Alice - the Cat Lady, CFRI

A cat sitter and behaviourist, Alice spends 90% of her waking hours with a wide variety of cats (and sometimes their human companions...)

Alice is a holder of an Advanced Award Certificate of Feline Behaviour (with Distinction), COAPE. In order to make sure she is up-to-date in Feline Science, she makes sure to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year. She participated in Animal CSI Workshop in 2009 and has been a regular attendant to International Cat Care conference every year. She has recently been offered a place for Master of Science in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in the Queen's University Belfast, she plans to start her study on 2018. 

She moved from Hong Kong to Paris, then to Dublin with her current cat of 13 years. Larmlarm and Alice have travelled 10627.48km together. Fafa the cat joined the family on 2009, the day before her wedding. 

She is a member of Pet Sitters InternationalAnimal Behavior Society, and International Cat Care. She is also a Certified Canine First Responder Instructor.

When she is not sitting cats, she is writing about cats. You might want to check out her research on military cats here. You can also follow her very popular blog about her life as a cat sitting here. She is also a contributor to the award winning cat blog - Katzenworld

In her past life, Alice worked as Executive Officer for the Hong Kong Government, Logistic Manager for a trading company in Paris and as a Personal Assistant for a bank in Dublin. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from the University of Hong Kong, specialised in French Language, Culture & Civilisation. Her graduation research titled "Globalisation and its Effects On French Culture".

Alice has been featured on various Irish media, you can check them out on here and you can also play one of the radio interview below. She is married and a mother of one. 

Alice's most recent CDP training includes: 

  • Certificate on Animal Behaviour and Welfare by the University of Edinburgh
  • Certificate on Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness by Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States
  • "Is that Cat Feral?" webinar by the American SPCA
  • "Ensuring a Bon Voyage for Transported Animals" webinar by the American SPCA
  • "Side Effects of Common Pet Medications" webinar by Pet Sitters International