Dog Death Sayings and Quotes

They don’t say dogs are man’s best friend for nothing. These loyal and sweet creatures are irreplaceable companions and losing them can leave a hole in your heart. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful dog death quotes to offer a bit of comfort.


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

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.     

Mark Twain

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

Lacie Petitto

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

The best way to get over a dog's death is to get another soon.     

Ronald Reagan

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

Mark Twain

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

Time and again, the Faith has to all appearances gone to the dogs. But each time, it was the dog that died.     

Gilbert K Chesterton

I'm a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die-it's a major offence.     

Clive Barker

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

A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room.     

Per Petterson

Dogs will eat till they die. Cats will leave food in the dish, incomprehensible to a dog.     

Tim Allen

Death ends a life, not a relationship.     

Mitch Albom

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.     

Isaac Asimov

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

A comrade who deserts a comrade is a cowardly dog, and all such dogs should die a dog's death, comrade.     

Robert Harris

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

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

Will Rogers