Where does my dog go when it dies?

You have asked a question that many dog and animal lovers have wondered about. Most people would like to see their pets in heaven. The Bible does not reveal where animals go when they die. God created animals for man’s help and pleasure and He declared that His creation of animals was good (Genesis 1:25).  Animals were created differently than humans. We were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27) and have the capacity to choose eternal life through the plan of salvation, animals appear to have no such choice.

Now, the Bible does indicate that there will be animals in heaven (Isaiah 11:6, 65:25). Whether they will include the animals and pets we knew on earth is not known. But we do know that God will wipe away all our tears (Revelation 21:4) and will restore all the happiness that we lost through sin. This could possibly include the happiness we lost at the loss our pets.

There is a wonderful verse in 1 Corinthians 2:9 which says:  “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” The Lord will satisfy the desires of His children in a way that far exceeds their dreams and expectations so we will have to wait and see what the Lord has in store for us, and we can trust that it will be amazing.

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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