Pumpkin the raccoon was just one month old when she was abandoned by her mother - but one year on, and she's part of a whole new family.

After she fell from a tree in the Bahamas - leaving her with a broken hind leg - her mother didn't return and the local shelter was unable to take her. So nearby residents Laura and William Young took her in and nursed her back to health.

Within weeks, Pumpkin had formed a bond with the couple's two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo. The three have a ball together.

The owners told Inside Edition: "Pumpkin considers the dogs her mums! She respects them when they have had enough rough play and she loves to cuddle next to them when she is tired!"

The owners added that she is very intelligent and entertaining, and loves to play with the pups.
Photos: Instagram

A video posted by Pumpkin The Raccoon (@pumpkintheraccoon) on

Responses to "Orphaned raccoon befriends two rescued dogs... and thinks she's one of them"

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  2. bmfilip says:

    That is so wonderful that you saved pumpkin. She/ he looks so very happy. Thank you for saving him & sharing this with us.

  3. Wonderful :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    You must be a saint to have all that white in your house and still have those precious animals living like kings and queens. Love it.

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