10 Poems To Say Goodbye to your best friend, Your Dog

They say dogs are man’s best friend. Your dog will love you unconditionally and always be by your side. They never judge you, and they are always happy to see you. But if you have lost your dog, your pain is huge. Here are 10 poems to help you say goodbye to your best friend, your dog.

Dogs are our protectors from danger and sadness. And they are missed more than imagined when they pass.

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I have a golden retriever named Duke. He follows me everywhere, and he is my best friend. But he is getting older and turning grey. I can’t imagine life without him.

Maybe you have lost your best friend, your dog recently or a while back. No matter when it was, you will always miss your best friend. Here are 10 poems that will help you identify with the grief and pain of losing your precious friend.

These words won’t take away the pain of losing your best friend because a dog is a part of our family and our lives. But the words in these poems can help you deal with the loss and grief.

Poems For Your Best Friend, Your Dog

Take the words of each of these poems to comfort you in your pain.

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Tribute to a Best Friend

By Unknown Author

The first of 10 poems says it so well. You will always feel the echo of emptiness where your dog was in your home and your heart, but you will see them again one day. You can hold this thought close to your heart that one day you will join your best friend in the heavenly realms.

Tribute To A Best Friend

Sunlight streams through the window pane
unto a spot on the floor….
then I remember,
it’s where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound….
then I remember,
It’s where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can’t be yours….
your golden voice is still.
But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I’ll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.

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No More Tears

By John Quealy

These words by John Quealy say it all. He speaks so well of how your dog loved you, and it was your best friend. Please don’t be sad because you had great times together.

No More Tears

The time has come for the tears to end
for you to be happy and cheerful again.
I am safe in God’s home above
cradled in His arms; covered with His love.

We run and play by the Bridge all day
waiting for the day when you’ll be here to stay.
You’ve been crying so much I feel bad
I want you to be happy and not so sad.

Remember the time when I was so small
I couldn’t even pickup the rubber ball.
I fought that ball from morning to night
it made you laugh, I was quite a sight.

Remember teaching me sit and stay
we had such fun since I didn’t really obey.
but you kept at it with test after test
so when I entered my first show I was the best.

Remember the great times we had in the past
like when we walked to the park we had a blast.
We’d run and play all through the park
until the sun went down and it got dark.

Remember the times we went for a ride
I was so excited I’d jump right inside.
Away we went to who knows where
but you and I we didn’t really care.

I’ll always love you, you’re my best friend
I’ll be right with you even to the end.
Always remember the great times we had
and there will be no reason to ever be sad.

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You Did Me a Kindness

by Kelly Roper

Kelly speaks the words of her beloved friend in this poem. When we have to put our best friend, our dog, to sleep, it hurts, and we feel so sad. She speaks from her dog’s perspective when she says; you did your dog a favor to let them run in heaven.

You Did Me A Kindness

When my legs grew too weak to carry me,
And my tired eyes could no longer see,
When it pained me to struggle for each new breath,
When my heart beat weaker, and I drew closer to death,
You did me the kindness of letting me go.
You didn’t make me hang on when I was suffering so.
I promise I don’t think that you loved me any less,
And I love you all the more for your selflessness.
You freed my spirit from its body so wracked with pain,
And let me run the fields of Heaven, where I’m sure we’ll meet again.

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I Walk With You

By Unknown Author

This poem says so well that your beloved dog will always be at your side. It will give you some peace knowing they are there.

I Walk With You

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I’m not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “it’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew …
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over and I smile and watch you yawning
and say “goodnight, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out . then come home to be with me.

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A Little Dog Angel

By Noah M. Holland

Oh, such a sweet poem Noah has written. Your dog waits for you to meet them in heaven. Not only does he wait, but he still shows the unconditional love you knew on earth.

A Little Dog Angel

High up in the courts of heaven today
a little dog angel waits;
with the other angels he will not play,
but he sits alone at the gates.
“For I know my master will come” says he,
“and when he comes he will call for me.”

The other angels pass him by
As they hurry toward the throne,
And he watches them with a wistful eye
as he sits at the gates alone.
“But I know if I just wait patiently
that someday my master will call for me.”

And his master, down on earth below,
as he sits in his easy chair,
forgets sometimes, and whispers low
to the dog who is not there.
And the little dog angel cocks his ears
and dreams that his master’s voice he hears.

And when at last his master waits
outside in the dark and cold,
for the hand of death to open the door,
that leads to those courts of gold,
he will hear a sound through the gathering dark,
a little dog angel’s bark.

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Four Feet

By Rudyard Kipling

In this poem, the author says that we try to put the pain of losing our best friend out of our minds, but we shall never forget them.

Four Feet

I have done mostly what most men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can’t forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through
Wherever my road inclined
Four-feet said, “I am coming with you!”
And trotted along behind.

Now I must go by some other round,
Which I shall never find
Somewhere that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

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The Watch Dog’s Watch Ends

by Tamsen Butler

When your best friend is aging or ill, you know it is time to let go, but the sadness and pain are still with you.

The Watch Dog’s Watch Ends

It’s time to rest, my pup.
Your watch has come to an end.
Make your journey on up
And wait for me, my friend.

Rest well, my hound.
No need to stay alert.
You needn’t make a sound
Don’t fret about my hurt.

You were a vigilant friend
And a loyal, happy dog.
I’ll stay with you until the end
And leave in an emotional fog.

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A Bridge Called Love

By Unknown Author

There is no mention of a pet or dog in this poem, but it doesn’t have to be spoken because your best friend and loved one, your dog, is a part of your family. You miss them as you do your human best friends and, at times, more.

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.

girl loving dog


By Glenda Gillis

Glenda’s words let you know you are not alone in your pain and loss, but she also gives words of healing to carry your through when you lose your best friend, your dog.


Losing a dog leaves a hole in your heart,
You simply just wait for your life to restart.
The hurt is so deep that you wonder just how,
You’ll ever recover from pain you feel now.

But time is a blessing and memories are gold.
The years that you loved her and watched her grow old,
Are gifts that she leaves you to treasure and then,
One day you’ll see her and love her again.

dogs saying i am waiting for you

Until We Meet in Heaven

by Kelly Roper

Kelly speaks the word I am sure you are feeling. The emptiness felt when you lose your best friend and states that healing will come. In this poem, she offers comfort for your loss.

Until We Meet In Heaven

All good things
Must come to an end,
And today I said goodbye
To my very best friend.

The house will seem so still,
Now that he’s gone.
There’ll be no one to wake me up
To go outside at dawn.

His bowls will sit there empty,
But I’ll leave them in their place.
No more will water drip down
From his thirsty, furry face.

There’ll be no one to bark
When the paper boy comes by.
It’s going to be one of those moments
When I’m sure I’ll want to cry.

But I know the day will come,
When my tears will finally fade,
And I’ll focus on the good times,
and all the fetch we played.

Final Thoughts

Your best friend is your forever love. The unconditional love and goodness they gave to you will forever be missed. But as these poems said, one day you will be with your best friend again.

Your dog, your love, your friend will always be in your heart and memories.

You may also want to read poems about the love for your BFF, a special man in your life, and the pain of grief and loss.

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