Orphaned raccoon befriends two dogs... and thinks she's one of them

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Rescued Baby Raccoon Pumpkin Acts Just Like Her Dog Siblings

Pumpkin the raccoon was just one month old when she was abandoned by her mother - but one year on, and she's part of a whole new family.

After she fell from a tree in the Bahamas - leaving her with a broken hind leg - her mother didn't return and the local shelter was unable to take her. So nearby residents Laura and William Young took her in and nursed her back to health.

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Within weeks, Pumpkin had formed a bond with the couple's two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo. The three have a ball together.

See adorable photos of Pumpkin:

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The owners told INSIDE EDITION: "Pumpkin considers the dogs her mums! She respects them when they have had enough rough play and she loves to cuddle next to them when she is tired!"

The owners added that she is very intelligent and entertaining, and loves to play with the pups.

Laura and William say they are lucky that there is no rabies in the Bahamas and there are no restrictions on having raccoons.

They say that Pumpkin has had all her vaccines and has been spayed. But they want everyone know that raccoons aren't pets and should be left alone in their natural habitats. Yet since Pumpkin didn't get the chance at first, they are making sure she has the best life possible.

The owners say: "She is a cheeky little thing but we love her dearly!"

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To learn more about Pumpkin's adventures with the pups, check out her Facebook and Instagram pages.

Also see photos of a family who lives with 20 raccoons:

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PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Rhodes' new born pet raccoons pictured on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle and Sean Rhodes take their pet Bobo Michelle Rhodes, the raccoon out for a walk on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes pictured feeding her new born pet raccoons at her home on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes gives bath to Bobo Michelle Rhodes, the raccoon at her home on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Rhodes' new born pet raccoons pictured on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes and her husband Sean Rhodes pictured with their pet raccoons at their home on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes takes Bobo Michelle Rhodes, the raccoon out for a drive on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes pictured with her new born pet raccoons at her home on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle and Sean Rhodes take their pet Bobo Michelle Rhodes, the raccoon out for a walk on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes takes Bobo Michelle Rhodes, the raccoon out for a drive on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes gives bath to baby raccoon at her home on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Pets raccoons pictured playing in the home on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: EXCLUSIVE. Michelle Rhodes, her husband Sean, son Jack and daughter Rosie pictured with Bobo Michelle Rhodes, the raccoon in the park on August 17, 2011 in Portsmouth, England.MEET the Portsmouth family who live in a three bedroom terraced house with 20 RACCOONS. From family nights in front of the telly to driving over to the local park the raccoons feel left out unless they are allowed to tag along. And parents Michelle and Sean Rhodes are so in love the bundles of fun that they think of them like their own children and spend £3,000 a year on their upkeep. However the raccoon-loving family forego holidays because no-one else can be trusted with the madcap-mammals. Mum, Michelle, 39, raises her raccoon family full-time while dad, Sean, 36, brings home the bacon as a business consultant while 14 year-old children, Jacob and Rosemarie both attend school. But behind the door of their home the Rhodes family have dedicated the last four years of their lives to raising a huge 'gaze' of raccoons - as a group of these comedic creatures is known- that all have the freedom of the home. (Photo by Nick Obank / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
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