From the Spokane County Sheriff's Office:
Early Monday morning at 4:12 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Melville was in the last couple hours of his 12 hour shift when a call was broadcast over the radio of a male who appeared to be abandoning puppies in the roadway at Thierman and Appleway.
Deputy Melville, who happened to be right down the road when the call came out, began checking the area. He did not locate the suspect vehicle but he did locate one puppy. With the puppy safely secured in his vehicle, he continued to check the area for any other puppies, or the suspect, but was unsuccessful.
The puppy, being very young (as well as very cute) immediately began to try and befriend Deputy Melville. With his shift at an end and realizing any attempt to resist the charm of his newfound furry friend would be futile, Deputy Melville brought the puppy home to give it food and water.
At last report, it appears this adorable puppy may have charmed his way into a very good home and is doing well.