Lady ShortCake! From living in the streets to Becoming IG Star

Lady ShortCake! From living in the streets to Becoming IG Star

Pre-and post-rescue photos of a dog, or its adoption, can move the strongest characters. The story of Lady Shortcake is one of those. Affected by a severe mange, with her skin open and aching, she hadn’t been caressed in months, perhaps years.

This little caramel-colored Pitt Bull, which ran through the streets of Fresno in search of something to eat and perhaps some hope. On tops of being a Pitbull, a breed with an unfounded reputation, her skin condition diminished the chances that someday something, or someone, could change her destiny. In his face, however,  never lacked a great and affectionate smile that would turn to be the beginning of a life full of love.

Amy Matsuhima, a Los Angeles-based publicist, stumbled across the “Lady Shortcake” smile on an online adoption site and did not hesitate. She drove all the way, almost 4 hours behind the wheel, to become the mother of this beautiful pitty that has won the heart of a huge amount of followers.

With more than 22,000 followers the adventures of @TheLadyShortcake, the almost permanent smile on her face also conquered Matsuhima’s work companions who have given her the title of “official pet” in the advertising agency. Car rides, sleeping, waves splash … are all reasons to show happiness for this beautiful dog who’s living the fullest her second chance.

Here’s a video compilation of the happiest moments in the life of Lady ShortCake, from here our congratulations to Amy: Without a Doubt, adopting is always the best option when it comes to bringing a dog into our lives, Congratulations for all your effort and dedication. May you enjoy many happy years together. Keep on smiling!

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Hi! My Name is Nataly and I´m in a long serious committed love story with both of my rescued dogs: Frida and Amelia. I use the time that's left, between fetching balls at the park and tummy tickling, to collaborate here at with heart melting dog stories and tips to take better care of our furry friends. I’m also developing a career as a Fashion-Beauty writer and Makeup Artist. Follow me on IG: Soy_nats to meet my babies and check some of my work. High Paws!

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