22 Pet Loss Poems

Look through our loss of a pet poems, quotes and messages to assist you in your search for the best way to share your condolences or to help console your own loss. If you need help writing a condolence letter, we have help for that too.

Dealing with a pet loss is something not everyone understands. Unless you have a pet who you are attached too, understanding a bond between a pet and its owner is hard to see. But let me tell you, the bond we share is like no other. It cannot be held up to any other in comparison. And every bond is different. One could be like best friends share, another could be similar to a mother and her child. The distinction between this bond is truly up to the owner. How far they allow this love to fall into their hearts will determine this bond.

But the good thing is, if someone you know has lost their pet, you do not need to know the extent of their bond. The fact is, if their bond is quite close, you will most likely know just by their reaction to their loss or by the way they talked about their beloved friend before the passing. In any case, how you react to them should be the same as if they had lost a family member or a very close friend. Because in most cases, that is exactly what they have lost.

Send them a sympathy card or a condolence letter. Find bereavement phrases that would best describe your grief for them if you are not able to write one yourself. Send them flowers or a gift basket. But at the very least, acknowledge their loss. This is very real to them, and if you are a close family member or friend, you should be aware of this and treat it as such.

  1. Rainbow Bridge
    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 vigor;
    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 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....
    Author Unknown
    I Miss You Poems

  2. I'll Miss You Now That You'll Gone
    You had my heart from the very start,
    All it took was you looking up at me.
    I looked down at you and my heart skipped a beat,
    Thatís when I knew it was meant to be.

    It was hard at first but it eventually came to me,
    I found you the perfect name.
    Our lives fit together like a perfect glove,
    I made you happy and you did the same.

    Our lives went on together as great companions,
    We were together as much as could be.
    Times apart would be short, necessaries arose,
    But I always knew youíd be waiting for me.

    Now that youíre gone I open the door remembering you arenít on the other side,
    It pains me to say that youíve moved on without me,
    But I know you are safe and happy where you are,
    No more suffering on this earth for thee

    Knowing this helps me to dry my eyes,
    Weíll meet again when its my time to pass on.
    You will forever be remembered as a part of the family,
    I will miss you now that youíre gone.
    Julie Hebert
    Funeral Poems

  3. Tribute To A Best Friend
    Sunlight streams through window pane
    unto a spot on the floor....
    then I remember,
    it's where you used to lie,
    but now you are no more.
    Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
    and muted echoes sound....
    then I remember,
    It's where your paws would joyously abound.
    A voice is heard along the road,
    and up beyond the hill,
    then I remember it can't be yours....
    your golden voice is still.
    But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
    and empty muted hall
    and lay them with the absent voice
    and unused dish along the wall.
    I'll wrap these treasured memorials
    in a blanket of my love
    and keep them for my best friend
    until we meet above.
    Author Unknown
    Love Sayings

  4. Oh, could I see my pet once more,
    And hold him on my knee.
    And feel his loving kiss on my hand,
    How happy would I be.
    Author Unknown
    Memorial Poems

  5. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    Author Unknown
    I Miss You Quotes

  6. Pet Loss Quotes:

  7. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
    Anatole France

  8. 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

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

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

  11. No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.
    Cynthia S. Dobesh

  12. 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

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

  14. Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened.
    Dr. Seuss

  15. Loss Of A Pet Message:

  16. May your memories of your departed friend be your comfort.

  17. Wishing you many moments filled with happy memories of your departed friend.
    Condolence Message

  18. May your memories give you wings to lift your spirits.
    Sympathy Quotes

  19. Sending you heartfelt sympathy in your loss.

  20. Wishing things were different, but knowing your departed pet will always be in your heart I know you will never forget!

  21. I'm sorry to hear your friend is no longer with you. May he have everything he loves wherever he is now.

  22. I completely understand what you are going through. I'm sorry you are having to say goodbye.

  23. My sympathies on the loss of your pet. May you find comfort in knowing they are happy, healthy and no longer in pain.

  24. I pray that you find the comfort and keep your memories close to your heart.

What To Write In A Pet Sympathy Card:

So it is important not to brush off a pet loss in a friend or family members home and to make sure we send our condolences in some way or another. Sending a letter of sympathy may be the perfect fit.If you havenít written a letter of condolence before, especially one for someone who has lost their pet, you may not know where to start. Below we have written a sample letter of condolence for the loss of a pet. You can take this exact message word for word and just fill in the spaces and make the changes necessary to make it more personalized or you can use it as a guideto writing your own condolence letter. Either way, we hope you will find it useful.

Dear _________________
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your pet _______________. He/she was a wonderful dog/cat/________. I know how hard it was to see him/her suffering. At least now you can breathe a sense of relief that he/she is not suffering anymore and is in a better place. I know you would much rather have him/her with you, but at least he/she is happy and not suffering.

Even though you are not with ______________ does not mean he/she is not with you.
ďPets leave footprints in our hearts and memories in our thoughts that last forever. Julie Hebert
There will always be a spot in your heart for those precious memories.

If there is anything that I can do to help make this difficult time a little easier for you, please donít hesitate to ask. Maybe we could just grab a coffee somewhere and talk or go for a walk around the block. Whatever it is that I can help with, know that I am here for you. My phone numbers are _____________.

With loving sympathies, ______________________


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We are so pleased to be able to provide loss of a pet poem and other resources to help you and your family and friends grieve for their loved ones. No matter the loss, they are all great losses.

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