From Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul

Who Is Amy D. Shojai?

Amy D. Shojai is an animal behavior consultant, award-winning author, lecturer, and a nationally known authority on pet care and behavior. She is a passionate proponent of owner education in her books, articles, columns and media appearances, and has been recognized by her peers as “one of the most authoritative and thorough pet reporters.”

The former veterinary technician has been a full-time pet journalist for more than two decades. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and consults with a wide range of animal care professionals, researchers and other experts, and specializes in translating “medicalese” into easily understood jargon-free language to make it accessible to all pet lovers. Amy answers pet questions in herweekly “EmotionalHealth” column at www.catchow.com, hosts “Your Pet’s Well-Being with Amy Shojai” at iVillage.com and is section leader for the Holistic and Behavior/Care portions of the PetsForum. She is also the author of twenty-one nonfiction pet books, including PETiquette: Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multipet Household and Complete Care for Your Aging Dog, and a coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul.

In addition to writing and pet care consulting, Amy’s performance background (B.A. inmusic and theater) aids in hermediawork as a corporate spokesperson and pet product consultant. She has appeared on Petsburgh USA/Disney Channel Animal Planet series, Good Day New York, Fox News: Pet News, NBC Today Show and made hundreds of radio appearances including Animal Planet Radio. Amy has been featured in USA Weekend, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Woman’s World, as well as the “pet press.” As a founder and president emeritus of the Cat Writers’ Association, a member of the DogWriters Association of America and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, her work has been honored with over two dozen writing awards from these and many other organizations.

Amy and her husband, Mahmoud, live among 700-plus antique roses and assorted critters at Rosemont, their thirteen-acre “spread” in north Texas.

To contact Amy, write to her at:

P.O. Box 1904
Sherman, TX 75091
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.shojai.com

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