Offer Sympathy For the Loss or Death of a Pet • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Express your sympathy briefly.
2Acknowledge what a difficult time this is for the reader and offer your compassion.
3Express further sympathy and support.


A letter offering sympathy for the loss or death of a pet respectfully acknowledges the reader's misfortune while offering comfort and support. Be brief and sincere.

Example Letter #1


I was saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved cat. I know that she was a good companion for you and you will miss her greatly. If there is anything I can do to help at this time, I will be very willing to do it.

Example Letter #2


I want you to know how saddened I was to hear that Sparky had passed away. He was your faithful companion for many years, and I know that he was more than a pet to you.

Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Example Letter #3


As one who has had the sad experience of losing a pet dog, I know something of the loneliness you feel after Sparky's death. Our pets give us so much enjoyment and pleasant companionship. Sparky's enthusiastic greeting of running circles around me when I would arrive is one I will miss. I hope the good memories will temper the feelings of loss.