When Mike Hettinger of New Milford saw the Daily Voice story about a surrendered German Shepherd puppy in need of a home, his first priority became adopting him.
Hettinger, left his job in Glen Rock during his lunch break to meet 11-month-old Max last week. On Sunday, three days after his 32nd birthday, Hettinger and his roommate Arthur Berg brought Max home.
"I had gone to the shelter a few times with the intent of trying to find shepherd puppy," Hettinger said.
"When I saw the Daily Voice article... I went to check him out."
After a few walks outside, Hettinger knew Max was coming come.
"He hasn't barked once since we brought him home," Hettinger said. "He hasn't made a peep -- he's just been going around sniffing and exploring.
"He is so incredibly well-behaved it's surreal."
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