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About Heather - Cat Behavior Specialist

I offer professional help with feline behavioral


In addition to my years of personal, and now over 20 years of professional experience,  I've studied feline behavior at the Animal Behavior Institute and am a Certified Feline Behavior & Training Specialist. 


During my 18 years as a cat sitter I’ve dealt with pretty much every situation you could imagine. Sometimes cats and their guardians struggle with behavioral problems, which can be stressful for both parties. In many cases, the cat’s behavior is mistakenly assumed to be vindictive or angry and the bond with its guardian is damaged. As much as we like to imagine our own human emotions in our cats, this simply isn’t the case. Something has gone wrong in the cat’s world, and these behaviors are the cat’s natural reaction.


It gives me great personal fulfillment to see a cat and its owner both realize a sense of relief when these issues are resolved. I adore cats and want to see them as happy as they can be. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking to watch a cat and its owner struggle to figure things out, and I know firsthand how hard this struggle can be. 

After watching some of my clients re-home or euthanize their cats because of behavioral problems,  I decided to enroll in the Feline Behavior and Training program at the Animal Behavior Institute. I never want to see another cat needlessly lose its home or its life. There is no magic wand to quickly fix a behavioral problem, but if you're willing to put in the work, I can give you evidence-based, real-world tools to solve or manage the problem. You and your cats deserve to be happy.  

I look forward to hearing from you

Heather Alvey
Certified Feline Behavior Consultant

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