This is Kobe and he is a rescued puppy who has found a second chance at the Black Dog Farm and Rescue in Texas.
Kobe is a happy little puppy who doesn't know life outside of this wonderful sanctuary where he lives.
He was born here after his mother was found in desperate need of help.
Kobe is showered with love and affection.
He has space to explore and to play, as a puppy should be able to do.
But life for Kobe wasn't always going to be so perfect.
His mother, Faith, had a very tough start in life.
Faith was found abandoned and pregnant, ready to have her pups without any help from anyone.
But somebody took pity on her and called Black Dog Farm for help.
The owners, Jennifer and Jim rushed out to pick Faith up and bring her to their sanctuary.
They found her in a rough neighborhood with a piece of plywood leaning on some bricks for shelter.
She was chained in the yard and was obviously getting no affection and very little food.
She was days away from giving birth.
With a few kind words, Faith was eager to get into a kennel and then into the truck with Jennifer and Jim.
But two miles down the road, Jim pulled over and Jennifer brought Faith up to the front of the truck to sit on her lap.
Since that day, Faith goes everywhere on Jennifer's lap.
Faith arrived at Black Dog Farm in Texas and made herself at home.
She gave birth to 6 beautiful and healthy pups.
Despite being less than a year old herself, Faith was a devoted mother to her little family.
She nursed them and watched over them protectively as they played and grew.
All six pups went on to carefully selected forever homes but Faith had found her forever home right here on the farm.
She has become so attached to Jennifer that she just would not thrive anywhere else.
And she makes the perfect ambassador at this little piece of Paradise.
Faith's puppy, Kobe, can be seen in this video as he is introduced to a new toy bunny.
Kobe is training to be a big, protective dog and he is testing out his ability to growl and drag his toy into his lair where he pretends to devour it.
There are few things as adorable as a tiny puppy pretending to be a tough guy!
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