Cats Learn to High-Five to Get Adopted and Find Their Forever Homes

Thousands of shelter cats across the country are being taught to "high-five" through the Cat Pawsitive program to help increase their chances of being adopted!


You can check out this sizzle reel for the Cat Pawsitive program HERE and a library of images HERE!

Cat Pawsitive is a life-saving program for shelter and rescue cats that aims to increase feline adoption rates by teaching shelter staff and volunteers how to implement positive reinforcement training for cats. Jackson Galaxy, star of the television show My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet, and founder of JGP, developed the Cat Pawsitive program with a team of feline behavior experts.

Cats who are exposed to reward-based training methods of Cat Pawsitive gain confidence, experience reduced stress level and build connections with staff, volunteers, and potential adopters. The program can help a shy cat learn to feel comfortable coming up to the front of her cage to meet an adopter, a feisty cat learns to play nice, and an outgoing kitty learns to give an endearing "high five" to his visitors to seal an adoption deal.

To celebrate the expansion of The Jackson Galaxy Project's (JGP) life-saving Cat Pawsitive program, GreaterGood.org, the Petco Foundation, and Halo® pet food are teaming up for the first annual Cat Pawsitive National High-Five Day Shelter Contest. From April 2 until National High-five Day on April 19, animal shelter staff and volunteers, along with the public, will be invited to share their most creative feline high-five photos and videos on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CatPawsitive, tagging @TheJacksonGalaxyProject and @HaloPets. After the end of the contest, applications will open for shelters to apply for the expanded 2018 Cat Pawsitive program. Selected groups will be taught training techniques for cats in their shelters to improve engagement, awareness, and adaptability.


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