away. i always remember him with any little detail. so how about it what is the longest that you have had your dog for.? do you know of anyone that has had a dog for a long time? what happened to your dog? do you still have hom or not? happy mylotting maria s.
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@kush20006 (515)
• India
7 Nov 09
3 years but i had to kill him as he got rabbies and got mad and started biting my mom
• United States
7 Nov 09
omg!!!!!!!!! i can't believe that you had to go through something like that. that must have been horrible for you? how did he get rabies?? maria s.
• India
9 Nov 09
Didn't you vaccinate him? He would have been safe if you had taken care. Many people ignore this and then this is what happens.
• India
9 Nov 09
i dint knew about it as i was not mylot user then
• United States
9 Nov 09
longest I have our famly dog was 13 years a yorkie. he was tiny and played hide and seek with the kids. took him alomot everywhere we went..He even tried to climb a tree, chased a cow which scared us for a moment until we seen her jump up in the air and take off. chased a german shepard. he thought he was bad stuff and yet so tiny. loved to take a bath and loved the kids and they loved him. He weighed between 3 an 4 lbs. once he fell asleep and we looked and looked and he was found in a coat pocket asleep. he lived of old age lost a few teeth . sweetest dog we knew. although now we have other sweet dogs but none will match this one..
• United States
9 Nov 09
aww your story is so cute i loved it!! you are very right about that you said that the other dogs are sweet but will not match that one. it is hard to have another animal replace one that you had for such a long time and loved such a long time!!! thanks for the comment/story!!! happy mylotting maria s.
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
9 Nov 09
Our pet Rexi lived to 8+ years while I was growing up. The others lived less as we did not have all those vaccinations in those days. Right I have five of them, the oldest is Trixy and she is 9+ years. I would like my pets to live as long as possible, but healthy and able to move around on their own.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Yes that is a very important point for your pets to live a long healthy life. It is hard to see your friend suffer for a long time. Wow you have a lot of dogs!! I am glad that you are taking care of all of them. So many get thrown in the shelters and have to be put to sleep because no one wants them. It is so sad to go to a shelter I have been there and almost come out of there crying. I want to take all of them home with me but I just don't have the capacity to take care of so many. But if I could I would do it in a heart beat!!! Thanks for your comment happy mylotting maria s.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
8 Nov 09
My dog was just over 15 years old when we had to put her down. She was having trouble walking any more and kept falling down and had trouble getting back up, she was also developing cancer but still had a strong heart, but being that she had been a very active dog her whole life we had to do the right thing by her and put her down, which was one of the saddest moments of my life. But she did live to be 15 years old which is pretty old for a dog so we were fortunate that way. We believe she lived so long because she was very active, and never over fed, once she reached adult hood she stayed within 1 pound of her ideal weight. So likely your dog will live much longer if you keep her fit and keep her weight consistent. Also we did not feed her all that fancy expensive dog food. She was a Dog Chow dog from day one and that food did well for her. She did get occasional table scraps but I was very careful about what she got and how much she got.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Well that is good that you were watching what she ate and taking good care of her. I will have you advice in mind. Thanks for the tips!! Yes you are very fortunate to have had a companion for that long. It is a very sad thing to have to put your life long friend to sleep! I can just imagine it but I believe that you did the right thing because she was suffering and there is no point to keep her that way suffering the whole time till she passed away on her own. I think you did the right thing Thanks for sharing your story, maria s.
@hlbeal (6)
• United States
8 Nov 09
My Australian Shepherd lived for 15 years. He was a very difficult dog amd not very enjoyable. I am not speaking against the breed just the dog as I have had other Australian Shepherds that were just angels. SO my point is any breed can have good and bad apples. A good temperment test for choosing a puppy is to pick it up and turn it on its back in your arms. If it doesn't struggle and will stay on its back it has a good temperment. I have tried this since and it works. Good luck with your new puppy.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Wow thanks for the heads up about that test!!! I have never tried it but next time I get a dog I will make sure to check it that way. All breeds do have their good and bad apples LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Yup Yup Yup!!! What can you do?? They are like people you never know what they are going to be like until you have tried them and they all have a personality of their own. thanks for the comments happy mylotting maria s.
@joezon50 (379)
• Hong Kong
8 Nov 09
I have this Labrador and thank GOD hes almost 8yrs old now. Hes still doing fine but hes getting a bet weak maybe because hes old.We look after hes good food he help me to guard my house and watch the whole area in the night time.Hes a big help to me.I very sad if i heared that hes not feeling good.Have a nice day maria120883 tnx my friend.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Well thanks for your comment!!! It is nice to hear that you still have your dog of 8 yrs old. That sure is a long time!!!! I am pretty sure that your dog will live alot more than that!! You seem like a very nice person so everything should work out fine for you and your dog. You must take very good care of him. He must be beautiful.. happy mylotting maria. s.
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I had a dog when i was a child. I didn't have her at my home, because the landlord would not permit us to have pets. She lived with my grandparents, and when they moved away to another state, they gave her to a farmer in the country. i was allowed to visit her. when i did visit they had informed me my dog ran away. i know how you feel about the loss of your dog. this is normal to feel this way, even though you have a new dog. i wish you the best.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Thanks clocks123!!! Wow it must have been hard having ur family and friend taken away from you because the landlord wouldn't allow it. One time that happened to us we had 2 chihuahuas and we couldn't keep them because we couldn't get an apt that would let us have a dog so we had to give them away to a good home well I guess it wasnt' that good because we found out later that they ran away but what we really think is that they sold them. They were full blooded chihuahuas and we gave them away so I think that is what they did but we couldn't prove it. Well so be it we couldn't do anything to change it what is done is done and no going back. We had to move forward. I hope you have a dog now??? Do you?? happy mylotting maria s.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
7 Nov 09
I have my dog for 12 years and she's still good. We treat her like a family member because that she is.
• United States
7 Nov 09
thats good!!!! i am glad that she is that age!!! incredible!!! i hope she lives many many many years to come!!!! thanks for the comment maria s.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Nov 09
We've always had dogs. The first one that my family had passed away when I was six years old. Then we got another one, Fluffy. Fluffy lived from the time I was in first grade until I was a Sophomore in college, so he was fourteen years old when he passed away peacefully in his little spot in our storage space. Right now we have two dogs at our house and we left behind three at my mother's house when we moved out. The ages of these dogs are 11 (Sara, at my mom's house), 10 (Michela, my first baby), 3 and 3 (Zoe and Eeyore at my mother's house) and 1 (Jasmine, my daughter's dog).
• United States
7 Nov 09
wow yo sure hav alot of dogs. i used to dream of having a farm so i could have all kinds of animal. i love animals of any kind!!! i still wish i could have a farm when i get a house i will get it fenced so that i can have my dogs run around free and happily!! thanks for your comment maria s.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Nov 09
Often we have had dogs for about 12 to 14 years, it's always sad to loose them, but they have very good lives with us.
• United States
7 Nov 09
sure sounds like ti if they are living for about 12-14 yrs!!! wow you must be very proud of yourself to have a dog for so many years!!! that is just wonderful!!! i am happy for you!!! happy mylotting maria s.
@kush20006 (515)
• India
7 Nov 09
maria she was a white pomerian 7 days old i fed him milk with my own hands gave her meal everyday she was my only partner of childhood i loved her a lot her name i kept rossi after my favourite valentino thats why i wanted that dog
• United States
7 Nov 09
aww i love pomeranians!!!! wow i hope that you have that peace that you needed to get better after having to do something like that. maria s.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Our dog dillie is 8 years old now. She's still as cute as ever and she still gets into such trouble, but I noticed that her fur has thinned out a bit and she's not quite as energetic as before. She still likes to play around, but I remember before when she sees me she would really run at top speed towards me. Nowadays she would just trot over to me. Sometimes, I feel scared because I know one day I would lose her to old age. I think I will be devastated.