This happened in the beginning of September. It was really hot in the house and since the sun had set it was cooler outside. When I walked out my cat started meowing and purring, asking me to pick her up. I picked her up and continued into the yard following the little stone trail that I have in the back. At the end of my yard is a alley and a church. The alley is lit by a light and the church is an almost white green color and there is nothing between my yard and the church alley, its flat, so I can see everything clearly.
I walked out to the last stone that was part of the trail so that I could look up at the sky and enjoy the air. I stood on the last stone and pet my cat enjoying the cool air when suddenly my cat stopped purring and turned to look at the alley. Her ears twitched and she looked around as if she was seeing something. Confused I looked up and saw a shadow low to the ground in front of the church, (I could see the shadow against the church). At first I thought it was me so I waved my arm but my shadow was completely separate from it.
After I moved the shadow seemed to stand up on its hind legs and then I could see an outline of a dog head. It looked at me and then I was suddenly terrified. My cat suddenly started to shake and hide her head in my arm. I backed up really slowly, and went back inside of the house.
I haven't seen it since, but I also haven't been looking for it. I have been hoping it was just passing by since I didn't see it in my house just out in the backyard.