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Old 06-24-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Absolutely!

I brought home a Dogo Argentino mix from the shelter as a foster dog and had 4 cats at home at the time.

Gwen wasn't sure what a cat was or how to behave, so it took us a few days but she wound up adoring them. Even caught her trying to force the kitty to take the tug toy to play with her once. Was really cute!

Just check local rescues for cats that came from situations with dogs. There are plenty of them.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Bristol, England, UK
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Wow! Really?! I kind of guess that is how Baker would be with a cat.. But im not sure especially when i see her wanting to chase a cat..

Yer I looked at my local shelters and there are a couple of good candidates!


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Absolutely!

I brought home a Dogo Argentino mix from the shelter as a foster dog and had 4 cats at home at the time.

Gwen wasn't sure what a cat was or how to behave, so it took us a few days but she wound up adoring them. Even caught her trying to force the kitty to take the tug toy to play with her once. Was really cute!

Just check local rescues for cats that came from situations with dogs. There are plenty of them.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:10 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I think it depends on the cat. We have five. One is strange and lives either under the bed or on the bed so she does not count.

The two old ones smacked the you know what out of the two puppies from day one. They all get along fine.

The two Siamese (idiots) ran like crazy when they saw the puppies and two years later they still run like crazy. In fact they basically live upstairs in my daughters room.

So, the two Corgis and the two old cats live downstairs in harmony. The two meezers are upstairs in their wierd world, and the calico is either on or under the bed.

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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Cats and Dogs are exceptionally politically correct. They work out their differences and determine their pecking order and stick with it. However, the general attitued towards kittens from both cats and dogs is that they are stuipd, bouncing off the walls and annoying. My personal opinion is to protect them until they become a little older and can assert their own place
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Who actualy knows the qwestion about chows not other breads
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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Are you asking if Chows are good with cats? You can't always go by what breed it is. Chow chows aren't usually said to be good with cats but there can be exceptions. When we got our first kitten, we had one dog who instantly loved her, and a Chow mix who didn't like her so much. She was about 10 at the time, so she was kind of mellowed and slower. I don't know if it would have worked out if she (the dog) was younger, or if the kitten had been pesty. The kitten didn't want to be near the dogs so that helped.
Whenever you first bring a dog and cat together, it's good to keep them separated at first with a baby gate or screen so they can get used to each other without actually being together. And don't ever leave them alone together until you're sure it's safe to do so.
Depending on the personalities of the dog and cat, it can be a lot of work to get them settled in together, but in the end they can often be good friends.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Wild_Spirited, many/most dogs will readily accept other animals 'in the family' because they realize their almighty owner (you) accepts them as belonging. It may only take a couple weeks for them to understand that.

BTW, love the name Baker, what kind is he/she?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I brought my Lab into a home with three cats who were all over 10. The dog was probably just under one at the time, but full grown. The cats weren't thrilled, but they adjusted. The dog never tried to chase them, and I established early on that the basement was for cats only, so he never goes down there and they have a dog-free space. My cats also were not afraid to slap the dog and so he learned that if he got too close he'd get whapped on the nose. It's been 4 years now and while they don't curl up together, they all tolerate each other and the dog rarely gets slapped anymore.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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I brought my Lab into a home with three cats who were all over 10. The dog was probably just under one at the time, but full grown. The cats weren't thrilled, but they adjusted. The dog never tried to chase them, and I established early on that the basement was for cats only, so he never goes down there and they have a dog-free space. My cats also were not afraid to slap the dog and so he learned that if he got too close he'd get whapped on the nose. It's been 4 years now and while they don't curl up together, they all tolerate each other and the dog rarely gets slapped anymore.
Exactly what I did. I brought in two (then, bouncy) Chihuahuas into a house with two older (slower) cats. I gave the cats a dog-free zone, and the cats put the pups in line when they needed to be set straight.

Since they lived with cats so early in their life, I imagine reintroducing a cat later will be much easier, had they never lived with a cat at all.

The pups no longer have cats in the house, but the pups definitely still clean their faces like a cat.
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