I have always had pets, ad currently we have 2 cats. They are awesome. We fot them from an animal shelter. Both cats are real rescue cats. One was found wandering the streets alone as a young kitten; the other was rescued from a cat-collector househole where 30+ cats lived. I know people say it is hard to stick two cats in the same house and expect them to get along,but our cats have taken only 2 years to tolerate each other. Sure, they may never cuddle up together on a cold night, but they play together and eat together and don't beat each other up. I am looking forward to throwing a puppy in the mix though. See how they react. They do tolerate dogs. One cat likes them more than the other, but I am positive it will work out.