25 Beautiful Dog Loss Quotes

25 Beautiful Dog Loss Quotes

Oct 29, '20

Dog Loss: 25 Beautiful Quotes That Honor Their Lives.

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From the moment our dogs come home, they begin to make memories that will last forever. Although they may be gone, they never truly leave us. 

Losing a dog is one of the hardest things we experience. While there are no words that can make up for our loss, we have gathered 25 beautiful quotes that can honor their life!

1. “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

2. “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

3. “Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” - Dan Gemeinhart

4. "From the moment our dog came home, he began to make beautiful memories that will last forever." - Matt Lindquist

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5. No longer by my side, but forever in my heart. - Unknown

6. "Their love shows no boundaries and their sense of adventure never leaves them." - Unknown

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

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

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

10. “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


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11. "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." -Winnie The Pooh

12. "The best, and worst, thing about our dog is that we love them. It makes all of their time here sweeter and saying goodbye one of the hardest things we do." - Matt Lindquist

13. “A pet’s love is never replaced but always remembered.” - Anonymous

14. “Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected and love us more than we could have hoped. That’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.” - Anonymous

15. “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

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16. “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

17. “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

18. “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

19. “A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” - Lacie Petitt

20. "My dog wasn't a pet. He was a companion that was there for me during the darkest times. I'm thankful I had him, even though I will miss him forever." - Unknown

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21. "If the world was full of people who could give unconditional love like a dog can, we would live in a much happier place. That is why losing a dog is so hard, because that love is found in so few places." - Matt Lindquist

22. "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened." - Anatole France

23. “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

24. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” - M.K. Clinton

25. "As time goes on, you find that it becomes easier to remember the good times with your dog. It is still hard, but your love for them continues to grow stronger even after they pass." - Unknown 


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