Meet the World's Oldest Dog! Spike Is a 23-Year-Old Chihuahua Who Loves Baths and Doritos

Rita Kimball's pet is a Doritos-loving, porch-napping chihuahua — and he just so happens to be the newly crowned world's oldest dog! The 23-year-old

rescue pup named Spike earned the Guinness World Records title of World's Oldest Living Dog on Thursday, the organization announced, displacing previous title holder Gino, a

22-year-old mixed breed pup from Los Angeles. "Most of our family knew that Spike was old but didn't know he had a shot at being the oldest in the world," Kimball said.

"Now that he is a record holder, they see him as a celebrity." About ten years ago, the Ohio woman first laid eyes on the dog, who was loitering in the parking lot of a

grocery store. Employees there had been feeding the dog scraps for days, and he was clearly not in a good place. RELATED: Meet Gino, the 22-Year-Old Newly Crowned

World's Oldest Dog  "He had been shaved up his back, had blood stains around his neck from a chain or rope, and looked pretty rough," Rita recalled. But after

opening the car door for the pup upon leaving the store, the tiny pooch jumped right in — and Rita and her family have been calling him a family member ever since.

"Spike was a name for a large dog," she said. "My guy was small, but he had the attitude of a big dog." RELATED: More Stories to Make You Smile In the decade-plus

since meeting his forever family, the canine has called a small farm in rural Ohio home. Here, he dotes on the cows and horses and makes time for his favorite things: eating

special meals of sausage and cheese (and crushed-up Doritos), taking Saturday night baths, and playing with Rita's pet cat.