Pet Loss Quotes: For a Pet Sympathy Card


Pet loss quotes can be added to a blank sympathy card to comfort a grieving friend. It’s a small gesture, but it can mean a lot. Even just sending an e-card can be a quick way to acknowledge the loss of a pet and let your friend know that you’re thinking of them and that you care.

General Pet Loss Quotes

It’s easy to find wonderful pet sympathy cards and gifts now. There seems to be more awareness about this type of grief and loss. I’ve seen everything from pet memorial ornaments and jewelry to picture frames and blankets. You don’t have to spend a lot of money though. You can even use a blank greeting card or add one of these quotes to make it a pet sympathy card.

“Heartbreak is life educating us.” – George Bernard Shaw

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


“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

“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

“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran


“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” -Author Unknown

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” -Terri Guillemets

“No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.” -Cynthia S. Dobesh

“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

Not all of these quotes specifically mention the death of a pet, but they are quotes that I’ve used to make either homemade sympathy cards or my graphics for e-cards that I can share online. I’ve collected several quotes over of the years and these are some of my favorites.

“May every sunrise hold more promise, every moonrise hold more peace.” -Author Unknown

“There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” -Chief Seattle

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

“I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive.” -Iwao Fujita


Pet Loss Quotes for the Loss of a Dog

These quotes are about the loss of a dog, but pet loss quotes don’t have to be specific. You could also you sympathy quotes.

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

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” –Roger Caras

“The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” –Konrad Lorenz

“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

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

“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

“Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.” –Author Unknown

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

Expressing Sympathy for Pet Loss

I hope you found some ideas for what to say in a pet sympathy card. If you need a card, I have free printable pet loss cards you can use. Sending a card might seem like a small thing, but it can help. A simple acknowledgement of the loss can help a grieving friend. You may also be able to recommend pet loss and grief resources to a friend.