After the passing of our beloved dachshund, Silke, we were moved by the prayers and kind words of our friends. We have compiled many dog loss quotes and meditations about companion loss for your use.

Whether you use this page to discover the appropriate words of condolence for others or read it for your own solace, we hope it brings you comfort. You are not alone in your endeavor. All pet owners eventually experience this sorrow.

We sincerely hope that these quotes about dogs passing will help you express those difficult-to-express emotions.

These basic yet touching quotations describe the relationship between dog parents and their puppies, as well as the difficulty of saying farewell.

Quotes About Dogs Passing

“I loved you for your whole life and I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.”

“A companion is gone … but the memory lives on.”

​​“The most difficult thing about having a dog is the goodbye.”

“Grief is not a sign of weakness, but the price of love.”

“If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.”

“Happiness is a cold nose and a warm belly.”

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”

“Dogs leave their paw prints on our hearts.”

“Some angels choose fur instead of wings.”

“When you feel me in your heart, look up and I’ll be right there.”


1 Year Death Anniversary Quotes For Dog

These authors, poets, and writers have captured the emotion of losing a canine more precisely than anyone else ever has.

“Love is love,” I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. “Loss is loss.” — Meg Donohue, “Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found”

“Heaven, or the Other Side is all around us. It is not in some far away place. Your loved ones are just a thought away.” — Karen A. Anderson, “The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side”

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi

“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

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” — C.S. Lewis, “A Grief Observed”

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” — Anatole France

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, “Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“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

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Dog Death Anniversary Quotes

It is extremely sad to lose a canine, but one cannot forget the happiness they brought while they were alive and well. These quotations prompt us to recall the happy times.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. 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

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ― Andy Rooney

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ― Will Rogers

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings

​​“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”― Roger Caras

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ― Mark Twain

“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

“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.” — Bob Barker

“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”― Carrie Underwood

“To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.” – Hermione Gingold

In conclusion, losing a cherished canine can be an excruciating ordeal. However, reading and reflecting on quotes for a dead dog can provide some solace and consolation during this trying time. 

Whether humorous, poignant, or philosophical, these quotations can serve as a reminder of the happiness and unconditional love that our dogs have brought into our lives. 

They can also serve as a reminder that although our dogs are no longer with us, their memory and influence on our lives will endure. So, remember your furry companion and treasure the memories you shared together. 

And remember, despite how difficult it may be, the agony of loss will ultimately fade, leaving only the love and joy that your canine brought into your life.

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