Rob's Books, Medium Readings, Animal Rescue Fundraisers

BOOKS: Pets and the Afterlife, Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife 3, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation, Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit and Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking and Ghosts and Spirits Explained BEST SELLERS: All of Rob's books have reached "best-seller" status on in various paranormal categories. PET SPIRIT READINGS: Now offered for just $10 (done on weekends) -reserve a spot thru Paypal. Email me at Send 1 Photo of your pet, their name, and any questions.ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISING LECTURES : Rob is a dog dad, volunteers with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and does fundraising lectures for dog and cat rescues.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

COMING OCTOBER 1st: Rob Gutro's NEW BOOK: "Ghosts and Spirits: Explained, Differences and Similarities

 I'm proud to announce that my NEW BOOK:  "Ghosts and Spirits: Explained, Differences and Similarities is slated to publish on October 1st, in time for the Halloween season. This book goes into detail about how those entities differ and the similarities, and how energy enables them to communicate.  This is a GREAT introduction to how ghosts and spirits exist and is filled with my experiences with both. You'll get a great understanding of the basics, and learn about orbs, ectoplasm poltergeists, and more.  AS OF OCT 1st, it will be available on Amazon at $7.99 Paperback and $3.99 Ebook!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Out of Office- No Readings Between Sept. 6 and Sept. 26

 If you've emailed me for a brief reading, I'm out of the office for 2 weeks to take a break!  I will return on Sept. 26th and will catch up with any backlog, so please be patient. Thank you! Rob

Supernatural sites in the UK: Blickling Hall

The UK  Daily Star Online provided a look at some haunted locations around Britain. I also had the pleasure of visiting England and you can read about my encounters with the ghosts there in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," available on Amazon.  Here's today's haunt: 

Blickling Hall

Previously voted the most haunted property in the UK by the National Trust, Blickling Hall is the birthplace of doomed Queen of England, Anne Boleyn. 
    Each year, throngs of people visit the iconic Norfolk mansion on May 19 in the bid of seeing the ghost of Anne Boleyn. She was beheaded by her brutal husband Henry VIII for the crime of treason, incest and adultery on the same day in 1536. 
  Now, crowds gather in the hopes they can catch a glimpse of her at the house when the clock strikes midnight. There have been claims her ghost can be seen walking around the site, dressed in white, while carrying her head.

You can read about MY encounters with some of England's ghosts in my book "GHOSTS OF ENGLAND ON A MEDIUM'S VACATION by Rob Gutro:

What happens when a medium goes on vacation? Can a medium simply switch off their ability at will? Well…not exactly. Rob Gutro is a medium/author/paranormal investigator and a scientist who has written 4 books about his encounters with human and animal ghosts and spirits. In this book, you will read about his experiences on two separate trips to the United Kingdom. England’s rich history and many epic battles have caused an over-abundance of residual emotional energy. Everywhere he traveled, he had a paranormal experience. He explored royal palaces and spent the night in haunted castles. He encountered the ghosts of historical figures including a queen, a prince, and a nobleman; and several ghosts even shared their pain of death experience with him. On one occasion, the doppelganger of a loved one provided directions when he became lost while driving in the countryside due to a malfunctioning GPS.
But not all of his encounters were of the human variety: there was also a very special visit from a canine ghost. This book is intended to be more than just a collection of personal ghost stories. In addition to relating my ghostly encounters, he has also included a short narrative history of the places where the experiences occurred. After all, knowing the history of a place is key to understanding why a ghost has decided to stay behind. So, join Rob as he relates his encounters with the ghosts of England. Rob has written 4 other books about the paranormal, two about people (Ghosts and Spirits and Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead) and 2 about pets (Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2). The books are available in paperback and e-book on

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Great In-Person Event! "Talking with Relatives in Spirit" at Inspired Ghost Tracking Meeting

 A big thanks to everyone who came out on Sept. 3, Friday for the interactive lecture called "Talking with Relatives in Spirit" - at the Monthly meeting of Inspired Ghost Tracking, Hanover, MD. Here's the story! 

As IGT mediums, Troy and I discussed how relatives in spirit can come to you in various ways. We shared some of our experiences and had IGT meeting attendees how their relatives have given them messages.  

Troy conveyed an experience that he had this week, where he was called upon to connect with someone in Missouri (from Troy in Washington, DC) to help cross over the ghost of a young boy. Troy opened a portal at the young boy ghost's location and called upon the spirits (whom crossed over) of his family (all long dead from the 1800s). Troy was on the phone with a man named Rick, who sensed the little boy's ghost and wanted to help. It ended with a reunion all in spirit. An amazing story. 

There were many stories shared from seeing shadows, to meeting look-alikes of loved ones who passed.  Other stories included finding coins, experiences with animals or insects that appeared at specific times/dates that were meaningful to loved ones. Music and specific songs were cited as signs from loved ones that were heard at times relevant to the loved one in spirit. Some people even heard their spirit loved one audibly speak to them!  Some also shared dreams of their loved ones, which is the easiest way for spirits to communicate. 

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For more ways about how spirits can communicate from the afterlife, read Rob Gutro's true paranormal books.  Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead is a great reference among them. For messages from spirit pets, check out his three books on Pets and the Afterlife. 


Saturday, September 4, 2021

Paranormal Q and A: Why are some people so afraid of paranormal activities?

Each week, I'll answer a question about the paranormal, whether a general question, or one about human or animal ghosts (Earthbound) or spirits (crossed over). Here's this week's question:
 Q: Why are some people so afraid of paranormal activities? 

 A: It's natural to be afraid of what we do not know. It's also natural to be afraid of the dead if someone has heard folk tales, stories from various religions and cults and science fiction stories. Of course, those tend to talk about earth-bound ghosts or spirits who have crossed over and have bad personalities.

We're also afraid of what we cannot see and most people can't see or hear ghosts or spirits. Despite that, we just need to understand that they were all either people or animals who have passed from the physical plane. Some people who have medium abilities are afraid of interacting with ghosts or spirits.

My mom had the ability, but she was afraid of using it. However, she always asked me if I spoke with any ghosts of spirits each week. It was funny that she didn't want to do it, but she was curious about what those who passed would say to me.

For Rob Gutro's 8 books on the paranormal, visit: All of Rob's books were written to help explain the paranormal, and teach readers how to find signs from spirit.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Meet the Alleyway Ghost and More in a new book "Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking"

A book called "Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking," by best-selling paranormal author Rob Gutro takes readers on paranormal investigations into private and historic homes where ghosts were traumatizing families. 
  You'll read about the Alleyway Ghost in the pages of Case Files. You'll learn why he's there and why he died there, just as we did when the paranormal investigators met him in the alleyway behind a house in the Baltimore area. Rob even sketched him out and got confirmation from the homeowner that that was indeed the ghost they saw walking around in their house! 
  Rob, a medium in the Inspired Ghost Tracking paranormal group, announced the release of his seventh paranormal book that brings readers along on investigations and reveals some bizarre and shocking things the group found and how they helped the ghosts and families.     

"When earthbound ghosts have traumatized families in their own homes, Inspired Ghost Tracking (IGT) of Maryland has gone in to cross them over," Gutro said. "Every case is different, too. Some have had earthbound ghosts that were friendly, others were not. IGT experienced a lot of bad energies that caused people to become physically sick or mentally traumatized. IGT investigators had to figure who, what, when and why things were happening, to finally bring peace to the living and the dead."  

In this collection of IGT cases, you’ll read about the "Burned Ghost," ghosts of two different time periods in one home, dark things that Ouija boards brought into homes, a very haunted Maryland mansion, many ghosts of Baltimore’s Federal Hill, a ghostly attachment, a Steelworker’s ghost, poltergeist activity, the famous IGT “Double Murder Ghost Investigation” and many more.

You'll find answers to questions like why ghosts choose to stay in a place, the differences and similarities between ghosts and spirits, why energy is the key to the paranormal and much more.

Although Rob has become known as a "Pet Medium" through the success of his best-selling books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2," he also connects with human earthbound ghosts and spirits.

Gutro is the first in the paranormal field to make the distinction between earthbound ghosts and spirits who have crossed over. Rob has three books about his experience with human ghosts and spirits, called "Ghosts and Spirits," "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," and "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and most recently, "Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit."   

Rob Gutro has been featured in the Washington Post and nationally syndicated radio programs like "Coast to Coast AM." Rob is a volunteer with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and gives fundraising lectures for animal rescues around the U.S., teaching grieving pet parents how pets communicate from the afterlife.   

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Gracie the Cat's Symbol in the Wind

There are many ways that our pets communicate from spirit, and back in August 2017, a very special cat named Gracie came to me in spirit to provide a sign for her mom as a comfort.

Linda wrote: I lost my cat, Gracie, to kidney disease. She was 15. As you know the pain is deep and paralyzingly. She hasn't communicated with me yet and I'm panicky about that. So I'm writing to you in hopes that it will stimulate her to contact me through you.

When I connected with Gracie, she provided some physical feelings that she experienced before she passed. She shared those with me and Linda was able to recognize the physical sensations Gracie was making me feel, with the medical conditions that Gracie had before she passed.

As if out of nowhere, Gracie provided an odd sign to me, that wouldn't make sense at first. I wrote to Linda, "She's been trying to let you know she's okay, but you haven't been picking up on the signs. She's telling me that she has recently used a leaf, blowing near your face/head as a means of conveying her playful presence. She said to watch for the signs of leaves. Do you recall a leaf blowing near you recently?"

Linda responded, "No, I have not noticed a leaf blowing near me recently. At least not yet."

Less that a month later, Gracie made that sign happen. On Sept 7, Linda sent me a photo and wrote me the following email, proving that Gracie was still with her. Here's what Linda's email said, "I had to write you!! In early August I emailed you about my cat, Gracie, who I had put to sleep the end of July because of kidney failure. I was upset because I hadn’t received any signs from her letting me know she’s okay.

At that time you told me that she had been trying to let me know she’s okay and I couldn’t pick up on it because of my grief. You said she had been using a leaf, blowing near my face/head. Well, I wasn’t going to be able to believe that because I live in the Midwest and this time of year there are leaves falling/blowing everywhere, all the time. Since then I have been asking her every night to please send me a sign so I’ll know that she’s somewhere and still loves me.

I have a managed colony of feral cats and I washed the feral's bowls today and dried them with some white terrycloth towels (which I have never EVER used before, I've ALWAYS used paper towels and immediately throw them away). I then tossed the towels on the garage step (paper towels wouldn’t have been there). The towels never touched the ground. I didn't walk on the towels. I had nothing on my hands. I closed the overhead garage door (no wind blowing in).

2 hours later I opened the door to the garage and saw this… A HEART shaped LEAF!!!! Right in my path!!!"

Gracie is still very much around Linda today.

Spirits are amazing. If Linda hadn't contacted me in August, she may not have been looking for the sign. That's why I wrote the Pets and the Afterlife series of books. Pets and the Afterlife 4: Messages from Cat Spirits is already in the works for cat parents. I'm planning on a 2023 release (but you know how book writing goes, so don't hold me to it). My books will teach you about other signs pets can give from the other side and are available on

Sunday, August 29, 2021

If You're a Cat Parent Whom Granted me an Okay to Use a Story

This weekend I received an email from a cat parent who gave me permission in 2017 to use her cat's story and reading in my next Pets and the Afterlife. She made me realize that after I suffered a tremendous loss,  I altered the plan for the Pets 3 and 4 books.  That said, if you follow me, you know that the newest Pets and the Afterlife 3 book is only about dogs. But, fear not, cats (only) will be next.

 Please know that I was going to make Pets 3 about dogs and cats, but then tragedy struck my family and 2 of my heart dogs died in 2020.  Given their communications and many other dogs and cats, there were too many stories for one book, so I opted to make one dogs and one cats. That way, cat parents would be more inclined to read a book devoted entirely to felines and relate to it better.

I have not gone back and emailed all the cat parents about the change, and I apologize.  If you're waiting for the story about your cat's messages, please know it's one of 7 books I am working.  I'm currently planning it for 2023 (I have 2 others in the works between now and then). Please email me at with questions.

Thanks for your patience,

Saturday, August 28, 2021

How to get a Short Email Reading from a Pet or Person in Spirit

If you're looking for a short connection to spirit (a short reading), I am offering that service. I wrote my books primarily to teach YOU how to recognize signs without a medium, but sometimes we want more. So, I started offering short spirit pet readings for just $10 through PayPal in January 2021, and the response has been overwhelming (Especially since I do them only on weekends)   Please read the instructions below! 

ABOUT THE SERVICE:  I've been doing readings free of charge for over 10 years, and it takes a lot of time to connect to pets or people. NOTE: I am much better connecting with pets, but have also done people readings.
A WEEKEND RESPONSE:  . Since I only do the readings on weekends (because I'm a scientist during the week), it does take a lot of my family time. However, scheduling weekend time with specific appointments will work better. I do want to bring people healing messages from spirit.

2) Send $10 via paypal to - Indicate it's for a spirit pet or person reading. 
3) IN THE EMAIL:  Cite that you used paypal, and send me a PHOTO of your pet or Person
AND your Pet or Person's FIRST NAME 
AND Questions you may have 
No need to tell me anything else, unless you want to for the question part)  

WHEN TO EXPECT A READING?  - I answer emails and do readings on weekends, so expect a response on weekends. Please be patient. On rare occasions, I may be away or helping family or friends (life throws challenges to all of us). 
(BTW, this is NOT an extensive reading. Often pets will provide one or two things to let you know they are with you.

NOTE ABOUT READINGS - Sometimes you may not understand them. In my book Pets and the Afterlife 3, you'll read about a number that a dog gave me from spirit, and his dad figured it out 8 months later and it was intensely personal and made perfect sense! 

WHERE TO BUY MY BOOKS? has all of my books,. Paperbacks are Under $10 and Ebooks are Under $4

QUESTIONS? Email me at
Rob Gutro

BETTER PETS.COM 11 little-known facts about owning a dog

 Recently I was contacted by Dr. Leslie Brooks DVM, MPH, a Vet Advisor She asked if I would share latest posting about 11 facts you NEED to know about being a dog parent. As a dog dad, dog rescuer, and Pet medium, I thought this article was well done and covered a lot of important things, so I'm sharing it here with you. (Check out my Award-winning book "Pets and the Afterlife 3: Messages from Spirit Dogs" on Amazon).


Please remember- A Dog or Cat is NOT and OBJECT. They are living, breathing animals with intelligence, memories and personality. They feel love, they feel hurt, they feel loneliness and they need to be loved unconditionally as they love us. 

A Dog or Cat is not something you adopt because you're home alone in a pandemic, then dump at an animal rescue.  You wouldn't do that to human children, would you? There's no difference (and it has been happening). If you're not ready to adopt for the pet's life, don't adopt. There are more responsible people that are willing to do that. 

 BETTER PETS.COM 11 little-known facts about owning a dog

We just published a more comprehensive guide that details 11 little-known facts about owning a dog. I’ve found that many people who adopted a dog did not fully understand all the responsibilities, time, and costs that come with being a dog parent. I hope our guide can help set the right expectations for your readers so they can raise their pups responsibly.