“A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a crisis with my elderly dog. I had known for some time that she was approaching the end of her life, the only questions were when and how. She had no disease process that any vet could determine, she was just suffering from the inescapable ravages of old age. She had good days and bad ones; up until that day, the good ones seemed to outnumber the bad.
“I awoke after a particularly difficult and restless night with her and felt with some certainty that the moment of decision had arrived. Should I help her make the transition with euthanasia or did I allow her to die naturally? I believe that my relationship with a companion animal is a kind of sacred trust. I wanted to do what was best for her, what she would tell me she wanted if I could hear her. By some little miracle I found Robyn Fritz. I called her that morning and told her what was going on, asked for an emergency session.
“Robyn was so kind, loving and compassionate. She told me she’d check in with Sasha and call me back in an hour. She confirmed what I had been feeling: that my beautiful girl was exhausted, her organs were starting to shut down and, although she could die on her on in a short time, and there was no suffering involved, she was fine with some assistance. I knew in my heart that Robyn was right. She was such a shining light for me that day, helped me find the courage to take the steps needed to do the right thing for this wonderful creature who had brought such love and joy to my life for 12-1/2 years. Robyn even called later in the day to see how we were both doing.
“There is nothing easy about saying goodbye to a precious dog whom I have loved so much for so many years. But Robyn’s loving, steady presence and wise demeanor carried me through the day and helped me do what Sasha needed me to do, with peace in my heart.” – Midge J.
“Robyn helped a lost dog survive six days in the snow, led us to her shelter, and convinced her to come home. You can bet the dog got the Chicken McNuggets she asked for! Robyn also told us how a lost dog died. And she’s helped us through issues with showing dogs and helping a pack get along. Thanks!” Linda in California
“I really can’t thank Robyn enough for the session with our cats. She has gone WELL beyond the level of support I was expecting. Our sessions with other intuitives were NEVER this thorough, nor did they include such wonderful follow-up. She has given us a solid foundation from which to take the first step towards helping our cats be happy. Rather than finishing the session and saying, “OK, good luck!” she has continued to make everything much clearer via her wonderful emails, and we so very much appreciate that.” Jenn in West Seattle
Animal Communication Services, Books, Workshops, Talks, and Blog
These days most of us who live with animals consider them to be family members. Years ago, when I first started writing about this, considering animals to be family members with the same rights and responsibilities as the human family members was as controversial as it was heartwarming.
Today the idea of the human-animal bond as a family dynamic is thriving. Still, creating families with animals is, in some ways, much harder than with humans because, of course, they aren’t human—they are animals, with unique species-related issues and concerns. That’s why it’s so important to have clear communication on both sides, and why animal communication has become mainstream.
We all talk with our animals every day, and we actually communicate quite well with them: we know when they want to play, eat, go out, don’t feel well, or want us to switch TV channels (okay, not everyone lives with a dog like my Murphy, who (weirdly) adored sumo wrestling, but you get the idea). However, we sometimes wish we understood them better. And they wish we would really, truly listen to them. As in, hear them talk back.
That’s where an animal communicator can help you and your animal family by taking connecting with animals up a notch. Animal communication is telepathic, or mind-to-mind connection that helps us create a deeper relationship with our animals, including understanding and resolving issues. It is not a substitute for common sense, training, or veterinary care. It is, and can be, useful and inspiring as it helps us deepen our connection to our animal families.
Of course, we are all intuitive, and we can all learn to talk with our animals on our own. I teach classes on how to do that, and encourage everyone to learn to use animal communication in their daily lives with animals. It’s fun, useful, and sometimes life-saving.
But there are times when it’s a good idea to hire an objective outsider, an animal communication professional like me, to help you talk with your animal.
Here are some ways that I can help you and your animals communicate with each other:
- Explore what they have to say to you, about whatever it is they want to talk about
- Explore what you have to say to them while clearing away confusion and doubt
- Have fun conversations with them that enlighten you—and them
- Resolve family harmony issues: are the animals getting along with each other, or with you? What does it take to create deeper relationships with our animals?
- You have tough issues, like re-homing an animal
- Lost animals
- Medical emergencies (I require all information I give be shared with the animal’s veterinarian)
- End-of-life issues: helping you and your animal say goodbye, from diagnosis to death: pet loss is difficult. I’ve been there and have supportive training. I offer grief support and energy healing as well as telepathic connections with animals.
- Resolve grief with psychic mediumship: talking with deceased animals
- Energy healing: Energy healing often facilitates behavioral and health issues and helps animals move closer to fulfilling their unique soul purpose. I am a Reiki Level 3 practitioner and use crystals for alchemical energy healing.
I help people live with their animal families in practical, mystical ways that acknowledge the complex lives we all lead while respecting and supporting individual needs and rights.
Sound good? Then please Contact Me for a session.
What My Animal Communication and Energy Healing Services Offer
I started my animal communication practice over a decade ago: like most of us who live with animals, I wanted to know what my animal family was thinking. Over the years my practice evolved into deepening the human-animal bond by facilitating both practical and mystical connections between people and their multi-species families—the animals we live with as family members.
Why? Because people often mistake their animals for animal totems, or expect more than any animal, or human, can possibly give. Does the phrase “animals are our healers and teachers” give you pause? It should. Animals are first and foremost just like us—they are souls who have chosen that body to learn and grow. We can do that together, but we shouldn’t expect them to be furry gurus. While some animals have signed up for cosmic or mystical jobs, just like we do, they are first and foremost our family members. Being a family member should always come first.
For example, too often people dismiss an animal’s illness or behavior as “mirroring,” assuming the animal is simply reflecting their human’s worries or issues; while this is normal in families, it devalues the real needs, insecurities, and concerns that our animals have (yes, just like we have).
If you are looking for thoughts and stories about our lives with animals, including animal communication stories, please see my books, and my blog articles.
I also offer workshops and talks on animal communication and the human-animal bond.
Why I Am an Animal Communicator
I became interested in animal communication in early 2001, when I was looking for a silly topic for a comic novel. Then my beloved Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Murphy Brown, got us out of the house about two minutes before the 6.8 Seattle earthquake. When I added that to her mysterious illnesses that mirrored mine, and her freaky street smarts, I knew there was more going on in the world than I ever imagined, and I decided to find out what it was. I learned from books and I learned from experienced animal communicators, and, most important, I learned from the animals themselves.
I can communicate with animals for you and I can teach you how to communicate with them. While this is largely telepathic, mind-to-mind connection, being an animal communicator also demands that you know about animal care, from nutrition to training to veterinary care and the dying process. I am not a nutritionist, trainer, veterinarian, or vet tech; I do, however, have almost 30 years of experience as a member of a multi-species family in which I have had to learn a great deal about animal care. I paid attention and learned “on the job.” And I continue to learn by keeping up-to-date on issues.
If you come to me for advice on any veterinary issue, I will tell you what I see and send you straight to your vet with information that could help your animal. But I am not a substitute for your veterinarian, and only animal communicators who are also veterinarians (a few will admit it) are trained and licensed for veterinary work.
So, why do I talk with animals? Because my life is ruled by love—living as citizens on the planet requires a mindset of equality that fosters love and respect for all life. My opinions and my service are both fueled by the desire to help us all create the connections that foster a healthy, balanced planet: in animal communication, that means helping families thrive with honesty and integrity. That’s why I’m open about what I believe is right and wrong, as stated below. Read on and decide if I’m the animal communicator for you.
- I do not support our current animal welfare organizations because they promote the outdated, barbaric practice of blanket early spay/neuter, which is proven to be a cause of cancer, thyroid disease, arthritis, hip dysplasia, obesity, roaming, and aggression even as it has failed to resolve the so-called ‘pet overpopulation’ problem. This policy is narrow-minded and uneducated. Anyone who supports it is not working from a mindset of love or common sense, is not educated, and is therefore contributing to unnecessary suffering by animals and their families. I know. I bought into this practice on the advice of our veterinarian, and I lost my beloved Murphy to hemangiosarcoma, a cancer that has a 25 percent greater rate of occurrence in females that are spayed early. Both my dogs, Murphy and Alki, had arthritis. In 2015 when I went looking for my Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy, Oliver, I made sure to send him to a breeder who didn’t insist on neutering him because I made it clear that I wouldn’t and why. See, I live my work, and my work is to help as many families as I can—as an intuitive, as an educated animal lover, and as a compassionate human. My agenda is the welfare of the multi-species family, honoring choice within a family. It is apolitical and honest. Always.
- Animal communication is not an emotional process. Animal communication is a skill and a responsibility. While emotion is part of our lives, emphasizing it in an intuitive process, which animal communication is, is dangerous and unhealthy for all involved, leading to unbalanced, ungrounded, depleted lives. It burdens our animals with our neediness, and can cause debilitation, stress, and illness. This is as true for our animal family members as it is for therapy and guide animals. It also burns out the intuitives who practice animal communication: their work is hard enough. Animal communicators need to be compassionate but objective and neutral, or they don’t help anyone, including themselves.
- I don’t quit when it gets tough. Make sure that the animal communicator you choose to help you find a lost animal or deal with an emergency or with a dying animal can handle the job. This work is tough; it requires discipline, neutrality, compassion, and calmness. I’ve picked up enough jobs from animal communicators who take on one of these tough jobs and then refuse to continue when “it feels like the lost dog is dead” or “it’s dying and I just can’t handle it.” It’s fine if they are that way. It’s not fine if they agree to a job and flake out. I am tough, can look at an issue from all sides, and will give all the information I receive, which is what an animal and its family need. Am I wrong sometimes? Who isn’t? I give all the information I receive, even when it’s difficult. I also frequently bring in a team of animal communicators to help.
- Animal communication is an objective process. Animal communication is not a spiritual practice, animals are not our healers and teachers (although we can learn from them, as they learn from us), and animals live in the real world, just like we do. Animal communication is one way to develop a better relationship with our animals. It is not a way to impose undue burdens on them because of our expectations. Sweet little Buddy may have a problem because he was a nasty guard dog in the 15th century, but what really matters is how we can help him get along in his current body. Some animal communicators believe there are “no bad dogs,” which is absurd: every being has a choice, including an animal. Animal communicators should help explore choices, withholding judgment on what they find to provide the neutral, objective support needed for the family to move forward.
Okay, so that’s me ranting. Let’s look at my raves—at why I am an animal communicator.
- Some animal communicators are awesome and there are not enough of them. Great animal communicators are loving, neutral, objective, trained, and informed individuals who genuinely care about their work and the animals and families they interact with. If they tell you they can help you find a lost animal or help in an emergency, they will. If they say they can help you understand your animal better or just have fun conversations with them, they will. If they think it’s time to call in somebody else, they do: teams can be awesome, as each member can find something else to look at. There are excellent animal communicators I feel both comfortable with and honored to refer to, and I will. There aren’t enough of us.
- I am good at it. Simply put. I have had many animals approach me with everything from simple to life-altering requests, and I have helped families better understand each other. It matters.
- I believe in teams. In difficult situations I sometimes bring in trusted animal communicators to get their impression. All successful businesses (and communities) understand that team work counts. I carefully screen the people I work with when I need them, and some of them are people I have trained.
- I believe in the human-animal bond. My first pets were bantam chickens when I was a kid, and later tropical fish. As soon as I was on my own I bought a dog. I’ve mostly had dogs ever since, and in 2003 we somehow attracted a resident alien (Grace the Cat, who was my first bantam chicken, Tweety, when I was a kid). When Murphy came along in 1998 I began to experience the wonders of living with animals as family members, not just pets. I also write about animals in my blog.
What to Expect in an Animal Communication Session
Regular Animal Communication Sessions
While I can and do talk with wild animals, my focus is on multi-species families: on creating healthy families with animals. My sessions can include conversations with animals that involve wishes and needs, health, behavior, and end-of-life transitions.
Before contacting me for a session please remember that animals, too, can have their own agenda. We save time (and your money) by narrowing the focus of your conversation. Here’s how to plan it:
- Spend a few minutes sitting quietly to relax and to clear your mind.
- Write a brief description of the animal: name, species, gender, age, general appearance, where you and the animal live. Please no pictures unless asked.
- Write a brief description of the household members involved, human and animal: name, gender, age, concerns.
- Write down the specific question/observations you have for your animal, whether it’s an injury, illness, behavior, or fun chat. Keep it brief.
- Be sure to tell your animals that you have asked them to speak with me, and tell them who I am. Many animals will not speak unless their people first agree. However, avoid paternalism: they are independent beings, and can make their own decisions about talking with people, and will, which can provide a lot of insight. Quite often animals show up to talk with me all on their own.
- We will set a specific date and time for this work.
- At the end of the session, you must directly thank your animal for participating, just as you would thank any human.
- Afterwards, cleansing such as dry salt bathing helps. (To dry bathe, put out a bowl of fresh water with a handful of sea salt, and run your arms down your body and shake your hands toward the salt water; afterwards, pour the salt down the drain or into a bare spot in your yard.)
- Give yourself a break: intuitive work can be exhausting.
Emergency Sessions: Lost Animals and Medical Issues
In addition to my standard consultation fee I charge a one-time upfront emergency fee to search for a lost animal or look at critical issues, including terminal cases, for a family or veterinarian. Please see my fees and contact page for my current charges.
Keep in mind that an average search for a lost animal can take several hours, sometimes over several weeks, and medical situations are complex, especially if they involve terminally ill and dying animals. Both are intense emotional situations and require calmness and patience.
Please contact me to arrange an emergency session. I am not always available for emergency work.
Finding a lost animal can be expensive. Before you contact me, do these things:
- Calm down, clear your head, take some deep breaths.
- Do something to make yourself visible to your animal: for example, put a white light around yourself and ask it to shine brightly, then ask your animal to look for the light and try to follow it if it wants to come home. Keep the light burning with love and acceptance. Be brave.
- Ask your animal’s guides and your guides to protect and support all of you. They will anyway, but you’ll feel better.
- Apologize if you have done something that upset your animal.
- Assure your animal that you may be angry and upset, but that’s emotional: you want it to come home, you are looking for it, and you love it unconditionally. If that’s not true, let the animal go, so it is free to find a home somewhere else.
- Appease your animal: get out and look for it, take a favorite toy or treat along with you, and talk to your animal. Don’t care what other people think: your animal is probably watching, gauging your behavior, as nervous and upset as you are. Meet it halfway.
- Start the search: check the house and neighborhood, ask neighbors to help, post signs, check local websites, vets, rescue groups, and shelters. Call me only when enough time has gone by that you need my help. Search first! Then only stop searching when you have answers—or give up.
- Regardless of the outcome, you must thank your animal for being part of your family, and honor its decision.
For fees or to schedule an animal consultation, please see my Fees and Contact page.
I really would love to help you and your animal family.
My Books on the Human-Animal Bond
You can purchase my books at my website or at Amazon and Barnes and Noble; Finding Oliver: How and Why Our Animals Reincarnate with Us can be found on most e-book platforms or at BookBaby. My workshops and talks all offer the opportunity to purchase my books.
- Bridging Species: Thoughts and Tales About Our Lives with Dogs. My book won the 2010 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award, a prestigious national award honoring the writing that best exemplifies the bond between dogs and people. Includes thought-provoking essays on creating multi-species families and comic stories.
My Workshops and Talks on Connecting with Our Animal Families
I teach workshops and give talks on animal communication, creating families with animals (the human-animal bond), and animals and the afterlife and reincarnation (including hospice, dying, and death). This includes a talk on how saving my dog’s life saved mine, and what that can mean for multi-species families everywhere.
Please see my Events page for currently scheduled events and talks. I do not give workshops for or support any organization that promotes blanket early spay/neuter, even if it is a charity. I would urge you not to do so as well. I don’t care who they are: let’s shut them down and start over. With love.
Please see my Available Workshops/Talks page for workshops and talks currently offered.
Please see my Presented Workshops/Talks page for workshops and talks previously presented.
I can tailor a workshop or talk to suit your organization.
Learn about the intuitive life, and read more thoughts and stories about animals, at my blog. Share your thoughts. Let’s talk. Let’s save animal lives. Let’s build a loving community together.
© 2013 – 2017 Robyn M Fritz