I think I occasionally have had animal messengers. For example, after a bad experience in a relationship, I was pretty soured on men and depressed about male/female relationship stuff, and as I was rounding a bend in the road, my headlights shone straight on a young stag standing right at the edge of the road. He was so beautiful I caught my breath, and it softened my heart back again. It's not that unusual to see deer on that road, but I never had and never have since. So I tend to accept that as a message.
I don't know if it qualifies as a spirit guide or what you would call it exactly, but one spirit entity I consider very much a part of me and that I always have at least one representation of where ever I go is The Green Man/Pan/The Oak King, whatever you want to call him.
And I know this is heretical but I tend to celebrate male energy more than female. I guess just because it's "other" and I can see it better than I can see what I am. My general sense of this is that the Goddess(es) are what I am, so they can't be what I worship, if that makes sense. They are allies and I am with them, but I'm not drawn to them; I'm drawn to male gods, and specifically that one.