My daughter has a dog that is eight months old and it sleeps in her room at night with the door closed, so it will not roam the house. She was out with friends last night and was going to be home late. As every night at bedtime we put the dog in her room and shut the door.
At 1:45 AM I heard the dog come running into the bedroom with her little collar jingling and prancing footsteps. It came to my side of the bed and scratched on the mattress side, as it is short and cannot jump into the bed and it was sniffing by my face. I did not move, hoping it would leave and go back to my daughter’s room.
The dog whimpered like it wanted to play.
It ran around to the other side of the bed where my boyfriend was sleeping and started clawing on the mattress on his side. The dog whimpered like it wanted him to play. It was sniffing by his face. It stayed there longer by my boyfriend than did me. My boyfriend abruptly awoke and looked and laid his head back down and went to sleep. I thought my boyfriend woke up because the dog was licking his hand on the side of the bed. My boyfriend fell back to sleep.
I continue to lay there motionless hoping the dog would go back to my daughter’s room. Finally the jingling stopped and I thought the dog laid down on the carpet to go to sleep. After about a minute, I realized my daughter was not making any noises in the house and I wondered if she was even home yet and how did the dog escape from her shut door?
I woke up my boyfriend and asked him what made you wake up about five minutes ago and he was startled. He said, “What are you talking about?” I said, “I think the dog got out of the room and came in here.” My daughter was not home yet.
He went and checked and opened the room door and the dog was still in the room, and the door was still shut! I never felt any breathing or smelled anything, just hearing the dog for a few minutes. It must be someone’s ghost dog! This is our family’s first dog and we are the only family that has lived in this house that we have built.
— Suzanne, North Carolina
I had to have my beloved German shepherd put to sleep the other day. I cannot describe my heartbreak. I cried all day and was deeply distressed. I felt guilty and so badly wanted her back. The day after, I went for a lie down, I was exhausted with grief. I lay on my bed, unable to sleep. A million thoughts were going through my head and I was not concentrating on any one thought.
Then Roxy’s head appeared close, in front of my face. I could see in detail every hair on her head, felt her breath, and I could smell her. She licked my face once and then she was gone. It lasted 1-2 seconds. It helped me a lot, I know that she’s ok wherever her beautiful spirit is and that she still loves me and forgives me.
— Jane, England
Twelve years ago I brought home my eight week old Rottweiler puppy and I named her Lexie. She was my protector and best friend for twelve years. Lexie was about a year and a half when I started dating the man I am currently with, and she loved him and was as much his dog as mine. February 2015 we had to say good bye to Lexie as her quality of life had diminished and she could hardly walk. Both my boyfriend and I took her to the vet that day.
Lexie loved her squeak toys and she would squeak the toy until she got the squeak out of the toy. After Lexie passed I took all her toys and put them in a basket downstairs in my basement with her bed and her cage. In August, my boyfriend and I were sitting in my family room when we heard a distinctive squeak come from the living room where I used to keep her basket of toys. It was a Saturday night around 7pm.
We looked all around for a toy but found nothing. Since then Lexie has come to visit us fifteen times, on Saturdays at the same time every time except for two times. She came on Thanksgiving day when I was hosting dinner for my family. Several family members heard the squeak, and on New Year’s Day. We’ve recorded the squeak three times. It is unmistakable. There is no denying that the sound is from a squeak toy. When I hear the squeak I almost expect to see her, but it’s only the sound I hear. Sometimes it startles me. I cry and get goose bumps clear down my legs. We still miss her deeply. We don’t go out on Saturday nights anymore because we don’t want to miss Lexie squeak her toy! I would love to talk to someone about this!
— MaryDale in Ohio
Hi, my dog passed away. A few months later, I saw a strange image hard to explain. When I looked at it, it took off and knocked an ornament off the Christmas tree. Prior to that I have heard whining that sounded just like her when she wanted my attention. I believe she is here. I don’t live in the same house I did before, but I think she has found her way to me. I loved her so much and had her since she was a puppy. Miss her but know she is still here in spirit.
— Millie in Colorado
I don’t believe in anything but scientific fact let alone ghosts or animal ghosts.
However, I recently had an old dog 19 put to sleep, it was time for her to go. I loved her very much and I think the feeling was mutual.
I let her cool down for a few days before I buried her, as is my habit. Brain has electrical energy that doesn’t stop right away, it tapers off as the body cools.
So in the veggie patch she goes.
The next night, I am asleep and I get woken up by the bed moving. Now here is where things get scary and inexplicable to science.
I sleep on a water bed. I felt a movement like old dog doing a circle before lying down, I freeze, look up quickly but fully alert only moving my head because I can’t really believe this, my mind is racing as I can already sense what is happening, it’s all in a second or so til now. So I look up and I see a vague image of her circling then fading. Continue reading
My rat terrier Chihuahua Barkley passed away unexpectedly from complications from a surgery. He was only 9. … The week of his passing my wife and I frequently broke down in tears as we were reminded of fond memories and locations in our house where he would do particular things. One place he was happiest was just laying in the bed with us, curled up next to one of us. That was one of his favorite things to do.
That following Sunday, early in the morning, I dreamt that I was laying in my bed, and suddenly I felt Barkley use his muzzle to force my arm out of the way like he used to do so often. While laying on my left side in bed in the dream, he nudged my right arm from behind forcefully, and very much in a way that said “it’s me.”
I felt his head, his body, and his personality in the sensation of this happening. He climbed over my side once I moved my hand, and circled in front of my midsection before laying down with his back touching me. I felt the heat, the personality, HIM, in all of this, but he was not there. It was everything but him there. In my dream, I began to cry, and reached for him to see if he was there, but he disappeared. I woke up with a headache, and laying in the same position I’d dreamt I was in.
— Glen, Texas
My dog Turbo was 11 years old and passed away October 12, 2015. I had Turbo since he was 6 weeks old. He died at home in his sleep one night while I was at work after being sick for a couple of months. For days and nights after his passing, I would hear the doggie door open and close on its own. My boyfriend thought I was hearing things till he finally heard it too. On our way home from getting Abbie, we were discussing how Turbo use to sit in my lap in the car when I drove. My boyfriend said ‘that’s kinda dangerous’, and then out of no where we heard Turbo’s bark as clear as it could be driving 65 mph down a highway with no other dogs in sight. We then started hearing him more and more around the house, and the doggie door would open and close on its own without wind, especially at night. Continue reading
Old dog pet ghost.
Old dog pet ghost breathing: This is a true event that happened in 1988.
My parents old dog and I were born around the same time in 1977. This dog and I were very close. In 1988 the dog became sick and had a raspy breathing sound for three days before it died on the family room floor with us by its side.
“I could hear that raspy breathing.”
A few days after its death we were all in the family room and I could hear that raspy breathing sound for probably a minute. It was clear as day. I remember it like yesterday and remember thinking “This proves spirits are real.”
The weird thing is, my mom and sister were in the room too and they couldn’t hear it. After that I never heard from that dog again. It must have been a goodbye.
I’ve never experienced any direct paranormal event with a deceased person, just my old dog.
— Ray, Michigan
Cat spirit returns to the United Kingdom: A few days ago I had a nap of about 10 minutes and when I awoke, blinked to clear my sight, much to my amazement I saw my beloved cat sitting and staring at me. As I watched in total shock he just faded! This is the very first time I have experienced such an incident. I’m hoping he will return!
— Patricia, UK
Thanks for your story, Patricia. You’ll find many more like it right here on DreamWatch, true paranormal.
Animal ghosts linger in Manchester, England
A presence in my home: After moving into a new flat in Manchester I was waiting for my stuff to be delivered. I camped on floor for the first night in a sleeping bag, whilst I lay there I felt a spider’s web land on my face. This scared the life out of me.
Prayers for restless spirits
About a month later after getting settled I was in bed when I heard what sounded like a very big dog cross the floor and I felt what I believe was its head rub down my arm! It scared me half to death. I got my Bible and asked God to help this ghost pass over.
I have felt a presence in my home
A few weeks later I felt what seemed like a puppy jump on my bed. I repeated my prayers. I have felt a presence in my home on many occasions since. About a year has passed and I haven’t had another incident.
— Phil, England
Thanks for your story, Phil. Your encounters with animal spirits are similar to many examples submitted to this site. You’ll find them in our archive category: Pet ghosts, animal ghosts.