I need some honest opinions here. I have recently moved out and had to leave Lilly and Radar with my parents (I coudn't financially care for 2, and they have been together for more than 10 years-not fair to seperate them). I would like a dog of my own, and have one at our shelter I love very much. He is a 1/2 year old Cattledog/Whippet mix, and fits everything I am looking for, except one thing. He is a confirmed chicken killer, that is how he lost his first home. This causes me great concern, as I do have a cat. However, he was brought in with another dog who we at the shelter feel was the definate ringleader of the chicken killing spree. This dog is sort of a wimp, and goes with the flow rather than making decisions for himself. He does not show any real agression toward shelter cats and can be left loose in a room with about 45 (under my supervision, of course.). He tries to play with the house cat. He would never be left alone with Puss for more that a few minutes, especially not in the beginning. He would be crated when I could not watch him, especially since he is not housebroken. Can I make this arrangement work, or will I always have to live with the worry that he will go after the cat? I do not want to crate excessively, that wouldn't be fair to him. This dog is extememly timid and his chances at adoption at the moment are not very good. So this is not a decision that must be made in the next few days or I will lose him. I think I can work on all his other isssues, but Puss was here first, and I could never put him in danger. As he is a dog at my shelter, I could also try fostering him for several weeks to see how it works out. There are so many knowledgable people on these boards, I knows someone has had a similar situation.