A Tribute to Chanel

by Rebecca on April 19, 2010

in Animals in the News

Chanel, the wirehaired dachshund who held the Guinness World Record for oldest dog, passed away on August 28, 2009 at the age of 21.

Denice Shaughnessy was a single mother and a soldier in the U.S. Army 21 years ago when she went to a shelter in Virginia looking for a dog for her daughter, LaToya. She fell in love with two dachshund-mix pups and wanted them both, but couldn’t afford to pay $50 in adoption fees. So she selected one of the dogs, paid $25, and named the cute little puppy “Chanel”.  

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