Pet Loss - Pet Quotes

I have been collecting pet quotes for a while now and here are some of my favourite quotes for you to enjoy.

Most of the animal quotes in this section cover the topics of pet loss, pet death and pet grief. A few of the quotes refer to human loss, general grief and having the courage to make that final decision for your loved one, but I have included them as I feel they are as touching to those who have lost a pet as any loved one.

The pet quotes here are from all kinds of people and cover a wide timespan. I always find comfort in this as far from me being alone in my love for pets, I find these pet quotes confirm that people have felt the same when loving and losing a pet for centuries.

Often when you lose a pet people do not understand your grief and believe that people grieving for their lost friends is a 20th century 'fad', but these pet quotes just go to show how very untrue and inaccurate that theory is.

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"Heartbreak is life educating us."

(George Bernard Shaw)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me."


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

(Roger Caras)

"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)

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

(Kabil Gibran)

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle."

(Saint Francis of Assisi)

"God's finger touched him, and he slept."

(Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."

(Eleanor Roosevelt)

"It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch."


"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's."

(Mark Twain)

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."

(Isaac Asimov)

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."

(Jack Lemmon)

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

(Lacie Petitto)

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

(Will Rogers)

"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog."

(Gene Hill)

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