52 Loss of Pet Quotes to Help your Pet Rest Peacefully

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Pets are considered members of the family, which makes losing them really devastating. Losing a pet is not easy; it makes pet owners mourn. Pets’ lives are temporary, but the pet owner’s love for them is not.

Others may think that because pets were only animals, pet owners should not feel heartbroken when they go. Life will not always be the same without their pets, and the pain will ever hurt as much as losing someone you love.

Words cannot make the broken heart fade away, but words can be comforting, especially when it comes to losing our pets. We have collected inspirational quotes about the loss of pets to help pet owners find comfort and to help their pets rest peacefully in their own place of heaven.

5Inspirational Loss of Pet Quotes

Losing a pet is tough to handle when it comes to the pet owner’s emotion. Below are some of the inspirational quotes about losing a pet.

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

2. “People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”- Ashly Lorenzana

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

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

5. “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so much; it isn’t Heaven here without you.” – Isla Paschal Richardson

6. “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

7. “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

8. “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

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

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

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

12. “I will lend to you for a while 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 willyou, till I call him back, take care of him for me?” – Lend Me A Pup

13. “Your relationship with your pet is unique and special. The bond that’s shared is unlike any relationship that you have in your life. Pets have a way of cementing their place in your with each purr, each bark, and each slobber.” –Unknown

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

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

16. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets

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

18. “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

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

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

21. “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 of us who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.” – Hermione Gingold

22. “It came to me that every time I lose a dog; they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be a dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” – Unknown

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

24. “There is no pain as great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

25. “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

26. “Don’t ever apologize or feel silly about crying over a dog. When you lose your best friend, you have every right to feel sad about it.” – Unknown

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

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

29. “The loss of a pet can create a grief response comparable to the grief experienced by the loss of a family member; a grief that is frequently misunderstood.” – Thelma Duffey

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

31. “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

32. “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

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

34. “They say, time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – Cassandra Clare

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

36. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From an Irish Headstone

37. What works to deal with loss for one person may or may not work for you, but please don’t ever feel that you’re grieving too much for a pet. Many of us have felt that way, and it’s important to realize you are not alone.” – Jen Gabbard

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

39. “Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts.” – Unknown

40. “Remember that grief is a moment-to-moment process. It can be too hard to ask for even a day at a time, as a day can seem endless when we in the midst of our grief. Remember that in this moment and with every emotion our body is processing through its grief. It can be very hard to take care of ourselves during our experience in pet loss, even painful, but it’s important to try.” – Adam Clark

41. “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

42. “There is 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

43. “An animal acquired during a happy time in a relationship or memorable life transition can become symbolic of those moments. It may feel as if they have taken those memories with them when they die, that our connection to those events is now lost. The bereft person may feel that life will never be good again.” – Pet Loss Help

44. “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

45. “Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you’ve already taken the first step toward coping with pet loss: knowing that it is okay to grieve when your pet dies.” – Human Society, “Coping with the Death of Your Pet”

46. “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, from his Dalmatian, Blemie’s, last will and testament

47. “Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel, and don’t tell yourself how to feel either. Your grief is your own, and no one else can tell you when it’s time to ‘move on’ or ‘get over it.’ Let yourself feel whatever you feel without embarrassment or judgment. It’s okay to be angry, to cry or not to cry. It’s also okay to laugh, to find moments of joy and to let go when you’re ready.” – Help Guide: Trusted Guide to Mental Health, “Coping with Losing a Pet”

48. “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

49. “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” – Unknown

50. “Don’t let anyone tell you she was just a dog. She was a wonderful part of your life that you had to let go. You don’t just get over that.” –Unknown

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

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


I hope that the above list of loss of pet quotes can help pet owners express their sadness and longing for their pets. Also, through these quotes, pets will live peacefully upon knowing that their pet owners are there to love and stay by their side. These quotes will do you honor and remember your beloved pet always.