memorial sayings for loss of pet

57 Memorial Sayings for Loss of a Pet to Honor Them

Almost anyone who has owned a pet knows that they are part of the family. They are just as dear as a child or significant other. Unfortunately, they have a shorter lifespan than the average human, and we have to mourn their loss much sooner than we would other loved ones.

When you are planning a memorial, it can be hard to figure out the words you want to say and to get your love and memories across. These 57 memorial sayings for the loss of a pet can help you get the emotions across.

57 Memorial Sayings for Loss of a Pet


1. “Dogs come into our lives and leave paw prints on our hearts.
2. “I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa
3. “If I could, I would move heaven and earth to get you back.
4. “Sometimes, the smallest beings leave the biggest impression on our hearts.
5. “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
6. “A piece of my heart now lives in heaven.
7. “A pet is the only thing on earth that loves you more than they love themselves.
8. “Dogs and angels are not very far apart.” – Charles Bukowski
9. “Heaven’s just a place where all the pets you’ve ever loved and cared for come to greet you.
10. “It’s impossible to forget a dog that gave you so much to remember.
11. “Of all the animals, surely the dog is the only one that really shares our life… It is the only one that becomes so fond of us that sometimes it cannot go on living after its master dies.” – Ferdinand Mercy
12. “To all of our fur-kids in Heaven… you are in our hearts forever. We love you! Until we meet again, run, play, and find happiness.
13. “My best friend never said a word to me.
14. “Missing your unconditional love and playful paws, we are now apart. You’re gone to another place but we’ll never forget you.
15. “Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side.
16. “Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.
17. “A girl and her cat, a bond that can’t be broken.
18. “Some things just fill your heart without trying.
19. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman
20. “Pets are a part of the family, and the loss hurts just the same.
21. “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
22. “You may no longer be right by my side, but you will forever be in my heart.
23. “The hardest part of having a pet is saying goodbye.
24. “And they all said ‘I’m sorry for your loss,’ as if you were someone who could ever be taken from me.” – Robert Brault
25. “Forever loyal, forever loved.
26. “When I needed a hand, I found a paw.
27. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh
28. “Perhaps the most heartbreaking loss is no longer being viewed through such loving eyes.
29. “We don’t lose our pets; we lose constant friends that bring us unimaginable pleasure and delight.
30. “Some people will never understand how much someone can love a pet, but that’s okay because the pet knows.
31. “… what we have enjoyed, we can never lose… all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
32. “The little cat who is the companion of our house. Keep her safe as she goes abroad. And bring her back to comfort us.” – Russian Prayer
33. “Everyone believes that angels have wings, yet the fortunate among us discover that they have four paws.
34. “They lived, they loved, they purred.
35. “When we adopt… 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.” – Bruce Cameron
36. “When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
37. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras
38. “Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz
39. “No matter how long it’s been, there are still times when I think of you and it gets harder to breathe.
40. “Best friends come in all shapes and sizes.
41. “Your favorite chair is empty now, where you loved to sleep. But the memory of our happy times is our family’s to keep.
42. “Someone once asked me what the most difficult thing about having a cat is, I shook my head, looked down to the floor with my eyes closed and replied, ‘the goodbye’.
43. “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne
44. “Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer is a permanent reminder of who we really are.” – Nick Trout
45. “I loved you your whole life, I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.
46. “You left pawprints on the hearts of everyone you nuzzled.
47. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.” – Thom Jones
48. “If only they could live just as long as we, and not a moment longer.” – Kate McGahan
49. “Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot
50. “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.” – Cleveland Amory
51. “I hope you felt like I did everything I could for you, because you did everything you could for me.
52. “No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog.” – Gene Hill
53. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
54. “No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.
55. “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.
56. “You don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.” – Joe Garagiola
57. “I will never let you go. You’re tucked in my heart like a precious jewel. You are and always will be my best friend.

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