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Pet Loss Quotes


Pet loss quotes

At some point in our lives each one of us must deal with the difficult subject of the loss of a pet.  This is a really hard time for many people.  It’s natural and good to grieve the loss of a pet.  After all they have shared so much with us for so long that they become a part of the family.  This bond and my way of grieving is why Pet Loss Quotes was created.

There are 5 stages to emotionally coping with death.  The stages are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression & finally Acceptance.  They are popularly known by the acronym DABDA.  I’m not going to go into details on all of them, but I do want to focus on Depression and Acceptance.  With the right words, both of these stages can be helpful in dealing with pet loss.  Quotes have always helped me.  They give me the words that I need to hear and comfort me.

  1. Depression — “I’m so sad, why bother with anything?”; “I miss my loved one, why go on?”

During the fourth stage (depression), the person begins to understand the certainty of death.  Because of this, the individual may become silent, refuse visitors and spend much of the time crying and grieving.  This process allows the person to disconnect from things of love and affection.  It is not recommended to attempt to cheer up an individual who is in this stage.  It is an important time for grieving that must be processed.  Depression could be referred to as the dress rehearsal for the ‘aftermath’.  It is a kind of acceptance with emotional attachment.  It’s natural to feel sadness, regret, fear, and uncertainty when going through this stage.  Feeling those emotions shows that the person has begun to accept the situation.

The best thing to do when a person is in this stage is to simply let them know that you are there for them and that you care for them.  Don’t try to cheer them up, but let them know that you are there for them during these difficult and trying times.  When dealing with depression pet loss quotes can provide those words that most people find difficult to write themselves.

  1. Acceptance — “It’s going to be okay.”; “I can’t fight it, I may as well deal with it.”

In this last stage, individuals begin to come to terms with mortality, or that of a loved one, or other tragic event.  This stage varies according to the person’s situation; each person must pass through his or her own individual stages of dealing with the grief.

 In this Acceptance stage pet loss quotes can make us or others feel better.  It shows us that we aren’t alone and that others have faced similar situations before us.  Most importantly pet loss quotes help us grieve the loss of our pet.

You’ll never be able to replace your pet, but you can remember them and find comfort in these pet loss quotes.

One way to help cope with the grief is to read and be comforted by what others have said on the topic.  I have put these pet loss quotes together to help anyone looking for pet loss quotes to help ease the pain of these difficult times.

The pet loss quotes below will change and update every time the page is refreshed, so if you don’t see something that says exactly what you want, refresh the page for a new set of quotes.

Pet Loss Quotes

Death is Not the End. Death is not the end. Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide … Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life Our soul thinks of Immortality. — Sri Chinmoy

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

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

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

A friend is what the heart needs all the time. — Henry Van Dyke

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? — Kahlil Gibran

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

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. — Immanual Kant

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 bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. — John Berry

I came across a photograph of him not long ago… his black face, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, his tail straight and pointing, his eyes flashing in some momentary excitement. Looking at a faded photograph taken more than forty years before, even as a grown man, I would admit I still missed him. — Willie Morris

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have. — Thom Jones

I have a dog and sometimes I’ll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I’d bawl like a baby. — Aaron Eckhart

Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. — Helen Hayes

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

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 bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. — Chinese proverb

Friendship is a single soul in two bodies. — Aristotle

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

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

Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart. — Henry Ward Beecher

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. — Albert Einstein

It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque. The lives of animals are woven into our very being – closer than our own breathing – and our soul will suffer when they are gone. — Gary Kowalski

Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality. — Emily Dickinson

We had a dog, Apples. He was 13 years old, toothless, blind and had the worst breath this side of Jabba the Hut. But he was the sweetest dog, and I cried and cried when he died. — Marlee Matlin

Pet Loss Quotes

These pet loss quotes are here to help anyone who needs it.  These are difficult times and I believe in paying it forward any way I can.  For additional quotes, please see…

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Comments (13)
  1. I discovered this site after losing my best friend Spot. A great and faithful dog! I was looking for something that would raise my spirits when I found this site. There are some intriguing points and some great quotes in this write-up.

    Please keep up the good work.


  2. I came back from a long journey not to be greeted by our family dog – but a silence that I could not understand and my son said Baki died while you were away – I will explain the details later – Let’s get inside the house first. I still feel the loss and will always do for he was a very loving dog to all of us who belonged to that home.

    • My sympathies and heartfelt condolences on your loss. The void that is left is difficult to deal with, time and fond memories of good times are the best thing to fill it with.

  3. I found your site while searching for anything that would help my sister after she lost her beloved dog, Kitt, after 14 years of amazing companionship. I’m putting together a collage of photos and quotes that I hope will help ease her pain and grief. Thanks to you, I have more soothing words and quotes for her.

    People who create sites like this must have incredibly loving hearts.

    Best wishes to you and many thanks!

    • I’m sorry for your sister’s lost. I have suffered the loss of two dogs that I was really attached to, one of 8 years and one of 15.

      Your actions and kindness are what really matters and will let your sister know that you are there for her. I’m sure the collage will really be appreciated and cherished.

      Thank you so much for the kind words and I wish you the best during these trying times.

  4. I came to this site searching for a quote for my tattoo and this site has helped a lot.
    I lost a dog a while back and he was only 3 years old. It still breaks my heart when I think about him because I found him drowned in our pool. He feel in and couldn’t get out. He died way too young, he was the best basset hound anyone could meet. He loved to meet people and enjoyed swimming and being outside. You’re always in my heart Herman <3 !!!!

  5. Hello everyone,

    I searching for pet loss quotes, because Friday I have to put my beloved Tobby down he’s really sick and it would be selfish if I keep him around, it’s just so heartbreaking to put him down, he’s still young (one year and 4 months) I feel we still have soo much to live with him and so many memories to make and no time to do it!! I’m miserable I can’t stop crying it breaks my Heart when I walk him to know its the last late walks I’m gonna have with him, knowing that when I get home I won’t have him jumping around,kissing my face! I won’t have my cuddling buddy anymore!! ALWAYS ON MY MIND FOREVER IN MY HEART!! I love you tobs!! You Are the best dog ever!!! I couldn’t ask for a better best friend!! Thak you for rescuing me!!

  6. It hurts so much. I lost my dog Sister tonight. I was with her when she was put down. I carried my Roseary with me when she was put down. I told her to wait for me at the gates of heaven when I get there. I told her you are the first i want to see before anyone else. I’m so sad and crying. I miss you so much Sister and its only been 2 hours.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to say goodbye, especially to such a dear friend and companion. Just know that she’ll be waiting for you at the gates of Heaven.

  7. today I lost my best friend, my baby, my everything. is definitely painful to me because he was the only one to make me keep going fighting in life. Now that his gone I don’t know what I will do. The sad part is that I kiss him before I went to work but I didn’t got to tell him good bye I found him death in his bed. :-(…

  8. I lost my sweet Tinker 6 days ago and these quotes seem to be the best thing to help me get through. I got her when I was 12 and almost 14 years later, she has been the greatest blessing in my life. If only love could bring her back. She has been my best friend more than half my life… she passed naturally and peacefully in my arms, which, I believe, was her final, greatest gift she could have ever given me. ♡

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