100+ Beautiful Loss of Pet Quotes


There is nothing nicer that showing the person who has lost their pet that you really care. It is a difficult task to find the right wording. Here you will find some beautiful pet loss quotes and messages to write in a sympathy card, send as a text, to Facebook messenger, or within a phone call.

Loss Of Pet Sympathy Quotes

  • With Sympathy. So very sorry for the loss of your precious fur baby.


Loss Of Dog Quotes. Loss Of Cat Quotes. Pet Grief. Pet Sympathy Quotes And Pet Sympathy Poems


The loss of a pet can be devastating to say the least. To a large majority of us, pet loss is just as profound as losing a human family member. Losing a dog,  a cat or a horse is very painful and leaves us with an emptiness and a huge void in our hearts and daily lives. For many, a dog or cat may have be a sole long-time companion to a person. Our horses are not just horses they are our best friends. They are  are our Our pets become a part of our lives and our families. So upon their death we can find ourselves feeling truly traumatized by their passing. There are many heartfelt pet sympathy quotes and pet sympathy messages below to share with another grieving pet owner.

  • Sweet dreams to a beloved friend. Once loved, are never forgotten.

  • May you always walk with the spirit of your beloved pet by your side. May the memories keep your heart warm.

  • More than a pet. A companion. A confidante. A friend. With loving thoughts and healing wishes.

  • I will see you in Heaven. I promise.

  • Pets are a special part of the family. They will never be gone from our memory. The love that they gave us will always be in our hearts.

  • Those we love do not leave us. They walk beside us every day. Invisible and silent, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

  • It’s said the souls of those we love become part of our own souls forever.

Pet Sympathy Cards For Pets A Loyal Companion And Best Friend


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

  • No matter how or when we lose our best friends, their love lasts our lifetime.

  • Our time with our animal friends can be all too brief, but they are with us in our hearts forever.

  • Four little paws wore a path to our hearts, fetching much joy, friendship and love; until two Angel wings flew a spirit so sweet, to green meadows forever, above. But, oh, what special memories they leave behind. With Sympathy on the loss of your dear friend and companion.

  • Pets may leave your arms, but they never leave your heart.

  • 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.

  • Pets bring such joy into our lives and leave many happy memories in our hearts. So sorry to learn you have lost your beloved pet.

  • So sorry for the loss of your faithful friend. Thinking of you with sympathy on the loss of your faithful companion.

  • There is a special place in Heaven reserved for our pets. With Sympathy

Best Friends Live Forever In The Memories We Keep Pet Loss Grief


  • Best friends live forever in the memories we keep.

  • We don’t lose our pets, we lose constant companions who provide immeasurable comfort and joy.

  • I’m always watching over you because my love is never ending.

  • We may want them with us always, but they have a way of letting us know when it’s their time to go sleep with the angels.

  • They leave our homes, but never our hearts.

  • Saying goodbye to a faithful friend is difficult. With Sympathy.

  • No time on earth is long enough to share with the pets we love, or prepare our hearts to say goodbye.

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

  • With all of my heart I believe it is true that there is a Heaven for animals too.

  • You have lost a faithful companion but this message of sympathy comes with a wish that cherished memories of your beloved pet will bring you comfort.

  • We never forget the sweet faces we’ve loved, or their gift for making us smile.

  • When a pet crosses the Rainbow Bridge, life starts over a fresh and new. But something there is missing, they’re waiting there for you.

  • Perhaps the saddest loss of all is no longer being seen through such loving eyes.

  • It hurts to lose a little family friend. Only time will turn the memories from tears to smiles.

  • A pet’s love: never replaced, always remembered.

  • All creatures great and small, once loved, are never forgotten. With Sympathy

  • Heaven is a little brighter. I’m really sorry for your loss of your special friend.

  • Losing a cherished pet is losing a member of the family.

  • Unconditional love. How do you replace that? With our deepest sympathy

  • Letting your friend go was surely one of the hardest things you’ve ever done and one of the most loving things you’ll ever do. Sorry for the loss of your special friend.

  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. They may be out of sight but never out of mind. They’re in our hearts forever.

  • We’d like them to be with us forever and in our hearts, they are.

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

  • Only we know what a small price we pay for the love we have received from our pets. The sadness and loss, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.

  • A pet is family, a friend, a loving soul you will never forget.

  • Sometimes we’re required to do the selfless thing and break our own hearts so our beloved companions may go be at peace.

  • Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your beloved friend.


pet loss quotes about pet loss


  • If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together. Keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. – Winnie The Pooh

  • 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

  • Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions; They pass no criticisms. – George Eliot

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

  • 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 de-tangle them. – Pam Brown

  • 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

  • Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating. – O Henry

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • With sympathy on the loss of your pet. Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

  • 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 de-tangle 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

  • Whole years of joy glide unperceived away, while sorrow counts the minutes as they pass. – William Havard

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

  • 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


dog loss of dog quotes


  • Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied, Goodbye!

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

  • Dogs come into our lives, leave paw prints on our hearts, and we are forever changed.

  • In life, the best walks are always too brief. So sorry for your loss.

  • 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

  • Somewhere on the other side, our sweet companions play, certain that we’ll come for them on the appointed day. So having said our sad goodbyes, let healing thoughts begin, with memories to cherish until we meet again.

  • I will lend to you for awhile a puppy, God said, for you to love him while he lives and to mourn for him when he is gone. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe for two or three. But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

  • I talk to him when I’m lonesome like and I’m sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively and gently licks my hands. Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that! – W. Dayton Wedgefarth

  • Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. – Joe Gores

  • A loyal companion, a best friend and unconditional love: may these treasured memories bring you comfort in this time of loss.

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

  • Sometimes best friends walk on four legs.

  • The dogs in our lives, the dogs we come to love and who we fervently believe, love us in return, offer more than fidelity, consolation, and companionship. They offer comedy, irony, wit, and a wealth of anecdotes, the shaggy dog stories and stupid pet tricks that are commonplace pleasures of life. They offer, if we are wise enough or simple enough to take it, a model for what it means to give your heart with little thought of return. Both powerfully imaginary and comfortingly real, dogs act as mirrors for our own beliefs about what would constitute a truly humane society. Perhaps it is not too late for them to teach us some new tricks. – Marjorie Garber

  • For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. Roger Caras

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

  • Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. – Mordecai Siega

  • 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

  • I could discern clearly, even at that early age, the essential difference between people who are kind to dogs and people who really love them. – Frances P. Cobbe

  • When a beloved dog must leave us, it is only to sleep at God’s feet. With Deepest Sympathy.

  • Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs, so plainly as does a dog, when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master. – Charles Darwin

  • 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 Caras

  • I can’t think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog, completely exhausted after a hard day in the field, limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I’m sitting and puts her head in my lap, a paw over my knee and closes her eyes and goes back to sleep. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve that kind of friend. – Gene Hill

  • The dog’s most important job is still around. Like the legendary Cerberus, the dog still keeps many of us from the Hell of Loneliness. – Tara and Kathy Darling

  • I know well enough that there have been dogs so loving that they have thrown themselves into the same grave with the dead bodies of their masters; others have stayed upon their masters’ graves without stirring a moment from them, and have voluntarily starved themselves to death, refusing to touch the food that was brought them. – Miguel de Cervantes

  • Dogs are miracles with paws. – Susan Arial Rainbow Kennedy

  • To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though in as much 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

  • 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

Dogs Already Know How To Live Dog Loss Quote


  • Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life and love others, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his Heaven not man’s. – Mark Twain

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

  • 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 laugh, but they laugh with their tails. – Max Eastman

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • What we have once 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has. – Will Rogers

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs – loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love – can be elusive to humans. – John Grogan

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

  • 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

  • A dog has the soul of a philosopher. – Plato

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

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

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

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

  • Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the memory of Botswain, a dog. – Lord Byron

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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


When a beloved cat has passed away.

Loss Of Cat-Quotes About Cat Loss Quotes


  • Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.

  • Cats go to Heaven too. In loving memory of my dear companion.

  • Cats have it all. Admiration, an endless sleep and company only when they want it. – Rod McKuen

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it. – Mason Cooley

  • Cats come into our lives and leave paw prints on our hearts.

  • A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. – Ernest Hemingway

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

  • In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett

  • I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days. – Bill Dana

I Think Of You Every Day And I Still Miss You Grief Quotes Pet Loss


  • I think of you every day and I still miss you.

  • Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms. – Lloyd Alexander

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

  • A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. – Earnest Hemingway

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

  • As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the humankind. – Cleveland Amory

  • They never leave our memories the cats who’ve shared our lives. In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives. Old habits still make us think we hear a meow at the door. Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor. Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be. And sometimes coming home at night we miss them terribly. Although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill. That one place in our hearts belongs, to them and always will.

  • It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal, one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly. – Theophile Gautier

  • The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. – William S. Burroughs

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

  • Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. – W. L. George

  • I will always remember the tabby who taught me that not all relationships are meant to last forever. Sometimes, just an hour is enough to touch your heart. – Barbara L. Diamond

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  • With Sympathy. So very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious fur baby.

  • I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine

  • Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! – Theophile Gautier


Grief Card Horses Go To Heaven Too I Will See You In Heaven


  • Horses go to Heaven too. I will see you in again. I promise.

  • Don’t cry for the horses, that life has set free, a million white horses, forever to be. Don’t cry for the horses, now in God’s hands, as they dance and they prance, to a Heavenly band. They were ours to borrow, but never to keep, as they close their eyes, forever to sleep. Spirits unbound, on silver wings they fly, a million white horses, against the blue sky. Look up into Heaven, you’ll see them above, the horses we lost, the horses we loved. Manes and tails flowing, they gallop through time, they were never yours, they were never mine. Don’t cry for the horses, they will be back someday, when our time comes, they will show us the way. Do you hear that soft nicker, close to your ear? Don’t cry for the horses, love the ones that are here. -Brenda Riley-Seymore

  • Horses leave hoof prints on our hearts.

  • No Heaven can Heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me.

  • To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you, that is the greatest and purest love. – Cynthia Garrett

  • The only place to bury a horse is in the heart of his master.

  • Somewhere, somewhere in time’s own space, there must be some sweet pastured place. 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 we think of those companions who traveled by our side down life’s road, let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us.

  • Horses lend us the wings we lack. – Pam Brown

  • The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back. – Amber Senti

  • If i have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain horses i know will go to Heaven, and very very few people.

  • I miss my horse. I miss the smell of his mane. I miss the sound of his breathing in my ear. I miss the feeling of the wind in my back.

  • To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal, to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it and when the time comes to let it go. –  Mary Oliver

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

  • The way to Heaven is on horseback.

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

  • 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 de-tangle them. – Pam Brown

  • Thunder is the sound of hoof beats in Heaven.

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