Orphaned Raccoon Named Pumpkin Lives With Dogs And Could Not Be Happier About It

Pumpkin the raccoon was rescued by a loving family and now lives happily alonside her dog siblings.

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What, is this not normal? Via Pumpkin The Raccoon/Facebook
What, is this not normal? Via Pumpkin The Raccoon/Facebook

In a very unlikely family story, an orphaned raccoon named Pumpkin has found a home with two dogs, and she might even think she’s one of them.

As reported by The Dodo, Pumpkin was only a month old when she fell out of a tree in Rosie Kemp’s backyard in Nassau, Bahamas. Kemp noticed her back leg was broken and she waited for the mother to return.

Day one!

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

When the mother never returned, Kemp decided to take her in and raise her as part of the family. A year later, Kemp told The Dodo, “Raising her was (and still is) a full-time job. They are so unbelievably intelligent, very aware, and I would say they are even able to express emotions.”


Pumpkin’s everyday shenanigans with her dog siblings, Oreo and Toffee, are chronicled on her Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram account, which has over 48k followers.


A lot of the posts even include photos of her snuggling up with the dogs, and generally being the cutest animal you’ve ever seen.

Note: Raccoons and other native wildlife are generally illegal to own in the United States. Also, as of 2013, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention noted that in the United States, raccoons are “the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species.”  Professional wildlife rehabilitators assist injured wildlife. — The Editors

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