ᐅ143+ Quotes About Losing a Dog & Dealing With Grief

With their love so pure, dogs must go to heaven. They run free and wait patiently for your hearts
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With their love so pure, dogs must go to heaven. They run free and wait patiently for your hearts to merge once more.

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

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief
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“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

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

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”
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“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir

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

“I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing
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“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.” – Alyson Noel

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in
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“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

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water
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“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

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
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“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.” – Washington Irving

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”
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“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts.” – Author Unknown

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
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“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From an Irish Headstone

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

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

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

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

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
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“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” – Mitch Albom

“Just because somebody is gone doesn’t mean they don’t exist anymore
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“Just because somebody is gone doesn’t mean they don’t exist anymore—with a little imagination, you’re never alone.” – Marc Levy

“When we think of those companions who travelled by our side down life’s road,
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“When we think of those companions who travelled by our side down life’s road, let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us.”

“That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find, to equal among humankind
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“That one true heart was left behind! What feeling do we ever find, to equal among humankind, a dog’s fidelity!” – Thomas Hardy

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply, becomes a part of us.”
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“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply, becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away
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“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.” – John Galsworthy

“Miss me, but not for long.
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“Miss me, but not for long. I was your joy, Don’t let me be your woe, So remember me, and smile. Then let me go.” – Lucy Gordon

“You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That is not the final
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“You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That is not the final act of love. The final act of love is releasing them from your leash of grief so they can be free in heaven on the other side of the Bridge.” – Kate McGahan

“Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.”
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“Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.” – Unknown

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
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“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor

“Those we love may come and go, but just like a rainbow doesn’t stay. They’re never very
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“Those we love may come and go, but just like a rainbow doesn’t stay. They’re never very far away.” – Richard Lawrence Belford

“Suppressed grief is like an ember. It radiates a burning glow in the chest. If disregarded,
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“Suppressed grief is like an ember. It radiates a burning glow in the chest. If disregarded, it could rekindle a fire.” – Anoir Ou-Chad

“If you’ve ever wondered what the right thing is to say to someone who’s grieving a death
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“If you’ve ever wondered what the right thing is to say to someone who’s grieving a death, I think this is it: Tell me all about your dear one.” – Duchess Goldblatt

“Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.”
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“Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.”

“What is grief, if not love persevering.”
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“What is grief, if not love persevering.” – Unknown

“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”
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“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”― Carrie Underwood

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong
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“If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”― Roger Caras

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
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“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
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“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
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“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” — C.S. Lewis

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
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“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi

“Love is love,” I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find
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“Love is love," I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. "Loss is loss.” — Meg Donohue

“When you feel me in your heart, look up and I’ll be right there.”
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“When you feel me in your heart, look up and I’ll be right there.”

“Dogs leave their paw prints on our hearts.”
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“Dogs leave their paw prints on our hearts.”

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”
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“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”

“Happiness is a cold nose and a warm belly.”
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“Happiness is a cold nose and a warm belly.”

“If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.”
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“If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.”

“Grief is not a sign of weakness, but the price of love.”
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“Grief is not a sign of weakness, but the price of love.”

​​“The most difficult thing about having a dog is the goodbye.”
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​​“The most difficult thing about having a dog is the goodbye.”

“I loved you for your whole life and I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.”
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“I loved you for your whole life and I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.”

“The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure
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“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

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them
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"It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all of the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and as loving as they are." – Anonymous

Use quotes on scrapbook pages for a family’s beloved dog.
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Use quotes on scrapbook pages for a family's beloved dog.

Even though you are gone, the light you brought to my life will never fade.
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Even though you are gone, the light you brought to my life will never fade.

Your furry hugs and slobbery kisses showed me the true meaning of unconditional love.
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Your furry hugs and slobbery kisses showed me the true meaning of unconditional love. While the kisses might be gone, I forever carry a piece of you in my soul.

Dogs love with their whole hearts. And the moment they leave this earth, they take a piece of ours.
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Dogs love with their whole hearts. And the moment they leave this earth, they take a piece of ours.

You may be gone, but the impact you made on my heart will last a lifetime.
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You may be gone, but the impact you made on my heart will last a lifetime.

You never forget your dog. They become part of you – that little piece of your heart frolicking
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You never forget your dog. They become part of you - that little piece of your heart frolicking forever in a field just over the Rainbow Bridge.

Even over the Rainbow Bridge, your heart is connected to mine. The strings of love holding
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Even over the Rainbow Bridge, your heart is connected to mine. The strings of love holding you to me will never be broken.

The impact a dog makes on your life goes on forever. Even in death, their spirit is still waiting
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The impact a dog makes on your life goes on forever. Even in death, their spirit is still waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge.

When a dog goes over the Rainbow Bridge, they aren’t gone forever. They are patiently waiting
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When a dog goes over the Rainbow Bridge, they aren't gone forever. They are patiently waiting for you to be by their side again.

When you crossed the Rainbow Bridge, a piece of my heart went with you. That shard of my
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When you crossed the Rainbow Bridge, a piece of my heart went with you. That shard of my heart rolls down my cheeks when I think of you.

Though a dog’s soul runs free, they are buried firmly in the heart of their owner.

Though a dog's soul runs free, they are buried firmly in the heart of their owner.

When your heart hurts from the loss of a beloved dog, remember they are running free now.
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When your heart hurts from the loss of a beloved dog, remember they are running free now. It's the joy of their memory that gets you through the grief.

A dog’s soul is much too precious to stay in the confines of the world. But they forever make
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A dog's soul is much too precious to stay in the confines of the world. But they forever make an impact on your heart before they run free.

Life is no longer holding your paws to this world. May you forever run free.
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Life is no longer holding your paws to this world. May you forever run free.

A dog might be gone, but they are never forgotten. Their love leaves a connection with
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A dog might be gone, but they are never forgotten. Their love leaves a connection with you that's forever imprinted on your heart.

A dog is a beautiful, bright spot in a world of chaos that shows you how pure love can be.
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A dog is a beautiful, bright spot in a world of chaos that shows you how pure love can be.

Time with your dog is always too short, because they make such a massive impact on your soul.
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Time with your dog is always too short, because they make such a massive impact on your soul.

Dogs’ lives are short, but the impact they make on us is enormous. They teach us to love
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Dogs' lives are short, but the impact they make on us is enormous. They teach us to love unconditionally and pass that gift on.

The selfless love of a dog never fades. It simply changes when their time on this earth is done.
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The selfless love of a dog never fades. It simply changes when their time on this earth is done.

The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.
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The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.

Remember me and smile, for its better to forget than to remember me and cry.
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Remember me and smile, for its better to forget than to remember me and cry.- Dr. Suess

I hope you felt like I did everything I could for you because you did everything you could for me.
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I hope you felt like I did everything I could for you because you did everything you could for me.

Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
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Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

The worst thing about losing your pet is not having someone there to lick the tears away.
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The worst thing about losing your pet is not having someone there to lick the tears away.

Today someone asked what is the hardest thing about having a dog. I replied the goodbye.
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Today someone asked what is the hardest thing about having a dog. I replied the goodbye.

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they go.
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If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they go.- Will Rogers

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
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Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. -Kabil Gibran

You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.
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You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.

It’s usually difficult when a pet owner has lost a pet dog. Be sensitive and thoughtful.
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It’s usually difficult when a pet owner has lost a pet dog. Be sensitive and thoughtful.

You have left my life, but you will never leave my heart.
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You have left my life, but you will never leave my heart.

I wish you had visiting hours.
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I wish you had visiting hours.

I’ll meet you in the light.
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I’ll meet you in the light.

Sleep in peace, faithful friend.
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Sleep in peace, faithful friend.

Forever loved, never forgotten.
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Forever loved, never forgotten.

God’s finger touched him, and he slept.
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God’s finger touched him, and he slept.

A dog wags his tail with his heart.
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A dog wags his tail with his heart.

Love is a four-legged word.
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Love is a four-legged word.

If a dog has brightened your life and every day silently accepted your tears without judgment
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If a dog has brightened your life and every day silently accepted your tears without judgment, snuggled with you, forgiven your faults, and loved you unconditionally, then you know what gift dogs are to this world.

My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies; it comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.
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My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies; it comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.- Milan Kundera

Dogs are miracles with paws
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Dogs are miracles with paws.- Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you
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A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.- Erica Jong

Time and again, the faith has all appearances gone to the dogs. But each time,
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Time and again, the faith has all appearances gone to the dogs. But each time, it was the dog that died.- Gilbert K Chesterton

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

Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost
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Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost dogs pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.- Eskimo Proverb

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory
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“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
 may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
” – Author Unknow

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
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Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.- Emily Dickinson

Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.
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Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.- Native American Poem

Say not in grief ‘he is no more but in thankfulness that he was.
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Say not in grief ‘he is no more but in thankfulness that he was.- Hebrew Proverb

When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.
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When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.- Abraham Lincoln

You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to feel the loss.
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You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to feel the loss.- Mandy Hale

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.- William Penn

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you… I loved you, so it was Heaven here with you.- Isla Paschal Richardson

No, heaven will not ever be Heaven unless my dog is there to welcome me.
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No, heaven will not ever be Heaven unless my dog is there to welcome me.

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes
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God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.- Billy Graham

The dog is a gentleman. I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.- Mark Twain

My pastor once told me, ‘If there are no dogs in heaven, I don’t want to go.’ I agree.- Glenwood McNabb

If there is a heaven, it’s certain our dogs are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.- Pam Brown

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness Marjorie Garber

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.- Thorton Wilder

Once you have a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.- Dean Koontz

If not for dogs, how would we know the meaning of unconditional love?- M.L. Gerard

Dogs make you somebody in the eyes of the universe.- Bob Sullivan

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.- Gilda Radner

Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life.
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Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life.

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.- Charles De Gaulle

Everything I know I learned from dogs.- Nora Roberts

Until one has loved a dog, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.- Anatole France

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.- Samuel Butler

Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, a dog friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of a dog can be just as devastating.- Rev. Joel L. Morgan

No one loves you unconditionally
 as your beloved dog.- Cynthia Dobesh

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.- Johnny Depp

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.- John Grogan

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.- Joni Mitchell

You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.- Nigella Lawson

Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.

There is sorrow enough in the natural way from men and women to fill our day, But when we are certain of sorrow in store, why do we always arrange for more? Brothers & Sisters, I bid you beware of giving your heart to a dog to tear.- Rudyard Kipling

I’m a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago, and I take it very personally when things die-it’s a major offense.- Clive Barker

Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – goodbye.
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Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – goodbye.

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart
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Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss.- Erica Jong

Sometimes losing a dog is more painful than losing a human because, in the case of the dog, you were not pretending to love it.- Amy Sedaris

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss.- Anne Lamott

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith, and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is, without a doubt, the best deal man has ever made.- Roger A. Caras

One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ.- Pope Paul

With eyes upraised, his master’s look to scan the joy, the solace, and the aid of man: The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend. The only creature faithful to the end.- George Crabbe

Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
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How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.- A.A. Milne

Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.- Cesar Millan

No dog ever really dies. It is so because they took the time to leave us with fond memories.- Chris Sorensen

No matter how little money you have and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.- Louise Sabin

Dog is God spelled backward.- Duane Chapman

Dogs can find the people who need them and fill an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.- Thom Jones

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
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Death ends a life, not a relationship.- Jack Lemmon

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known
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“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” – James Thurber

“Life is a series of dogs.” – George Carlin

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” — Robert Wagner

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” – Woodrow Wilson

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” – Doris Day

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.” – Milan Kundera

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
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“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” – Dean Koontz

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” – Mark Twain

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss.
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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. -Erica Jong

If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am. -Charles Yu

If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life. -Roger Caras

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
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Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. -Orhan Pamuk

When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away,
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When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad. -Kristan Higgins

Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz

Name one development in the history of humankind that has increased happiness more than the domestication of dogs. -Aaron Easterly

Everything I know, I learned from dogs. –Nora Roberts

And so I said “Good night” to you as I walked in through the door never thinking of the time when I’d see you no more. But if I had known that on that day our time was at the end I would have done things so differently, my forever friend. – Sally Evans

If I had known that on that day our time was near the end I would have done things differently, my forever friend. I would have stayed right next to you deep into the night but I thought I’d see you in the early morning light.

“When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.”– Bruce Cameron

“There are some who think it’s foolish to weep, Over a cherished pet in eternal sleep. But those poor souls are truly blind, for they know not of the creature kind. But you who devoted so many years, deserve the time to shed those tears. Over the loss of your furry friend, whose life on earth has come to an end. And may the tears that you now weep, sow loving memories forever to keep.” – Anonymous

You no longer greet me, As I walk through the door. You’re not there to make me smile, To make me laugh anymore. Life seems quiet without you, You were far more than a pet. You were a family member, a friend . . . a loving soul I’ll never forget. It will take time to heal – For the silence to go away. I still listen for you, And miss you every day. You were such a great companion, Constant, loyal and true. My heart will always wear, the pawprints left by you. – Teri Harrison

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a little piece of my heart with them and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all of the components of my heart will be a dog and I will become as generous and as loving as they are. ––Anonymous

“There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.” – Rudyard Kipling

There’s a bridge beyond the rainbow That God prepared with care So when our pets must leave us We’ll know that they are there. It is a special sanctum Where they can rest and play, Knowing we will claim them Again some joyous day. Our bond will be renewed Just as it was before; The undying love of a pet You cannot ask for more. I pray for such a Heaven For in my heart I know Wherever He does take them – That’s where I want to go. – C. David Hay

So, though I give you all my heart, The time will come when we must part. But all around you, you will see, Creatures that speak to you of me; A tired horse, a hunted thing, A sparrow with a broken wing … Pity – and help (I know you will) And somehow, I will be with you still; And I shall know, although I’m gone, The love I gave you lingers on. – Anonymous

“Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices.” – Lord Byron

To me, such an admission brought up the far more powerful admission that all the wonderful times you had with your animal were not worth the unhappiness at the end.” ― Cleveland Amory

“Unlike some people who have experienced the loss of an animal, I did not believe, even for a moment, that I would never get another. I did know full well that there were just too many animals out there in need of homes for me to take what I have always regarded as the self-indulgent road of saying the heartbreak of the loss of an animal was too much ever to want to go through with it again.

“Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.” ― Eugene O’Neill

“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

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” ― Antonio Porchia

“And they all said ‘I’m sorry for your loss,’ as if you were someone who could ever be taken from me.” ― Robert Brault

“If a dog has brightened your life and every day silently accepted your tears without judgement snuggled with you forgiven your faults, and loved you unconditionally, then you know what a gift dogs are to this world. ”

“People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.” ― Lilian Jackson Braun

“Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger.
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“Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.” ― Rita Mae Brown

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle" - Saint Francis of Assisi

"I will love you forever :)"

"Maybe the reasons I love animals so much, is because the only time they have ever broken my heart, is when they've crossed that rainbow bridge"

"Good old dog, with your old gray face, you sure know how to brighten up this place. Your pace is slowing, time wearing thin, you won't be here for long, Old Dog... I'll miss your grin. But before you go, there I just one thing to say, Old Dog, I love you and I'll miss you the rest of my days. And it's been an honor, to walk across this land, with your faithful head right at my hand." - Savana Frame

"He was your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You were his leader, his love, his life. He was yours, faithful and true. to the last beat of his heart"

"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault really." - Agnes Sligh Turnbull

You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door. You're not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore. Life seems quiet with you, you were far more than a pet. You were a family member, a friend... a loving soul I'll never forget. It will take some time to heal - for the silence to go away. I still listen for you, and miss you every day. You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true. My heart will always wear the paw prints left by you.

"Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day"

"When you feel me in your heart just look up, I'll be right there"

"Dogs come into our lives and teach us about, they depart and teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. it merely expands the heart."

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbel

“Some angels choose fur instead of wings.”
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“Some angels choose fur instead of wings.” -Unknown

“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.”
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“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.” – Oliver Gaspirt

“Grief is pervasive. It cannot be quarantined any more than love can be quarantined.
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“Grief is pervasive. It cannot be quarantined any more than love can be quarantined. Grief affects all areas of life.” – Shelby Forsythia

“Heartbreak is life educating us.”
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“Heartbreak is life educating us.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I heard somebody define heaven once as a place where, when you get there, all the dogs
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“I heard somebody define heaven once as a place where, when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved run to greet you.” – Robert B. Parker

“Heaven, or the Other Side, is all around us. It is not in some faraway place.
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“Heaven, or the Other Side, is all around us. It is not in some faraway place. Your loved ones are just a thought away.” — Karen A. Anderson

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness. - Marjorie Garber

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

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a dog’s love.

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love; they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog
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“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.” – Erica Jong

Someday the memories of those last days will fade and you’ll think about your dog as he was in happy times, in all his butt-wiggling, face-licking, squirrel-chasing, mischief-making glory.

Don’t let anyone tell you she was just a dog. She was a wonderful part of your life that you had to let go. You don’t just get over that.

You were as devoted to your dog as he was to you. That’s remarkable.

Don’t ever apologize or feel silly about crying over a dog. When you lose your best friend, you have every right to be sad about it.

Dogs are only in our lives for a short time, but they stay in our memories for as long as we live. It’s a small consolation, but it’s nice to know we can always visit them in our thoughts.

The worst thing about losing your dog is not having someone there to lick the tears away.

“I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children – they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.” – Mary Tyler Moore

“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” – Marjorie Garber

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan

“Dogs are always good and full of selfless love. They are undiluted vessels of joy who never, ever deserve anything bad that happens to them.” – Steven Rowley

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.” – Dean Koontz

“One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” – Pope Paul VI

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” – Roger A. Caras

“The dog is a gentleman. I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” – Mark Twain

“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so
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“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.” – Martin Luther

“The loss is as particular and profound as the intimacy, and the depth of mourning it sets off can shock people, for we’re often not fully aware of how many voids the dog has filled until he’s no longer there, no longer filling those spaces in his able, silent way.” ― Caroline Knapp

“The one imperfect aspect of this near-perfect relationship, our bond with dogs, is its lack of longevity. They live such brief lives, and if there’s one thing that intensifies the sense of loss we experience when they die, it’s the fact that our grief tends to be pathologized, considered excessive and misdirected, even silly.” ― Caroline Knapp

“You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you've never known.” ― Michael P. Naughton

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same
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“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show
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“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

“Dogs don’t know about beginnings, and they don’t speculate on matters that occurred before their time. Dogs also don’t know—or at least don’t accept—the concept of death. With no concept of beginnings or endings dogs probably don’t know that for people having a dog as a life companion provides a streak of light between two eternities of darkness.” -Stanley Coren

“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn
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“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.” -Mary Carolyn Davies

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain

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

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” -Dean Koontz

“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave,
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“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” -Dan Gemeinhart

“People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.” -Ashly Lorenzana

“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of
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“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.” -Amy Sedaris

“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but, ‘Can they suffer?’ — Jeremy Bentham

“So many people say they put their pets 'down’ when they are really lifting them up.” — Kate McGahan

“All the love you ever gave is waiting for you there at Rainbow Bridge.”
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“All the love you ever gave is waiting for you there at Rainbow Bridge.” — Kate McGahan

“The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.” — Marie-Jeanne Philipon

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings

“Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.”
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“Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” — Dean Koontz

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, he will make a fool of himself too.” — Samuel Butler

“Love me, love my dog.” — Proverb

“There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy.” — Jean Anouilh

“Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating.” — Rev. Joel L. Morgan

“Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all difference of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Grief makes one hour ten.” — Shakespeare

“Oh to be a stone! To feel no grief!” — Euripides

“There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.” — Rudyard Kipling

“Grief is the price we pay for love”
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“Grief is the price we pay for love” – Queen Elizabeth II

“No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories” – Chris Sorensen

Wishing you brighter days ahead and the storm clouds to clear so you can remember the great mementoes you had with _____. My sympathies are with.

We will be there for you to help you get through this. You have all our support, love and sympathy if you require it. Stay strong.

Remember all the good times you and ______ had together. There were so many and they can’t be forgotten, just like he/she never will be. Offering my best for you to get through this.

Try to find the strength to see you through this painful time in friends and family. They will be there for you. Sending my most sincere sympathy.

I’m so sorry for such a heartbreaking loss. ______ was the perfect dog and could make friends with anyone he/she met. We will him him/her dreadfully. We hope you’re coping – don’t forget we’re just a call away.

Take as long as you need and remember that friends and family are all here for support if you need us. My deepest condolences

We will all miss _______’s wagging tail and happy face. She/he will live forever on in our hearts though, and the good memories sustain us through the hard times. Wishing you some comfort and peace in the coming days

Dogs are taken from us far too soon. We can only hope we made their lives happy for the short time we were blessed with their presence. I know for sure you did. My condolences during an awful time

I know the strong bond that you and ________ had and so how this must be for you. If you need anything then I can be there for you – please don’t hesitate to ask

I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. You have my most sincere condolence and I will be thinking of you

“Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating” – Rev. Joel L. Morgan

“One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ” – Pope Paul VI

My pastor once told me, ‘If there are no dogs in heaven I don’t want to go’. I agree” – Glenwood McNabb

“Do dogs understand death? Do they have souls? Do they go to heaven? I have always believed so, but this confirmed that all of God’s creatures, humans and animals, have a soul and that we will all be reunited in heaven.

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe.We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made” – Roger A. Caras

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as
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“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are
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“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

“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?” – Sir Walter Scott

“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered”
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“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered” – Lacie Petitt

In my heart, always. No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.

No longer by my side but forever in my heart.
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No longer by my side but forever in my heart.

You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel
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You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel.

A loyal companion and best friend. May their memories bring you comfort in this time of loss.

Your pal will always be by your side, watching over you.

“I won’t forget you. We’ll meet again, in heaven”

“His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears”
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“His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“I miss you more each day”

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

“I will never forget you”

“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness” – Marjorie Garber

“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven
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“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” – Pam Brown

“You will forever be a part of me and live in in my heart. Heavens gain is our loss”

“A dog wags his tale with his heart”

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”
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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” – Roger Caras

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

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

“We’ll meet again in heaven. Until then I miss you more than words can say”
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“We’ll meet again in heaven. Until then I miss you more than words can say”

“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master”
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“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master” – Ben Hur Lampman

“A companion is gone… but the memory lives on”
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“A companion is gone… but the memory lives on”

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really”
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“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life”
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“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life” – Bob Barker

“I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine”
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“I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.”

“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. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If I had known that on that day our time was near the end I would have done things differently, my forever friend. I would have stayed right next to you deep into the night but I thought I’d see you in the early morning light. And so I said “Good night” to you as I walked in through the door never thinking of the time when I’d see you no more. But if I had known that on that day our time was at the end I would have done things so differently, my forever friend. – Sally Evans

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.” I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me. I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore. I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more. I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care. I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there. I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key. I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “It’s me.” You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there. It’s possible for me to be so near you everyday. To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.” You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew… in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you. The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning and say “Good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.” And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side. I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. Be patient, live your journey out… then come home to be with me. – Colleen Fitzsimmons

I wish someone had given Jesus a dog. As loyal and loving as mine. To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes And adore Him for being divine. As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog, Would have followed Him all through the day. While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well And knelt in the garden to pray. It is sad to remember that Christ went away. To face death alone and apart. With no tender dog following close behind, To comfort its Master’s Heart. And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn, How happy He would have been, As His dog kissed His hand and barked it’s delight, For The One who died for all men. Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine, The old pal so dear to me. And I smile through my tears on this first day alone, Knowing they’re in eternity. Day after day, the whole day through, Wherever my road inclined, Four feet said, “Wait, I’m coming with you!” And trotted along behind. – Rudyard Kipling

“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in a joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.” – Anonymous

“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives, and I am quite satisfied that it is out of compassion for 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?” – Sir Walter Scott

Grieving Quote For Loss Of Dog

Find solace in Dog Loss Quotes that offer comfort and understanding during the difficult time of losing a beloved canine companion. These quotes provide a space to express grief and honor the memory of our loyal and cherished friends.


 

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