Pet Loss Captions for Instagram or Facebook That Capture Your Love

It can be hard to find just the right words when you've lost a beloved pet. We've compiled some meaningful and heartfelt captions.

Published March 9, 2023
Woman kissing old dog

Losing a pet can be an exceptionally emotional experience. Let's be honest, our pets are our family, and the loss can feel devastating. To celebrate their life or mourn their loss, you may want to share a favorite photo with your friends and family via social media. We understand. Many of us have been there too. Here's a list of potential captions to go along with your images.

Remembering Your Pet

When you lose a pet it's important to remember all the good times you've had together. Here are some sweet captions, to go along with photos of your pet, to help memorialize them in Instagram or Facebook posts.

Man petting sick cat
  • You are gone from my sight, but never from my heart.
  • One day, we will see each other again.
  • I'm forever grateful for the time we had together.
  • I've lost a dog (or cat or bird) but gained a guardian angel.
  • My pet will forever be in my heart.
  • You left your paw prints on my heart.
  • Forever loved, never forgotten, cherished always.
  • Your memory will live with me forever.
  • Such a beautiful chapter in my life.
  • You taught me everything about unconditional love.
  • I'll remember you and smile at the memories.
  • Our bond will never fade.
  • I'll never forget the love we shared.

Pet Loss Captions for Grieving

The death of a pet is not just the loss of a beloved animal companion - but a family member. It's normal to feel grief. Especially for those of us who've formed strong bonds with our pets. To aid in the grieving process, you may choose to post a grief caption along with your pet's photo.

Man grieving his dog
  • My heart aches for you every day.
  • Sleep now, forever in peace.
  • I wish heaven had visiting hours.
  • Sorrow is another form of love.
  • If only love alone could have kept you here.
  • Heaven has gained an angel.
  • Goodbye, my sweet angel.

Pet Loss Hashtags

The following hashtags have been used by people all over the world to express their grief, sadness, and gratitude for the pets they've lost. Use them to connect with other pet owners who are feeling similar emotions.

  • #petloss
  • #losingapet
  • #petmemorial
  • #petlossawareness
  • #grievingforpets
  • #dogloss
  • #catloss
  • #petsdeparted
  • #forevermissed
  • #griefcounselors
  • #petbereavement
  • #doglosshelp
  • #catlosshelp
  • #petlosshelp
  • #guardianangel

Grieving Your Pet

The death of a beloved pet can be a difficult and emotional experience. It's normal to feel grief after losing your furry friend. Someone who, most likely, loved you unconditionally. It's OK to mourn.

Be aware that grief can come in waves, with some days being harder than others. Don't be afraid to accept love and support from family, friends, and, if it would help, mental health professionals. Sometimes, just by sharing the memory of your beloved pet you will find support from people and places you least expect it.

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Pet Loss Captions for Instagram or Facebook That Capture Your Love