"Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise." ~ Kobe Bryant
Kobe came to MPR through KCPP. Unfortunately, he was confiscated from a situation of neglect. Kobe had previously lived outside, chained up without access to food, water or shelter. That has all changed for good now that he is with MPR.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 10-14 months
Color: White and Brown
We are currently assessing a possible mild skin issue but believe he's actually on the mend. He might have suffered from neglect before his rescue but is improving since being with us. Otherwise, he is healthy and ready for adoption.
Very cute; very breed standard. Might still have a little growing up to do and should end up about average size for a male. He has a friendly and approachable expression.
Kobe is fostered in a home with two adult and two children ages 10 and 13. There's also two pit bull mixes in the home. Brandi is a female around age 12 and Major is a male around age 3. They are currently being crated and rotated, and have only met through the crate.
There's a 4 ft. fence, but Kobe is taken out on a leash currently. Kobe is kept in a crate when home alone and at night.
A Word From Foster Parents:
"We just brought Kobe into our home recently, but he appears to be adjusting really well. This is particularly true since he was not previously used to being indoors. We are taking him out regularly to get used to potty training, and he has had minimal accidents thus far. We are walking him twice a day on leash around our neighborhood. He is doing GREAT walking on the leash.
Kobe loves my own kids, and also wants to interact with every child he sees in our neighborhood, from large to small. We have walked him past yards with other dogs that were barking aggressively, and he was not alarmed in the least. We actually have yet to hear him bark!
We will continue to watch his behavior because it can take a couple of weeks (or more) for a dog to start and relax and show their personality. He loves to snuggle and is most concerned with being right by your side when he is out of his crate in the house. We are currently crating and rotating with our other dogs in the house, but he is out of his crate quite a bit. He is sleeping in his crate at night, and he has not had any accidents in the crate."
"We are still getting to know Kobe's personality, but at this time he seems very "chill." He is very laid back, particularly for being so young. He is responsive and is quickly learning his name. Because he is still young, exercise is important. We are walking him twice daily and this may be part of the reason he is so relaxed as well. He makes the cutest piggy snorts when you are petting him- and he snores like an old man LOL! We are in love with him so far, and believe he would make a great addition to a loving family."
Behavior with people:
Kobe is well behaved when meeting new people and immediately snuggles in and wants to be pet by everyone he meets. He is outgoing and friendly with everyone.
Behavior with children:
"Upon meeting my 10 year old for the first time, he sat in his lap and put his head on my son's shoulder- so sweet! My kids are older and he is doing great with them. Kobe has met younger children on our walks (toddlers) in the neighborhood and was very well-behaved as well."
Behavior with other dogs:
"I have not yet introduced him to our other two dogs. They have done fine meeting through his crate - No negative behavior thus far. He is nonreactive to other dogs in yards on his walks."
Behavior with other animals:
This is unknown at this time.
"I am working on crate training, house training, and basic commands such as sit and stay."
"Kobe is truly a lover. He is a typical pittie- he wants to be as close to you as possible and doesn't understand the meaning of "Social distancing!" Although he will still need exercise, he seems to be a perfect laid-back companion. His life started off rough, but in true pittie fashion, he does not hold grudges. He is ready to love a family that will love him back!"
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.