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Pet Care
I offer tellington touch, animal communication, and behavioral work. For work requiring my physical presence, I am limited to the greater San Francisco Bay Area. However, the animal communication work can be done long distance.


  • 5 years University-level training in the Liberal Arts.
  • Red Cross Certified in pet first aid
  • Masters Certificate in Reiki
  • Studied under Kirk Turner (former owner of 'eztrain' in California) in basic animal behavior & psychology in 2002.


  • 26 years as an Animal Technician
  • 16 years as a self-employed housekeeper and pet care specialist
  • 4 years as a professional dog walker
  • Reiki
  • Tellington Touch


  • Currently working as a professional pet sitter, with over twenty years experience in house sitting and pet care.
  • August 2007-February 2008 worked as a Vet Assistant at Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
  • Worked at Academy Boarding Kennels in Albuquerque, New Mexico from August 2005-June 2007. While there, I was the Assistant Supervisor, answering phones, interacting with clients, and responsible for opening and closing the building. I also provided direct pet care, exercise, cleanup, and the administration of medications (including injections) for a wide range of animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, rodents, and the occasional sugar glider. I frequently dealt with specialized animal diets (including raw).
  • Worked at Hot Diggity Dog Premium Pet Pampering in Oakland, California for 2 1/2 years (until September 2004), providing dog walking services, pet sitting, and the administration of scheduled medications such as insulin.


  • Team player/comfortable with working independently
  • Extremely dependable
  • Observant and discerning
  • Good listener
  • Flexible and enthusiastic
  • High level of integrity
  • Calm, assertive presence, soothing to people and animals
  • Compassionate
  • Knack for intuitive communication


  • $75/hour ($1.25/minute) for animal communication work.
  • $75/session plus travel expenses for Tellington touch and behavioral work.


Deanne’s calming voice and demeanors put me at ease right away. Sammie was another story. It was a good thing that I prepared some photographs of Sammie for Deanne to start her reading. The insight Deanne had surprised me.

Deanne looked puzzled, “Sammie is showing me a dog, but you don’t have a dog here…….. Sammie wants to tell you that she is not really afraid of the dog. But she finds the dog energy difficult to be around.” I smiled and told Deanne that I was dog-sitting for 2 weeks recently. Having a dog around was a very traumatic experience for Sammie. She walked around the dog and avoided the “dog area” of the house at all costs. I thought Sammie was afraid of the dog.

I asked Deanne to please ask Sammie not to run across the street. After all, Sammie is quite old and I sometimes wonder if she can really see or hear anything. “Sammie said that she knows to avoid cars. Sammie said that she found something she likes beyond a white picket fence …..” Deanne came in the evening. My neighbors’ white picket fence was not obvious. Sammie does like to hang out over there.

 It must have been very obvious to Deanne how much I love this cat and think she is the most beautiful cat in the world. Deanne, in all seriousness, told me that “beauty” is not how Sammie sees herself. “Sammie prides herself as being intelligent and elegant. She knows her movement is graceful.” This is my cat, indeed.

“Spiritually, what is this relationship about?” “It is karmic, not in the sense that you two had past lives together. Sammie was a heavenly gift to you from a female relative, an aunt.” As someone believing in reincarnation, I asked Deanne if Sammie would come back after this lifetime to be my pet again. “Let me ask Sammie …… Sammie said that she would like that, too. But she is not sure if she wants to be a cat again. She said she may want to be a dog or a bird. She sees that dogs follow you around, go places with you. She often wonders what you do all day after leaving the house in the morning. She sees that birds fly around with a lot more freedom.”

Near the end of this reading, Sammie was enjoying being stroked and patted by Deanne. In the weeks following Deanne’s visit, Sammie has chosen to hang out more in our backyard. She rarely crosses the street to my neighbors’ house now. In ways I never imagined possible, Sammie and I are getting closer. At least for me, I have become a lot more aware of every moment we spend together. I treasure them that much more.

 A reading by Deanne turned out to be a great Christmas present for me as well.

Wen Shen, Oakland, CA

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I highly recommend Deanne Knowland. Her remarkable skills helped save a pet's life and spared me , and the pet owner a lot of anxiety and expense. Thanks to Deanne's intuitive /healing abilities, extensive technique with animal behavior and communication, professional demeanor, and calm presence- a potential nightmare was prevented.

I was managing the sale of a family property. The residents had all moved out except an elderly cat who'd barricaded itself within the maze of floorboards and walls of the attic. For days, I and others tried luring the frightened feline with treats and prompting-to no avail. She wouldn't even come out for her owner whom she loves! Concerned for the cat's safety, we were considering ripping the walls open and postponing the open house tour scheduled for the next day. I was about to call animal control or the fire department when a friend suggested Ms. Knowland.

To my wonder, relief and great appreciation the cat revealed itself to Deanne and came out of hiding, and was happily sent off to her new home. The tour proceeded as planned and the house rapidly sold. Ms. Knowland is a resourceful blessing.

Eric Schnurmacher, CA

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Deanne Knowland has been our pet intuitive for many years. She helped us and our first dog understand that her cat friend had to pass into spirit. She later helped our two new cats adapt and welcome our new puppy into the family. Also, Deanne helped me make a deal with a very stubborn cat, a deal which this cat has honored to this day. She has also helped us to understand and successfully cope with various health problems with our pets. Deanne is very talented and we, and our pets, all love her.

Jeanine Saperstein, Piedmont, CA

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I was having such problems with my dog. Molly was aggressive towards strangers - we couldn't trust her with anyone! And she was biting my husband and sons. I was afraid I was going to have to put my dog down--she was simply too unpredictable and dangerous. Deanne did good work with Molly. Molly is a changed dog, and it only took one session. Deanne told me to to watch Molly's eyes. It's amazing! And it only took one session.

Heather Blome, Minnesota