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"Bored Panda spoke to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training & behavior specialist at Cat Behavior Solutions, who told us about felines with human-like facial features. Our fascination with these cats comes down to the fact that we tend to anthropomorphize cats. 'The truth is, it is easier for us to relate to them if we can imagine their feelings are similar to ours.' That’s how the grumpy cat becomes “cute,” just like a 'grumpy old man.'"

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"Bored Panda contacted Molly DeVoss, a feline training and behavior specialist at Cat Behavior Solutions, to find out more about the reason why cats love stealing dog beds. Molly explained that often it’s because cats are trying to layer scents with the dog to build a community scent at home. “Your home is their territory, and they feel more comfortable in places that smell like them,” said Molly."

We had the good fortune of connecting with Molly DeVoss and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Mark McNease Interviews Molly on "One Thing or Another"

Cat behavior specialist, Molly DeVoss, returns to the podcast this week to talk about the effects of stay-at-home orders and physical distancing on animals and shelters across the country. We also revisit some advice on adjusting cat behaviors and making sure our homes are well-adjusted for every member of our family, those of us with two legs and those of us with four.

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A new feature here at LGBTSR, for those who like to listen in: a regular Podcast Pick. This week I’m recommending Cat Talk Radio, with cat behaviorist Molly DeVoss and co-host Dewey. I met Molly through a friend when we’d adopted our cat Wilma from the Bucks County SPCA. 

"Top 12 Extraordinary Cat Behaviorists" by CatPet Club

I am honored to be counted among these experts. Thank you very much CatPet Club for including our organization. 

Your Pet Magazine

Kitty Confidential

Cat Communication
What is your cat trying to tell you?

Article written by Molly DeVoss

Communication is important for every relationship; without an understanding of what someone is trying to tell you, we are left
to assume intentions. We know how dangerous that is in human relationships, and it can also be detrimental to the bond you have with your cat.

Interview with Korean search engine, Naver.com

Molly was approached by Korean search engine, Naver.com, and asked to give an interview of all she does to help save cats. 

South Korea’s largest search engine, Naver, handling 75% of all web searches in South Korea, has over 42 million enrolled users. More than 25 million Koreans have Naver as the start page on their default browser and mobile application with over 28 million daily visitors. It is referred to as “the Google of South Korea”.

Click Here for the English translation of the interview. 

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Cat Writers'
Association, Inc.

Special Award #02

ALL Cats Big & Small Award

"Ms. DeVoss' piece focuses on challenges of the senior cat in the shelter environment. Her sensitivity in highlighting the medical, nutritional, behavioral and enrichment needs of these deserving geriatric shelter residents opens the reader's eyes to life from the aging cat's point of view. the awareness Ms. DeVoss brings to the geriatric shelter cat's needs will create positive and meaningful change." Dr. Liz Bales, Judge

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Feline Paw Foundation's "Kittens, Cats and Cowboy Hats" Cat Show

Molly DeVoss spoke at “Kittens, Cats and Cowboy Hats Cat Show” on April 13 and 14th in Mesquite, Texas. In the Education Ring she presented “Bad Cat to Good Cat: 5 Reasons Cats Develop Behavior Issues and the Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Punishment” and “Bad Cat to Good Cat: The Big 3 – Pee/Poop, Blood & Guts, and Destruction – How to stop and prevent these unwanted behaviors.” 

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LGBTSR Aged to Perfection features

Cat Talk Radio and

Behavior Advice

It’s a Cat’s World with Molly DeVoss and ‘Cat Talk Radio'

We’re cat lovers and several months ago, after adopting a cat with some behavior issues, I was connected to Molly DeVoss, of Cat Behavior Solutions. Her advice was essential in resolving the problems, and today we have two great girls, Wilma and Peanut, who brighten our lives and each other’s. Molly knows her stuff!

Kitty Confidential Purrfect Environment

Your Pet Magazine

Kitty Confidential

Creating the Purrfect

Cat Environment

Article written by Molly DeVoss

Science has proven that stress is one of the most powerful experiences to influence our mental health and disease. the same is true for your cat. If an animal cannot participate in behaviors it is highly motivated to perform, frustration and chronic stress can be produced. 

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One Thing or Another Podcast:

An Interview with

Molly DeVoss, Cat Behavior Specialist

This week’s interview sheds light on an animal many of us share our lives with and many others consider mysterious: the cat. Having recently adopted a new one named Wilma who came from a hoarder situation, I found myself in need of help and was fortunate enough to be put in touch with Molly DeVoss. The results have been amazing. 

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Special Challenges of Senior Cats in Shelters

IAABC - International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

HOW DO SENIOR CATS END UP IN SHELTERS?

For over a decade, I have volunteered in the cat areas at Dallas Animal Services (DAS), a municipal shelter which has the fifth highest intake volume of animals in the United States. I routinely see senior cats on their rescue list. In some cases, the shelter will allow adoption...

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"My Cat From Heaven" on Animal Planet - Jackson Galaxy's My Cat From Hell,

Season 10 Episode 1

With his cat guardian Molly by his side, Tabasco helps neglected cats and kittens get new homes, while celebrity cats Cole and Marmalade use their popularity to raise awareness for a greater cause.

Kitty Confidential - Secrets your cat wants you to know

Your Pet Magazine

Kitty Confidential

Secrets Your Cat

Wants to Know!

Article written by Molly DeVoss

Your kitty has a killer instinct, and playtime should be all about hunting prey! One of the most important things you can do to appeal to kitty’s natural instincts is simulating a good hunt

with Prey Play. Good for mental and physical health, Prey Play also...

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DallasNews by Kim Pierce

Don't give up on your crazy cat: How to get better behavior from your feline

We've all heard that it's a cat's world and we're just living in it. For people dealing with annoying or destructive behavior from their beloved pets, there's more than a little truth to that. Molly DeVoss, a Dallas Animal Services volunteer and cat whisperer, is on a mission...

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Meet Molly DeVoss of Cat Behavior Solutions 

Molly, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death in cats in the U.S. and I’m trying to reduce that, one behavior at a time. 

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Radio Show

Check out The Cat Whisperer Molly DeVoss and Dog Training Specialist Sarah Lowell on The Queen Silvy Show (8/7/18) 

Dallas Morning News

This Cat Whisperer has devoted a decade of volunteer weekends to the Dallas animal shelter

The biggest emergency of Molly DeVoss' regular 11 hours of weekend work at the Dallas animal shelter came late Sunday afternoon... 

Fox News

Colorado cat missing for 10 months rescued from hole more than 790 miles away in Dallas

A missing cat was found 800 miles from his Denver home inside a 25-foot-hole in Dallas.

According to a post from the city of Dallas, Harvey vanished from his home in June. Almost 10 months later, he was discovered caked in mud inside a 25-foot-hole at a construction site in Highland Park. 

Love, kindness, and plenty of patience change the world for a very special cat.

On Saturday, June 25th, someone abandoned a small, sweet, flame point Siamese mix in the night drop at Dallas Animal Services. She was friendly, but also understandably nervous. She was also paralyzed from the waist down. 

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