As a SARA Ambassador I am honored to volunteer at my local shelter offering Reiki. My extended training and support is directly from Kathleen Prasad, Founder and President of SARA & all of our members. This information is from SARA's site. If you are part of a shelter/rescue and or animal sanctuary and would like your organiation to be part of  SARA contact me or go directly to


The Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) is a non-profit organization that teaches and promotes Animal Reiki through meditation practices. Our goal is to ensure better healing practices for shelter and sanctuary animals. We work closely with caregivers, veterinarians, and volunteers to help create a positive healing space for all animals.


We are a group of Reiki practitioner and teacher volunteers committed to supporting rescued animals and their caregivers with the healing benefits of Reiki meditation. Reiki can help animals become more adoptable, and help their caretakers stay strong and calm in even the most difficult situations. Reiki meditation can support all aspects of healing.

For animals, SARA members can:

  • Decrease the stress animals experience while housed in shelter conditions.

  • Support mistreated animals to rebuild trust with humans.

  • Help animals who are “shut down” from past abuse and trauma to open up again.

  • Create a peaceful space for animals during the dying process.


 For caretakers, SARA members can:

  • Share simple meditative practices to help regain emotional balance in stressful situations.

  • Offer short, effective healing sessions to reduce stress and create a sense of inner well-being.

  • Teach the system of Reiki as an effective way to face job-stress and prevent and/or heal compassion fatigue.