This sweet Husky really wants to make friends with a cat. You can almost hear her saying, "Play with me!"

Please Note: Whether you already have a dog and are considering getting a cat, or vice versa, it is very important to think about their first introduction. By letting a loose cat and an off-leash dog meet each other in an open room for the first time, you are probably setting up both animals to fail. Instead, plan ahead and take your time.

Matching Cats and Dogs

*If you’re thinking of getting a cat for your dog or a dog for your cat, it’s important to consider both animals’ personalities. It may be helpful to look for a companion that has already been exposed to the other species in the past.

*If a dog attempts to aggressively chase, pin, pick up or otherwise “manhandle” any cat, it is best to not even consider getting a cat — or at least to proceed with caution. Additionally, a dog who growls, lunges at or obsessively barks at a cat would probably do best in a cat-free environment. Likewise, a cat who growls, swats at, runs from or hides from dogs would probably prefer to not live with a dog.

*If a dog loves chasing things, then a fearful, shy cat who runs away probably wouldn’t be the best choice, as it could trigger the dog to chase. Similarly, an energetic cat who runs and pounces would fall into this same category. A better match here would be a calm, confident cat who will not run (in fear or play).

*If a dog plays roughly, it is best to avoid kittens or elderly cats who can easily be hurt. Instead, stick to playful adults who are interested in play, but are also confident enough to take care of themselves. If a cat is rambunctious or playful, a dog that is playful, but gentle, could be a great option.

*If a dog or cat is elderly, laid back, quiet or anxious, then a calm counterpart would be best. Avoid rambunctious companions who may annoy, frighten or otherwise bother the other pet.


Responses to "Friendly Husky wants to be friends with cat (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Husky made every effort to play with the cat. At least the cat didn't run away or pounce on the dog. There is still hope...

  2. Anonymous says:

    Huskys are born to please I think they will get to be friends nice!

  3. Fili says:

    So cute....

  4. Anonymous says:

    Soooo cute!

  5. Anonymous says:

    What kind of cat was that? It has vey distinct markings.

  6. Savannah kitten, maybe??

  7. Ginny D. says:

    Did they ever become friends? At least the cat didn't run away, or did it?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh yeah, I think they will make it sooner or later.

  9. Alice says:

    The cat is a Bengal cat...;-)

  10. Tanja says:

    Very sweet. :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a Bengal cat. They are absolutely beautiful.

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