When Your Pet Visits from the Afterlife

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Has your departed pet ‘visited’ you? Maybe you felt them walk across the bed or you sensed their warmth near you. Maybe you heard them walk across the floor or the jingle of the tags on their collar.
Afterlife visits are always positive, loving, and vivid…
A real visitation will be an incredibly memorable experience especially if you were visited while you slept. Your departed pet will choose a time when you are most open to receiving their messages and that is usually in the late hours in the evening or early morning hours of sleep.
You will wake up feeling like you actually held them or were greeted enthusiastically by them. It will be so vivid you may even look around the house just to make sure they didn’t reappear!
A real visitation is a beautiful reunion of your two souls…
It will never be a negative experience or a replay of a traumatic event. Those disturbing dreams are your subconscious mind working through grief, remorse, or other emotions after a loss.
I’ve had many clients reach out to me after experiencing a nightmarish dream involving their departed pet. They worry that their pet is in pain or lost on the Other Side and they feel utterly distraught and helpless. I reassure them that they do not need to worry one bit about their pets on the Other Side. There is only the purest love-filled beauty in the afterlife.
So rest assured, your departed pets are safe, happy, and balanced in the afterlife. Your souls will continue to meet during your dreams even if you don’t remember them. If you are lucky enough to remember these incredible visitations be sure to thank your pet and ask them to visit again soon.
Your departed pet can be anywhere in the Universe and beyond and they choose to be with you. That’s pretty special don’t you think? If you haven’t had a visitation that you remember don’t be too upset. Your pet is likely around all the time so it is more difficult to sense their presence.
Ask them for an obvious sign and be sure to let them know you will honor every message they send you.
Getting a message from a departed loved one is joy and a blessing but what do you do if you have a negative entity near you? What does that feel like? How do you get rid of them?
Read more about how to repel any negative entities. 

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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 heartwarming and inspirational books, The Pet I Can’t Forget, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals and Hear All Creatures.
She also offers a free app and 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 Animal Sanctuary a non-profit charity that serves as a final refuge for elderly, special needs, and abandoned companion animals. Karen saves the pets no one else wants on her 30-acre farm in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Proceeds from Karen’s books and coaching benefit the animals at the sanctuary.
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  1. Randy Kromas says:

    We lost our two beloved dogs within a six month period. The night after the loss of our second dog, while sleeping, I had a vision where my wife and I heard a noise in our living room. We went to investigate and found our second dog laying on the floor with a toy in his mouth. He looked up at us and when he did, our first dog appeared from under the coffee table and she took the toy away. That started a wonderful routine of playing chase that lasted for several minutes. After romping, they settled down, looked at us, and faded away. I told my wife about the experience and we both found great comfort with the visit. We’re looking forward to more.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Wow! What an incredible experience! I hope you know how special that was. It takes so much energy for them to manifest and play! I’m so happy for you. Be sure to invite more visits and be so grateful when it happens. Thanks for sharing this beautiful experience with me. Sending love and healing.

  2. Hello Karen,
    I hope to see or feel my little boy around me real soon. I miss him so much. Karen, it was only thanks to you that I was able to get through this. you were so comforting and sweet, and you knew just what to say. You, Karen are AMAZING to me.
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Very Respectfully
    Donna Pollock

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Donna. It is my honor to be a part of your journey. Thank you for shining your beautiful light into my life. Sending love and healing

  3. Jeff Zarr says:

    Thank you Karen, you have touched my soul sharing your life experience and beautiful journey. I have read your book and I am grateful to have found you. I was able to find my “heart” dog, Ellie, and she is the closest living creature that has ever crossed my path. She transitioned in June after a tough battle with cancer. This has been the most devastating loss of my life. Ellie began reaching out to me the day after she transitioned. She has visited me almost every day since by turning on the light that has a motion sensor. I took a picture only 1x and I was able to see her beautiful soul adrift in the photo. She has reached out to me many other ways, also. I have heard her bark through my radio once, and she visited me in my dream….and I now understand what you mean with the beauty of the visit. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced and was a totally different feeling than I ever have had. God Bless You for following HIS calling and helping so many people. I hope to talk with you soon when you start to work again with your spirit partners. All My Love and a Big Hug. Jeff

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Ellie. It must be so hard to go through the day without seeing her sweet face. I’m so happy you have read my book and understand how Ellie can communicate with you now that she is in spirit. You are blessed to have this sweet girl sending you so many signs! That is amazing! They are truly incredible experiences unlike any other. Thank you for shining your beautiful light into my life. I know your angel, Ellie will be right by your side and watching over you. Sending love, blessings, and healing.

  4. Michelle Gill says:

    Hello Karen,
    I can’t thank you enough for your books and the emails I get. I lost my Great Dane, Gracie in June. Due to wobblers taking care of her was my full-time job. A job that I loved. When she died I felt like I lost my purpose in life and the pain was unbearable. But your book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals . It started the process of my healing.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Michelle, I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Gracie. Your purpose in life continues on even though she made her transition. Your beautiful connection with Gracie has launched you onto your spiritual journey. I’m sure Gracie wants you to open your heart and expand your perspectives so you will receive her messages and signs. That is all part of your purpose and it is all part of the journey. I have no doubt she led you to my book. Thank you for sharing and for allowing yourself to grieve and move toward healing. Sending love.

  5. Carole Rust says:

    My sweet Dixie who was 13 crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June 2017. We had rescued her when she was only 3 mo. Someone had thrown her out on the side of the road. I was devastated when she left me. After a few nights, I had the most amazing dream.
    I heard Dixie running into the bedroom & felt her jump up on the bed by my feet. She walked next to me touching my body up to my head. I could feel and smell her. When she got to my face she gave me one of her Dixie kisses. She then curled up around my head & went to sleep. It was so real! She has visited both of us in our dreams since.
    We had Dixie cremated. I couldn’t stand the thought of putting her in the ground. The day I went to pick her up it was raining. I cried the whole way there and back. When I pulled in my garage Brooks and Dunn song You’re My Angel was playing. I held her box crying. I played that song several times sitting in the dark. Then I got the most peaceful feeling. I know she was with me helping me.
    I still miss her every day. I talk to her and tell her I love and miss her. We haven’t been able to adopt another dog yet. We tried once and it just didn’t work out. I know one day the time will be right….just not now.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Dixie.
      It is devastating to lose someone you love so much.
      I’m so happy you experienced a beautiful afterlife visitation! It really feels real, doesn’t it?!
      I’ve had such a powerful visitation that I have gotten out of bed and gone searching for that pet. It truly feels like they are right there because they ARE!
      When the time is right you will know and maybe then you can welcome someone new into your life. Sending love and healing.

  6. Kása Éva says:

    Dear Karen! iam from Hungary ,iam looking for an answer to my question for years and i know you can help me .Iam a pet resucer ,i love cats mainly,2 years ago my beloved furbaby passed away ,i miss her so much we lived 13 years in symbiosis together,can i meet her again in after-live?Are my dear cats waiting for me?last month my 3 cats were killed by my neighbor :)please help me looking forward to your answer and whis you all the best with love Éva

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Yes! You will all be together again someday! They will be waiting for you. I’m so sorry about the loss of your three cats. My heart breaks for you. Please keep positive memories and think of them as being happy, healthy, and whole in the afterlife. They do not take any pain or sorrow with them when they go. They are perfect in every way. Sending love and healing…

  7. Victoria Dahl says:

    Hello Karen 🙂
    You are an amazing and inspiring person. So thankful to have found you and I am a VIP member at your Boom app. I ordered one of your books which should be arriving soon. I wanted to share 4 possible signs with you and your followers. My cat Lola died 5 months ago. Since then, I have had 3 or 4 vivid dreams, most of which she seems illusive and I catch her and bring her home. I can feel her, feel the love of being near her. My 4 signs are there:
    1) a week after my cat’s death, I went to bed and in the living room I heard what sounded like a cat jumping off the couch. Lola would often follow me to bed and sleep by my feet. I also felt her weight by my feet the first week.
    2) A few weeks after Lola’s death, I was holding my pillow that has Lola’s full body picture printed on it. I was crying so hard and calling her name. I then felt a slight vibration coming from the pillow against my chest.
    3) Three weeks after Lola’s death, I ordered a small heart-shaped memorial stone to place on her grave. I was so excited to receive it, I grabbed my keys, ran downstairs, and at the door, my cat pendant with Lola’s name on it fell off my keychain and landed at my feet.
    4) this one shook me. About a month after Lola’s death, I was singing to my little granddaughter, ” You Are My Sunshine” over and over again. As I kept singing it, I thought of my cat Lola and started to cry, missing her. That weekend, I had a picnic with my family in a park. Nearby, was a cemetery. I went to take a look and noticed 2 painted stones next to a grave. I walked over to it and one of the painted stones had the words, “You Are My Sunshine” with a sun painted on it.
    I truly believe our pets are near us, as you say. I was hoping you would share this with your followers and if I could have your reaction to my signs. Were they signs Karen, or am I overthinking it?
    Also, you say the best time for a connection is when we are drifting off to sleep. Well, recently I was falling asleep and as I closed my eyes, I saw my cat, full-body, profile image in color, sitting by my pillow. She then got up and walked away. I opened my eyes. Felt so real! So, would love your feedback, and God bless you for all you do.
    I would love a session with you one day.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so glad you were guided to me and Lola was likely the one who steered you in my direction. I’m so happy to hear you have ordered my books. I know you will love them and they will help you on your journey. Thank you for sharing your AMAZING messages and signs! That is so special and I hope you THANK her each and every time. The more you acknowledge those messages and ask for more, the more likely they are to send them. For those reading this that have not received a sign, don’t be disheartened. Not all pets feel the need to send signs. The pets that are with us and around us all the time may not feel it is necessary to make their presence known…it is not a lack of love…or caring…some just don’t feel the need to send signs….and we also become very desensitized to their presence since they are always there. This is wonderful, Vicki and I hope to connect with you and your beloved Lola someday. Sending love and healing.

  8. Victoria Dahl says:

    Thank you for posting my message. I hope it was inspirational. I am looking forward to reading your books. You have inspired me to open my heart and mind. I miss Lola very much but she is at peace, happy and near me. My heart is lighter because of you. I do hope you will be able to do readings someday. I have always wanted to but was skeptical. I trust you and the love you pour into your life’s work. You are helping many people. God bless you.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      You are welcome! Being skeptical is healthy and normal. Just open to all that can be…to all that we are capable of…and the limitless possibilities of Animal Communication. It warms my heart to know I have helped you on your journey. May God bless you and your loved ones.

  9. Victoria Dahl says:

    Thank you again Karen. You have truly helped me through the loss of my cat Lola. I cherish her signs she sent. It’s almost 6 months now since she transitioned. Not much more with vivid signs, but I wake up feeling close to her. The other day, I opened my phone, and her picture was there. Not sure how that happened, but Lola was saying hello.❤ will her signs become less vivid as time goes by? You say they are with us, so may not need to send vivid signs? Thank you again for being such an inspiration to me and others.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      The signs from Lola can be more subtle or more noticeable, it just depends on how she sends them and how sensitive you are to them. You may get used to her energy being near you and not pick up on the subtle signs or she may ramp things up and make it more obvious for you. There is no set way and each soul is unique as to how they connect with us. I have found that as time goes by they become more transparent and generally more subtle in nature. That does not mean they are with us any less…it just means their soul is progressing, expanding, and following their spiritual journey. Just be grateful and thankful for each message. The photo on your cell phone was pretty special! Sending love and healing

  10. Victoria Dahl says:

    Thank you for your time to answer my question. Your books are informative and inspiring. I do hope, one day, you’ll be able to have readings again. I am very interested, thanks to you. You saw my cell phone photo? Not sure it was my Lola? It could have been family. Take care and happy, healthy New Year to you and your family.😁

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Yes, I saw your photo! Thank you for sharing. I am not sure who it was but someone was saying hello! Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed New Year!

  11. Victoria Dahl says:

    Hello Karen: Thank you for answering my questions. You truly have changed my life spiritually. I have a sign or visitation I want to share with you.😊
    You mention dreams as signs, and if you remember it vividly, it is a sign.
    It’s been six months since my cat Lola transitioned. I’ve had about 5 good messages since and two dreams I remember of Lola.
    The other morning, on Lola’s six-month anniversary of her transitioning, I fell into a deep sleep that morning. Hadn’t slept much night before. So, went to lie down for about an hour. As I was waking up, I felt Lola sniffing and licking my thumb! I then pet her on the head. I could feel her fur, see her face. Lola then tried to bite my hand, but like a nip, like when they get excited? I then pet her again. Then, Lola got up and walked across my bed and jumped off. As she did, I ran my hand from her head to her tail. I felt her fur. However, on her tail, I pulled off a small, white plastic that looked like those tiny hooks you use to hang teacups?
    Don’t know what that means, but I do have a china closet where I have nails and hooks and stuff where Lola would sometimes hide in.
    It was incredible Karen! Very, very different than a dream. Lola felt like she was there on my bed. So real, I opened my eyes slightly, but she was disappearing, so I closed my eyes again, and she was still there. I was so happy running around the house thanking Lola for coming to see me!
    Just wanted to share❤❤😊

  12. Angela Beitia says:

    My girl passed two months ago. I wait for a feel of presences when I go to bed because that’s when she always jumped on my with me. Even when she was ill before she passed, she had the strength to jump up in bed, leaving her breathless. I did feel her one day when I sat on the couch to have my tea before bed. I felt it slightly and saw a shadow around the corner. That made me happy. She also sat with me on her last days, put her paw on my arm. Co had her 16 years and look forward to any presence she sends me

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. You are so blessed to have her visit you so often and in so many ways! It takes a lot of energy for them to do so. Sending her loving thoughts helps too. It’s like spiritual fuel. How very lucky you both are to have each other. Sending love and healing..

  13. Bombers mum says:

    I lost the love of my life and soul mate Bomber 6 days ago and he loved me so much as well I can’t believe he won’t visit or isn’t with me. I’m praying so hard for a sign of a visit. I talk to him everyday and I sleep with his jacket every night. I’m so grateful I found this app and I will be getting your book.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. Sometimes our departed pets visit us or send obvious signs they are near and other times they don’t. Just keep inviting Bomber to send you a sign and ask him to make it really obvious. Then be open and pay attention. Chances are he is sending them but your grief is interfering with your reception. It happens to me too. Grief can paralyze our senses and cause us to miss things. I’m sure your angel is with you now and wants you to know he will always be near. Sending love and healing…

  14. Lynne Shields says:

    I have had a few sightings of my boxer Brindi. Once I was crying in my bedroom and she came up to the end of the bed looked over and raised her eyebrows in concern. She was gone in a split second. Recently I came in the house and I looked towards the back door and saw an outline of her body and suddenly I saw her little tail wagging like crazy. I have also found feathers where she would lie in the sun outside. It makes me feel better to think that she is still here with us.


    My Tibby comes every other day, but with the last two visits her behaviour has changed. She moves much quicker, and stays much longer going to 3 places. These times after her third activity, she “sends” another young cat or young dog. They just sit by my feet . I know that she is protecting me with her presence and love, but why send the other two . I talk to her every night and read her her poem which we both love. I tell her what I’ve been doing and who, if any are coming the next day. If she knows them, she always makes herself known by meowing loudly, telling us she is with us..
    I think she is a very remarkable cat and love her very much and miss her dreadfully.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Tibby. It really hit me as I have a Tibby kitty on the Other Side too. I love to hear about her visitations. That must feel so good! She is able to draw upon all of your positive energy with the loving thoughts, poems, and words you have for her. How truly special. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to bring more healing into your heart. I would also like to invite you to opt in on the HOME page so you can receive the loving support you deserve. Thank you so much for sharing.

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