Dog Poems

A Prayer for Animals

A Prayer for Animals Hear our humble prayer,O God,for our friends, the animals,especially for those who are suffering;for any that are lost or desertedor frightened or hungry. We entreat for them allThy mercy and pity,and for those who deal with them,we ask a heart of... 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

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


    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

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

Remember Our Love

Remember Our Love I was chosen todayI’m learning to flythe world took me away,but please don’t you cry And I chose you today to try and be strongso please don’t you cryand don’t say that I’m gone When you’re feeling alonejust... read more

Poem for Dog Lovers

Poem for Dog Lovers Hello. I’ve been expecting you for quite some time. Here, come sit beside us for awhile . and let me tell you about this old friend of mine. She might look tattered or maybe old But I won’t say goodbye until you’ve been told. She... 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

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

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

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


ALONE AGAIN I wish someone could tell me What it is that I’ve done wrong, Why I have to stay chained up And left alone so long. They seemed so glad to have me When I came here as a pup. There were so many things we’d do While I was growing up. They... read more

A dog is for life

A dog is for life As daylight broke, a car sped off, down by the sandy beach, No one could hear the doleful cries,  so cruelly out of reach. As the day grew hot, the cries grew dim, no hope of help seemed near, no helping hand, or soft kind word, only hunger, thirst... 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

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

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

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

Treasured Friend

Treasured Friend I lost a treasured friend todayThe little dog who used to layHer gentle head upon my kneeAnd share her silent thoughts with me…She’ll come no longer to my callRetrieve no more her favorite ballA voice far greater than my ownHas called her... read more


IF IT SHOULD BE If it should be that I grow weak,And pain should keep me from my sleep,Then you must do what must be done,For this last battle can’t be won. You will be sad – I understand.Don’t let your grief then stay your hand,For this day more... 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

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 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

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


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

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

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


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

Who Needs a Man?

Who Needs a Man? If you want someone who will do anything to please you, get a dog. If you want someone who will bring you the newspaper without tearing through it first for the sports page, get a dog. If you want someone who’ll make a total fool of himself... 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

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


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

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

Dog Poetry When I Got My New Dog

When I Got My New Dog I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly;I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats. I asked for good health that I might rest easy;I was given a “special needs” dog that I might know nurturing. I asked for an... read more

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog        During October, my friend Daniel died.  I absolutely hate death.  It’s the one thing in this world that we are ultimately powerless to defeat.  Death is the ultimate slap in the face; a reminder that we are not God,... read more

Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this A wavingtail, Brown eyes that greet you with delight, The morning raptures after night. Memories are made of this The slowing down, the frequent sleep, Yet still they surface from the deep And greet you. Memories are made of this We sit,... 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

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

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

Dog Poetry A Dog’s Soul

A Dog’s Soul Every dog must have a soul, somewhere deep insideWhere all his hurts and grievances are buried with his pride. Where he decides the good and bad, the wrong way from the right,And where his judgement carefully is hidden from our sight. A dog must... read more

I love my Master

I love my master; Thus I perfume myself with this long-rotten squirrel. I lie belly-up In the sunshine, happier than you ever will be Today I sniffed many dog behinds – I celebrate by kissing your face. I sound the alarm! Paper boy-come to kill us all –... read more

I found a penny today

I found a penny today Just laying on the ground, But it’s not just a penny This little coin I’ve found. Found pennies come from heaven That’s what my Grandpa told me. He said “Dog-Angels toss them down.” Oh, how I loved that story. He... 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

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

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 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

Dog Poetry Little Puppy

Little Puppy Little puppy with black spots,Come and herd the flock with me.We will climb the red rocksAnd from the top we’ll seeThe tall cliffs, the straight cliffs,The fluted cliffs,Where eagles live.We’ll see the dark rocks,That hold the rain to give... read more

A dog loaned

“I’ll lend you for a little time a dog of mine” he said.“For you to love while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead”. It maybe six or seven years or maybe more than these, but will you, till Icall him back, take care of him for me?... read more

This Empty Collar

     This Empty Collar The empty bed and the empty bowl,the weed covered path we used to stroll;dog snacks,muddy tracks and the hair on the floor,and the slap of the flap on your dog door. There’s still the fence that kept you safe,and there’s still the... read more

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