Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book Cover Reveal - September 2017

What happens to our pets after they die? 

Is there another realm where they co-exist with our departed human loved ones? 

Is it possible that their energy stays connected to us from the Other Side? 

Internationally known Animal Communicator and Psychic Medium, Karen Anderson reveals tantalizing evidence that our pets continue to visit and communicate with us 
after their physical death. 

Will these messages prove that their eternal spirit remains
 just as connected to us as they were in life?

You be the judge. 

The reviews are coming in....

"I could not put this book down. It will make you laugh, cry and feel so close to your departed pets." 
~ Ellen Hanover, New Mexico

"Karen's style of writing is easy to read and her stories are so heartwarming. Fantastic!"
~ Tom Brighton, Tennessee

"Thank you for writing this book! It is a must-read for anyone who has a pet."

~ Carol W., Arcadia, California

"I loved it! Fascinating stories. I learned so much about the Afterlife."
~ Denise Abernathy, Gilbert, AZ

This will be available on AMAZON and KINDLE 

Launch Date - Soon!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Missing Cat Back Home After 8 Weeks

Patrick as he appeared on the app 'NextDoor' as a lost kitty

Patrick the cat disappeared from his home and his mom and dad contacted me to help find him.

After a thorough search of the neighborhood, checking local shelters and veterinary offices, Patrick was nowhere to be found.

Here is what his mom Dyan sent to me after they found him:

When you opened the reading, you said that Patrick was alive but feeling disoriented, out of sorts and on edge. Something scared or upset him.
Patrick said “I’m way out there” “I’m worried I can’t find my way home.”
There was a house behind a house that he saw, a kiddie pool or swimming pool
First you picked up that he was a half a mile away, and you said that was so far out and unusual for a cat to go that far and that a lost cat would generally be no more than 5-7 houses distant, so you
checked in with Patrick again to confirm and came up with about half a mile again, south, and a little west.
You said that he seemed to be staying low and hiding, not covering great distances.
You noted that he was in a southerly  direction and then asked what was out back/behind us—and I told you that was east. 
You thought Patrick could see wheel wells, stayed low, hiding. 
He had seen self made driveways/gravel roads.
There was a white car/light colored car 
Red bushes/trees/something red. 
A chain link fence.
Pigeons were important. 
Porches/carports with boxes.
Checking in after a couple weeks, you said he was near a church, someone close to it was providing him with food/water —he was relieved. (so was I!)

Here is what I do know…

Patrick ran out of the house after having an itchy skin attack and we were trying to treat him with topical ointment.

From there, we can only guess that Pat climbed into some sort of trailer or vehicle to hide because he ended up heading south across a busy street that was 2 blocks away. 
(Patrick has never been one to wander willingly from his food dish or his clan.)    From there he might have jumped out at a stop sign and kept running, taking him farther south, and then changed direction from slightly SW to slightly SE. He would have encountered many unpaved/GRAVEL roads and driveways in this area.  That area has quite a few homes with BOXES stacked under carports, on back porches, etc. 
Heading slightly SE, he would have crossed a graveyard. There is a small CHAPEL on site, a mausoleum and also a FOUNTAIN at the front entrance (this might also have been the pool?)
As for staying low (and WHEEL WELLS) Pat used to sleep under cars all the time. 

The area he landed in is just adjacent to the church and graveyard. He had apparently been eating at a couple of the neighbor’s homes on that street for a two week period, according to the woman who contacted me.
He mostly stayed around her house. She told me he slept under her cars (one is RED, one WHITE) and there is also a giant RED maple out front of the CHAIN LINK fence on that property. Her driveway appears like GRAVEL but is not loose. There are also RED roses behind the fence.

And this really underlined it all...There were PIGEONS everywhere, and no wonder, as the woman feeding Pat was also feeding the pigeons.

Spot on, Karen!—as always, you are so tuned in to the animals and we so appreciate your helping us bring Patrick home.

Much love,


Patrick back home with his kitty family

We had several sessions and Pat gave me many very clear messages.

Following his clues and finally a lead from the NextDoor app, Pat the cat is now back home safe and sound.

I wish every lost animal session ended this way. Unfortunately, many people give up too soon thinking their pets are no longer alive. In most cases, they are alive and end up rehoming themselves in another area.

If your cat is missing, remember this...cats are extremely adaptive to a solitary life. They were never meant to live in multiple pet households. They become very skittish and resort to natural behaviors as their instincts kick in. Their survival skills will take over and they will become wary and cautious even if they were friendly and outgoing beforehand.

Patrick's mom and dad did everything right. They searched every day, had sessions with me to obtain clues and an area to search and they stayed positive, always picturing Patrick coming home safe and sound.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hemp Oil for Pet Pain? Does it work?

Hemp Oil For Pets

More and more people are discovering the health benefits of hemp oil for their pets.  

The pain relieving abilities of CBD oil is beginning to get a lot of attention.

But what about the animals themselves?

What do they say?

First, let's get one thing is NOT marijuana.  

It is not psychoactive and your pets will not get high from using it.  

It is legal in all 50 states and is made from hemp plants.

Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil is considered by many scientists to be the ultimate superfood.

Chock full of nutrients, Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil provides a complete source of protein with all 20 amino acids as well as calcium, zinc, magnesium, and B vitamins. Hemp oil is rich in omega-3, 6 and 9s, as well as antioxidants like Vitamin E and beta carotene.

I wasn't sure what the animals would have to say about it but so far I have only heard positive feedback from pets.

They tell me they are much less stressed and don't feel the pain or discomfort of arthritis and other ailments after use.

Overall, animals tell me they felt better than they did with traditional medication. That's something to consider if you want to treat with a more natural approach. 

Hemp oil is also helpful in battling cancers, seizures, inflammation, anxiety and provides autoimmune support.

The cost is about $95 for 1 ounce from Only Natural Pet

Keep in mind that all animals are different and each may experience different results but it's something to look into for your four-legged friends.

Talk to your vet about hemp oil for your pets. 

Got Pet Stains? Use this simple solution to remove the worst stains

Why is it that animals seem to target your white or light colored carpet to throw up on?

They can't do it on the linoleum or tile floors...No, no, no!  

They go for the rugs every time!

I've tried every type of spot remover on the market and nothing gets rid of pet stains faster or more economically than hydrogen peroxide. 

It does not seem to harm the fabric, it's odorless, and the stains don't return.

Just squirt a liberal amount onto any stain, old or new and let it soak.  

Tougher stains may need more than one application.

~Urine and feces

Give it a try!

It also works on: 

~Red wine
~BBQ sauce

Use a clean cloth to dab up the excess after it has soaked for a while.  

Be sure to follow all safety recommendations as directed

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Newly Released Kindle Version - The Secret Inner Life of Pets

I am happy to announce the release of the KINDLE version 

The Secret Inner Life of Pets

by Dr. Patricia Carrington, PhD 
with Karen Anderson -Animal Communicator

The soft cover will be released soon!

The Secret Inner Life of Pets book is a treasure trove of true stories about animals and of wisdom about them. It represents an unusual collaboration between a leading Psychologist and an award-winning Animal Communicator. You are immediately swept into a journey of deep insight by discovering an entirely unknown side of your pet – a side most people don’t even suspect exists.

You will not only encounter a host of amazing tales, but many powerful healing affirmations and much practical advice that has been created by Dr. Patricia Carrington to help you and your animals achieve greater happiness. Among other things, it is an ever-present “you-can-reach-for-at-any-time” reference book for pet lovers from which you will gain a surprisingly new viewpoint on such issues as:

* Dealing with puzzling pet behaviors, many of which will suddenly become understandable to you when you discover the animal’s side of the issue
* Handling a pets' traumas in a manner that is truly restorative
* How to communicate with your pet in a new way - a part of the book that is fun for both human and animal!
* How to handle guilt associated with your pet, a much more common reaction than you might think.
* What to do if your cat is lost vs. if your dog is lost. These circumstances call for very different approaches.
* How to connect meaningfully with a pet who has passed away – this is one of the most powerful and deeply healing sections of the book.
* How to recognize the amazing gifts that your animal friends can offer you.

Animal communicator, Karen Anderson, sheds some startling light on the psychology of domestic animals. She also recounts a host of surprising facts about her life as a police officer where she displayed an extraordinary ability to solve domestic crimes with the assistance of the victims' pets.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tips for Finding Lost Pets

Losing a pet is a horrible experience and one that I hope you never have to endure.

If this ever happens here are a few tips to help you with your search and to get your pet back home safe and sound. 

Lost Dogs:

Wilderness areas - If your dog has gone missing in a wilderness area they will usually try to circle back to where they were last seen.  

  • Your scent is still in that location and they will usually make big loops back to that area if they can pick up on that scent. You may need to set up a humane trap.

  • Make sure you leave something with your scent on it such as a shirt, sock, or even something of theirs such as a toy or blanket.

  • Most dogs will venture downhill and in search of water they will seek out cool, shady places in the summertime.

  • It is a rare event that a dog will run uphill or up a mountain or incline.  

  • Think about the course of least resistance. Your dog is probably taking the easiest route too.

  • Walking paths and open areas are easier to traverse so they will generally follow paths unless they are hunting or chasing wildlife.

  • Keep checking the same areas as well as widening your search in a large grid.  

  • A lost dog can travel quite far in a short time, so it's best to get out as soon as possible and start calling for them. In some cases, we have tracked bigger dogs up to five miles away within just a few hours so be sure you are covering a wide area. 

  • Smaller dogs will not travel as far as bigger dogs so refine your search accordingly.

  • Take some treat bags to shake or a food bowl and clang it with a fork calling out as if it were dinnertime.

  • Try to keep the stress out of your voice and call in an upbeat manner.  

There is a big difference between, "GET OVER HERE...NOW!!!" and "Come on puppy, time for a treat!" and your dog can pick up on that tone in your voice.  They may think they are in trouble and avoid you so be sure to use a happy, upbeat tone.

  • Dogs need water to check all water sources in the area.

  • Place a water bowl and food nearby where they went missing.  This will give them another reason to hang out in that area waiting for you to return.

  • Set up a wildlife camera to see if your pet has circled back to the area during the night

  • Try not to think the worst case scenario instead, think about what it will look like when you find your dog or when you get the call that someone has spotted them.

Negative thoughts are real things that go out into the Universe and you will manifest what you are thinking about.  

Stay positive!

Make sure you get their picture up on fliers in the area right away.  Keep updated pictures of your pets just in case.  A head shot and body shot are recommended.

Offer a REWARD but don't say how much

Be careful about private property or going in unsafe areas.  Always have a friend go with you or let someone know where you are searching.  Most smartphones have tracking or location apps to let others know where you are during your search. 

  • Social media is a great way to get people in the area to help in your search.

  • If your dog has been missing for several days without any sightings it is possible that they are injured. 

  • Injured dogs will find a hiding place and will not move around very much.

  • Be sure to look in small hiding places as they will naturally try to hide from predators while they are nursing their wounds.

In suburban areas be sure to contact these untapped resources:

Talk to the locals - People out walking dogs, jogging, bicyclists, etc.

Schools - Kids are great at knowing which pets belong in the neighborhood. They will know if a strange dog has been seen.  Ask if you can post a flier at local schools.

Delivery drivers - Anyone who is in the area for work such as mail carriers, UPS or Fed Ex drivers, utility workers, city maintenance workers, cable TV installers, gardeners, etc.

Contact the local shelters as well as local veterinarians.  

Go outside the range of where you think your dog may be as sometimes people will pick up a dog and drive out of the area.  

Lost Cats:

Unlike dogs, cats are usually not far from where they were last seen and have no motivation for traveling great distances.

Exceptions include:
If a human moves them or traps them and relocates them or if they were chased out of their area by a human or a predator.

Thoroughly check your own home first!  I've had many cases where lost cats are in their own home hiding in spots you have never dreamed of.  

Some good hiding spots: 

  • Garages, sheds, barns
  • Boxes, crates, rafters
  • Basements, shelving units, crawl spaces
  • Under the house!
  • Closets, mattress box springs, headboards, kitchen cabinets, behind refrigerators or washing machines
  • Cars, RV's, travel trailers, wheel wells, old junked out cars
  • Shrubs, bushes, behind fences
  • Under decks, patios, under sheds
  • Woodpiles
  • Behind furniture, inside drawers


A cat who is used to being outdoors will usually have a territory they roam. Sometimes they are chased out of their territory and will hide as they wait for the threat to leave.  

Once they feel it is safe they will come out of hiding and return home.  

That may take anywhere from a few hours to days or even weeks.  

Most lost cats will find a hiding place and it is usually underneath something such as a deck or house.

Rarely do we find lost cats up in trees or up on rooftops.  

They are almost always hiding at or below ground level.  

Many cats get locked in neighbor's garages, barns, sheds or basements.  Some get stuck in basement egress windows.  

I worked one case where a lost cat had gotten its collar stuck on the bottom of a metal fence and was only four houses away.  Her human was within inches of her and she never made a sound. 

Most cats who are used to being outside will be within a 1/4 mile to a 1/2 mile from where they were last seen.  This area will widen depending on how long they are missing.

Cats will tend to hide during the day and then venture out at dusk and dawn when the noises of the day settle down.

Cats are very tuned into the magnetic field of the Earth and can find their way home easily when they no longer feel threatened.

Follow the same steps as above in your search but keep it much closer to home and search in every small nook and cranny you can find. 

Put out scent markers for cats such as something you have worn or even some of their litter.  Sprinkle litter around to leave a trail scent home.  

Shake a treat bag or call out to them in a chirpy, upbeat tone. 


Most indoor cats who go missing are less than five houses from home.  

In suburban areas, they are usually just a house or two away.  

In rural areas that distance increases. 

Most indoor cats find the first place they can crawl into and hide.  

They become very feral, skittish and won't come out even if you are within inches of their location calling their names.

You must search diligently in the smallest of places for them and keep rechecking areas you have already searched.  

Cats can go quite a while without food but will need water to survive.  Check all water sources around or leave a bowl out where they were last seen.

Indoor cats will need to hear your voice so call to them frequently in a positive and upbeat voice. 

In the evening, search in hiding spots with a flashlight as it will cause the cat's eyes to reflect.



This sends out confusing messages to your lost pet.  Think positively and picture them coming home safe and sound.  Imagine your pet is getting closer to home each day.  Like a magnet that is being pulled in closer and closer each day.

Giving up too soon:  

Instincts can kick in with lost pets and their survival skills will take over.  Pets can live a long time on their own even without food.  I've had cases where lost pets have been found a year or more after they went missing.  Never lose hope.

Thinking the worst has happened: 

It's hard not to let our imagination kick in but this is really not helpful to you or your pet.  We worry about them but that stress can cause frantic energy to surround you and interfere with your normal energy that your pet can recognize.  It may also cause them to hide or not come home at all if they think they are in trouble.

Not utilizing resources such as social media or getting fliers out as soon as they go missing:  

There are many animal-lovers who will be your eyes and ears helping in your search.  Ask for help and post fliers in the area.

Most lost pets survive their ordeal and when their human gives up too soon they find another home or end up in a shelter. 

Always use common sense and exercise personal safety when searching for a lost pet.

It also can help to schedule an Emergency Session with me to see if your pet can provide any landmarks or structures in the area that will reveal their location.

Email the office:

The good news is many pets are found safe and sound.

Please microchip your pets and update their tags and information when you move.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Podcast for 'The Secret Inner Life of Pets', A Behind The Scene Look

Join us for an in-depth look 
behind the scenes of this groundbreaking book.  

Author Dr. Patricia Carrington with 
Animal Communicator, Karen Anderson
Joins host Lindsey Kenny for this fascinating story.

  • Learn how animals feel about euthanasia
  • Find out which animals are smarter than others
  • Hear stories from actual sessions from Karen
  • Learn how Dr. Carrington's cat, Dandy inspired this book
  • Find out how to be closer to your pet with the CHOICES METHOD
  • And much more!

Click here for podcast

Click to order your copy now! $9.99

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Intro To Animal Communication Class - Held at Rivers Wish Animal Sanctuary - Spokane WA April 30th, 2017

Meet some of the inhabitants of River's Wish Animal Sanctuary

Intro To Animal Communication Class at
Rivers Wish Animal Sanctuary
Instructor: Best-selling Author and Animal Communicator,
Karen Anderson
This class is designed with the beginner in mind so if you are new to the idea of connecting with the animals then this is the class for you. Karen shares her secrets of communicating with all animals during this two-hour introductory class.
We all have psychic abilities and it just takes a bit of practice and the right mentor to awaken them. Join us for this insightful and exciting opportunity to connect with the animals you know and love.
                                                                                 Class Outline:
General overview of communicating with animals
Instructions on: Breathing, grounding, protection and meditation
Learn how to send a message
Learn how to receive a message
Practice sessions with animals
Q & A
Helpful tips
Must love animals!
Be open to the process
Be excited to learn the steps
Read Karen's book, "Hear All Creatures!" available on
Amazon or Kindle
Click to order
Bring paper & pen
Bring two or three printed copies of pictures of animals (living or deceased) that you know very well
One animal per photo please! (Cell phone pix will not work)
Click here for Registration
Adults 18 & over only
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Rivers Wish Animal Sanctuary
11511 W Garfield Road
Spokane, WA 99224
Tickets: $55 per person
Click here to register

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Our Animals Detect Our Illnesses

I had a session with Judy and her beautiful, fluffy kitty named, Fudge.  We were supposed to check in on him and see how he was doing as he was adopted about eight months ago.

"I'm doing great," he confidently announced to me, "but my mom has something wrong with her."

At that moment Fudge sent me an image that I use to represent a human's immune system.  I often ask animals to send me the image of something if they don't know what it is.  

In this case, I saw an outline of Judy's body with cells attacking. Similar to this photo.

I told Judy what Fudge said along with the image of her immune system being attacked and she quickly changed the subject. 

We finished up the session and didn't hear back from her until just the other day.

"I can't believe this, Karen." she wrote in an email...

 "When we had the session with Fudge I was in the midst of a lot of my own health issues.  I actually adopted him to help me ease the pain/spasms that were affecting me.  I was so afraid I had cancer or some other terminal disease and I didn't want to talk about it during that session.  I went to all kinds of specialists and had every test you can think of but they were all inconclusive.

I just received the diagnosis and it came back as Lupus." 

Judy was shocked that Fudge knew this six months ago. Her own doctors did not even know what was wrong with her.  She only had Fudge for a couple of months at that time. 

"He has been such a blessing to me.  Not only as a friend and companion, but we are so bonded even though it hasn't been that long.  We were meant to be together." 

I am constantly amazed at what the animals know about us.  Fudge did not understand the complexities of the Lupus disease in medical terms but he knew something was wrong.  His close bond with his new mom prompted him to share his concerns with me. 

Now that's a beautiful love story.