Ute and her animals
Ute Luppertz, M.A. has many years of experience working with special needs animals. She is a Reiki Master and a Tellington TTouch practitioner.
She studied positive reinforcement dog training based on THE THIRD WAY by Chris Bach and is trained in the Systemic Constellation method which is based on Bert Hellinger's work.
Ute's consultations include training for pet guardians, wellness support, healing work and animal communication, especially with terminally ill animals. She works with cats, dogs and horses.
For many years she has been involved with animal rescue, rehabilitation and hospice care. Ute has a special place in her heart for shelter animals, seniors and special needs pets.
Ute is a member of the International TTouch Guild and a member of the Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support.
She resides in Portland, Oregon.
When Ute adopted her companion Shiva, a pit bull from a kill shelter many years ago where he was on the euthanasia list, they embarked upon an extraordinary adventure of healing and redemption.
During their precious time together she accompanied Shiva on his journey from utter hopelessness to recovery from trauma.
Gentle soul Shiva- the abused former bait dog - became a tail wagging ambassador for the nearly impossible: love, healing and joy! He became also well known for his endless supply of tender kisses.
Shiva was Ute's greatest teacher and lead the way to the amazing work that she is privileged to share with others. He passed away on August 23, 2007.