Do Animals Reincarnate?

As an Animal Communicator (that’s pet psychic) I work with a lot of animals that have crossed over. I created this video based on one of the most popular questions I’m asked in readings, in interviews and on my YouTube channel.

by Danielle MacKinnon

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

As an Animal Communicator, I’m in a position to get a lot of questions from people about their pets! Someone may say to me, “My cat is my soulmate. I just want to see him again!” Others ask me animal reincarnation, dog reincarnation, and cat reincarnation. The answer, as I’ve been told intuitively by animals is both exciting and a great opportunity. Read on to find out why.

To start, with one important caveat, animals do reincarnate. Just like humans, animals reincarnate as part of 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).

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Can animal souls reincarnate as human or vice versa?

Interestingly, animal souls stay as animal souls and human souls stay are human souls. There isn’t any cross-reincarnation. 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 – animals ha

They’ve actually told me they would be going backwards if they were to reincarnate as a human. Want to learn more about what animals have to say about the Other Side? Get the free What Your Pet Wants You To Know When They Die Video Manual and start finally understanding the animal afterlife process from your pet’s point of view!

That Reincarnation Catch…

With this whole animal reincarnation thing, there is one big sticking point though. In my experience as an animal communicator, from what the animals have shared with me, they don’t reincarnate BACK into our same lifetime. In other words, my dog Clifford, isn’t going to reincarnate and come back as my new dog, Tuukka.

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.

What happens to the animal’s soul contracts with reincarnation?

To answer the second part of the question you first must know what animal soul contracts are. They are agreements that animal souls make with human souls to help the human soul evolve (and master Unconditional Love). When the animal soul reincarnates, since the soul is coming into a human’s DIFFERENT lifetime, the contract would also be different – although, it would likely be related. For example, if the horse soul was helping the human soul believe in herself in this lifetime, in the next lifetime the animal soul might be helping the same human soul develop incredible confidence.

Animal souls are so much more complex and special that even most animal lovers give them credit for. If you’ve been wondering, “Do animals reincarnate?” What do you think now? Do you feel like your pet has been with you before?

As an animal communicator (that’s pet psychic) I work with a lot of animals that have crossed over. I created this video based on one of the most popular questions I’m asked in readings, in interviews and on my YouTube channel.

And don’t forget to get your free What Your Pet Wants You To Know When They Die Video Manual so you can navigate the incredible world of the animal afterlife and feel closer to your pet on the Other Side.

105 replies
  1. lyn
    lyn says:

    Evidence is proof. A lady I knew had a cat that died. A VERY MAJESTIC LOOKING CAT. Her and the cat lived above a restaurant. Weeks after that cat died I was walking towards the gate of the restaurant and I saw that cat going into the courtyard. I raced through the gate and there was no cat to be seen anywhere in the courtyard. In other words if that had been another cat that looked the same it had no time to disappear before I went through the gate as there was a high wall surrounding the courtyard. Also nobody from the restaurant ever saw another cat that looked like that cat.

  2. Erika
    Erika says:

    it was the 17th of november when i lost the light of my eyes i am suffering a lot every day since then i ask that my beloved pet come back to me as a reincarnated kitten

  3. Angela N Rzepecki
    Angela N Rzepecki says:

    I believe in reincarnation. Here is my recent experience. My horse of 15yrs who I owned since birth recently passed away. The companion to my horse was present when he passed. We allowed his companion to see his body when he passed so that he would understand.
    When the companion horse walked away – he immediately started to demonstrate some very similar behaviors of the horse who passed. He nudged my shoulder the same as the other horse. (Not the way this other horse normally would). Over the next few days also adopted several other behaviors similar to the other horse who had passed. Things like the ways he eats his food. And where he moves his hay in the stall. And several other small ‘changes’.
    I could be grieving and reading between the lines but I feel like a small piece of the horse who passed leapt into the one that is still here. Like they ‘ merged’ in a way.
    Anyone have a similar experience?

    • Kathy McKenzie
      Kathy McKenzie says:

      I lost my best friend, a cat named Tank last July. Two weeks later I adopted a kitten with no similar attributes to Tank. My security camera and my phone camera picked up images of Tank. Then, my new kitten, Baby, brought me a toy as a present. A little purple mouse that was Tank’s favorite toy. I don’t think Tank reincarnated but I do believe he’s still here and Baby communicates with him.

    • Kayleigh
      Kayleigh says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your experience, I have gone through something similar. My dog passed away. And 1 of my other dogs has taken on some of her behaviors. It’s so odd, it’s like she is living inside of him. There’s quite a few things he does not that he never did until she passed

  4. Sheila
    Sheila says:

    Thank you for making me feel like I’m NOT going crazy! My dog of 5 years passed away last Wednesday. My daughter and I had adopted her when she was about 9 months old for a local shelter. Our little girl had a seizure disorder and in the back of my mind, I knew that she would die a lot sooner than I was ready for and planned on adopting again fairly soon after her death. The day after her death my daughter and I discussed adopting again and on Sunday (yes just 4 days later) we went back to the same shelter and adopted a 1-year-old dog that looked nothing like our dog that passed away, but has so many of the same characteristics! Our new dog has even tried to take me up the stairs to our old apartment where she has never been, but where we lived for a couple of years with our old dog (same apartment complex, different apartment as now).
    I’m glad to read that my good girl is still here watching over us and helping us with the new dog. I don’t feel so nuts now because I still walk around talking to her.

  5. Elena
    Elena says:

    My rabbit Eddy , was almost 10 years old…most of the time he had had health issues and he always succeed to pass through everything..but since sunday he suddenly become sick again…so i couldn’t have the courage to put him through all kinds of the painful process again…i don’t know if i took the right decision …but i decided to put him to sleep and stayed with him until at the end.
    Today i brought his remains at home…and i miss him so much…he was my heart…i wish it could be a way to know if he is ok wherever his soul is now…i wish i could know if he is ok with the hard decision i took for him…he was really my baby…

  6. Still can’t believe he is gone
    Still can’t believe he is gone says:

    My beloved bunny found dead in front of my house yesterday has left my heart heavy. The random swings in my emotions and uncontrollable bouts of just balling my eyes uncontrollably and guilt has me feeling like no way, he was way to young and it’s so soon so sudden without much warning, although now in heinsight I notice all the warning signs as the guilt starts to buy in.. I have an autistic deaf female cat that I adopted last month, and she is about to give birth. I channeled my energy focus and grief and pain with the hopes that bunny’s soul will be born again through my white cats unborn litter. Its insane but I need to believe thAt my request was heard loudly and clearly and he is awaiting to return to my life so I can spoil bajeevas out of him for the priceless companionship and love he enriched my life with before I found him dead last night

    • Nagatha
      Nagatha says:

      Awe I’m so sry.. I do believe there is a period of time it takes after one has passed, whether it be human or animal…so almost as tho they in their own limbo for a small period of time… but honestly I do believe that exceptions to rules were made for a reason.. so who knows… maybe this could be your exception to the rules chance! Love and prayers ! ~Nagatha

  7. Linh
    Linh says:

    My cat Rockie just passed away recently after the neutering surgery. I’m in so much pain right now and always hope he will come back to me one day. I love and miss him so much that I keep crying everyday. He was a very special cat so I know if he comes back I will definitely know its him. Thank you for giving me hope during this sad time!

    • NB
      NB says:

      So sorry for your loss, I lost my baby Bella, she was a 4.5 year old chihuahua and an old soul, so full of love and cuddles that our house and hearts feel empty. I’m hoping she comes back to her family soon.

    • Lucy
      Lucy says:

      Hello Linh,
      The exact same thing just happened to my baby charly, he was only 7 months, and i feel the same way, cant stop crying and i am trying to figure out why he left me so soon we were so connected. I have also found some relief watching those videos and would love him to come into my life again, i hope you feel a bit better although they never leave our hearts ❤

  8. Ranger
    Ranger says:

    @Danielle MacKinnon. I need your opinion on something below please.
    Hi. I lost my dear cat on Easter Sunday morning. She passed away sleeping next to me. It’s too long of an amazing serendipitous odd string of unbelievable events that found her way to me (literally Heaven’s permission and a scary start on Earth, shelter, adopted by a friend (that was looking for a completely different age and color of cat… my girl won her over). Quickly she saw that we (then her cat) and I would very close. My girl had such a rare auto-immune condition, a retiring Vet of 50 years said he’d only seen 5 cases in that time. My sweet soul mate Angel passed just a month shy of her 5th birthday. I didn’t act on what was a recurring nasal infection, I still don’t know WHY or how as she was the most important being I had known since my Father who I actually believe this cat was… I put it together after she passed. I did however contact the friend I adopted her from over the past 3 years siting that ‘my girl ‘knows’ me’. Now, my Father passed with failed lungs and his eyes were donated. My girl passed with failed lungs and cataracts (due to her auto-immune condition). She passed as the same age I was when my Father past (only 29 days difference… if my math is correct). And she passed on Easter Sunday.. the day of resurrection. We were close. We doted on each other constantly. After what my girl went through to find me, her passing can’t separate. Here’s my question, when she wants to come back can she only reincarnate into the body of a not-yet born newborn, or can she occupy the body of an existing cat (not ‘over-souling’) by having that cat agree to leave it’s occupied body because they both know that body is required for she and I to cross paths again? This isn’t only longing, missing, distress, desperation talking. I know this wasn’t her time to go. She tried showing me during her last month she wasn’t well. I was… forced(?) not to act? And I would move Earth and mountains for her. I do so when I adopted her from my friend and her auto-immune system activate and she was on death’s door then. The Dr’s and I (at home with 100’s of treatments around the clock for months). And her sinus infection was an easy fix as we had cured it twice before. The Dr’s say her heart would have given out most likely anyway. And life expectancy for her condition is on the internet at 6 months (only) to 7 years. This wasn’t her time. She was beautiful, kind, loving. Self-taught at fetch, the whole house was converted for her comfort. So that’s my question, if she wanted to come back, can she only enter the body of a newborn (before birth) or can she… ‘swap out’ with another loving spirit to get a body she need that I would believe it her, would cross paths with me to adopt her then? Thank you in advance.

  9. Olga Per
    Olga Per says:

    My chinchilla Gkena was 5 month old when he passed away on February. His hind legs were paralyzed, he couldn’t even drink water on his own. Every day I cleaned the area where he was sitting, I fed him, I washed him, I gave him his medicine, I did physiotherapy on his legs and every night I put him next to my bed. When he died i cried so so much for him and i told to myself no more pets. A few weeks before I found a canary sitting on the steps of my apartment building, I took it so that no cat would eat it. Ι bringed it home and the next day i saw that his legs had a problem. That makes me wonder that might be my baby and and he showed me a sign that he is and his soul was not ready to leave me forever.

    • Nagatha
      Nagatha says:

      Awe I’m sry for your loss… it could be possible, but also what if your baby passed on the word to another that had a common problem, knowing that you could help this bird? He may send others to you as well so I would try and pay close attention to other living things such as animals and maybe even insects as well. 🙂

  10. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    My cat Boo died after 16 years. She was a talkative, loving, sweetest and gentle siamese mix, After her death , she appeared to me on my bed a few days later, I took my hand out to pet her and my hand went right through her body. I believe this was Boo’s astral body that I was seeing and I believe she appeared to comfort me. Anyhow we cried and were grieve stricken since her loss, Then I had a two dreams that I was holding a kitten that was gray and had sparkles like stardust around her body. My sister sent me a sympathy card for the loss of my Boo .Inside the card she wrote some comforting things, and then wrote life Is like ” stardust” I read it twice and thought it is a sign, that Boo will be back. Instead of just rushing out and buying a cat…I decided that when the time is right it will happen .My friend told me she put my name on list for two female siamese mix kittens. Months later they called me and told me they had two girl kittens ready for adoption and ones name was Star, and the other ones was Stardust! I knew instantly that was the sign from God that my beloved Boo was back.

  11. Cody Warren
    Cody Warren says:

    My dog of 15 years was like my shadow. He was only loyal to me his entire life. He passed last Wednesday this Wednesday exactly 7 days later our indoor cat who showed no signs of pregnancy had one kitten. No sac, has not been getting out etc. this is odd. Could it be my boo?

  12. Colleen Krispin
    Colleen Krispin says:

    So glad I found this article and thread of comments. I have been wondering if a cat’s soul could come back into another cat, one already born. My Eddie, a black cat I had only three years got FIP and I had to have him put down in June of this year. Worse yet, it was the anniversary of my fiancé‘s death. My heart was broken. He had been my soul companion through some difficult times and though not a lap cat or overly affectionate I loved him dearly. Eddie had always seemed like a wise old soul. He was a serious cat and communicated quietly and solemnly. I was leery of getting another cat as it was the second cat I lost in less than a year to FIP. But Noëlle, also a black cat, was lonesome and scared without him. I got her in January when she was barely 5 months old. So in November I was taking a gift basket for a fundraiser to the cat rescue and they handed me Starlyte, an adorable black kitten, saying we think she has your name on her. I immediately liked Starlyte and felt a connection. Lo and behold I found myself asking to see more cats as I wanted to take two. (Much to my own surprise) I went home with Star and a petite tortoiseshell kitten, Sarah (who immediately told me her name is Gracie.) However Noëlle Was Not Happy!!. Now a just over a year old she felt she been replaced. She pouted and would not come downstairs. I had to feed her upstairs for fear she would get sick. She finally started poking her nose downstairs but would run upstairs if one of the kittens got too close. Around this time I started having dreams and thoughts of Eddie. I was even mistakenly calling Noëlle by Eddie’s name. The thought came to me that Eddie was back and giving her courage to come downstairs and meet the kittens. Then one day I looked at her and I could only see Eddie. Gone were the petite features and close eyes and pointy nose. She seemed larger, her coat not so sleek and shiny but thick and full like his, her facial expression completely his. The deep stare from serious wide set eyes. As if she had morphed into Eddie. I thought I was losing my mind and have been searching for answers. I believe he is back but dare not discuss this with anyone as they would think I was crazy! Reading this thread of comments and learning about “walk-in” reincarnation has helped me so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Noëlle/Eddie is daily making progress connecting with the kittens. From dining side by side to sleeping a few feet apart. Today they are all sleeping, each on one of the three top perches of the big cat tree. My heart is full!

  13. Mary Couzens
    Mary Couzens says:

    My beloved cat, Iggy, passed away on Sept. 28th and ever since, I have been dreaming of him, hearing him ‘speak’ to me during my waking hours and even, at times, feeling him, putting his paws around my neck as if to comfort me! In one, every vivid dream, I saw him in a completely white room, sitting on a white stool, with what looked like window shapes, outlined in light, opposite him, that got brighter when they ‘spoke’ to him. ‘Do you want to come back?’ one voice asked him. ‘Yes,’ Iggy replied firmly, adding quickly, ‘a cat’ when asked what he wanted to come back as, as if there was nothing else he would ever want to be! In answer to ‘whose cat’, he said, ‘ours of course,’ indicating me and my husband, John! I’ve also heard him ‘saying’ ‘I’m coming back to you Mommy’, (I’m North American, whereas, my husband is English). I often used to talk to him and refer to myself as ‘Mommy’ when cuddling him. He was extremely affectionate! Tonight, in the church, I heard him saying, ‘I’ll be a kitten at Christmas!’ I’ve no idea what that means, whether he’ll be in a cat’s stomach, or actually, be out in the world, but I so hope it’s true, because I know Iggy is irreplaceable, as does his grieving companion cat, Sheena and my husband John! We had Iggy from the age of two weeks, and all his life, he slept between us at night and rushed to comfort me whenever I was unwell, knowing instinctively where to lie on my body! He died far too young, at the age of 12, and we realized too late that he had been salt poisoned by a neighbour, so no proof, as that’s always diagnosed as final stage renal failure, as it was in Iggy’s case, though he’d no prior history of that condition and was well until the fiend who did that to him encountered him, in July. At the time he died, just before he passed, he looked right into me, almost smiling, despite his pain, and his eyes flashed bright green at me, as if to say, ‘I know this wasn’t meant to happen, but I accept that it is my fate now, but I’ll be back!’

    • Anne Meek
      Anne Meek says:

      Hi Mary. I lost my beloved cat Basher 6 days ago and it’s unbearable. Can you tell me if your cat iggy has come back to you yet?

  14. Paeyton
    Paeyton says:

    Good evening everyone! My emotions have been on a roller coaster since I got my new puppy a week ago. I had a Pomeranian for 5 years who died suddenly in a freak accident 4 years ago. Since that loss, I haven’t been able to connect with a dog. Well my boyfriend and I went to a puppy store (I know I know there are a lot of puppies that are in shelters), but I saw this dog and instantly felt a connection. So we bring him home, and within a couple hours he takes to his environment. As the days go on I start to notice behaviors that are characteristic of my Pomeranian. Little things like sleeping on my pillow, the way he eats his dinner, and as silly as this may sound, the way he looks at me. I’m crying as I’m writing this, because I feel as though my Pomeranian is here with me. I feel like I was meant to get this puppy, and it’s God’s way of showing me that my Pomeranian never truly left me. I can’t help but to wonder if I just had to be patient to find him again. I don’t know if dogs can come back to us after they’re gone, but I’d like to believe they can.

  15. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I had a dwarf hamster that I Immediately bonded with. I loved her so much and knew something was wrong that when I lost her I grieved over her for months. My fiancé decides to buy me a puppy who was born exactly one month after she passed. I feel her energy in him. His fur is white and he has green eyes. He very much has separation anxiety since the day I got him. Just like she loved everyone, he does too.
    Lily would play around my home and when she tired out would climb back into her cage, I could do laundry without having to worry about her because she slept on the back of my couch. He is so close to me that he sleeps on my chest at night, almost to the point he doesn’t want me to leave when I go to work..
    The way he looks at me I feel like she’s there.. I can’t explain it to anyone I just feel it deep down. He’s a havenese toy and will not get very big. What do y’all think?

  16. Emily Myers
    Emily Myers says:

    I moved into a household that had 5 cats. I loved cats, but one of the five was a kind of feral-ish that they took in. His owner was much of a hermit, and got left alone in a house when owner died. He hated everyone. I had so many random scratches on my arms that people thought I was harming myself. Randomly one day, he sat on my lap. I was waiting for an attack that never came. He was my protector for years after that. He passed because of a tumor in the end.

    Nine months later I adopted another black cat. He is obsessed with my presence. And me with him. Is it possible that it is my DD?

  17. Maz Imrie
    Maz Imrie says:

    My Ebby, a schnoodle, died on 16/2/19 at 12 years 5 mths. She was put down during exploratory surgery to see if a tumour could be taken off her stomach. From an early age she showed behaviours like my darling, Tebbah, a staffy, that died 9mths before her. Examples are sitting lop sided, not liking being picked up, not overly active, the same looking eyes looking up at me although a different breed of dog. They both lived to the same age within a week. Ebby’s mate Charlie was put down 3 days after. He reminded me of Buddy who we had to let go soon after getting Tebbah. Buddy was a rescue from a home where he was not treated well and he had a vicious streak and was an escape artist. Buddy was hopefully rehoused. Charlie is the same colour as Buddy. Buddy was 4mths old as was Charlie when we got them. It’s as if Tebbah and Buddy wanted to spend a life together, after being separated, as Ebby and Charlie. Neither wanting to hang around without the other this time around. Charlie has had heart failure for years and it was such a shock to loose Ebby before him. We are so broken over the loss of both dogs my husband and I are unsure we want another. I am 61yo also and hate the thought of leaving pets behind. Still if Ebby &/or Charlie want to come back I am ready to love them again. The love and joy a much loved pet brings to the owner far outweighs the desperate sadness when saying goodbye. I really hope reincarnation is for real and not just wishful thinking.

  18. Rea
    Rea says:

    I have a similar experience. Since my husband and I got married, we struggle to have a baby due to complications in my uterus. We decided to adopt a dog who has been our baby ever since. A few days ago, he suddenly died. A few days later, I found out that I am pregnant. I have the weirdest feeling that our baby dogs soul has reincarnated as our real baby. Is this possible? We love her so much.

  19. Nicole Paul
    Nicole Paul says:

    Please read my story. 🙂

    This is amazing to me because I do believe it is true. A couple years ago, I had an amazing puppy that was so loyal and loving and protective, that when I cried, he’d lick the tears off of my face. I ended up loosing him because my moms boyfriend constantly complained about him, so I gave him back to my friend. I had him for a year, and picked him out as a newborn puppy. Soon after, my stupid friend at the time, let him out of the gate, and he ran away. He was taken by animal control, and due to his protective and aggressive nature, I believe they put him down. I was heartbroken loosing that dog. I will point out that he was black and white also. A couple years later, I met my amazing husband. My love and I have a dog that had two litters of puppies. I was drawn to one puppy in particular, because she acted a lot like my former pup. I will make the note, she was also black and white. She was extremely smart, loyal, and sweet, with a calm playful nature. We sadly only had her for 4 months, until her and her sister got out the gate one night. They were both struck by a truck on the road, and they were killed. Heartbroken again, I decided I did not want another puppy ever again. About two years later, my neighbor on Facebook messages me because I wanted a little kitten for a long time. She showed me two kittens. The second kitten was a little blotched tabby kitten, very fluffy and sweet. The first kitten was a little fluffy runt black and white tuxedo kitten. I was drawn to her for some reason, like I needed to be with this kitten. Her son brought Blink over, and that was the first time I met her. At first, Blink was scared and didn’t know what was going on, but soon after, she would not leave my site. Like a little guardian angel, she’d follow me everywhere I went, not leaving me out of her site for a second. That’s where the loyalty of my first puppy came to mind. Then a couple months went by, and I was noticing how sweet and loving she was, like my second puppy, who I also lost. That’s when I started to speculate that she could be a reincarnation of both my puppies. One day it hit me, and I knew she was. I was extremely overhwhelmed and upset one day. I was crying, and my husband was stuck at work, but worried about me. That’s when Blink came over to me to check on me. She knew something was wrong, and what she did nearly broke my heart with happiness. She came over, and she licked my tears away, then kissed my nose with her little wet nose, like my puppy so long ago did all the time when I’d cry. That’s when I knew that she was sent to me for a reason. She had been abandoned in the freezing cold winter underneath a porch without a mother. Her and her brother, which we also adopted. She is the reincarnation of both of my puppies I had so long ago. She is the most loyal, most loving, most caring, and sweet cat I have ever had. She is me and my husbands little guardian angel. She was sent to us for a reason. I know that my two puppies gave their sweet, loyal souls to her when she was born, because she was sent to me at the right moment, when my husband and I needed her the most. She is now a year old, and she makes my husband and I so happy. She is truly the most amazing cat I have ever had, and we love her and spoil her all the time. She is an amazing little kitty, and we are so happy she was sent to us.

  20. Katie
    Katie says:

    I lost my beloved cat Rocko 3 weeks ago today. He was 12 years old but fell sick to a cancer that took him in 6 short weeks. We shared a bond so strong. The funny thing is that I never really thought much or knew about animal reincarnation until shortly after he passed yet for some reason I used to tell him to bring his soul back to me (even before he was ever sick). And also several months prior I began having strong feelings that I needed to cherish every moment with him as I did not know how much time we had left together. I didn’t realize until after he got sick that was probably my intuition. I so desperately want to be with him again! These stories give me great hope and I wish we will be togyonce again. He was the first pet I’ve had of my own but when a friend showed me a picture of him as a kitten at her moms work I knew immediately that I had to have him and the night I brought him home he curled on my chest and rolled around and rubbed my neck repeatedly… makes me wonder if we were together in a lifetime before 🙂

  21. Tess
    Tess says:

    My cat Butchy died in July of 2010. I was devastated. Although I have and had other pets, I never got over him. I even called him in my mind. This past September, a tiny kitten appeared out of nowhere from under the deck in my back yard. After sizing me up, she was immediately very friendly, to the point where she would let me pick her up and carry her around. What was also remarkable was that she looked very much like Butchy, and seemed to have his character traits. My husband and I decided to take her in. Even though we have been feeding the feral cats, we did not intend to get another pet. But we both agreed to take her in. Before we brought her in, I was thinking about what name to give her. I was in the kitchen, and my husband was still in bed. The name Nina stuck in my mind. A little while later, my husband came downstairs and told me he had a dream that we named the kitten Nina.

  22. Vanessa Alfonso
    Vanessa Alfonso says:

    I knew I wasn’t the only one who feels strongly about reincarnation. I’m so happy to read such heartwarming stories. I don’t even know where to start about my soulmate dog, she is my world my everything. I’ll start right at the beginning when I first got her and named her Xena. I wasn’t aware sadly that she had the disease that lays dormant in dogs and they only live up to two so you can imagine the shock when 6 years later (the vet was shocked she lived up to 6 not 2) she took ill one morning she wouldn’t get up from bed I knew something was wrong… she was my life I would do anything for her. I was so heartbroken I spent days with her in the emergency vet and then one day she waited for me to pick her up in the car to be transferred back to emergency and she passed away indront of me…it left me traumatised I was screaming and crying I never accepted her death even after she was on the table just her cold body for cremation I held onto her body and cried hard and said “you promised me you wouldn’t ever leave me.” Amongst other things I took it so badly I never ate or slept… mom said get another dog to help so I did I went out to Geelong and met some pups I was going for a male but.. there was one female left and when I met her it was like she was waiting for me so I took her instantly and felt like Xena was inside her even though she was only weeks old. My mom and I both had dreams about Xena being angel which is what I named her as in my guardian angel. She was, she is…for 15 years I gave her all of me and she is the reason I’m alive today if it wasn’t for her. I love her so much I remember how naughty she was all her unique ways. 15 years later she literally became bedridden and I was doing everything for her I couldn’t and didn’t want to let her go but my mom said she can’t watch her suffer anymore. I didn’t want to do it… I never wanted to because she was everything to me… I never wanted to lose her I know it’s selfish I didn’t want her to suffer I knew she was holding on for me she was always strong. I had no choice and it was the hardest thing ever in life when I held her so tightly in my arms crying into her head when she passed away I felt like a huge chunk in my heart is gone my life and world is upside down. I stopped living I just cried day and night and my mom said not to get another dog because I take it bad… but angel is my soulmate and I just got this weird inclination to look up on gumtree and I saw a dog 5 months old. I didn’t feel good at first because wounds are so fresh with angel I didn’t think I’d cope. But it’s weird when I went to pick up this dog again it was like she was waiting she actually stood up put both paws around me hugged me and put her face to my head for 2 mins it was so strange and magical I didn’t believe that angel would actually find her way back to me TWICE now. It already happened once but guess what? It has happened twice! I bought her home and instantly she took to the home like she knew everything and everyone in the family my mom was actually like angel’s second mom and when Millie saw mom she’s instantly attached to her but it’s also her ways are exact to angels ways everything angel did she’s doing now. I didn’t think it possible but it is! Angel is my one special pet and I believe she will always find her way to me although I still cry at nights mostly, I know I shouldn’t as I’m 100% sure she’s back in Millie now. I miss her old body I guess? I always told her to never leave me ever and she never did leave my side.

    • Vanessa Alfonso
      Vanessa Alfonso says:

      Update; so I had a tray of very few of angel’s very special toys under the table and only today did Millie take the one angel loved the most out of the tray from under the table and was playing with it. She knows that was hers.

      • Nicole Paul
        Nicole Paul says:

        This reminds me so much of my first puppy that I had that I sadly lost. He reincarnated into the second puppy I had, which I also lost. I was so heartbroken, until I met an amazing little kitten two years later, and I just knew that she was my two puppies in the form of little black and white kitten. Both of my dogs before her were both black and white. She’s the most amazing kitten ive ever had. I posted my story about her and my two dogs on here. Feel free to read it. 💜

  23. Karen
    Karen says:

    This is probably a stretch but I have a cat I’ve had for six years. He’s always been afraid of people. He does trust me to a point. He talks to me sometimes, and will often be in the same room as me. But he will not let me touch him ever. I was told that nothing bad happened to him before I got him. After watching the series The Ghost inside my Child, about children who remember past lives, I wonder if my Lucas was abused in a previous life. I’ll never know, but it’s so difficult having him so fearful. I can’t take him to the vet. Moving is hell. And of course, I’d love to hug him. I do all these things with my other cat, Max, whom Lucas adores. Lucas will watch me brush Max or give him massages, but he doesn’t seem to understand that I would never hurt him.

  24. Andy H.
    Andy H. says:

    I had wondered about the crossing between human and animal forms in reincarnation and I’ve so far only found one occurrence where a young girl claimed to have been a dog that had to be put down and she remembers being sad that this was happening to her, with her being the dog. So maybe it is possible. Theres so much we don’t know.

    • Sonu
      Sonu says:

      Thank you for giving a hope. We lost my mom’s pet 3 days ago and we believe that he will come as my baby as his love towards my mom was so pure and unconditional.

  25. Leigh
    Leigh says:

    I’d like to ask a quick general question if I may? Say you’d had a dog that was very placid, friendly (lab type..loved everyone kind of personality) and it reincarnated into a breed more driven regarding prey drive and working instinct (eg terriers, collies) very much more focused and a little bit OCD…would you still be able to recognise your old dog in there? ..I mean for example if it was now doing things..driven by instinct that it had never done in its previous body? (eg a tendency to want to ’round things up, stalk cars – where before it was so placid it could walk off-lead anywhere) Could it still be the spirit of a past dog? ..particuarly if it did things a past dog had done which the current dog had never witnessed (as it wasn’t born yet at the time)?

  26. Sheila
    Sheila says:

    Hello and thank you for the wonderful stories shared here.
    When my dog “wally” came to me as a rescue his previous family called him Boo.That was the name of a cat I had who disappeared years earlier. He reminds me so much of my cat and I have the same incredible bond with him . I find myself calling him Boo more than Wally and there is no doubt in my mind that he is the same bundle of love come back to me.

  27. Kit Warner
    Kit Warner says:

    I am confused on your reply: if animals do reincarnate then why would they stay on the other side and assist the current animal I’m familiar behaviors?
    Did I miss something?
    Thank you

  28. Nick
    Nick says:

    Just had to put our lab down last night it is already breaking my heart, the connection I had with this dog definitely makes me feel like we have that continued soul connection, I definitely feel and hope I’ll see my bud one day. I’m a firm believer though that he will Be wAiting to greet my whole family when we all pass. Rip bud you talught me how to love deep. We love you and look forward to seeing you again.

  29. Robert Clarkson
    Robert Clarkson says:

    I DO believe I am living with a beloved lost pet now.
    I got down one day, looked him in the face.
    When I looked him in the face, I saw her.

  30. Past Life Regression QHHT
    Past Life Regression QHHT says:

    Interesting question and answer. This has always been a topic that I thought about. I am glad to see that other people think about it as well and some even have answers. I like to think that when our pets die they do come back and continue to be with us. Thanks for sharing!

  31. claudita bonita
    claudita bonita says:

    Buddhist think an animal can reincarnate as a human just as a human can reincarnate into an animal, some buddhist think that when you eat meat you are eating a relative.

  32. Sean
    Sean says:

    I just had my best friend/faithful companion Jet a black Labrador put to sleep a week ago. I got him at 6 weeks old and he would have been 11 in 2 weeks time, but alas it was not to be. We were in Benidorm on holiday when my father phoned early hours of the morning telling me jet had been sick, and he became concerned so had an emergency appointment to the vets. He was calling me from the surgery & said the vet wanted to talk to me. Confused and half asleep the vet said that they were concerned that my boy jet had a tumour on his spleen & if they could operate then they would. An hour later my father phoned and said the vets had just phoned him and asked his permission to put JEt down as it would be the kindest thing to do. This ripped my heart out along with my 6 year old daughter and my partner. Helpless as I was on holiday and never said goodbye to my baby, but also 5 days left on holiday. The day before we headed home I started looking on the computer for other dogs as I really didn’t see a house or our family without jet, although my partner said it was too soon after jet. I agreed that to get another Labrador would feel like I was trying to replace him, which will never happen as he was one in a million to me/us. The next day on route to the airport heading home I made an inquiry about black cocker spaniel pups, and arranged a viewing. Arriving home we collected jets bed and toys from my parents house and heade back to ours, but as soon as we opened the door the house was cold and empty feeling. The following morning we went to view pups and strangely rather than the feeling of guilt and remorse expected, it was the complete opposite. Within an hour we put a deposit on a pup and named him Shadow. It may sound strange but it felt right but also as if I was being told it was okay? Today we all went back to visit Shadow as my partner was working the day before and only saw photos. Shadow seemed to know us straight away at only 5 weeks old, and I also immediately noticed similarities between jet and him at that age which felt like deja vu. We collect him in 3 weeks time to take home home and love him as much as we did Jet. It will be a long 3 weeks and until then I find myself longing for my faithful friend, expecting him to walk in and lay at my feet or get into his bed next to ours ( which is placed back there). Who knows maybe jets unexpected departure through an unknown illness, has made him reincarnate his soul into our new boy Shadow?

  33. Kenzy
    Kenzy says:

    Last month my cat baby passed away he was my soul mate I love him so much. A week later we found out my other cat was due to have kittens. Once I found out all I thought about was if my cat baby would come back to me. I am so glad to have found this article because it has given me hope and all I can do is pray that he will come back to me. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to increase the chances of baby coming back to me?

  34. Marissa Hurley
    Marissa Hurley says:

    I lost my dog a month ago this passed Sunday. At first I wasn’t ready for a new dog but I couldn’t keep going home to an empty house so I started to look to adopt a new pup. It was more difficult this time to find a pup and to get approved by a shelter but I finally came across a female 5 month old terrier mix which was the kind of dog my old dog was. We also got him when he was 5 months old. I inquired about her and a few other dogs my family and I liked but she was the only dog I heard back about and the only one that was available still. We set up a meet and greet and once again the only day that was available was this passed Sunday the 18th; my old dog passed away on May 18th so that was the one month anniversary. We ended up adopting her yesterday and she acts exactly like our old pup did. And she was so comfortable right away it was like she had been here before. I believe it is our old dogs soul but my sisters think crazy!

  35. aky
    aky says:

    I have a dog for 15 yrs. and we have to put him down because of illness.
    Although I missed him so much but the funny things is that I have not a single dream about him…..
    However, every night since then, i could still hear his food steps walking from the Dining rm. to my bed room and breathing next to my bed for one whole year.
    One night I had dream of him and he is a puppy again… we have so much fun then he told me that he have to go…. Then I woke up crying. I have not heard the footsteps since.
    One Day I told my Mom about the dream and I happens that she have a saw my dog in her dream too around the same time I had my dream! She saw my dog curled up next to her bed when she wake up mid- night and he snuggle up to my mom and ask to be scratch behind him ears…. My mom patted the dog and fall back to sleep without thinking much of it. It was the very next day that she realized something strange happened.
    A few years after that my son was born, somehow I have a feeling that he have my old pet dog soul, he is so relax at my old house and easily fall asleep in the corner my dog use to stay watching our family. Also my husband says that his temperament is exactly the same as I describe my dog to him (even though he has not met him before)especially the way he snuggle up with me and like me scratch his head. One more thing, he has developed a funny swirl in his hair just like the way the hair grown on my dog’s back?
    Is it him, I am not sure but I certainly hope so :>

  36. Adriana F
    Adriana F says:

    Hi everyone I lost my Rabbit Named Pupu 5 Years almost 6 Years ago On June 21,2017
    will be the Anniversary of his death after he passed away I said we will be reunited one day he was one of a kind of Bunny I ever had very smart..Something Just happened to me two days before Easter this year I went to craigslist and I was looking to take care of another bunny well this Lady was giving him for free I emailed her after she posted on craigslist she said the bunny was a very friendly bunny on her post we talked on the phone and on text she ended bringing the bunny to my house one day before easter what I saw on this Bunny was Shocking to me we immediately connected Just like it happened with Pupu My previous bunny we connected quick as well he has the same attitude Pupu had…So yes Animals Souls do come back 100% I haven’t been more than two days with him already and we are connected..He came back to me I know it
    this is 100% Pupu reincarnated in another body.. So If you lost a pet Just wait he or she will come back to you it takes time but they will come back one day in your Lifetime it means the God is giving you a second chance in Life to make things right with your beloved pet you lost once and came back for a better life with the same owner again No doubt about this It just happened to me two days ago and I know is the same soul but in a different body..I wish you all the best and you can reunite with your previous pet one more time in life. Thank you.

  37. Jayanthi
    Jayanthi says:

    I don’t know i have many times jokingly told my daughter she’s just like Bruno, the dog I had but couldn’t keep because my family didn’t want him…. I felt guilty deep down n hoped I would be able to take him back some day.. I came to know through my aunt who adopted him that he paused away in a hit n run… My daughter has weird sense of smell which Labradors are known for. .. and I dunno why but I think as if she s Bruno whenever she smells stuff… And she comes and nudges her head in my tummy just like Bruno did.. but I have no idea that’s why I looked this topic up.. I feel she s my brilliant Bruno who loved me unconditionally.. I have no idea of reibca but I have thought she behaves like Bruno would more than several hundred times..

    • Jayanthi
      Jayanthi says:

      I always communicated to Bruno silently when he was sick.or upset by looking through his eyes as if he would read my thoughts.. I used to think some day I’ll take u boy.. when he was little I thought am his mommy.. I cried when I came to know he passed.. it was the hurting like anything..

  38. ST
    ST says:

    I am so glad that you cover this subject here on your site. Last November my dog was dying and “told” me that he was going to reincarnate and come back to me. I was shocked as I had no idea that pets reincarnated. But he was insistent. I actually spoke out loud to him, “No! No! You have been such a wonderful dog. Go enjoy your rewards in heaven!” It was of course, terrible when he passed. But shortly after I looked up pet reincarnation and there are several books on the matter. I know without a doubt that he is coming back. He has already been born but I have to wait until Spring to bring him home.

    Although this is so “out there,” when I really thought about it, I could see why he is coming back to me and my family. Life can be truly amazing at times.

  39. KT
    KT says:

    When I was young we had a dog called Sam, at the time I never relaised how much he saw me as his person after my mum died as I was away at university and finding my own way, work flat etc and he lived with my dad at his house. I often wished I’d relaised and could have that timeover with him
    Three years ago I got a Border Collie pup as I’d always wanted one, this was 15 years after Sam passed away at age 17. As Sam was adopted and was 2-3 yrs old when we got him I never thought as my young pup as Sam and hadn’t started reading about reincarnation.
    This last year though he is reaching the same age Sam was when he came into our lives originally and I can see him getting more and more like him.
    My female dog is nearly 15 and I’ll have to make the dreaded decision soon and wonder how long it will take her to come back. I know Sam can’t be in her because she was a pup when he was in his last year and they actually met and existed at the same time. She’s never being anything like him personality wise where I can see him in my collie more and more everyday as he gets older.

  40. Kate
    Kate says:

    I lost my beloved cat in February of this year….I rushed to buy a new kitten to “replace” his loss but I felt no connection. This kitten was not meant to be mine and I found him a beautiful home with another cat and he is very happy. I get pictures and see he is loved. I thought I would never get another cat (I also had a lot of guilt over rehoming my kitten) Then this teeny tiny kitten was offered to me, I took one look at her and instantly felt a connection. I know now that if I had kept the other kitten out of guilt I would never have found my reincarnated cat. He is in her, I feel it. I love these stories and know that he led me to her…..

  41. Jay
    Jay says:

    I lost my best friend Champ a few weeks ago due to kidney failure I had to put him down he hadn’t eaten in almost a week as well as a result on of other symptoms ….

    I knew it was time from the look in his eyes it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do .

    I so want him to be reincarnated as a new puppy because he was my eternity dog which means he will be the one dog I would want to be with for eternity inside the rainbow bridge.

    Your dad missed you Champ very much I was blessed to have you in my life for 12 years if you can come back as my next puppy I would be honored and would be an even better dad to you:)

    • Stella
      Stella says:

      I lost my beautiful Bully 2 days ago. I had to put him down. He was about to turn 13. It’s the hardest thing I have ever had to do.


    • Judy
      Judy says:

      We are convinced that ours came back to us. Two weeks after our beloved Chihuahua, Precious, died my husband found this cute little Chihuahua who looked like a baby fox. We had been looking for clues and found many but this dog spoke to his heart so he bought her. She no sooner has arrived 5 days ago when she began exhibiting traits that were exacty like Precious. It is uncanny the habits and traits that she has that were exactly like our old dog. We truly believe that Precious “walked in” to this little one’s body and her original soul left for another body. My husband, who has studied astrology and reincarnation for years, is convinced.

  42. Lee
    Lee says:

    Another thing, TALK to your animals – they will answer you – they also give you many signs.

    TRUST your instincts and keep a very open mind.

  43. Madeline
    Madeline says:

    My beloved dog passed away and I was devastated in the end we decided to get a new pup. He acts exactly like my old dog and later we found out he was born the same day that our old dog died.

  44. grace
    grace says:

    Hi, can anyone shed some light on the process called ‘walk-in’ , when a Beloved animal soul agrees with another already living animal soul to take over their body to reincarnate to be with their Earth Human carer again….????? how would one recognize their Beloved Animal in another body, that has not gone through the rebirth process….. is there a certain way to recognize the Returned animal soul from Spirit ????hoping someone can offer more guidance and insight into this issue.. thankyou Grace

    • Lee
      Lee says:

      Hello Grace,

      I am going through this same process – my beloved little baby wants to come back to me, and wants me to find a new little body. I actually am resuming an active search and see what she chooses. I’ve been told she can “try on” the body if she wants.
      The thing is you will know when it’s right? Your heart will KNOW and you cannot get it wrong. It will all eventually fall into place. Also when the new little baby comes home it will take several days(?) for her soul to move into her new physical form.
      It’s I am sure a more complicated yet maybe very simple process and I am still in the midst of it all, so I will only leave it to that for now. 🙂

      • Susan
        Susan says:

        What you wrote was written five years ago. Did your baby come back? I lost my baby last week and I am so heartbroken. I want him back so badly.

    • Jen
      Jen says:

      I think that is what has happened with my dog, Tokyo, who died last October. He seems to have moved into the body of my other little dog, at least part-time. She started behaving like he used to, sniffing everything on walks (she never did before), playing with toys (she had never been interested in toys before), and sleeping at the foot of the bed watching the door while I sleep.

    • Judy
      Judy says:

      i just came across this post. My heart dog, Precious, died on 7/7. We were devastated. My husband believes in reincarnation, as do I, and we both were hoping she might come back to us in the form of another dog. We decided to get another one right away, party because our other dog was very depressed without her, and secondly becaue we had heard about “walk ins” and that your new dog will help you pick the right dog. Every dog we looked at we tried to find signs. One’s name was Heaven spelled backwards, one was the same astrological sign, one looked similar. Then a few days later my husband came to me and said, “I found the cutest little dog on the internet (Chihuahua). She looks like a baby fox. Long story short, we bought her. She was 4 months old and our dog had only died 2 weeks ago. But something told us to buy that one. She has now been living with us for 5 days and the similar traits between her and our dog who passed are amazing. She has 15 similarities and growing. She uses her back feet, stiffened, to keep you away while play fighting, she licks the floor looking for little morsels of food, she plays with her dog biscuits the same way, she drinks lots of water, twice as much as our other dog, she taps my arm when she wants something, she loves to bite my rings, she sticks her tongue all the way up your nose when kissing you, she has to have a dog biscuit as dessert immediately after eating, she knew the smell of popcorn as soon as my husband walked in the bedroom with it and insisted she share it with him like our old dog, and our other dog took to her instantly with no jealousy or confrontations at all. We feel like we have our Precious back. Much as I grieve the loss of Precious, i have new found hope that we will get to live out this new baby’s life with Precious’ soul. Does that sound crazy? The few friends that I have even suggested it to think we are nuts! But my husband and I feel strongly that this is our Precious , reincarnated into an already living puppy. I hear that they call that a “walk in”, where the deceased pet takes over another existing animal and that animal goes on to another body.

      • Judy Godfrey
        Judy Godfrey says:

        PS it’s been six months now since my Precious died and Pixie now exhibits just under ONE HUNDRED traits that Precious had! She knows things that it took months to teach Precious, like swimming to the stairs when in the pool… or to go to the FRONT door when she was accidentally locked out, and bark… we are totally convinced that she is our Precious reincarnated into this little gem of a pup. The love between us was instant, same with our other Pup Paris, she took to her instantly. I truly believe now that there ARE such a thing as “walk ins”.. because we feel that we have experienced one in our own home!

  45. Sadie
    Sadie says:

    I’ve been reading that dogs, after many lifetimes, eventually reincarnate as humans. I felt so sad, thinking of those loving, sweet souls having to go through the harshness of human experience. Phew, so relieved to know that there’s no evidence that dogs eventually become humans – a backward step because, unlike humans, dogs have mastered unconditional love. Thank you Danielle. It was weighing heavily on me, thinking of my beautiful dogs losing their pure, unconditional love, and their innocence.

  46. Starside
    Starside says:

    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.

  47. MJ
    MJ says:

    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?

  48. Jean
    Jean says:

    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:-)

  49. Kileen
    Kileen says:

    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…

  50. vivek gautam
    vivek gautam says:

    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

  51. Holly
    Holly says:

    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.

  52. ela singh
    ela singh says:

    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.

    • Odine
      Odine says:

      My 5 months old shih tzuh died a while a ago. Im in so much pain right now..and i missed him so much. I wish he come back 😭😭😭😭 ..

      Totally heart aches💔

  53. Lyn
    Lyn says:

    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.

  54. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    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.

  55. Caroline
    Caroline says:

    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!

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Hi Caroline, your words, “when you hear a tune in your head but can’t remember the words because the singers voice is muffled” is such a good description. When I pat my cat I get the same sensation, like she is someone I know/knew or a previous cat. I just can’t ‘grasp’ the sensation fully enough to paint a picture. I’ve been googling all night but your post is the nearest description I can find to the perception of familiarity.

  56. Caroline
    Caroline says:

    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?

  57. candice
    candice says:

    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 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

  58. Mary Shaw
    Mary Shaw says:

    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!!

    • Katrina Stultz
      Katrina Stultz says:

      My Jenjer was 17 when passed on April 7, 2014.. she was a Jack Russell. We have other dogs, but three days ago we found a lost Jack Russell male dog. He favors our Jenjer, he even has white marks on his black ears in the same places that Jenjer had pieces of ears bitten off by a groundhog! How crazy is that? He does things, like sits pretty! Boys don’t sit pretty, but he does and of course our Jenjer did! This is just wild!

  59. Patrick
    Patrick says:

    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.

  60. James
    James says:

    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?

  61. Jacko Jack
    Jacko Jack says:

    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
      Doglover23 says:

      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.

      • LT
        LT says:

        I know this post is really old but if you see this…I’m wondering if you feel like you had that same connection. I’m here because my dog passed away from pancreatic cancer while I was pregnant with twins. He was my baby for 10 years and unfortunately we had to make that decision, and I laid against him like I always would and let him go peacefully. Four months later my twins were born and I can’t adequately explain the connection I felt with the second Baby (“baby b” as he was called by the medical team). There are lots of little things that are probably just coincidence but he has some mannerisms that remind both my husband and I of our Billy SO much. The way he looks at me, the little noises he makes in his sleep…I still cry over Bill a lot, and when I pick the baby up I feel a sense of calm and he always snuggles in closer. I know it sounds insane, but it really comforts us both…we have just agreed to never tell our son why we call him Bubby 😂

        • elaina
          elaina says:

          Wow. My dog passed away a year 3 days and I found out I’m pregnant with my first real baby (aside from my dog). She was my soul mate, spirit animal…whatever! And all signs point to this not being coincidence!

        • DogMom
          DogMom says:

          Hi! My beloved dog, Bella passed away so suddenly in her sleep last September 29th. Then i found out that im pregnant with my first baby and my LMP (basis for dating how far along i am in my pregnancy) was on the same date that my dog died. Now my husband and I found out that we are having a baby girl and we certainly believe that it’s our beloved Bella’s soul.. and We are going to name her Aella (sounds like Bella) 😊 i miss her every single day but i know she’s coming back again as my baby girl is such a precious blessing to me.

      JENNY STENSON says:

      My German Shepherd Molly was murdered by a Hispanic woman. She stole my full time job and then stole 6k in unemployment.That killed my dog when she needed emergency surgery meds and care. The murderers name is Leticia Moreno. She is now trying to kill me after she murdered my dog and I was born in Chicago. Shes probably came into this country illegally to kill Asians and their dog baby. love Molly more than anyone. I’m so desperate to have her back that I’m willing to get pregnant to deliver her back to my arms. Then Tracy Rivera who has Hispanic family like Consuelo wouldn’t let me work at pet health in rolling Meadows il. Then donald Trump talks to me via quantum science and warned me about people who don’t let Americans work and make their dogs die Young. Trump is the chosen one and gifted.

  62. aimee
    aimee says:

    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.

  63. Khine
    Khine says:

    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.

    • Jess
      Jess says:

      Our dog that passed was10 yrs old. We got a puppy and they got along. We had several b4 that she did not connect with. But now this time it was weird. Cause its like they talked and the pup knows how things are weird I know. Couple days later our older pup died. I always wondered if she was waiting for the right pup to come along before she decided to go. But niw I also wonder can it even happen my older pup be my new pup its weird. Even though she passed not that long ago I feel as if shes still here with us I sometimes hear sounds. Like her knocking somethin over or her whining stuff like that.

  64. DeanaWolfe
    DeanaWolfe says:

    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?

  65. JoAnn
    JoAnn says:

    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!!!

  66. Keri
    Keri says:

    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!!


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