Our Pet Loss Quotes can provide some comfort to owners who have lost a pet.
Finding the right words when a friend or family member has lost a pet can be difficult. Check out this collection of sympathy quotes for the loss of pets to make things easier.
Even a loving loss is difficult for many pet owners. Provide some words of comfort. It’s a sign of a caring person.
Thoughtful Pet Loss Quotes
1.) Your favorite chair is empty now, where you would lie and sleep. But the memory of our happy times is mine to always keep.
2.) What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose; All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
3.) Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
4.) The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.
Ben Hur Lampman
5.) Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Grief Quotes for Pets
6.) I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive.
7.) All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
8.) Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish.
The answer isn’t in us. It’s almost as if were put here on earth to show how silly they aren’t.
9.) We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
10.) Dogs leave their paw prints on our hearts.
11.) No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.
Cynthia S. Dobesh
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Grief Loss Quotations
12.) The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
13.) There is no death. Only a change of worlds.
14.) May every sunrise hold more promise, and every moonrise holds more peace.
15.) 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.
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16.) Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
17.) 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
For Loss of Dog
18.) 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.
19.) Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
20.) If not for dogs, how would we know the meaning of unconditional love?
21.) Once you have a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.
22.) The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship,
love, and death: Old Skip was my brother. They had buried him
under our elm tree; they said —yet this wasn’t totally true.
For he really lay buried in my heart.
23.) If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.
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Pet Loss Quotes
24.) No matter how little money and how few possessions you own,
having a dog makes you rich.
25.) You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
26.) Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life and one of the worst days.
27.) The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
28.) How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Winnie the Pooh
29.) If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Comforting Quotes for Loss of Dog
30.) If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven and very, very few persons.
31.) One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.
32.) God Made the earth, the sky and the water, the moon, and the sun. He made man and bird and beast. But He didn’t make the dog. He already had one.
33.) 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 within our hand in his old way.
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34.) Do not mourn my passing, for if you could only see by slipping all my earthly bonds, I’m young again and free. By day I run the Heavenly fields, my body healthy and strong; at night, I sleep at Angels’ Feet, lulled by Celestial Song. So do not mourn my passing; just close your eyes – you’ll see
I’m once again that frisky pup, just as you remember me.
35.) The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.
For Loss of Cat
36.) No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
37.) Don’t Cry for Me When I’m Gone
So, though I give you all my heart, The time will come when we must part. But all around you, you will see, Creatures that speak to you of me; A tired horse, a hunted thing, A sparrow with a broken wing – Pity – and help (I know you will) And somehow, I will be with you still; And I shall know, although I’m gone, The love I gave you lingers on.
38.) A home without a cat—and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat—may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
39.) Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!
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Sympathy For Loss of Pet
40.) Sometimes, losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.
41.) The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.
42.) Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
43.) 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
44.) Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.
45.) I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.
46.) Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
47.) Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love; they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.
Famous Pet Loss Quotes
48.) If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.
49.) Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.
50.) What greater gift than the love of a cat?
51.) Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating.
Rev. Joel L. Morgan
52.) It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
53.) 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.
54.) No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.
55.) Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
56.) 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.
57.) Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out, and your dog would go in.
58.) It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
Short Comforting Loss of Pet Quotes
Here are some short pet loss quotes.
59.) Our Lord God has made his greatest gift the commonest.
60.) A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
61.) Some angels choose fur instead of wings.
62.) A good dog never dies.
Mary Carolyn Davies
63.) My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies; it comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.
64.) If love alone could have kept you here, you would’ve lived forever.
65.) No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.
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66.) I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives, and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time? 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
67.) 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.
68.) Rainbow Bridge Poem
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in a joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.
69.) The unbreakable bond and unspeakable love between you and your pet will live on forever. 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.
Heartfelt Pet Loss Quotes
70.) Time spent with cats is never wasted.
71.) Some angels don’t have wings; sometimes, they have whiskers.
72.) That one place in our hearts belongs to them and always will.
73.) To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.
74.) That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find to equal among humankind a dog’s fidelity?
75.) When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart. For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.
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By Liz Olson
Liz is a writer based in the Twin Cities.
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