Loss of a Pet Golden Retriever

web analytics
Anytime we experience the loss of a pet Golden Retriever, it is utterly heartbreaking.

There is no doubt that we all love our Golden Retrievers and consider them to be part of our family. loss of a pet, Older Golden Retriever

Unfortunately, sometimes we are made to feel as if we are not allowed to properly grieve for our pet, as there are a few people that act as if it was “just a dog”.

We, of course, know better!

We know and understand that he was not only part of our lives, but a part of our hearts.

When we learn ahead of time that our beloved Golden Retriever is extremely sick or hurt, sometimes a decision needs to be made on whether or not we should put our dog to sleep.

This in itself can be a very agonizing choice. I’ve personally had to make this decision and trust me, deciding what to do almost ripped my heart out.

When our pet’s death is unexpected, there are still many decisions suddenly thrown at us, and sometimes having to make these choices can cause a lot of guilt and sorrow from wondering whether or not we made the right choices.

Though losing a dog initially brings much sorrow, it is my hope that eventually your sorrow will be replaced with fond memories of the time that you spent together.

The Rainbow Bridge Poem is one that brings comfort to my heart and mind, and I hope that it does the same for you.

For some people, a special tribute or memorial helps in the healing process of their dog’s death.

For me, I want the world to see and remember my Golden for all that he was, rather than dwell on what no longer is. But, everyone is different and everyone handles their grief in their own special way.

If you had a Golden Retriever that you would like to see added to the Golden Retriever memorial, then please fill out the submission below.


Have You Lost a Beloved Golden?

Would you like to share a story about your precious Golden Retriever that is waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge?

Enter Your Title/ Ex: My Precious Amy

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Our Beloved Nugget 
Nugget was my very first Golden Girl. She came to us in 2001 and since then our lives have been so much better. Nugget and I have been thru alot together. …

My precious Heidi 
August of 2003, my friend found a Golden in the park, she would not leave that spot. She put up signs to see if anyone would claim her. No one said …

BUDDY OUR ANGEL DOG! 
Buddy Guy Weaver That was the name our family gave him. We got him when Buddy was 7 wks old, Buddy only peed in the house once while we we're potty …

Coors the King of Goldens 
Coors was a 12 year old Golden Retriever but he was much more. A very loyal, smart, friend, and sweet family member. He was the only dog we have ever …

Dixie Doodle 
Dixie for the south; Doodle for the north. My forever friend accompanied me on my many hikes on civil war battlefields but especially at Gettysburg. …

Piper, Sugar Pi Honey Bunch 
Piper came to us in the usual way, we wanted a Golden, looked through the newspaper classified ads and found her breed, went to have a look at the puppies …

Mr. Muttskee 
Now this is the story about “Muttskee”. Muttskee is a Golden Retriever who I had the pleasure of meeting close to seven years ago. As of right now …

Our Golden Girl Izzy 
Seven and a half years ago, my Mom and I drove to Blue River, Oregon to check out a Golden Retriever puppy. Our house had just been broken into, and the …

The One and Only Scout 
Scout was such a huge part of our family. He was always there to great us at the door when we came home, always with a shoe or whatever he could find …

Sandy Girl 
Sandy was the most friendly dog I have ever know. Each day when we would get home she would greet us with her smile; you know the smile that only Golden's …

My Baby Boy Goldberg 
Goldberg was the sweetest dog I have ever met. Never bit anyone and just wanted to be loved and pet. You were our baby boy and we miss you so much.We …

Di Searl/Our gorgeous Jessie 
Remembering Jessie by Di Searl on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 1:42pm Remembering Jessie There are not enough words to describe you our Jessie …

Daisy & Maggie 
Twin sisters who were very different in their personalities yet identical in their love and devotion to our family. Daisy was our indoor, comfort …

To Keiko, The love of my life. 
I lost my baby girl, Keiko, 4 days ago suddenly and my heart is broken in a million pieces. Keiko came into my life 9 years ago at 5 weeks of age. …

Pippin 
We said goodbye to Pippin today. She let me know it was her time to go and I listened with an aching heart. Pippin just turned 12 when she left us …

Shari's Dog, Maya 
My friend, Shari, said goodbye to her 14 year old Golden, Maya. I wanted to write a poem for her. What word can be, my friend's not here, not here …

SHAMROCK, I miss you 
Shamrock was like our 5th child. She should have been named Shadow. I went no where without her. All she had in her was love, pure love. She couldn't …

Our Precious Hannah Not rated yet
Our Precious Hannah (8 1/2 yo) was taken from us suddenly two days ago; and my heart is broken and aching without her. Our family isn't whole without …

My sweet Charly Not rated yet
Charly was our first dog and came to us at the age of almost 8 weeks. Very early - we know now! He had a great wonderful personality! He wasn't just …

My young man Bailey Not rated yet
Bailey and I were forever connected from the first moment we met. He would wait for me every day and I would see his little face in the front window when …

Sam a faithful member of the family  Not rated yet
My wife and I were in our mid twenties and married back in 1987 when we went to choose our first Golden Retriever puppy. The owner of the dog which …

My little girl "Bailey" Not rated yet
Missing our little girl but we know were blessed to have her for 11 years. Full of love and joy, Bailey shared it with everyone she met. With her beautiful …

My princess Honey Not rated yet
Honey was a cross golden, mixed with a little labrador and some border collie. But to look at her she was a golden without question, in her looks and nature. …

My Baby Girl  Not rated yet
Sandy or Sandy-Mandy as I called her was my best-friend. We loved dancing together and shared so many beautiful memories. All I had to do was snap …

Click here to write your own.

Lady Sahara Rose (Moo Moo) Not rated yet
Taken from me far too soon, the house is empty and cold without you. My constant shadow, and friend you greeted me at the door like l was famous overjoyed …

My best friend Riggo Not rated yet
Riggo was named after Redskins running back, John Riggins and he lived up to his name. He was born big... had huge feet and a huge heart. Everyone …

My Dearest Happy Not rated yet
Thanks for being part of our family for 13.5 yrs, we love you dearly and will never forget you. Please be our guardian angel and watch over us~

Our Boy Bailey Not rated yet
Waiting for Bailey's arrival was the most exciting time of my life. Seeing him as a tiny puppy brought me such joy. Bringing him into our home, lit the …

Our beloved Gus Not rated yet
We lost our beloved Gus on 07/23/2010. He had been my fiance's only companion for over 11 years when we met. I moved in with my 2 Cavalier King …

My beautiful Bella Not rated yet
My Bella had the most wonderful life. She was "MY GIRL". She was an extraordinary therapy dog and accomplished agility dog. She meant so much …

Our Josie-girl Not rated yet
We lost our precious Golden "Josie" suddenly on August 15, 2010. She was only 7. Josie was very active and in good health until she started drooling …

Our beloved Bailey Not rated yet
We got Bailey as a puppy. We were naive when choosing a puppy and he came complete with fleas and worms. We took care of him and he became a part …

Becka Not rated yet
11-16-1997 - 01-09-2011 Becka -- sweet, sweet girl. I miss you. Thank you for loving me.

My Gentle Giant Cody Not rated yet
11/16/1999 - 1/1/2011 I had my Cody Bear for 11 precious years. He was there through many tough times in my life. We had lots of good times too, …

Our Molly Moo Not rated yet
12/26/98 - 11/23/2010 Molly was a beautiful golden retriever. She had a personality like a person but I have to say better than some people!! She …

My Beloved Heidi Lynn Not rated yet
Heidi came into my life Valentine's Day of 2001. She was an 8 week old butterball who stole my heart. Heidi made even the rough times in life bearable, …

Golden Summer Rose Not rated yet
Well, my dog Goldie, had puppies a few times the same years I had my kids, so it was like one of us was always pregnant. We kind of got through it together. …

In Memory of Jag Not rated yet
In Memory of My Beloved Golden Retriever, JAG September 22, 1997 - January 27, 2009 Jag came into my life when she was 2 months old; I had her for …

Sam Not rated yet
We adopted Sammy from the Neuse River Golden Rescue group and he immediately became the love of our lives. He was the sweetest, calmest, most well behaved …

Our Best Friend Charlie x Not rated yet
Charlie was a shy, scared little puppy when we first bought him home, but just days after having him he turned into our little bundle of joy. He would …

Click here to write your own.



Go from Loss of a Pet to Rainbow Bridge Poem


Go from Loss of a Pet to Golden Retriever Dog Memorial Page


Go to Dog Memorials and Keepsakes


Return to Golden Retrievers Home Page

Golden Retriever in a cowboy hat


Golden Retriever puppies in basket


Old Golden Retriever smiling