Irish Wolfhound cross Pumpkin was discovered under a tree – in a hole – surrounded by her seven puppies.
That’s right, in a hole. Call it self-preservation, but that’s where rescuers found her in Chilliwack, taking care of her five-day-old babies.
This very thin mixed-breed dog also had a collar painfully embedded into her neck that required surgery.
Still, she was lucky.
The good folks at L.E.A.S.H. Rescue took Pumpkin and her pups into a foster home, allowing her to gain weight and wean her brood until they were old enough for adoption.
But now Pumpkin’s pups have all found happy homes, and she’s still awaiting her happy ending.
She may be a mama, but this energetic pup is only two to three years old herself.
An ideal home would be one with a large yard, because she loves to run circles off-leash. An active family is key because this large-breed pooch loves being outside: snowshoeing, hiking, camping, chasing a ball are all favourite activities.
Small kids aren’t ideal: Pumpkin is jumpy, and could knock them down. Ditto with small dogs. She likes to play but the 70-pound dog has proven to be better with companions her own size.
L.E.A.S.H. says she’d probably be okay with a dog-savvy cat in the home, but will give chase if they run.
Pumpkin has suffered some separation anxiety, but it has lessened with exercise.
This is a dog that will thrive with consistency, routine and training. But she loves her people and loves to snuggle up on the couch for a good Netflix session.
If this sweet mama isn’t your cup of tea, there are loads of other great pups looking for a home including: