Hemi is a very calm cat. Loves to be around other cats. He has never been around a dog at all. Not sure how he is with kids as when Grandkids come over he goes in the other room. I am sure if he was around then and introduced the right way would be ok. He has never tried to hurt anyone. He is strictly a indoor cat he has never been outside since he was a kitten. He must be a indoor cat. He will talk with you. He will be shy till he gets to know you and his new surroundings.