While responding to an unrelated call at the shelter, Officer Marcus Montgomery was shown the puppy at the urging of a PAWS supervisor. According to Montgomery, their connection was instantaneous.
"She brings me this li'l guy, chill, no whining, no barking, just chill," wrote Montgomery on image-sharing site Imgur. "So I get to hold him and he immediately curls up in my arms."
Montgomery says he and his girlfriend now intend to foster and adopt the pup, a process they have experience with, having previously taken in a pit bull named Vader from PAWS.