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10 Meaning & Interpretations When Dream of Your “Deceased Dog”

Dogs have been humans’ loyal and faithful friends for years. They make great companions and over time, they become such an important part of our families that sometimes it can be difficult to do without them. Keeping that in mind, it is not uncommon for them to visit us in our dreams when they die.

So, what does it mean to dream of your deceased dog? Is it something you should worry about? Let’s find out!

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General Interpretation of the Dream

Dreaming about your deceased dog could have either an emotional or symbolic meaning. Most of the time, dreams like this are linked to the emotional side and could simply mean that you miss your dog.

If they just died, it could be that you are having trouble accepting they are dead and can’t stop thinking about them. Your subconscious mind still fantasizes about the good memories you two had when they were alive.

These dreams can keep coming back especially if you didn’t have a chance to say all the things you wanted to say to your four-legged friend before they died. It’s best to let go of these thoughts and try to do things that will help you move on, as that’s the only way to stop having the dreams.

Dreaming about your dead dog could also indicate happiness or positive change. It could be a sign that your dog is finally in a better place and their afterlife is a happy, blissful journey.

But seeing your dead dog in a dream could also be a symbol of losses. It could be a monetary loss or the loss of a loved one. It is important that you think about all the aspects of your life so you can better understand which interpretation best explains your situation.

Other Meanings of the Dream

1. Emptiness

If you dream about your dead dog quite often, it could be a representation of emptiness in your life. Maybe you are not completely satisfied in your job or in your personal relationships or maybe the goals you have set seem unachievable.

A dream like this could be a sign that you need to be in more control of your life. You need to make drastic changes that will make your life complete. Spend more time with the people you cherish, go out and make new friends, or even change your career if you wish. If it makes you feel better, it makes you happier, and that’s the first step to getting rid of emptiness in your life.

2. Negativity

If you see your deceased dog in a dream and a part of you feels restless in the morning, it could be a sign that you have too much negative energy around you. The people or things you have in your life are channeling negative energy toward you or you are criticizing yourself too much about your actions.

Whichever the case, you must pull yourself out of any group of people or situations that bring the negative vibe. You may want to make changes in your life to avoid attracting a negative aura.

Doing yoga, meditation, or any other stress-relieving exercises could go a long way in kicking out negative energy and welcoming positive vibes.

3. Misunderstandings in Relationships

Dogs are usually a symbol of friendships and genuine relationships. Dreaming about your deceased dog could be a sign of a potential fight or disagreement in your relationships.

Maybe you are already in some quarrel with a loved one or you’re about to get into an argument with people that are close to you. Either way, you should be prepared both mentally and emotionally for what’s to come.

However, don’t allow yourself to have an emotional burnout. Start by finding out the things that may be causing or are about to cause a disagreement and try to find a solution. Also, think about what the other person will react to the solution, as it could make things even worse. In other words, carefully go for a solution that works both for you and the other person.

4. Loss of a Valued Possession

Having a dream about your dead dog could also represent the loss of someone or something you hold dear. It could be that you are currently dealing with a loss of a valued possession or very soon you will be experiencing one.

The personal loss could be a broken relationship, the death of someone you love, or theft of something you hold dear. If you experienced that loss just recently, the dream could be a sign that you are having trouble getting over the situation.

Be mentally prepared for upcoming losses and if they have already happened, try to move on to other better things. If the dream keeps coming back, consider seeking counseling and therapy so you can figure out the root cause.

5. Neglected Talent

If you have been undermining some of your talents and giving more priority to other areas of your life, the dream could be a sign that you should revisit these talents. Take some time off of your busy schedule to relax and reconnect with the neglected parts of yourself.

The dream could also symbolize a drift in your relationships. Try to reconnect with the people who add meaning to your life. Call them up or schedule a meeting so you can rekindle those fun moments you shared and possibly restore any lost spark of friendships.

6. Your Life Desires

When you were little, you probably dreamed about working in a certain profession, owning an expensive car, or visiting a specific place, but these desires got further from becoming true as you grew older.

Dogs and pets represent good things in life. If you are seeing your dead fur friend in a dream, it is an indication that you are drifting even further away from your ambitions.

Take it as a sign that you should reconsider your dreams. Take a break from work and visit that place you have always wanted if you can afford it. The more you wait, the more difficult it may become to achieve your dreams.

Interpretation of Different Scenarios

To better understand the meaning of your dream, it is also important that you pay attention to what you or your dog was doing in the dream. Here are some common scenarios that may determine the meaning of seeing your deceased dog in a dream.

7. Your Dog is Dying

To see your dead dog taking its last breath in a dream indicates a huge loss. It could be either personal or professional, and such dreams usually imply that you are having a difficult time dealing with the loss.

The dream could also indicate that you are not trusting your instincts in various situations. In other words, you are not making clear judgments on things and this is causing significant losses in your life.

8. You Are Playing With Your Deceased Dog

A dream like this could be a sign that you are about to reconcile with an old friend and rekindle all those good moments you shared. You may meet someone you haven’t stayed in touch with for a long time.

However, be on the lookout for such dreams, as sometimes they could mean you’re still missing your dog, and if that’s the case, you may need to seek professional help so you can get over your loss quickly.

9. Your Deceased Dog Doesn’t Want to Stay Close to You

Some people have reported seeing their dead dog running away from them or just not wanting to come close to them in a dream.

Such dreams may indicate a conflict in your life such as financial problems, huge losses in business, or just personal struggles. Be careful while interacting with your coworkers, loved ones, customers, or business associates, as this is where your conflicts are likely stemming from.

10. You Are Trying to Bring Your Deceased Dog Back to Life

A dream where you’re desperately trying to bring your dead dog back to life implies that you will be required to offer some help to someone in need in the near future.

The person could be injured or just going through emotional pain and you will be there to help. It could also mean that you will protect them from going through a similar situation in the future.

If the dream shows you succeeding in reviving your dog, it is a sign that you will also succeed in helping the person who needs your assistance.

The Takeaway

For people with deceased pets, seeing these pets in a dream is nothing new. If your dog just died and you can’t stop seeing them in your dreams, it could be a sign that you miss them or it could indicate some of the experiences you are currently having in real life. Pay attention to what you are going through right now and if the dream keeps coming back, consider seeking therapy.

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  1. I dreamed of my sweet, beautiful Pomeranian, Mischa.
    She was scratching at the French doors.
    The French doors are made of glass so I could see my girl clearly.
    Mischa was outside and wanted to come in.
    She was so happy and excited. Her eyes were big and bright and she wearing her gorgeous puppy smile and wagging her tail.
    She just died on the first day of this last October, 2021.
    I miss her so very much, she is my little fur baby.

  2. My boxer shepherd was 12 when we had to put him down due brain problems. He was our third kid and loved beyond belief. I saw him in my dream like he was real and young again. Bright, happy and he let me know it’s all good. I woke up with peace.

  3. My dog ginger had to be put down 2 years ago I was really sad but I wasn’t dreaming about it but since two weeks ago I’ve been having a dream when I open my back door and she prances in all healthy and happy mind you she has cancer and had patches of fur missing and teeth missing because she was severely abused by her old owners and I turned to my mom and told her that she was back and then I turned back
    To my dog and she was gone and my mom said no she’s not that would happen a lot that same dream every night until one night ago i did the same thing and when I turned to my mom and then told her and turned back she was still there and my mom said oh yeah and I was petting her and then I woke up.

  4. I dreamed about my dog who died in 2017 just now in 2022 i dreamed him, my parents bought him in my dream i was petting him and giving him food and in the end i was confused why the dog is so big when my parents just brought him then i woke up, after minuets i remember my dream and i said to my mind oh my gosh i think my dream is my old doggo, i searched the meaning of this and i know the meaning now im crying i miss him so much he eat my food when i don’t like it (not the foods that are not good in dogs) and yeah thanks for this i wanna know why i have this dream….

  5. I still dream about my dog who passed away in 2009. It is 2022 now. I moved out of my parents house because I couldn’t handle how strict they were and I left my dog with my parents. I was mad at them so I never once spoke to them or checked up on my dog the entire time. He passed away shortly after I moved out. (About 2-3 years later) As I was out running around being a young 18 year old girl. He passed away sometime and I never got to say good bye. I felt extreme guilt and pain for deserting him, and also leaving my parents the burden of caring for him. These last two years I started dreaming about him. I dream about him at least 3-4 times a month. In my dreams he is the age he was when I left home and I know, in my dreams, that he is about to die so I am “planning” to spend as much time with him. In my dreams I am trying to make up for lost time with him. It hurts so bad and I can not get over how I just ran away from home and never looked back once.

  6. my king caviler rex died two days after charismas in 2021 when I sleep I see him and hear him barking and when I wake up I see him walking by my door and I wish I knew why I see him in my dreams and every where I go

  7. My childhood pet dog died when I was 18, I’m now 47… I’ve never dreamt of my dog until now, as I opened a door, into a dark lit room, he was stood cowering in a corner shivering? He had done a poop on the floor… I was cleaning it up & finding him blankets to snuggle up in….

  8. i dreamt of my pom that i had for 8 years, its the second time ive seen her in my dreams. the first time it was a split second of her smiling at me, she looked peaceful. this time it was her greeting me, her tail wagging, it was like her usual reaction when i would come home. i miss her a lot, her death was so unfair to me. we brought her to the vet after i noticed her eyes were swollen. the vet said everything seemed normal and she was just lethargic, they did a blood test and gave her so much meds, the bill was up to 700$. we went home and fed her the meds, because she was so weak, i had to hand feed her and give her water via a syringe. i wanted to bring her back to the vet that night, but they closed that my country didnt have 24 hour vets. that night, my mom had woken me up for cook supper for my brother. while i walked to the kitchen, i looked at her and she was looking at me, she smiled. i went to cook my brothers supper and after i wanted to give my dog some water before going to bed again. and while getting the stuff i needed, i held her and she didnt move. she just laid there, no response. i searched for a heartbeat but because my own heart was beating so fast, i didnt know if it was mine or hers. i checked her mouth for her tongue colour and her nose for any air, no air and purplish tongur. i sat there like an idiot, tapping her over and over again wishing for a response. i googled “dogs tongue purple” and it just said things i didnt want to see. after a few minutes i went to my mom and i didnt even know how to tell her i thought my dog was dead. i continued to tap her, even tried checking over and over but her body hardened. i knew it was over. my babys life was gone just like that and i didnt even know why. the hardest days were the first week, especially the first three days and then whenever i think of her, it goes to that night i found her. i dont know if i’ll ever recover from this, but im just glad that shes in a better place.

  9. My old Boston terrier was scratching at the door to get in then he was in my bed trying to wake me up. I’ve been very depressed, not wanting to live any longer. I don’t know why he was trying to wake me up this morning. 🥲

  10. All I keep dreaming is pain sadness I can’t find her or she’s bleeding out or he’s having seizures. I had two dogs I had since I was kid died between two months time span. My ex bf chocked my dog to death and he walks free and I had nightmares always or dreams where she’s alive and than in my dream I can have lucid dreams where I flip it nd go wait no they are dead. Help!

    • And the other one died having seizures all night from having diabetes he was a pom Mr. Panchito age 14 and Princess she was chocked to death and I had been drunk the whole time black out and he denied Everything claimed she ran super fast and had a heart attack or something. I haven’t gone to therapy and this happen in 2021!!!

  11. My dog died in June 2021. My parents bought her before I was born. When I was somewhere between 8 and 10 I started feeding her. She was my best friend and whenever my siblings were being mean I could always sit outside with her and cry. I wish I had played with her more and been around her more. Mostly I wish I had cut her fur and gave her a bath sooner. I came home from a trip with my friend one Saturday and she had sores and a big lump on her leg and maggots were pretty much eating her from the inside out. By that night she couldn’t walk. The next morning she was throwing up blood and couldn’t eat or drink anything. That afternoon we put her down. In February or March 2022 I had a dream she was happy and alive like she had been when I was little but really quickly she changed to how she looked before she died, really sick and in pain, and I watched her die again. I thought I had come to peace with her death but I still cry when I see people giving dogs baths and when I saw a video of maggots in one of my classes. What does it mean?

  12. In my dream I awoke to find our miniature poodle haven eaten the entire body of our Maltese. There was no blood but only the head remained. He wanted to finish consuming the head, the nose of which had already been chewed off. The dream made me wake up and I had to go and check our Maltese to make sure it wasn’t true.


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