A stray dog became a favorite online for his love for a stuffed unicorn. He was quickly adopted, according to animal services.

The dog repeatedly tried to steal the same purple unicorn toy from a store. Later, he was taken to a North Carolina animal shelter on March 21. The officer that was called in to take the animal was kind enough to buy the toy for the dog.

A local photographer named Shannon Johnstone took shots of the dog, whose name is Sisu, and his stuffed toy. He said that Sisu had broken into a local Dollar General Store five times to steal the exact same purple unicorn, reported ABC57.

"This is what happens when you break into the dollar general consistently to steal the purple unicorn that you laid claim to but then get animal control called to lock you up for your B & E and larceny but the officer purchases your item for you and brings it in with you," read a Facebook post by Duplin County Animal Services.

The shelter also described Sisu as “very vocal” and very obedient with people. The post got numerous likes and comments, and Sisu soon got adopted.

"He went straight for the unicorn, the same one every time," said Joe Newburn, a supervisor at Duplin County Animal Services. "It was so strange, one of the strangest calls I've ever dealt with," he added.

Workers at the Kenansville store told animal control officers that they caught the Lab mix entering the Dollar General store every time a customer stepped out. Whenever the stray dog got in, he went to grab the same unicorn toy. "Finally, they had to lock the door and called us," Newburn told People.

Samantha Lane, the officer who responded to the store's call, bought the $10 toy for the dog.

Newburn shared that the dog was happy to leave with Lane once he had his stuff toy. Lane took the dog to a Duplin County Animal Services shelter, where workers named him Sisu after the dragon cartoon character in Disney's film, "Raya and the Last Dragon."

"The only thing we can think is that he came from a home where he had a similar stuffed animal or kids in the home did," Newburn said.

No one has come forward to claim him as of now.

"It's so sweet. It's amazing. I mean, he's obviously super smart, and even when we got him to the animal shelter, he's been very obedient. He sits, shakes. Someone should be looking for him," Newburn said.

"I don't know of any other reason why he would focus on the unicorn other than he had one at home. If the store had called and said he tore open dog food, that would make more sense but not hunting for a purple unicorn."

According to a Facebook post from Duplin County Animal Services, Sisu has an adopter.

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