Quotes and Sayings for the Loss of a Pet

Quotes and Sayings for the Loss of a Pet

Quotes and Sayings for the Loss of a Pet

There are hundreds of poems, songs, books, and more that express the devastating loss of a human friend or relative. Whether you are preparing a reading for the funeral or hoping to find comfort from meaningful quotes, you are likely to encounter plenty of different options. When you lose a pet, however, the search may be more difficult. That’s because although pets can be such an important part of our lives, they aren’t traditionally mourned the same way.

These words of wisdom won’t make your heart whole again, but they can help ease your pain and let you know that you aren’t alone in your feelings of loss for a beloved pet. (These can also be helpful if you would like to send a pet condolence card to a friend and want to show your support.)

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

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

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo daVinci

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

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

Quotes and Sayings for the Loss of a Pet

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton

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