World's tiniest pup beats the odds

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beyonce mini dachshund World's tiniest pup beats the odds

Beyonce, the mini dachshund
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A very tiny puppy named Beyonce and her unlikely story of survival has captured the hearts of animal lovers around the world.

The 3-week-old dachshund mix is no bigger than an iPhone. At birth, she could fit into a spoon. In recent days, this famous dog has been photographed with a variety of small objects — inside a teacup, on a business card and next to a tape measure, among other things — to demonstrate just how tiny she really is. And the photos have been a hit online.

Beyonce was born March 8 to a rescue dog that was found wandering the streets of San Bernardino. Her caretakers say she’s one of the smallest puppies ever born full-term. Her caretaker, Beth Decaprio, says Beyonce wasn’t breathing at birth. The puppy was revived after chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Decaprio hopes the little canine will inspire people to adopt shelter dogs and save them from euthanasia.

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