Do the research! Not all dogs are a good match with cats. There are many dogs that are bred to have strong prey drives and shouldn’t live with cats. They may be wonderful family companions, but usually can’t control their instincts and may harm a cat. Be responsible and understand that animals are animals and it is your responsibility as a pet owner to provide a safe home for all pets. Many felines end up in shelters due to adopters not understanding the nature of their pets. Dog breed and temperament should also be considered when adopting a dog to live with a feline.