Sample letter to sympathize for the death of someone's pet


  1. In writing a letter of offering sympathy for the death of a pet, courteously recognize the receiver's hardship while giving him or her comfort and encouragement. Be tactful and genuine while you write the letter.
  2. Make him or her feel your sympathy.
  3. Recognize the misfortune that the reader is undergoing this time and express your compassion.
  4. Give additional sympathy and an encouragement.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I was greatly upset to learn of the death of your lovely dog. He was the perfect friend and companion for you, and I know that he will be missed. Please let me know of anything I can do to help you through this difficult time.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -