Loss of a Dog Quotes and Captions

Our loss of dog quotes and captions can be read for comfort or to share with a grieving friend.

When a dog passes away, it’s like losing a family member. It’s a tough blow. However, words of comfort from friends and family can help.

We’ve prepared the following list of good loss of dog quotes to help you find the right words.

Best Dog Passing Away Quotes

1.) Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Jack Lemmon

2.) Dogs can find the people who need them and fill an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.
Thom Jones

3.) Dog is God spelled backward.
Duane Chapman

4.) No matter how little money you have and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Louise Sabin

5.) No dog ever really dies. It is so because they took the time to leave us with fond memories.
Chris Sorensen

6.) Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.
Cesar Millan

7.) How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
A.A. Milne

Good loss of a dog quotes.

Loss of a Dog Sayings

The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – but the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.
Hilary Stanton Zunin

Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.

Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull

When we think of those companions who traveled by our side down life’s road, let us not say with sadness that they left us behind but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us.

With eyes upraised, his master’s look to scan the joy, the solace, and the aid of man: The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend. The only creature faithful to the end.
George Crabbe

Sayings for Loss of a Pet

One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ.
Pope Paul

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith, and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is, without a doubt, the best deal man has ever made.
Roger A. Caras

To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.
Hermione Gingold

The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.
Ben Hur Lampman (Editor’s pick: one of our favorite loss of dog quotes)

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss.
Anne Lamott

Sometimes losing a dog is more painful than losing a human because, in the case of the dog, you were not pretending to love it.
Amy Sedaris

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss.
Erica Jong

The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?
Sir Walter Scott

Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – goodbye.

I’m a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago, and I take it very personally when things die-it’s a major offense.
Clive Barker

The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.
Konrad Lorenz

Dog Death Quotations

There is sorrow enough in the natural way from men and women to fill our day, But when we are certain of sorrow in store, why do we always arrange for more? Brothers & Sisters, I bid you beware of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Rudyard Kipling

Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.

You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.
Nigella Lawson

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
Joni Mitchell

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
John Grogan

A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
Bob Barker

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Johnny Depp

Dog Death

Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.
Rita Mae Brown

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that, in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Khalil Gibran

No one loves you unconditionally
 as your beloved dog.
Cynthia Dobesh

His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, a dog friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of a dog can be just as devastating.
Rev. Joel L. Morgan

Dog Quotes Inspirational

That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find, to equal among humankind, a dog’s fidelity!
Thomas Hardy

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Samuel Butler

Until one has loved a dog, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty, and gratitude, then dogs are better off than a lot of humans.
James Herriot

Everything I know I learned from dogs.
Nora Roberts

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Charles De Gaulle

Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life.

Dog Passing Quotes

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.
Gilda Radner

Dogs make you somebody in the eyes of the universe.
Bob Sullivan

If not for dogs, how would we know the meaning of unconditional love?
M.L. Gerard

Once you have a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.
Dean Koontz

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Thorton Wilder

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
Marjorie Garber

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.
M.K. Clinton

Dog Heaven Quotes

Many loss of dog quotes reflect the belief that heaven must be filled with dogs because they give their love unconditionally when on earth.

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers

If there is a heaven, it’s certain our dogs are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.
Pam Brown

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson

My pastor once told me, ‘If there are no dogs in heaven, I don’t want to go.’ I agree.
Glenwood McNabb

The dog is a gentleman. I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
Mark Twain

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.
Billy Graham

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out, and your dog would go in.
Mark Twain

No, heaven will not ever be Heaven unless my dog is there to welcome me.

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you… I loved you, so it was Heaven here with you.
Isla Paschal Richardson

I heard somebody define heaven once as a place where, when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved run to greet you, and I loved it.
Robert B. Parker

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people will.
James Thurber

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Sympathy for Loss of Dog Quotes

Many loss of dog quotes reminds us of the good times with our loyal friends and companion. There’s a reason dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend.”

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
William Penn

You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to feel the loss.
Mandy Hale

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.

Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. They make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.
Dan Gemeinhart

Say not in grief ‘he is no more but in thankfulness that he was.
Hebrew Proverb

Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.
Native American Poem

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson

A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.
Mary Carolyn Davies

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost dogs pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
Eskimo Proverb

I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.
Joe Garagiola

Time and again, the faith has all appearances gone to the dogs. But each time, it was the dog that died.
Gilbert K Chesterton

Pet Condolences

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings

A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.
Erica Jong

The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.
Martin Luther

Dogs are miracles with paws.
Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.
Kristan Higgins

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.
Gene Hill

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.
Milan Kundera

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Orhan Pamuk

My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies; it comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.

If a dog has brightened your life and every day silently accepted your tears without judgment, snuggled with you, forgiven your faults, and loved you unconditionally, then you know what gift dogs are to this world.

Loss of Dog Captions for Instagram

No longer by my side but forever in my heart.

Love is a four-legged word.

You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel.

A dog wags his tail with his heart.

Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.

We’ll meet again in heaven. Until then, I miss you more than words can say.

A companion is gone… but the memory lives on.

I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.

God’s finger touched him, and he slept.

Forever loved, never forgotten.

Sleep in peace, faithful friend.

You were my favorite hello and hardest goodbye.

I’ll meet you in the light.

I wish you had visiting hours.

You have left my life, but you will never leave my heart.

It’s usually difficult when a pet owner has lost a pet dog. Be sensitive and thoughtful.

Loss of Dog Quotes FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions related to the loss of a dog.

What is the best quote for losing a dog?

Try this one: “The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master,” by Ben Hur Lampman.

How to use losses of dog quotes?

One way is just self-reflection. Read through the quotes and see which ones resonate with you. You can also share the quotes with friends and family members as appropriate through letters, texts, emails, and social media.

What to write to someone who has lost their dog?

Here’s one direction that might work: “I am so sorry for your loss. (Dog’s name) was blessed to have you as an owner and friend. Sending loving thoughts to you during this difficult time.”

How to cope with a loss of a dog?

Talk to friends and family members. Share your grief. Write about your feelings in a journal or a letter to a friend. Join a pet-loss support group. Keep talking and sharing your feelings.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. His first dog was a mutt named Barney.


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