Meet Rachel, Head Cat Lady

tabby cat and smiling woman

Hi, I’m Rachel, the cat lover behind Cat Lady Alley. Growing up with cats means they’ve been in my life for as long as I can remember.

As an adult, my husband and I found our first stray kitten in 2010. And since then, I’ve fully immersed myself in everything cat and wholly owned my cat lady status.

I love everything about cats. I love chatting about them, taking photos and videos of them, learning about them, and finding ways to enrich their lives.

But I also love connecting with fellow cat lovers and cat parents, which is the reason why I started this blog – so I have a place to share what I’ve learned during my cat lady journey.

I’ve been a cat mom for over 13 years now. And during that time, my cats inspired me to foster cats and kittens, volunteer with various organizations, and start two cat blogs!

My husband and I currently share our home with four cats (and one dog).

Dexter, Olive, Sophie and Woodrow

About the Blog

Cat Lady Alley – Enriching your life, enriching your cat’s life!

At Cat Lady Alley, I want to provide you with inspiration to live a cat-filled, fun, and enriching life!

So whether I’m sharing tips for you as a cat parent, cute items for a cat lover, or fun new finds for your cat – it’s all about enriching both your life and your cat’s life.

Here are some recent posts to get you started.

More About Rachel

I started blogging back in 2016 on a whim. With no real plan in place, I simply had my love of cats, photography and writing (my BA is in screenwriting). My first blog, Three Chatty Cats, was a place to share the fun and silly antics of my cats. That blog is still going strong today.

Also in 2016, I became a volunteer writer and editor for The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive Pro initiative, which helps shelter cats nationwide. I’ve also fostered and volunteered for Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles. (Two of our cats were fosters that we adopted!)

I am a Professional Member of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) and have served on their council of directors.

An Award-Winning Blogger

I’m proud that Three Chatty Cats was named Best Cause Blog in 2017 by the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards.

More recently, I’ve won 10 Muse Medallion awards from the Cat Writers’ Association for Best Humor/Entertainment Blog (3x), Best Humor/Entertainment Social Media (2x), Best Product Review (2x), Best Single Image Photography (2x), and Best Short Video (Educational/Informative).

I have also won 27 CWA Certificate of Excellence awards.

Work With Me

If you’re interested in working with me, please email me at hello@catladyalley.com.

Want More Cats?

Because I love blogging so much, I also have a blog all about my own cats called Three Chatty Cats (yes, I can count – there are five cats in the graphic). Anyway, if you need a weekly dose of cuteness, check it out.

Love Shopping?

Looking for some cute cat-themed stationery? I also run the Cat Lady Alley shop, designing stickers, stationery, keychains and more. Hop on over and take a peek! I’m on both Shopify and Etsy.