Sadly, most of us experience the loss of a beloved dog at least once.
They bring so much love and joy into our lives, but then they always leave us way too early.
At least they stay in our memories for as long as we live.
It’s a small consolation, but it’s nice to know we can always visit them in our thoughts.
In this article, we’ll share some comforting loss of a dog quotes with you.
We hope they bring some comfort to you and your loved ones.
You may also be interested in our article about dog memorial ideas: Loss of a Pet: 10+ Memorial Ideas
Loss Of A Dog Quotes
A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.Lacie Petitto
If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.Marjorie Garber
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.Unknown
Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.Dean Koontz
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
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
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.Helen Keller
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
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.Anatole France
You’ve lost a dog but gained a guardian angel.Unknown
The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.M.K. Clinton
I loved you for your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.Unknown
Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.Unknown
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
Don’t ever apologize or feel silly about crying over a dog. When you lose your best friend, you have every right to be sad about it.Unknown
Heartbreak is life educating us.George Bernard Shaw
Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye.Unknown
Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Helpful Books: Loss Of A Dog
If you enjoy reading, you may like the below helpful books on the topic of losing a dog:
- Heart Dog: Surviving the Loss of Your Canine Soul Mate by Roxanne Hawn
- Losing My Best Friend: Thoughtful support for those affected by dog bereavement or pet loss by Jeannie Wycherley