Cat Pawsitive 2017 – That’s a Wrap!


Cat Pawsitive has officially ended for this year’s participating shelters, so I wanted to share with you the final article I wrote that recaps the program from the Jackson Galaxy Foundation.

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Henry – photo courtesy of SFACC

Throughout the program, I worked with two West Coast shelters – San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SFACC) and Seattle Area Feline Rescue (SAFeR) – and with trainer-mentor Samantha Bell DiGenova (training goddess).

black and white cat
Faye – photo courtesy of SFACC

The last article is chock-full of thoughts from volunteers, team leaders and the heads of the two shelters. The positive reinforcement training program was a huge hit at both shelters and lots of kitties found their forever homes with their newfound skills.

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Bobbi – photo courtesy of SAFeR

Hop on over to the Jackson Galaxy Foundation blog and check out the article I wrote to learn more about the wonderful program. And at the end of it, be sure to read a few of the success stories.

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Mickey – photo courtesy of SFACC

Article: The West Coast Pawsitively Sparkled with Cat Pawsitive

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23 thoughts on “Cat Pawsitive 2017 – That’s a Wrap!

  1. What beautiful babies! Thank you for sharing the program with us … it makes me curious about whether the organizations around here know about it. We know you’re working your own miracles with your fosters :)

  2. Hiya Chatty Cats, that is such a great program, thanks fur sharing and thanks fur all the beautiful pics, we especially loved Mickey, the P.A. now wants Mickey! MOL

    Have an epic weekend guys

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  3. Wow, I wish our local shelters could participate in a program like that! I hadn’t heard of clicker training until I read this post & your great article at the Jackson Foundation. So wonderful to hear that the kitties & volunteers were in favor of the program & that it was a success! Kudos to everypawdy involved! Mew Mew!

  4. That clicker training is amazing. Not that we have any experiences with it, but we heard a lot about it. Great program :) Your pictures are adorable, kitties. I have to rub a tummy now ;) Pawkisses for a wonderful day and thank you for reading my interview on Mousebreath. You all get an Extra Pawkiss for that as it was a long read :) <3

  5. Dat’s pawsum awnty Rachel. We’re so glad you got to be a pawrt of it. and we’re really happy ’bout all da kitties who got help and homes. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  6. I loved the article, especially the success stories and Domino’s story (with wild start). I am amazed that some of the cats learned so quickly within 3 sessions.

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