Meet Jackson Galaxy, cat consultant extraordinaire. Galaxy has over 16 years’ experience working with cats as a Behavior Cat Expert. He is also a musician, songwriter, and actor and his creativity and fascination with behaviors and emotions came in handy in his work in animal shelters.
Jackson worked for eight years in a very high stress shelter, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, in Colorado. The stray cats were always screaming and meowing. He began reading everything he could find related to cats and then used that knowledge in animal adoption, counseling, and socialization. Everything changed for him when he read The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier.
Something clicked for Jackson when he read a passage from Frazier’s book that described a slow blink exchanged between a cat and a human that established a bond between them. Jackson made his way to the impound area to give the technique a try and what happened next is amazing. It worked! The yowling, frightened cats were all asleep within 45 minutes and Jackson discovered his calling in life. And so Jackson’s journey began.
“Nothing could be truer as I sit here today. I am truly content when I can walk into someone’s home, or talk to them on the phone and use every bit of vocabulary I’ve learned, to help turn problems into workable programs. It’s my mission to keep cats out of shelters and off the streets for reasons that are entirely preventable” (JacksonGalaxy.com).
Jackson co-founded Little Big Cat, Inc. with Dr. Jean Hofve, a well-known holistic veterinarian in 2002. The duo gave mind-body consultations focusing on the connection between physical and behavioral health. They also created the Spirit Essences flower line of which Jackson is the owner and president.
Jackson’s fame continued to grow and in 2007 he moved his private consulting practice to Los Angeles. He also became the Official Cat Behaviorist for Game Show Network’s “Think Like a Cat.” Most recently, he joined Animal Planet’s “Cats 101” where he will be the shows Behavior Cat Expert on the upcoming season.
Jackson’s love of cats has enriched his life and guided his success. In fact, he is casting now for a new show called “My Cat From Hell”–where Jackson will intervene and offer insight and guidance to owners who are at their wits’ end. For more information on the upcoming show, visit http://jacksongalaxy.com/my-cat-from-hell/.