If you are looking for a new canine companion, a sign reading “free puppy” is really fortunate, and one you can never ignore. The lure that comes with the promise of a new pup’s all-around cuteness is enough to get anyone in the door. That was the story of a Tucson, Arizona man who adopted an adorable young dog named Neo.
But soon after the man took Neon the dog home, he started to get a strange feeling about the pooch – like he wasn’t what he seemed. He messed all over his new car and wanted constant, non-top attention. But his strange characteristics (although some are typical for normal dogs) continued, and became a problem.
Well, this article from GoodHousekeeping.com tells you why…
A free puppy may sound great in theory, but one Arizona man got more than he bargained for when his new pet behaved, um, rather interestingly. The young pup acted very nervously, needing constant companionship and peeing and pooping all over his owner’s car. That’s pretty run-of-the-mill for a puppy, but the dog also became quite the escape artist.
He’d dig under or jump over the fence to play with the neighbors’ German Shepherds, and when the owner installed a bigger barrier, the animal just chewed through it. Caught visiting next door, he didn’t respond to treats and avoided eye contact.
Soon the neighbors had enough, and brought the canine to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Even before they entered the front door, their suspicions were confirmed. “I approached the couple and asked, ‘You know that isn’t a dog, right?'” Maureen O’Nell, the shelter’s former CEO, told The Dodo. “They responded, ‘we were wondering.'”
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