I am a stay at home mom to a 4 yr old & 2 month old boys. We have a mini beagle. She loves other dogs and is very friendly. My 4 yr old loves dogs too. We have a big yard that is fenced for them to run around in. There is a doggy door that leads to the backyard that fits small dogs. I can watch your furry friends if they are good with kids & small dogs!