My husband and I just bought a house and rescued a dog! Right now, Snoopy (our new beagle) is living with my husband’s aunt and uncle because we can’t have dogs in our apartment. Snoopy is living with several other cats and dogs and gets along with them well. The issue is our cats, Truffle and Cheesecake.
They are sisters and have been together since birth. We actually adopted them both because they were so close! But we’ve been spoiling them for a year and they are anti-social. Cheese gets scared when there are loud noises and will not tolerate company. I am worried if we move in, they will shun Snoopy or be constantly terrified. I am hoping that if we move Snoopy in first and let him calm down and then move the kitties in they will think he just came with their new home.
Do Homies have any advice for new pet siblings and scarde-y cats? -Gretchen
Oh man, we went through the rescued dog-meets-scardey cat thing in our home. It was NOT an easy task. It took YEARS of trying to get our cat and dog to get along. Two words to sum up the level of cat dramaz: projectile poop.
Homies, I sure hope you have had easier times getting scared-y cats and dogs to fall in love. Please let us in on your pet-friendly magic?