My mom has had 2 doxies & they both have loved kitties even though the doxies do go after the gophers, ground squirrels & chipmunks with a vengeance!! I just love doxies, and I'm usu. a German Shepard or Lab kinda girl - they are so brave & stoic, yet very social and intelligent (as are the doxies)! My MIL has a doxie, too, and quickly learned to not chase the neighbor's cat (they don't have fenced front yards much in that part of MI - the locals tell me that front fences (and sometimes back ones) are for when neighbors can't get along). The prob. for you may be your cats - my mom catsits for me at her house (my own dogs are notorious cat-killers, so I've had to train my babies from birth not to trust dogs, ever,) and the kitties include Millie (my mom's doxie) in that category of "things to avoid". The only exception they'll make is for my daughter's Queensland Heeler, I think because they knew him as a puppy, and it's in their house that they see him. Poor Millie wants a cat of her own - when JC & Joey were tiny kittens she wanted to mother them SOOO badly, it was heartbreaking, but I couldn't take the chance of my kittens ever trusting dogs. I hope that you can rescue a doxie soon - they can be a bit high strung & independent for some people, but I treat them more like cats than like dogs & they've always been great with me!