Jackson Galaxy

Jackson “speaks Cat. And cats listen.”*

A cat behaviorist with more than fifteen years of experience—and the host of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat From Hell—Galaxy specializes in helping individuals whose “out of control” cats are turning their lives and homes upside down.

In Jackson’s memoir, Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean (Tarcher/Penguin, May 2012), he tells the inspiring story of Benny, the cat who saved his life and set him on the path to becoming America’s Cat Daddy. Along the way, he shares his mission—born from his many years working at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley—to help save the 4 million dogs and cats who die in shelters each year. As Jackson says: “Working in an animal shelter grounded me in the current reality of animal overpopulation and convinced me simultaneously of the promise of a no-kill country. We can achieve, in my lifetime, a world where homeless animals do not have to die – needlessly.”

Prior to penning Cat Daddy, Jackson went into private practice in Boulder in 2002 co-founding Little Big Cat, Inc., with Dr. Jean Hofve, a respected holistic veterinarian. Together they gave mind-body consultations to cat guardians, focusing on the connection between physical and behavioral health. Jackson also joined Dr. Hofve in the popular Spirit Essences Flower Essence remedy line.

Today he is the owner and president of Spirit Essences.


In 2007, Jackson moved to Los Angeles where he re-established, and continues to maintain, a private consulting practice. Working one-on-one with cats in their homes, utilizing his unique “Cat Mojo” approach to cat care, he offers his clients a deeper understanding of why their cats act out and the tools to resolve their cats’ behavioral issues.

True to his goal, Jackson also works closely with animal shelters and rescue organizations, teaching his Cat Mojo lecture series to volunteers, staff and adopters, and helping with both behavioral and environmental enrichment programs for their feline residents.

He currently sits on the board of directors for Stray Cat Alliance and Fix Nation in Los Angeles, as well as the Board of Advisors for Neighborhood Cats in his hometown of New York City.

Jackson has appeared as the Official Cat Behaviorist for Game Show Network’s Think Like a Cat and as the Cat Behavior Expert on Animal Planet’s Cats 101. He has also been featured by such media outlets as 20/20, EXTRA, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, the New York Post, and AOL.

*Quote courtesy from www.mousebreath.com