I am going to try to keep this short ... My DH found a dog wandering in the road, he (the dog) was almost hit by a car and it was raining so DH brought him home and have kept him for about a week and a half now, his current name is Colt.
I had him scanned for a microchip, posted a found dog add on CL, posted signs near where he was found, and in all the animal related places around town. We live just outside of a rural town and I have had multiple people tell me they think he was dumped because they had seen him before and to just keep him. At this point I am convinced he was dumped because he is potty trained, knew how to sit, and has most basic manners.
Here is the problem, we can't keep him. We already have 3 dogs ranging in size from 60 lbs - 100lbs. This guy is 65lbs and according to the vet less than a yr old. Even if I could handle caring for 4 big dogs my wallet can't.
I have been asking friends if they know anyone who would be able to take him, and the Mother of one of my good friends is really interested. She is a really good lady and I know that she is good to animals. Problem, she has a cat and I have no clue if this guy is good with cats. I also don't know anyone around me who has a cat well enough to "test him out". The only option I can think of is the vet. They have an office cat who was around the day I took him in. Colt barked and acted upset but I feel like that was mostly because he didn't know what that was and he was being poked at the same time.
All that to ask, how do I find out if a dog is good with cats? And does anyone have tips on finding a home for a dog?
I really wish we could keep him, I have a "courtesy posting" add right now on the website for the rescue we fostered with. When I saw it on the website I got a knot in my stomach. I don't know how I am going to let a stranger take him
Colt the day he came to our house