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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking to rescue a cat friendly Doberman. I live in Miami. If anyone knows of good rescue organizations in the area, please let me know.
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Go one Facebook and check out "Dobie Ranch Rescue" out of Crystal River, Florida ......
I tried to provide the internet link.....but it keeps picking up some other pet find organization.
Facebook you will be able to see more details about the ranch itself......
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They do exist! Mine just ignores cats. My previous dobermans were NOT cat approved.
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Absolutely they do exist. I've had Dobes and cats since my first Doberman--1959. And they have all lived in harmony. Some of them were very bonded to each other and some weren't but all my dogs were cat tolerant and all but one of my cats was tolerant of dogs.

I have a puppy I borrowed who is presently being taught cat manners by the two cats who outlived their Doberman. (I borrowed the puppy because the cats and I all needed another Doberman in the house.)

Good rescues will foster dogs to make sure they are cat friendly or at least tolerant. And the fosterers are often the very best judge of cat tolerant dogs since they see them daily in living together conditions.

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You can certainly find cat friendly Dobermans. My rescue boy was great with our cats. My current dogs that I got from breeders as puppies are also great with our cats.

If you go the rescue route, be sure you're working with a very reputable rescue. I'd want to work with one that keeps dogs in foster care for a while before adopting them out so they have a good sense of their temperament. If you want a cat-friendly dog, it would be very nice if the dog is in foster care with a cat. Even then, be aware that rescue dogs do take a while to show their true personality - it takes time to really settle into a home.

That said, you still need to be cautious when introducing a dog to cats, especially Dobermans, who can have high prey drive. Lots of safety measures to protect the cat, slow introductions, being very aware of body language, etc. Best of luck to you!

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I would take it a step further and comment that even if you have a dog that is cat friendly, do make sure the cat has somewhere to go in every room (a high place to jump to, or an easy way out under the gate, if you have part of the house gated off) to get away from the dog, just in case. Our current dog (not a dobe), is cat safe--in fact the cat gets his way with EVERYTHING--but every once in a while the dog gets ramped when he's playing and the cat really seems to feel better if he can just take himself to a "higher level". And even the best of friends can get in a quarrel...big dog, small cat, rather makes the playing field uneven.
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