English Bulldog and Labrador Are Sweetest Buddies to Neighborhood Cat

It's always special when you have neighbors you can get along with, and that goes for humans as well as animals. In the following clip you'll see how a sweet English Bulldog and Labrador are the best next door neighbors to a friendly cat named Oliver.

This entire video is absolute friendship goals!

The cute video was shared by the TikTok account for @englishbulldog_emmie and people can't get enough of this adorable little crew. One user commented, "I had a cat start coming over about 3 months ago at night… he’s fully moved in now & sleeps in my bed. One day just stopped going home." Another added, "I love neighbors like you! The ones that love everyone's pets like their own." Someone else responded, "I would die for these guys!! Soooooo adorable I cant take it! And kudos for making Oliver feel at home!"

Related: Our Dog 'Adopted' His Very Own Kitten & Now They Can't Live Without Each Other

If you have been considering adding your very own Oliver cat to your family of dogs, here are some tips for making that transition easier for everyone involved.

 

How To Introduce Cats and Dogs To Each Other

How to introduce cats and dogs. <p>VP Photo Studio/Shutterstock</p>
How to introduce cats and dogs.

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Before you even think about introducing your new fur baby to your old fur baby, make sure they have separate living spaces. Each pet should have their own "territory," so to speak, with their own bedding, food bowls, water bowls, and litter for the cat, so they can feel like they have a safe place.

Before you introduce them in person, you can prepare them by scent swapping. Rub a clean towel or blanket on your cat and put it in your dog's sleeping area, and vice versa. That way they can get used to each other's scent.

When you're ready for the first meeting, it helps if you have another human to hold your dog on his leash while you hold the cat or have them on a harness. If they seem calm and okay, let them smell each other. Give treats and lots of praise. If the dog barks or growls, separate the animals and try again later.

Gradually increase the time of supervised interactions between the dog and cat, always making sure the cat is safe. Be patient, give them time to get to know each other.

An excellent thing to consider is your local shelter may have a cat for adoption that has lived with dogs before and gets along well with dogs. That way it will be way less traumatic for the cat to get acclimated to their new dog friend!

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