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.

Click Here for a list of World Animal Reiki Day events!

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 by lighting a candle and dedicating your meditation today to an animal or animals who've been your teachers and healers. 
Plan an Animal Reiki talk or educational event at a local pet store, animal shelter or community center. 
Share Reiki with the animals at your local shelter or sanctuary.

Organizing an Event

This year, due to the pandemic, we encourage animal lovers to take their World Animal Reiki Celebrations online in creative ways. CLICK HERE for more information and how to participate.

Check out past WARD celebrations: