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Q: How should I introduce a dog and cat so they will get along together in my home?
A: While they are different species with different social behaviors and structures, dogs and cats can be great buddies.
When you already have a cat at home and are adopting a dog at Stafford Animal Shelter, we test the dog with a cat in a controlled environment to see how the dog reacts first. The cats for these tests are chosen not because they are necessarily fond of dogs but because they don’t run when they see a dog. Nearly every dog’s instinctual ‘prey chase’ response is triggered by a cat running from them.
Q: I want to get a friend for my rabbit; how does one choose a bunny buddy and what’s the best way to introduce them?
A: Did you know Stafford Animal Shelter is the only Shelter in the region that takes in, and adopts out, rabbits? Keep an eye on the “other pets” on ourAdopt Me! page and their photos and profiles will be posted when they are available.
To answer your questions, male and female pairs tend to do the best in bonding (then two females together, then two males, which is usually difficult). It does take a bit to see if they will work together; never just put them together and hope for the best.