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Pet Memorial Quotes, Verses & Poems

Beautiful heartfelt sayings to add to a pet memorial

It is impossible to forget a pet that gave you precious memories. Pets bring so much happiness and unconditional love to our lives that it can be truly heartbreaking when they pass on.

If love had the power to save anyone, they would live forever. Although we can't help our loved ones live forever, they will always live in our hearts forever. A custom pet memorial is a great way to celebrate their lives. After all, an incredible pet deserves an incredible legacy.

At MMS Memorials, we understand the grief you are going through. In this article, we have collated heartfelt quotes, poems, and verses which could help you choose the perfect inscription for your pet memorial. Read on to find the perfect quote to commemorate and honour your friend.

Pet memorial epitaph sayings

These inscriptions are short and are used typically on a pet urn, headstone, or memorial. Some of the common introduction 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
  • Faithful Companion
  • My Best Friend
  • Friends Forever
  • Forever Missed

Verses for dog memorials

Dog Memorial
  • Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart
  • You were my favourite 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
  • You have left pawprints on our hearts that will last a lifetime
  • 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
  • I crossed 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 on the Rainbow Bridge.
Pet Memorial

Heartfelt verses for a cat memorial

  • 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.
  • “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud
  • “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.” – Unknown
  • “Sometimes we aren’t meant to get over someone, and we go on living a little bit emptier.” – Leo Christopher
  • “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” – Jean Cocteau
  • “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.”

Pet Loss Poems

Poems can communicate intense emotions and feelings that cannot be expressed in words.

The loss of a pet is a difficult time. Nothing can prepare us for the loss and nothing can really comfort us as we grieve. A poem can make it easier to articulate ourselves when we are struggling with pain. Here are some poems which might help express your feelings.

A Bridge Called Love

It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.

And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.

There is a bridge of memories
from Earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love
Source - Unknown

Don’t Cry for Me When I Am Gone

So, though I give you all my heart,
the time will come when we must part.
But all around you, you will see,
creatures that speak to you of me;
a tired horse, a hunted thing,
a sparrow with a broken wing.
Pity – and help (I know you will) and somehow, I will be with you still;
and I shall know, although I’m gone,
the love I gave you lingers on.
Source - Unknown

Her Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away –
her journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets –
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her as living
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost –
And she was loved so much.
Source - Ellen Brenneman

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies who 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 vigour; 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….

Source - Unknown