Pet Loss Poems and Quotes

Pet loss poems, pet bereavement poems, pet loss quotes,sympathy card sayings for pet loss.


Losing a beloved pet leaves a huge hole in our lives. Grieving a dear four-legged family member is a necessary part of the healing process.

We hope that our pet loss quotes and pet bereavement poems will help you come to terms with your loss and remind you that your pet may no longer be with you in the flesh, but will always be with you in spirit.


Pet Loss Poems

My Beloved Freddy


"I lost a special friend today
the kind you can't replace,
and looking at her empty bed
I still can see her beautiful face.
I know she's in a special place
our Lord has for such friends,
Where meadows, fields & flowers
help make them strong and whole again.
I know she's watching over me
She'll be with me when I cry,
So with one more kiss on her beloved head
I told my friend goodbye."

~ Author Unknown ~

 

My Beloved Thomas


"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 ~


The Basenji Boy



"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 ~

Katinka


I loved you best

So this is where we part, my Friend,
and you’ll run on, around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you’ll surely find.

I will go on, I’ll find the strength,
life measures quality, not length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren’t you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,

Will remember well all you’ve taught.
Your place I’ll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take this with you…I loved you best.
                             
 
~ Author Unknown ~

                       

Freddy my love


Don't Grieve Too Long

Don't grieve too long, for now I'm free.
I've followed the path God has set for me.
I ran to Him when I heard His Call.
I swished my tail and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To bark, to love, to romp or play.
Games left unplanned must stay that way.
I found such peace, it made my day.
My parting has left you with a void.
Please fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, your laugh, a kiss.
Oh yes, these things I too shall miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, you've given so much,
Your time, your love and gentle touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your head and share with me,
God wanted me, He set me free!

~ Author Unknown ~

Cute Suzie


"Do not mourn my passing for if you could only see
by slipping all my earthly bonds, I'm young again and free.
By day I run the Heavenly fields, my body healthy and strong
At night I sleep at Angels' Feet, lulled by Celestial Song.
So do not mourn my passing, just close your eyes - you'll see
I'm once again that frisky pup, just as you remember me."

~ Author Unknown ~


 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 ~

 

Sweet Shiela


"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 ~


"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 within our hand in his old way."

~ Author Unknown ~


"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 ~

Annie Girl


A favourite pet loss poem...


I Stood by Your Bed Last Night

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 was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you that I am not lying there.
I walked with you toward the house, as you fumbled for your key,
I gently put my paw on you. I smiled and said, "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
And say, "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we will stand, side-by-side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.

~ Author Unknown ~

 

Lady Joey


"They will not go quietly,
the pets who've shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still can make us think
we hear them at the door
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them...
and always will."

~ Author Unknown ~

Old Man Kanga



"God saw he was getting tired,

and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him
and whispered,” Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched him
suffer and slowly fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
playful paws were put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best."

~ Author Unknown ~

 

Dear Molly


"Have You a dog in Heaven, Lord? 
Is there room for just one more? 
Cause my little dog died today; 
He'll be waiting at Your door. 
Please take him into Heaven, Lord.
And keep him there for me. 
Just feed him, pet him, love him, Lord, 
That's all he'll ask of Thee."

~ Author Unknown ~


"There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear."

~ Rudyard Kipling ~

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Sayings About Pets

Toby Cat


"Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

~ Anatole France ~


"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 ~


"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 ~

Best Friend Atticus

"He is your friend, your partner,
your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true,
to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to
be worthy of such devotion."

~ Author Unknown ~


"God Made the earth, the sky and the water,
the moon and the sun. He made man and bird and beast.
But He didn't make the dog. He already had one."

~ Native American saying ~


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

~ Louis Sabin ~


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

~ Helen Keller ~


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