My sister and I really want a third dog, and my parents are warming up to the idea too. My mom took my sister and I to Haven Human Society today to see if there was any we would consider getting. I really liked a young male black Lab mix there. The paper on his cage said he was a stray. I am just wondering if his temperament is good or not. I walked into the room he and some other dogs were in, and it was very noisy; lots of barking and howling. I was walking down the hall, and a 5-7 month old lab mix caught my eye. He was standing by the cage, and he was whining/barking, but not in a mean way. I knelt down by his cage, and he was trying to shove his paws through the opening between the wall and the chain link fence to get to me. After I talked to him a little he calmed down and sat, just looking at me. I began to walk away and he started the whining/barking thing again. Once I returned he got quiet, and was putting his nose up against the fence so I would pet him. I am unsure if this type of behavior was good or bad. He appeared to just want my attention, but I didn't get to take him out of the pen. Is he a good choice for a family dog, or will he always be really needy and annoying? Thanks!