I REALLY WANT THIS DOG, COULD I? SHOULD I?  

spunky11961 55M
37213 posts
8/30/2006 4:38 pm
I REALLY WANT THIS DOG, COULD I? SHOULD I?


Recently I did a post about spending the day at work playing with a dog....
Now that dog's owners are moving away,and They can't take him with'em,They just offered him to me! He's a beautiful German sheperd,only a year old. I'd love to have him,but he's got one little flaw.They told me he hates cats! I've got the two,Henri and Tiffy,so I can't take him!

Kilo's his name,he's got till tomorrow to find a home.
Our Shelter here is full,they can't take him.
Tomorrow Kilo goes to the Pound,That's a three day death sentence here! Once Kilo goes in, He'll never walk out alive.....

Now I'm asking myself,Do I risk taking him and keeping him outside? I can't just let him die...
Should I take him, and maybe find him a home?
What if Mom lets the cats out again?
I got all these questions running through my mind but no answers....
All I know is I can't stand by and let this dog die...

~spunky



~spunky


silverbreeze2 65F

9/1/2006 8:03 am

    Quoting wonderouswanger:
    Any man who calls their cats Henri and Tiffy?- I don't think a German Shephard is a wise choice mate....
And what is wrong with cat names of Henri and Tiffy "Mate"??

What do you name a cat, "Chainsaw" and Flame Thrower"??

A cats name doesn't have anything to do with what kind of dog you have.

Keep it real.


spunky11961 replies on 9/1/2006 8:59 am:
Thanx Silver You are a real friend

wonderouswanger 52M
3 posts
8/31/2006 3:16 pm

Any man who calls their cats Henri and Tiffy?- I don't think a German Shephard is a wise choice mate....


spunky11961 replies on 9/1/2006 8:57 am:
Your opinion here is always welcome,as are you,but next time read back a bit, do the research parse,Then You'll see the fallacy in your words here

VCF1962 105F

8/31/2006 1:06 pm

Take Kilo in - but get some puppy training classes going with him. I think you'd all be one happy family after a while - or they would all at least tolerate each other if nothing else.

Good luck with your decision.

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spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:36 pm:
Thank You V! I'm thinking if I can still get him that I'll try to get him a new home first then if not, the training and classes sound great

ButteryDelight 58F

8/31/2006 11:41 am

what a tough decision, spunky. i would take him anyway and try to find another home for him while looking out for the kitties as best as you can. Tie him up might work too as he wouldn'y be free to chase your cats.

Buttery Delight


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:32 pm:
Thanx Buttery,We're thinking alike here,That's what I plan to do if I can get him!~ He'll adapt to being outside I'm sure!~

IAmRubytuesday 55F
3193 posts
8/31/2006 10:27 am

Aaw Spunky - what a dilemma! Maybe he just hasn't been socialised with cats? i know how you feel - i'm a sucker for animals, just like you are. I'd take him. xxx

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spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:30 pm:
Thanx Roobs, I plan on trying to do just that if I still can get him, Either find him a home or try to retrain him!~ If he's outside and the cats in maybe it'll work out!~

economickrisis 55M

8/31/2006 5:24 am

Mate.... I think its worth a try.

German Sheps are among the best breeds and make really dedicated loyal friends.

A GS doesnt reach maturity till its almst 2 yrs old. They are very easily trained, exceptionally intelligent. The dog can be trained to be friendly with the cats. Not sure about the cats though.

If it doesnt work out, you can find him a safe nes home.


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:25 pm:
Thanx Friend, exactly how I feel there,they are an exceptional breed for sure! Worth a shot just to keep him from being destroyed!

freetime648 52F

8/30/2006 11:44 pm

Spunky.....I would hate to be in your shoes, which I have been before. I think Henri and Tiffy would exact revenge on you if you brought this stranger into their realm! BUT, on the other hand.......damnit....I am not sure what to say. If this dog is only a year old , maybe he can be "Re-trained" to not hurt cats! It would take time but, time I think you would happily spend if it meant that Kilo could live....think about that!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!


xx FREETIME648 xx


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:23 pm:
Thanx Free that's pretty much what I'm thinking,if I can get him and get him a new home I will, if not I'll try the training route,but he will have to live outdoors~ Better than dead!

kitchenfun1234 44M
1797 posts
8/30/2006 11:41 pm

    Quoting goodatpoetry2:
    Just tie him up outside while you look for a new home for him.
    Being tied up is no fun, but better than being dead.
    Your cats will know enough to keep away.
Wise words, like many above.
If you can take him then he's got a chance.
Dogs can be trained to tolerate cats
Could you take him with you to work?

Don't ever give up searching for the fun in life.


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:20 pm:
Thanx Friend,I'm thinking along those lines myself! I'm at least going to try to get him and if I do chain him in the back yard and try to get him a good home....unless he grows on me then I'll try training.....

goodatpoetry2 67M
13065 posts
8/30/2006 10:06 pm

Just tie him up outside while you look for a new home for him.
Being tied up is no fun, but better than being dead.
Your cats will know enough to keep away.


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:18 pm:
Thanx Man!~ I plan to do just that if I get him,I think I can get him a good home!~

ThatDamnCowboy 61M
10812 posts
8/30/2006 9:48 pm

It's a tough call, man. I think you should do what you can for Kilo as long as you can keep your cats safe. Trying to introduce them could end in disaster as all dogs aren't afraid of a few scratches. This old Dalmation I had was like that and all the neighborhood cats that survived learned to give our yard a wide berth. He was always fenced in his own domain except when on a leash or our trips into the woods, but there were a few cats that got into his 'space' and never got the chance to regret it. Don't chance it with your own beauties. I hope you can think of a way to save Kilo.

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spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:17 pm:
Thanx Cowboy,good lookin' dog there,Thanx for sharin' that! And I plan to do what I can for Kilo but My cats come first for sure!~

NickRules999 39M
9462 posts
8/30/2006 8:09 pm

This is a tough call. The pound is not an option if you don't want Kilo to die. You may either have to take him and train him to get along with your cats, or find someone that can take him. I know I'm basically repeating what everyone else is saying, but I'm pretty much echoing the sentiment. I have a dog. A black lab named Jack.

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spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:15 pm:
Thanx Nick,It's still all good advice,And I polan to try at least to get him a good home somewhere! Ya got a black lab named Jack? Wow as in Jack Black maybe? Really though I had one named Ebony,good dogs there!

Balibabe19 42F

8/30/2006 7:37 pm

has he been introduced to the cats in a controlled environment?
as he sooo young his behaviour with positive reinforcement methods could be improved around the cats?

never hurts to try....

best of luck!


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:12 pm:
Thanx Balibabe,I do plan to try,at least till I find him a good home,Better than letting him be destroyed!

silverbreeze2 65F

8/30/2006 7:13 pm

What can I say, I love all animals. But, your cats were there first. It would be unfair to them to bring in a dog inside that hated them. Cats are easily traumatized. On the other hand, a German Sheppard with it's thick coat would probably rather be outside than inside. They really weren't intended to be house dogs. If you don't have a fenced in yard and had to keep him chained, I don't think he would be real happy. These dogs love to run. But, if the yard is fenced, and he can run, it wouldn't hurt to keep him until you found someone that you knew would be good to him and had a yard he would be safe in. To let one run lose is not a good idea, for one thing, if it should bite someone, you could have a law suit on your hands. Not to mention the possibility of it getting killed by a vehicle.
One idea would be to get him, put a sign in your yard saying "Free" and if anyone stops, find out something about them. He may just get a good home and your cats would be happy too!


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:11 pm:
Thanx Silver that's what I plan to do If I can,Keep him chained and advertise him for free!

strongelk2006 53M

8/30/2006 7:02 pm

That sucks Bro,,,I would love to get a dog,,but ma said no. She has a poodle,,and she said that's all the dog we need. That really sucks,, because we don't have any cats and your dog could live here with me.

Peace,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,coolness..............N.B.


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spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:09 pm:
Thanx Bro, That's to bad there,but it's the thought that counts there eh? Kilo would probablely traumatize that poodle though

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
8/30/2006 5:13 pm

Can he be trained to get along with cats? My biggest concern is the degree to which the cats will be stressed out in the meantime.

It can be so tough being kind.

My guess is you'll chance it... good luck...

warm


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:03 pm:
Hey Warm,Thanx Man~ I plan to get Kilo a new home if I get him,and he and the cats won't meet! But he probablely would be trainable

Cozy_Red 50F

8/30/2006 5:11 pm

Your first responsibility is to your kitties, you have to make sure their home is safe for them, You know they will get out again.

Sorry~ cat lover here !
=^..^=~~~~~






spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 1:01 pm:
Thanx Cozy I'm thinking of Henri and Tiff first,If I do bring Kilo home He's outside till I find him a home~

sexyariesgirl 57F

8/30/2006 5:10 pm

You know what ya gotta do Spunky...ya gotta take him and if he doesn't get along with the cats then ya gotta find him another home! At least I think that's what your decision will be! Whatever you decide I know it'll be for the best.

Power To FOK


spunky11961 replies on 8/31/2006 12:59 pm:
Thanx Sexyaries,that is what I'm planning to do

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