Update: Pumpkin was adopted on January 7th!
Pumpkin's heart aches and yearns to believe in people, despite numerous failures from previous owners who abused her innocence.
She is a small Heinz 57 with a unique, lovely appearance that defies easy breed categorization. She is spayed, between 3-4 years of age, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.
Pumpkin is comforted by the presence of other sweet dogs and she is reportedly housetrained.
We rescued her from another shelter. She had been abandoned there reportedly due to separation anxiety, which is often caused by repeated abandonments -- losing those you love and fearing that more rejection and devastating loss is on the way.
But it is clear Pumpkin was also struck and screamed at. Trusting people again will take time and patience in an experienced, adult-only home with a steady lifestyle routine.
In addition, in addressing separation anxiety, while there are no instant fixes, it can be diminished as she builds self-esteem and confidence, and trust in you.
If you are gentle and blessed with a tender touch and manner, you may be the special one who will help Pumpkin emerge from her shell and realize her full loving potential.