90 Sympathy Quotes For Loss Of Pet And Pet Loss Messages

Looking for heartfelt sympathy messages for loss of a pet? We have rounded up the collection of sympathy quotes for loss of pet, pet loss quotes, sayings, messages, notes, poems, (including pictures, images, cards) to comfort your friend or family who has lost his pet (dog, cat, horse, fishes, and, more)

Losing your beloved pet to death is one of the most painful experience for every pet parent. The deep grief makes you feel alone and sad with the passing away of your loved pet dog/cat.  If your friend or family is going through such a loss and pain then some comforting words and condolences will help you realize that you’re not alone, and that we’re not the only ones who’ve struggled with grief.

It’s our sincere hope these pet loss quotes will help express those sentiments that can be so hard to put into words. We have covered the following two sections with sympathy and condolences quotes, prayers and messages.

  • Pet Loss Quotes
  • Loss Of Pet Messages

Pet Loss Quotes

  1. “So sorry for your loss.”                                                                                                                         
    Deepest Condolences For Pet
    Deepest Condolences For Pet

  2. “So loved and so missed.”                                                                                                                   
    Grieving Quotes For Loss Of Dog
    Grieving Quotes For Loss Of Dog

  3. “Some angels choose fur instead of wings.”                                                                                     
    Sorry For The Loss of Your Dog
    Sorry For The Loss of Your Dog

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

  5. “With sympathy so very sorry for the loss of your precious fur baby.”                                   
    Comforting Words for Loss of Pet
    Comforting Words for Loss of Pet

  6. “Forever loved, never forgotten, always in our hearts.”                                                                     
    Loss Of A Pet Quotes
    Loss Of A Pet Quotes

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

  8. “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

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

  10. “When people say “its just a cat” they just don’t understand.”                                             
    Pet Sympathy Notes
    Pet Sympathy Notes

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

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

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

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

  15. “…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

  16. “When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”                                                                                                                                                 
    Sympathy Quotes for Loss Of pet
    Sympathy Quotes for Loss Of pet

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

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

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

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

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

  22. “The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.”                                                                                                                                     
    Cat Sympathy Quotes
    Cat Sympathy Quotes

  23. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.”- Konrad Lorenz                                                                                                                                         
    Sayings For Loss Of Dog
    Sayings For Loss Of Dog

  24. “While time will fade these hoofprints… the ones left on your heart will never disappear.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. “May memories of love, and friendship maintain and comfort you in the loss of your beloved cat.”                                                                                                                                 
    Pet Loss Quotes Cat
    Pet Loss Quotes Cat

  33. “May memories of love, and friendship maintain and comfort you in the loss of your beloved dog.”

  34. “Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye.”                                                                                                                   
    Sympathetic Pet Loss Quotes
    Sympathetic Pet Loss Quotes

  35. “I am so sorry for the loss of your precious one. Please be comforted in knowing that God takes each pet gently into His arms and places them on the lap of an angel.”                                                                                                                                   
    Loss Of A Loved Pet Quotes
    Loss Of A Loved Pet Quotes

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

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

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

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

  40. “No one can truly understand why dogs are called “man’s best friend” until they have experienced the loss of one.”

  41. “A horse is a loyal companion and a best friend. May your memories of him/her bring you comfort in this time of loss.”

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

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

  44. “Your favorite chair is empty now, where you would lie and sleep. But the memory of our happy times is mine to always keep.”

  45. “To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.”

  46. “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

  47. “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

  48. “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

  49. “If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it. To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”

  50. “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

  51. “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

  52. “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

  53. “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

  54. “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

  55. “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.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  56. “Sometimes a very special cat enters our lives…their presence changes our hearts forever. And we can call ourselves blessed for having known them. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend.”

  57. “Someday the memories of those last days will fade and you’ll think about your dog as he was in happy times, in all his butt-wiggling, people-loving, face-licking, squirrel-chasing, mischief-making glory.”

  58. “Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.” – Eugene O’Neill, from his Dalmatian, Blemie’s, last will and testament

  59. “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

Loss of Pet Messages

  1. “Best friends come in all breeds.”

  2. “Pets leave pawprints on our hearts.”                                                                                             
    Sympathy Quotes for Loss Of Pet Images
    Sympathy Quotes for Loss Of Pet Images

  3. “Old men miss many dogs.”- Steve Allen

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

  5. “At first they need us, and then we need them.”

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

  7. “You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel.”                                                                         
    Loss Of Pet Dog Sympathy
    Loss Of Pet Dog Sympathy

  8. “A companion is gone but the memory lives on.”                                                                     
    Pet Condolences
    Pet Condolences

  9. “Grief is the price we pay for love.”- Queen Elizabeth II

  10. “A pet’s love is never replaced but always remembered.”                                                       
    Pet Sympathy Card Messages
    Pet Sympathy Card Messages

  11. “Your pet will always be by your side, watching over you.”                                                               
    Loss Of A Pet Message
    Loss Of A Pet Message

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

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

  14. “No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.”                                                                                                                                               
    Dog Sympathy Quotes
    Dog Sympathy Quotes

  15. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”- Kenji Miyazawa

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

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

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

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

  20. “So sorry for your loss. Our pets never really leave us. They live on in memories of the love and devotion they gave us.”                                                                                     
    Dog Memorial Quotes
    Dog Memorial Quotes

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

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

  23. “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer

  24. “A loyal companion and best friend. May their memories bring you comfort in this time of loss.”                                                                                                                               
    Sorry For The Loss of Your Dog Quotes
    Sorry For The Loss of Your Dog Quotes

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

  26. “It’s funny how…cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?” – Eleanor H. Porter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  34. “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

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

  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 it.”- Amy Sedaris

  37. “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

  38. “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

  39. “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.”

  40. “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

  41. “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

  42. “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

  43. “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.”

  44. “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

  45. “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

  46. “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

  47. “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

  48. “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

  49. “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

  50. “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.”

  51. “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

  52. “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

  53. “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

  54. “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.”

 

These wonderful words of sympathy will surely comfort you. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Hugs to everyone grieving the loss of a pet.

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