Wally was semi-feral when we 1st got him and he had an embedded collar, and it has taken awhile for him to become the boy that he is today. He has not been around cats so I have no idea how that would go. He is timid and takes just a bit to warm up. I think children would be fine as long as they are older and respectful. I really have no idea what his breed is but it is some type of hound for sure. He did great at a recent adoption event and is good with other dogs. He is being fostered in VA Beach if you would like to meet him.