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Old 04-07-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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OP might consider adopting a senior small dog. An older dog may be less likely to mess with the cat.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Was going to say the same thing - especially a middle aged or older dog who was raised w/ cats or has been exposed to cats in a foster home. Many pugs can be fairly mellow, would go to a reputable rescue to get their take on specific personalities etc, they will be honest as they want the adoption to be a success

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OP might consider adopting a senior small dog. An older dog may be less likely to mess with the cat.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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My dog (Dachshund/Cocker Spaniel mix) is very mellow, but he does get hyper at times.

I think it just depends on each individual dog. No dog fits 100% into each "typical" breed characteristic. When in doubt, go for an older dog. There's a reason I didn't adopt a puppy!
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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I think the bigger question is how does the 15 yo cat feel about dogs and how are you going to handle it if she hates the dog? What if she hides all day and night? She is an senior cat and may not be too happy if s/he has been the only animal in the house.

I agree with adopting an older dog since a puppy is going to want to play which means 'chase' the cat. I have 6 dogs and they all get along with the cats, but they also all chased them at one time or another.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Thanks. Petfinder is a great website.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: norcal
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Seriously, you can't go by breed they all have different dispositions and personalities. Typically, terriers are a small breed not known to co habitate well with cats. I would look for a fostered rescue and the foster will tell you if it does well with cats. If you go on Petfinder they have an icon that says 'no cats' if it applies.

I foster and always seemed to get the jack russels because untrained they are holy terrors, but what I found suprised the heck out of me. One was the typical JRT destroyed my house, a girl adopted him and she had to bring him back because her cat attacked HER sending her to the hospital because of the dog and he would stand at the basement door and bark non-stop because the cats were there. But the next to I got were the sweetest things and could care less if there was a cat in the room. So, even within a given breed you can't pinpoint whether they will or won't get along with cats. Look at the rescue and shelter dogs available in your area on Petfinder and that will help you with your search. You don't have to put a breed in there to get a list of all dogs available in your area.

lol...i have a jack russell. hes can be a terror, but hes the sweetest thing...he just sometimes picks the wrong things to chew on though...its not as bad now that hes older though lol. hes afraid of one of my cats...but if the cat sneezes, he goes and checks on him....he'll just perch up on the chair the cats in and look at him then go about his business lol. he likes to chase my outside kitty all over the backyard though...i think he honestly thinks they're friends lol.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Here is one of the cutest examples of a terrier co habitating with a cat:


YouTube - DOG FALLS FOR CAT♥
That is the most heartwarming video I have seen in a long time. Thanks for posting!
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: norcal
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Here is one of the cutest examples of a terrier co habitating with a cat:


YouTube - DOG FALLS FOR CAT♥
awww, they're in love! so cute! i would rep you for this but it appears ive already given you some recently lol.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Great video. The world is upside down: dogs and cats living together in harmony. What next!
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Cavalier King Charles Spanial - the most laid back small dog's I have ever seen. I don't own one though but we have a rescue in this area so . . .several around.
I'll second the recommendation of a Cavalier. I have one. As others have said, there are always exceptions, but in general, it's a pretty mellow breed for being a small dog. And thinks everyone should be his friend... two feet or four.
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