Even normal puppies are known to be a handful when growing up. But by the time Trigger was 5 months old, his owner came to realize that he was far from an appropriate family pet, according to Colorado's W.O.L.F. Sanctuary.
"She loved the little pup and had a very strong bond with him; however, after doing extensive research on wolf dogs, she realized that Trigger would never be happy or healthy in her home," the sanctuary wrote on its website. "Trigger had already eaten part of a wall and she was forced to keep him in a wire kennel in her bedroom while she was at work."
His former owner knew that it would only be a matter of time before Trigger chewed his way out of his kennel. Furthermore, Trigger engaged in dominance behaviors with her senior dog, hinting at potentially dangerous confrontations down the line.