Behavior


Tutt @ Happy CatsMost cats in shelters end up there through no fault of their own. A perfectly happy and well-adjusted kitty can become a “problem” very quickly through common misunderstandings.

The four most common reasons for surrendering a cat are:

  • Litter box issues
  • Multi-cat issues
  • Grooming issues
  • Health issues

Contrary to popular opinion, cats can be trained and their behavior can be modified…without the use of harsh conventional training. We recommend only positive techniques to do this and have many success stories to show you it can be done.

We’re also here to support our adopters and their Happy Cats and Kittens. You can start with our Ask Ms. Kitty Helpline. Choose between an online form or a phone call that we’ll try to return within 48 hours. Click here for more information.

Here are some links to DIY help and articles to get you started. If your cat’s behavior needs more assistance than this, consider calling one of our recommended Cat Behavior Consultants.

On the West side of Colorado Springs, you can also call Melissa Shandley of Play & Treat Pet Service at (719) 686-8778. On the East side of Colorado Springs, you can call Carole Galloway of Colorado Cats Boarding & Behavior at (719) 495-1858. If you live North of Colorado Springs toward the Denver area, you can call Billie Reynolds of Good Kitty Behavior at (970) 231-7216.