Ask Ms Kitty Helpline


Has this ever happened to you?

Help! My cat peed on my husband’s phone. Now he needs to go!
My boyfriend’s cat is destroying my furniture? Should I declaw her?
Our cat spends all her time under the bed and only comes out after we go to sleep.
My kitten is attacking my older cat. Now the older cat is peeing on the carpet!
I can’t get my cat to go in the carrier, so I can’t get him to the vet.
Our new cat bites and scratches me when I pat him or try to pick him up.
My cat pooped on my bed. I think he is mad at me for going on vacation.

Welcome to Ask Ms Kitty!

Happy Cats Haven offers support for our adopters through our adoption process, here on the website in our Kitty School, through classes and by email to our Ask Ms. Kitty Behavior Counselors.

We are now prioritizing our cat guardians who have adopted from Happy Cats Haven. If you are a Happy Cats adopter with behavior issues, please fill out the form below or call us at 719-362-4600 to set up a consultation. We will try to get back to you within 3 working days.

For everyone else in our cat loving community, we still want to help you keep your cat!  Please also fill out the form below, but know that it may take up to 5 working days to get back to you.

If you need help more quickly, please directly contact the Feline Behavior Consultants below. Their services and rates vary, so be prepared to give them details about your issues so they can tailor the best behavior plan for you and your cat.

Carole Galloway, Colorado Cats Boarding & Feline Consulting

Melissa Shandley, Play & Treat Pet Service

Lori Holmberg, Animal Expressions

Megan Phillips, Train with Trust


    Cat Behavior Helpline Questionnaire

    Please be specific and provide as much detail as possible. All fields are required unless otherwise noted.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM US WITHIN 5 DAYS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL FOR OUR RESPONSE.

    Contact Information
    Your Name

    Street Address:

    Street Address Line 2: (Not Required)

    City:

    State:

    Zip:

    Primary Phone Number

    Secondary Phone Number (not required)

    Your Email

    How did you hear about the Behavior Helpline?

    Is this a Happy Cats adoption?
    YesNoNot Sure

    What's the nature of your kitty's problem?

    Other people in your household (include ages of children if applicable)

    Pet Information
    Pet Name

    Sex
    MaleFemale

    Age

    How long have you had your cat?

    Where did you get your cat?

    Who is your Veterinarian?

    Medical issues including allergies

    My cat lives...
    Inside onlyInside with restricted time outside (i.e. supervised, leashed, cat pen)Inside/outside with unsupervised time outsideOutside only

    Other pets in your household (species, breed, age and sex/spayed or neutered)

    Behavior Concern
    Description of behavior concern. Please be as detailed as possible. Include facts about your cat's behavior, the environment in which it occurs, and frequency.

    When did this behavior start?

    Any environmental changes when the behavior started? (e.g. move, change in schedule, new family member, loss of family member, etc.)

    What do you do when your cat exhibits this behavior? How does your cat respond to your actions?

    Have you consulted your veterinarian about this behavior? Is yes, what was the result?

    Household information

    Describe your cat's behavior with resident pets.

    Does your cat ever interact with non-resident pets? If yes, where, how often, what species, and how does your cat behave?

    Describe your cat's behavior and relationship(s) with human family members.

    Your occupation and typical work/school schedule.