How do you keep a cat from using the doggie door?
I recently had to have my wonderful cat Lindsey euthanized at the ripe age of 18. I am not ready yet to bring a new cat into my home, but I am thinking about it.
I worry, though, because I have a doggie door for my dogs and don't want my next kitty to stray. Lindsey never left the yard, but she was a stray that adopted US, so our home was where she wanted to be. If I adopt an adult cat, how will I know that it will want to stay and not leave?
It will be very hard if not impossible to keep the doggie door closed to the cat, although I guess it would take a little time for the cat to figure it out. Has anyone dealt with this and have you any suggestions?
Also, the pet rescue places won't let you adopt unless you say you won't let the cat out. I wouldn't do it purposely, but with a doggie door, how can I truthfully say it will never get out!