Kindred Hearts Healing, Animal Reiki

Healing on all levels: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual.


Reiki is gentle and non-invasive, yet powerful, and works safely with other forms of healing. 


What people are saying about Kindred Hearts Healing

  "I still have a hard time writing about the loss of my sweet sarge,  but I  have to share with everyone that, reiki helps.  I can't explain it,   but I know it helped my old dog and myself through his transition over  the rainbow bridge.  Shelley was wonderful to my pup and he was  comfortable with her, even gave her kisses and he never does that! I  know that she has a gift and I'm so thankful that we got to witness it"

-Nan Diaz-Gooch

  "My first session with Shelley, he comes  up to her and lays his head in her took him a year to lay next  to me and as so said before, anyone trying to pet him or show love is a  huge challenge. Coworkers come up to him now and pet him and he  welcomes their love. He really seems more relaxed and is starting to  learn to “dog”. They’re actually quite amazed at his sudden change.
 My Daisy is always in work mode and has a hard time relaxing and I saw so much progress with her working  with Shelley one-on-one. It takes a special person to work with a gal  like Daisy- our codependency on one another and how in tune she is with  my anxiety and mental health issues has made her an overworked therapy  dog. Shelley worked with Daisy’s chaotic personality and seemed to calm  and relax her quicker than I’ve seen anyone or anything relax Daisy."

-Natalie Shelton


"You all know that my Maybadeen is, well, "special." She's had some  serious challenges with anxiety. I am horrified to say that she has  bitten people. She gets so worked up when I take her to the vet, she has  seizures. We've tried Prozac. We had some success with it, but it seems  to have leveled off and I do not want to keep increasing the dosage. Last straw came right before Thanksgiving when she was really ugly to my mother.

 Enter Shelley. I cannot explain to you how this works, only that it  DOES. The change in Maybadeen is remarkable. I'm not gonna say that she  has turned into the most laid back creature on the planet (she still  loses her shizz when the UPS man bangs on the door,) but y'all, I had 12  women at my house on Tuesday and she did FINE. That is pretty much a  miracle.

If you have a fur baby with anxiety, please reach out to Shelley. I promise it will be worth your time!"

-Cindy Minor

About Animal Reiki


What is Animal Reiki?

Translated, Reiki (pronounced ray'-key), means means "Spirit Energy", and is often referred to as "Universal Life Force Energy".

Animal Reiki creates a deeper connection with animals. During a session with your animal, I'll create a peaceful space through meditation, and invite her or him to join me in the space. I don't do anything "to" them, but rather offer them the choice of sharing a beautiful energetic space where they can come and go as they please.  It's in this place that they're able to relax and begin to heal. 

Unlike Reiki with people, which includes a series of hands-on movements, with Animal Reiki, animals are in control. 

When there are multiple pets in the house, they can all benefit from a single Reiki session.

Signs that your animal is accepting treatment include sighing/yawning, stretching, sleeping, and a general state of relaxation.

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All animals can benefit from Reiki, as it goes directly to the origin of an issue, known or unknown, and can extend out to all family members.

Reiki benefits all animals, large and small, from horses to birds to frogs and hamsters!

Reiki can do no harm and will not give more than an animal is open to receive.

  • Typically, a series of 4 sessions is recommended to start (like a loading dose of medicine)

Serious or chronic conditions benefit from one or more sessions weekly.

Animals nearing the end of life benefit from short sessions, 10 minutes or so every day for gentle comfort and pain relief. This helps ease the transition for the family as well.

Animals making a transition from shelter life to a new family benefit greatly from the relaxing power of Reiki, and the first session for a new rescue is always 50% off.

EVERY animal benefits from regular sessions (weekly or every couple of weeks) for supporting energetic balance and health maintenance.


In-Home Versus Remote Sessions


Both in-home and remote sessions are equally effective. 

If your pet is particularly stressed by visitors, or if you're outside of the Little Rock/North Little Rock area, consider a remote session. In the case of a remote session, we will schedule a time that I'll meditate with your animal, ideally when he/she can relax during and after the session.

If there are multiple pets in your family, I'll happily include them as well.

Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics


Code of Ethics

Created by SARA President, Kathleen Prasad

Guiding Principles

  • I believe the animals are equal partners in the healing process.
  • I honor the animals as being not only my clients, but also my teachers in the journey of healing.
  • I understand that all animals have physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, to which Reiki can bring profound healing responses.
  • I believe that bringing Reiki to the human/animal relationship is transformational to the human view of the animal kingdom.
  • I dedicate myself to the virtues of humility, integrity, compassion and gratitude in my Reiki practice.

In working on myself

I follow these practices:

  • I incorporate the Five Reiki Precepts into my daily life and Reiki practice.
  • I commit myself to a daily practice of self-healing and spiritual development so that I can be a clear and strong channel for healing energy.
  • I nurture a belief in the sacred nature of all beings, and in the value and depth of animalkind as our partners on this planet.
  • I listen to the wisdom of my heart, remembering that we are all One.

In working in the community

I hold the following goals:

  • I model the values of partnership, compassion, humility, gentleness and gratitude in my life and with the animals, teaching by example.
  • I work to create professional alliances and cooperative relationships with other Reiki practitioners/teachers, animal health-care providers and animal welfare organizations in my community.
  • I strive to educate my community in its understanding of the benefits of Reiki for animals.
  • I continually educate myself to maintain and enhance my professional competence so that I uphold the integrity of the profession.

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LR Animal Village Friends


Benjamin, oh what a special soul! A gentle giant, he was too scared to leave his kennel when he first arrived at the Village. The first day we met, I sat in his kennel and offered him Reiki. In return, he offered me kisses. We were fast friends from then on. He now lives with a man who adores him, and rightfully so! 


He won me over the first time we made eye contact. 

Buster was worried. He had a limp from an old wound, and this new place was scary. But he just needed a friend to remind him that he was perfect on the inside. He took to Reiki right away, and once his bright shiny spirit started shining through, he got a whole family, complete with 2 little kids all his own!


Luther was an abuse/neglect case. He was hunkered in the back of his cage when we met. But love and Reiki brought out his sweet, brave, shiny self, and Luther hitched a ride up North to a new happy ever after!

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