About

About

Certified in feline behavior and experienced in adoptions, veterinary assisting and rescue work, and writing frequently on topics related to cat behavior, I give webinars for companies, shelters, and libraries. As a cat behaviorist I work with clients privately and consult with the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Ready For Rescue, City Critters, the Wisconsin Humane Society, and the Animal Care Centers of NYC. I live with my husband and our two cats: happy-go-lucky Cricket, and Jenny, her blind-from-birth bestie, who rules our home.

Watch this short interview with me and videos I’ve made on YouTube discussing behavior.

A Few Companies & Libraries I've Worked With Include:

target logo, cat behaviorist stephen quandt worked with several companies including target
mars petcare logo, cat behaviorist stephen quandt worked with mars petcare
everett public library logo, stephen quandt has given webinars on the topic of cat behavior for several companies, including libraries
carmel terrace logo, stephen quandt has given webinars on the topic of cat behavior for several companies, including carmel terrace assisted living.
eisenhower public library logo, stephen quandt has given webinars on the topic of cat behavior for several companies, including libraries
dover public library logo, stephen quandt has given webinars on the topic of cat behavior for several companies, including libraries
stephen quandt with his cats cricket and jenny

Stephen Quandt

Feline Behavior Associates, LLC

A dedicated and principled professional driven by a lifelong passion for animal welfare, Stephen helps decode the sources of cat behavior by filtering them through the lens of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that drive feline behavior. He then creates customized behavior plans that address and solve issues between cats and the humans who love them, as well as with cats and other animals, in an empathetic and non-judgmental way.

cricket and jenny are stephen quandt's cats and have benefited from his cat behavior help

Cricket & Jenny

Meet Cricket, pictured on the left and adopted in 2014. She is a happy-go-lucky girl and Jenny, on the right is her blind-from-birth bestie, adopted in 2011 and who rules our home!

Stephen Quandt Former Lighting Designer is currently a cat behavior specialist

Theatrical Lighting Designer Becomes Cat Rescuer

I am a former freelance theatrical lighting designer who has taught at Yale University and Queens College. In 2002 I turned my attention to helping cats in need. From 2002 to 2011 I volunteered with a small cat rescue organization in New York City.

Stephen Quandt Cat Behavior Help Jopin MO Disaster Relief

Changing Lives One Cat at a Time

In 2011 I discovered that one of the greatest of human gifts is relieving suffering. After changing the life of one particular cat at the site of the terrible Joplin MO tornado my own life was transformed. I began deploying professionally with the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team, now the National Field Response Team.

Stephen Quandt Cat Behavior Help Chernobyl

International Rescue: The Dogs of Chernobyl

In 2019 I was extremely fortunate to assist on a spay/neuter and research campaign for the dogs and cats descended from the pets left behind after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. It was a life changing experience. I created an uplifting webinar,The Dogs of Chernobyl: A Story of Hope and Resilience – with original photos and video.

Stephen Quandt Cat Behavior Help ACC

Dedicated to a Compassionate Approach

My experience with the ASPCA led to my current position as a feline behaviorist with the Animal Care Centers of NYC, where I serve the cat and human communities in New York City. I've worked with many more cats at ACC than I otherwise would have if I only worked in private practice. My work in the community, particularly those hard hit by disasters nationwide, has deepened my empathy for the complexities of the human-cat bond.

Success Stories

More Than 150 Five-Star Reviews and Counting

  • stars 5 yellow  I can’t recommend Stephen highly enough! Since I booked a little further in advance, he even took some time prior to our private session to get to know more about... read more

    thumb Max
    3/19/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Great experience, really helpful and knowledgeable.

    thumb Lucas
    3/09/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Helpful information

    thumb Halley
    1/04/2022
  • stars 5 yellow  We really love the experience with Stephan! Although we were not looking for this behavior help and we say it by random - we were so happy to find it.... read more

    thumb Sophia
    3/13/2021

    stars 5 yellow  He is a wonderful human, period. He has so much information and experience and seemed so interested in our own cats, it was as if he lived with us! Worth... read more

    thumb Constance
    7/01/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen is such a thoughtful, kind, and generous person. I felt completely at ease as soon as I booked the experience. We immediately corresponded and I just knew from there... read more

    thumb Natalie
    4/23/2021
  • stars 5 yellow  Stephen is a real expert for cats‘ behaviour, highly experienced and oberwhelmingly friendly. Highly recommendable. Don‘t miss it!????????

    thumb Bettina
    3/12/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Meeting with Stephen was absolutely wonderful! He is so knowledgeable and sympathetic about cats with behavioural issues!! This experience was absolutely worth it, you get so much out of it!... read more

    thumb Elizabeth
    4/24/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen is the best! He has the expertise and experience helping people understand and care for their cats and is also a wonderful and caring person. I met with Stephen... read more

    thumb Anne
    4/28/2021
  • stars 5 yellow  If you’re thinking of contacting/booking - stop thinking and do it! Stephan is fantastic - I just wish I’d found him 2-3 months ago, it would’ve reduced my stress.... read more

    thumb Gina
    10/25/2022

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen did a great job of listening to the issues I am having and delivered a thorough and thoughtful plan that is already starting to show results.

    thumb Kelsey
    7/07/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen was attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

    thumb Charlotte
    4/10/2021
  • stars 5 yellow  Whether you have cats or are thinking about adopting one and want to know more about how to prepare, this is the perfect experience. Stephen was super available from the... read more

    thumb Andreia
    4/24/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Don’t want to make this too long and believe me, I could write pages about how much we enjoyed Stephen’s consultation. He is a down-to-earth guy, very knowledgeable, and very... read more

    thumb Alexei
    3/30/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen went above and beyond to make my Mom and I️ feel welcome. He is incredibly knowledgable and eager to help in any he can. I️ learned so much in... read more

    thumb Stephanie
    5/06/2021
  • stars 5 yellow  No encantó conocer a Stephen, preparó una plática especial para mi hijo de 8 años en la que le enseñó como leer las actitudes de los gatos y le contó... read more

    thumb Nadia
    2/20/2021

    stars 5 yellow  What an awesome opportunity! Thank you so much, I learnt a lot about my own cats and about cats in general and felt very welcomed. A unique experience. I think... read more

    thumb Sarah
    3/01/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Our experience with Stephen was excellent. He listened to all our concerns and was thoughtful and thorough in his recommendations. He sent us materials before and after our experience. He... read more

    thumb Maria
    2/23/2021
  • stars 5 yellow  Wow, just wow! Stephen is so professional, prepared, and knowledgeable . We learned so much that we can apply to our Lola to overcome her fears and anxiety. He not... read more

    thumb Carol
    2/16/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Exactly as advertised - Stephen is a pro. He asked great questions before our meeting and really dove into our specific situation during the session. On top of bringing experience... read more

    thumb Sarah
    5/03/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen gave me hope that I didn't have before. And he helped give me peace of mind that whatever direction I go I will have support along the way. Thank... read more

    thumb Dionna
    11/10/2021
  • stars 5 yellow  Wow, what an amazing experience. Stephen is obviously a qualified expert, but he is also a really warm and personable host. He went above and beyond in helping me figure... read more

    thumb Sarah
    3/13/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen is amazing! Even if you don't think your cat needs behavioral work, I highly recommend booking a session. Our cats are pretty well-adjusted, so we were just looking to... read more

    thumb McKinley
    2/19/2021

    stars 5 yellow  Stephen was very kind and shared a lot of great information and ideas for helping my senior cat! It was a very personalized and positive experience! I would highly recommend!

    thumb Diana
    7/06/2021

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