I am often asked what I ‘see’ during an Afterlife Communication session with pets.
Sometimes I see an outline of their body and other times I see just their eyes.
The picture below is a good example of what I will see during an afterlife session.
They may also appear as full or partial manifestations of what they actually looked like in full color moving around my office space, chasing toys, purring, leaning into me.
Each pet is different and they will often bring through your departed HUMAN LOVED ONES.
Departed pets tell me that they appear to you the same way
Some of you may have seen flashes like this of your beloveds who are visiting from the Other Side.
It is usually super fast, fleeting and in the corner of your eye or overlapping in your thoughts.
Other times you may experience a vivid dream where your departed pet was with you…and it felt so real!
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Karen is an award-winning animal communicator and best-selling author who specializes in pet loss and the afterlife. She has documented her journey with her books, 'The Amazing Afterlife of Animals' and 'Hear All Creatures'.
She also offers animal communication coaching programs for all skill levels as well as loving support and guidance for those struggling with the loss of a beloved companion.
Karen is the CEO and founder of Painted Rain Ranch, a non-profit animal sanctuary that serves as a final refuge for elderly, special needs, and abandoned companion animals. Located on a 30-acre farm in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Karen devotes her life to helping animals in need.
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I have lost a number of pets in my lifetime and cried for each one of them. Most recently, however, on September 28th of this year, I had to say goodbye to my German Shepherd (I do not add the term “Dog” to this because I never considered her as such!).
She was, and she knew this because I shared it with her, my Best Friend! I have been inconsolable since her passing and have cried a river of tears! Her “sister” who is our rescue lab mix has been getting a LOT of extra attention now because I have so much love that needs to be shared!
I have read many books in communicating with and understanding signs from our furry friends, including your latest. Last night I asked for a specific sign and told her I would love to “hear” from her. Now, I have had a number of “signs” appear that I didn’t recognize as such prior to my reading; feathers, hummingbirds, Cardinals, butterflies, dragonflies, doves, etc., but all of those things are also common to see/find where I live in Tucson, Arizona. How could I be sure? Anyway, last night when heading to bed, I did as usual; kissed my Baby Girl’s urn, kissed her paw print, touched her photograph, and then told her (asked her!) that Daddy would really like her to come to see me in my dreams tonight. I always dream but none are particularly lucid, meaning that nothing is “solid” in them. Everything is hazy. Except for last night!
I hadn’t been asleep for long, maybe 45 minutes or so, when my Baby Girl (her actual name is Hannah) was in bed with me and SO REAL! For the very first time…ever!…I was able to feel her, touch her, kiss her, and she me! She held her paw to my face so I could kiss it (something we did often when she was here with me) and I could FEEL it! I was so happy! She appeared to me as she was when she left this realm, older, but with the exuberance of a puppy! I woke up with tears in my eyes but a happiness that hasn’t been in my heart for nearly two months!
Of course, I’m crying while typing this but now not just because of sadness (although I still am of course) but also happiness because my best friend came to see me!
Oh, how I miss the feel of her while hugging and her smell and kisses! But, I will continue to talk to her and express my love for her as if she’s with me because……..she is!
I hope to talk to you someday but I’m retired and I’ll have to save to make that happen but, until then, thanks for your book, ‘The Amazing Afterlife of Animals” and for what you’ve done for others and for me with the words you wrote!
I have never lost a pet. This is my first. I have been in great pain worrying about her on the other side alone without me. We were very connected. I did have a moment coming out of a slumber of her jumping up and down and being very happy. I thought it might be my wishful thinking but I would not know to wish that. I would naturally go to her being solemn maybe and just settled. It told me she was healthy and whole again and I just am not sure if it is a real communication to help me from my deep depression or something my mind created.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet angel. My heart breaks for you and I hope you will get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. You will find out that those are actual messages and not your imagination or wishful thinking. I’m sure she is trying to let you know she is alive and well in spirit form and she loves you very much. Sending love and healing hugs
I’ve asked each one of my pets that have passed away to come visit me in a dream to let me know they are okay and they all have visited me💜
What a wonderful idea! You are so fortunate to have your angels visiting you! I’m so happy for you. Sending love…
Hello, my beautiful dog passed away 19 weeks ago and I have become very spiritual since then.
I meditate and have purchased many crystals.
I have asked for a visit from her but I am getting nothing. I have seen many mediums too but she never comes through.
I have so much guilt and I really want to know she is here and can hear me.
I’m finding it so hard and am unable to deal with it.
I was adopted and have no family at all. I therefore have no one in spirit. I only have my two children and husband (alive) I’m so worried I’m going to be on my own when it’s my time to pass, as I have no one to greet me. I have asked for signs from guardian angels and spirit guides but have got nothing. I believe in the afterlife and angels but am so confused. Am I being blocked? I desperately want to see/speak to my dog again. What should I do? Xx
Maria, I am so sorry for the loss of your angel. Your grief is likely blocking the messages and signs or some pets just don’t send them. It is not a reflection of a lack of love it is just personal preference. The ones that don’t send obvious messages are the ones that are with you the most. Your energies are so close it is hard to sense them near you. So please don’t feel that she is not there. I promise she is. Guilt can add to the blockages as any negative emotion will. I would like to invite you to opt in as a VIP member so you can receive more loving support from me and also get a copy of my book The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. It may be that you will need to wait until you are emotionally calm and balanced and then have a session with a qualified and professional Animal Communicator. Not all Mediums can communicate with animals. It takes someone with a particular skill set to accurately deliver messages from the animals. I hope you will allow yourself this time to grieve and know that your angel will always be by your side. Sending love and healing…
In December of 2020 I lost my Dimetri. I swear I’ve heard him a few times, but as time goes on, my ADD puts the trauma of his sudden loss in a drawer, so I don’t have to deal with it all at once. Today, I was napping with my Significant Other, and I had this so very vivid dream of Dimetri. He was in bed with me. I could feel his fur, his nose, his teeth. I could physically feel his presence. I was suddenly awoken from my dream and went to the living room (turns out I was still sleeping), where I discussed the experience I’d just had with my mother, when he reappeared but only I could see him. Only I could feel him. I just want him to stay, and comfort me like he’d done in the past. He was my rock for so very long and his death destroyed me. My heart feels heavy right now. My mind is telling me I’m crazy for believing it was him at all. But I’ve never felt anything so physically REAL in a dream before. Is it because we didn’t have closure that he continues to visit me? Why doesn’t his sister visit? Is it because I held her as she passed and we were both at peace about it?
I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Dimetri. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. Consider yourself fortunate to have experienced a dream visitation. What you described is exactly what happens. It takes a lot of energy for them to come through so strongly so never doubt it was him. Think of how he feels that he put all that effort into visiting and you don’t believe it was him. It has nothing to do with closure and some pets never come through in dreams. Each is unique and it is not a reflection of love. I encourage you to read my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, download my app, and read through the other blog posts for answers to your questions and so much more. If you haven’t opted in yet as a VIP I will provide you with ongoing support to help you through this difficult time. Sending love and healing…
In December, 2021, I lost my cat, Kitty. She was put to sleep due to advanced kidney disease, incontinence, and pain. I felt guilty putting her to sleep, but she was 20 years old and not getting any better.
While sleeping, I had a fleeting vision. It was very quick. I saw her walking past her food bowl and she glanced up at me and then looked away. Her white fur was very white- not a dingy yellow white she had while getting older. She seemed comfortable and appeared healthy.
I miss her so much!! I’m hoping that is a sign that she is okay and in a better place. We will never know for sure, but it felt real.
I am so sorry for the loss of Kitty. It is devastating to lose someone you have shared a lifetime with. Your vision of her was most definitely a sign from her that all is well. Trust that. It takes so much for them to manifest that way. You are so lucky to have had that experience! Ask her to send more signs and trust it is her. Sending love and healing