Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Become an Animal Reiki Ambassador and raise awareness for Animal Reiki in your community. Help us spread compassion and healing for animals and their caregivers through Reiki practice. Recognize and honor animals as spiritual teachers and healers.


For a written copy of the prayer, please click here.


Our Mission

To raise awareness around the globe of the healing benefits of Reiki for animals as well as honor all animals as our spiritual teachers.

To achieve this, we encourage shelters, sanctuaries and other animal welfare organizations, veterinary clinics, animal groups, animal-related businesses and individuals who love animals to organize Reiki events in celebration of World Animal Reiki Day.

In addition to larger, organized events, celebrating can also be as simple as lighting a candle to honor your animal teachers, sitting in silent Reiki meditation with your animals, or doing a compassionate act for your local shelter or sanctuary.

Unite the world Animal Reiki community by sharing your thoughts, messages and pictures of your celebration of World Animal Reiki Day on our Facebook page. For Twitter:#WorldAnimalReikiDay and tag us @SARA_news.

Who Is Involved

World Animal Reiki Day is organized by the volunteer members of The Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), whose mission is to bring the healing benefits of Reiki meditation to rescued animals and their caregivers worldwide. We welcome all Animal Reiki practitioners from all lineages and forms of practice to join us to celebrate this special day!

Why February 5th?

February 5 was the birthday of SARA President Kathleen Prasad's first Animal Reiki teacher, Dakota. An Australian shepherd mix, Dakota was rescued from Sacramento Animal Control as a puppy and spent over sixteen years by Kathleen's side. In addition to awakening Kathleen to the benefits of Reiki for animals, Dakota inspired Kathleen to create the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA). To view a memorial tribute video to Dakota's life click here.

Becoming an Ambassador

Celebrate with SARA President Kathleen Prasad in the San Francisco Bay Area:
  • Thursday, February 2, 4-6pm in Mill Valley, CA: Book Launch Party and SARA Fundraiser! CLICK HERE to RSVP
  • Sunday, February 5, Noon – 3pm, Animal Reiki Share at BrightHaven Sanctuary in Santa Rosa. Email Kathleen to attend this special event. Space is limited. $25 love donation to BrightHaven.
  • Tune into Kathleen's YouTube Message for the day! Find the link on our newsletter, FB and Twitter, #WorldAnimalReikiDay.
  • Spread the Word! Add the World Animal Reiki Day logo to your website and social media graphics. Click Here for the LOGO and more information on how to create your own personalized World Animal Reiki Day photo!



Facebook Photo Contest

February 1st to the 4th

Help us celebrate World Animal Reiki Day on February 5 by sharing a photo of the cutest animal you have ever offered Reiki to.


If your picture gets the most votes, you will win:

  • Autographed copies Reiki For Dogs and Kathleen's newest book, Heart to Heart with Horses: The Equine Lover's Guide to Reiki.

Organizing an Event

• Awareness & educational events at shelters, sanctuaries and other animal organizations.

• Conferences & workshops.

• Animal Reiki sessions or chair sessions for animal caregivers.

• School Animal Reiki events to educate the younger generation.

• Radio & TV interviews to raise awareness of Animal Reiki & World Animal Reiki Day and its mission.


World Animal Reiki Day Swag

Stick-It. Pin-It. Hang-It.

Tote Bag

15" x 18" x 6"
This heavyweight fabric tote bag features 10 oz natural canvas and makes a great reusable shopping bag or a great gift for any occasion.


3" x 5"
High quality bumper stickers that let you show your love for World Animal Reiki Day.


1.125" x 1.43"
Put this on your keys and share World Animal Reiki Day!

Playing Cards

2.5" x 3.5"; poker size playing cards
Get together with some friends, play some cards, and have a good time with these World Animal Reiki Day playing cards.