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My name is Pumpkin!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Orange County, California - Pumpkin
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Pumpkin's Info...

I am housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Pumpkin's Story...
Meet little Pumpkin. Another tiny dog dropped off at a shelter. We were contacted by a shelter regarding a small one year old Yorkshire Terrier with medical problems that could not be adopted out to the public. Pumpkin was scheduled to be euthanized unless a rescue group took her in. When I saw this 3 lb tiny dog she was very underweight, had an arched back and had neurological issues among other health concerns. I would believe she had never been out of a cage as she could not walk. She was extremely malnourished and possibly being starved to death. She had big brown eyes & the cutest face but every bone on her spine protruded and she looked like a hunched bunny. When she tried to stand; her back legs couldn't touch the ground. They floated in the air as if she was doing a handstand but not intentionally. I watched her paw for her kibble and spin endlessly in circles. They had tried to give her food and water from a bowl, but she consistently tipped the bowls over making a huge mess, so they put the kibble directly on the pee pad for her to play with and occasionally eat. She couldn't make eye contact but the vet said she was not blind. That was in November 2012. Fast forward to March 2013. We feel Pumpkin is now ready to be adopted by an experienced dog owner. She has made remarkable strides in such a short time. She walks in the yard, she doesn't circle as much and she is much more calm. Pumpkin can not be spayed as she cannot have anesthesia. She still has extra puppy teeth, but again she cannot be put under for those teeth to be removed. She can never be vaccinated again. If you are looking for a playmate for your dog or a dog to take on walks, Pumpkin is not the pet for your family. She has had a couple of mild seizures but that was only when we first got her. She won’t be one to wag her tail and come when called. She doesn't play with toys. She doesn't give kisses. She may not be able to go for walks on a leash or learn tricks. What I can promise is that she will melt your heart. She will sit in your lap while watching TV. She rides well in the car. She is sweet and looks like a little puff ball as her hair is growing in nicely. Grooming is no problem and she’s easy to care for. My dogs now give her kisses as they sense she is calmer and approachable. I know there is someone out there that will be a perfect fit for this special little girl. Pumpkin's adoption fee is $175.00. An application is a MUST. Serious inquiries only.

Facts about Pumpkin

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Pumpkin, a Orange County Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier for sale in Orange County, or seeking a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Orange County.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Orange County already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Orange County breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier breeders who help with Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Orange County paves the way for another one to be saved.