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Just recently adopted a 4 y/o male aussie-chow mix named Naches. We fell in love with him at the shelter but had to wait 3 weeks to take him home thanks to kennel cough and his delayed neutering. He was at a foster and upon the day we had to finalize the adoption the lady at the shelter shared with us that he had a bad interaction with the fosters cat. We have two cats and we specifically looked for a dog who would work well. He is a well-behaved boy, not a barker and pretty good with corrections. Anyway, we had hope since him chasing the cat was mainly due to the fact that they gave a "poor introduction". He has a squrriel alert but he can easily be distracted by us, he's friendly and actually assisted in socializing intaked dogs at the shelter. My family and I are willig to put in the effort to make our cats and dog get along but any advice or even shared stories could benefit a lot!
 

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Here?s a link with some very helpful tips. Just take it slow. Keep them separate at first. They need to get used to each other?s smells and sounds from a distance (doors, crates, baby gates).
Also make sure cat has plenty of perches, shelves or hiding spots if they want to be away from dog (once they?re introduced).
Do not leave together alone, unsupervised for quite some time, until you?re 100% sure they?re fine together.
Good luck!
https://www.americanhumane.org/fact-sheet/introducing-dogs-to-cats/
 
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