Sonya Fitzpatrick is widely regarded as the most experienced and trusted animal communicator in the world. Her extensive work helping animals handle adversity has distinguished her as an expert in the field of animal communication. Sonya’s passion for animals and her understanding of the critical role they play in our lives provides a unique perspective on the way we need to interact with all of the animals in our world.
Sonya hosts Animal Intuition, a popular call-in radio show on Sirius-XM, on Sundays from 5pm-7pm ET, where thousands of listeners call in each week to discuss their animal issues. In addition to the various lectures and seminars Sonya conducts throughout the year, she also does private readings for clients who want to have a better relationship with their animals and does design consults for pet owners who want to make their spaces more pet-friendly.
Sonya is the author of three books on animal communication and behavior: There Are No Sad Dogs in Heaven; The Pet Psychic: What the Animals Tell Me; and Cat Talk: The Secrets of Communicating with Your Cat, all available at Amazon.com. The Pet Psychic, Sonya’s hit television series, aired for two seasons on Animal Planet and her pilot, Pet Psychic Encounters, aired on the same network. She is also regular columnist for the popular pet website alettertomydog.com.
Over the past ten years, Sonya has worked with thousands of animals and their human friends to work through issues and overcome obstacles. Her clients include everyday people and celebrities alike, including Tori Spelling and Ellen DeGeneres. She has been featured on a number of television shows, including TLC’s popular show The Little Couple and Animal Planet’s Animal Cops. Sonya is a sought-after expert, most recently appearing as a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael and The Steve Harvey Show and as a commentator on MSNBC. She has been featured on NPR, in People magazine and USA Today and in countless media outlets sharing her expertise and insight on animal behavior. Sonya has spoken at numerous venues about the importance of animal rescue, the critical role animals play in our everyday lives and the importance of healthy and green living. Sonya has also consulted with such organizations as the ASPCA and rescue organizations on pet therapy, locating lost pets and general animal behavior.
Growing up on a farm in England, Sonya realized at an early age that she had a very special connection with animals. Born with a hearing loss, Sonya found it easier to talk to animals than humans. Her first true animal communication was with Judy, her terrier. As Judy grew older, Sonya could actually feel Judy’s aches and pains in her own body. She then realized that she was experiencing something out of the ordinary but also realized other people did not have the same gift with animals as she did.
Not understanding her gift and what to do with it, Sonya decided to move to London to pursue a fashion and modeling career where she worked in all the major fashion capitals in Europe, appeared frequently on television and modeling for many noted designers.
After moving to the U.S. in 1991, Sonya decided to revisit her connection with animals and after a spiritual experience in 1994, started practicing her gift to better understand animals, solve their behavioral problems and help with their physical ailments.
Sonya lives in Texas with her nine cats, four dogs, one horse and three frogs.