Ingrid and Mamas
"Adopting Mamas and her litter of four kittens is one of the best decisions I have ever made. A wonderful experience."
Ingrid with Hitch and Elsa
Hitch has a club foot and was rescued from a dumpster.
Elsa is a rescued Bernese Mountain Dog.
They are besties!
Our First Pack
Grant, Yukon and Maple.
Ingrid with Soren and Willow as babies.
Ingrid and Shadow
Ingrid at a Glance
- Working exclusively with cat behavior problems since 1999
- Certified Cat Behavior Consultant through International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
- Past Co-Chair of the Cat Division IAABC
- Lecturer and staff/volunteer educator
- Ingrid has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and TV for her knowledge on cat behavior
- Co-Director of the Paw Project Georgia Chapter
- Writes for IAABC's Cat blog
The Full Story
Ingrid Johnson is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (CCBC) through The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She is past Co-Chair of the Cat Division as well. Ingrid is employed at Paws Whiskers and Claws, a feline only veterinary hospital in Marietta, Georgia, as a veterinary technician and cat groomer. Ingrid has been working exclusively with cats since 1999 and has had the opportunity to attend many continuing education courses all over the country, including the first ever all-cat behavior conference hosted by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She has now moved on to speaking at the AAFP! Ingrid also created another website resource with friend and colleague Mikel Delgado called foodpuzzlesforcats.com. This site is the one stop resource for all things food puzzles one of Ingrid's most passionate topics regarding cat care.
She lectures at veterinary conferences such as the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC.org) and the AAFP as mentioned above, to both veterinarians and technicians, but will also offer staff and volunteer education for shelters and rescues in the Atlanta area. She has spoken at different humane society events on common cat behavior challenges, hosted group education seminars for the volunteers at Good Mews, and also hosted discussions for her colleagues through the IAABC on her most passionate topic, environmental enrichment for indoor cats. Most recently she has been appointed Co-Director of the Paw Project Georgia chapter, working towards ending the cruel practice of de-clawing cats.
Ingrid has been interviewed for numerous publications both in print and online (see below for details) including CNN.com, Cat Fancy magazine, Catster, thedailycat.com, Critter Chatter, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The AJC also utilized Ingrid’s feline knowledge to answer an online question and answer column called “Ask the Experts” at AJCpets.com. Ingrid’s home was featured in Cat Fancy magazine’s 2008 “Home Issue” showcasing all of the feline friendly accommodations that she and her husband have made to their home. This spread illustrates many of the aesthetically pleasing ways you can provide for your cats' innate basic needs while still having a home the humans can enjoy and be proud to show off.
Perhaps one of the most exciting opportunities was when her home, cats, and environmental enrichment expertise were featured on Animal Planet’s Cats101 show, specifically the episode featuring the Color-Point Short Hair. You may also catch clips of her feline family in the Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats theme song and on various other programs. Ingrid is also a blog writer for the IAABC’s Cat blog, www.iaabc.org.