Cuddly Stray Pit Bull’s Smile Helped Her Find A Forever Home

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This Pit bull, later named Lady Shortcake, was found wandering the streets alone in very bad shape. She had severe mange as well as a hernia, but she never lost her positive spirit.

She was taken in by a shelter and was eventually pulled after staff from Fresno Bully Rescue saw her picture. They didn’t really have the space for her, but after seeing her smiling face, they knew they couldn’t leave her at the shelter. She then went to live with a foster after receiving treatment.

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That’s when a woman saw Shortcake’s picture and also fell in love with her smile. She immediately put in an application to adopt her, and drove three hours to meet her. She knew how sweet Shortcake was when she first saw her and knew she’d be a perfect fit for her family.

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instagram/@theladyshortcake

Now Shortcake is enjoying her new life with her new humans. She even met a new little human friend, named Grant, who lives next door. The two of them are always together and love each other so much.

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instagram/@theladyshortcake

Aside from spending time with Grant, Shortcake also enjoys cuddling, going to work with her mom, and taking naps.

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instagram/@theladyshortcake

“It’s great for everyone to just have a little stress relief,” Shortcake’s mom told The Dodo. “to go and sit with her, she’ll cuddle with you, and play with you.”

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instagram/@theladyshortcake

Through everything, Shortcake always wear that big smile on her face – the smile that helped her get adopted! Her mom is so thankful for her and says that life in general is more fun with her in it. Her goofiness and outgoing personality help make everyone’s day a whole lot brighter!

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instagram/@theladyshortcake

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According to the ASCPA, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized each year, approximately 40% of whom are Pit Bulls. This means that nearly half a million Pit Bull-type dogs are killed in shelters annually. Pit Bulls are one of the most common dog types in shelters, and are also the most likely to be euthanized. Sadly, they’re only the third most likely to be adopted. Much of this has to do with the bad rap that Pit Bulls sadly get. Hopefully Lady Shortcake’s story can open up people’s eyes and make them realize that Pit Bulls can actually be very sweet and friendly! If you’re thinking of getting a pet, please consider adopting!

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.