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100+ Pet Condolence Messages & Pet Loss Quotes

By Duong Khanh Linh on Jan 18, 2022

 

 

When pet owners lose their pet, they are often left feeling lost and alone. Their dog was a loyal companion for many years, and now they must find a way to cope with the loss without them. It can be hard to know what to say or do for someone who has just experienced this type of loss, but there are some things you can do that will help them feel better.

This blog post is full of 100 different ideas for pet loss quotes & messages from caring condolences to comforting thoughts that any dog mom or dog dad would appreciate when experiencing this difficult time in their life.

20 Caring Condolence Messages for Loss of Pet

 

You still haven’t found the right words to offer as condolences to a friend or family member who has lost a pet? You want to know how to comfort someone over text? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 20 Caring Condolence Messages for you that you may use to console someone who has lost a pet.

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. [Pet’s name] will be greatly missed. Please accept our condolences.
  2. Losing such an important part of the family is never easy. I’m thinking about you. Don’t hesitate to call me if you’d like to talk.
  3. Thinking about you and [Pet’s name]. If there is anything you need just let me know.
  4. [Pet’s Name] was so special and so lucky to have you to love him/her. Thinking of you.
  5. I am so sorry you lost your friend. My heart goes out to you.
  6. I’m just so sorry. Caring thoughts are with you.
  7. I am so sorry for your loss. [Pet’s name] will be greatly missed.
  8. I’m so sorry you lost your best friend. What a special and gentle soul he/she was.
  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad [He/She] lived a beautiful life with a wonderful owner.
  10. I’m so sorry for your loss, [Pet’s Name] was part of the family and he/she always greeted us when we visited.
  11. I can’t imagine how much it hurts, and I’m wishing you comfort.
  12. I know how much [He/She] meant to you. Know that you’re in my thoughts.
  13. I know you miss [Pet’s Name] terribly. I’m thinking about you and sending thoughts and prayers.
  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know [insert pet’s name here] was very special to you. May happy memories of him/her bring you comfort in the days ahead. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.
  15. I remember how your [Pet’s Name] would watch TV with you forever. You guys were lucky to have each other for so many years. Let’s keep in touch.
  16. I’m sorry for your loss. I remember how much [Pet’s Name] loved to go on long rides in the car. You always included him/her in everything. What fond memories you have.
  17. We can never keep them long enough! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  18. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
  19. [Pet’s name] was such a great [dog/cat/etc.]. He/she was lucky to have chosen you as his family.
  20. You and [Pet’s name] were so lucky to have found each other. He/she will be greatly missed.

When someone loses their pet, it can be difficult. Here’s what you should do to help them through this tough time: What to Do When Someone Loses a Pet & 6 Things Not to Say or Do 

30 Thoughtful Messages for a Pet Sympathy Card


There are so many pet loss cards out there, but most of them don’t really capture what you want to say. Here we have compiled a list of 100 sympathy messages that might be shared with someone who has lost their furry friend.

  1. May the memories of [Pet’s Name] keep your heart warm.
  2. Walk with the spirit of [Pet’s Name] by your side.
  3. [Pet’s Name] will be in your heart forever and you will be with him again at the Rainbow Bridge.
  4. Still loved, still missed and forever dear.
  5. They will not go quietly, the pets who’ve shared our lives.
  6. For nothing loved is ever lost – And he/she was loved so much.
  7. Your favorite HELLO and your hardest Good-BYE.
  8. You walked the earthly way together for many years, but never long enough.
  9. He wasn’t just a dog – He was your best friend.
  10. May loving memories of your beloved [Pet’s Name] warm your heart forever.
  11. There will never be another one like [He/She]. With sincere sympathy.
  12. They were lucky to have had you love them so much. Sorry for your loss.
  13. This breaks my heart for you. I am so, so sorry.
  14. To lose a true friend is never easy. Know that you’re in my thoughts.
  15. A devoted friend and beloved pet such as [Pet’s name] will always hold a special place in your heart. [He/she] is gone but never forgotten.
  16. [Insert pet’s name] will always be by your side, watching over you. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
  17. We can’t imagine the grief you feel after losing [Pet’s name]. [He/she] was a lovely [animal type] with a sweet temperament and will be missed by many.
  18. You were a fantastic pet mom, and I know your family must be feeling deeply sad at this time. [Pet’s name] was a great [animal type], and his/her memory lives on through your memories.
  19. Although others may not understand your grief, I do. Losing a pet such as [Pet’s name] can leave a hole in your heart and a void in your life. Know that I am thinking of you and offer my condolences. Call me if you want to chat or need a shoulder to cry on.
  20. I was saddened to hear of the death of [Pet’s name]. No words of sympathy will ease your pain, but I want you to know that I am thinking of you in your time of grief. Call me when you feel ready to talk or if you need a hug.
  21. [Pet’s name] has been an integral part of your life. Don’t be ashamed to feel sadness—[he/she] was a special friend, and the grief you feel is natural and understandable. Take care of yourself, and allow yourself time to grieve.
  22. We share your sorrow. [Pet’s name] was a loving [animal type] who will be missed by many. [He/she] had such a sweet personality.
  23. I was sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the pain in your heart will be eased by the beautiful memories you have of [Pet’s name].
  24. Although [Pet’s name] has passed, [he/she] will always be beside you in spirit, watching over you. So sorry for your loss.
  25. I was sorry to hear that [Pet’s name] had crossed the rainbow bridge. My condolences are with you and your family at this sad time.
  26. [Pet’s name] – a true ray of sunshine – has been taken away. I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
  27. The love of a pet will always be remembered. Cherish your memories.
  28. [Pet’s name] was a loyal and faithful friend.
  29. Loving thoughts are sent your way, so sorry for the loss.
  30. [Pet’s name] was such a fun-loving and sweet [animal type]. [His/her] passing has shocked us and I’m sure devastated you. I have such fond memories of [him/her]. Let’s get together soon and catch up on things.

A thoughtful gift is a great way to help your loved ones remember their pet and show they are thought about. Check out our Dog Memorial Gifts collection today!

50 Beautiful Quote & Sayings for Loss of Pet


It’s difficult to say good-bye to a beloved dog, and no matter how old the furry friend is, each goodbye always feels too soon. These 50 pet loss quotes & sayings bellow might provide you or your loved ones some comfort as we grieve the loss of our devoted and loving companion.

  1. “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras
  3. “A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto
  4. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
  5. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Jack Lemmon
  6. A good dog lives forever in the heart. – Donald McCaig
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers
  10. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!”- Author Unknown
  11. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton
  12. “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
  13. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  14. “Heartbreak is life educating us.” – George Bernard Shaw
  15. “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
  16. “Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” – Jon Katz
  17. “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
  18. “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
  19. “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.” – Anonymous
  20. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France
  21. “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ” – Mark Twain
  22. “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
  23. “If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.” – James Thurber
  24. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
  25. “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  26. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  27. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” – Mark Twain
  28. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov
  29. “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? 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
  30. “One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” – Pope Paul VI
  31. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply, becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be”. – Konrad Lorenz
  35. “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
  36. A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right.” – Barbara Kingsolver
  37. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings
  38. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones
  39. “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley
  40. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner
  41. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney
  42. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh
  43. “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
  44. “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  45. “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
  46. “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” – Mark Twain
  47. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz
  48. “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
  49. “If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.” – James Thurber
  50. “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
  51. “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

Conclusion

Losing a pet is tough. It’s hard to know what the right words are for saying goodbye. We hope these sympathy messages and quotes can provide some comfort during this difficult time, or at least offer you solace in knowing that others have been through this too. If your friend has lost their dog, don’t forget to check out our list of Dog Memorial Gifts – we think they will be appreciated by anyone who loves animals deeply as much as they do.

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