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10/02/2013 04:37 pm ET

This Super-Teeny Puppy Is Incredibly Adorable

We all know puppies are small and adorable, but this little gal is something else.

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Angel the Yorkshire terrier weighs in at just 163 grams, about the weight of an average banana. The pup was born in a litter of much larger siblings about five weeks ago, according to owner Kim Passero, who said she plans to keep her as a companion.

A local veterinarian said the newborn could be on track to claim the title of World's Smallest Dog, currently held by a Chihuahua in Puerto Rico. However, a dog needs to be at least a year old to qualify for the title, according to the Toronto Star.

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Passero said Angel's mouth is too small to suckle from her mother, so she needs to be hand-fed with a spoon or syringe.

“Oh my gosh, she gets soaked,” Passero told the Star. “I have to clean her, and then I blow dry her on low because she shakes, she’s so cold, poor thing. She likes it though, she lies on her back.”

If you're looking for a companion of your own and are ready for the responsibility, take a look at the ASPCA adoption site or Petfinder.com. And remember, puppies are definitely adorable, but plenty of older dogs need loving homes too.

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