We have the opportunity to take in a rescued red-footed tortoise. We babysat -- petsat? -- a red-footed tortoise for a month last year and I really enjoyed the experience. I've been asked if we'd be able to take in a larger (approx. 10- to 15-year-old) tortoise who was hit by a car and I'd love to. Currently we have a 15-year-old cat. He was fine with the last tortoise visitor, so I'm not too worried about adding a tortoise to our family as it currently stands. However, we're strongly considering getting a dog in the next few years. Possibly a standard poodle. Definitely a "hypoallergenic" dog, possibly a service dog or a rescue dog depending on our family's needs and abilities at that point -- but basically, a dog on the larger side.
How do dogs tend to do with tortoises (and vice versa)? Is that just flat out dangerous for the tortoise or do they tend to ignore each other? Having never had a dog in the family, this is new territory for me.