Who is Alice The Cat Expert? 

Growing up, she didn’t know she would scoop cat poop for a living…

Alice Chau-Ginguene is a Cat Behaviourist, writer, educator and advocate. For over a decade, Alice has worked with thousands of cats and their humans, to educate and to find harmony in their living space. When she is not working with cats, she is writing about cats.

She believes most of the cat “problems” are not really problems, but rather a misunderstanding between cat and human sharing a living space, and a solution can be found through education.  

She is the founder the longest standing, award winning pet sitting business in Dublin – Maow Care and the founder of Ireland’s first cat-centric festival Dublin Cat Fair. She is also a Pet First Response instructor and Missing Animal Response Technician. She has been featured on numerous media both in Ireland and abroad. She has been recently featured on RTE documentary – One Day: Keeping Ireland Company 

Alice speaks English, French, Cantonese and Mandarin, she can serve you in all of these languages. She also has Level 1 on Irish Sign Language.

She is married, a mother of one human and two cats.

Fun fact: She has travelled 10627.48 km over the years together with her cat Larmlarm when they moved from Hong Kong to Paris, then to Dublin.

You want to know how she became a cat sitter? Her journey started here….

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Alice’s credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
  • Advanced Award Certificate of Feline Behaviour (with Distinction), COAPE
  • FETAC Level 5 – Start Your Own Business
  • Certified Instructor, Canine First Response
  • QQI 6 – Train the Trainer (with Distinction)
  • QQI 7 – SME Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University College Dublin (expected graduation Dec 2020)
  • Master of Science, Animal Behaviour & Welfare, Queen’s University Belfast (offer accepted, planned start date October 2021)

Alice’s accreditations:

  • Members of Pet Sitters International since 2009
  • Top 5 Finalist of Pet Sitter of the Year 2018, Pet Sitters International
  • Professional Member, Cat Writers Association
  • Supporting member, IAABC

Alice’s other CDP trainings include: 

  • Certificate on Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Edinburgh

  • Certificate on Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States

  • “Is that Cat Feral?” webinar, American SPCA

  • “Ensuring a Bon Voyage for Transported Animals” webinar, American SPCA

  • “Side Effects of Common Pet Medications” webinar, Pet Sitters International

  • Hand Hygiene, HMI

  • Infection Prevention and Control, HSE

  • Feline Safe Handling and Behaviour, InnoVet

  • Cat Asthma and Bronchitis, InnoVet

  • Practical Tips for clinical application of Hemp CBD+CBDA extract, WebinarVet

  • Animal Welfare in Sustainable Development, WebinarVet

To view Alice’s full LinkedIn profile, click here.

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