Wolves and humans, some time ago, decided we each had something to offer. Thus the domesticated dog, and when the term "dog" is used, I mean "dog" as in animals weighing over 30 odd pounds. they got security, a steady supply of food, and a good chance to reproduce. We also got security, eager workers, and companions. I still feel some kind of deep connection to our past whenever I feed my dog from the table (sorry veterinarians). I get the same feeling when I drink water from my cupped hands. Go figure. This puppy was at a rescue zoo, where he/she was receiving excellent care.