Read different pet poems about dogs and cats here. Some are taken from resources on the web and others were written personally by the blogger, who is also a poet. There are some pretty funny pet poems as well as some more serious pet loss poems here. Find a wide selection of the best pet poems at

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“I am an Animal, Not a Thing” Pet Poem

Posted on August 26th, 2012



I am an animal, not an object.  You can’t kick me around like a pair of old used shoes…

You know, I have super-sensitive feelings too.

And a sixth sense to boot – so I know when you’re feeling down in the dumps and blue.


I am an animal; I am not something you “just have”. I feel mental, emotional and physical pain.

Don’t tread on me; don’t be too hard on me, because the spirited spree from me you’ll immediately drain.


I am a “who,” not a “that; “you can’t starve me because you can’t or won’t buy food,

Just take me to a shelter where they can make some arrangements, and stick me with a bunch of like-minded friendly broods.


I am an animal, I am not a thing. I have emotions; I feel sensations, love, anger, and fear.

If you don’t love me, I can definitely tell, but I’ll still greet you every day with a smile from ear to ear.


I am a beloved pet; I am not a thing, I have a beating heart, I have working organs and lungs.

You simply cannot ignore me or neglect me… If you do, I’ll simply come undone… Ill unravel ‘til I’m on the last wrung.


I am an animal, not a thing. And that means it’s hard for me to take care of myself.

I really depend on you to help me out, to care for me, So don’t scream at me when I have an accident or deserve a small pat on the butt, that makes everything worse and I’ll only want to cower about.


I am an animal not a thing; you can’t just dump me when work and life become too bustled.

I don’t deserve to be taken on just a quick three-minute walk at night where I’m constantly being hurried and hustled.


I am an animal with natural instincts; I like to smell the grass and flowers and bushes and trees.

I was born of the same nature that I am sniffing so give me time to work my way through the pee-mails and the lovely scents in the breeze.


I am an animal; I have a big warm beating heart- the same as that child you just had.

Don’t forget me when there’s a new addition–I love her too, but if you suddenly ignore me I’ll become extremely depressed and sad.


I am a best friend, not just something you own, I speak with my eyes, my ears and my tail,

Look deeply into me and show me your love please because that’s what the very best part of my day entails.


I am your animal, not your thing – I breathe the same air and live in the same super nice or crappy area as you do,

So be good to it, and be good to me, because I promise right now all I know is to be good to you too.


I am your animal; I am part of your beating heart, and I show unconditional love…

Animals Sent To Earth to Bring Love

Show me how to grow, how to learn, how to be and you won’t be let down,

because all we animals,

you see, like white flying peace doves,

We’re on special missions sent directly from Heaven above.


We’re here to fill the Earth with much-needed Compassion, Devotion and Love.


Tate’s Poem: A Little Ditty Dedicated to an Even Littler Mini-Kitty

Posted on January 13th, 2012



You have a nose that’s bright pinky

You’re the same color as a Twinkie,

And you’re always a little blinky…

You’re never ever stinky.



Our “Minian”-Minion- (to your fat ol’ brother) Abyssinian,

You’re the teeny tiny Tater Tot,

you certainly weigh just a little

But certainly love a whole lot




You’re aka the” Sweet Tatey-Potatey,”

Mommy’s beloved orange little baby

Sometimes you’re P-Tootey Scootey,

the teeny auburn kitty with a teeny kitty booty…



You’re itty-bitty teeny-tiny

Never whiney and always super shiny


Waiting your turn at dinner

Avoiding your Mad Maxwell brother – who’s the opposite of thinner…



You heart doing lovey-doveys

on blankies with your mini-clawless paws

You love rubby-dubbies with your teeny ears,

you heart your “muth-er,” and show it by kissing her nose, cheeks and jaws



You patiently wait for crunchies

or fabulous dinner tableside-munchies

Like a good-natured little boy

You’re respectful and kind and it’s your rescued life you now enjoy


In his favorite spot, the window sill...

You’re the head and founder of the” itty-bitty-kitty-committee®”

Always polite, never sassy, but seriously witty

So Momma Jaime made up this little ditty

To dedicate to you…,


Our seemingly 3-ounce, wild rescue wonder-kitty!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Voice of the Voiceless; A Rescue Animal’s Prayer

Posted on January 5th, 2012

This is borrowed from a few friends on Facebook, but was originally posted by American Humane Association awhile back….


I am the voice of the voiceless,
Through me, the dumb shall speak;
Till the deaf world’s ear be made to hear
The cry of the wordless weak.

From street, from cage, and from kennel,
From jungle and stall, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail.

For love is the true religion,
And love is the law sublime;
And all that is wrought, where love is not,
Will die at the touch of time.

And Science, the great revealer,
Must flame his torch at the source;
And keep it bright, with that holy light
Or his feet shall fail on the course.

For he who would trample kindness
And mercy into the dust —
He has missed the trail, and his quest will fail,
He is not the guide to trust.

Oh shame on the mothers of mortals
Who have not stopped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.

Oh, never a brute in the forest,
And never a snake in the fen,
Or ravening bird, starvation stirred,
Has hunted his prey like men.

For hunger, and fear, and passion
Alone drive beasts to slay,
But wonderful man, the crown of the plan,
Tortures, and kills, FOR PLAY.

He goes well fed from his table,
He kisses his child and wife,
Then he haunts a wood, till he orphans a brood,
Or robs a deer of its life.

He aims at a speck in the azure,
Winged love, that has flown at a call,
It reels down to die, and he lets it lie;
His pleasure was seeing it fall.

The same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned Man, the King;
The God of the Whole gave a spark of soul
To each furred and feathered thing.

And I am my brother’s keeper,
And I will fight his fight,
And speak the word for beast and bird,
Till the world shall set things right.

APPA Announces Expansion to 4th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest!

Posted on December 1st, 2011

For the first year, American Pet Products Association will accept poems from students in 3rd-8th grades;

kids can win scholarship dollars and other pet prizes!

Calling all creative kids!

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) President, Bob Vetere, announced recently that the organization will be accepting poems for its 4th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest.

“The last three years have not only been successful, but fun,” Vetere said. “We are overwhelmed, year after year, by the number and creativity of poems we receive from kids across the country. This is a great opportunity to get and keep kids excited about pets in a fun and educational way. It was only natural for us to expand the contest in its fourth year to allow for more students to have the opportunity to participate.”

For the first year ever, students in grades 3rd-8th are invited to write a unique poem about their pets, what they love about them, the joys they bring, and then post it online at or mail their final poem and submission form to:

Pets Add Life

661 Sierra Rose Dr.

Reno, NV 89511

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012 at 5:00pm EST.

In addition, teachers within our contest grade levels are welcome to incorporate this national contest into their lesson plans, and submit poems in one entry, on behalf of his/her classroom.

One student from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication! (As a published poet myself, I can tell you that this is a big deal!)

*** In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each win a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet related education.***

“In past years, winning poems have featured pets from hamsters and birds to dogs that are best friends, kittens and fish,” Vetere said. “And, it has been wonderful to receive updates from our winning teachers who have spent the scholarship dollars on classroom fieldtrips to the zoo, a classroom pet and supplies, and educational materials regarding pet and animal wellness.”

To learn more about the Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest, read previous winning poems, upload your submission, or download a printed submission form, please visit or contact Kerry Sutherland at The Impetus Agency, 775.322.4022 or

More info on PAL: Pets Add Life website, or PAL on Facebook

** See my other Pets Add Life posts here and here!’s 4th Annual Pet‘Net Event Coming Up Nov. 16th: Bloggers Raising Awareness of Adoption

Posted on November 12th, 2011

♥This Year’s Event to Shine a Light on Pet Adoption!

On November 16, 2011,, the premier site for pet owners and pet enthusiasts, will host its 4th Annual Pet ‘Net Event to

raise awareness of pet adoption.

Check out my 2010 Pet Net post here, my 2009 0ne here, and the first one in 2008 here... to read ALL past blog posts for Pet ‘Net Events, click here!

I’ve been a part of this esteemed group since the first year! I have great respect and admiration for not only the folks over at, but also for my fellow Pet Net bloggers. I’ve been lucky enough to write beside and in partnership with such beloved and leading bloggers as Caroline G. of Romeo the Cat. We’ve written about pet safety, pet rescue and more. This year we’re going back to our roots and posting about pet adoption we all know this is a topic that cannot be publicized, featured on TV, written about, talked about, or blogged about enough:)

But this year’s event is bigger than ever, and features:

– a comprehensive hub page of adoption-related articles from the web’s very best pet-bloggers

– a social media donation campaign to engage the pet community at large

– a blogger competition with the winner receiving a $500 donation from Petside to the shelter of their choice’s Pet ‘Net Event maintains its commitment to educate people and honor the pets who love them. While revisiting its inaugural topic from 2008, The 2011 Pet ‘Net Adoption Event marks the first in a partnership with IAMS on a social media donation campaign.

Calls to action on Twitter this year will yield food donations as part of Iams Home 4 the Holidays Bags 4 Bowls initiative. For all information related to the social media donation campaign, please visit IAMS has been holding Home for the Holidays for decades and has made such a huge imprint on the issues of homeless animal populations, shelter donations, food donations and more. The program is championed by Helen Woodward Animal Center President, Mike Arms, my personal hero. is ranked among the top 5 Pet Websites & offers unique editorial features, expert Q&A’s, tools and how-to videos. And, they are a great resource for all types of information on all types of animals. carefully and personally (or corporate-ly??? lol) chooses the bloggers who represent their quest to inform the animal-loving public about related issues, and thus, participate in each yearly event, so please be sure to stop by and check it out next Wednesday 🙂

Don’t forget:

Franklin Smith, from Ohio Basset Rescue, survived appalling conditions at a puppy mill before his rescue.

WHEN:       Wednesday, November 16, 2011                    

WHERE: and

Next Wednesday when I post, I will give you a list of the other bloggers involved! 

And…. just as a little teaser, on my blog, you will be hearing a very special adoption story — and an adoption angle not often taken. I will be telling, at length, the story of Franklin Smith, the rescue Basset Hound who is a former puppy mill stud. My sister and I (and her man at the time) drove three hours to go visit him & ended up taking him home after he got along with our other Basset, Henry the Horrible.(You gotta’ click on that link and read about Henry– he is a devil dog, counter-surfer, howler, squawker dog!)

Franklin went from surviving day to day in a hellish cage not even big enough for him to stand in — to living in my sister’s free, fun and fabulous, no-rules home environment where he is wholly loved and absolutely cherished…for the first year-and-a-half I was the dog-sitter, coming about twice a week spending about 5 hours a night.

Franklin, though so happy that you would think he actually forgot his atrocious beginnings (!!), still faces a long road, and big bumps (for sure) and debilitating detours may still remain…