In the immediate aftermath of losing your pet, it’s natural to look for peace and comfort to help you through the grief. Sometimes, just reading kind words from other people who understand what it means to love a pet can help. Whether you’re grieving the loss of your own pet or you want to bring comfort to a loved one, we hope these pet loss quotes will help pet parents remember that they’re not alone in the grieving process. 

1. A Special Bond

“The bond between a pet and a human is a sacred one, and when a pet is gone, a part of us goes with them.” 

– James Herriot

2. The Best Part of Life

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

– Roger Caras

3. Angels Among Us

“Everyone is taught that angels have wings, but the lucky ones of us find they have four paws.”

– Unknown

4. Reunited One Day

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

– Will Rogers

5. Man’s Best Friend

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.”

– Thom Jones

6. Always in Our Memory

“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.”

– Leo Dworken

7. The Path to Healing

“Honor your grief and the pain you feel when you lose a beloved pet. It is the first step toward healing.” 

– Karen A. Anderson

8. The Meaning of Love

“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.” 

– Gene Hill

9. A Love Worth the Grief

“Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.”

– Unknown

10. See You in Heaven

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

– Robert Louis Stevenson

11. A Forever Love

“If love alone could have kept you here, you would’ve lived forever.”

– Unknown

12. The Best Teacher

“Our beloved pets teach us more than we could ever have expected, and they love us more than we could have hoped.” 

– Unknown

13. A Love That’s Never Lost

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

– Helen Keller

14. The Companion of a Lifetime

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

15. The Ultimate Joy

“Pets are not just animals, they are gifts to us that bring love and joy to our lives.”

– Bob Barker

Find Comfort in These Pet Loss Quotes

We hope these pet loss quotes help guide you through this difficult time and bring you a sense of peace. For more help as you navigate this difficult time, please look through our pet bereavement resources