ᐅ169+ Pet Loss Quotes and Words of Comfort

"There is no death, only a change of worlds." ~ Chief Seattle

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanuel Kant

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

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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

"Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. 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." ~ Erica Jong

"His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever-in case I need him. And I expect I will-as I always have. He is just my dog." ~ Gene Hill

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

"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." ~ John Galsworthy

"Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it's a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of." ~ Emmylou Harris

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's." ~ Mark Twain

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate." ~ Sigmund Freud

"You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp." ~ Anne Lamott

"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." ~ Amy Sedaris

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

"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." ~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull

"That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find, to equal among human kind , a dog's fidelity!" ~ Thomas Hardy

"It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque. The lives of animals are woven into our very being - closer than our own breathing - and our soul will suffer when they are gone." ~ Gary A. Kowalski

"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

"I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months." ~ Mary Tyler Moore

"Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself." ~ Dean Koontz

"Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth." ~ Francis of Assisi

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it." ~ Samuel Butler

"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." ~ Russell Hoban

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power." ~ Washington Irving

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." ~ George Eliot

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." ~ Washington Irving

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." ~ Francis of Assisi

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

"I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are." ~ Henry Scott Holland

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

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." ~ Albert Einstein

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." ~ Helen Keller

"I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used .... Play, smile, think of me .... All is well." ~ Henry Scott Holland

"Here's how I became myself: mess, failure, mistakes, disappointments, and extensive reading; limbo, indecision, setbacks, addiction, public embarrassment, and endless conversations with my best women friends; the loss of people without whom I could not live, the loss of pets that left me reeling, dizzying betrayals but much greater loyalty, and overall, choosing as my motto William Blake's line that we are here to learn to endure the beams of love." ~ Anne Lamott

"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source." ~ Doris Day

"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

"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

"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?" ~ Walter Scott

"There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and woman 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

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

"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." ~ Pam Brown

"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

"Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday." ~ Thornton Wilder

"No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich." ~ Louis Sabin

"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

"When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself." ~ Gene Hill

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." ~ Irving Townsend

"No one 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

"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)" ~ Gene Hill

"We had a dog, Apples. He was 13 years old, toothless, blind and had the worst breath this side of Jabba the Hut. But he was the sweetest dog, and I cried and cried when he died." ~ Marlee Matlin

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

"A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat — may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?" ~ Mark Twain

"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?" ~ Walter Scott

"When you are sorrowful, look again." ~ Khalil Gibran

"A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart." ~ Erica Jong

"No man can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned by a dog." ~ Gene Hill

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." ~ James Thurber

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." ~ Isaac Asimov

"He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant." ~ Gene Hill

"God's finger touched him, and he slept." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to." ~ Alfred Armand Montapert

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss

"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet." ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." ~ Josh Billings

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." ~ Jack Lemmon

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't." ~ Russell Hoban

"Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die." ~ Mary Elizabeth Frye

"The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship, and 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." ~ Willie Morris

"I came across a photograph of him not long ago... his black face, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, his tail straight and pointing, his eyes flashing in some momentary excitement. Looking at a faded photograph taken more than forty years before, even as a grown man, I would admit I still missed him." ~ Willie Morris

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

"The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master." ~ Ben Hur Lampman

"When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die." ~ Mary Elizabeth Frye

"Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room." ~ Joanna Lumley

"Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?" ~ George Eliot

"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have." ~ Thom Jones

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage." ~ Agnes Repplier

"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

"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

"Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear." ~ Rudyard Kipling

"A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides 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

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent." ~ Milan Kundera

"A good dog never dies." ~ Mary Carolyn Davies

“The bond between a pet and a human is a sacred one, and when a pet is gone, a part of us goes with them.” ― James Herriot

“Pets are not just animals, they are gifts to us that bring love and joy to our lives.” ― Bob Barker

“The loss of a pet is like losing a member of your family.” ― Bob Barker

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” ― James Cromwell

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation.” ― Dean Koontz

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

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty.” ― Richard Allen Palm

“The loss of a beloved pet leaves a hole in the heart that can never be filled.” ― Roy Horn

“Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ― Roger Caras

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” ― Konrad Lorenz

“He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me to an understanding where before I was ignorant.” ― Gene Hill

“Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.” ― Rudyard Kipling

“There is no death, only a change of worlds.” ― Chief Seattle

“Animals are reliable, full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” ― Alfred Armand Montapert

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” ― Josh Billings

“A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart.” ― Erica Jong

“Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.” ― Agnes Repplier

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

“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

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” ― Milan Kundera

“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.” – John Galsworthy

“They’re just happy you’re there.” – Sandra Barker

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

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” – Louise Sabin

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

“All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.” – Samuel Butler

“No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.” – Cynthia Dobesh

“I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive.” – Iowa Fujita

“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.” – Russell Hoban

“Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.” – Thornton Wilder

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“I have every confidence we’ll see them again in Heaven.” – Dr. Hebert

“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.” – Irving Townsend

“We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.” – George Eliot

“In every heart there is an inner room, where we can hold our greatest treasures and our deepest pain.” – Marianne Williamson

“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.” – Amy Sedaris

“Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space, there must be some sweet pastured space where creeks sing on and tall trees grow, Some paradise where horses go. For by the love that guides my pen, I know great horses live again.” – Stanley Harrison

“God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” – Alfred

“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you..I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.” – Isla Paschal Richardson

“Our beloved pets teach us more than we could ever have expected, and they love us more than we could have hoped.”

Although my tail its last has waved, from pain and suffering I have been saved. Don’t grieve that it must be you who has to decide this thing to do; We’ve been so close―we two―these years. Don’t let your heart hold any tears.”

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” ― Helen Keller

“Of course, not all dogs return to their owners. When they do, it is because a special bond exists between that dog and that person, a karmic bond that transcends death. Do you and your dog share this kind of special bond? Probably you do. You are reading this book because you are meant to read it.” ― Gail Graham

“A pet is the perfect definition of unconditional love…” ― B.J. Shonk

“Your pets can feel your grief after they pass away but it will not harm them or keep them from continuing on their journey in the afterlife.” ― Karen A Anderson

“I rarely have a pet tell me their human ended their life too soon. It’s far more common to hear that their humans waited too long to help them leave their body.” ― Karen A Anderson

“Honor your grief and the pain you feel when you lose a beloved pet. It is the first step toward healing.” ― Karen A Anderson

“Love is love,” I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. “Loss is loss.” ― Meg Donohue

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

“Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.”

“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

“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

“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.” ― Leo Dworken

“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?” ― Mark Twain

“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” ― Sigmund Freud

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

“All his sweet and shaggy life, always near me, never troubling me, and asking nothing.”― Pablo Neruda

“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.”

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

“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.” ― Ben Hur Lampman

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

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

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” ― Isaac Asimov

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” ― Jack Lemmon

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

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” ― Thom Jones

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― Winnie The Pooh

“One day we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” ― Pope Francis

“Everyone is taught that angels have wings, but the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws.”

“Some angels choose fur instead of wings.”

“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 gift the commonest.” ― Martin Luther

“You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That is not the final act of love. The final act of love is releasing them from your leash of grief so they can be free in the heaven on the other side of the Bridge.” ― Kate McGahan

“No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me.”

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

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

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

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

“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.” ― Pam Brown

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

“If love alone could have kept you here, you would’ve lived forever.”

“Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.”

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

“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. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” ― Dan Gemeinhart

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the Role Model for being alive.” ― Gilda Radner

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” ― Anatole France

“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

“Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.” ― Eugene O’Neill

“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

“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

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

"What greater gift than the love of a cat." - Charles Dickens

"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." - Amy Sedaris

"It's funny how…cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?" - Eleanor H. Porter

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"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

"Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith." - Eugene O'Neill

"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

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

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." - Jack Lemmon

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

"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." - John Grogan

"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." - Leo Dworken

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

"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?" - Mark Twain

"A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered."- Lacie Petitto

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." - Mark Twain

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

"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." - Pam Brown

"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 gift the commonest." - Martin Luther

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"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

"Time spent with a cat is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud

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

"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had." - Thom Jones

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Ted Geisel

"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." - Vicki Harrison

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie The Pooh

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

“He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me… whenever… wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have. He is just my dog.” – Gene Hill

“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

“Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.” – Eugene O’Neill

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you.. I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.” – Isla Paschal Richardson

“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

“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” – Ted Geisel

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

“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto

Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Jack Lemmon

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov

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

“It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.”

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” – Saint Francis of Assisi

“…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kabil Gibran

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

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

“No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me.”

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.” – Vicki Harrison

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

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

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France

“Heartbreak is life educating us.” – George Bernard Shaw

“With eye 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

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

“Animals are reliable; many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful, and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” – Alfred A. Montapert

“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.”

“All his sweet and shaggy life, always near me, never troubling me, and asking nothing.” – Pablo Neruda

“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto

“When we think of those companions who travelled 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.”

“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

“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.” – John Grogan

“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” – Jon Katz

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

“Heartbreak is life educating us.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“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.” – Pam Brown

“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.” – Amy Sedaris

“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.” – Vicki Harrison

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply, becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

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

“We should never underestimate the powerful draw of a bond with a being that loves us unconditionally, asking very little in return. Losing this comfort and source of joy can be incomprehensible.” – Linda Lipshutz

“Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.” – Tania

“I felt a grief that I had really not experienced before, even though I had lost relatives.” – John Grogan

“It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.”

“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kabil Gibran

“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.” – John Galsworthy

“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.

I've heard that when you see a butterfly, it's actually a loved one that's passed. The next time you go for a walk, don't be surprised if a butterfly flutters alongside you.

"Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday." ~Thornton Wilder

"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

"... what we have enjoyed, we can never lose ... all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." ~Helen Keller

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

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

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." ~Jack Lemmon

"A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered." ~Lacie Petitto

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. -Amy Sedaris

A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered. -Lacie Petitt

At first they need us, and then we need them.

Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected and love us more than we could have hoped… that’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.

A companion is gone but the memory lives on.

No longer by my side but forever in my heart.

No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.

Best friends come in all breeds.

They bring us love and happiness and comfort without end. It’s hard to face such sadness without your furry friend.

Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected and love us more than we could have hoped… that’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.

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. -John Galsworthy

A loyal companion and best friend. May their memories bring you comfort in this time of loss.

“Gradually…and with time…letting go of the pain of our loss, bit by bit, never means letting go of our love.” -Barbara Schulte

When you have been blessed by the companionship and loyalty of a horse… life’s most treasured gift has been bestowed upon you…

Once touched by the spirit of a horse, your soul remains forever enlightened.

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. -Sharon Ralls Lemon

The love of a horse knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Some things just fill your heart without trying. Sorry for the loss of your beloved horse.

A horse is a loyal companion and a best friend. May your memories of him/her bring you comfort in this time of loss.

When people say “its just a horse” they just don’t understand.

While time will fade these hoofprints… the ones left on your heart will never disappear.

Always remember that once a horse has touched your soul, they will always be with you.

Horses lend us the wings we lack.

Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space, there must be some sweet pastured space where creeks sing on and tall trees grow, Some paradise where horses go. For by the love that guides my pen, I know great horses live again. -Stanley Harrison

When people say “its just a cat” they just don’t understand.

The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.

No one can truly understand the bond that we form with our cats we love until they experience the loss of one.

To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.

One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running towards us and that day will be a good day.

If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it. To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and prospectively, to equally profound sadness.

Sometimes a very special cat enters our lives…their presence changes our hearts forever. And we can call ourselves blessed for having known them. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend.

The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.

When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

May memories of love, and friendship maintain and comfort you in the loss of your beloved cat.

Your favourite chair is empty now, where you would lie and sleep. But the memory of our happy times is mine to always keep.

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