58+ Best Pet Loss Quotes: Exclusive Selection

We know how much pets mean to most people. People love their pets and consider them members of their family. Inspirational pet loss quotes will provide a bit of comfort and help you about dealing with grief.

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Famous Pet Loss Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no death. Only a change of worlds._ – Chief Seattle

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

I was a dog in a past life. Really. I’ll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him. – William H. Macy

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

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

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

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey – Kenji Miyazawa

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

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

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break – William Shakespeare

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 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

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. – John Grogan

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

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

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

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

Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth. – St. 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

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

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

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

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

Agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Elliot

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

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

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life. – Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find To equal among human kind A dog’s fidelity! – Thomas Hardy

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

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

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

Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart. – enry Ward Beecher

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