These pet memorial quotes will give comfort and are ideal for writing in pet sympathy cards.
A good pet loss quote can be a moving tribute for a beloved animal.
I have had many dogs in my life and know what a joy they can be. I never tire of seeing them playing on the beach or running for a ball. When I’m on holiday in Bali, I adore watching the street dogs playing on the sand. So when you lose a beloved pet, it can be a very emotional time. The grief you feel for a pet can be as strong as for a family member, especially for those who live alone.
All the images on this page are available as pet loss greeting cards, and some are also available as posters. Some of them are photos I took of the Bali street dogs, and some of the proceeds from those cards will go to the Bali Animal Welfare Association. Some are photos of my own dog Jessie, and some were given by friends for which I'm very grateful.
If you want to find out how to order them, just click on any image.
And now I leave you with my selection of quotes about pet loss which really speak for themselves:
“Dogs Leave Pawprints on our Hearts” – Unknown
“The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship, and love, and death: Old Skip dog was my brother. They had buried him under our elm tree, they said - yet this wasn't totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.” Willie Morris
“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.”
Ben Hur Lampman
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." Roger Caras
“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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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
The photo below by Heastaic.
“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." Louis Sabin
“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
“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.” Author Unknown
“Dogs lives are too short...their only fault, really." Agnes Sligh Turnbull
“The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.”
“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
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened.”
“A dog wags his tail with his heart." Martin Buxbaum
“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
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." Josh Billings
“My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dog's eyes." Unknown
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” Orhan Pamuk
“A good dog never dies.” Mary Carolyn Davies
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