Dog Poems


A Faithful Dog Will Play With You And Laugh With You -Or Cry- He’ll Gladly Starve To Stay With You Nor Ever Reason Why, And When You’re Feeling Out Of Sorts Somehow He’ll Understand He’ll Watch You With His Shining Eyes And Try To Lick Your... read more

Walking in a Doggie Wonderland

Walking in a Doggie Wonderland(Sung in tune of Winter Wonderland) Dog tags ring, are you listening’?In the lane, snow is glistening’.It’s yellow, NOT white I’ve been there tonight,Marking up my winter wonderland Smell that tree?  That’s... read more

Two dogs have I

For years we’ve had a little dog,Last year we acquired a big dog;He wasn’t big when we got him,He was littler than the dog we had.We thought our little dog would love him,Would help him to become a trig dog,But the new little dog got bigger,And the old... read more

A Rock Makes an Excellent Puppy

A Rock Makes an Excellent PuppyA rock makes an excellent puppy.They’re practically almost the same.Except that a puppy’s rambunctious;a rock is a little more tame. It’s true that a rock’s not as hyper.It may not chase after a ball.And, often as... read more

A Glimpse of Rainbow Bridge

A GLIMPSE OF THE RAINBOW BRIDGE -Submitted by Terri Was it today; yesterday; a week; a month ago? There are no days; there are no nights since my furchild died. I reach to pet my furry friend who is no longer here. My heart is broken; my arms are empty; how many tears... read more


RESCUE POEM” Arlene Pace September 18, 1998 Once I was a lonely dog, Just looking for a home. I had no place to go, No one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow. I ate what ever I could find, I was always on the go. My skin... read more

Final Fate

The date is December the 25th,A gorgeous sunny-day.It makes me want to romp around,But I’m too tired to play.I have not eaten for a while,I think it has been a week.My only source of water,Has been a sewage leak.I lie herein a cardboard box,And I feel quite... read more

Happy Dog

Happy Dog By Flying Lemming I’m a happy dog at the beach If I had the power of speech I would tell you all To throw my ball I’m a happy dog at the beach I’m a happy dog at the beach There are no new tricks you can teach I’m bouncy and glad And my tail wags like mad... read more

” If He Wakes in Your Arms…”

” If He Wakes in Your Arms…” I can hardly see through my tears… today I sent my best friend of years and years somewhere he had to go, where pain and sickness he won’t have to know. He’s been with me ever since he was a pup…... read more


    FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND You’re giving me a special gift,So sorrowfully endowed,And through these last few cherished days,Your courage makes me proud. But really, love is knowingWhen your best friend is in pain,And understanding earthly actsWill only be in... read more

Memories are Golden

Memories are Golden They say memories are golden. Well, maybe that is true. I never wanted memories I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, A million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In... read more

T’was the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The children were nestled all snug in their beds,With no... read more

Dog Rules

DOG RULES 1. The dog is not allowed in the house. 2. OK, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms. 3. The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture. 4. The dog can get on the old furniture only. 5. Fine, the dog is allowed on all... read more

Special Friend

Special FriendI lost a special friend today  the kind you can’t replace,  and looking at her empty bed  I still can see her face. I see the endless energy  the sparkling puppy eyes,  Not the tired, fragile friend  I had to bid goodbye. I know she’s in a... read more

For Sale – To a Good Home

For Sale – To a Good Home I was born in the Summer a few years ago.Quite why I was born, I’ll never know.Some folk who owned my mother, decided to breed.No reason I know of except for their greed;I know I was hungry, I know I was cold;They sold me quite... read more

The Pebble

Drop a pebble in the water:Just a splash, and it is gone;But there’s half-a-hundred ripplesCircling on and on and on —Spreading, spreading from the centre,Flowing on out to the sea.And there is no way of tellingWhere the end is going to be. Drop a pebble... read more

The Creation Story

The Creation story as told by Snoopy On the first day, God created the dog. On the second day, God created man to serve the dog. On the third day, God created all the animals of the earth to serve as potential food for the dog. On the fourth day, God created honest... read more

My lovely Sucki

Special Friend Suki I lost a special friend today  the kind you can’t replace,  and looking at her empty bed  I still can see her face. I see the endless energy  the sparkling puppy eyes,  Not the tired, fragile friend  I had to bid goodbye. I know she’s... read more

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that 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... read more

Were not going to go

Oh Boy! Here’s the premium list for a Show!Oh no! Not that one! We’re “not” gonna go!Remember last year how we swore lose or winThat we’d never set foot on these show grounds again? It was hot, it was dirty. and not enough shade,The... read more

Things to learn from a dog

THINGS TO LEARNFROM A DOG Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.... read more


THE SPIRIT OF A SHEPHERD DOG I was standing on a hillside In a field of blowing wheat And the spirit of a German Shepherd Dog Was lying at my feet. He looked at me with kind dark eyes An ancient wisdom shining through And in the essence of his being I saw love there... read more

She is Gone

She is Gone You can shed tears that she is gone, Or you can smile because she lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, Or you can... read more

These are our dogs

These are our dogsThis is their homefrom which we hopethey’ll never roam They’re faithful friendswe love them best.This is their homeyou are a guest If dogs to youare just a peeveThen by all meansfeel free to... read more

Little Lost Pup

Little Lost Pup He was lost!-not a shade of doubt of that;For he never barked at a slinking cat,But stood in the square where the wind blew rawWith a drooping ear and a trembling pawAnd a mournful look in his pleading eyeAnd a plaintive sniff at the passer-byThat... read more


THE SILHOUETTE – Terri OnoratoThe silhouette stands boldlyat the end of the hallwayears erect, eyes like jewelsthe tail, it softly sways.This wouldn’t be the first timeI’ve seen her stand nearbyher image clear as crystalfrom the corner of my eye.Her... read more

How could you

How Could You? When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh.You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was “bad,” you’d shake... read more

The Perfect Breed

The Perfect Breedby Judith Keyes We searched through all the dog booksBut simply could not findA dog that was just right for usA very special kind. Then we saw a funny little dog.Whatever breed can that be?I wasn’t sure; but I thought it wasA Pembroke Welsh... read more

Why own a dog?

Why own a dog? There’s a danger you know,You can’t own just one, for the craving will grow.There’s no doubt they’re addictive, wherein lies the danger.While living with lots, you’ll grow poorer and stranger. One dog is no trouble, and two... read more

An Ode to Sailor.

An Ode to Sailor.From my friend Eileen In a town called MidhurstI first met my dog,The weather was awfulBut lucky no fog. His name it is SailorA Goldie by breed,He has lovely mannersExcept for his greed!                 He has many talentsAs you will soon see,He takes... read more

Old Dog

Old dog.Why do you stay so near?Go lie in the sun and drowse.You needn’t follow my every step,And jump up when I appear.Your joints are stiff;You’ve earned a rest;Lived your life well;Passed every test.And now you’re very dear. Old dog.Why do you... read more

Pitbull don’t cry

I see the children in the laneThey look like friends, we’ll have a gameThey’ve got a stick, oh boy, what funThey’ll throw it for me and I’ll runBut someone stops me, I wonder why their mother screams “Don’t go near those”... read more


TREAT ME KINDLY ! Treat me kindly, my beloved friend               For no heart in all the world is more rateful for kindness than the loving heart of me. Do not break my spirit with a stick, For though I should lick your hand Between blows, your patience and... read more

“The perfect partnership” by Edward Bear

“The perfect partnership” by Edward Bear Once upon a time…a lot of tail wags ago On highest, deepest, greenest Exmoor, I was born. Pure gold runs through my veins,Even the sun is enhanced by my coat.I am golden. I work hard and play lots.I lead, follow, I obey, I... read more

Special Seven

‘SPECIAL SEVEN’ We knew we were Special,Right from the start.You loved us so dearly,Deep down in your heart. Our leaving has hurt you, but try not to cry,One fine day, we’ll meet in the sky.Kendal was waiting, so healthy and strong,She was delighted,... read more

A Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

A Pembroke Welsh Corgi. How had we overlooked them?They met all of our needs.Such alert little dogs, so loyal and wiseThey are the perfect breed. So from Caradoc to Royal MarkAnd kennels in between,We tried to find a Corgi pupBut just missed them all it seemed. At... read more

Beyond The Rainbow

Beyond The Rainbow As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played, I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade. I saw a wondrous image then of a place that’s trouble-free Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity. I saw the... read more

To Edward Bear “Teddy” from Mum

To Edward Bear “Teddy” from Mum I am not going to tell you what Teddy means to me………….I am going to tell Teddy. You came into our lives like a tornado,You were a non-stop gust of wind, never stillLife was just a game. You have made me laugh, you are a clown-Never... read more

On the bed

Now I lay me down to sleep,The king-size bed is soft and deep..I sleep right in the centre grooveMy human being can hardly move!I’ve trapped her legs, she’s tucked in tightAnd here is where I pass the nightNo one disturbs me or dares intrudeTill morning... read more

Request From Rainbow Bridge

Request From Rainbow Bridge by Constance Jenkins In Loving Memory of Isolde Jenkins Weep not for me though I am goneInto that gentle night.Grieve if you will, but not for longUpon my soul’s sweet flight.I am at peace, my soul’s at restThere is no need for... read more

12 Puppy day to Christmas

12 Puppy day to Christmas On the first day of Christmas my puppy gave to me The Santa topper from the Christmas tree. On the second day of Christmas my puppy gave to meTwo leaking bubble lights And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree. On the third day of... read more


I ONLY WANTED YOU They say memories are goldenwell maybe that is true.I never wanted memories,I only wanted you. A million times I needed you,a million times I cried.If love alone could have saved youyou never would have died. In life I loved you dearly,In death I... read more

A Lonely Dog

A Lonely dog Once I was a lonely dog,Just looking for a home.I had no place to go,No one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets,in rain in heat and snow.I ate what ever I could find,I was always on the go. My skin would itch, my feet were sore,My body... read more

Rainbow Bridge: Sequel To The Original

Rainbow Bridge: Sequel To The Original Oh, when we get to HeavenWe hope that we will findThe souls that once we lovedWho left us all behind. Some left us at the right timeThey left this world in peaceOthers left too suddenWithout the chance to say Goodbye,They were... read more

The Day After Christmas

The Day After Christmas? T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug... read more

Your Pets In Heaven

Your Pets In Heavenby Ken D. Conover To have loved and then said farewell, is better than to have never loved at all. For all of the times that you have stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you.... read more


f you can start the day without caffeinIf you can get going without pep pills,If you can always be cheerful, ignoring people with your troubles,If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to... read more

A Parting Prayer

A Parting Prayer Dear Lord, please open your gatesand call St. Francisto come escort this beloved companionacross the Rainbow Bridge. Assign her to a place of honor,for she has been a faithful servantand has always done her best to please me. Bless the hands that send... read more

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