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The Essentials
Values and Expectations 
with Anne Marie Varrella as your Animal Communicator



Animal Communicator | Interspecies Intuitive Communicator 


Written by Penelope Smith, an early pioneer for Animal Communication in the 'Western and non-Indigenous' cultures. Last accessed January 2024.

By reading this beautiful statement, you are invited to see how its message and values resonate with every aspect of my service for you as an Intuitive Interspecies professional. 


By reading "10 Things You Need to Know before Hiring an Animal Communicator," written by veteran professional Val Hart

there can be improved understanding about this profession and valuable information for you about what to expect and what not to expect with our appointment together. Last accessed January 2024.



for in-depth details and resources to welcome you to feel at home and inspired to connect with me to schedule.


Animal Communicator / Interspecies Telepathic Communicator 

Code of Ethics  

AUTHORED BY Penelope Smith 1990.

"Our motivation is compassion for all beings and a desire to help all species understand each other better, particularly to help restore the lost human ability to freely and directly communicate with other species.

We honor those that come to us for help, not judging, condemning, or invalidating them for their mistakes or misunderstanding but honoring their desire for change and harmony.
We know that to keep this work as pure and harmonious as possible requires that we continually grow spiritually. We realize that telepathic communication can be clouded or overlaid by our own unfulfilled emotions, critical judgments, or lack of love for self and others.


We walk in humility, willing to recognize and clear up our own errors in understanding others’ communication (human and non-human alike).

We cultivate knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of human, non-human, and interspecies behavior and relationships, to increase the good results of our work. We get whatever education and/or personal help we need to do our work effectively, with compassion, respect, joy, and harmony. We seek to draw out the best in everyone and increase understanding toward mutual resolution of problems.

We go only where we are asked to help, so that others are receptive and we truly can help. We respect the feelings and ideas of others and work for interspecies understanding, not pitting one side against another but walking with compassion for all.

We acknowledge the things that we cannot change and continue where our work can be most effective.
We respect the privacy of people and animal companions we work with, and honor their desire for confidentiality.
While doing our best to help, we allow others their own dignity and help them to help their animal companions.

We cultivate understanding and ability in others, rather than dependence on our ability. We offer people ways to be involved in understanding and growth with their fellow beings of other species.

We acknowledge our limitations, seeking help from other professionals as needed. It is not our job to name and treat diseases, and we refer people to veterinarians for diagnosis of physical illness. We may relay animals’ ideas, feelings, pains, symptoms, as they describe them or as we feel or perceive them, and this may be helpful to veterinary health professionals. We may also assist through handling of stresses, counseling, and other gentle healing methods. We let clients decide for themselves how to work with healing their animal companions’ distress, disease, or injury, given all the information available.

The goal of any consultation, lecture, workshop, or interspecies experience is more communication, balance, compassion, understanding, and communion among all beings.
We follow our heart, honoring the spirit and life of all beings as One."

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"10 Things You Need to Know before Hiring an Animal Communicator."

Article by Val Hart

"Here are some of the critically important points that people need to know about this work:

1) Realize that not all communicators are created or trained equally. It takes many years of practice and seasoning to be a good animal communicator. Some of us are excellent at some things, and not so good at other things. 

2) No one can make your animals change if they don’t want to. Sometimes the problem isn’t with them. It’s with their people, their situation, their management, their diet, background, breeding, training, or lack thereof! They always do what makes sense to them from their viewpoint. Our job is to discover what their viewpoint is and then to work with you to help resolve the problem.

3) Realize what the job actually is: animal communicators are trained to listen telepathically to animals. We can make mistakes even though we are doing the best we can. We do not predict the future, we don’t know everything, and we are not intending to read your mind.

Everything we do is considered confidential.


We should be able to accurately understand what your animal is feeling and thinking, what the main issues are from their viewpoint, and be able to present something useful, whether it’s confirmation of what you may already know (which is valuable in itself), uncover new information you didn’t know before, provide clarity regarding direction to proceed with the problem, and be able to answer your questions to the best of our ability. 

Some problems simply aren’t fixable. If the animals do not want to change or see no need or reason to that they can agree with, then they won’t. You live and work with them 24/7. To expect a stranger (animal communicator) to make animals be different when you continue to reinforce their bad behavior by rewarding it or not making the effort required to teach them anything different is not realistic.

4) What about skeptics? I encourage people and my students to be skeptical. You should listen and observe with your heart, but not be so open minded that you lose your common sense! Not everything that we receive telepathically is going to be 100% accurate; it’s unrealistic to expect it... However, you may notice a change in the animal’s behavior, mood, or well-being or in how they respond to you or their environment. Often they will change positively, just through communicating with them. Some of us do better than 80% at times, and sometimes we are off. Nobody’s perfect.

5) If something feels off in your session or you are being told things you know are not true, please, speak up! Let us know. Don’t worry about hurting our feelings. We would much rather learn from your honest feedback, and be allowed to correct or explain than have you go away unhappy.

6) The next important point to consider is this: We are all practitioners! That means we are practicing, along with other professional practitioners -- including veterinarians, doctors, and other medical professionals. We do our best to assist, given our experience, training, skills and education.

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8) Do your research and choose a few animal communicators that appeal to you.  Everyone has their special area of interest and expertise. If you like the look and feel of their website and information, then contact them.

9) Interview her or him. Ask them questions. How long have they been working as an animal communicator? Tell them a bit about what you are dealing with. Ask if they have worked with this kind of thing before. Ask what kind of preparation is needed for a session.

As well as contacting me, you can find these answers on this 

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While you interview the animal communicator, listen to your own heart. IF you feel good with this person, then make an appointment. 

10) Does the animal communicator have any kind of a guarantee for their work? What will they do if things go wrong, or you are unhappy with your session? This will help your peace of mind and helps assure that you will be working with someone reputable and professional.

If at this point, all feels good to you, then make an appointment with the animal communicator. Many companion animals choose to spend their lives attempting to break through our barriers, help us heal, and become reconnected with all Life. Animal communication can change your life and improve the lives of your animal friends."

~ Val Hart, Animal Communicator.

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