31 Quotes About Pet Loss

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Pets make a significant impact on our life. These quotes about pet loss demonstrate the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one that we hold so close to our heart.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”

“Dogs lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

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

“Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.”

“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.”

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

“I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive.”

“I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.”

“I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

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

“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.”

“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”

“The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.”

“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?”

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered.”

“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.”

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

“There is no death. Only a change of worlds.”

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.”

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

“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.”

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

Coping with the loss of a pet can be a difficult thing to do.

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