At Animal Friends, we understand that animals learn best when kindness and respect are at the forefront of training. Like people, they will respond quickly and enthusiastically when they’re rewarded with things that they know and love – food, praise, petting and play. As a progressive leader in the national animal welfare movement, we will never defer to ways that will cause pain, unnecessary discomfort or anxiety to the animal. Only positive, evidence-based methods are used with our homeless animals.
And, to complement our proven and progressive outlook on behavior training, we couldn’t think of a more perfect celebrity guest for this year’s Black Tie & Tails …
Join us in welcoming the host and brains behind Animal Planet’s long-time running show, My Cat from Hell, animal advocate, cat behavior and wellness expert and two-time New York Times best-selling author – Jackson Galaxy.
Before earning the nickname “Cat Daddy,” he was a working musician with a unique ability to connect with cats. Within a decade of taking a job at his local animal shelter, he worked with thousands of cats – successfully lowering the euthanasia rate. From there, he joined a private practice to work with felines and their families in their homes leading to the start of My Cat From Hell.
While the show became a global phenomenon, Jackson stayed true to his roots as a shelter worker, educator, fervent advocate and in-home cat family therapist. Jackson’s unique approach, or “Cat Mojo,” teaches cats’ families the skills to build the confidence of their beloved pets so they can thrive within their environment, and their relationship with their families can be strengthened.
In 2015, he started the Jackson Galaxy Project – which is how our relationship with him blossomed. Animal Friends was accepted into his Cat Pawsitive program to help our most fearful and troubled cats grow into confident, friendly felines.
And, we could not be more honored that Jackson will be joining us this year for Black Tie & Tails.
Jackson Galaxy Meet-and-Greet – new this year!
We’re pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity for Friday night. You can add on to your ticket and enjoy specialty cocktails, creative arrangements of appetizers, a personalized and autographed copy of Total Cat Mojo and the opportunity to rub elbows with Jackson Galaxy.