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600 Inspirational Quotes About Losing A Dog (2023)

1. “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.


2. “I wish I had the right words, just know I care.”


3. “A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.”- Lacie Petitt


4. “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.”


5. “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


6. “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, columnist for Field and Stream


7. “To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.” Milan Kundera


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


9. “Heartbreak is life educating us.”


10. “Dogs don’t know about beginnings, and they don’t speculate on matters that occurred before their time. Dogs also don’t know or at least don’t accept the concept of death. With no concept of beginnings or endings, dogs probably don’t know that for people having a dog as a life companion provides a streak of light between two eternities of darkness.”- Stanley Coren


11. “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.”


12. “I won’t forget you. We’ll meet again, in heaven”


13. “Honor your grief and the pain you feel when you lose a beloved pet. It is the first step toward healing.” ― Karen A Anderson


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


15. “Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a cat was. I replied: ’the goodbye’.” Unknown


16. “The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.” ― Ben Hur Lampman


17. “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?”


18. “No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” ― Leo Dworken


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


20. “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


21. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply, becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller


22. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.”


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


24. “My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dog's eyes." Unknown


25. “I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.”


26. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.”


27. “Pets are not just animals, they are gifts to us that bring love and joy to our lives.” ― Bob Barker


28. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." Louis Sabin


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


30. “We go through the same stages of grief when we lose a pet, and humans often have the same unfinished business with pets as humans, feeling that ‘I could have done more…I was not prepared to lose my best friend.’”


31. “When we think of those companions who travelled 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.” – Unknown


32. “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


33. “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson


34. “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


35. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ”


36. “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


37. “No time on earth is long enough to share with the animals we love, or prepare our hearts to say goodbye.” Unknown


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


39. “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.”


40. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” ― Agnes Sligh Turnbull


41. “Some angels choose fur instead of wings.”


42. “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


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


44. “No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories.”


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


46. “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. ”


47. “Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.” – Rita Mae Brown


48. “There should be a bowl by the pump” said the man.


49. “Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” — Dean Koontz


50. “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but, ‘Can they suffer?’ — Jeremy Bentham


51. “Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” – Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)


52. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi


53. “Some angels choose fur instead of wings.” ― Unknown


54. “I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there in Heaven, I believe he’ll be there”. –Rev. Billy Graham


55. “If love alone could have kept you here, you would’ve lived forever.” ― Unknown


56. “Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?”


57. “His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


58. “Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.”- Anon


59. “Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz


60. “No one can truly understand the bond that we form with our cats we love until they experience the loss of one.” Unknown


61. “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.”


62. “One day we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” ― Pope Francis


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


64. “A companion is gone but the memory lives on.”


65. “Our beloved pets teach us more than we could ever have expected, and they love us more than we could have hoped.” ― Unknown


66. “Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.”


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


68. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones


69. “What do you call this place?” the traveler asked.


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


71. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”- Author Unknown


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


73. “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


74. “Old men miss many dogs.”


75. “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.


76. “I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope the pain in your heart will be eased by the beautiful memories you shared with [pet’s name].”


77. “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


78. “Nope, I can see how you might think so, but we’re just happy


79. “Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.” –


80. “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


81. “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.


82. “We should never underestimate the powerful draw of a bond with a being that loves us unconditionally, asking very little in return. Losing this comfort and source of joy can be incomprehensible.” – Linda Lipshutz


83. “You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That is not the final act of love. The final act of love is releasing them from your leash of grief so they can be free in the heaven on the other side of the Bridge.” ― Kate McGahan, JACK McAFGHAN: Reflections on Life with my Master


84. “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


85. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” – Alphonse de Lamartine


86. “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


87. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnus Sligh Turnbull, author


88. “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


89. “Grief makes one hour ten.” — Shakespeare


90. “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” – Alyson Noel


91. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ― Andy Rooney


92. “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


93. “Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz, author, honorary board member, and benefactor of Canine Companions


94. “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.


95. “Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.” – Tania


96. “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


97. “Heaven, or the Other Side is all around us. It is not in some far away place. Your loved ones are just a thought away.” — Karen A. Anderson, “The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side”


98. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”


99. “Well, that’s confusing,” the traveler said. “The man down the


100. Although my tail its last has waved, from pain and suffering I have been saved. Don’t grieve that it must be you who has to decide this thing to do; We’ve been so close―we two―these years. Don’t let your heart hold any tears.” ― Unknown


101. “I’m sorry to hear about your furry friend. I know how special he/she was to you.”


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


103. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened.”


104. “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kabil Gibran


105. “Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love


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


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


108. “I miss him. I miss him every morning, every night. I miss how excited he was just to see my face. I miss how happy and content he was just to lie next to me. I miss how much he loved me.” – Lauren Jarvis-Gibson.


109. He knows that you cared about them, and died feeling happy and safe with you.


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


111. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”


112. “Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye” – Unknown


113. “[Pet’s name] was always there for you and loved you no matter what. Now that perfect love lives on in your heart. We will miss [pet’s name], too.”


114. “They bring us love and happiness and comfort without end. It’s hard to face such sadness without your furry friend.” Unknown


115. “The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship, and love, and death: Old Skip dog 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


116. “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”- Bob Barker


117. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell


118. “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.” — Bob Barker


119. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz, zoologist and ethologist


120. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir


121. “The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.” Robert Brault


122. “Grief is the price we pay for love.”


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


124. “As a bird sings in the rain, let the beautiful memories shine in the time of grief.”


125. “Dogs Leave Pawprints on our Hearts” – Unknown


126. “Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.” Ann Hood


127. “No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.” Unknown


128. “Heaven is filled with love, so your [pet’s name] should feel right at home there. You gave him/her such a wonderful home on Earth.”


129. “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


130. “The worst thing about losing your dog is not having someone there to lick your tears away.” Unknown


131. “Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.” Unknown


132. “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


133. “My favorite memory of your loved one is …”


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


135. “His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


136. “Dear Gigi, you have left beautiful paw prints on my heart. Please accept this note, I hope you do. I love you”. This child was just six years old. The note has cross outs, misspelled words, is unorganized, and has little stick figure drawings that depict GiGi and the author. It is a beautiful note that I will forever cherish. This altar of devotion allowed me to mourn GiGi and celebrate her too. It brings me comfort to know she touched the hearts of so many people in her time here on earth. I love and miss her everyday!


137. “Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” Author Unknown


138. “Love is love,” I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. “Loss is loss.” ― Meg Donohue, Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found


139. “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


140. “Love me, love my dog.” — Proverb


141. “The loss of a beloved pet leaves a hole in the heart that can never be filled.” ― Roy Horn


142. “Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.” ― Agnes Repplier


143. “What is grief, if not love persevering.” – Unknown


144. “You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you've never known.”


145. “The Rainbow Bridge, refers to a poem by an unknown author. It’s one of the most moving poems about the passing of a pet which has captured the imagination of millions of pet owners across the world. The poem begins:


146. “All the love you ever gave is waiting for you there at Rainbow Bridge.” – Kate McGahan


147. “All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.” – Samuel Butler


148. “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.”


149. “We go through the same stages of grief when we lose a pet, and humans often have the same unfinished business with pets as humans, feeling that ‘I could have done more…I was not prepared to lose my best friend.’ – Reverend Betsy Salunek, as told to Reuters.


150. “All the love you ever gave is waiting for you there at Rainbow Bridge.” — Kate McGahan


151. “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor


152. “A pet is the perfect definition of unconditional love…” ― B.J. Shonk, Missing Pieces…Broken Heart: A Recovery Guide for the Grief and Sorrow of Pet Loss


153. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”


154. “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


155. “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.”- Phil Pastoret


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


157. “The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for 50 years and then died, what would become of me?” — Sir Walter Scott


158. “I miss you more each day”


159. “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


160. “Grief is the price we pay for love” – Queen Elizabeth II


161. “He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me to an understanding where before I was ignorant.” ― Gene Hill


162. “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven” – James Thurber


163. “No longer by my side but forever in my heart.”


164. “When we think of those companions who travelled 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.” -Author Unknown


165. “Of all the animals, surely the dog is the only one that really shares our life, helps in our work, and has a place in our recreation. It is the only one that becomes so fond of us that sometimes it cannot go on living after its master dies.”-Ferdinand Mercy


166. “A dog wags his tale with his heart”


167. “Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.” – Oliver Gaspirt


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


169. “Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts.” Author Unknown


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


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


172. “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.”


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


174. “I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.”


175. “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.


176. “The one imperfect aspect of this near-perfect relationship, our bond with dogs, is its lack of longevity. They live such brief lives, and if there’s one thing that intensifies the sense of loss we experience when they die, it’s the fact that our grief tends to be pathologized, considered excessive and misdirected, even silly.”


177. “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.”


178. “They bring us love and happiness and comfort without end. It’s hard to face such sadness without your furry friend.”


179. “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” -James O’Barr, David J. Schow, and John Shirley – The Crow


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


181. “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


182. “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”-Johnny Depp


183. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” ― Josh Billings


184. “Do dogs understand death? Do they have souls? Do they go to heaven? I have always believed so, but this [event] confirmed that all of God’s creatures, humans and animals, have a soul and that we will all be reunited in heaven. My pastor once told me, if there are no dogs in heaven I don’t want to go.’ I agree.”- Glenwood McNabb


185. “Love is love," I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. "Loss is loss.” — Meg Donohue, “Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found”


186. “Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life–they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.” ―Nick Trout


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


188. “Some angels choose fur instead of wings.” – Unknown


189. “Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.”


190. “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 gift the commonest.” ― Martin Luther


191. “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


192. “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera


193. “Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there”. The man pointed to a place that


194. “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.” ― Bob Barker


195. “The love of a pet will always be remembered.”


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


197. “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life” – Bob Barker


198. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” ― Jack Lemmon


199. “Once touched by the spirit of a horse, your soul remains forever enlightened.” Unknown


200. “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”- Emily Dickinson


201. “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” – Kahlil Gibran


202. “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


203. “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


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


205. “May the memories of [pet’s name] bring you comfort during this time of loss.”


206. “Your pet will always be by your side, watching over you.”


207. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”-Winnie The Pooh


208. “You and [pet’s name] will always be connected. Thinking of you during this difficult time.”


209. “Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all difference of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


210. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― Winnie The Pooh


211. “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” ― Sigmund Freud


212. “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.


213. “Your favourite chair is empty now, where you would lie and sleep.


214. “It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.” – Anonymous


215. “The loss of a pet is like losing a member of your family.” ― Bob Barker


216. “Suppressed grief is like an ember. It radiates a burning glow in the chest. If disregarded, it could rekindle a fire.” – Anoir Ou-Chad


217. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”


218. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the Role Model for being alive.” ― Gilda Radner


219. “Owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don’t live as long as people do.”- John Grogan


220. “Pets’ lives are too short. Their only fault.” Agnes Sligh Turnbull


221. “A rose will still be a rose in heaven, but it’ll smell ten times sweeter.”-Meg Woodson


222. “Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.” ― Rudyard Kipling


223. “Listen actively,” she says. “Expect to hear the same story over and over again. Repeating is helpful for the griever and acts as a pain reliever. If something similar happened to you, share but don’t compare your experience, and do so only if asked.”


224. “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


225. “You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


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


227. “This is heaven, sir,” the man answered.


228. “Can my friend,” gesturing toward the dog, “come in too?” the traveler asked.


229. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”


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


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


232. “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


233. “Always remember that once a horse has touched your soul, they will always be with you.” Unknown


234. “I will never forget you”


235. “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


236. “They’re just happy you’re there.” – Sandra Barker, director of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction/Virginia Commonwealth University, as told to the Washington Post.


237. “A dog will teach you, unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”-Robert Wagner


238. “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” ― Konrad Lorenz


239. “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


240. “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


241. “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.”


242. “I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine”


243. “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you…I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.” – Isla Paschal Richardson


244. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”


245. “No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories” – Chris Sorensen


246. “The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.” Unknown


247. “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.”


248. “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


249. “You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel.”


250. “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


251. “When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.” Unknown


252. “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


253. “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says,‘Wow, you’re right!I never would’ve thought of that!’”- Dave Barry


254. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ― Leo Tolstoy


255. “Dogs lives are too short...their only fault, really." Agnes Sligh Turnbull


256. “Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” – Author Unknown


257. “To lose a true friend is never easy. You’re in my thoughts during this difficult time.”


258. “When we think of those companions who travelled 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.” Author Unknown


259. On a cookie the drs tried everything i think maybe they did something wrong? she was only 6.shihtzu they have very small wind pipes. Thinking about it will not bring her back. She was cremated so she is home with me. I’m scared to get another dog but how can i be without a dog? Drs make mistakes but they charge you any way and send you home with the love of your life in a paper bag as theycall NEXT !


260. “Dogs are small rays of light caught on Earth for a short time to brighten our days.” Unknown


261. “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”


262. “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” – Thorton Wilder


263. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” –Mitch Albom


264. “It’s the depth of love that determines the depth of grief, not whether the loved one was human or animal.” Unknown


265. “Dogs make you somebody in the eyes of the universe.” ― Bob Sullivan


266. “One day our spirits will walk together, til then my friend, walk with God.”


267. “A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.”- Mary Carolyn Davies


268. “Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and the pearly gates?


269. “The love of a cat is like a symphony. It is a waste of time trying to explain its depths to those who don’t cherish it.” Unknown


270. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.” – Ann Hood


271. “Just because somebody is gone doesn’t mean they don’t exist anymore—with a little imagination, you’re never alone.” – Marc Levy


272. “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” ― Milan Kundera


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


274. “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?”


275. “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” – William Shakespeare


276. “I am missing her terribly and feel a piece of my heart is gone and it won’t ever heal.” –


277. “To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch 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


278. ​​“The most difficult thing about having a dog is the goodbye.”


279. “Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed, so very dear.”-Anon.


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


281. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings


282. “A good dog never dies, he always stays, he walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near, his head within our hand in his old way.” – Unknown


283. “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.”


284. “Once you have a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” ― Dean Koontz


285. “Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” ― James Cromwell


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


287. “There is no death, only a change of worlds.” ― Chief Seattle


288. “I felt a grief that I had really not experienced before, even though I had lost relatives.” – John Grogan


289. “I know how much [pet’s name] meant to you. Sending lots of love during this difficult time.”


290. “One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running towards us and that day will be a good day.” Unknown


291. “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, “The Honest Truth”.


292. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller.


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


294. “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


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


296. “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” Alyson Noel


297. “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


298. “Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.”- Unknown


299. “A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.” — Mary Carolyn Davies


300. “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


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


302. “[Pet’s name] will always be in your heart. My sincere condolences to you and your family.”


303. “To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch 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.”


304. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” – Mitch Albom


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


306. “I feel about my pets now, and all the pets I had before this, the way I feel about children — they are that important to me. When I have lost a pet I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.” Mary Tyler Moore


307. “And since God put you here to share in earthly joy and sorrow; I’m sure there’ll be a place for you in Heaven’s bright tomorrow…” – Alice E. Chase.


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


309. “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


310. “I heard somebody define heaven once as a place where, when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved run to greet you.” – Robert B. Parker, author


311. “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


312. “If not for dogs, how would we know the meaning of unconditional love.” ― M.L. Gerard


313. “Grief is pervasive. It cannot be quarantined any more than love can be quarantined. Grief affects all areas of life.” – Shelby Forsythia


314. “So many people say they put their pets 'down’ when they are really lifting them up.” — Kate McGahan


315. “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” ― Samuel Butler


316. “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


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


318. “A good dog never dies, he always stays, he walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near, his head within our hand in his old way.”― Unknown


319. “Miss me, but not for long.


320. “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you..I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.”


321. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings


322. “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.”


323. “A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.”


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


325. “Pets leave pawprints on our hearts.”


326. “We’ll meet again in heaven. Until then I miss you more than words can say”


327. “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


328. “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


329. “If love alone could have kept you here, you would’ve lived forever.” – Unknown


330. “You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That is not the final act of love. The final act of love is releasing them from your leash of grief so they can be free in heaven on the other side of the Bridge.” – Kate McGahan


331. “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” -Emily Dickinson


332. “The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”― Carrie Underwood


333. “The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.” Unknown


334. “They’re just happy you’re there.” – Sandra Barker


335. “Horses lend us the wings we lack.” Anonymous


336. “When you feel me in your heart, look up and I’ll be right there.”


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


338. “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 | GoMine


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


340. “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.


341. “Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.” – Ann Hood


342. “Grief is not a sign of weakness, but the price of love.”


343. “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


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


345. “That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find, to equal among humankind, a dog’s fidelity!” – Thomas Hardy


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


347. “In every heart there is an inner room, where we can hold our greatest treasures and our deepest pain.” – Marianne Williamson


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


349. “When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”- Kristan Higgins


350. “Happiness is a cold nose and a warm belly.”


351. “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.”


352. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie


353. “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


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


355. “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


356. “Oh to be a stone! To feel no grief!” — Euripides


357. “A pet’s love is never replaced but always remembered.”


358. “I am so sorry for your loss. [Pet’s name] will be missed greatly.”


359. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”


360. “Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love [them].” Amy Sedaris


361. “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


362. “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


363. “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


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


365. “Dogs make you somebody in the eyes of the universe.” – Bob Sullivan , “Today” show writer, about the loss of his dog, Lucky.


366. “He was a loyal companion and brought us much joy. He will truly be missed.” – Former President Bill Clinton on losing his dog, Buddy, in 2002.


367. “Gradually… and with time… letting go of the pain of our loss, bit by bit, never means letting go of our love.” Barbara Schulte


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


369. “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.”


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


371. “Dogs are miracles with paws.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy


372. “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


373. “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


374. “There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy.” — Jean Anouilh


375. “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”- Samuel Johnson


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


377. “[Pet’s name] was so loved and he’ll/she’ll always be with you in your heart. I’ll never forget the happiness he/she brought everyone he/she met.”


378. “The one best place to bury a good dog


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


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


381. “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty.” ― Richard Allen Palm


382. “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.” – Lord Byron


383. “All his sweet and shaggy life, always near me, never troubling me, and asking nothing.” –


384. “A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well petted and properly revered cat — may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?” ― Mark Twain


385. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”


386. “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


387. “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”


388. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” Pierre Auguste Renoir


389. “You are the most amazing pet mom/dad and the bond you had with [pet’s name] will live on forever. I love you and I’m here for you.”


390. “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.”


391. “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers, stage and film actor, humorist, and social commentator


392. “Wow! Would you happen to have some water?” the traveler asked.


393. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.


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


395. “Animals are reliable, full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” ― Alfred Armand Montapert


396. “You think dogs will not be in heaven?


397. “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


398. “To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch 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


399. “Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”-Unknown Author


400. “Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation.” ― Dean Koontz


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


402. “You will forever be a part of me and live in in my heart. Heavens gain is our loss”


403. “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


404. “Of course, sir. Come right in, I’ll have some ice water sent right up.”


405. “His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.”


406. “The bond between a pet and a human is a sacred one, and when a pet is gone, a part of us goes with them.” ― James Herriot


407. “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


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


409. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh/A.A. Milne


410. “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


411. “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 – My Dog Skip


412. “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


413. “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 | GoMine


414. “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


415. “To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”-Aldous Huxley


416. “Your pets can feel your grief after they pass away but it will not harm them or keep them from continuing on their journey in the afterlife.” ― Karen A Anderson


417. “His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.” ― Elizabeth Barrett


418. “It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.”


419. “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


420. “Not the least hard thing to bear when they go away from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.” — John Galsworthy


421. “Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.” ― Rita Mae Brown


422. “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


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


424. “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.” Unknown


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


426. “No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” Leo Dworken


427. “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.”


428. “It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan


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


430. “If a dog has brightened your life and every day silently accepted your tears without judgement snuggled with you forgiven your faults and loved you unconditionally, then you know what a gift dogs are to this world.” ― Anonymous


431. “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


432. “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


433. “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.


434. “Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.” ― Unknown


435. “Of course, not all dogs return to their owners. When they do, it is because a special bond exists between that dog and that person, a karmic bond that transcends death. Do you and your dog share this kind of special bond? Probably you do. You are reading this book because you are meant to read it.” ― Gail Graham, Will YOUR Dog Reincarnate?


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


437. “This is heaven,” was the answer.”


438. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”


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


440. “[Pet’s name] was such a good dog/cat. You were lucky to have found each other.”


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


442. “You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.”


443. “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


444. “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, he will make a fool of himself too.” — Samuel Butler


445. “If you’ve ever wondered what the right thing is to say to someone who’s grieving a death, I think this is it: Tell me all about your dear one.” – Duchess Goldblatt


446. “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


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


448. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”– Jack Lemmon


449. “No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.”


450. “I can’t imagine the grief you’re feeling after losing [pet’s name]. He/she was a special part of your family and brought so much happiness. Sending love.”


451. “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


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


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


454. “I felt a grief that I had really not experienced before, even though I had lost relatives.” – John Grogan, “Marley & Me” author, as told to the Independent.


455. “I rarely have a pet tell me their human ended their life too soon. It’s far more common to hear that their humans waited too long to help them leave their body.” ― Karen A Anderson


456. “Everyone is taught that angels have wings, but the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws.” ― Unknown


457. “I loved you for your whole life and I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.”


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


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


460. “Gradually…and with time…letting go of the pain


461. “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.”-Anon.


462. “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, professional baseball player and television and radio host


463. “I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget how sweet [pet’s name] would greet us when we came to visit.”


464. “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


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


466. “man’s best friend” until they have experienced the loss of one.


467. “A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way” – Mary Carolyn Davies


468. “The loss is as particular and profound as the intimacy, and the depth of mourning it sets off can shock people, for we’re often not fully aware of how many voids the dog has filled until he’s no longer there, no longer filling those spaces in his able, silent way.”


469. “I’m sorry to hear that [pet’s name] crossed the rainbow bridge. My condolences are with you and your family.”


470. “Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.” Read the full poem.


471. “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you..I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.” – Isla Paschal Richardson


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


473. “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.”


474. “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


475. “No one ever really dies who is remembered with love. May the love you share with [pet’s name] be your comfort now, and may you be soothed by the knowledge that love’s eternal beauty will shine forever in your heart.”


476. “Excuse me!” he called to the reader. “Do you have any water?”


477. “For the soul of every living thing is in the hand of God .”Job 12:10100 Loss Of Dog Quotes


478. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown


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


480. “[Pet’s name] was so lucky to have chosen you. He/she will be greatly missed.”


481. “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


482. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” -Josh Billings


483. “A companion is gone… but the memory lives on”


484. “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” Charles Dickens


485. “Those we love may come and go, but just like a rainbow doesn’t stay. They’re never very far away.” – Richard Lawrence Belford


486. “Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.” ― Unknown


487. “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


488. “Dogs die. But dogs live, too. 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, children's author and former librarian


489. “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, historical novelist, playwright, and poet


490. “Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ― Roger Caras


491. “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


492. “I saw Mr. Pig as my friend, not my dog. He was my everything, he was like my child.”


493. “A dog wags his tail with his heart." Martin Buxbaum


494. “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.


495. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner’s autobiography “It’s Always Something”.


496. “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


497. “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.


498. “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


499. “The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.” — Marie-Jeanne Philipon


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


501. “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


502. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!”-Author Unknown


503. “While time will fade these hoofprints, the ones left on your heart will never disappear.” Unknown


504. Some day beyond that, not today, you may suddenly realize that you didn’t think about your dog at all that day. You’ll feel guilty, but it’s all part of the process. https://esacare.com/3-mental-health-benefits-of-pets-by-14-famous-pet-lovers/


505. “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 | GoMine


506. “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


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


508. “May [pet’s name]’s love bring you peace, and may the memories you both shared bring comfort to your broken heart. I’m thinking of you at this sad time.”


509. “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


510. “Sending you love while your best friend crosses the rainbow bridge.”


511. “Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human


512. “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


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


514. “My heart hurts for you. Sending you a comforting hug.”


515. “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


516. “A good dog never dies.” Mary Carolyn Davies


517. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” ― Thom Jones


518. “That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find, to equal among humankind, a dog’s fidelity!” ― Thomas Hardy


519. “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


520. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach


521. “It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” John Grogan


522. “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


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


524. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”


525. “There is sorrow enough in the natural way


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


527. “We share your sorrow. [Pet’s name] was truly an incredible dog/cat.”


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


529. “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


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


531. “Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.” – Unknown


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


533. ​​“If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”― Roger Caras


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


535. “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.”


536. “We should never underestimate the powerful draw of a bond with a being that loves us unconditionally, asking very little in return. Losing this comfort and source of joy can be incomprehensible.” – Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, from The Huffington Post.


537. “Dogs’ lives are too short.Their only fault, really.”- Agnes Sligh Turnbull


538. “Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts”


539. It’s not “just a dog”, it’s an important part of who you are. It’s okay to grieve, and there is no timetable. You have to grieve in your way, and it takes a long as it takes to mend a broken heart.


540. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” – Louise Sabin


541. “Dogs leave their paw prints on our hearts.”


542. “Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space,


543. “I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear. ‘It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.” – “I Walk with You,” author unknown.


544. “I’m so sorry for your loss. [Pet’s name] was a loyal and faithful friend. Keep the memories of him/her safe in your heart.”


545. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” ― Helen Keller


546. “Do dogs understand death? Do they have souls? Do they go to heaven? I have always believed so, but this confirmed that all of God’s creatures, humans and animals, have a soul and that we will all be reunited in heaven.