Certified Feline Training and Cat Behavior Specialist
I have always loved animals, whether it was a cat, dog or small animal. I currently live in Missouri with my husband. We have 3 cats, 2 gerbils, and a variety of fish.
My experience includes 10 years of working with cats in one of Kansas City’s largest, no-kill animal shelters - Wayside Waifs. While there, I met cats with various personalities and challenges. I created and managed various cat behavior programs. These programs helped the cats adjust to a stressful environment. Also, it provided their future family with valuable information about their new cat.
The Cat Retention Program supported families that already had a cat, but were experiencing behavioral problems with their cat. The program was designed to keep the cat with its family.
Pet Professional Guild Member that supports no pain, no force, no fear training
Animal Behavior Institute Specialized Certificate in Feline Training & Behavior
Humane Society of United States Cat Retention Program Certificate
Over 10 years experience working with shelter cats, including shy/fearful cats, aggressive cats, and cats surrendered due to unwanted behavior
Designed, led and trained staff and volunteers in successful behavior programs for in-shelter cats to increase their adoptability
Co-created and led a Cat Retention Program at one of Kansas City's largest animal shelters to support the public with cat behavior issues
Developed and taught cat behavior classes for staff and volunteers