By Charles Wade-Palmer
A rescue dog has not stopped smiling since finding a loving home and she could not look happier.
Amy Matsushima, 35, who works for a creative agency says Shortcake is so popular with her colleagues she has been adopted as the company’s unofficial mascot.
It would be hard to find another dog in the world who looks as pleased with herself as Shortcake has done constantly since she was rescued by Amy.
Amy said: “She’s very silly, full of sounds and playful when she’s not sleeping but even then she smiles. She really does smile most of the time.
Amy said: “Shortcake was found on the streets suffering from severe mange and a hernia. Her time was up at the shelter when Fresno Bully Rescue became aware of her.
“Fresno Bully Rescue didn’t have space at the time but there was something about her picture that they couldn’t say no to, so they pulled her into the rescue.
“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 only set up her adorable pooch’s Instagram page so her rescue centre could watch her progress but Shortcakes irresistible smile has won over more than 11,000 followers.
Amy hopes to move into a larger home for her and two-year-old Shortcake in Los Angeles, CA to have enough room to bring in another rescue dog to keep Shortcake smiling.
Amy said: “I’m hoping to get a house soon where I can foster and possibly adopt another dog
“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.
“Playing with other dogs and naps are definitely the two things that make her happiest so hopefully soon I’ll be able to move into a bigger home and help out other dogs in need.
“I started Shortcake’s Instagram account as a way to share pictures with her rescuers at Fresno Bully Rescue along with friends and family.
“It’s been great that she’s been able to bring joy to others, and to help spread awareness of the awesome dogs that can be found at your local shelter and rescue.”