Pet Loss Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pet loss quotes, pet loss sayings, and pet loss proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Anatole France

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

Roger Caras

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

Helen Keller

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

love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.     

Kabil Gibran

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

Lacie Petitto

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

There is no death. Only a change of worlds._     

Chief Seattle

I was a dog in a past life. Really. I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.     

William H. Macy

Animals are reliable; many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful, and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.     

Alfred A. Montapert

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey     

Kenji Miyazawa

His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break     

William Shakespeare

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

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.     

Thornton Wilder

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

Will Rogers

Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.     

St. Francis of Assisi.

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

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

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

Konrad Lorenz

Agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.     

George Elliot

I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.     

Mother Teresa

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.     

Thomas Jefferson

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

Death ends a life, not a relationship.     

Jack Lemmon

God's finger touched him, and he slept.     

Alfred Tennyson

That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find To equal among human kind A dog's fidelity!     

Thomas Hardy

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.     

Helen Keller

Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart.     

enry Ward Beecher