We rescued a dog from the local kill shelter and named him Max.  He’s smallish.  Tan.  Looks a bit like a coyote crossed with a dachshund.  He’s anywhere from 6 mos to 1.5 years old.  He was neutered, leash trained, and then abandoned.  Left in his yard to starve.   A neighbor dropped him off at a police station.   We’re into week two with him and he’s finally coming out of his shell!  This litte boy has no idea how to play.  It absolutely boggles my mind that someone would go to so much trouble and then ignore him.  Because that’s the only way he has not learned how to play.  He was ignored.  Exactly how do you ignore a puppy?  And why?