Touching Memorial Pet Memes & Quotes
Losing a pet is devastating. Finding the right words to say to someone grieving their pet is difficult. Whether you’re mourning the loss of a cherished pet yourself or you’re searching for the right words to say to a friend or family member who is grieving a pet, you’re in the right place.
I’ve assembled an extensive list of over 75 touching and meaningful pet loss quotes, saying, and memes that you can use on a sympathy card, or on a memorial for your pet. I’ve even created images just for you that you can share on social media. Epitaphs that are memorial-ready are at the end of this post.
Memorial Quotes Sayings & Memes for All Pets
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
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.
They bring us love and happiness and comfort without end. It’s hard to face such sadness without your furry friend.
No longer by my side but forever in my heart.
A companion is gone but the memory lives on.
At first, they need us, and then we need them.
A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.- Lacie Petitt
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.
My heart will always wear the pawprints left by you.
No matter how bad my day was you always made me smile.
No longer by my side but forever in my heart.
The song is ended but the melody lingers on.
Don’t cry because it is over; smile because it happened – Dr. Seuss
You still live on in the hearts and minds, Of the loving family you left behind.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie The Pooh
Whisper I love you to a butterfly, and it will deliver your message to heaven.
Sometimes we aren’t meant to get over someone, and we go on living a little bit emptier. – Leo Christopher
Best friends come in all breeds.
Memorial Quotes Sayings & Memes for Dogs
Dogs are small rays of light caught on Earth for a short time to brighten our days.
No one can truly understand why dogs are called “man’s best friend” until they have experienced the loss of one.
Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days.
The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be. – Konrad Lorenz
Everyone is taught that angels have wings, but the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws.
The best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of its master.
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had. – Thom Jones
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
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
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. – Will Rogers
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. – Roger Caras
I’m waiting at the Rainbow Bridge knowing I was loved.
Heaven’s the place where all of the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.
Until the day we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.
Memorial Quotes Sayings & Memes for Cats
May memories of love and friendship maintain and comfort you in the loss of your beloved cat.
When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.
If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it. To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running toward us and that day will be a good day.
To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.
The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.
When people say “it’s just a cat” they just don’t understand.
And tonight I’ll fall asleep, with you in my heart.
They lived, they loved, they purred.
Do not worry about losing me, for I will never stray. Let me nuzzle in your heart, and I will forever stay.
What greater gift than the love of a cat? – Charles Dickens
A meow is a message to the heart. – Stuart McMillan
Kittens are angels with whiskers. – Alexis Flora Hope
No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau
Pet Memorial Epitaphs
These inscriptions are short and are used typically on a pet urn, headstone, or memorial. Some of the most common inscriptions are:
- Until We Meet Again
- In Memory Of
- Remembering Our Beloved Friend
- Dearest Memories of
- My Gorgeous Boy/Girl
- Our Beautiful Boy/Girl
- In Loving Memory
- Much Loved Never Forgotten
- Always In Our Hearts
- A Most Faithful Companion
- My Best Friend
- Friends Forever
- Forever Missed
- So Much Love Never To Be Forgotten
One Last Warm Thought
I want to leave you with one last meaningful quote:
“Unlike some people who have experienced the loss of an animal, I did not believe, even for a moment, that I would never get another. I did know full well that there were just too many animals out there in need of homes for me to take what I have always regarded as the self-indulgent road of saying the heartbreak of the loss of an animal was too much ever to want to go through with it again.
To me, such an admission brought up the far more powerful admission that all the wonderful times you had with your animal were not worth the unhappiness at the end.” – Cleveland Amory
You don’t have to be sad alone. Come join our community in celebrating the ups and downs of having a pet, where you can share your grief and memories. Celebrating All Pets Great & Small is a safe place where you’ll never have to feel weird for your depth of sadness or hear those cold words “it was just a pet”.
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