CABC Amy Shojai, CABC

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Amy Shojai has a 25-year history as a pet expert, media personality, award-winning author of pet care books, and certified animal behavior consultant.


  • Certified animal behavior consultant
  • Author of 27 pet care books
  • Has written about pets for more than 25 years
  • Certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • Featured as a pet care specialist in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, and Woman’s World


Amy contributed cat care and behavior content to The Spruce Pets for several years. She has been writing about cats (and dogs) for more than 25 years. She has won dozens of awards for her books, articles, and broadcast appearances. 

Amy is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, founder and president emeritus of the Cat Writers’ Association, and a member/volunteer with several other animal welfare and writing organizations. She is a spokesperson for the pet product industry and a sought-after keynote speaker and lecturer at conferences around the country.

She has been featured as a pet care specialist in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Woman’s World, and other leading newspapers and magazines. She regularly appears on national radio and television as an expert, including CNN, Animal Planet, Cats 101, Dogs 101, and The Today Show.

Amy routinely attends veterinary conferences and behavior seminars, and also regularly interviews other experts to keep her knowledge current.


Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Goshen College in 1979.

Expertise: Animal behavior
Education: Goshen College
Location: McKinney, Texas
Title: Author

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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