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adopting new maltese dog

by cathy

We are adopting a stray male maltese dog and need suggestions for names. please also if anyone has experience with maltese and persian cat? any suggestions on introducing to home/family/pets?


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On our main directory, there is a link to our list of over 2,000 name suggestions. If you can't find one suitable there, let me know and I'll email you another couple thousand suggestions. Good luck.

I've also just recently adopted maltese. Two of them. They came as a pair. Married, so to speak. I also have a Himalyan, which is similar to the persian. My cat is 7 yrs old, and basically ignores the dogs. They do bark at the cat but can't get to him, as he has access to higher ground. Good luck and keep in touch. Perhaps we can exchange helpful information.
-Teresa F.

We also have two Maltese (one adopted) and a Himilayan, Henry VIII. Henry had been with me almost two years before I brought Theo home as a puppy. The two are great pals, literally wrestling and playing chase. That cat is just as likely to jump out at Theo as vice versa. It is always great fun, too, when we leave the leash on for a while for our kitty to chase. Toby, who we adopted at 8, played a little at first, but chased Henry "too seriously" and we had to tell him no. Now, even though Henry tries to play, Toby will usually ignore him, but we have never had any trouble with the cat and dog mix. In fact,we joke about needing to get Theo his own kitten since Henry is getting a little older and plays a little less. Have you searched the archives or scrolled through the past discussions? Not too long ago was some great ideas for introducing rescue pets, such as meeting on neutral ground outside the house, leaving leashes on at first to be able to intervene quickly if needed, etc. I am sure that you should be able to find it.Good luck!

Cathy, I just brought home a little male rescue dog on Sunday. I have a 16 lb Siamese cat that came to live with me when my mom died a few months ago. She and my Lucy finally developed a tentative agreement to live in the same general space, but it took a about 3 months. Now that Carty is here, he, too barks the cat whenever he sees her. She has retreated to the utility room, but I think she'll get over it. I suspect these things just take time until everyone has their curiousity under control and figure out no one is going to get hurt.
-cathy brown

Since you say he was a stray, how about Damon, spelled backwards is nomad.
-Sandy in Michigan

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