Pet Loss - Pet Quotes

Here are even more of my favourite pet quotes and grief quotes covering the subject of pet loss and pet grief.

Many of the pet quotes cover the subject of loss and how we can make the best of such a situation, coming through to the other side and reaching the light, in spite of the darkness we find ourselves in.

“I know well enough that there have been dogs so loving that they have thrown themselves into the same grave with the dead bodies of their masters; others have stayed upon their masters' graves without stirring a moment from them, and have voluntarily starved themselves to death, refusing to touch the food that was brought them.”

(Miguel de Cervantes)

“To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though in as much as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.”

(Hermione Gingold)

”My life closed twice before its close;

It yet remains to see

If Immortality unveil

A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive,

As these that twice befell.

Parting is all we know of heaven,

And all we need of hell.”

(Emily Dickinson)

”In the midst of Winter, I found there was within me an invincible Summer.”

(Albert Camus)

”Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.”

(Mordecai Siegal)

”Loss provides an opportunity to take inventory of our lives, to reconsider priorities, and to determine new directions.”

(Gerald L Sittser)

"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like, and I'm sure he understands.

When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands;

Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat,

For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that!"

(W. Dayton Wedgefarth)

”Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”

(Henry Ward Beecher)

”There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”

(Ben Williams)

”I could discern clearly, even at that early age, the essential difference between people who are kind to dogs and people who really love them.”

(Frances P. Cobbe)

”Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”

(Jean Kerr)

”The dog's most important job is still around. Like the legendary Cerberus, the dog still keeps many of us from the Hell of Loneliness.”

(Tara and Kathy Darling)

”The average dog has one request to all humankind. Love me.”

(Helen Exley)

”You don’t heal from the loss of a loved one because time passes, you heal because of what you do with the time.”

(Carol Crandell)

”What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

(William Shakespeare)

”Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.”

(Joe Gores)

”I can't think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog — completely exhausted after a hard day in the field — limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I'm sitting and puts her head in my lap, a paw over my knee, and closes her eyes, and goes back to sleep. I don't know what I've done to deserve that kind of friend.”

(Gene Hill)

”Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow then this light is nearest to all of us.”

(Meister Eckhart)

”Mourning never really ends. Only as time goes on, it erupts less frequently.”


”Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man.”

(D.H. Lawrence)

”I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're like you and me.”

(Ziggy Marley)

”However long the night, the dawn will break.”

(African Proverb)

”When we admit our vulnerability, we include others. If we deny it, we shut them out.”

(May Sarton)

”After a lifetime of affectionate regard for dogs and many years of close observation and reflection, I have reached the conclusion that dogs feel more than I do (I am not prepared to speak for other people). They feel more, and they feel more purely and more intensely.”

(Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson)

”Action is the antidote to despair.”

(Joan Baez)

”Two in distress makes sorrow less.”


”One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven't seen joy till you have seen that.”

(Eldon Roark)

”Out of the ashes of our hopelessness comes the fire of our hope.”

(Anne Wilson Schaef)

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