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Pet Loss Poems for Dogs and Cat

When you lose a pet, it may seem like no one understands how you feel. You may have tried to speak to people about your feelings, but it just didn’t help you. This is why many people have turned to reading pet loss poems. The following are some of the best pet loss poems for dogs and cats to help you with this difficult time.

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown… 

Poem For Cats

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don’t they understand? asked God
That you’ll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is….forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am….forever and ever and ever.

Author Unknown

This one is a nice one as an image. Enjoy!

pet loss poem

If you would like to read some more poetry on pet loss, please click on these links.

Time to Go – This is a great poem by John Quealy who touches on what a beloved pet much feel like when he/she needs to go.

From Friend to Friend – This poem is beautiful. It was written by Karen Clouston. She details how hard it can be to lose such a special pet.

Little Cat (To Marmie) – This poem from MJ Falango describes what the owner of a little cat was thinking as he/she was dying.

Other Sites with a Collection of Pet Loss Poetry

If you want more, please see these sites, which have a great selection of poems on pet loss.

Paws 2 Heaven

Poem Hunter

Dog Quotations

We hope these poems have helped you grieve the loss of your pet. If you would like to share a poem you’ve written, feel free to post it below in the comments.