Sometimes dogs don't present well when they're in a kennel. Actually, I'm surprised any dog presents well in a kennel. They have to deal with the stress and anxiety pheromones given off by the other animals. They have to deal with the boredom and isolation. They have to deal with dozens of people walking by their cages every day who might stop for a minute or might not but who all eventually keep walking by (except, of course, for the that one family who adopts). I think that's enough to drive most dogs a little bonkers.
Bobbi is a dog who doesn't present well in his kennel. He doesn't want to be in there. He wants to be with his person. He desperately wants to be with his person and whenever someone walks by and gives him a glance, Bobbi kinda freaks out thinking maybe this person is going to finally be his person. Bobbi doesn't realize that barking and jumping and trying to get someone to pay attention to him tends to do the opposite of attract and actually scares most people away.
Outside of his kennel, Bobbi is a really great dog. He's good on a leash. He's good with people. And he's calm. It's hard for me to say how he is with other dogs because at the shelter, he's definitely stressed so his behaviour around dogs will be different. He's also a bit of a chubster.
Here's a video of Bobbi lying in the main hallway upstairs at the shelter. There are cats in the glass room directly in front of him but he ignores them. When someone passes by, you can see his eyes light up. At the end of the video, when a new family walk up the stairs, Bobbi starts to wag his tail at their possible approach (but notice he doesn't get out of control excited).
This is what Bobbi is like when he's not locked up in his cage:
I just heard that Bobbi's got kennel cough at the moment so he's on meds and he's been pulled from general adoption until he gets better. He should be available again in a few days.