What does the Bible say about our furry friends going to Heaven?

We lost our little chihuahua on July 1. Marnie was only ten years old and for her breed that was not old. She was lovely and had an entertaining personality. Marnie let the kids dress her up, and when I sat on the couch, she was always right beside me. She wasn’t afraid to let you know what was on her mind and would actually try and talk to you. Marnie was my furry little pal. She had liver failure with an intense fight, but she had no more fight left one day. It was a sad day. Marnie went to heaven.

Marnie loved to be lazy and cuddle up in a warm blanket on the couch.

What does the Bible say about our furry friends going to Heaven? We want them to go to heaven, but the Bible does not explicitly say so. If the Bible does not say so, then we don’t know for sure.

However, one must believe that God created all things for His glory. Our Father in Heaven loves His children and wants us to be happy. Therefore, there is no doubt that even though it may not exactly be written in the Bible, we faithfully believe He is looking after our pets too.

God has a great love for us. We, as Christians, have great faith in Him. We must count on our Father in Heaven not only to have mercy on us but towards our pets too. Remember and be comforted that God is good!

Psalm 100:5 “For the LORD is good; His loving kindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.”

I do believe our furry babies go to Heaven. There is no other way our hearts can heal. God loves to give us gifts of his Kingdom. (Romans 8:32). Our pets are one of many gifts from God. Therefore, our pets are apart of His Almighty Kingdom forever and ever.

My heart knows Marnie is in heaven. I believe she has already taken a turn sitting on God’s lap on His throne! Even though we have no reference in the Bible about our furry babies, we have faith and trust in God’s love, I know Marnie is in the best place, she hurts no more and is looking down over her family!

 We had Marnie cremated, and her body came back home in a little box. Along with her was this poem from Rainbow Bridge. This website is a virtual memorial and a place for grieving pet owners to go that have lost their furry friends. I thought I would share their wonderful website, www.rainbowbridge.com. I did not know about them, and maybe someone else griefing their furry friend would find this site comforting. This poem was beside Marnie’s box and when I read it I cried because I think it is a beautiful poem just like Marnie.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

I hope this helps someone else who is grieving over their furry best friend.


Tamara XOXO

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  1. jarilissima

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your doggie was super cute. I have a little min pin (a bit of a mutt from the Humane Society :-p) and he gets confused for a chihuahua sometimes. Many hugs to you! Your doggie looks like it was very happy and comfy under your care ❤️

    Also, I enjoy Psalm 36:6 that says “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.”


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