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:

stephen quandt with 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 cats

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

Theatrical Lighting Designer Becomes Cat Rescuer

I am a former freelance theatrical lighting designer who also 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 my own life was transformed. I began deploying professionally with the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team, now the National Field Response Team. I started working with the cats displaced by the devastating tornado in Joplin, MO.

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. My work in the community, particularly those hard hit by disasters nationwide, has deepened my empathy for the complexities of the human-cat bond.

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.

Success Stories

More Than 150 Five-Star Reviews and Counting

  •   Stephen was attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

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      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

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  •   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

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      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

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      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

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  •   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

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      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

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      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

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  •   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

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      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

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      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

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  •   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

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      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

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      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

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  •   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

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      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.

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      Helpful information

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  •   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!

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      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

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      Great experience, really helpful and knowledgeable.

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  •   Stephen is a real expert for cats‘ behaviour, highly experienced and oberwhelmingly friendly. Highly recommendable. Don‘t miss it!👍🏼

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      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

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      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

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