Today I want to introduce you to animal communicator, pet psychic and author Jeanne Miller.

Over the last several years, Jeanne has been working with people all over the world, communicating with their pets, living and deceased.

She is also the author of the books The Pet Psychic Diaries, and Pet Chatter, which she wrote to share some of the experiences she has had as an animal communicator.

She has amassed a lot of experience and knowledge about animals and the spirit world through this work – in this interview, she shares some of it with us, answering questions such as:

  • Where do our pets go when they die?
  • Do they watch over us after death?
  • Can we have soul contracts with animals?

Interview with Jeanne Miller, Animal Communicator

Anna: Jeanne, thank you so much for doing this interview with me.

Jeanne: It’s my pleasure!

Anna: So, a little bit of background – I first worked with Jeanne several years ago, when she read for me and my cat Big Boy. She read for him when he was alive and also after he had passed away.


Big Boy

I wanted to start with a question that comes to mind for me- Jeanne, do you think we have soul contracts with animals, the way we do with humans?

(Just to clarify for anyone who is unfamiliar with this term – a soul contract is an ‘appointment’ or agreement that we make with another soul with whom we’ll have an important relationship – whether it is short-lived or long-term.

The reason why we make these soul-level ‘contracts’ to meet up is often to exchange energy and teach one another something through our interactions.)

So, Jeanne, the reason I am touching on this is because I feel like I had a soul contract with my cat Big Boy, who taught me a lot about unconditional love, and taking care of another living being. For a few years, I struggled with the question of having children – will I or won’t I? And Big Boy taught me a lot about that. Big Boy was a rescue cat who had been abused in the past, and at the time he came to me in 2011, I was healing from abusive relationships, which meant we sort of understood one another.

Jeanne: Yes, we can, and often do have soul contracts with animals. Big Boy was one of your soul companions and when this is the case, an agreement is made for it to be so, before both incarnate into their current lifetimes.

It would be to either help with issues one has chosen to work on in this particular lifetime, or it could be as simple as just wanting to meet up and be together for a while because of the incredibly strong bond that soul companions share.

I’ve had many animals tell me of different lifetimes with the same person, and they don’t always come back as one particular animal. I had one cat tell me that he came into one of his lives as a dog, but always preferred being a cat for the work he was doing, so has come back in cat form every time since then.

Anna: So, in your experience, where exactly do animals go after they die?

Jeanne: They go to the other side (the same place we go) when they pass. Heaven is filled with animals. It wouldn’t really be Heaven to most of us, if it wasn’t.

Anna: Can a soul incarnate as human and later as an animal? When I was training as a past life regressionist, I came across a case of a client who experienced themselves as a bird in a previous life, but it was not an incarnation that took place on this planet. I was just wondering if you had come across it.

Jeanne: I’m not saying it can’t happen, but I haven’t seen this in my experience. Animals usually come to us in the role of teacher, healer, or companion. They can best do this work and follow their paths in their own form. I’ve always thought that animals are so pure of heart, that being human might be a step back for them.

They do however, sometimes reincarnate as another pet and find their way to us again.

Anna: Agreed. From doing your readings, have you found that our pets miss us, as much as we miss them, after they pass away?

Jeanne: I often get asked if our pets miss us the way we miss them. I’ll let a kitty named Chet answer that. This is from my book Pet Chatter 2:

When asked if he missed his owner, this is what Chet had to say:

“I do know how she has suffered. She loved me so much and was planning a long life together. I wanted that too, and am sorry that my body had that weakness that gave me such a short life with her.

I know she can’t see or experience me the way I can now see and experience her. We can see and hear everything we want to from over here, so I miss her physical pettings and love, but I don’t need to miss her the way she does me because I visit her all the time, and I know what she is doing and I hear her talk to me in her head. It is hard to explain but the love connection we have is even stronger from this side. Please tell her that. I will always be here and we will see each other again one day.”

From my first Pet Chatter book, Bandit, a lab mix on the other side had this to say:

“I will always watch over my family, and visit often. Now, I get to see all the things they do. I used to always wonder where they would go, and why sometimes, I couldn’t go too. Now I know. Please tell them that I know them more now than I could have in life. Now, I get to see the “whole” person with all their likes, travels, hobbies…just everything. I didn’t think it was possible to love them even more, but I do. Please tell them nothing is forgotten. I know they can’t see and experience me the way I can them, but they must always remember we are forever and love never dies.”

Anna: That is lovely.

I have another question: Have you come across cases where our deceased pets come back to visit (energetically, obviously) and the person’s new pets notice the spirit?

Jeanne: Yes, from doing readings I have learned that our deceased animals come back to visit us and our new pets.

To illustrate this, below is a story from one of my readings (again, from my Pet Chatter book):

“Shortly after her passing, Tina met up with one of her owner’s former cats whom she had never met in life. She wanted her mom to know she and the former cat, Sylvia were now together and she added this message:

“We have mom in common so we see each other and talk together a lot. We both pop in to visit mom. I don’t think she knows, but her pets always know. They act funny when we come in and stare up at the ceiling as they see us arrive.”

I hope this helps answer some questions about animals and the other side. If you have any further questions, I’ll do my best to answer them here in the comments section.

Anna: Thank you, Jeanne!

Jeanne’s Books

If you love animals and are fascinated by all things psychic, then I recommend Jeanne’s books The Pet Psychic Diaries and Pet Chatter.

She also has a new book, Pet Chatter 2, which is out now.