About Kelly

Born and raised on a Wyoming cattle ranch, Kelly Krueger has lived with and around animals all of her life. “Animals have always been a part of my life, from working with the ranch animals in my youth, to my current domestic companions, to enjoying the magic of wildlife in the hills of Colorado. Their peacefulness and wisdom never ceases to amaze me.”

Kelly has been a practicing Animal Communicator (sometimes referred to as pet psychic or animal intuitive) since 2005 and launched Articulate Animals, LLC, in 2007. To supplement her animal communication skills Kelly has taken courses and seminars in the topics of grief support, animal nutrition, flower essences, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), and administering homeopathic remedies.

Kelly enjoys working with a network of clients nationwide and internationally. She has communicated with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, bears, fish, and gecko, helping identify sources of physical pain, reasons for fears, preferences for foods and play, and reasons for behavioral issues. She gives informational programs on animal communication around Denver.

Prior to becoming a professional animal communicator Kelly spent nearly 20 years working in higher education in administration and operations, alumni relations and fundraising. She holds a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Residing outside of Denver in Evergreen, Colorado Kelly is active in her local Presbyterian church and is a member of P.E.O., a women’s philanthropic organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

You may utilize the scheduling calendar on this web site or call the Articulate Animals office at 520-372-7455 to schedule.

Scheduling will generally require a few days advance notice, however Kelly occasionally has openings or cancellations not reflected on the online calendar. You may email or call Kelly to request the first available appointment opening or ask to be placed on the waiting list if your topic is more urgent than the scheduling calendar offers.

How do I pay for a consultation?

Kelly accepts checks, credit cards, or PayPal and payment is appreciated in advance of the consultation.

All forms of payment are held as “pending” until after the consultation is complete.

Check: Please mail your check for your scheduled phone consultation in advance of the appointment to the address listed on the “Contact” page. It will not be cashed until your appointment is complete.

PayPal: If you plan to pay via PayPal please let Kelly know at the time of scheduling. She will email an invoice for processing in advance of your scheduled consultation.

Credit/Debit Card: If you plan to pay via credit or debit card and prefer not to use PayPal, Kelly will take your credit card information over the phone and process it at the beginning of your scheduled consultation.

What if I have an emergency or urgent issue?

Kelly will do her best to offer a time slot within a few days for urgent issues (i.e. an ill animal; an animal about to pass).

If your urgent issue is health related, please schedule professional veterinary care immediately. Kelly can then present the veterinarian’s diagnosis to your pet and solicit additional information from your animal that may assist with the situation.

May I schedule a consultation for just 5 or 10 minutes?

Initial phone consultations require a 30 minute minimum in order to allow Kelly, your animals, and you to get to know one another (one hour minimum for home visits).

It is important when Kelly is meeting and working with animals for the first time that enough time is allowed for the animal to develop trust in Kelly and the process. It is also important for you, as a new client, to have time to fully explore your topics with your pet(s). Often, related questions will arise as the consult progresses which may provide deeper meaning and a better opportunity for understanding and/or solution of the topic.

Allowing enough time for first-time consultations allows for the best possible results. Once the introduction is made and trust developed, future phone consultations may be scheduled for less than 30 minutes as appropriate.

May I ask a quick question via email or voice mail?

Please schedule a consultation time even if your topic(s) are brief.

Kelly works interactively with you and your animal to assure the best possible communication and interpretation of the information received. Non-interactive communication sessions (email or voice mail questions) are not available.

Is there a cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or reschedule a consultation, please provide at least 24 hours notice so that someone from the waiting list can be scheduled.

If you miss your appointment, you will be charged for a 30 minute appointment. If you have an emergency which compromises your scheduled appointment time, please contact Kelly as soon as possible and no charge will occur.

How do I prepare for a consultation?

You can prepare for your scheduled consultation by identifying a variety of questions or issues you would like to discuss with each of your animals.

This will help you stay on track during the conversation and get the most out of the consultation time.

Kelly prefers to begin with one or two general questions before proceeding to more difficult topics, as this allows the opportunity for Kelly to introduce herself and develop a relationship with your animal. A short list of example topics and questions can be found on the “Consultations” page.

What kinds of topics are appropriate for an animal communication session?

Animal communication can assist in many ways and Kelly enjoys working with animals for a variety of topics.

Behavioral issues are common topics, as are health and well being. Some clients enjoy checking in with their pets regularly just to convey their love and ensure that the pet is enjoying their food, play time, etc. Often clients will call Kelly when a change in the household is about to take place, such as a move to a new home, a new baby, leaving the pet with a care taker during a vacation period, or the loss of a loved one with whom the pet had a close relationship. Kelly can also attempt to connect with pets who have passed on.

Is it possible to communicate with an animal that has passed on?

Many animals do remain available for connection after their passing.

This can provide an opportunity for closure and for wisdom and guidance from the beloved animal companion.

Does animal communication really work?

It is hard for some to understand and believe in animal communication until they participate in an animal communication session and can see the benefits and outcomes themselves.

Kelly believes a little skepticism is healthy and understandable, and will spend as much time explaining the process as the client requires. Throughout the consultation, questions about the process and the information being received are encouraged.

As information from the animal is received and interpreted, clients will begin to see correlation between the answers coming from the animal and their own perception of the animal’s true personality. Often clients become true believers in animal communication during the consultation. Sometimes the most powerful “proof” animal communication works, however, comes hours or days after the consultation when the client realizes that their pet’s long-standing behavior has changed, a message from the animal to their human becomes clear, or a visit to the vet confirms the symptoms described by the animal.

Is there a guarantee policy for Kelly's communication work with my animals?

Kelly does not guarantee that she will be able to connect with your animals.

Animals, like humans, exhibit differing levels of trust and ability to clearly convey information. If Kelly does not feel a strong connection with the animal in the first few minutes of the session, she will not proceed with the session.

Animal communication can provide a wealth of helpful information from the animal’s perspective on a variety of topics, however there is no guarantee that behaviors will change or medical symptoms will be fully disclosed.

Can Kelly communicate with an animal that doesn't live with me full time?

It may not be appropriate for Kelly to communicate with an animal if you are not his/her full time guardian.

If you do not have the ability to make changes to improve the animal’s well being, Kelly will not agree to communicate with that animal. Although this intention is honorable, it is unfair to the animal to ask questions and receive responses if you can not affect appropriate change.

If you are an occasional care taker of an animal and have questions related to your time with that animal, then Kelly will agree to communicate within guidelines.

Will my animal tell you my personal or family secrets?

Above all else animal’s intentions are pure.

Your pet will focus on the topics for which you are seeking the consultation and will offer as much beneficial information as they can as it relates to them and your relationship with them.

Does animal communication replace veterinary care?

Animal Communication does not replace veterinary health care.

Talking with the animals provides information that can be helpful for you to share with your veterinarian or health care provider to better understand an illness. Kelly can guide you and your animal to uncover symptoms, determine where pain or discomfort exists, and if the symptoms are intensifying or easing. This information from your pet can assist you and your veterinarian in determining next steps.

An animal communication consultation pre- and post-surgery can help prepare your animal for the upcoming medical procedure and assist in providing optimal after care.

Can Kelly tell me why my animal is sick?

Kelly is not a licensed health care provider and does not diagnose illness or prescribe treatments.

Utilizing animal communication in cooperation with veterinary or holistic alternative care, however, can be beneficial.

By understanding from the animal where symptoms exist and which treatments seem to relieve the symptoms most efficiently, an effective treatment plan can be established with the health care provider.

Can Kelly tell my pet to change or stop doing a behavior?

Kelly can not guarantee your animal will change their behavior through a communication session.

Her approach is to listen to animals and understand from their perspective why they are doing a certain behavior. Often, what humans consider to be a bad or annoying behavior can indeed have good and loving intentions behind it from the animal’s reasoning. Sometimes animals are extremely devoted to the behavior and change may be challenging.

Once the details are uncovered, solutions can be discussed and compromises made on behalf of the animals and humans to achieve harmony and balance in the home.

How does animal communication work over the phone?

Communication with your pet involves connecting with the spiritual aspect of your animal.

Kelly serves as a conduit, or interpreter, by expressing your comments to the animal and providing you with his or her replies. She will tell you what she sees, feels, hears, and senses during the conversation, which are the same techniques used during in-person consultations.

Kelly requests a photo of your animals in advance of the phone consultation. If it is not possible for you to send photos, Kelly will attempt to connect with your animal via a verbal description.

Are phone consultations as effective as home visits?

Approximately 95% of Kelly's animal communication consultations are administered over the phone.

Most clients who have experienced both a home (or stable) visit and a telephone consultation realize that the quality of connection with their animal is equally effective regardless if Kelly is with the animal in person or talking with the human over the phone.

The most important consideration is the comfort of the animal. If the animals are distressed by having a stranger in the home, Kelly strongly encourages a phone consultation as this results in fewer distractions and therefore can result in a more thorough and effective consultation.

Do my animals need to be physically with me during a phone consultation?

It is not necessary to have the animals in a particular room or location during a phone consultation.

It is best to allow the animals to maintain their normal routine with as few distractions as possible.

It is important that the person be in a quiet place with as few distractions as possible (i.e. not driving!). Speaker phones are acceptable as long as the quality of the phone connection is clear in order to facilitate the necessary focus and concentration for both you and Kelly.