On the surface this would seem like a difficult mistake to make. Caroline Picard on what could happen when you get a new pet:
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.
Humane Society to owner:
You know that isn’t a dog, right?
The dog Neo is a wolf.
Neo is actually what’s called a “high content wolf dog,” meaning he’s an interbred mix of the two species, but his physical features, behavior and communication style align more closely with a wolf. Not only does Neo have a coarse coat and long legs, but he also acts exactly like pack animal. His urge to escape came from a natural need to find his family.