Hello, I'm new here and am basically just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction.
I have two male kittens, who are 7 month's old and brothers from the same litter. I have had them since they were 8 weeks, but after much soul searching, I have made the decision to re-home them. I love them to bits, and don't want to re-home them, but it really is the only option. I also have an 8 month old German Shepherd and a 5 year old cat. The dog chases the kittens obsessively, and tries playfully chewing them when he gets hold of them. One of them strangely allows it, but the other hates it and is now clearly scared of the dog. I take the dog to training, and have tried everything I can to get him to leave the kittens, but he doesn't. It's got to the point now where the dog and the kittens are having to be separated, which means that all of them are having a pretty miserable life. If I'm honest, I'd rather re-home the dog, but my children are more attached to the dog than the kittens, so it's a case of trying to do whatever I can to keep everyone else happy, whether I end up happy or not.
I'll tell you about them. Tom is a fluffy and chubby tabby, he has the most gorgeous face and could well be the face on a tin of cat food. He's so loving and never ever shows his claws. He loves cuddling, and is very soft in nature (he's the one who allows the dog to chew him). Jels is all black and shorthaired, and much smaller than Tom. He is just as loving as Tom, but more likely to put his claws out in defence.
I don't want to give them up to a rescue, because I would personally like to know they're going to a good home, and not going to be stuck in a cage for weeks on end. I don't want to advertise locally, because I just simply don't know who I'm going to get responding if I do a "free" ad, but I don't want any money for them. I'm just lost basically, I don't know where to turn and what to do.