Dagmar is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1 1/2-year-old, 38-pound Australian Cattle Dog mix.

Dagmar is named after Dagmar County in Australia. When he’s in his kennel, Dagmar barks to greet guests. For a medium-sized dog, he has a big bark. When he sees a leash and realizes that he gets to go for a walk, he sits. If you sit on the floor with him, Dagmar will sit on your lap and lean into you. He’s okay if you want to hug him, but when you’re done, he’ll probably walk away and shake it off. Because of his enthusiastic personality, he will probably do best in a home with no kids under 8 years old.

Dagmar was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program. Before that he was a stray dog.

The $145 adoption fee for Dagmar includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log onto SDpets.org.