Pumpkin is a sweet little dog that likes to lick you but doesn't like to be cuddled and is NOT a lap dog. However, she doesn't mind a belly rub while laying beside you, on her terms! She really likes her backside scratched, she loves the base of her tail scratched. She is very sensitive to human food, but is also a very picky dog food eater. She is obese due to her eating habits and lack of exercise. She plays with her food and makes big messes with it if you let her. We are unable to walk her. When taking her out to potty, in the yard, she won't go by herself. She insists that she must be accompanied when she's taken out. Yet, she doesn't run about and play in the yard. The only time she goes out, is to potty, but she doesn't always potty outside. She is NOT an outside dog. She is terrified of the outdoors at night, due to an outdoor experience from her young life (thunder, lightning, and howling coyotes!). Yet, she keeps trying to escape out the front door during the day, to an unfenced yard, to investigate the neighborhood. She comes from a very quiet home. She doesn't react well to a lot of commotion or noise. She calms down to low, soft music. We love her, but our disabilities have overcome us and we can no longer care for her. Hoping to find her a similar environment to what she has now. But she needs a more dominant caretaker to control her behavior. Overall, Pumpkin is a good dog but with strong personality traits.