33 Afterlife Signs from your Pet

33 Afterlife Signs from your Pet

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Do people keep telling you “everything will be okay,” “you did all you could,” or “they loved you so much and you should always remember that?” And all you want is a sign from your pet, letting you know that they are near and that they are okay. Maybe you keep thinking “how I am going to move forward and live with this loss?” Express your feelings and pain. Know that even though it is hard right now, you are not alone. It is possible to live and move forward from the loss. Not move on. Acknowledge the loss and the love. Treasure the experience and moments you had with them. And remember to look around and you are sure to see signs that they are near.

You are strong. This time of grief is an opportunity for you to look at the world differently. There is a new appreciation for life and this beautiful place that your pet was so happy to be apart of. Try to look at this world the way they did. Look around and you will see signs that they are near, visiting you from the afterlife.


  • You may hear your pet’s collar jingle as it used to when they were walking around or shaking themselves.
  • Wonder what that thudding sound was? Your pet is wagging their tail.
  • Clip clip clip, that’s the sound of their nails as they walk around.
  • Do you hear their barks, cries, or whimpering?
  • Did a song come on the radio that reminded you of them? Or maybe you randomly get the song stuck in your head.


  • Have you ever felt them brush up against your leg?
  • A sudden change in temperature around you can be a sign that they are near.
  • How about that spot they always curled up in? You may find a warm spot.
  • When a happy memory just pops into your head out of the blue, they are there to remind you of joy.
  • Have you ever interacted with a pet that felt exactly like your pet? Physical impressions are a truly wonderful experience.

In the sky

  • Look at the clouds. The clouds may make an image or a line formation that reminds you of your pet – that’s them.
  • See that beautiful rainbow? That’s them saying hello and that they are okay on the other side.


  • Have you ever had a dream where your pet comes to visit? Check out griefdreams.ca to learn more about grief dreams and listen to my episode on the Grief Dream Podcast.


  • Birds are a sign of freedom – common birds to start seeing after a passing are: Blue Jays, Red Robins, Cardinals, and Gold Finches.
  • Ever notice those beautiful dragonflies or butterflies? These are a sign from your pet asking you to embrace change.
  • Ladybugs may start appearing as a reminder to live your life to the fullest.
  • Any other animal that started appearing after the passing that you never seen before could be a sign from your beloved.
  • Keep an eye on the behaviour of your other pets. You may notice them focused on something you can’t see. Even playing with what looks like something else but they are by themselves.


  • Ever look at the clock and see a repeat of numbers? 11:11 being the most common – these numbers are the spirits telling you that you are on the right path.
  • Other number formats can represent special dates, anniversary, etc. For example, if your pet passed away on October 20th, you may see 10.20 on a clock.
  • Maybe you’ve noticed a license plate before that insistently reminded you of your pet.


  • Did you by chance see movement out of the corner of your eyes?
  • Maybe the same picture keeps falling? That’s them letting you know they are around.


  • Have you ever experienced a joyful scent out of the blue?
  • Maybe you still smell them even when none of there belongings are around.

Other signs

  • You may experience flowers budding, especially out of season. They are letting you know that they are okay and experiencing life in a different form.
  • Don’t forget that your pet’s spirit is filled with energy so it’s not uncommon that you may experience electrical manipulations after their passing.
  • You may find a feather after their passing. This is the Angel feather letting you know they are safe and at peace.
  • Have you ever found a coin with a special year on it? Maybe it was a birth, date, or anniversary.
  • Maybe you spotted their name somewhere unexpected.
  • Anytime you see heart shapes in, on, or around something, that’s love sent from your beloved pet.
  • Phone calls from unknown numbers on a static line could be your pet trying to connect with you.
  • You may even find sweet reminders of them and their love through strands of fur, whiskers, nails, or even baby teeth.

How can we be sure that these signs are our pets connecting with us from the afterlife? Believe it, and you will feel it. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your heart open.

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Kamira

    I remember when my cat passed away I would feel light air on my neck or weight at my feet (like she used to lay on my feet in bed) or see the numbers 11:11 on my clocks often. This is very interesting and validates my personal feelings, our pets live on in the afterlife.

  2. Patricia S

    Good morning, The day my dog passed was 05/07/2020 we had to put her down at the vets, later on in the late afternoon I was talking to the person who gave her to me 16 years ago she’s a friend of mine an I told her what had happened earlier in the day as I was informing her the water bowl dispenser started bubbling for a while like as if my dog was there drinking from it but there wasn’t a dog there?. Now a week has passed then last Thursday 05/14/2020 the water bowl again was bubbling like as if a dog was drinking from it? Forgot to mention I do have another small dog too thats why I have a water bowl in the kitchen but he wasnt there drinking from it? When I received my dog of 16 years she was a puppy, I didn’t pick her she picked me, she camed to me started to lick my fingers, wagged her tail and played. from there on she always wanted to know where I was, she loved me an adore me, she always was watching me with here loving eyes where every I go in the home she’d be there a few feet away, she slept with my for 16 years (7/3/2004 to 7/2020). In the evening when it was time for bed she’d be so happy that I was getting ready for bedtime she would go under the covers an cuddle right next to me stomach cuz I sleep on my side. She was a very close dog to me…. Cant believe she’s not here anylonger I sure will miss her dearly, its like someone just stole her from me, I will be getting her ashes an a plaque with her paw print on it in a few days hopefully this will comfort me…

  3. Lorelei Schnabler

    I hope those signs are comforting to you. My darling little Charlie died a year ago last month. When I’m coming home from work, I still go on automatic pilot and think I will see her at the door.

  4. Deanna

    Aug 7 of last yr my Jasper passed away unexpectedly it’s still so painful and others don’t understand why I still feel this way ?

  5. Hilda

    I just lost my baby Mia on 7/15/2020. It was the hardest and most painful thing. She was about to turn 10 years old and she had been with me since she was 2 months. The day I picked up her ashes from the vet I found a bird in my backyard that couldn’t fly. I took the bird and tried to feed it and gave water. It seem like it was going to be ok, I try to put it outside a few times to see if it wanted to to fly but it didn’t, it just moved from one place to the other in my backyard. The next day I put it on my lap because it seem startled. It felt like the bird was very calm and just laying on my lap, I could tell it was still breathing and alive but after about an hour I realized it had passed ?

    I know it was a sign from my beautiful Mia. I miss and love her dearly. May her beautiful soul be in a wonderful place being the happy puppy she always was ❤️

  6. Mark

    My mind is blown away, because when I got down to the part about if your pet passed on Oct. 20th you look at the clock and it’s 10:20.. well as soon as I read that, I look up at the time and it was 1 minute away from 8:10.. which was yesterday, August 10.. and my dog just passed away yesterday ?

  7. Mary Tinsley

    Just lost my beautiful Golden Retriever today…8/22/20…we feel lost…..came home from the vet…..and found a little gray and white feather beneath our coffee table next to a little fluff of Toby’s fur….

  8. Jannie

    I lost my beloved cat Muning five weeks ago. Days after her passing, I saw a brown lady bug in the kitchen, the color and spots of the lady bug reminded me of my cat’s tummy, brown with some faint grey spots, She loved when I pet/stroke her tummy, she’s like a dog. A couple of times we saw dragon flies, first time my husband saw it in the balcony. Today, we have it inside our apartment, I was able to catch it, took some photos and when I was trying to free it outside it didn’t fly right away, it stayed on my thumb. It stayed long enough for my husband to get my phone so I can take some more photos before it finally flew. We never saw lady bugs nor dragonflies in our apartment before since our apartment is on 5th floor and we live in New York City. The other day when I was working from home, I was having this team meeting with my boss and she was showing me a file from her screen, the filename of the file she was showing me begins with 1111, I was watching her screen and then she executed a command on that file, after the command finished processing, the timestamp shows11:11am, I was blown away with coincidence! I really love to see signs from my fur baby, I love and miss her so much. I really want to know if she is OK.

  9. Emma Fox

    My beloved horse Mouse passed over last Saturday, I’m heartbroken to say the least he was 30 years old we’d been a partnership for so long. Since he passed I have found 2 feathers, had a very confident Robin appear in the garden starring at me & not moving even though I got closer & yesterday a Ladybug appeared on my passenger car seat next to me, windows closed. Yesterday my youngest dog started acting like my dog that passed in 2018, hitting me with her paw to get my attention & she has never acted this way in 7 years although Reo did this everyday, I’m wondering if Reo came to see me because of how upset I am about Mouse? I felt Reo when he passed a few days after he jumped on the bed and lay next to me until I fell asleep as I was so upset from him going. I hope these are from my furry friends.

  10. Dianne

    I lost my beautiful boy last Tuesday 09/22/2020. The pain is like no other. I also have had the feelings like someone came down and took him from me. I do not know how to move forward without him. It does not feel right. He was my baby. The grief is overwhelming, it’s like losing an arm. Part of my heart is missing.

    I don’t know how to go on without him.

  11. Mindy

    Dianne, I lost my sweet boy on 9/23/20. I feel your pain. I feel the same way. I’m having a harder time moving on, this time. Its so heart breaking. 💔

  12. Debra Murphy

    I lost my sweet little girl, my Miniature Pinscher that I had for 16 1/2 years on No. 6, 2020. I got her when she was 9 weeks. We did so much together. A year after I got her I lost my other Dog. So it was her and me….we went to parks, dog walks, fundraisers, pet stores, and traveled.
    We celebrated her birthday, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas morning she would open her presents under the tree. I played a music box for her. I love and miss her so much! I have her toys here. Her water dish is on the floor. Every night she would get her bedtime snack….a mini treat. She cuddled with me. It hurts SO much. My heart is broken. I just wish I could find out if she knew how much I love her!

  13. Monica M

    My little one crossed over a few days ago and my body yearns and pains so much to have him here with me! I am finding it so hard, so painful, it also feels a part of me is missing. He was my everything, my shadow, he gave me so much and not having him here is more painful than words can describe! I sometimes smell him and it brings me comfort and I want to feel him more and get more signs from him, I know he will always be with me. It’s just so hard not to see or physical have him by me 💔

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