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Bo is mainly a Swedish/Danish masculine given name, derived from an Old Norse nickname, bua, meaning "to live". Also a variant the french name Beau, which means "handsome".

Background Info:

Bobo was initially adopted from MPR as a puppy but returned 2 years later after his family moved to a home without a fenced yard. He was raised with 3 young kids but no other pets.

Adoption Fee: $0.00
Sponsored by: Kendra Evans
Breed: Pit Bull/ AmBull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 5-8 yrs
Weight: 85-95 lbs

Health Condition:

Bobo is physically healthy as an ox. However, the poor guy suffers from some anxiety, mainly during storms and fireworks.

Thankfully, Bobo responds well to anti-anxiety medication and a structured life.

Physical Description:

A strikingly gorgeous dog. Bobo's eyes will melt your heart. He looks straight into your soul with pure love and adoration.

Things might be easier for Bobo if he wasn't so big and incredibly strong. He's solid as a horse and can be difficult to handle when he puts all his might into his muscles. We are working on training but he's a work in progress.

Keep in mind that he is a BIG guy at over 85 lbs.! And yes, he is as gorgeous in person as he is in pictures. A stunner!

Living Situation:

When he lived with his previous family, Bobo spent a lot of time in a large fenced yard. Stay-at-home mom with 3 kids under 6, was struggling to manage Bo's strength and anxiety. Bobo was more comfortable outside and did not handle crate confinement very well. Things became unmanageable for the family when they moved and Bobo lost access to a fenced yard, which was a safe outlet for his energy and helped release his stress.

When Bobo arrived to MPR, we quickly realized that being kenneled in a shelter with barking dogs all around him caused him much distress. Bobo was therefore moved to our meds room, which is in a calm area of the shelter, and he has been doing very well since then. He has access to a couch and is not destructive. He has his own yard, which he loves, and he behaves like a trooper. He never had any accidents inside and only barks when he sees something of interest through the window. The rest of the time he is quiet and very well behaved in his room.


The dog is incredibly sweet and charming. Once he has adjusted to an environment, he is content and chill. The volunteers adore him and he is an all-time favorite. He's overall a darling cuddle-bug and loves to show how smart he is with his tricks. Bobo has a way of reading just what you need, whether it be a shoulder to cry on, a kiss, or a silly nose boop, he's there to please his person. He will also be your little spoon and ultimate best friend.

To help him deal with long-term shelter life, we have enrolled Bobo in fun activities such as swimming and he does awesome. Car rides aren't a big deal anymore and even vet visits are more manageable. We are so proud of all the progress he's made. He's turning into a really outstanding dog.

Behavior with people:

Bobo is a very loving and friendly dog. He likes to follow you around but can find something to occupy himself and leave you alone if you are busy. He is well-behaved and polite (for the most part) but tends to jump-up on people when greeting his loved-ones. He is a passionate dog who's love for his family is as big as his heart.

Bobo was the guest of honor at our 2022 Gala and did amazing meeting all the attendees. He strutted around in his sunglasses asking everyone to look at him. The star of the show!

Behavior with children:

Bobo was raised in a home with a 5 year-old, a toddler and a newborn baby. As he got bigger.... and bigger..... and bigger(!) he became a little much for the small kids. Mom was also very busy with little ones and unable to provide Bobo with the structure he needed.

Since being with us, Bobo has met kids ranging from 8 to 16. He is excited but responsive with proper leadership and parental supervision.

Because of his size and strength, we prefer a home with older kids or adults for this sweetheart.

Behavior with other dogs:

Bobo is kept separate from other dogs at the shelter. While we don't think a home with adult dogs would be ideal for him, Bobo might be able to share a home with a younger female. Otherwise, he should be an only pet. His incredible strength needs to be taken in consideration. He could easily overwhelm another dog.

Note that we have taken him on walks with a 10-month-old female and he was fine with her. He seemed more focused on the walk than to interact with her, but showed no sign of aggression. He does react if he see dogs in the window though. He doesn't fence fight with other dogs unless they start it. In such case, he's a willing participant. A home as an only is advisable.

Behavior with other animals:

We don't recommend a home with small animals, such as cats.


He is SUPER smart!!!! He's a well behaved, well trained dog who knows several commands.

His biggest downfall is his incredible strength. "Hulk" would have been a better name for him. This dog should do weight pulling contests. Despite all our efforts, he still pulls on the leash so taking him on walks is challenging. Something to keep in mind.


Bobo can go on outings though and he visits the local dog-pool in Lenexa on a regular basis. He LOVES to swim and can even jump off the dock. He enjoys himself so much when in the water. We've taken him to the lake a few times and he did great on the pontoon boat.

Best Attribute:

Bobo is by far one of the most charming dog we've ever had in the program, and so incredibly smart. His heart is as big as his head, and FULL of love 😊 We are confident the right person will come along one day, and give him a chance to prove what an amazing dog he is under the right care. We can tell you that this guy is everyone's favorite at the shelter because of his incredible charm. He is such a good-time-Charlie and loves life to the fullest.

Adoption Fee: $0.00
Sponsored by: Kendra Evans
Breed: Pit Bull/ AmBull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 5-8 yrs
Weight: 85-95 lbs

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. ​Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.

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