This is the information that we received from Atticus's current family:
Atticus is a 60-pound Lab mix that has been with us for about a year and a half. Unfortunately, after trying everything I can think of, it's become apparent that he and my older dog will not be able to stay together. They have spent the last year trying to decide who will be the dominant dog, and it has reached a point where I don't think it's safe to leave them alone together.
As for Atticus: he is almost 2 years old, and loves to be with is people. He is extremely playful, loves fetch and swimming. Though he could use some work on the ball actually making it all the way back to you.
The issue with my dog stems from them both being very dominant, and Cerberus (old dog) is very territorial. Atticus is good with more submissive dogs, but he definitely likes to be in charge. For instance, he loves my little female dog and lets her crawl all over him. The dog park is hit or miss. He can be a little bit of a bully and he kind of runs around and inspects everyone. He mostly just runs, but if another super dominant dog walks in we just head out. It's not worth the risk in my mind.
He's only been around one cat with me, and he ran up to sniff it and scared the living daylights out of the cat. It wasn't my cat, so we didn't test it further and just kept them separated. So I guess that's a long winded way to say "I have no idea if he likes cats or not."
He likes kids a lot. There are some kids in my neighborhood that he begs to play with when we walk. I think with training, he would be good for a family with somewhat bigger (the kids in my neighborhood all look to be older than 7 or 8) kids. I've only let him play with a few kids because I'm worried I'll get reamed out if he knocks them over trying to play.
If you are interested in meeting Atticus, please contact Jenna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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