Do animals reincarnate? If so, what happens with their Soul Contracts?

Do animals reincarnate? If so, what happens with their Soul Contracts?

Question: Do animals reincarnate? If so, would it be a continued soul contract or different? -Keri Wilson

From Danielle: I love this question, as it is something that comes up all the time in my work with people and with animals.  Animals DO reincarnate. In fact, just like humans, animals reincarnate in our soul family groups. This means the animals in your life now, have very likely been in your life before, as an animal (not as a human). I haven’t met any animals who indicated they had been a human in any past lifetime – or that they were striving to reincarnate as a human at some point in the future. There does not seem to be any cross-reincarnating. Since animals have mastered Unconditional love and humans have not – it would be going backwards for an animal to come back as a human!

When I tell people this many ask, “but how could this be? My Muffy acts so much like my childhood cat Farrah – they do the same funny little things – it HAS to be her!”  In the majority of these cases, the animal on the Other Side is actually assisting the new animal – and in many cases training the new animal to be in this human’s life or to take over the soul contract. This is why the similar personality traits arise.

To answer the second part of the question – with reincarnation would there be a new or continued soul contract, the answer is that it depends on the particular situation with the particular human, the animal and the contract. But yes, it is certainly possible for a soul contract to continue on from a past lifetime and yes, this DOES happen!

What is your experience with this? Can you see how your former dog might be training your new cat? Do you feel like you’ve been with your pet before?

24 Comments
  1. Keri September 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you so much Danielle! This clears a lot up for me. My beloved cat Kittenboy passed almost two years ago, and I have another cat who had a kitten that is SO FAMILIAR to me. She will lay in my hand and just stare at me and purr. I know that she feels the connection too. So I wondered if it was my last cat. I think she may be different but still a very special soul contract!! Again, thank you so much!!

  2. JoAnn September 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Great question and answer! We have plenty of reliable resources on human reincarnation, not so many on animals. I’ve read different answers on this subject, it’s always great to know what a reliable source has to say about it! Thank you Danielle for sharing your experiences! Interesting!!!

  3. DeanaWolfe April 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I believe animals can reincarnate. I have two kittens now that I feel are connected by 2 past fur family members and dogs, at that! When I asked my kitty if she was my deceased dog I heard “Of course, silly”. I asked her not so much because of her doing things the dog did but more because they came to me in a most miraculous way. One even had her name given to me during meditation, I had to ask for the spelling as I had never heard the name before, Ahna meaning “God’s Grace”.

    Both dogs, oops freudian typo, CATS give me the impression of being these dogs spirit. Could it be possible if the dog did not reincarnate as a cat, since I do not know what the thoughts of cross animal specie possibilities are, that the dog is “visiting” by using the physical body of the cat? What are your thoughts on the realm of these possibilities?

  4. Khine September 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    My dog passed away 2weeks ago.she was much loved dog.before she passed away ,I got a little kitten,little did I know she was going to die.she was in Burma and I’m in England. So I always think that she gave this new kitten to me and sometime I feel like it is her. But I got my kitten before she passed away.

  5. aimee November 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love this question/answer as well. Unfort I do not believe any of my pets have returned on body to this life time with me but several with an instant knowing or connection that we’ve meet before. At this time it feels that those of a previous knowing, the bond is differnet more of an attachment at heart and not so much learning but as a support.

    What I am not so clear on or am having a hard time grasping is sharing and I know it is so possible but am not clear. After passing I can feel the presence, ask for signs, etc. but I still want to claim it all as my own. After Chumley passed I wanted him with me and to come back to me if he would so choose to but never gave it much thought if he had contracts to fill with other humans, as that would be sharing my Chumley. Sounds so selfish, I know and maybe it is more about grieving process than reincarnation. It is a whole process but at this point intertwined in my head.

  6. Jacko Jack May 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I have a question? I just recently lost my 12 year old dog, who was, I believe my soul mate, and the next day I found out I was pregnant. Now, I had done a pregnancy test 3 days prior to his death and found it to be negative… How can this be? I am wondering if dogs CAN reincarnate into humans????

    • Doglover23 August 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

      My dog Aspen passed a month ago. He was the love of my life. I am pregnant. I truly hope that my boy is coming back to me.

  7. James November 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I had two beautiful cats which I adopted when they were a year old. So i never saw them as kittens. They lived for many years and eventually passed away. Recently a friend of mine sent me a picture of some kittens that had been born outside her home. When I looked at the picture I was shocked to see that two of them are identical to the two I had that died. I have been offered the two kittens and in my head I feel it is them and my girls have come back to me. What I was thinking was. Can I give them both their previous names. Or is it better to re name them?

    • Vikki February 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      I would like to know the answer to this also.

  8. Patrick January 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for this article, it made me cry. I do hope my “children” will want me to be their “father” again. I want to make up for the times I was bad if not cruel to them, I want to show them that I am and will be a better “father” to them.

  9. Mary Shaw February 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I knew it!! I have believed this for years! I lost my beloved Mokey 2 years ago….. he was/is the love of my life. when we had to put him down, as I held him, I asked him to come back to me. HE DID!! In the form of another cat but a female cat that looks totally different than him. The fun thing about my Joi….. she does everything he used to do!! Now you tell me, how a cat can do specific, exact things that another cat used to do, without training them to do it?!! I’ve had several cats in my life….. these two do the same things! I love that he came back to me. And I smile that he is still with me…… It’s real!!

  10. candice February 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I swear our new 6 month old puppy has the soul of my beloved dog that i lost to cancer 18 months ago. This puppy has an old soul, knows commands, loves my kids and when she looks at me it seems like I have looked i.to those eyes a,million times. My daughter, who is 6, is the firat one to mejtion rhar Mia has Kida’s soul. I can not explain it but I am happy to have her back:h

  11. Caroline March 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Is it possible for a human and a cat to know eachother from a different life? For some reason when I got this kitty Kiwi, I feel this connection as if I have known him somewhere yet he acts like a cat with traits I have never seen before such as jumping on my shoulder and sitting there, playing in the empty tub for hours, climbing the screen door, etc. But the bond we have is indescribable. He sleeps at my side every single night and won’t leave until I wake up and some nights will even watch the door as if he’s protecting me. I just have such a big sort of urge to figure out where this familiartity is coming from. It’s like when you hear a tune in your head but can’t remember the words because the singers voice is muffled. Does that make sense? It’s bothering me! My mom says maybe I knew kiwi in a past life, maybe he was my best friend. Is this possible?

  12. Caroline March 26, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Is it possible for a human and a cat to know eachother from a different life? For some reason when I got this kitty Kiwi, I feel this connection as if I have known him somewhere yet he acts like a cat with traits I have never seen before such as jumping on my shoulder and sitting there, playing in the empty tub for hours, climbing the screen door, etc. But the bond we have is indescribable. He sleeps at my side every single night and won’t leave until I wake up and some nights will even watch the door as if he’s protecting me. I just have such a big sort of urge to figure out where this familiartity is coming from. It’s like when you hear a tune in your head but can’t remember the words because the singers voice is muffled. Does that make sense? It’s bothering me! My mom says maybe I knew kiwi in a past life, maybe he was my best friend. Is this possible? I’m so confused!

  13. Stephanie April 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    When we met, my fiance had two american bulldogs, an american/pit mix,and I had a great dane/mastiff mix. They have all since passed on, and while I loved them all unconditionally, my GD/mastiff was my heart and by all accounts the dog of a lifetime. We recently got a very young pit bull puppy and very early on I saw him exhibit some of the same crazy traits one of the american bulldogs, Jesse James, would exhibit. And these are things neither I nor anyone else has seen or heard another dog do. It is comforting to know that in one way or another they are still around us.

  14. Lyn May 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    My dog (Pippa) died at only 12 and a half. I got a poodle cross puppy, who, at a year old told me quite clearly to make the most of him as he wasnt going to be here long. How right he was …….. and it became quite obvious and very quickly, that he was my first dog (Tess) come back to me. He knew too much too quickly and was too like her. He died suddenly at 2-and-a-half, and I realised (s)he had been sent back to fill in the last, missing 2-and-a-half years of Pippas life. I then found the dog of my dreams, a poodle, who had been badly neglected and needed me. We are soul mates, he has been here before, but not with me. Then, 4 weeks ago, a puppy unexpectedly came into my life. She said her name was Pip. She fits right in with my poodle and my cross breed. And guess what? She is Pippa, come back.

  15. ela singh May 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    My 12 years old baby dog died on Sep 4. Her death has devastated me.I have turned to God for solace…….Miss her too much. I am also hoping she will come back to me……Your blog has offered me hope.Thank you.

  16. Holly June 8, 2013 at 2:19 am

    The dog I had as a teenager died when I was in my early 20′s. I was devastated. She was truly my best friend. Right before she died I asked her to come back after I was able to give her a great home of my own. A few years later, I had a home of my own, and got a puppy, the whole time hoping it was really her. I brought my new puppy home and she immediately did this certain, unusual thing that my dog used to do all the time. I started laughing and yelling, “It’s her!!”… I KNEW it was her. I could see it in her eyes and in how she acted. Well she lived to be 15 and we had such a great life together, but she passed several months ago, and I asked her to come back again if she could, and if she wants to. I’m so hoping she will. I’m going to go see some puppies this weekend, and I’m praying she is among them. Dogs do reincarnate. I hope and pray I get to see my friend again in this lifetime.

  17. vivek gautam August 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

    i ve lost my puchu last night !he was under a cars tyre ! he was jst 5 months ! a little puppy, i hope he choose the right path , we all love him very much, well all r missing him ! love u puchu

  18. Anne August 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Can animals reincarnate as humans? So many diff opinions out there. And can bugs/ insects then too?

  19. Kileen October 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    What a cool thought. I started looking into this because my beloved kitty died a few years ago. Now I have a dog, and lately I’ve noticed some big differences between him and other dogs. He is a lot like my old kitty in a lot of ways, especially where he sleeps, where he likes to be. He acts like a cat, and loves sprinting around the house, loves to be perched near a window with high spaces, things like that. I also happened upon him, my friend’s neighbor had puppies, so I went to adopt a certain one, it was not my puppy. My puppy, before I adopted him, simply walked up to me and curled into a ball at my feet. I held him and he wouldn’t let me put him down without getting upset so I left with him! A lot to think about…

  20. Jean October 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Like my late father had “Baby” on & off over a period of 60 year’s I know “Spot” has come back to me at least 3 times as a cat & possibly once as a dog. Our love for each other is overwhelming & she comforts me when I’m sad or sick & seems to understand I have a heart condition. I couldn’t survive losing her again. But I think it’s my turn this time & I know whatever happens we’ll be together one way or another forever:-)

  21. MJ October 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    My soulmate human died while I was holding his hand. My heart dog died one year later. My new dog reminds me of both of them. Is it possible for a human to be reincarnated into my dog?

  22. Starside March 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I want so much to believe and hope this as I just had to put my furbaby to sleep. He was the love if my life. Do you believe or know if our beloved dogs souls can reincarnate into human ones? Meaning if I get pregnant and have a baby, is it possible it could be him? I know this is a popular belief in India that souls are all that same and can be animal in one, human in another. But I am curious as to your take and if you have ever have had experience with this happening. Thank you.

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