ᐅ169+ Pet Loss Quotes and Words of Comfort

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

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? - Sir Walter Scott

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. - By Gene Hill

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

The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of its master.

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

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

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

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

No one can truly understand why dogs are called “man’s best friend” until they have experienced the loss of one.

The worst thing about losing your dog is not having someone there to lick your tears away.

Dogs are small rays of light caught on Earth for a short time to brighten our days.

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman

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

“Dogs and angels are not very far apart.” – Charles Bukowski

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.”

“We never really own a dog as much as he owns us.” – Gene Hill

“A dog…is a bond between strangers.” – John Steinbeck

“You do not own a dog. You have a dog. And the dog has you.” – Chelsea Handler

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

“Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.” – Gilda Radner

“You don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.” – Joe Garagiola

“Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koonz

“There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” – Dick Dale

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

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

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

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens

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

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” – Jean Cocteau

“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat.” – Leo Dworkin

“There are no ordinary cats.” – Colette

“Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you.” – J. Wesley Porter

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

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – Martin Buber

“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot

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

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

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

“When we adopt … any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason — they bring so much joy and optimism and happiness.” – Bruce Cameron

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” – Charles Dickens

“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

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

“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 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

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

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

“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

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

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

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

“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 wholes.” – Roger Caras

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“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

“Dogs are angels on a mission. They come to help us through a certain tough period in life, and when they think their mission’s done, they leave us and let us stand on our own feet. So don’t let your angel down. Carry on with your life to the fullest. Make your angel proud.” – Hazel

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

“Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.” – Author Unknown

“The pain passes, but the beauty remain.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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 you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man.” - St. Francis of Assisi

“It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of something else.” - Moses Maimonides

“The eternal being...as it lives in us, also lives in every animal.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

“He that wrongs any Creature sins against God, the Creator.” - Benjamin Whichcote

“The charm which Henry T. uses for bird and frog and mink, is patience. They will not come to him, or show him aright, until he becomes a log among logs, sitting still for hours in the same place; then they come around him and to him, and show themselves at home.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” -Winston Churchill

“The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” -Arabian Proverb

“I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse.” - John Galsworthy

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.” - Pam Brown

“No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me.”

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” - Elizabeth Taylor

“A man is forbidden to eat anything until he has fed his beast.”

“Horsepower was wonderful when only horses had it.”

“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d” - Walt Whitman

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” - George Orwell

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.” -Cecil Francis Alexander

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

“Sorrow makes us all children again—destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart.” - John Adams

“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulette I could have worn.” - Henry David Thoreau

When you own a bird, happiness is all around you.”

“It’s no coincidence that birds and angels have wings.”

“O what pain it is to part!” - John Gay

“If I should meet thee, after long years, how should I greet thee? With silence and tears.” - Lord Byron

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Khalil Gibran

“No one who has ever had a dog or cat can doubt the animal capacity for happiness... Like uninhabited human happiness, the pleasure is contagious, and pets serve as a conduit to joyful feelings.” - Jeffrey Masson

“The mind of a cat is an inscrutable mystery, beyond human reach, the least human of all creatures and, at the same time, as any cat-owner would attest, the most intelligent.” - Lewis Thomas

“If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.” - Doris Lessing

“Animals are such agreeable friends–they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” - George Eliot

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” - Ellen Perry Berkeley

“The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.” - Rudyard Kipling

“When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.” - Michel De Montaigne

“A dog is a man’s best friend.”

“Love me, love my dog.”

“At night, when all was quiet about the campfire, (Stickeen) would come to me and rest his head on my knee with a look of devotion as if I were his god.” - John Muir

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

“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

“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” - Konrad Lorenz

“I’d be a dog, a monkey, or a bear, or anything but that vain animal, who is so proud of being rational.” - John Wilmou

“The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.”

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

“My experience with the dogs in my life convince me that...the dog truly loves us... beyond measure, beyond what we deserve, more indeed than we love ourselves.” - Jeffrey Masson

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

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

And tonight I’ll fall asleep with you in my heart.

I keep myself busy with the things I do, but every time I pause, I still think of you.

You have no idea the amount of happiness you brought into my life.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever..

You smiled with your eyes, laughed with your tail, and loved with your heart.

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new! ”Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.

The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling[a together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

So this is where we part, My Friend, and you’ll run on, around the bend, gone from sight, but not from mind, new pleasures there you’ll surely find. I will go on, I’ll find the strength, life measures quality, not its length. One long embrace before you leave, share one last look, before I grieve. There are others, that much is true, but they be they, and they aren’t you. And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought, will remember well all you’ve taught. Your place I’ll hold, you will be missed, the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed. And as you journey to your final rest, take with you this… I loved you best. – Jim Willis

There’s something missing in my home, I feel it day and night, I know it will take time and strength before things feel quite right. But just for now, I need to mourn, My heart… it needs to mend. Though some may say, “It’s just a pet,” I know I’ve lost a friend. You’ve brought such laughter to my home, and richness to my days. A constant friend through joy or loss with gentle, loving ways. Companion, friend, and confidante, A friend I won’t forget. You’ll live forever in my heart, My sweet, forever pet. – Susanne Taylor

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

Missing your unconditional love and playful paws, We are now apart. You’re gone from our lives, But never from our heart.

A silent thought, a secret tear, Keeps his memory ever dear. Time eases the edge of grief, Memory turns back every leaf.

Memory is a lovely lane, Where hearts are ever true, A lane I so often travel down, Because it leads to you.

You are not forgotten, loved one Nor will you ever be As long as life and memory last We will remember thee.

“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.”

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” – Jean Cocteau

“Sometimes we aren’t meant to get over someone, and we go on living a little bit emptier.” – Leo Christopher

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

“Kittens are angels with whiskers.” – Alexis Flora Hope

“A meow is a massage to the heart.” – Stuart McMillan

“There are no ordinary cats.” – Colette

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

“A dog wags his tail with his heart.” – Martin Buxbaum

“Dogs are always good and full of selfless love. They are undiluted vessels of joy who never, ever deserve anything bad that happens to them.” – Steven Rowley

“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

“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 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

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

“Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koonz

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.” – Dean Koontz

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

“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

“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

“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

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return.

We know you’d be with us today If heaven wasn’t so far away.

You still live on in the hearts and minds Of the loving family you left behind.

There is a link death cannot sever Love and remembrance last forever.

Though absent you are very near Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

A silent thought, a secret tear Keeps your memory ever dear.

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

When words are most empty, tears are most apt.- Max Lucado

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.- Dr. Seuss

Grief is the price we pay for love.- Queen Elizabeth II

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.- Irving Berlin

You have left paw prints on our hearts that will last a lifetime.

You left your paw prints on my heart.

No longer by my side but forever in my heart.

No matter how bad my day was you always made me smile.

My heart will always wear the paw prints left by you.

You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.

Your wings were ready but my heart was not.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Because someone we loved is in heaven, there’s a little bit of heaven in our home.

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. ― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Farewell is hard but it’s not forever. When the right time comes, you will reunite with your pet. They will greet you with a wagging tail and exciting energy just like they greeted you the first time.

The beauty of your bond with your pet is that there are no expectations, no pretending, and no resentments. It’s the purest kind of bond. The kind that never fades away.

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. ― Erica Jong

The spirit of your sweet pet is still here. Their warmth still emanates from everything they touched and everywhere they went. The chair they curled up in. The bedside they sneaked in. The backyard they played in. They’re in every corner of your home. Unseen. But always there.

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

The unbreakable bond and unspeakable love between you and your pet will live on forever.

May the sorrow in your heart gets replaced with the warmth that your dear pet always extended to you.

Picture this ― Lush green grounds the size of a billion backyards. An all-you-eat buffet of treats. Piles of entertaining toys. And a sea of other furry friends to play with the whole day. That’s where your dog is.

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

Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. ― Richard Bach

Don’t give in to the sorrow you feel right now. Because the funny little munchkin your cat was would have never wanted to see you sad. Smile for she has bequeathed to you all the love and warm memories.

Your little zen master is now brightening up her surrounding somewhere else. But no amount of distance can erase the way it once brightened up your life.

Your cat just entered heaven through the kitty door turning it into paradise. And there she will patiently wait to be with you forever.

Your cat’s memories are the treasure that no one can steal from you.

May the love you felt when you first looked at those little whiskers and tiny paws survive and strengthen you in this time of sorrow. Don’t forget that you cat is waiting on the other side of the rainbow bridge for your hearts to be connected again.

Your sweet fur baby’s larger-than-life personality still echoes through the stories of their surprise cuddles, bug chases, and the love they filled your home with.

Those tiny toe beans have left lasting prints on your heart and the lives of everyone around. May you find peace in the memories and the ligering gentle pur of your departed cat.

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

A cat lost is irreplaceable but the sweet memories it left behind can never be forgotten.

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

Your dog’s tail-wagging, face-licking, butterfly-chasing, happy-bouncing personality is still alive somewhere. They’re still being their quirky self with angels providing them their favorite treats.

Losing your best little friend teaches you patience, strength, and rebuilding yourself.

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

You may have lost your dog but you’d never lose the friendship you had with them.

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

Through the memories, your little buddy will always find a way to spark joy in your heart and brighten up the dark days even after they’ve flown away to heaven.

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

Your beloved pet has not stopped existing. They’ve only moved on to a new place where there is no such thing as sadness, pain, and nightmares.

You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you’ve never known. ― Michael P. Naughton

I have never met a pet that didn’t radiate warm energy. We can celebrate our pet’s life even after they’ve moved on by radiating the same energy everywhere we go.

Your dog will live on in the kindness, warmth, and selfless love you pay forward.

Pets awaken a part of our soul that wouldn’t have seen light otherwise. Keep it burning in the honor of your little companion. You never know who might benefit from it.

We realize the worth of something only after we’ve lost it. Don’t let that happen to anyone in your life. Celebrate your pets, your family, your friends while you still can.

The most meaningful way to remember your dog is by donating your time to an animal shelter. Sponsor a pet or volunteer to care for the animals that need some love.

The energy that your pet brings into your home is the energy this world needs. Unfiltered, unblemished, unwavering love. Be the source of that energy to honor the life of your pet.

Our pets teach us to preserve and nurture. To forgive and sympathize. To cherish little things and love without expectations. Carrying on all these qualities is celebrating your pet’s life.

The legacy of your pet is kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Pass that on to the people in your life. Be the love your pet gave you.

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

Your pet may have gone quietly but the celebration of their life should echo in the world. Hold a memorial, get their photos framed for everyone to see, rescue a soul in need, or plant a tree that’d spread love just like your pet did.

The sadness you feel today means that you were loved yesterday. Remember your pet, share their stories with your family, and talk about them as if they were beside you.

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

Your grief is real but so was the unlimited love and unbreakable bond you had with your pet. May you find comfort in knowing that you’ll reconnect with them again for an eternity.

Our beloved pets never go away. They walk beside us every day. They watch over us every night and accompany us every moment. Unseen and unheard but always so loved, so cherished, and so missed.

Replace the grief with gratitude. Gratitude for the love, loyalty, affection, and all the smiles your pet gave you.

Some people leave this world without the gift of unconditional love and unwavering trust that a pet gives. You are so lucky to be blessed with that. Smile because that love will never be forgotten.

Grief is the flip side of love. Your sadness stemming from the absence of your furry friend is also a reminder that you experienced unconditional love. Cherish that. Carry the memories in your heart. You will relive them all again one day.

When you bring a pet into your life, you know that you’ve already signed an invisible deal with grief. But you still go ahead and let them make a home in your heart. Because love is bigger than grief. Love never dies. It lives on and on.

Let the fond memories ease the pain. Look at your pet’s photos and reminisce those magical moments. Think about how happy they were and know they lived surrounded with love.

Grief is an emotional rollercoaster. You will have your ups and downs and moments of terror and brief moments of peace. You can only go as fast as the ride will take you. Just remember: It will end and you will be okay. ― Kate McGahan

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

Your pain of losing your furry friends is immense but the pain his feeble body was suffering from was immeasurable. Now there’s no more suffering but only happiness until the end of time.

The gates of the Dog Heaven opened for the goodest boy today. The angels welcomed with open arms and all the other dogs wagged their tails with the excitement of having a new friend. Your fur baby is happy, healthy, and having the best time.

God turns clouds inside out to make fluffy beds for the dogs in Dog Heaven, and when they are tired from running and barking and eating ham-sandwich biscuits, the dogs find a cloud bed for sleeping. God watches over each one of them. And there are no bad dreams. — Cynthia Rylant

Don’t cry because your pet has left your side. Smile because now they’re no longer in pain. Their frail body is young again. They play all day and sleep at night dreaming about reuniting with you one day.

“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

You made your pet’s life feel like heaven but now they’re in the real heaven cherishing every moment they spent with you.

There are meadows and valleys of lush green grass at the other end of the rainbow bridge. Your beloved pet is fed, loved, and happy.

Your pet may have gone up to heaven, but their love will stay with you forever. All the memories of cuddling with you, running alongside you, and playing with you every so innocently are carved in their heart as well. Know that they are smiling at their favorite human from up there and waiting for you to smile back.

Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you. ― Oliver Gaspirtz

Behind his house, my father’s dogs sleep in kennels, beautiful, he built just for them. They do not bark. Do they know he is dead? They wag their tails & head. They beg & are fed. Their grief is colossal & forgetful. Each day they wake seeking his voice, their names. By dusk they seem to unremember everything— to them even hunger is a game. For that, I envy. For that, I cannot bear to watch them pacing their cage. I try to remember they love best confined space to feel safe. Each day a saint comes by to feed the pair & I draw closer the shades. I’ve begun to think of them as my father’s other sons, as kin. Brothers-in-paw. My eyes each day thaw. One day the water cuts off. Then back on. They are outside dogs— which is to say, healthy & victorious, purposeful & one giant muscle like the heart. Dad taught them not to bark, to point out their prey. To stay. Were they there that day? They call me like witnesses & will not say. I ask for their care & their carelessness— wish of them forgiveness. I must give them away. I must find for them homes, sleep restless in his. All night I expect they pace as I do, each dog like an eye roaming with the dead beneath an unlocked lid.

Into the gravity of my life, the serious ceremonies of polish and paper and pen, has come this manic animal whose innocent disruptions make nonsense of my old simplicities- as if I needed him to prove again that after all the careful planning, anything can happen.

A little Dog that wags his tail And knows no other joy Of such a little Dog am I Reminded by a Boy Who gambols all the living Day Without an earthly cause Because he is a little Boy I honestly suppose – The Cat that in the Corner dwells Her martial Day forgot The Mouse but a Tradition now Of her desireless Lot Another class remind me Who neither please nor play But not to make a ‘bit of noise’ Beseech each little Boy

"My heart is grieving for your absence. You were always there by my side, a loyal companion in both good times and bad. Now you are gone and the emptiness is unbearable."

"The love between a pet owner and their animal companion is truly special and unique."

"Pets are a part of our families and their loss is felt just as deeply."

"There are no words that can ease the pain of losing a beloved pet, but knowing that others understand your grief can help."

The grief of losing a pet can be overwhelming. Allow yourself time to grieve and heal, and know that your love for your pet will never die."

"Pets are such special creatures, giving us so much love and joy. They leave paw prints on our hearts that we will never forget."

"To lose a beloved pet is one of the hardest things we have to go through in life. The pain and grief can be overwhelming, but know that you are not alone."

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – Martin Buber

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

“There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” – Dick Dale

"Losing a pet is like losing a piece of your heart."

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

"The bond between man and dog is as old as the human race itself."

"There are no words that can describe the loss of a beloved pet. The pain is deep and lasting, but so is the love we have for them."

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

"The loss of a pet is never easy. It's a pain that we all go through at some point in our lives. But remember, the love you shared with your pet will always be remembered."

"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them." - James O'Barr

"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." - Emily Dickinson

"Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone." - Mitch Albom

"I know for certain that we never lose people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." - Leo Buscaglia

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

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

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

"The strongest have their moments of fatigue." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."

"Dogs don't know about beginnings, and they don't speculate on matters that occurred before their time. Dogs also don't know or at least don't accept the concept of death. With no concept of beginnings or endings, dogs probably don't know that for people having a dog as a life companion provides a streak of light between two eternities of darkness." - Stanley Coren

"Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good." - Ovid

"Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow limbs too weak to bear it." - Victor Hugo

"The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind." - Washington Irving

"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." - Marcel Proust

"Our trials, our sorrows, and our grief develop us." - Orison Swett Marden

"Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart." - John Adams

"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

"We only part to meet again." - John Gay

"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends." - Richard Bach

"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

"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 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

"I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa

"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil." - John Taylor