Dumped because he had a problem with his head - little Dobbie is now with foster carers in March after he was taken in by Ravenswood Pet Rescue
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Mini woolly pullies are needed for a tiny dog that was dumped after its owners realised there was a problem with his skull.
Dobbie, is a miniature Jack Russell crossed with a teacup chihuahua who is so small he can fit snugly into a pocket and is not much bigger than a can of fizzy drink.
He was taken in by Ravenswood Pet Rescue after he was abandoned on the streets in Kent.
Now, an appeal has gone out for knitters to make tiny coats for him so he does not catch a chill when he is taken outside.
Also needed is a baby sling to carry Dobbie in as foster carers fear any knocks to his head could cause him serious injury and they hope an appeal to Channel 4 programme Supervet will help get him a specially made helmet to protect his head.
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Shelley Ridgeon, of Ravenswood, said: “His skull has not fused together like it should have done by this age so we have to be careful with him.
“We have no idea how old he is or what his long term prospects are. He has been to the vets and they can’t say what his long term future is, it is early days to determine if there are long term neurological problems.
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“All we know is that right now he is the most adorable puppy who wants lots of cuddles. In fact the only way he settles is to cuddle up to somebody. We don’t think he will grow much bigger.
“We are paranoid about letting him run about with other dogs because if he falls or takes a knock it could seriously harm him.”
Since being in foster care for two weeks Dobbie has put on about 100g in weight thanks to a healthy appetite.
Ravenswood has been donated a pushchair so that Dobbie can be taken out for walks so he can have as normal a life as possible but foster carers need to make sure he doesn’t suffer any knocks.
If you can help with knitting or donations visit the Ravenswood Pet Rescue website, Facebook page or call 0844 5555 987.