cat owners - a question

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  1. casablanca1

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    My dog absolutely loves cats. I'm not currently in a position to get a cat, but I will be in the near future. I was wondering, are there cats who actually like dogs? I mean, I like cats and all, but if I got one, it would be mainly for my dog's benefit - she'd be thrilled, they'd be company for each other while I'm at work, etc. Are there cats who seem to really like dogs as opposed to simply being able to live with them?
     
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    Yes, there are ;)

    My advice would be to contact your shelter and let them know you're looking for a cat that like dogs... It will probably take a while to find the right cat for you, but it'll be worth it :)
     
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    Well, yes. I know of many people who have both dogs and cats and they get along wonderfully. That is not so in our house, but we all survive!

    I suggest local rescues in your area.. call them, tell them that you are looking for a dog-friendly cat, I am sure that they would be more than happy to help you. And take your dog with you to the meet and greet to ensure all is well.

    Good luck!
     
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    Yup, and be prepared for all sorts of fun when you find the right kitty! Wrestling matches, races through the house, too many cute photo opportunities...

    We convinced some friends to take a stray dog we found; a few months later, we found a cat that needed a home so the same friends took the cat, too. The dog and cat became best buddies, played together, slept together, the cat learned to open the cupboard doors and pull out bags of chips which the dog promptly opened so they could have a feast...
     
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    Thanks! I knew there were dog-friendly cats, but I was curious whether some cats actually enjoyed playing with and hanging out with dogs. My last dog had a cat she took naps with, but they went their separate ways after waking up. Hen would not be satisfied with that, she'd want to be buds. I didn't know if that was something cats did with dogs, so thanks.
     
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    When you look to adopt a cat, the shelter/rescue will tell you if they are "dog savvy" or not. "Dog-savvy" is the key word, and is very important. If you get a kitten, it'll be easy to adjust a kitten to a dog
     
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    I agree you should start your search by looking at kitties who like dogs.

    My cats and dogs are very bonded. The kitties curl up with the dogs to take a nap and initiate play. They really do love eachother.
     
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    awwww I love dogs and cats that get along, I think it is adorable, those pics are great. I have seen pics of a cat cleaning her doggy companion, utterly adorable at how close they can be.

    I'd think a kitten would be easiest to introduce to a dog as play mate.

    My cat, as you said, just puts up with my pup; and not so much anymore, but she will hiss and chase him away. :(
     
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    My cat, Bosco LOVES my dogs, Dixie, Lucy, and Zoey! I hope you find a good kitty! :D
     
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    Believe it or not, their are different breeds of cats with different types of personalities, just like dogs.

    One breed that seems pretty well suited for dogs is the Birman. (Not to be confused with the Burmese.)
     
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    Check at your shelter and ask if they have cats who like dogs. Be sure to ask if they actually LIKE dogs, not just if they're "dog savvy", which could mean they know their mind, but are aloof towards dogs. ;)

    A kitten would probably be a good choice, they have an easier time bonding with new animals than most older animals. (If you go this route, I recommend getting two kittens . . . It's sooo much easier to deal with two than one!)
     
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    My kitty and the dogs get along great,the cat follows them everywhere..even eats with them.
    I have a shitzhu who LOVES any kind of baby animal...He'll try to make it lay beside him and he'll follow it everywhere and lick it. Hes done this with cats,other puppies, and baby goats. lol
     
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    Aww... all the pics are soo cute... I want a cat and dog that love each other... actually I would settle for any two pets to like each other...LOL... I have 5 pets and no two really love each other they all just kind of co exist, its sad.
    The Baby wants to play with and love them all, but they are teaching her the real way of the house is just to ignore each other:rolleyes:

    Elissa
     
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    A few of my cats LOVE the dogs. One of the Collies has her own kitty that follows her everywhere, snuggles with her and 'hugs' her. It's adorable.

    Cats that enjoy being with dogs do exsist, but be sure you get a kitty because YOU want one too, not just for the dog.
     
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    We have a cat at work who just loves dogs. Any time one enters the cat room for a cat test, she runs to it an rubs all over the dog. She is so bad that we put her up for the first part of the test, because we are afraid that she will rub on the wrong dog and get hurt.
    Of course we also have cats who see the dogs as public enemy number one.
     
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    i have two siamese cats. My older one absolutly loves my dog. He chooses to sleep with him instead of me. All three will curl up on my bed together. If you go to petfinder they usually say whether or not the cat likes dogs.
     

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