Pet Loss - Animal Quotes

Here are some more animal quotes about pet loss and inspirational quotes on grief which I love. I enjoy reading any animal quotes but I find quotes about pet loss and how much animals mean to others really comforting and heart warming.

When you face the loss of a pet, it is so easy to feel alone and as though you are the only person who has ever felt like this, or felt as bad about the loss of a pet as you feel.

But these animal quotes prove we are not alone in our grief and are perfectly normal for feeling the way we do.



Animal Quotes for pet loss - Boo




"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."

(Edith Wharton)


"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."

(Robert Louis Stevenson)


“I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size.”

(Emily Dickinson)


"A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life."

(Bob Barker)


"His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears."

(Elizabeth Barrett Browning, referring to 'Flush' her Cocker Spaniel)


"This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment, yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog."

(Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.)


"If there is no God for thee Then there is no God for me."

(Anna Hempstead Branch)



"Dogs don't know about beginnings, and they don't speculate on matters that occurred before their time. Dogs also don't know — or at least don't accept — the concept of death. With no concept of beginnings or endings dogs probably don't know that for people having a dog as a life companion provides a streak of light between two eternities of darkness."

(Stanley Coren )


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

(William Shakespeare)



"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)


"Old men miss many dogs."

(Steve Allen)


“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”

(John Adams)


“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)


"Unlike some people who have experienced the loss of an animal, I did not believe, even for a moment, that I would never get another. I did know full well that there were just too many animals out there in need of homes for me to take what I have always regarded as the self-indulgent road of saying the heartbreak of the loss of an animal was too much ever to want to go through with it again.

To me, such an admission brought up the far more powerful admission that all the wonderful times you had with your animal were not worth the unhappiness at the end."

(Cleveland Amory)


"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)


“Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.”

(Swedish Proverb)


“Every one can master a grief but he that has it.”

(William Shakespeare)


"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)




"For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned "Paradise." Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity."

(Stanley Coren)


"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)

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