Arnie is a 9lb bundle of chi-mix love! We are posting him as "special needs" because he tends to be shy around strangers at first. He is actually very easy to foster but comes with a few "instructions." Arnie should be in an adult home and when introduced to strangers, Arnie does best if he is initially ignored and allowed to warm up on his own time. He responds well to positive reinforcement by his people. In light of his shyness, his social interactions in places like dog parks and other busy areas should be limited until he becomes more secure. Arnie plays a little hard to get at first but when he warms up -- boy does he warm up! He is the most loving, cuddly, sweet, kissy little guy out there. If Arnie could spend the entire day in your lap, he would be as happy as a clam. He's a bright fellow and is great with other dogs and we think he would be fine with a cat. He is potty trained and dying for his very own person to love!