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Who You Gonna Call? Pet Psychic!

Two pet psychics give dogs new leash on life

By: Jane Mundy

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Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with your pet? What if your dog could actually talk to you? Well perhaps he can, via a pet psychic.

When Victoria Marks’s Schipperke puppy went missing, she didn’t waste any time. “Right away I called pet psychic Shira Plotzker. She said Freddy would come home when he wants and he wasn’t far away,” says Victoria from Chandler, AZ.

Hmm. You don’t need to be clairvoyant to say that, but what came next changed Victoria from skeptic to believer.

“Shira also asked if Freddy was wearing a scarf. I was thinking this call was a mistake—we didn’t put a scarf on him,” says Victoria. “Then the local vet clinic phoned. An employee found a lost puppy (microchipped) on her way to work—we immediately jumped in the car and found Freddy sporting an orange bandana!”  Incidentally, Shira lives in Nyack, NY, over 2,000 miles away from Victoria and Freddy.

To some extent, we know what dogs are thinking by understanding their body language and the way they bark. And according to many pet psychics, you communicate with your pets telepathically all the time, without even knowing it.

Even so, you’re likely not comprehending your dog’s depths. Some pet psychics, after a one-on-one chat with your pets, may describe them as hilarious or boring, happy or sad—either in this life or in the afterlife.

I talk to Lizzy, my Karelian Bear Dog, all the time. I tell her daily that she is beautiful and a good girl and I love her the most, and “Enough with the sniffing,” on our walks. But not once in 13 years has she replied. Of course I’m not expecting to have a conversation with Lizzy, but I would like to know if anything is bothering her, or if she has an “owie” that not even the vet can detect. A few years ago Lizzy got into an altercation with another dog and required surgery. She recovered physically but I am still concerned about her behaviour. Lizzy seems overly anxious; sometimes she hides in the closet and under my desk and even seems to be having nightmares.

As, ahem, research for this story I called Shira, as well as pet psychic Angel Morgan in Toronto, ON. I sent Angel a photo of Lizzy while Shira just asked me her breed. After contacting Lizzy, this is what they said.

Angel tells me via Zoom:

  • Lizzy says you get frustrated and you should take more breaks. Potentially she will get more attention and maybe a walk.
  • She wants you to know that it’s OK to get frustrated. Lizzy is a mental-verbal communicator (some dogs are more audio) so when you talk to her she completely understands.
  • When you are upset she puts her head on your lap or sometimes lies down near you.
  • When we follow up a few weeks later, Angel says that Lizzy telepathically communicated that “after that mean dog attacked me a few years ago I always thought it was my fault, that I did something wrong. Phew, I feel so much better. I hope my mum can move on too and stop worrying about me so much.  She also worries about me slowing down—please tell her that I’m fine now.”

Shira tells me via phone call:

  • People stop in their tracks because Lizzy is so beautiful.
  • Lizzy likes the new person at home and new food changes that make her coat silkier. (I have a temporary roommate.)
  • Whatever rough patch she went through is gone.
  • I see you with more than one dog. (Roommate has two dogs and a cat.)
  • Someone snores so loudly she can wake Lizzy from a deep sleep. But she has the best time with this person. “You and your dog are lucky to have her as she is very thoughtful and has great snacks.” (My close friend, Lizzy’s “Mummy 2,” snores very loudly. And she spoils Lizzy.)
  • “There are some animals I don’t like talking to and some don’t want to talk. Siamese cats and cockatoos are too independent. Fish in an aquarium don’t listen and they don’t care,” says Angel. “Not all the animals want to talk to me. I have some animals that flip me the paw,” says Shira, laughing.

Illustration by Michelle Simpson

Why People Ask for Psychic Help

More people have reached out to both Shira and Angel during the pandemic, and most people who call ask if they can speak directly with their pet.

Angel says that dogs couldn’t understand why their people were home, and then went back to work. They ask why their playmate isn’t visiting: ‘Has something happened to them? Have I done something wrong?’ She advises that we sit down and talk to our animals. We don’t give them enough credit. Some are depressed and we need to explain how our world has changed. “As well, I like working with Bach Rescue Remedy. I spray it on my hands and pet my animals with it so it gets into their energy field,” Angel adds.

Often clients call a psychic after their pet has died, or as Angel says, “has gone over the rainbow bridge.” One grieving woman called Shira because she wanted to talk with—not about—her dog. “Ozzie said, ‘Tell Mummy she did the right thing with me, I am happy, whole, and complete in heaven’”, said Shira.

As well, psychics specialize in certain areas. While Shira has successfully found Freddy and other lost pets, Angel prefers not to get involved with missing animals.

“There was one case where the animal found a new owner and didn’t want to come back, which I found difficult to convey. Sometimes you have to honour the animal,” Angel says.

Maybe you want to know why your dog started behaving erratically, or why they aren’t getting along with the new family member. Perhaps you want to know if a rescue dog is a good connection. “I connect to the spirits of the dog(s) already in your family and the rescue dog to see if they are a good fit,” Angel explains.

Johanne Hubert couldn’t understand why her Chihuahua didn’t want to leave the house. “Max would hide under the bed as soon as he heard the tinkle of his leash,” she says. Johanne called Shira and found out that Max hated his coat—it was itchy.

Shira said that Max wants a motorcycle jacket and the plaid jacket gives him vertigo,” says Johanne. How on earth could she know that? Johanne never mentioned the plaid. “I bought him fleece and cashmere and now Max can’t wait to go walkies.”

Or perhaps you can’t decide whether it’s time to say goodbye to your sick dog. Angel is sometimes asked by a family to join them and their vet while the dog is passing—after they have asked her if it is the right time. “I will speak with the animal and connect with their guides and guardians,” she says. “And when your pet has crossed over I can help with the grieving process. If you just want to validate what you already know, I can reassure you.”

Still not convinced? Would you be less skeptical if a veterinarian believes—to a certain extent—in pet psychics? Dr. Aleda Cheng, a New Jersey-based veterinarian, works with “animal communicators,” AKA pet psychics, mostly for behaviour issues. While she doesn’t believe in substituting spirituality for science, “they can help adjust the critter’s thinking. For instance, the kid goes to college and the dog feels abandoned,” says Dr. Cheng. “A communicator will explain to the dog what is happening and I consider that a medicine.”

Besides traditional medicine, Dr. Cheng’s clinic offers holistic care, such as acupuncture and herbal remedies. “One client had a cat with asthma—I wanted to try acupuncture but the cat was not cooperative,” says Dr. Cheng, who had recently met Shira at a Pet Expo and, even though she was skeptical, gave her a call. “Shira advised targeting areas by acupuncture that weren’t related to respiratory problems and she told the cat that I was going to help him. He let me put the acupuncture needles in without any fuss—I couldn’t believe it!

“I called Shira again when my dog got hit by a car. She got scared and ran off,” says Dr. Cheng. “Shira said my son would find him in one hour. Sure enough…”

Dr. Cheng adds that pet psychics can help when their human dies. The pet doesn’t know what happened, so they cannot get closure, but a psychic can put their mind at ease. “Another client adopted a dog after the owner died—she came to see me because he wouldn’t stop barking. I suggested she call a psychic and the dog soon settled down,” Dr. Cheng says.

“When I first started vet school everyone thought holistic medicine was voodoo; now it’s very accepted by mainstream veterinarians. I think in the future more veterinarians will accept psychic medication.” Having faith in psychics or not, it all boils down to whatever makes you—and your pet—happy.

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How To Communicate With Your Dog

The timeless book “Kinship with All Life,” written by J. Allen Boone and published in 1954, explains how animals communicate with each other. And human animal-communicators have used this book as a source for their methods. According to Boone, this is how it works:

  1. The psychic relaxes and calms her mind.
  2. She uses her mind to make contact with the animal's energy.
  3. She visualizes the animal and telepathically says its name to get its attention.
  4. She asks the animal a question, often by transmitting a picture. The psychic may use pictures in addition to or instead of words.
  5. The psychic imagines the animal responding and waits for a response. Angel says she feels an energetic shift and asks permission to be in their vibration, which opens her to their way of speaking. Shira says that animals respond using childlike voices.
  6. She accepts whatever response she gets and acknowledges that she has received it.
  7. The psychic passes the animal's answers to its owner and asks more questions if needed. The psychic may also transmit messages to the pet from its owner. If the owner hopes to correct a pet's inappropriate behaviour, the psychic will visualize the solution rather than the problem.
  8. Some pet psychics will also scan the pet's body to diagnose health problems. If the psychic detects illnesses or injury, she will transmit healing energy to the pet.

You could say Shira Plotzker and Angel Morgan are modern-day Dr. Doolittles.

Doctor Dolittle, the character who learned to speak the language of animals, had his 100th anniversary last year. “The Story of Doctor Dolittle” appeared in 1920 and readers learned, through their conversations with the good doctor, that animals possessed astonishing gifts of smell, sight, and hearing. But that’s old news. Neuroscientists, after studying dog brain scans (the dogs voluntarily underwent an MRI. A lot of treats were involved.) have concluded that our canines love us at least as much as food. And we are told that the mind of a dog is equivalent to that of a toddler (According to psychologists, before children learn a language, they think like animals, in pictures and emotions rather than thinking in words. And they are conscious, self-aware, and able to think and experience emotions the way humans do.).


Shira charges $100 for 30 minutes to $200 for one hour, either in person, by phone or via Skype.

During COVID, Angel’s sessions are being done by phone or internet. One hour is $125. For more information and Angel’s blog, visit

Dr. Aleda Cheng DVM is available for telemedicine appointments including online by FaceTime and texts in New Jersey.


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By: Jane Mundy
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