Inspiring Senior Pets



We're proud to have been introduced to a few very special senior citizens.

One of the World's Oldest Dogs Ate Hill's

Meet Tickey. She was born in 1984 and nearly made it to the Guiness Book of World Records.

Meet Tickey

We found out about her in 2013 and at the time was 28 years old and was born in 1984. Des Pistorius, a well-known local hero in the Kloof area, inherited her in 1987 and she was still full of life all these years later. She kept in shape by being taken for regular walks and loved eating her Hill's food.

The oldest recorded dog in the Guinness Book of World Records was 28 but is no longer alive. There was no record of Tickey’s birth which didn’t make it an official world record, but we’re still very proud of this senior lady.

Nelson – the celebrity

Nelson was rescued from a gutter in Brazil and survived a shipwreck before calling SA home.

Meet Nelson

When just a few days old Nelson was found in a gutter in a marina in North East Brazil by a Cape yachtsman. He had many adventures on the high seas before being rescued by a giant car carrier bound for Durban when he and the yachtsman were yacht - wrecked. And then his adventures began in earnest! His amazing story has been recorded in a book entitled "Just Call Me Nelson".

He has truly made full use of many of his allotted nine lives!

Top Dog Max

Meet Max. A very special German Shepherd from the Shongweni K9 Unit.

Meet Max

A very special German Shepherd from the Shongweni K9 Unit. He was the unit’s top dog, but developed a terrible skin condition.



July is National Senior Pets Month. Take your pet for a senior check.

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to detect a silent killer in
pets up to 4 years earlier

Senior Pet Check List

Run through our health checklist if your pet's over 7yrs