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Old 12-23-2013, 08:30 AM
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My chi girl Pixie is living with me for six months now and right from the start I noticed that she loved cats. The second week I got her I took her to visit my best friend who has two cats. She got happily excited and cried out of joy! Unfortunately, the love wasn't mutual. And that was with every cat she met.
I always thought of getting a cat again, too. Even more since Pixie is so fond of cats. I grew up with a cat that didn't like me. She was a weird kitten with many unlikeable quirks and she's now an old weird cat. I still like her, but from a distance. She's 18 now and lives with my mom. I always envied people with cuddly cats that actually enjoy your company.

Next year there might be a chance that a cat may come into my life again. First, I have to convince my boyfriend which might take some time. But he loves cats, so there might be a chance indeed. He'll move downstairs into the bigger apartment of the family home, which has a direct access to the yard. So this would be perfect for Pixie and of course an outdoor cat.

So, my question is: how do I find a cat (preferably an adult) or kitten that likes dogs? Is this pure luck or can I help it a bit?
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We got our last cat from a rescue,the staff pointed out all the cats that were used to dogs,we picked a big fluffy one who's owner had died,she was the most beautiful cat,she played with our dogs and they would go bombing up the stairs together.There's also kittens at rescue
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Oh, I should've pointed out that I want a rescue. Pixie was a rescue, too.

I've checked local shelters' websites and either there was no info or a clear 'doesn't like...' . I emailed one shelter regarding a tomcat that I liked and they said, they didn't know. I called the shelter were we got our granny cat from and they said I had to come over. I was told that the majority of their cats either didn't like or even hated dogs.
It seems a bit a harder to find a cat that likes dogs over here.

Do you have any advice in introducing them?

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:13 AM

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If you can't find a cat over there,maybe a kitten would be better then.A kitten would be easier to introduce them together. All the cats we've had got on fine with our dogs.Here in uk there's so many cats in shelter ,you have your pick and so many kittens,because people can't afford to get them neutered.Hope you find one Good luck
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We have many cat's here, too. They outnumber any other pet in the shelters. For some reason some reason most don't like dogs. Maybe your cats are nicer? LOL
I'd like to give an adult cat a home as kittens will be adopted so much easier. I'm also fine with a one-eyed kitty or a three legged one. I guess I'll have to look a bit longer.

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maybe go to a shelter and have a look round.Huly has a one eyed cat and he's gorgeous.My daughter has 2 rescues,1 is frightened of our dogs when we go round and he hides the other just follows them around and wonders what they are.We would love another cat ,but we go away to our caravan a lot so wouldn't be fair to have one.Maybe i need an old homeless one to arrive on my doorstep (LOL)
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We have always had cats and dogs together. I have introduced mature cats and kittens into the packs. I also think you would be better with a rescue kitten. A mature cat can usually be introduced but in my experience it can take many weeks and more like months for for them to comfortably interact.
A kitten on the other hand usually is up for all kinds of fun and antics. You will probably just have to watch Pixie at first to make sure that she lets the kitten adjust to the new surroundings with out overstimulation.
I always observed the litters and looked for kittens that seemed interested in everything around it and was playful with litter mates and toys.
I'd go for it, will be so great for all of you!
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We got our siamese cat at 10 weeks, and she is fine around the dogs. Sometimes its a love-hate relationship. She doesn't like one of the chi's. Something happened between the two of them years ago, and they just tolerate one another now. The cat plays with the 20 month old pup.
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