Meet Shortcake. This beautiful gal was rescued from the streets of Fresno, California and was in terrible condition. Poor Shortcake was brought to a local shelter, suffering from severe mange and a hernia and her stay there was rapidly approaching a fatal ending if she didn’t find an adopter. Luckily, Fresno Bully Rescue came to the rescue. Although they didn’t have space at the time, they couldn’t say no, so they pulled Shortcake from the shelter.
“She wasn’t in the best shape as everyone that met her back then said that she smelled like rotting flesh due to her mange, but with the care of the rescue and her amazing foster family she recovered quickly,” Amy Matsushima, Shortcakes adoptive mom told the Daily Mail.
After adopting Shortcake, Amy set up an Instagram for the pup so that the rescue group could watch the pup’s progress, but Shortcake soon became famous on the social media platform thanks to her contagious smile!
The joy of being mange-free, safe, and loved has left a permanent smile on Shortcake’s face!
No seriously, we’re not exaggerating. All she does is smile!
All. The. Time.
“I spent a lot of time online looking at shelters and rescues and when I saw Shortcake’s picture I could tell she was special. I made plans to meet her and drove up to Fresno from LA. Upon meeting her she was small but full of personality, and I knew she was the one,” said Amy.
Ah yes, nothing like a good summertime dip in the water. Shortcake is living the life!
Even when she is getting a bath with her bestie, Shortcake is all smiles!
Amy say’s Shortcakes favorite pastimes are playing with other dogs and then napping. Hey, those are favorites too!
Keep on sharing your bright smile, Shortcake!
It’s wonderful to see how Shortcake’s irresistible smile is changing people’s misconceptions about Pit Bulls one photo at a time.
Sadly, Pit Bulls have a euthanasia rate of 93 percent in shelters due to unfair stereotypes against them. Although they are just as capable of being great companions as any other dog, many think they are innately aggressive because they are commonly abused as fighting dogs. Years ago, Pit Bulls were even considered “Nanny dogs” because of their loyalty and gentleness toward their guardians.
If people would just give Pit Bulls a chance, these dogs can be very loving companions, and in some communities, they have even become heroes, saving people and their guardians from harm. Some Pitties even protect citizens by using their talents by working on a police force. And as we see with Shortcake, some Pit Bulls are just big love bugs who can’t stop smiling!
If you’d like to follow Shortcake and her happy adventures, you can follow her on Instagram. We wouldn’t judge you if you started an Instagram account just so you can follow her!
All image source: Shortcake/Instagram