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The loss of a dog is such a terrible time. The bond we have with our dogs is unique. To those who don’t understand that relationship it can seem odd.

But the connection we develop with pets like our dogs makes them part of and just as important as our families. So when we tragically lose one we like to commemorate and remember them with touching or comforting loss of dog quotes.

A dog death quote is a short sentence or two that sums up the pain and hurt caused by losing a dog. They can also offer condolences or express sympathy for the passing of someone else’s pet.

This allows us to reach out and give support if it’s needed. Often they are just words but can come as part of a quote and dog loss image. These images are a fitting picture, maybe of the beloved pooch, with the accompanying quote.

Quotes about the loss of a dog can help us to come to terms with losing someone so important. They can work as a reminder of how special they were and what they brought to our lives. Especially when we are missing them as much as we do.

They can also help if you’re the friend of or know someone who has suffered a passing of their pooch, as they allow you to reach out and say sorry for the loss of your dog.

Below you will find a selection of dog loss quotes and images. The images are our own creations, and we’re more than happy for them to be shared on places like Facebook, Instagram etc. If you would like to use them on your own website though – please credit us!

We so hope these loss of a dog quotes and images will help you to remember your beloved dog, say goodbye to them in the best way and serve as a reminder of how amazing our furbabys really are.

Loss of Dog Quotes and Images

I'll miss you dog grieving quote

“I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine”

never owned a dog quote

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

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rest in peace dog quote

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

dogs loss quote dogs lives are too short

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

in loving memory dog quote

“A companion is gone… but the memory lives on”

bury dog in heart of master quote

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

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comforting dog loss quote

“We’ll meet again in heaven. Until then I miss you more than words can say”

bond with dog quote

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

be thankful lord of dog quote

“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

dogs leave pawprints on our lives quote

“Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts”

inspirational quote about losing a dog

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

sweet dog loss and life quote

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

touching dog loss quote

“A dog wags his tale with his heart”

pain of losing a dog quote

“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

comfort quote for loss of dog

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

goodbye dog loss of a beloved dog quote

“Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye” – Unknown

dogs in heaven quote

“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

the joy of a dog quote

“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness” – Marjorie Garber

years of our lives dog passing quote

“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

never forget you dog died quote

“I will never forget you”

loved and lost a dog quote

“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

in heaven dog passing away quote

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

I miss you dog passed away quote

“I miss you more each day”

heartbreaking dog loss quote

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

dog passed too soon quote

“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

a good dog never dies quote

“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

we'll meet again loss of dog quote

“I won’t forget you. We’ll meet again, in heaven”

Dog Sympathy Quotes

You might want to reach out to someone who has lost their dog and say how sorry you are. If so then try one of these sympathy messages. They should help you to find the right words to offer some comfort to those grieving for their passed pet.

watching over you dog passing quote

Your pal will always be by your side, watching over you

best friend dog sympathy quote

A loyal companion and best friend. May their memories bring you comfort in this time of loss

guardian angel loss of dog quote

You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel

forever in my heart dog quote

No longer by my side but forever in my heart

in my heart always dog grief quote

In my heart, always. No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime

  • “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
  • “A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered” – Lacie Petitt
  • “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
  • “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
  • “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven” – James Thurber
  • “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog” – M K Clinton
  • “Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe.We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made” – Roger A. Caras
  • “Do dogs understand death? Do they have souls? Do they go to heaven? I have always believed so, but this confirmed that all of God’s creatures, humans and animals, have a soul and that we will all be reunited in heaven.
    My pastor once told me, ‘If there are no dogs in heaven I don’t want to go’. I agree” – Glenwood McNabb
  • “One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ” – Pope Paul VI
  • “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

Condolences for Loss of a Dog

These condolence messages are written with a grieving dog owner in mind. They would be perfect in a card or note to the mourning . Perhaps with a gift if you’re sending one. Or even just shared on Facebook. Whatever you prefer or is best for those suffering the loss, do try to offer your love and support to them during such a difficult time.

  • I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. You have my most sincere condolence and I will be thinking of you
  • I know the strong bond that you and ________ had and so how this must be for you. If you need anything then I can be there for you – please don’t hesitate to ask
  • Dogs are taken from us far too soon. We can only hope we made their lives happy for the short time we were blessed with their presence. I know for sure you did. My condolences during an awful time
  • We will all miss _______’s wagging tail and happy face. She/he will live forever on in our hearts though, and the good memories sustain us through the hard times. Wishing you some comfort and peace in the coming days
  • Take as long as you need and remember that friends and family are all here for support if you need us. My deepest condolences
  • I’m so sorry for such a heartbreaking loss. ______ was the perfect dog and could make friends with anyone he/she met. We will him him/her dreadfully. We hope you’re coping – don’t forget we’re just a call away
  • Try to find the strength to see you through this painful time in friends and family. They will be there for you. Sending my most sincere sympathy
  • Remember all the good times you and ______ had together. There were so many and they can’t be forgotten, just like he/she never will be. Offering my best for you to get through this
  • We will be there for you to help you get through this. You have all our support, love and sympathy if you require it. Stay strong
  • Wishing you brighter days ahead and the storm clouds to clear so you can remember the great mementoes you had with _____. My sympathies are with

Quotes to Help Understand the Grief

  • “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
  • “No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories” – Chris Sorensen
  • “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
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love” – Queen Elizabeth II
  • “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

For more ways to find comfort amidst the grief of losing a cuddly friend see our pet loss quotes and poems.

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If you aren’t sure what to write in a pet sympathy or condolence card, including one or more pet loss quotes can be a good choice. They can often offer understanding when the recipient has lost their pet, and knowing they are not alone with the pain can be comforting. Some of the quotes will also offer insight into the loss, helping them to come to terms with what has happened.

So try one of the many pet loss quotes below for your card:

“That one true heart was left behind!
 What feeling do we ever find,
 to equal among human kind
, a dog’s fidelity!”~ Thomas Hardy

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals”
~ Immanual Kant

“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

“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

“I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive”~ Iowa Fujita

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“No one loves you unconditionally
 as your beloved pet”~ Cynthia Dobesh

“All animals, except man, know that the
 principal business of life is to enjoy it”
~ Samuel Butler

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

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

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”~ Roger Caras

“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

Sorry for your pet loss message

“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 pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered”~ Lacie Petitto

Pet Loss Sympathy Message


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


“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”
~ Gilda Radner


“No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.”
Cynthia S. Dobesh


“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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Some angels choose fur instead of wings.”
~ Unknown


“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.”
~ Unknown


“All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.”
~ Samuel Butler


“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”
~ Louise Sabin


“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.”
~ Unknown


“That one true heart was left behind What feeling do we ever find, to equal among human kind a dog’s fidelity!”
~ Thomas Hardy


“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”
~ Thorton Wilder


“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 gifts the commonest.”
~ Martin Luther


“They’re just happy you’re there.”
~ Sandra Barker

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“Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.”
~ Unknown


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