Do Dogs go to Heaven? Answers in these Church Signs

Nov 04, 2008 Published under Funnies, Religion, United States


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  1. Denise said:

    Don’t people realize that dogs are the only creatures that have the God-like trait of unconditional love???

  2. Maria Perez said:

    I believe that dogs have souls. The soul is the place where thoughts, emotions and will occur. Don’t dogs have emotions, din;t they think, don’t they have they own will. When Jesus died on the cross, He redemmed the Earth with all in it. Peter saw a vision with all kind of animals and a voice commanded him to eat them. He said he never ate anything unclean. The voice said: What I have cleansed, don’t call you unclean. Animals may not go to heaven but I believed that there is a place for them somewhere.

  3. Debra Masters said:

    I believe all dogs (and other animals) have souls…maybe not exactly like ours…probably purer than ours…and that all animals go to heaven!!!! Thanks for this it was GREAT!!!

  4. Cathy G said:

    And the lion shall lay down with the lamb!
    Read the bible yourself. Does Christ care about this, no! He knows there are dogs in heaven and the naysayers will just be pleasently surprised.

  5. How Popular is KIND! And how I was fooled… | Daniel Lubetzky said:

    [...] I blogged about a hilarious controversy pitting two churches against each other – on the question whether Dogs go to heaven.  Each affirmed they did – or didn’t – in church signs.  I actually thought these [...]

  6. Lynne K. said:

    These signs are a hoax: see

  7. Laura H. said:

    The loyalty and unconditional love of our canine companions is inspirational. If our dogs don’t go to heaven, I choose to join them at their final destination.

  8. Jim Bee said:

    A dog’s phylosophy of life:

    Anything you can’t eat or screw…piss on it!
    So…watch out…dogs are no respectors of pius signs!

  9. Maddie Mcdevia said:

    ” If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than alot of people. I do believe dogs go to heaven. With all of my heart I beleive it.”
    – james Harriot

    In similar vein:
    An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in. it was nice- grassy, woody area just what a hunting dog and man would like, but it had a sign saying ‘no tresspassing’ so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. “Welcome to Heaven!” he said. The old man was happy,and started in with his dog following him. The gatekeeper stopped him. “dogs arent allowed, sorry he cant come with you.” “what kind of heaven wont allow dogs? if he cant come in, then I will stay out here with him. He’s been my faithful companion all his life, I cant desert him now. “Suite youself, but I have to warn you, the Devil’s coming into this area, he’ll promis you anything, but the dog cant go either. If you wont leave the dog, you’ll spend eternity on this road.” so the old man and his dog went on. They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. “Scuse me sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for a while?” “Of course, theres some cold water under that tree over their, make yourselves comforable.” “your sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs werent allowed anywhere.” “would you come in if you had to leave your dog?” “no sir, thats why I didnt go to heaven, he said the dog culdnt come in. We’ll be spending eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and soem shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I wont come in if my buddy here cant come in too, and that’s final.” The man smiled big and said ” Welcome to heaven!” “you mean this is heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that man down down the road said that they werent?” ” That was the Devil and he gets all of the people who werer willing to give up a lige long friend for a comftorable place to stay.They soon find out their mistake, but then its too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay their.”


    Author: Earl Hamner, Twilight Zone

  10. Unknown said:

    I believe that dogs go to Heaven. My dog gave birth today to 10 puppies, still has one on the way, and only 7 have made it so far. It’s the most heartbreaking situation.

    In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were with animals. God spent a whole day creating the animals. I think he MUST have a special place for them in His kingdom.

    I know it’s just nature sometimes for baby animals to die or for baby humans even. God doesn’t do it to hurt us. It just happens sometimes.

    I think Heaven is a place of love and happiness and wonder we can’t even fathom. If we love our animals on earth, and God knows that we do, I can’t understand a single reason why they wouldn’t be with us in Heaven one day. The only other possibility I see is that maybe when we die, we don’t think about our animals anymore. We are just supposed to be focused on and worshipping our God. But personally, I think they will be there with us worshipping God by our side.

  11. SCREW JIM BEE said:


  12. Tara D said:

    I also just put my 13 yr old best friend down about 4 hours ago. Jim Bee – your missing out in life bigtime for not loving and respecting dogs. I pray I see Cookie in heaven, she way my girl. :(

  13. pluto said:


  14. Linda H said:

    Don’t you silly people know that this is one of those hoax emails people use to stir the emotions? The photos have been Photoshopped and the text inserted. When I sent this stuff to a pal, her husband redid the text with Photoshop to say something equally as silly, and sent them back to me. Looked the same as the originals… Don’t believe me? Check it out on Snopes:


  15. Kelly said:

    I just lost my dog, his name was Cookie. Found him dead on the street.
    i don’t think i can ever forgive myself for loosing him.
    I put down my other dog 6 months ago.
    I hope they are together in HEAVEN until i get there to join them.
    If there is no Heaven for dogs, where do they go?
    i want to believe that GOD has a place for them until they meet with their masters again.

  16. Stacy said:

    I just lost my best friend of the past 14 years last week. to a tragic accident. Right now it feels like the hurt and pain will never go away. I want to believe that there is a special place in Heaven for animals. They are all God’s creatures and I cannot imagine that God would leave them out of Heaven.

  17. Marl said:

    i just lost my dog at around 5 o clock this morning and when i woke up my mom told me and i just about passed out. He was in our laundry room for two days and could walk or play with the other dogs. He was 14 years old and i miss him very much. I was in the car with some friends and there mom and she said that dogs have no soul and dont go to heaven so i told to drop me off on the side of the road and i walked home in tears and shock that someone would say that right after a pet like ranger died

  18. Athiest said:

    Dogs don’t go to heaven — no one does. When you die, you die. That’s it. “[F]or dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:19. What matters is how you live your life while you are on earth — it’s as simple as that. Be nice to your fellow human beings and your pets while they are living.

  19. ioni said:

    I had to put down my 10 year old dog as she was suffering with renal failure. Broke my heart to do that. The love and the devotion i have seen pouring out of brown eyes testifies to me that she is indeed a living soul and not some vegetable or plant.
    I believe God to be a just God, and I know that He will reunite me with all my dogs.
    For those interested read the book “do animals go to heaven” by Nikki Shahanan.

  20. brenda said:

    My dog is suffering with a very agressive kind of cancer. I will probably have to put her down next month. It is the hardest thing I have ever had to face. I kept her this month out of selfishness on my part. I know if she don’t go to heaven and I’m not saying she won’t. She has made me feel like I’m in heaven since the day she was bon in my closet. I had her mom and dad as well. I think she got the cancer after eating that tainted dog food put out by Alpo. She had no problems till then.

  21. fernando said:

    Today My dog had to be put to sleep. He had his bladder clogged and we didn’t have the money to get surgery for him so we had to put him to sleep. I know that he’s in heaven. He’s a great dog and I enjoyed every moment we had together. He was my best friend. I’m 13 and I got him when I turned 8 years old. When I got him he was just a little puppy. I know that dogs go to heaven. I’ll start praying every night for God to take care of him so that when I die I’ll be able to see him.

  22. Sandy said:

    My 9 year old golden retriever just passed on a few hours ago. She was completely healthy as far as we knew. She was extremely energetic and playful all day and we found her dead in the backyard shortly after letting her out to go to the bathroom. I can’t imagine that dogs do not go to Heaven because they are one of the only creatures who love unconditionally as the Lord has taught us to do. I sure hope I’ll get to see Sandy in Heaven.

  23. Chris said:

    I hope dogs do go to heaven because they deserve it. My dog Matilda just died Sunday morning and she was the best, most devoted dog in the world. She would do anything for me and cared about how I felt rather than her. She deserves to be in heaven more than me or many other humans do.

  24. g said:

    Trust me. All dogs go to heaven. They would not have been created if they would not be welcomed to the kingdom of heaven. They bring people joy on earth as they do in heaven

  25. g said:

    Trust me. All dogs go to heaven. They would not have been created if they were not welcomed into the kingdom of heaven. Dogs bring joy to people on earth as they do in heaven

  26. shoals said:

    Dogs will be in Heaven. They have a much better outlook on life. As the saying goes, “the more I hang out with people the better I like hanging out with my dogs.” They are goodness and they don’t have a double dealing bone in their body.
    They only time they they practice subterfuge is in the hunt for a treat. That’s just to keep you on your toes and not think they are to be taken for granted.
    When haven’t you been able to smile at some of their shenanigans.
    They are one of God’s gifts. As Billy Graham said, “if my idea of Heaven is to be with my dog’s, I believe God can make that happen.”

  27. DogLover said:

    My dog hunter had to be euthenised yesterday because of intestinal problems. I was comforting him the whole time and by the way he looked at me i knew that he had a spirit. He lived a wonderful 7 years of walks, fetch, belly rubs, swimming, and playing. I have no idea why GOD would put him on Earth just to torture him in hell. GOD loves all of his creations and I am certain that Hunter and all other dog live an eternal life in the kingdom of heaven.

  28. Sarah said:

    My dog just past away last night. ive had him since i was to and im 14 now. When i die im going where he went…even if its not heaven!

    Rest In Peace Chance

  29. ilovemydog said:

    I cried at the thought of my little Peanut not getting eternal life because he deserves it more than most people do. But then i read this and it made my day. There will be animals in heaven god had a purpose for all the animals he doesn’t want us eating.

    Isaiah 65:25

    The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.

  30. corie said:

    my dog was put down a few months ago and it was the worst day of my life. he had been with my parents before they were married, and the day i was born he took me as his sister. He wasn’t a dog or even a human but the greatest gift of god. I TRULY believe he’ll be there with me when it’s my time.

  31. Big Apple said:

    Do cats go to heaven?

  32. NINA said:

    We just lost our “Bandy Bear” this week. He was only 10 years old but had cancer. It broke our heart to put him to sleep, but he was starting to fill up with fluid.
    Our house doesn’t feel the same wihtout him. I keep looking for him in every corner.
    If there was any amount of money to save we would have. My husband said that was th hardest thing he ever did and he is a retired Marine.
    We will always miss him.

  33. zandra said:

    i just lost my really playful puppy named shumbo .when he was born i just wanted to keep him and my dad decided that we would but then one afternoon we came and he had drowned in a bucket of water. i cryed for weeks. and you know what!god wouldnt make a creature for us to love and then just let them disappear!!!!!!. i have faith in god and to all you people we will be seeing our dogs and puppies in heaven i believe so WITH ALL MY MIGHT AND NOT ONE PERSON CAN CHANGE MY THOUGHTS. im just 12 and i can assure you for as long as i life i will believe that im gonna see my doggies in heaven. who’s with me

  34. David said:

    proverbs 7-10 says the righteous cares for his animal,i believe that a believers animal will be with him in heaven.

  35. Jennifer said:

    I lost my 2 year old italian greyhound Mia on Saturday… she was the most precious dog, and I feel like there is nothing left inside of me. It was traumatic because she was in shock from loss of blood by the time I got to her… it all happened in less than 9 hours.. she had a faint heartbeat and was cold and in shock. She was mostly an indoor dog and had all vaccinations and I have no idea why this happened.. the vet said possibly an underlying condition. I was going to breed her in a few years, and keep one of her children.

    I pray that she forgives me for not being there and that she knows I was holding her when she passed on the way to the vet. She was in shock, but her heart was still beating..I don’t think she could hear or see me but I pray she could smell me. I think she waited for me to get there…..She was only 7 lbs and she was my baby, not my pet.

    She had dresses and sweaters, pajamas, raincoats, winter coats, t-shirts, toys, cute little beds, and was so precious.. She loved wearing clothes, since her breed has little hair and not a thick coat, she would run to the bedroom excited, tail wagging when I asked, do you want your sweater? Mamma will get it for you.” She was very attached to me and it took months for her to let someone touch her.

    She was always by my side, never sleeping in another room, even when I showered, she would sit on the bathmat and sometimes jump in even though she didn’t really like the water. I took her with me to the store, on a business trip, and this summer to the beach and she laid on the chair with me.

    I ask how/why god would take her from me so early in her life and so traumatically, but I pray to him that she is safe and that she forgives me for leaving her that night, as I very rarely did. I pray that she didn’t suffer or feel pain..I want to take it all from her and have me feel it instead of her.

    I have 2 other dogs, 4 and 9 and my family bred/raised and had so many dogs while I was growing up, and we lost many but this hurt is so bad, I feel empty inside, I can’t eat or sleep and I can’t stop crying.

    Everyone tells me that it gets better but I don’t want the hurt to stop, I feel like that is letting her go….. i would give anything to have her back, I love and miss her so much words cannot describe.

    My Precious Little Girl Mia 6/1/07-9/12/09
    Mamma loves and misses you and prays you are safe, I will love you forever and I can’t wait until the day I see you again.

  36. Bopit Gregorio said:

    Many people will not understand how people with dogs, or cats , or any other pet, feel when they depart.. i don’t feel bad about how they think and feel.. in fact i pity them.. they will never feel and experience the bond that exist between two individual regardless of difference of how they are born here on earth.. though I’m not sure on what or how life is after death.. i do believe and know that everything has a purpose.. for the question of do dogs go to heaven?!, well i really don,t know.. but i do know and feel that, again, we will meet, maybe not as a human and as a dog, but two spirits that share an unbreakable bond that can never be undone..

  37. missingzelda said:

    Of course dogs go to heaven. Their relationship with us mirrors what God desires our relationship to be with him. They are devotion and trust in its purest form. There is not a Bible verse that states, “Dogs go to heaven” because there is not a situation that would preclude them from heaven. There are specific Bible versus regarding human beings going to heaven because humans are held at a higher level of expectation. We either earn heaven through devotion and trust in God, or we do not. Because this expectation is not placed on dogs, it does not get mentioned in the bible specifically outside of the multiple mentions of animlas being in heaven.

    Think of dogs the way that you would an infant who passes away (only in regards to this issue…there are obvious differences otherwise). Dogs live their lives with independent feelings and thoughts. They can’t speak words to us, but they show compassion and empathy. They have all of the outward signs of having a soul. Babies are the same in this regard. A baby can’t independently commit to God. But babies enter into heaven when they die based on their purity of spirit and innocence. At some point a baby matures and becomes accountable to God. Until that point, a child will unconditionally enter heaven if they pass away. Dogs never reach a state of accountability. When they die, they enter heaven.

    I am positive that my 14 year old German Shepherd, Zelda, is in heaven. I had our vet put her down 9 hours ago because of complications due to cancer of her spleen. I was with her when her spirit left her body. I fully expect to be with her again.

  38. Bopit Gregorio said:


  39. jabberingman said:

    So most folks speak as if they are certain of whether there is or isn’t an afterlife. Seems that God set it all up so that we choose to either have faith – or not.
    I can’t understand how a person could miss God all around us every moment of every day.

  40. Griffinsfamily said:

    Thank you missingzelda ,Your post is just what we needed to read. Our three year old mixed
    Lab \ Rottweiler just finished Chemo treatments in October and his Lymphoma is back and in its final stages he was and is still very full of life but its heartbreaking to watch him slow down and slip away.We pray he makes it thru the holidays
    Your explanation was very comforting .

  41. Griffinsfamily said:

    We lost the fight Griffin died Dec.15 2009

  42. CashmereG said:

    LOL…for real?? Atheist?? You’re quoting the Word of God Almighty. FUNNEEE.

  43. Kytagirl said:

    Thank You MissingZelda , I like you had a 14 yr old German Shepherd named Kyta who I had put down due to her lopwer torso turning into nothing but bone and unable to stand her back legs straight due to degenerative disc in her lower back region. It pains means constantly as I look around the house and do not see her , looking intensly and listening as she would have done as she walked around the house. It sounds funny but I picked up alot of her traits in this manner. She was my teacher , my protector my loyal never wimpered or cried about any pain accept the first couple weeks after I brought her home when she missed her family. It’s a very sad time for me and I can’t even Imagine to get another one for a long time as all I would want is the new dog to act and behave exactly as my Kyta did. What a Great friend I had

  44. Maria said:

    We just lost our dog of almost 15 years. As he lay down unable to get up I prayed over him and told him to wait for us in heaven and that we would see each other again, it’s ok to’s alright,.he blinked twice…..
    He now awaits us….

  45. Eyda Hernandez said:

    And some of these churches call themselves children of God?

    Haven’t they read in the bible that GOD created all creatures ??? I think there’s a heaven even for fleas.,GOD wouldn’t have left creature out of heaven!!

  46. Sadly, Suni said:

    I am 61 and have had a few kitties and some dogs cross over the Rainbow Bridge. It hurts so much each time. I have always been there for them, holding them, saying and repeating, “I love you honey, I love you honey . . . ” The pain never goes away. It just goes to the back side of your heart till you have a bad day, or you get really sick, and then the pain creeps back out at you. It just shows that the love is still very strong, and will transcend everything, and be there when you meet them again in heaven – - – - yes! I believe that our little and big furry loves got to heaven, and wait for us there. I just hope I have been good enough to this planet and its life-forms – - – I hope I have rescued enough strays, found enough good homes, loved enough of as many wonderful ones as I could, helped enough humans, signed and passed on enough petitions, donated enough, and prayed enough prayers – - – - – - – to help me get there to heaven myself!!!!!!!!! I hope I don’t let them down!!!!!!!!!!! I love them and miss them so much!!!!! . . . And my father is there with them . . .

  47. Douglas said:

    I have a 11yr old Springer Spaniel his name is Solomon.He is being treated for low platelet count in his blood.I have anointed him with anointing oil in the Name of Jesus for him to get through this.I’m not ready to let him go yet,I have never had a dog that showed the love for me that Solomon has.When his time comes to depart from this earth, I know without a doubt he will be sitting on the lap of King Jesus!

  48. Tommy Scott said:


    I just lost my dog, Shadow, who was 14 years old. He had to be put to sleep about 2 hours ago and I am so sad. He was the best friend a man could ever hope for; simply the best.

    I know the Bible doesn’t say specifically that dogs go to heaven, but I do know that it says “ask and it will be given to you.” So I know that if I ask God to keep Shadow for me in heaven then he will be there. And so will my other dogs who have passed on over the years.

    As far as yourself getting to heaven, it is not by your works that you will get there. You need only accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior and repent of your sins to be saved. It is by God’s grace that we are saved, not by our works.

    Go bless,

  49. Jeff Alberico said:

    I am currently awaiting the final car ride with my Rottweiler Lucky which is scheduled for tonight. He is a little under a month short of turning 11 and has bone cancer which has eaten away one of the bones in his back paw. I believe that he was specifically put on this earth to bring me back to God. He has taught me that there CAN be love unconditional.

    When Lucky was a young dog he saved my life twice. The first time someone broke into my house in the middle of the night and Lucky and his sister Nessa (Lab mix) fought this intruder off. The second time was while Lucky and I were walking, He jumped in front of a loose pit bull that was lunging for the back of my leg. If it weren’t for him I probably wouldn’t be here now. I just pray that God gives Lucky a seat near His throne. If I could give back a chance to save his life I would without question. A dog doesn’t care if you have millions of dollars or nothing at all as long as you love them.

    Just remember the only thing purer that a dogs unconditional love is the love of Christ. As for now I’m going to spend the rest of my time with Lucky enjoying what little of it we have.


  50. josue said:

    my dog died in the humane society a couple days a go because she got lost. I loved that dog and she loved me. She wouldn’t let anyone touch me. I just want to be in heaven with her and hope she forgives me for not being with her when she died. I miss you pooky, you were only 2 years old. please god show me a sign that ill see her in heaven!!

  51. Doug said:

    God would not put these animals on earth to be with us if he didn’t want us to care for them and love them as much as they love us. God has a place for them in heaven where he takes care of them over the Rainbow Bridge where they wait for their loved ones. They will be reunited with us when we pass on so we can continue that love in the most wonderful and loving of all places. Our dog Luci is already waiting for us over that bridge and Mandi is about to pass over that bridge very soon due to liver failure. I love these animals more than anything in this world and one day I will be reunited with them once again for eternity.

  52. Lisa said:

    Thank you for all of your comments. My dog is in heaven! She will be missed. I love her so much. It has only been 2 days since she’s been gone, but I love her and my heart hurts. It was so encouraging to hear from so many of you about your faith in your pets going to heaven! I believe I will see my babies in Heaven again when it is my time to cross over to Heaven’s side. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He created everything that was created. In Him is Life and that Life is the Light of God!!! He created all things that were created. Jesus said that a sparrow does not fall to the ground…that His Heavenly Father does not know it! I believe and expect to see my precious animals that God gave to me again. In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you so….I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU….Jesus is Coming Soon. I am sure and certain that we will see our beloved pets again. They are waiting for us….

  53. rachelle said:

    i have an 11 year old black labrador, named Junior. he’s been my baby boy since the he was born. i had his brother who’s name was zac, he got hit by a car, so i called the breeder and i said, hey can i have another one, a black male! and zac’s mother was about to give birth so we were so excited. Junior was the last dog born, only black, and only male in the litter. He was ment to be mine. Ever since then, we were attached at the hip. When im not home, he looks for me, when im away on vacation, i call and my mom puts me on speaker and i talk to him. He’s the love of my life. He now has a paralyzed larynx. Im distraught. My mother used to say, he’ll be fine, he still has time, its not going to kill him” the other day, i asked her, how long do you think he has? and she didn’t answer me. I haven’t stopped crying ever since. I’ve had him since i was 11, im 23 now. He’s 11 this month on the 28th. im terrified. I’m scared that if i don’t go wih him to be put down, that he’ll think i’ve abandoned him, He always looks for me, so i know he’ll be wondering where i am. But i can’t watch my dog’s life slip away. i would want to hit the vets to get them away. and i know saying good bye, is going to stress him out, cause as soon as i walk away from him, he’s trying to follow me, or looks for me, or starts whining. I feel like my world is crashing around me. I believe in god, and i’ve had people tell me, that animals don’t go to heaven. But this animal, he’s more than just a dog, He’s my bestfriend. he’s the only consistancy i’ve ever had. I’ve told jesus, He can take my place in heaven, and i mean it. i think Junior has deserved it, and i want him to be happy. My only dream is to when i die, to see him again, so i can tell him how much i love him and his droopy ears, with his big brown eyes. I don’t think i’ll own another dog after junior, how could i? the only dog i love will be waiting for me in heaven, i can’t replace him. We don’t know when we’ll be putting him down, and when that day comes…. jesus and i are going to have a little talk.

  54. Pat said:

    I had to put Caesar (My Golden Retriever of 12 years) down about a month ago. I, like every loving dog owner, wonder if God reunites us with our buddies in heaven… Being an older guy, I have had time to think about the question for many years.

    First let me say that we have a loving God who hears our prayers and hears our cries. He does not always answer them the way we want, just like we do not answer our children the way that they want us to answer them.

    I have had many dogs through the years and the one common denominator that I have seen is that “every one” of those dogs loved me more than they loved them selves. That’s right, I know beyond a shadow of doubt, that each one of them would have laid their lives down for me without question. Christ said, “no greater love hath a man than to lay his life down for another”. I do not know any other man on earth, who would lay his life down for me like any of my dogs would have.

    When I got my faithful friend Caesar, I prayed everyday to the Father above that he would let our souls be together in heaven forever. I asked that if Caesar did not have a soul, let his spirit become a part of my soul…

    We shall see. If I am lucky enough to make it to heaven, it will not be a perfect place and state of mind unless my Caesar is there waiting for me… So, if I make it to heaven, Caesar will in fact be there. Makes perfect sense to me.

  55. Isabel said:

    I had to put my mini pinsher to sleep this wenesday
    he was gonna be 7 months today. He died from parvovirus
    I’m in so much pain he was my baby . He knows how much I love him
    I can’t stop thinking about him . I wathched him die in from of me and he was just looking at me and that was so worst thing I had to watch, my heart just felt so empty. Now he’s resting in heaven with all out our lived ones just watching over us . And they know how much we still love them . I miss him so much. I pray every night that I see him when it’s my turn.! I love you prince I’ll always will .!

  56. Tara said:

    My pug who is 6 was just diagnosed with stage 4 like cancer, its not for sure, but what they think it is as per Xray. I have cried more in the past 48 hours than I have cried in maybe a few years. totally unfair. I love my dog soooo much. I went searching for verses to support that dogs go to heaven, but find both verses that do and others commentary is that dogs don’t go to heaven or that the bible does not say much about it. I know dogs are pure love, and love is a gift from God. So I do hope that I can see my dog after he dies. In the meantime I am trying to spend as much time as possible with the dog. I don’t believe in putting them down. My husband does, but I don’t. I would rather give him pain killers an d let him die naturally. I am soooo sad. I hope God can feel and hear my pain, its sooo sad when you love your dog sooo much.

  57. Mark said:

    Oh Dear God!!! I have to put down My Pit-Bull Ozzie we have only have 24 hours!! God Bless each and everyone and I read your articals!! Wow Prostate Cancer is unforgiving I tried all I could to fight it special food herbs antibiotics and inflamatory meds. My Ozzie is in pain and yet he eats a little and has taken his meds just for me to please me!!! I Love you Ozzie!! This is going to Kill me!! Dear God please take -care of him!! Can anyone write me I am so Hurt I need your help!!! God-Bless!!!

  58. michelle said:

    to Mark, I know your Ozzie in Heaven. There is nothing out there gonna get u out of grief but knowing Ozzi is in Heaven and waiting for u to be together, someday. My baby girl, Carnie, just died last friday. I am not functioning.

  59. paige said:

    WELL i just wrote a TON of info on my situation.. but it deleted so instead all just say one thing that I know FOR SURE!!!


    something is gone.. I am a CNA and I have seen many dead bodies.. I can tell that something is gone as soon as they take there last breath.. the personality and characteristics vanish right away.. which isnt humanly possible with how the body works.. and when I saw my 13 year old zoey pass I saw that same thing..

    as she took her last breath .. she looked completly different.. I STRONGLY believe that she left her shell to go to another place.. looking into those big eyes.. i just know.. MY LITTLE WHITE COMPANION was no longer present in that body!

  60. Alejandra said:

    Yes may go to heaven. Because if they don’t go to heaven what will happen to their spirit. So yes dogs go to HEAVEN!

  61. Alejandra said:

    I remember when my 1 year old Lola die. She was sick. I was on my way to the dog hospital but it was too late. Because she die on the way to the hospital. I took her and i realize that in that body it was nothing. So i say what hapend to that little spirit. Where it go? So i think her spirit have to go some where. So she is now in heaven

  62. Laurin said:

    I remember when my 10 year old Beagle mix died almost 8 years ago. He had to be put to sleep (I hope I never have to go through that again, it’s much easier to cope with and peaceful when they go on their own, IMO). When my mom took him to the vet to be put to sleep, I was was on my bed crying and my German Shepherd jumped on my bed and was licking me in the face non-stop. That might not be unusual for some dogs, but she’s not the type of dog to do that. She’s not hyper at all, she’s lazy, and has NEVER done that, ever. She knew why I was crying, she knew he died. My German Shepherd is almost 15 years old now and can barely walk and is about 80% deaf. I dread the day when she dies; it’ll be one of the worst days of my life. I’m 22 and have had her since I was 7 years old. She’s like my sister. She’s been there through everything.

    With that being said, dogs are angels. All animals have a soul and feelings – not just domestic pets.

  63. Lily John said:

    Our dog, Lucas, passed on yesterday. We were told he had kidney failure and had been affected by a virus which may be infectious. A blood test was done last Monday, still awaiting the outcome. We are so guilty because we kept Lucas for about a year and a half at our home, and due to some inevitable family situation, we had to put him at a Pet Farm. He has been there for about two years. As guilty as we are, we confess that we did not visit him regularly at the Pet Farm, knowing well that a good friend of mine goes there every week, without fail to visit her own pets. She also makes it a point to take Lucas out for a walk, etc. When we were told that Lucas (who had always been healthy) was sick and had to be hospitalisd on Monday, I was feeling a deep sense of regret and helplessness. When I saw him at the hospital, being isolated due to his illness, I was distraught. I prayed for his recovery and secretly hoped that I could bring him back home again. But he died the next day. We are really saddened. All of us were there to pay our respects to Lucas before his cremation. Both his eyes were not fully closed, giving me the impression that he waited, hoping to see us all again. We are sincerely sorry for not being there for Lucas. As much as we loved him and think of him often, we have failed and I sincerely asked forgiveness as I believe that Lucas has a soul. His death has been a learning curve for all of us in the family. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

  64. DV said:

    My pet was killed my my boyfriend less than two weeks ago…I had my suspicions he was abusing him but I couldn’t find the courage to make a change, Instead, I turned a blind eye, talk myself out of it, or tried to find a reason that I was overreacting. Either way, I am devestated. He took the love of my life away from me when he had been mine for almost five years. I can’t believe that my baby’s last moments were there. I pray that he is in a better place,safe and happy – but I find that hard to believe too. I can’t help but feel it reallly is as bad as I think it is. He was killed, because I didn’t protect him. My baby, my love my reason for getting up out of bed, He meant more to me than I can ever explain. I’ve dreaded the day he would eventually die, but for him to be taken in this manner…I can’t even begin to phathom. He was so beautiful to me, and now he’s gone. Because of me. And my poor choices. I am wrestling with the reason behind it all. I learned a long time ago that only GOOD things come from God. Please may my baby be happy and free somewhere. please, please, please….

  65. Jason said:

    Our family lost our Pomerian “Gingersnap” last night. She passed on in her sleep. My wife and I knew things were not going to carry on much longer for her for she was 14+ years old and we were lucky enough to have her for 8+ of that (she was a puppy mill rescue in Kansas and my wife picked her out when she was 6 years old).

    She went peacefully and as we continue to mourn our loss I just wanted to add to this forum the following: the G-d we believe in will welcome her home, and protect for we no longer can. Also that we will see her again, and believe me that reunion will be great! My wife and I both have said that G-d created everything so Gingersnap is part of that too. We wouldn’t want to be a part of a world/kingdom that doesn’t have her with us in the end.

    I understand now the loss felt by others, for I miss my four pawed child.

  66. John Brown said:

    I will be the first to say that if all the dogs here on earth are NOT in heaven I have no reason to go. People are the lowest form to allow into heaven when it comes to TRUE LOVE. If you don’t believe it, just look at the number of humans who leave their own flesh and blood without care, while a mother dog will starve to feed her pups. For the church to profess that only humans are allowed into heaven is testement to their desire to “brainwash” their flock. Hey, pass the hat again for your next vacation
    Before you begin your rant about the bible and what your pastor says, ask yourself this one question “why would you want to spend enternity in place without a true love”

  67. paula said:

    My Dear Ben passed away on tuesday and I feel so sad.One of the hardest things I have had to face.I pray he is with the Lord and somehow with me also. Those we love dont go away . They walk beside us every day.

  68. MS. L. CARMEL said:

    I Also Believe That Dogs And All Animals Go To Heaven! I Don’t Think G-D Would Have Created Them, If They Didn’t!

  69. M. Duque said:

    We lost our beloved 6 yr. old companion, Duke, exactly one month ago today to a sudden and often fatal disease called IMHA. He only lasted two and a half days after onset of symptoms. It’s been hell without him and the void he left in our lives and home is indescribable. But I take comfort that heaven wouldn’t be complete without our lovely furry friends and we will reunite again one day!!
    A beautiful verse I found on the web is helping me find some comfort… “When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears. Be thankful for our beautiful years.
    I gave to you my love. You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love we each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone.
    So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a time that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart.
    I won’t be far away, for life goes on. so if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear.
    And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you in my usual way, and make you feel again, “Welcome Home.”

  70. Katie said:

    My beloved chihuahua, Pepper, passed away a couple of days ago in my arms on the way to the vet. I woke up to hear her wheezing, and when I got up with her I could tell she having trouble breathing and was afraid she wouldn’t make it much longer. We almost lost her 5 years ago, after being diagnosed with addisons disease. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few months ago, and we had hoped that the medications would give us longer than that. She was loved very much. I’m thankful she really didn’t suffer and that her last moments were in my arms. I look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.

  71. Lilly said:

    check this poem out. makes me cry everytime. i think the reason why i’m so sad after losing a very loved pet is that she was the only one who ever listened, loved unconditionally, and helped me. had to put down my 15 year old german shepherd last week. the house is just so empty without her.

  72. Kaitlyn Ransom said:

    DOGS GO TO HEAVEN!!!!! Why else would dog spelled backwards be GOD????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Nekzaad, Mumbai India said:

    We had to put our Golden Retreiver Magnus, to sleep on 4th June 2011. He was 13 and a half years old. He was my 18th birthday present and my soulmate. His hind legs gave way in Oct 09, and we thought of putting him to sleep then. But we could see it in his eyes that he had the will to go on. So we didnt. We helped him walk around at home and he was happy to be around the family for another 18 months. But he developed complications like a bloated stomach and several lumps on his body. His breathing also was very heavy and he stopped eating as much as he did.
    So we had to take a call to do what we thot was best for him. We put him to sleep in his bed in our room, surrounded by his family, friends and all his favorite toys, chewies n sticks. I told him how much i love him and that i’ll see him soon.
    I have always beleived in GOD. But now I’m scared that what if theres no god and no Heaven, would that be the last time we were destined to be together? That thot kills me. I dont mind another 30-40 years of this pain, as long as I know that we will be together again for eternity. And I’ll know that I’ve been damned to hell if I go anywhere that our Magnus isnt there. He really is my soulmate.

  74. Michael Shehan said:

    Unless your athiest, when you die and reach those gates of pearl, your Dog will be the first one waiting to see you. The Bible does not say if, however it does not say they don’t. People even Preachers and People of the Cloth only interpit the Bible, they interpet the word as they see it or how they were taught from Mans translation. God’s actual word can easily be misinterpeted and honestly we will never know til we get there. The best thing to do is Pray and God will answer you, when your finished and you feel that warm comforting feeling in your heart you will know. If you read the scripture it gives just as many indicators that your K9 companion will be by your side in heaven, I’m not going to type them all out, just google it, however If animals are not allowed in Heaven then how do they have all those white horses for which the armies of Heaven and Jesus return on (Rev 19:11)? Why is Jesus refered to as the “Lamb”of God”?, In Genessis 1:26 it says God created animals to acompany man and God saw that it was good. (see actual verse) 1Thessalonians 5:21, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good”. In conclusion all we have to go by in religion in general is FAITH, Heaven is described having white horses, springs, a tree of life, and a city paved with streets of gold, buildings with saphires and emeralds all of these non soul posessions from Earth yet they are in Heaven. Heaven is our reward for accepting Jesus, and following God’s laws, our reward is Heaven in our afterlife in a Paradise, God may be a loving God but Im pretty sure every ant, deer, or chipmunk, or every cat or dog won’t be in heaven but my faith says I will serve the Lord and my K9 Sadie will be by my Masters side as I make it to the Gates of Pearl as my reward, just another perk of being a faithful servant, its all on the individual, Have Faith, God will reward us in our own way, that’s my take…. As for the Athiest, your spewing out todays sick societies popular belief, if you can’t look in the mirrow and see the person that God created, see the sunrise, the moon, listen to the wind blow and watch the ocean waves break and not believe that you and all the above were created by God, all I can say for your benifit you better hope your right… Eternity is a very very long time, if your right then you may just be bug food, if your wrong your going to burn and there is no time there… I hope you wise up if not for your sake those close to you who do believe, I’m sure they would want to see you there…

  75. katie said:

    Sorry for any typos.I’m doing this all on my phone.I am 11 and have never lost a dog.I do have one right now though.her name is oreo and she is the cuteist,funniest,sweetest,protecting,loving,and comforting little shih tzu you will ever have.when she does pass thought, there will be a lot of crying.I did find this little poem though. I do not own it!I don’t know who does… but I don’t own it…
    I stood by your bed last night,I came to have a peep
    I saw that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep

    I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear
    “Its 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 on me

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

    I was with you at my grave tend it with such care
    I want to re-assure you,that I am 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, “its me.”

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

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

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

    The day is over,I smile and watch you yawning
    And say “good-night,God bless, ill see you in the morning”

    And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
    Ill rush across to greet you and well 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 to be with me

  76. katie said:

    Ok,that poem starts right after the I don’t own it part.its a couplet,hope you can tell where the lines go:) God bless!!! Happy thoughts;D

  77. Masha said:

    That poem is so beautiful and comforting! I cried the whole time I was reading it… My beautiful baby girl “Masha” passed away 4 days ago, I miss her so much! I can’t wait to see her again in heaven. I know she’ll be there waiting for me.

  78. Libby said:

    I guess we’ll find out when we get there. But I would never attend either of those churches. Christians shouldn’t act like that. But I do personally believe dogs go to heaven,

  79. Gordon said:

    Like many of you here, I lost my best friend today. DId she have a soul? I like to think so. The bible is prety vague on this. I guess we are not supposed to knoe that. Personally I believe they do have souls, but maybe not like our own. If they did we could not use animal in the ways we sometime do. The bible does talk of amimals in heaven so I think it reasonalby to believe I will see my friend Ruby agian. Whatever the true answer to this qestion is we have to believe that it is Gods plan and certainly what is best for our beloved cannine (and and other animal) freinds

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