Certified Cat Behavior Expert, Rita Reimers, knows cats very well. She has always been drawn to animals, cats in particular.
“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.”
Understanding cats and their behaviors is a natural ability for Rita, and she considers it her “calling” in life. Her Cat Behavior Counseling services have helped 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 currently co-hosts a radio show on Pet Life Radio with her BFF and fellow cat behavior expert, Linda Hall, affectionately called 19 Cats and Counting after the number of cats had at the time the show was born (she now has 16). Together, Linda and Rita also host their YouTube series, Let’s Talk Cats, as well as co-author a cat behavior blog for Litter Genie’s Kitty Korner. Rita met Linda on a Richard Simmons Cruise to Lose when they were both working for him.
Both Linda and Rita are also supporting members of the IAABC, International Association of Animal Behaviorists.
Rita also writes a Cat Behavior Help and Advice column called “A New Cattitude,” which is featured in every issue of Catster Magazine. She also written specialty articles for Catster, featuring such notables as Mayim Bialik, Margaret Cho, and Chef Bobby Flay.
Fun Fact about Rita: 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’ last video series entitled Project Hope.