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Strawberry the “Unicorn” Dog Finds a Loving Home and Brings Joy to Her New Family



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  • Strawberry, a 2-year-old pit bull with a unique appearance, was rescued by the La Belle Foundation from euthanasia after suffering from infections and lumps on her head.
  • Kristen Kuhlman, a mom in South Pasadena, California, adopted Strawberry and welcomed her into her family, despite initial challenges with her adjustment to a new home.
  • Strawberry quickly blossomed into an affectionate and beloved pet, fitting right into Kuhlman’s family, and her name was kept as it perfectly captured her sweet and loving nature. Her story highlights the resilience of animals and the power of love to transform lives.

Strawberry, the 2-year-old pit bull with a unique appearance and a heartwarming story, has finally found her forever home after a tumultuous journey. Rescued from euthanasia by the La Belle Foundation, a Los Angeles-based animal rescue organization, Strawberry’s story is one of resilience, love, and hope.

In April 2022, the La Belle Foundation shared Strawberry’s story on their Instagram page, recounting her challenging past. “Her skin was bright pink from infection, covered in mange and she had 2 large lumps on her head,” they wrote.

Despite her rough start in life, Strawberry’s gentle eyes and one-of-a-kind appearance caught the attention of Kristen Kuhlman, a mom in South Pasadena, California.

Kuhlman, who has always been drawn to adopting dogs with unique needs, couldn’t resist Strawberry’s charm. “She just had such gentle eyes and, you know, I had never seen a dog like her ever before,” Kuhlman said. “She’s very unique and recognizable and one in a million, one of a kind.” With a husband and twins at home, Kuhlman welcomed Strawberry into her family in September 2022.

However, Strawberry’s transition to her new home wasn’t without challenges. Having moved from shelter to shelter, she was understandably nervous and overwhelmed. Kuhlman recalls Strawberry being unsure of her new surroundings and occasionally crying at night. “We all thought, ‘Oh no, what have we gotten ourselves into,’” Kuhlman said. But with time, patience, and plenty of love, Strawberry blossomed.

Kristen Kuhlman

Within a few weeks, Strawberry’s true personality began to shine. Kuhlman describes her as the most affectionate dog who loves to play fetch with the kids and snuggle on the couch with her husband. “She fits right into our family,” Kuhlman said with a smile. “It’s been great.”

One of the things that makes Strawberry truly special is her name, which Kuhlman decided to keep. According to Kuhlman, the name “Strawberry” perfectly captures her sweet and loving nature, and it’s a fitting moniker for this unique pup who has brought so much joy to her new family.


Looking back on Strawberry’s journey, Kuhlman is grateful to have her in her life. “Strawberry’s been through a lot in her life,” she said. “But she’s a survivor, and she’s brought so much happiness and love into our home.”

As Strawberry continues to settle into her loving home, her story serves as a reminder of the resilience of animals and the power of love to transform lives. With her gentle eyes and unique appearance, Strawberry is a true “unicorn” dog who has found her happily ever after, bringing smiles and warmth to her new family every day.

Source: TODAY