Frequently Asked Questions

How it Works

Animal communication is a heart to heart connection between you, your animal, and the animal communicator.  Some people use the word telepathic–it is communicating without words.

If you love an animal, chances are you are already doing some animal communication.  Have you ever just intuitively understood what your animal was thinking or feeling?  That is animal communication at work.

Yes, animal communication works with any animal.  On rare occasions, some animals choose not to participate, in which case you would not be charged for that session.

For ethical reasons, LaShelle will facilitate communications only between you and animals that you personally own.

Because LaShelle connects with your animal telepathically, time and distance are not a factor.

You do not need to be in the same room as your animal at the time of the consultation, either, but you certainly can be if you wish.

How it Can Help

Animal communication allows you to understand your pet’s world from her perspective.  What makes her happy?  What makes her sad?  What are her likes and dislikes?  How does something make her feel?

In short, you can talk to your animal about nearly anything.

LaShelle can help you understand why–from your animal’s perspective–he does certain behaviors.  She can also help your pet understand why you dislike a particular behavior, and what you’d like him to do instead.

Oftentimes, this communication allows you to work together to solve the behavior issue in a way that satisfies both of your needs.

Some behavior issues, though, are best solved with appropriate veterinary care.

LaShelle can’t make your animal behave any more than she can make your child behave!  But she can deliver the message.

LaShelle can provide you with insight into how your pet feels from his/her perspective.  This might include telling you where she is painful, whether certain medications make him feel better or worse, or what precipitated your pet’s condition (e.g. she ate something she shouldn’t have).

LaShelle cannot make medical diagnoses in an animal communication session.  For one, it’s simply unethical–and illegal–to make a diagnosis or specific recommendations without having examined a patient in person.  On top of that, animals often do not know why they are sick, in the same way that you may not know what is causing your stomach to ache–you just know that it hurts!

A session with an animal communicator should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care, but it may provide information that can be valuable to your veterinarian.

Yes, LaShelle can communicate with animals in spirit.  She recommends that you wait at least two months after a pet has passed before attempting a communication session.  Your raw emotions can get in the way of a successful communication, so it is better to allow some time to pass.

LaShelle does not work with animals on an emergency basis, and typically time is of the essence when working with lost pets.

There are many animal communicators who specialize in this type of communication, and they would be the best choice if you are looking for a lost animal.

LaShelle does not do emergency consultations.

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, or you think she might be, you should seek appropriate veterinary care immediately.

LaShelle can help you understand how your pet is feeling, both physically and emotionally, however, only you can make the decision about whether it is time to let him go.

When a pet is about to pass, LaShelle believes the best way to spend your time is being present with your pet and loving him as much as possible, not talking with an animal communicator.  Stay in your heart.


All sessions are booked online.


Make a list of all the questions you are interested in exploring with your animal(s).  You can ask them about their likes and dislikes, their aches and pains, their feelings, and more.  Specific questions (e.g. do you like this food?) are easier to answer than open-ended questions (e.g. do you have anything to say to me?)

At the time of your session, you should find a quiet room, free of distractions, where you can fully concentrate on the call.  This is an invitation to be completely present, so please turn off the television, and tell other family members you need quiet, uninterrupted time.

Give yourself about 5-10 minutes before your session to slow down, take some deep breaths, and quiet your mind.  Release any expectations about what you *want* to hear; sometimes the animals tell us what we *need* to hear!  Be open to all possibilities.

Your animals do not need to be in the same room with you at the time of the call.

A credit card is required to hold your appointment.  It will not be charged until your session is complete.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

After making your reservation, you may pay by check if you prefer.  Your check must be received prior to the session; it will not be cashed until the consultation occurs.

Please make checks payable to:

Sage Animal
PO Box 191
Twisp, WA 98856

Please provide at least 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will be charged in full, unless the cancellation is due to an emergency.

LaShelle does consultations only by appointment, via telephone.

LaShelle does consults only via telephone.

Yes, your spouse or anyone who has a deep relationship with both you and your pet may join the call, via another phone on your land line or via your own three way calling service.

If within the first ten minutes of the consult, you do not feel as though LaShelle has connected with your animal, you may elect to end the appointment.  Your credit card will not be charged, and/or your check will be returned.

Yes! We offer gift cards here. (Your gift recipient will need to enter a credit card to book their session, but it will not be charged if they elect to pay with a gift card.)