Interview with Pet Talker Maia Kincaid

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

Maia asked Maia Kincaid, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Maia, for the interview.

Maia is located in Sedona, Arizona and can be reached through her website:

Answers are Copyright of Maia Kincaid.

1. How long have you been communicating with animals?

I have been communicating with animals my entire life. Animals have been the focus of my attention and fascination since I was a little girl. It wasn’t until I was an adult and had an enlightening experience with a friend that I fully realized the possibilities available to me in actually carrying on a dialog with a dog or a cat or any species of plant or animal around me. My friend was simply helping me become aware of my natural intuitive abilities by asking me to ask myself about a health challenge he was experiencing. In the process of receiving guidance and encouragement in asking questions of my intuition, I became aware of my abilities and was inspired to explore the use of some simple questioning processes to check in on many questions I had for myself. Having a love of animals and Nature and a desire to learn more about their unconditional love and wisdom I went on to use the same techniques to talk with animals, plants, insects and even the Earth. In 1997 I began to offer my services to people to assist them in understanding their pets and in the enhancement of their own natural animal listening abilities.

I believe that all humans have these abilities and that most humans are already listening to their pets, they just don’t realize it. It is my mission to spread the word that people can hear the animals and plants and life around them, and my passion to assist people in becoming aware of their own innate abilities through my books and classes.

Maia Kincaid2. How does one communicate with animals?

The most important thing to consider in communicating with animals is the element of listening. We talk with our pets and even wild animals all the time, but we don’t often listen or give space or time for a reply. The thought of expecting a reply itself can be new to many humans. Keep in mind that animals are quite often speaking to us. They can be very successful in getting their message across without us even being aware of it, for instance, they might be bombarding us with messages of wanting a new food and we may suddenly have the thought that maybe your dog would like a change of food. We tend to assume that this was our idea when our dog might have been sending this message for quite some time, there just happened to be a moment of openness in their human where they were able to receive the message.

The way I communicate with animals is to create a space and time to listen, for instance, when possible I like to take a few moments to prepare myself just like I would prepare to meet a fellow human. I like to complete for the moment and clear away other conversations or projects and pause to take a few breaths and respectfully address the animal I am to talk with and begin to have a conversation with them. I talk with people’s pets from around the world, so I communicate with these animals telepathically. These conversations can be so profound and touching. There is no physical distance that can separate the heart and spirit of an animal and a human in conversation. We literally become one with the animal when we talk in this way and it is a joy to experience their love and wisdom so intimately.

3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories?  How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?

I have been privileged to experience so many amazing conversations and healing moments for my clients and myself through conversing with our animal companions. One of my favorite conversations was with a dog named Ben that was having serious and debilitating physical symptoms that were difficult to understand or treat because they changed, disappeared, reappeared and failed to demonstrate or reveal their origin. Susan contacted me to see if talking with Ben would help to bring understanding as to what was going on with her dog and comfort to him.

When I said hello to Ben I was feeling concern for his situation and wanted to jump right in and get some answers as to what he was experiencing and how to help him. But, the dog insisted that I set aside my concerns and take a few moments where he and I could have a proper greeting and get to know one another. I agreed and enjoyed meeting him and feeling his easy going nature, and he shared with me his love of sniffing and an image of him happily moving about with his nose glued to the ground as he took in all the scents around him.

Ben also took a few moments to get to know me and commented on some of the things he observed in my personality and way of being.

Then he dove right in to the topic of his health and explained that his symptoms were a result of him taking on some energy of sadness for a child. When he shared about this sadness I felt a wave of the emotion go through me so powerful that if I wasn’t sitting down I might have fallen. I wanted to know who this child was and what was going on, and why he was carrying this sadness. He said it was not important for me to know who the child was or what the sadness was about. He explained that he took this on because he loved her and wanted to lighten her burden. He assured me that this was his choice and that he felt strongly enough about this that he would even carry it if it resulted in his death.

Ben explained that his interest was to share information with Susan and I to bring about change in case the child would like to do this. The main thing of importance he said was for the child to forgive herself, acknowledge her sadness and to begin a path of opening herself to embrace the love around her and to love herself. He also gave information that would support his healing but reminded me the main thing of importance was what the child did for herself. If she did not want to take the steps he suggested that was OK, he loved her anyway and he would continue to carry this burden. If she chose to open up in the way he suggested he would naturally begin to resume his normal health and vitality. He truly was not attached to the outcome and I felt a sense of peace coming from him.

This is one of those wonderful cases where Susan was very open to hear from her dog. When I shared this information with her she immediately acknowledged that she was the child and that she truly had been feeling immense sadness and was not doing anything about it or acknowledging it. Hearing that her dog was suffering because of her lack of love and attentiveness to herself made a huge impact on her and she vowed to change this right away and truly took the steps he suggested and transformed her challenges and Ben clearly reflected this in that he quickly regained his health and life and began to play and carry on like he never had before and his vibrant health has continued over the years.

It was a powerful experience for me to have been a part of this conversation and I still feel honored to have witnessed the courage, love and healing of this wonderful woman and her dog.

Maia Kincaid4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?

I enjoy communicating with animals of all ages. I tend to talk with more senior pets because people often have more questions and concerns about the animal’s unique needs and wishes when they are in their senior years. For the animal, being a “senior pet” is simply a part of life, but for us humans this can be a very challenging time as we want our animal companions to feel the most content and comfortable and they might appear to be having many physical challenges. Despite their age their spirit and personality really shines through. I just talked with a sixteen year old dog this morning that insisted that she did not want any changes in anything to do with her care and that she was just fine and wanted to be left alone to go about the business of her life. Basically she didn’t want any fuss – she really reminded me of a few independent senior humans I know. She was quite a character and so fun to talk with!

Do you prefer to communicate with a certain type of animal?  I mean, do you do better with cats, dogs, horses?  Do you even talk to reptiles?

I enjoy talking with animals of all species, and plants and bugs too! I talk with many cats, dogs and horses because I am most often asked to talk with them. I love to talk with iguanas, birds, turtles, fish, snakes and wild animals – it is a lot of fun! I learn so much from talking with many types of animal’s plants and bugs. Once I was even asked to talk with a pet newt that had been with a family for many years. I really enjoyed this!

5. How do your services work?  Do you come to my home?  Do I bring my pet to you?  Do you communicate LIVE?

My human clients contact me by telephone or email to set up an appointment. Before our scheduled telephone consultation, I like to take a few minutes to get to know the animal. I introduce myself, ask questions about who they are, what makes them happy and encourage them to share whatever they would like to share with me. These animals usually live in different countries, states or regions of the planet so I communicate with them telepathically. At the scheduled time I call their human and share what I have learned from the animal so far in getting to know them and then we begin to dive more deeply into a conversation between the three of us (or more if there is more than one human involved) to bring about clarity to any questions the people have including about new behaviors, health challenges and, or upcoming life transitions. If the people are interested in joining me, I like to guide them in asking some questions of their pet together with me so that they may get a sense of how this type of communication works and inspiration to begin having conversations of their own.

6. What do you charge for your services?  Do you have a package deal?

I charge by the length of our consultation. If we talk with one or two animals the consultation may be rather short, for instance about 15 to 30 minutes which is $45 to $75. An hour long session would be useful to talk with a number of pets.

I offer package prices at reduced rates when time is purchased ahead and then used as needed and I offer package and reduced rates for those desiring to work with me in a small group setting via telephone or one on one by telephone to awaken their own animal communication abilities.

7. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?

Animal communication is valuable in that it gives people’s pets the opportunity to really express themselves and it gives their people the opportunity to release ideas that are untrue and often to find profound healing and peace in knowing the truth. Overall I believe animal communication and communication with nature is important to humanity because it is a part of who we are and by opening our hearts and minds to the life around us it allows, encourages and supports us in feeling fulfillment, oneness and understanding. This is why it is my goal to remind people of their natural abilities and to help those wanting to awaken their natural gifts so that they may begin to feel comfortable listening to animals and engaging in a conversation. I believe that we will be much happier and life will flow with greater ease when we get in sync with our natural roots. Our neighbors in Nature have so much to share about being human and loving life and that is why I titled my first book: Being Human & Loving Life: From the Wise Counsel of Plants, Animals, Insects & Earth. The second book which came out in February of 2009 is called: Learning to Love: From the Wise Counsel of Plants, Animals, Insects & the Earth. And, the third book came out in October of 2009 and is titled: The Joy of Being Human: From the Wise Counsel of Plants, Animals, Insects & the Earth. In February of 2010 the most recent book was released. It is called: Dogs Say the Darndest Things: Are You Listening? An Animal Communicator’s Dialogs with Dogs. Signed copies of the books are available through or ask for them at your local bookstore.

8. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?

When a veterinarian has the awareness that they already are listening to the animals and they are open to incorporate these skills more fully into their practice they can greatly reduce their level of stress and ease the operation of their clinics.

Imagine having a conversation with the animal itself about what he or she wants and hearing that he wants to be put to sleep as opposed to the doctor having to make this important suggestion to the human client based on what they think is probably the best. Knowing the unique desires of the animal can bring about greater peace and understanding.

When we are aware that we can actually ask the animal what he or she wants it makes a world of difference. It is less often that we have any lingering doubt or feelings of guilt. We can be very clear about how we can help the animal and have a wonderful and peaceful life too.  I work with veterinarians that clearly appreciate the benefit of being able to converse directly with their animal clients. Veterinarians receive all sorts of valuable information from them including suggestions as to how to run a clinic for the comfort of the animals, their people and the staff. These are often things that are so easy to change but that make all the difference to the animals and the staff. The animals really want everyone to be comfortable and happy.

9. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after-life?  How does that work?

Maia KincaidI am able to communicate with animals in the afterlife and from my experience it is really no different than communicating with an animal that is alive and well in their body, they feel the same as far as energy levels and enthusiasm and sometimes in the after-life they are even more playful and enthusiastic.  I have been fooled a few times when talking with a lost pet and forgot to ask if they were alive in their body or had passed on. There were a few times where they felt so lively and joyful I at first assumed they were alive and well in their body, but then they would excitedly tell me the story of their passing and I would be so surprised.
Bio for Maia Kincaid:

Maia began to hear the life around her as a child and learned as an adult how to ask more direct questions and to carry on dialogs with animals, plants, insects and the Earth itself. She has worked as an Animal & Nature Communication Specialist since 1997. In the process of communicating with many people’s pets, Maia discovered that animals have wonderful suggestions for humans in how to enjoy a fulfilled and passionate life. Over the years she has gathered a fascinating collection of dialogs published in her four new books. For more info:

Maia’s passion is to inspire fellow humans with the understanding that the life around us does speak. She believes that all humans have the ability to hear Nature speak and to benefit from the love and wisdom so readily available to us, and so essential to our well-being as humans.

Maia’s mission is to guide fellow humans in awakening the knowing of their own innate abilities to hear their pets and the life around them through her books, tele-classes and private training.

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