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Hello from San Diego

Nix_x
September 19th, 2008, 03:07 PM
I am a new member and wanted to say hello.[br]I recently adopted another pet which is what lead me to join a forum, after staring at the millions listed on google I settled for this one (so don't let me down...haha) I've got an adult Female tabby who's been with me for 4 years and recently just adopted a 6yr. old male red nose pit; both adopted from private parties. They are both wonderful pets but my cat (Ember) has been around longer and hasn't exactly warmed up to our new dog (Rusty)...she declawed (she was given to me that way) but has not attempted to bat at Rusty, her hair stands up and she growls just a little bit. We've introduced them twice and its going okay, if anyone has any advice I am all ears :crazy:

Thank you!

***I wanted to add we've introduced them in the kitchen twice, but keep the baby gate up in the hall most of the day and during the night time (Ember gets the bedroom and kitchen access Rusty the living room) It's only been two days also.


P/S- Where do I go on this site to add a section below my post? To add a favorite quote or picture?.......

hazelrunpack
September 19th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Welcome. I have an orange patch setter named Ember...he's kinda grumpy, too. :D I've never introduced a cat to our dogs, so I've got no advice, but I'm sure others will.

Meanwhile, to add a signature to your posts, go up to Quick Links, then User Profile and Edit Signature. :thumbs up

TeriM
September 19th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Welcome to the forum :). Here are a few older threads on your question that might be helpful.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=55373&highlight=introduce+dog+cat

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=23443&highlight=dog+cat+introduction

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=6904&highlight=dog+cat+introduction

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=23443&highlight=dog+cat+introduction

14+kitties
September 20th, 2008, 08:05 AM
Welcome to the forum Nix-x! Darn, so much pressure!!!! We have to live up to your expectations. (I hope you read the forum rules then :D )
TeriM has given you lots of threads to read through. They will help a lot I am sure. We are a ton of fun and knowledge! :rolleyes:

Tundra_Queen
September 22nd, 2008, 01:24 PM
Hi

Welcome to the Forum!

I'm sort of in the same boat as you, except I'm introducing 2 kittens to a six yr old cat and six yr old dog. Good luck with your introductions. :-)