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50+ Beautiful Loss of Pet Quotes

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Whether you’re searching for the right words of condolences to offer to a friend or family member who is grieving a pet or to comfort yourself as you mourn the loss of a beloved pet, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve assembled the ultimate list of over 50+ beautiful loss of pet quotes that you can use in a condolence message or sympathy card, or on a memorial for your pet.

We have organized our collection of quotes by type of pet loss:

We hope that these quotes bring you or your loved one comfort as you mourn the loss of a faithful companion. Pet grief is real and you are not alone in your grief.

At the end of our post, we have links to our Pinterest board and Facebook page where you can find more images with your favourite quotes about pet loss created especially for you.

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Loss of Pet Quotes For When a Beloved Dog Has Died

It’s so hard to say goodbye to a beloved dog, and that goodbye, no matter how old the furry friend is, always feels far too soon.

These quotes for when you’ve lost a dog will hopefully provide you with some comfort while you mourn the loss of your faithful and loving companion.

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Dogs are small rays of light caught on Earth for a short time to brighten our days.

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

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No one can truly understand why dogs are called
“man’s best friend” until they have experienced the loss of one.

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

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

By Konrad Lorenz

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Everyone is taught that angels have wings,
but the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws.

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May memories of love, and friendship maintain and
comfort you in the loss of your beloved dog.

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The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of its master.

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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.

By Thom Jones

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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.

By Gene Hill

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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

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

By Will Rogers

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

By Roger Caras

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Loss of pet quotes after the death of a cat

Loss of Pet Quotes For When a Beloved Cat Has Died

Everybody who has ever owned cats understands how easy it is to love them.

How can one tiny animal contain so much personality?!  Their little quirks that make each cat unique and irreplaceable, which is why losing a beloved cat is so difficult.

These beautiful quotes about losing your special cat will help you ease your pain and lighten your heart as you remember them.

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Your favourite chair is empty now, where you would lie and sleep.
But the memory of our happy times is mine to always keep.

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May memories of love, and friendship maintain and
comfort you in the loss of your beloved cat.

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When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.

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Sometimes a very special cat enters our lives…their presence changes our hearts forever.
And we can call ourselves blessed for having known them.
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend.

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If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it.
To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and
prospectively, to equally profound sadness.

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One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running
towards us and that day will be a good day.

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To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore,
God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.

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No one can truly understand the bond that we form with our cats
we love until they experience the loss of one.

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The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains
in our heart and soul forever.

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When people say “its just a cat” they just don’t understand.

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Loss of pet quotes after the death of a horse

Loss of Pet Quotes For When a Beloved Horse Has Died

There is something truly magical about horses.  If you’ve been lucky enough to spend time with this magnificent animal, you know exactly what we mean.

Horses show us how to be strong yet quiet, brave yet honest, and powerful yet patient.  They invite us to live in the moment and fill our hearts with peace, serenity and compassion.

Losing a beloved horse leaves a gaping hole in our hearts.  These quotes about losing a beloved horse perfectly capture the profound connection between humans and these wonderful animals and the joy they bring to our lives.

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Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space,
there must be some sweet pastured space
where creeks sing on and tall trees grow,
Some paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen,
I know great horses live again.

By Stanley Harrison

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Horses lend us the wings we lack.

Anonymous

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Always remember that once a horse has touched your soul,
they will always be with you.

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While time will fade these hoofprints…
the ones left on your heart will never disappear.

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When people say “its just a horse” they just don’t understand.

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A horse is a loyal companion and a best friend. May your memories
of him/her bring you comfort in this time of loss.

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Some things just fill your heart without trying.
Sorry for the loss of your beloved horse.

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The love of a horse knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.

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The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact
with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.

By Sharon Ralls Lemon

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Once touched by the spirit of a horse,
your soul remains forever enlightened.

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When you have been blessed by the companionship and loyalty of a horse…
life’s most treasured gift has been bestowed upon you…

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Loss of pet quotes after the death of a rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, fish, parrot or bird

Loss of Pet Quotes For All Creatures Great and Small

The size of your pet has no bearing on the amount of love you have for it.  If you’ve lost a hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, fish, parrot, bird, or some other type of pet, you will miss his or her presence in your life and those quiet moments that you shared.

These pet loss quotes for all creatures great and small will help you express sentiments about grieving a pet, which can sometimes be hard to put into words.

Any of these quotes would make a beautiful addition to a condolence card for someone grieving the loss of a beloved pet.

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

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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.

By John Galsworthy

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Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected and love
us more than we could have hoped…
that’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.

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They bring us love and happiness and comfort without end.
It’s hard to face such sadness without your furry friend.

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Best friends come in all breeds.

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

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No longer by my side but forever in my heart.

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A companion is gone but the memory lives on.

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Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected and love us more than we could have hoped…
that’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.

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At first they need us, and then we need them.

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A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.

By Lacie Petitt

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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.

By Amy Sedaris

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