CHICAGO (CBS) — The Shedd Aquarium has adopted its fifth rescue dog, as part of its ongoing effort to demonstrate how to build strong relationships with animals.
Kobe, a 3-year-old Dogo Argentino mix, was found thin and dirty in Kendall County in 2013, and was on the euthanasia list until he was taken in by Lucky Dog Rescue, a volunteer-run animal rescue group. It was suspected he was a junkyard dog, because of how thin and dirty he was, and because a rope was tied around his neck when he was found.
After nursing Kobe back to good health, and training him, Lucky Dog Rescue found him a foster family, but he apparently had a little too much energy for them, and the Shedd ended up adopting him for their “One World” program.
At the Shedd, he’ll get further training through positive reinforcement before joining the “One World” show, which showcases human connections to animals.
The Shedd has two other rescue dogs – Dory, a female shepherd mix; and Marlin, a male chocolate Lab mix. Two other rescue dogs that had been taken in at Shedd have since been adopted by loving families.