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Pumpkin available for adoption at MCHS

Mixed Breed (Medium)


51.4 lbs

2 years, 8 months

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Pumpkin is a show-stopper with her bright orange spots and clear green eyes! This medium mixed breed, born in 2021, is 50 lbs of pure fun. Pumpkin is a total “people person.” She would love to be right by your side, taking part in all the fun adventures life has to offer. Pumpkin is an active, smart girl who would benefit from regular training and mental enrichment. She is food motivated and has already learned new tricks while at our shelter.

Pumpkin came to MCHS as a stray, so we don’t have any knowledge of her previous life. However, we believe she did not have good experiences with other dogs, as poor Pumpkin shows fear-based reactivity. Pumpkin gets along with friendly, easy-going dogs, and has a dog friend, Remi, at our shelter. She would need a proper introduction to any potential housemates. We promise though, she is worth it! Pumpkin is a volunteer favorite because she loves walks and does very well on a leash. She is also one of our few dogs who actually brings the ball back after retrieving it! Pumpkin wants nothing more than to curl up next to her person at the end of a fun-filled day. Give her a confident role model and she will be the best companion.

Cleared by Vet Clare

All animals receive medical care from our vet, Dr Clare Bartholomew. Animals are spay or neutered as necessary, in order to help reduce pet over population. This a full exam, vaccinations, flea and tick control and a microchip.

Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years and are now considered to be man’s best friend. However, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear and there are several theories about how they came to be domesticated.

One theory is that dogs were originally domesticated by early humans for their hunting abilities. Wolves, which are the ancestors of modern dogs, were likely attracted to the camps of early humans because of the abundance of food. As the wolves became more accustomed to human presence, they may have been domesticated and trained to assist in hunting.

Another theory is that dogs were domesticated for their ability to protect early human settlements. Wolves are naturally territorial animals and may have been tamed by early humans to serve as guard dogs for their camps and homes.

There is also evidence to suggest that dogs were domesticated for their companionship. Early humans may have formed close bonds with wolves, eventually leading to the domestication of the animals.

Regardless of the exact reason for their domestication, it is clear that dogs have played a crucial role in human society for thousands of years. They have been used for a variety of purposes, including hunting, protection, and companionship. Today, dogs are kept as pets in nearly every corner of the world and are beloved by people of all ages.

In conclusion, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear, but it is likely that they were domesticated for their hunting abilities, protective nature, and companionship. Today, dogs continue to play a vital role in human society and are an important part of many people’s lives.

Coming soon: common behaviors explained.

Most of our dogs receive Diamond Naturals Dog Food (dry) and Blue Buffalo (wet).

Coming soon: Information about common vaccinations medications, treatments and conditions.