Dog Sympathy Card Messages

Dog Sympathy Card Messages: 65 Best Condolences for Dogs & Pets

 – Dog Sympathy Card Messages –

Losing a pet may be as bad as losing a friend or family member. They are extremely valuable to their owners and the loss will affect them long and profoundly.

And when it happens, it may be the most natural thing to give condolences cards or messages for the dog. It may, however, be difficult to find the right words. Especially when you try to measure the effect that the loss has had on their lives.


If you’re struggling then you may want to use the pet or dog condolence and sympathy card messages below to either provide you with a guide and some suggestions on what to write or pick the most suitable Messages and include it in your Dog Sympathy Card.


65 Dog Sympathy Card Messages

  1. I was sorry to hear that [pet’s name] had crossed the rainbow bridge. My condolences are with you and your family at this sad time.

  2. We can’t imagine the grief you feel after losing [insert pet’s name]. [He/she] was a lovely [animal type] and will be missed by many.

  3. “Our pets never really leave us. They live on in memories of the love and devotion they gave us.”

  4. “May fond memories of your beloved pet warm your heart always.”

  5. The love of a pet will always be remembered.

  6. I’m just so sorry. As i send this Dog Sympathy Card Messages, please take heart.

  7. “There is a special bond between a dog and his owner. That relationship can be difficult to lose. I am sorry for your loss.”

  8. “Treasured friends like your furry companion are missed by all when they pass on, and their fond memories live on forever in our hearts. Wishing you comfort and peace in your time of need.”

  9. “You had one of the coolest dogs I have ever had the pleasure of being around.”

  10. “I am so sorry that your sweet kitty died. She will continue to live on in your happy memories of her, and she will patiently be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge to reunite with you once again!”

  11. [Insert pet’s name]’s joyous spirit and loving demeanor touched everyone who met him, and [he/she] will live on in the hearts of many. May God give you strength and peace at this difficult time.

  12. Our heartfelt prayers are with you as you come to terms with the loss of [insert pet’s name]. [He/she] will be missed!

  13. A devoted friend and beloved pet such as [insert animal’s name] will always hold a special place in your heart. [He/she] is gone but never forgotten.

  14. “Sending our love to you and your family as you grieve over the loss of your pet. Nothing loved is ever lost. Although he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He will always be beside you and watching over you in spirit.”

  15. [insert dog’s name here]—a true ray of sunshine—has been taken away. I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

  16. “Dogs are really the sweetest, purest things in our lives. We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby. You’re in our thoughts.”

  17. I was sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the pain in your heart will be eased by the beautiful memories you have of [insert pet’s name].

  18. “No one can truly understand why dogs are called ‘mom’s best friend’ until they have experienced the loss of one.”

  19. “It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all of the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and as loving as they are.” — Anonymous

  20. [Insert pet’s name here] was such a wonderful [cat/dog], he/she was lucky to have found a family as loving as yours.

  21. Losing a pet can be just as hard as losing a friend of member of the family. They become incredibly special to their owners, and the loss will have a long and deep affect on them. So when it happens, sending sympathy or pet condolence messages can be the most appropriate thing to do. However, finding the right words can be difficult. Especially when you are trying to judge the impact the loss has had on their lives.

  22. [Insert pet’s name] will always be by your side, watching over you. My sincere condolences.

  23. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

  24. Sharing in your sorrow. [Insert pet’s name] was a special [animal type] who will be missed by many.

  25. “There’s definitely something special between dogs and their owners, and it’s called unconditional love.”

  26. “A dog’s life is far too short. We get to watch them as puppies all the way through old age.”

  27. “Life is too short for dogs. We get to watch them as puppies all the way through old age.”

  28. “Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about owning a dog was. I replied, ‘The goodbye.’ ” —¬Anonymous

  29. “Of all the words used to describe [name], there is truly only one – Irreplaceable.”

  30. Loving thoughts are sent your way, so sorry for the loss.

    Loving thoughts are sent your way, so sorry for the loss.

  31. “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? 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

  32. “Those ‘just a dog’ people can go sit on a cactus. You’ll miss her always and no other will ever be able to take her place. Pics sent to you with nothing but love.”

  33. She/he was one in a million.

  34. Your pet had such a wonderful life with you. I’m so sorry you had to say goodbye.

  35. “We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is really hard. We love you guys and know this must be a hard time for you. Know that we are thinking of you.”

  36. “If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.” — James Thurber

  37. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of [insert pet’s name]. May the Lord comfort you and yours during this time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that I am available to pray with you at any time.

  38. [Insert pet’s name] left paw prints of love on everyone who knew [him/her].

  39. “Some pets are friends. Others are family. The loss of an amazing dog can’t be easy, and I’m here if you need comforting in this time of grief”

  40. I was saddened to hear of the death of [insert pet’s name]. No words of sympathy will ease your pain, but I want you to know that I am thinking of you in your time of grief. Call me when you feel ready to talk or simply need a hug or a shoulder to cry on.


  41. I know that [insert pet’s name]’s companionship was a blessing in your life and that [his/her] passing has been incredibly difficult for you. I pray that God will give you strength and continue to bless you in other ways.

  42. [Scarlet] sure was lucky to have you in her life.

  43. Our pets are like gifts from God—they come into our lives and bring us such joy without asking for anything in return. We were sorry to hear of your loss and extend our sympathies to you and your family. Your [dog/cat] will be greatly missed by all who knew [him/her].

  44. “‘If there are no dogs in heaven when I die, I want to go whoever they went.’ — Will Rogers”

  45. “I was so sorry to hear about your sweet pet crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. She was a sweet, funny, adorable member of the family and I know losing her is heart breaking. I’m sending my love to you all as you grieve her loss.”

  46. No truer word was said when they called dogs man’s best friend. [Insert pet’s name] was a special dog. May the fond memories you have ease the pain of grief for your family at this difficult time.

  47. I have so many fond memories of [insert pet’s name], and learning of [his/her] passing was very distressing. May God restore your spirit and give you comfort in this difficult time. My deepest condolences.

  48. “I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet dog. I hope the memories you have of him help soften the sadness that you’re feeing. I’m happy I was able to meet and cuddle with him. I wish I was able to experience his whole life. He was the sweetest puppy!”

  49. Although others may not understand your grief, I do. Losing a pet such as [pet’s name] can leave a hole in your heart and a void in your life. Know that I am thinking of you and offer my condolences.

  50. Although [insert pet’s name] has passed, [he/she] will always be beside you in spirit, watching over you. So sorry for your loss.

  51. You were a fantastic pet mom and I know your family must be feeling deeply sad at this time. [Insert pet name] was a great [animal type], and his/her memory lives on through your memories.

  52. [Pet’s name] was such a fun-loving and sweet [animal type]. [His/her] passing has shocked us and I’m sure devastated you. I have such fond memories of [him/her]. Let’s get together soon and catch up on things.

  53. I was so sorry to hear of [insert pet’s name]’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  54. “I want you to know that I’m sending all the hugs and love. Your sweet, spunky girl was truly a family member, and she will be missed beyond words. I’m sorry I’m not there. I know she’s back with her best bud and probably bossing them around and stealing their treats right now.”

  55. [Insert pet’s name] has been an integral part of your life. Don’t be ashamed to feel sadness—[he/she] was a special friend and the grief you feel is understandable. Take care of yourself, and allow yourself time to grieve.

  56. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. [Insert pet’s name] was such a beautiful ray of light in the lives of all who knew [him/her]. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  57. “I’m sorry to hear to hear about your dog’s recent passing. You gave her a great life. She was always super happy and smiling in every photo. I hope that you take comfort in the many cherished memories of her.”

  58. Losing a loyal and true friend isn’t easy. Please know that I’m thinking of you, and if you need to talk or share memories, please call me. I’m sorry for your loss.

  59. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” — James Herriot

  60. I am sorry for your loss. [Insert pet’s name here] will be greatly missed.

    I am sorry for your loss. [Insert pet's name here] will be greatly missed.

  61. [insert dog’s name] was a loyal and faithful friend.

  62. “Life is short, and the loss of a pet serves to remind us of how precious our time here truly is. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful pet.”

  63. “In this tragic moment, we must celebrate the long life lived by your beloved pet, instead of letting those happy memories fade away in mourning”

  64. “I’m deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and pet. They were certainly a gift from above. I am so sorry for your loss.”

  65. “In this tragic moment, perhaps you could celebrate the life of your beloved animal friend and allow the happy memories to help soothe your grief and mourning”


There is never a time that isn’t right to share the love. Do well to share these messages with friends and loved ones.

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