Sympathy Messages for Pets

When a pet dies, it can hurt just as much as when a person dies.  The reason for this is that people can form strong relationships with their pets, and the feelings of loss for that relationships create a need to grieve just like with the loss of a family member or friend.

Use these examples of pet loss sympathy messages to show your condolences when someone loses a pet.  Make the message as personal as you can and mention some positives about the pet in addition to using the following pet sympathy messages.

  1. There will never be another _____ like _____.  He/she was an awesome pet that I always enjoyed being around when I was hanging out at your place.  He/she was one of a kind. I am sorry for your loss.
  2. I know how much it can hurt when you lose a pet.  Pet’s can provide you with friendship, fun and entertainment.  I am sorry for your loss.
  3. Dogs truly are man’s best friend.  I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your best friend.
  4. A lot of people may not realize how big of a deal it is when a dog dies.  If they have owned a really cool dog like yours, then they would know it is a big deal.   I am sorry for your significant loss.
  5. I am sorry to hear that your pet has died. If you start to feel lonely and want that sound of barking in your house again, you can take my pain in the butt dog off my hands.
  6. I am sorry to hear that the cute and furry member of your family has passed away.  He/she will remain in our memories as a good dog/cat and a very loved and missed friend and family member.
  7. I am sorry you found your fish floating upside down.  I hope his burial at sea in the toilet went smoothly.  I also hope he has a nice trip to his next life in the city sewer system.
  8. Even though I don’t like snakes/spiders, I can understand that you enjoyed your pet.  I am sorry for the loss of enjoyment you must be experiencing.  One good thing is that I can come over to your house now without being freaked out.
  9. If dogs do go to heaven, I am sure yours will be waiting on you there.  He/she was a good dog.
  10. I am sorry that you lost your furry friend.  He/she was an adorable sweetheart. My condolences to you and your family.
  11. I am sorry you lost your pet.  Since I know you will be missing him/her, I will be calling you soon to check on you to see how you are doing. We should get together soon.

Pet Loss Sympathy Messages

What to Write When Someone’s Pet Dies

The loss of a pet can be as devastating to a person as the death of a family member or friend. Many people treat their pets like family and are hurt by the loss just like a family member death.

This makes it difficult to write a sympathy message for the loss of a pet just like a person. See the death of the pet as an opportunity for you to be creative and think about the type of pet. Make the message tailored to that pet.

Empathize with the person losing the pet. People put a great deal of investment of time, energy, and love toward their pets. This can be a truly difficult time for a pet owner when feelings of loss become overwhelming.  Also, lifestyle changes will occur as the pet is no longer needing attention.

Sympathy Messages for Death of a Pet

Sometimes you will need general pet sympathy card messages. You can use these to help you get your message started, or leave these the way they are.

  1. I am sorry about your pet dying. I know it was special and became part of your family.
  2. All good things come to an end, and I guess that even means good pets. I am sorry for your loss.
  3. Some animals are extra special, and when we lose them, we feel a real loss. I’m sending my condolences to you for the loss of your pet.
  4. I don’t know whether I can say anything to make you feel better after losing your pet, but I would like to say I’m sorry for your loss.
  5. Some people don’t think that losing a pet is a big deal, but I know that it can be difficult. Pets can be great friends and even close family members. Please accept my condolences.
  6. I am sorry to hear that you lost your pet. Feel free to come by and take my pain in the butt pet any time you’d like to borrow him.

Sympathy Messages for Death of a Dog

Use these sympathy card messages for dogs.

  1. When they say a dog is man’s best friend, it’s easy to understand why it’s so difficult to lose a great dog. Losing your best friend is difficult.
  2. There is something special about dogs’ ability to bond with their owners. That relationship can be difficult to lose. I am sorry you lost your dog.
  3. Life is too short for dogs. We get to watch them as puppies all the way through old age. A dog will give it’s entire life to pleasing us. My condolences for the loss of your dog.
  4. They’re cute, funny, happy, protective, sweet, and understanding. What more could you ask from a pet or even a person? Your dog was all of these things. I am sorry for your loss.
  5. They broke the mold when your dog died. There will never be another one like him. I am sorry.

Sympathy Messages for Death of a Cat

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For Ginger…Rest In Peace…

So many nights I came home to you
knowing you would always greet me
with smiles through a wagging tail

never let me be to sad for to long
always helped me through
tough times and happy too

Loved the very sight of you
sqeaking that toy
always made me smile
always knew just what to do
even when I didn’t

brown eyes so sweet and full of life
slowly lost their light
sat with you through your pain
like you always did with me

hurt my heart so deeply
to see you in such pain
all I wanted to do
was help my faithful friend

and even when you wern’t yourself anymore
caused from all the sickness
I never loved you any less

tears filled my eyes
when they told me what was best…

so hard for me to leave you just lying there
staring up at me with pain filled eyes
difficult to know the right thing to do
putting you to rest

Didnt want to lose you from my life
didn’t want to see you in pain any longer

Drove you there in a daze
staring at you every few moments
my heart breaking in pieces
as we arrived

Sat there with you at the office
wanting to turn around
as you softly whimpered
I couldn’t bare the sound

You fell asleep so softly
as my tears fell down like rain
I thanked God above
that you were no longer in pain

So, as I lay you down to rest my best friend
I know your watching over me still
with your love-filled brown eyes
shining brighter than ever now

Memories will keep you here with me
I will always love you dearly Ginger

(Written/Submitted by Lisa Jazmine)

Loosing You…The Loss of a Pet

Hey there everyone. I just lost my best friend today(09/23/07), my dog Ginger.We had to put her to sleep. She kept having multiple seizures, 3 heart attacks, a tooth infection, and brain damage from the seizures.

She was always there for me. She knew when I was sad and would lick away the tears from my face till I stopped crying. When I was feeling down she would bring her favorite squeaky toy to me and bark, wanting me to play fetch with her. And she always knew just what to do when I was mad, by curlling up next to me or on top of me, wagging her tail and stairing at me with her big brown eyes as she’d wave her paw at me wanting me to pet her.

All I ask of you is to please submit ANY KIND OF POEM you have(pre-written or brand new)that will help me to cope with all this and feel better. Make me laugh,cry,anything you can possibly think of. Pretty much anything goes. Good luck!

A Poem for the Grieving… Pet Loss Poem

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die…

– Mary Elizabeth Frye

The Loss of a Pet – Really Sad Story

I just lost one of my bunny rabbits (Emma) in the most horrific way. A cat got in with the bunnies and we found one of them completely eaten up, only thing left was her pelt and spinal bones, everything else was GONE! And, the cat attacked a baby bunny (my husband heard it and stopped it) who is now in a cage downstairs hopefully recovering, but beaten up and not sure how bad. It is bleeding and dragging it’s front left leg, but other than that I think it’s fine. UPDATE: The baby passed away last night.

Now, all the bunnies are in a building in cages until we can get them set up with more space in the building. Now, we just have to keep them boy bunnies from getting in each other’s spaces and fighting amongst themselves!

My stepdaughter and I buried Emma’s remains today. I don’t remember losing my first pet, but I can tell you this one was hard, especially under the circumstances. I haven’t had pets since I was young living at home (I’m now 40) and have just been getting bunny rabbits in the last year and a half.
(Written by Fairy Nutty Buddy)