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Pet Loss Quotes

Reading pet loss quotes could be a healthy way to comfort yourself while experiencing the excruciating pain of loosing your beloved pet.

Don’t expect everyone to understand how devastated you feel. Because most people won't. You’ll often hear them saying that "but it was just a dog".  

"JUST a dog???

Don’t get mad and don’t argue with them. But at the same time, don’t let ANYONE tell you how you should be feeling.

You have every right to feel sad, empty, lonely, afraid, shocked… It is only natural.

Express you pain and share it with people who can understand you. Putting your emotions into words is a great way to relieve yourself. Click on THIS INVITATION  and share your sorrow, using your real name or posting anonymously if you prefer.

This one is one of my favorite pet loss quotes

Pet Loss Quotes

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

Old men miss many dogs.

Steve Allen

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

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

Mark Twain

Grief is the price we pay for love

Queen Elizabeth II

R.I.P. Miss Molly

“I lost my best friend and companion Molly... My heart is so broken, this is so extremely hard as she was my shadow, always right next to me. Molly was the Best Lap Dog EVER!!! She is and will always be greatly missed. Always !!!”
                                                                             posted on our Facebook page by Carrie Donald


To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.

Erich Fromm

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

James Thurber

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 will not ever Heaven be, unless my dogs and cats are there to welcome me.

Author unknown

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

Will Rogers

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

Bob Barker

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Of all the grief quotes I've collected, this particular one reminds me of two very special dogs.

Epitaph on a dog's gravestone in Maryland, USA

Hachico  the Akita Inu from Japan that became a legend for the love, loyalty and unique bond with his master, 

and JUST NUISANCE from South Africa. The ONLY dog in history to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy! 

More Pet Loss Quotes

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve

Earl Grollman

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

Helen Keller

There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard.

Victoria Alexander

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

Old Chinese Proverb

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break

William Shakespeare

Walk a day in my shoes, feel the pain, loss, sadness and the heartache. Then I dare you to judge me!


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.


Grief is itself a medicine.

William Cowper

Time is a physician that heals every grief.


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

John Taylor

There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world...


For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned "Paradise." Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity.

Stanley Coren

Posted on our facebook page  by Sylvia Schaffler

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

For the soul of every living thing is in the hand of God.

Job 12:10

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

Ben Hur Lampman

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Did you feel any better after reading all these pet loss quotes?

If your heart aches for your lost pet and the tears still come way too easily... I do hope you consider this site a friendly place to share your pain...

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Pretty Boy  
My name is Brandy and I’d like to share my story about my precious dog, Pretty Boy with you. 1997 17 years ago my husband and I went to our local …

This Is For My Dex 
June 24, 2013 I adopted Dex back in 1996 from a shelter called "Dogs Trust" here in UK. I had gone looking for a younger dog, to be a playmate and …

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