Pet Protection Spell

IMAG0479We Wiccans are an animal loving bunch and there’s no denying it. I don’t know a single Wiccan or witch who doesn’t have at least one animal, especially cats. I’ve had dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and a turtle once. My fiancé wants pet mice, an otter, a ferret (which I think would be awesome) and a skunk. My approach to animal is open-armed and open-hearted. I want to love them all, especially the ones who have had it rough. All of mine were strays at one point. Our second mama cat, Star, was rescued from neighbors up the road after watching one of the pre-teens in the family grab her by the tail, swing her in circles several times and then slam her into the side of a vehicle. I ran out in front of several vehicles (in a parking lot, so it wasn’t terribly dangerous) chasing Freedom, but when I finally caught that little booger, he wouldn’t have let me sit him down for anything.

My point is that our animals are our children, and I would do anything to protect mine. I’ve had re-occurring dreams over the past several months about them getting out, getting lost and encountering bigger animals. Experience has taught me that losing an animal is horrible, so I decided to write a pet protection spell, and while doing my own research I found that there aren’t very many of these out there, so I hope this is helpful to you all.

This is basically a pouch spell, where you gather several herbs and a tuft of your pet’s fur, mix them together with positive, protective energies and store the pouch in a safe place. Make the act of gathering the fur one of love; tell him or her how much you love them while you brush them, or set aside some dedicated play time.

**This spell does not require a circle to be cast, only that you approach it with an open heart and perfect love, especially love for your animal**

**This spell should not be cast with your pets in the room, as it involves lit candles**

You will need

  • Yellow candle
  • Brown candle
  • Prink candle
  • Small toy or a favorite treat
  • Dried garlic
  • Oak leaf (dried or fresh)
  • Sea salt
  • Pine needles
  • Tumbled protection stone (I used Jasper)
  • Begin your spell in your preferred fashion, whether this is calling to the four corners or meditating.
  • When ready, light the brown candle and say, “This flame represents the happiness and magick my beloved friend ____ brings to my life, and the safety and love that I bring to his/hers.”
  • Light the pink candle and say, “This flame represents how our friendship will ever be.”
  • Light the yellow candle and say, “This candle represents the protection I wish to cloak this special animal with, to repel all harm and bring him/her always safely home.”
  • Carefully run the pouch over each flame, so that is become embodied with each essence. Repeat with first the herbs, then the stone, creating a bed in the bottom of the pouch. Also cleanse the tuft of fur and the pet’s favorite toy or treat and place them gently on the bed of protection.
  • Carefully run the entire protection pouch over each flame, and immediately place it somewhere your pet is often, but out of their reach.

If you have a specific fear you wish to guard against, DO NOT add a symbolic item to the pouch. Instead place the item on the altar and write a verse for it. At the end of filling the pouch and cleansing it as a whole, place your left hand over the object and recite. For example, my oldest boy Fireball always used to come back from the woods covered in burrs, such that he couldn’t lie down for days while we worked them out. I would gather two or three of those burs and say, “Burrs of wooded forest and field, you will trouble my Fireball no more, for he is protected by the magick I wield.”

Then, there’s always putting a bell on the collar, which drives them nuts. 😉


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12 Responses to Pet Protection Spell

  1. I am crazy about my kitty and she is crazy about running outside where are other animals and cars and all other dangers. In addtion has cat’s heart disease 😦
    So thank you for sharing that spell!

  2. Kristen Coffin says:

    Dear Ayslyn,
    You think you have had a heard I’ve got eight cats and a pregnant kitten who the father is one of her brothers because she has never been out a day in her life. I am pissed that I’m going to have so many to get rid of to good homes and they will go to good homes or they will live here. I know that sounds crazy but I’d rather have 14 cats that eat Iams and have water all over the house and a few litter boxes then know they went to someone who wants and outdoor cat. I don’t agree letting them roam for there is the road and I couldn’t stop a car as much as I could land a plane. So it is indoors for my brood or there is my house. I hope that you have a beautiful life with your kittens, skunk, deer, and goats. Oh and the ferret which freak me out so I’ll never have one of those but I will love my cats till the day I die and if you can’t do your spell Ellen Dugan loves pets too so she does spells for cats and pets and with cats and pets. Give her a go. Love to all pets in the world. Brightest Blessings, Kristen Coffin)0(

  3. sakurasapphire says:

    I used to let my cat roam out in our front yard and she never strayed to far but one night she strayed to far and was missing for 24 hours, I cried so much because I do love my cat and so many thoughts was running through my head but the next morning she returned and I was so happy- she’s pretty much a house cat now amd doesnt go out unless she’s in her carrier.

  4. Emily says:

    Do you think I can alter this for bearded dragons and use a piece of her shedded skin instead of fur? I will also put some pieces of sand on the alter because I am trying to protect her from eating the sand in her tank as it can potentially kill them. Thanks in advance and blessings to you.

    • Emily, absolutely this can be adapted to bearded dragons. That is the beauty of Wiccan spells – you can change them to suit your needs. Just be sure that you do not put the sand in the pouch, as the pouch is where you want all of the positive energies (protections) to go.

  5. Sadie says:

    can they be scented candles?

  6. Sadie says:

    I was wondering if the candles could be scented. E-mail me or answer back in the comment section. Thank you.

    • Of course the candles may be scented if you wish it. I would suggest looking into the properties of the scents you’re considering (like lavender is good for soothing sleep) so that they align well with your spell. You can always use a favorite scent as well if it helps with your mentality or mood while you’re performing the ritual.

  7. Shellie says:

    I have a four year old Husky and she’s always been house trained . I can leave for four hours and she doesn’t use it in the house . She’s always up under me when I’m home . As of yesterday , she’s afraid of my room and is continuously urinating everywhere and growling at unseen things. qhats up?

    • Have you checked first to make sure there’s not a physical reason for her change in behavior? An animal in or around the house who shouldn’t be there, perhaps?

  8. Lana says:

    Looking for a spell to protect all animals especially dogs

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