Grief & Healing
Inspirational Pet Loss Quotes
While nothing can minimize the heartbreak of losing a beloved pet, we hope that you are able to find some measure of comfort and solace in the following quotes:
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? 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
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
- Mark Twain
You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly - that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.
- Anne Lamott
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
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
- Roger Caras
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
Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I'm heavy, like there's too much gravity on my heart.
- Sarah Ockler
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.
- Khalil Gibran
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
- Author Unknown
If you have another pet loss quote that has been particularly meaningful to your healing journey, please send it to our office to be added to this list.