Dog Poems

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

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

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

Tribute To A Best Friend

Tribute To A Best Friend Sunlight streams through window paneunto 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... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 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

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

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

Cruel is the Mirror

Cruel is the Mirror Cruel is the mirror as I glance at it with shameI’m a four year old Rottweiler and Helga is my nameMy eyes once truly sparkled, my figure once was trimThat was in the days when home for me was with Marie and Jim They loved me like no other, took me... 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

Christmas Without My Dog

Christmas Without My Dog The tree is all trimmed.The gifts are all wrapped.The hymns are all sung,Ant the travel plans mapped. And still there’s a sadnessThat lies in your heart,For a dog that was lostAnd a love now apart. A stocking is missing,With toys and a... 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

Where To Bury A Dog

Where To Bury A Dog There are various places within which a dog may be buried. We are thinking now of a setter, whose coat was flame in the sunshine, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This setter is buried beneath a... read more

Something for all our Bridgekids

SOMETHING FOR ALL OUR BRIDGEKIDS -Isabel M. Gordon God speed dear friend, Valhalla waits Oh the wonders you will see While marking time until the day Valkyrie comes for me. On gentle, silken wings she flies Gathering frightened, searching souls And soothes them with... read more

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