Are you puzzled by your cat’s strange behaviors? Do you need Cat Behavior Help?
“Why does my cat pee on the carpet?”
“How do I introduce a new cat to my current cat?”
“Will my kitten ever stop biting?”
Meet Rita Reimers
Rita’s Cat Behavior Help is Here!
Rita has always been drawn to animals, cats in particular. And they have always been drawn to her. She possesses a unique ability to communicate with and understand the tender nature of cats. Having also worked as a cat rescue volunteer for many years, she has seen, and solved, all kinds of cat behavior issues. Rita’s Cat Behavior Help can solve your cat’s problems, too. Rita currently shares her home with 20 rescue cats of all ages and temperaments, and yes, they do all get along!
Rita Reimers is author of a cat behavior help and advice column called “A New Cattitude,” which is featured in every issue of Cat Fancy, now known as Catster.
Rita has been interviewed for and quoted in Cat Fancy, as well as in the CATS USA ANNUAL, and KITTENS USA. She has also been a contributor to websites such as Pet360, Catster.com, Vocativ, Mental Floss, and PetSittingOlogy, to name a few. Rita has also been seen on Inside Edition, as their Cat Behaviorist for news stories such as Man Held Captive By Nasty Cat.
Rita’s Cat Behavior Experience
Rita’s “cat magic” comes from her nearly 30 years of experience as a cat owner, cat rescue volunteer, and cat foster parent. Understanding cats and their behaviors is a natural ability for Rita, and she considers it to be her true gift and “calling” in life. Her Cat Behavior Counseling services help people better understand their cat companions, and find solutions to issues that might otherwise cause a cat to be surrendered to a rescue or shelter.
Rita is a member of the Animal Behavior Society, a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and is a Professional Member of the Cat Writers Association.
Rita’s talents as a Cat Behaviorist have helped many people to better understand their cat companions. Working with their human guardians, Rita finds the solutions to issues that might otherwise cause a cat to be surrendered to a rescue or shelter.
“I never met a cat I couldn’t help,” says Rita. “I understand cats and their subtle ways of letting us know what they want, and it’s become my mission to help cat owners understand and communicate better with their felines.”
Rita is also Owner and Managing Director of Just For Cats Pet Sitting, with locations in Beverly Hills, CA and Charlotte, NC.
Pet love runs deep in Rita’s family. Her mother, Mary Reimers, is founder and president of The Humane Society of Lancaster, South Carolina, where Rita is a board member and volunteer.
Rita’s Cat Rescue Volunteer Work
Rita has also been involved with various animal rescue organizations, such as Save-a-Life Cat Rescue, Found Animals, Kitten Rescue, The Stray Cat Alliance, and Actors and Others for Animals. Rita is currently a dedicated volunteer and is on the Board of Directors for The Humane Society of Lancaster SC, of which her mother, Mary Reimers, is founding president. Rita and her staff are currently working hard to make her long-held dream of starting The Carolina Senior Cat Haven and Sanctuary a reality. More details to follow as they become available!
She is also a big fan of Jackson Galaxy, whose wonderful staff often refer cases to her at RitaReimers.com that don’t make it onto his My Cat From Hell show. Before Jackson was well known, Rita and Jackson met when they took the same class at Slimmons with Rita’s fitness instructor and friend, Richard Simmons.
Rita’s Purr-sonal History
A native of Buffalo, New York, Rita lived in the Carolina’s for much of her adult life before spending ten years in Los Angeles. Rita enjoyed a successful 22-year career in the computer technology field before dedicating herself full-time to cats and their well being.
Rita left Los Angeles and returned to Charlotte, NC in 2013 as her main place of residence, in order to be closer to her family. She visits Los Angeles several times a year to meet with the Los Angeles staff at Just For Cats, and to catch up with her friends.
From 2005 until 2008, Rita was heard live weekly as an on-air personality and Associate Producer of the “Lighten Up with Richard Simmons” show, heard exclusively on Sirius Satellite radio station Stars 102. You can also see her in Richard’s “Party Off the Pounds” workout DVD, and his “Love Yourself and Win” DVD, which she also Associate Produced. You can also see Rita in Richard Simmons’ video series entitled Project Hope.