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Kobe has good looks and a great personality, and after three failed attempts at finding his furever family, he is more than ready and deserving of a home he’ll never have to leave.

At just 2 years old, Kobe has spent nearly half his life waiting for his for real furever family. He’s highly intelligent and energetic but lacked the proper training to channel his energy. Behavior trainers at the Wisconsin Humane Society began working with him the first time he landed at their facility when he was just a year old, and they quickly realized how fast he learned tricks and was eager to please.

“Our behavior team spent countless hours working with him one-on-one and quickly realized how smart and sweet he is. They focused his energy on learning new tricks and he picked them up in a flash,” WHS spokesperson Angela Speed posted on the shelter’s Facebook page.

Check out a video of Kobe by clicking here.

Kobe’s first guardian moved and couldn’t take him, and similar issues affected his second and third families. Maurita Jasper asked WHS why Kobe was allowed to leave with people with “housing issues.”

“Our adoption counselors meet with every client to talk about their lifestyle/living situations and discuss the responsibilities involved in adopting each dog,” Speed answered. “Unfortunately, we have no way of foreseeing what the future has in store for each of our clients. We’re bummed that Kobe has become a ‘repeat customer,’ but it’s only a matter of time before Kobe finds the home he was meant to be in.”

Kobe has won the hearts of every member of the WHS staff, but they’re ready to see him happy, healthy and loved forever with the right family.

“We love you so much, Kobe, but we can’t wait to see you leave here for good!” the post continues.

Because he’s large – 70 pounds – and so happy to meet new people, Kobe can come on a little strong, but he settles down quickly. With the consistent love, training and exercise that comes with a furever home, Kobe will only flourish, though WHS staff would prefer he go home with a family with children over the age of 13.

To meet Kobe, please visit the Milwaukee campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society. Call (414) 264-6257.