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About eternalanimals.com


This website was established in 2003 and is dedicated to animals and pets.  It includes a focus on animal afterlife from a Christian perspective.  You’ll find that it revolves around:
  1. Pets and Animals
  2. People Who Love Animals
  3. Biblical Appreciation

It is a support for pet owners and animal lovers in everyday life, as well as during the time when we have to let go of our beloved companions until we are united again in Heaven.  Although there is tremendous grief and pain at the loss of our beloved animal companions, we also remember that God has provided the gift of eternal life for all the animals.  All of God’s children can look forward to being reunited with their animal companions again someday.  When that wonderful day arrives, we know that it will never, never end!  The Bible says that when we are absent from the body, we are present with the Lord. (II Corinthians, Ch. 5)  Although we feel the pain when a loved one departs, it is far from the end.  In fact, it is the beginning of a beautiful life of eternity with God the way He originally planned it.  Jesus said, “in My Father’s House are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you and will come back again, that where I am you may be there also.” (Paraphrase John 14:1-4)

At eternalanimals.com you’ll find articles, stories, news, health and wellness, photos, and many resources.  Prayer requests for sick animals and for pet parents who have lost a beloved animal companion may be submitted.  There is a Store with links to amazon.com and other retailers for selected related items.  If you love animals and God, this may become one of your favorite websites!  To order the book directly from Pete Publishing and purchase other selected books and videos at discounted prices, go to Niki's Store.

Pete Publishing was established in 2002 and is the publisher of the book “There Is Eternal Life For Animals,” by Niki Behrikis Shanahan which is based on Bible scripture.  The book presents the Bible scriptures as faith-based evidence that there is eternal life for all animals.

Niki Behrikis Shanahan was born and brought up in Massachusetts.  She currently resides there with her husband, Jack, and her two cats, Luke and Joey.

It wasn’t until she was 35 years old that she adopted her first pet, Pete, the cat that was the inspiration for the book “There Is Eternal Life For Animals.”  Pete was 8 years old when the Shanahans adopted him from a neighbor and 21 years old when he passed away.  Pete really chose them, as many animals do, by meowing outside the door of their condominium to let him in.  They did let him in, and it was one of the best things they ever did!  They would invite him in and he would visit regularly until the bond was great between them.  Then they adopted him from their neighbor.  When Pete was 18 years old, and the only pet in the house for 10 years, he warmly accepted a new feral cat, Luke, as his brother.   Luke was one of several stray cats that Niki fed and looked after on a regular basis.  Then the Shanahans moved to another neighborhood where they have seen very few outdoor cats.  However, Joey showed up looking scruffy and in need of a home a little before Pete passed away. They took him in just after Pete went home to heaven.

After Pete’s passing, Niki felt driven to find the answer to the question of what happens to animals after they die.  She researched, studied, prayed, and soon a book began to develop from her findings.  She did not initially plan to write a book, but rather to find the answer.  Once she found the answer, she felt that she would like to share her findings with other people to give them hope and comfort during their time of sorrow.

Niki was brought up by parents who were strong Christians believing in the Bible.  Her father, John Behrikis, was an ordained minister who had a part-time evangelical ministry, and he taught Sunday School.  Her mother, Christine, was a Sunday School teacher and President of the Women’s Group in their church.  See their photos to the right.  Growing up Niki participated in her church by singing in the choir, joining the youth group, and functioning as Sunday School secretary.  Scripture discussion and prayer in her family were a part of their lives.  She is quite accustomed to the King James Version, since it was the Bible version of choice during her youth.  That made the research an easier task since Strong’s Concordance, which was used for research to find the original Greek and Hebrew words, is based on the King James Version.

Niki is a member of the Cat Writer’s Association and the Publisher’s Marketing Association, a self-published author, and web mistress of this site.



Pete Shanahan, current resident of heaven!  Pete is the inspiration for the website and book There Is Eternal Life For Animals.

Niki Behrikis Shanahan

My mother and father, Christine and John Behrikis.  John Behrikis is a current resident of heaven!

My handsome cat, Luke.

My other handsome cat, Joey.





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