Ted, an adorable Chinese Shar Pei puppy, is in need of a facelift.
But although Ted may be slightly on the wrinkly side, his desire to go under the knife isn't down to vanity - instead it may be the only way to save his sight.
The eight-month-old pup suffers from a rare condition which causes folds of skin to rub against his eyes. If untreated this condition could leave him blind.
Ted was taken in by Pampered Pets, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, after he was seized from a household in the county for his own good.
The puppy arrived at Pampered Pets rescue centre and luxury kennels on Sunday 2 March 2014 after concerned officers took him away from his previous owners.
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Jane Lee, owner of Pampered Pets, which also takes in strays picked up by Suffolk Coastal’s dog warden, said: “Ted is adorable.
“He loves everybody but his life was being made miserable and we were asked to take him in.
“He came to us full of fleas and with a skin problem.”
She added: “We bathed him and took him to the vets but found out that he needs a facelift or it could become much worse.”
Emma White, who works at the kennels, said: “Ted’s not had a great start in life and he’s a lucky boy to have come in to be cared for by us.”
Ted suffers from a condition which, left untreated, could cause permanent sight problems.
The surgery he requires will cost about £1,000.
Ted is not the only homeless hound at Pampered Pets, where several dogs of varying breeds are still waiting to find new owners.
Any animal lovers who can urgently offer Ted or another vulnerable dog a new home and a new life should call Pampered Pets on 01728 747760 as soon as possible.
The team also welcomes prospective customers at Green Acres, Glevering, Hacheston, between 11am and 3pm.
Dogs who need new homes are also online at pamperedpets.co.uk
Pampered Pets does not charge an adoption fee but does invite donations to its Canine Welfare charitable fund.Suggest a correction