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A man accidentally adopted a wolf cub thinking it was a puppy

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An Arizona college student was offered the opportunity to live in a house that came with a free dog. He took it, only to find out that the dog was, in fact, a wolf, reports the New York Daily News

It didn't happen right away. The cub, named Neo, initially baffled his owner by avoiding eye contact with people, shunning doggie treats, and constantly needing to be with other dogs in the neighborhood. 

Eventually, neighbors who were sick of Neo digging under fences or jumping over them to hang out with their own dog approached the Humane Society for help. 

"I approached the couple and asked, 'You know that isn't a dog, right?'" said former Humane Society CEO Maureen O'Nell.

And so Neo's secret was revealed. 

It's illegal to own a wolf in Arizona without a permit. And so O'Nell had a conversation with Neo's owner

The wolf now happily resides at Wolf Connection, a sanctuary that houses over 50 other wolf dogs. 

Neo's photo is regularly posted to Wolf Connection's Facebook page. 

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