About Us

Samantha Martin, originally known as the “Rat Lady of Chicago,” is the founder and owner of Amazing Animals and has over thirty years of experience working with and training animals. She has a college degree in Animal Husbandry and is also a graduate of the Brookfield Zoological Internship program.

Samantha specializes in felines and is continues her education by taking animal behavior classes to keep up with current standards. Before starting her own business, she worked at a variety of animal facilities, including a veterinary clinic, animal shelter, and pet shop.

Samantha and her animals have made numerous appearances on local and national television and radio programs, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Animal Planet, Wild Chicago, 190 North, WGN, CBS Sunday Morning, MTV, CNN, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and more.

They have also toured throughout the United States and Europe and many of her animals have appeared in movies, music videos, commercials, and print ads.

Samantha, herself, has been featured in several books and articles, including “Ten Minutes to Cat Training” and “Staci’s Guide to Animal Movies.”

We have been in the industry since 1980.

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