Teeny Trudy is a tiny record-breaker; the smallest dog to ever arrive at Dogs Trust's Manchester centre in search of a new home. The pint-sized Papillon weighs in at just 1.4kg, which is less than a bag of flour.
Twelve-year-old Trudy arrived at the rehoming centre with her friend and fellow Papillon Cleo, who is ten. The pair were made homeless after their owner had to go into residential care, and sadly had to part with them.
Dawn Bishop, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester, says, “Papillons are of course a small breed but we were so surprised by how tiny Trudy is. She is a lovely girl, as is Cleo, and they both certainly prove that good things come in small packages! We have lots of little dogs looking for homes, but of the more than 1,500 dogs we’ve rehomed since opening, Trudy is our smallest.”
Papillon is of course French for 'butterfly', as the breed was named for its distinctive, magnificent ears - but Trudy matches in size and delicacy too!
Trudy and Cleo are hoping for a quiet home with some rambling walks thrown-in, and they would prefer not to live with other dogs, cats or children, although they are sociable when out and about.
Dawn adds, “Although Trudy is the smaller of the pair, she has a little more confidence than Cleo who can be a bit nervous on first meeting new people. But when they get to know you they both love having a cuddle and being made a fuss of. They deserve a lovely home and we’re hoping that it won’t be too long before their perfect owner comes along and takes both of them to their heart.”
Featured image via Dogs Trust.