An Arizona man mistakenly adopted a baby wolf instead of a dog, which quickly became apparent as the dog grew older

October 13, 2016 11:48 AM

An Arizona man somehow mistakenly adopted a baby wolf instead of the puppy he was hoping to get, only to discover that the animal gave him a whole lot more than he bargained for.

Neo came to Wolf Connection, a California-based sanctuary, after displaying a suspicious pattern of behavior that included not making eye contact, ignoring regular dog treats and most importantly, continually escaping his enclosure to play with the neighbor’s dogs.

Hoping for some clarity on his “dog’s” strange behaviors, the man who adopted Neo, brought him to a local Humane Society, where the animal’s true nature was quickly discovered.

“I approached the couple and asked, ‘You know that isn’t a dog, right?'” former Humane Society CEO Maureen O’Nell told the New York Daily News. “They responded, ‘we were wondering.’ “

Regrettably, it’s illegal to own a wolf dog in Arizona, and that’s where Wolf Connection stepped in.

“I told him I was proud of his decision,” O’Nell said. “His boy has a wonderful life ahead of him at Wolf Connection.”

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