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113 Inspirational and comforting quotes for the loss of a pet

Pet Loss Quotes To Get You Through This Emotional Time


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

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

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

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

5. “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

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

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

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

9. “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

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

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

12. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Winnie the Pooh

13. “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

14. “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

15. “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

16. “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

17. “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

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

19. “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

20. “If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive [them]. To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” Unknown

21. “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

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

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

24. “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

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

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

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

28. “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

29. “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

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

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

32. “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

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

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

35. “Sometimes a very special cat enters our lives…their presence changes our hearts forever. And we can call ourselves blessed for having known them.” Unknown

36. “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

37. “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

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

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

40. “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” Sharon Ralls Lemon

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

42. “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

43. “The love of a horse knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” Unknown

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

45. “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

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

47. “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

48. “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

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

50. “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

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

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

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

54. “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

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

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

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

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

59. “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

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

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

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

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

64. “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

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

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

67. “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

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

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

70. “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

71. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

80. “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

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

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

83. “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

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

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

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

87. “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

88. “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

89. “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

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

91. “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

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

93. “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

94. “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

95. “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

96. “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?

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

98. 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

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

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

101. “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

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

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

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

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

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

107. “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

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

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

110. pet loss quotes to bring you comfort

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

112. “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

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

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