My family and I are going to get a dog, but we need help choosing a breed because we have three cats. Also because my step brother who stays with us every other weekend is allergic to dog saliva. Basically we need a dog that will get along with one big, fat, lazy, sweetheart cat, one lovable, naughty, diabetic cat (also big and fat), and one cute, little, scaredy-cat kitty, and doesn't drool or lick very much. I would appreciate your help a lot. Thank you!
most puppies can be taught to live with cats, Shelter and rescue dogs can also do fine. Alot of foster homes can have cats, so rescues and shelters can lead you in that direction.
the bigger problem is the allergy. All dogs have saliva, and it makes it very hard to live with them if you are allergic to it. Poodles, bichons, havanese, shih tzu's, and some terriers are know for low dander, but people can still be very allergic to them.
You need to have the allergic people with you when selection the dog. That way you know for sure it will work.
I know about the puppy thing, but I hadn't really thought about bringing my brother with us. The only problem with getting a puppy is that we don't have enough time for one, and also if it wasn't housebroken we might have trouble with one of our cats who already doesn't always use the litter box. We are getting some help in the cat department though, we found a a website (www.petfinder.com) that has short descriptions of lots of different animals from lots of different rescue groups, including dogs. They even have a special sign to let you know if a dog cannot be put with cats. The problem is with drooling, because they don't have any thing that says whether or not the dog drools a lot, even if it drools as much as a mastiff.
I have a friend that is highly allergic to dog saliva and dogs in general (mostly the saliva) Her parents have Shih Tzu's and she is fine with them. She baby sits them for them when they go out of town and lets them sit on her lap. Her boyfriend gives her a hard time about it because he has a pit bull that she does not allow upstairs very much and never on the couch. She can never pet him because she breaks out in hives from him. He is the only pit bull I have ever seen that drools like a mastiff. I would try looking for a breed that is hypoallergenic.