When a Pet Crosses Over
Alexa and I both love animals and are blessed to share our home with two beautiful bengal cats. We love this breed because they’re very not only exotically beautiful, but extremely loving and affectionate. But those wonderful qualities are almost bittersweet. Pets come into our homes and steal our hearts, but the sad truth is that most pass away far too soon. Over the last couple of years we’ve lost two cats to cancer. While it was heartbreaking to say “goodbye”, it also reminded me how important it is to cherish the time we do have with the pets – and people – that we love.
Many people ask about what pets experiences when they pass over. The truth is, it’s not that different than when people pass. Animals have souls too, and like the rest of us, they go through a life review, reunite with loved ones in Heaven, and watch over those they left behind.
Let me give you the details of exactly what happens:
Pets Go Through a Life Review
Like humans, your pets go through a life review where they can see the effect they had on the people around them and all the things you did for them. It’s comforting to know that during this time, they gain a deeper understanding of things that happened while they were alive. For example, they see everything that you did to care for them. They’ll understand how you sacrificed your bank account for an operation. They’ll know why you had to give them medication and how you struggled with keeping them alive. They revisit the moments before, during, and after their death – and if you had to put them down, they understand why they decision was painful and necessary.
So many people struggle with guilt if they have to put a sick pet to sleep, but I can tell you that every time an animal comes through to me in a reading, it’s obvious that they understand how difficult and painful it was for their owner to make that decision.
Pets Send Signs to Reach You
Much like people, pets often use signs to reach you. Their signs might be a little different – seeing other animals that remind you of them is a common sign. They might send you paw prints, or bring your attention to a stuffed animal that reminds you of them. I once had a friend who was a flight attendant. Every so often while she was flying she would notice cloud formations in the shape of her beloved toy poodle that passed away. But that’s not the only ways that your pets come through. Dreams are an easy way for your pets in spirit to come visit you while you are fast asleep. Just seeing your pet in a dream is a sign that there were visiting you from Heaven.
They Visit Your Other Pets on Earth
Pets will often come back and visit you here on earth and will also check in on the other pets in the household they may have left behind. This is a very big comfort to your pets at home who are unsettled after losing their friend – so if you see your dog or cat staring at something that you can’t see, remember that can sense spirit too!
They Send Other Pets in Your Life
I’ve had people come through in readings and tell their spouse that they had something to do with a new friend or partner coming into their lives. If that seems odd, remember that souls in Heaven don’t feel jealousy – they just want you to be happy. It’s the same with pets. Your pets know the love and selflessness you showed them here in this world and they are happy you chose them to be part of your family. They want that same love to be experienced between you and another pet. They often will send pets that need love into your life. This might come as a stray cat, a rescue or a foster animal that soon becomes a beloved member of the family
They Wait for You, Along with Your Loved Ones in Spirit.
Of course, you miss seeing them and being with them in the physical sense but remember, your pets are not far away. The bond between pets and humans if so strong that they almost always show themselves when I am giving readings. When you adopt an animal, you officially adopt them into the family, and they will watch over you from Heaven, waiting patiently with loved ones who have passed – both four legged and two legged -until the day you are reunited
Pets Come Through During Readings
One of the things I absolutely love when giving a reading is when pets come through as well! It is so common! Many times while giving readings I will see the souls of pets watching over their owners here in this world. Sometimes they will even come through and ask me to deliver a message. It might seem strange, but when the spirits of our pets reach the other side they too can communicate with mediums just like the souls of infant babies.
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My cookie got hit by a car on the 20th of this month. Anyways we had to send her home early. That day my gut kept telling me to keep an eye on her just had this bad feeling of her getting hit by car..then I heard it boom and her crying. I knew that I wasn’t bringing her home and I told her your going to heaven. I can’t wait to go home too😂 but I’ll wait.thank you for the article it brought comfort.. I love cookie so much.
Thank you matt I feed alot of homeless animals every day . They seem to bring more to me all the time . I feel so bad when they leave for I know they have gone off to go to heaven because they seem sick and weak . I name them so some day when I go to heaven I hope I see them all again I hope this does not seem silly for I love them all love to you and your lovely wife . I enjoy both of you so much .
Hi matt, I had to read your article over again on pets. I realize now why I have so many pets that come to see me to eat.5 cats, 2 doves a raccoon and her baby, 6 squirrels. And some say wild animals don’t love people . I just wanted to share this with you.
What happens if you have loved someone here and broken up and both have remarried but one of you still loves the other person? Are you together in the afterlife
I love animals, more than most humans. But, it feels weird that an animal would want to spend eternity with us when they have the kingdom of all animals to be with? Why would my beloved dog choose me instead of choosing all the other dogs to romp with? It almost seems like I’m keeping my pet from experiencing heaven in their own right?
Matt, can you help explain this?
Matt I would love for you to cover two inter-related concepts of if every Soul is a unique entity or if there is such a concept of Soul Progression and Soul Transmigration. Is Each Soul a discreet entity or do souls progress from lower to higher forms from lower to more human like higher order animals and eventually to human forms. Also to Souls travel from one life to another like the movie about the dog that kept coming back as different dogs until it reunited with its original human caretaker. And do Human souls transmigrate as well as in could your current Soul have led previous lives both animal and human
Hi Matt, you talk about pets but what about non-pet animals. For 40 years I worked with animals at my job. Any thoughts about those relationships? And what about the animals that people eat?
Hi matt, i had a dog name ADOBO🤣 but i had all sorts of names for him.dobbi or weenefur we loved him so much that he left me to keep my father in law occupied in heaven.he was run over by my own husband my son and son in law on the way out for a store run that night he passed away and i witnessed him as he cried in pain and took his last breath.my heart crushed and i was so upset with my husband and boys.i loved my weenefur and always will.i miss him too very much. I just wanted to share this with you because you understand more than anyone how much love i truly have for humans and dogs.thank you and i love all you stand for in this earth and the other side.all my love to your family and best of wishes in life🥰