A boy finds out that the “puppy” he adopted was really a baby wolf.


A guy from Tuscon, Arizona, went to knock on the door after seeing a “Free dog” sign on the residence. He knew he had to adopt the little man the instant he laid eyes on him, his huge amber eyes and perky tiny ears. The puppy, whom he decided to call Neo, proved to be more of a handful than he had anticipated. Neo was challenging to housetrain since he was often extremely hesitant and insisted on having all of the man’s attention, which was challenging for him as a full-time worker and student.

Neo would usually be left in the backyard when the guy left the home, but the puppy would not remain still. To go into the neighbor’s yard and play with their dogs, the puppy would either climb over the fence or dig a way out. Neo quickly chewed through the taller fence that his owner had constructed.

Neo had little interest in socialising outside of his owner, yet he was always hanging out with the neighbor’s dogs because he had a wolf-like yearning to locate his pack. Neo’s visits were first accepted by the neighbours, but as he became older and more bothersome, they finally decided they’d had enough.

Neo was put on a leash by the neighbours, who then drove him to the Humane Society. They were hoping the shelter would be able to house him while they negotiated a solution with the owner to curb the dog’s behaviour.

When they first arrived, a worker who was waiting outside the building saw Neo and realised right away that he wasn’t a dog. One sign was his long, lean frame, but the thing that really got to her was the way he shyed away from others.

When she questioned the bewildered-looking owners how they knew there wasn’t a dog on their leash, they acknowledged having doubts. The Humane Society investigated Arizona’s wolf dog ownership regulations and discovered that obtaining a specific permission was necessary for lawful possession of these animals.

To find out whether they could accept Neo, they made the decision to contact Wolf Connection, a rescue and refuge for wolf dogs in California. Fortunately, there was room, and all the Humane Society needed to do was contact Neo’s original owner.