Sam is a complete sweetheart! He does need some work on his manners‰'Ű| especially when it comes to food on the counter. He will snatch it and hide to devour it and then act like nothing happened‰'Ű| walking away and looking at you with big puppy dog eyes and all. He will come, he will sit and if you tell him to, he will pray before his meal. He is gentle with his treats and as far as walking on a leash, it takes him about 3 minutes, every time, to remember he's not allowed to pull. Sam is potty trained to use a dog door and generally sleeps in bed with whoever goes to bed first. And, he truly believes he is a lap dog and if you're sitting there, he loves to snuggle his head in as close as he can possibly get while trying to figure out how to crowd into your lap - he definitely wants to share your bubble; however, he knows what it means when he's told 'that's enough' and will back up. Sam has been raised around other neutered male dogs and does fine with them but, we do have his dad and there is major jealousy between the two (generally over mom) - the majority of the time they are fine but once in awhile they decide to get loud with each other. He's also been around another neutered male dog and has no issues with him and he couldn't care less about the two spayed female dogs he's been around. Sam has not been around any cats and I'm not sure how that would go. We do have kids of all ages (age 8 to teenager) running through the house, his people as well as strange kids that seem to just appear at meal time and he does not have any issues with them. He is protective of mom (after all, he was born on her foot! :)), and will place himself in front of her when he's unsure of the situation. I feel he'd be a great dog for any couple but would fall quickly into place and routine with a new mom that understands the breed. Due to divorce, mom has to get some control and due to no fault of his, with what little bit of energy she has left, while juggling this craziness, has to be dedicated to her human kids. Adoption fee is refundable with proof of vet visit.