For Cat Owners
Living with a cat can be one of the most rewarding relationships in your life. It can also be one of the most challenging when your cat's actions are offensive to you. No one likes it when their cat pees outside the litter box or starts to use the new sofa as a scratching post.
This site is full of educational information and suggestions designed to help you understand why cats do what they do and solutions for modifying behaviors.
If you have exhausted our library of information, and implemented the suggestions given, and are still having issues with your cat, a one-on-one behavior consultation with a cat behavior expert is the answer.
A Cat Behavior Specialist helps to diagnose what might be causing your cat to behave the way it does and help modify that behavior with a treatment plan. A treatment plan might involve you modifying the environment, changing nutritional intake, learning new ways to interact with your cat and more.
Consultations can be done in your home when Molly is in your geographical area, otherwise, consultations are done virtually thru Zoom. The donation fee for a behavior consultation with Molly is $300 for the entire case. There are no sales taxes applied to consult fee because Cat Behavior Solutions is a non-profit, and a donation receipt for your itemized income tax return is downloadable when you make payment. The case includes the video call, which generally takes 1 hour, however, there is no limit to the length of time spent on the call. Generally, you will have back and forth email follow ups with Molly in the weeks/months after the initial call – which is all included in the case.
If you would like to schedule a behavior consultation, please click here to make a $200 deposit. The $100 balance for the consultation is due prior to the consultation time. After the deposit is made, Molly will reach out to you directly to schedule a day and time that works for both of you. She will also send a link to an Initial Consultation Form; please be sure to fill that out as quickly as possible so she has the information about your case up front.
More information about behavior consults can be found here.
If you cannot afford the consultation fee, you might qualify for a grant generously donated by Vitakraft - the makers of the yummiest cat treats. Grant funds are reserved for under-privileged families. If you would like to be considered for a grant, email us here describing your personal situation. All grant consultations may be filmed and used for educational and marketing purposes.
Shelters can be overwhelming, even for a cat who was confident in their home environment. Their routines have changed, everything smells different, other cats are threatening, and they've been stripped of having choices and control. Often these cats become fractious or depressed, making them overlooked.
In high volume shelters, where space is limited, length of stay is shorter, and no cat behavior staff to work with them, often there is no choice but to humanely euthanize them before they become ill due to the increased stress.
Molly works with shelters to implement cat enrichment, educating staff and volunteers of cats' needs, and training how to help cats gain their confidence back.
If you'd be interesting in talking more about having Molly visit your shelter, please email her here.