Do Dogs Go To Heaven?


Do Dogs Go To Heaven?

Perhaps the reason you are asking the question, “Do dogs go to Heaven?” is because you have recently lost a loved one. If so, I am very sorry. I wish I could say something to take away the pain… but I can’t.

I will tell you that I firmly believe that one day we will be united with all our loved ones again… in Heaven! When asked, “Do dogs go to Heaven?”, Evangelist Billy Graham answered, “God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in Heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”Picture of Black Labrador dog in Heaven with Jesus

I believe that Heaven is very real and more wonderful than we can ever imagine. One day we will find out that all our loved ones that went on to Heaven before us were the lucky ones. They are in eternal bliss while we have to keep living in this fallen world. All animals go to Heaven without question …sorry dogs… cat’s will be there too! Animals are incapable of sin and are not responsible for our separation from God ( the fall). God included the animals when He made a covenant with Noah after the flood.

Genesis 9:8-17

8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

Do dogs go to Heaven? … Yes!

People, on the other hand have to have faith… faith that Jesus was God who came to earth to save us from our sins, was crucified on the cross and was raised again from the dead. Paul says in the New Testament (Colossians 3) that, when you became a believer, you “died with Christ and were raised with Christ and are now hidden with Christ and with all of Christ’s blessings”. Paul also says in Ephesians 2, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”What in the world does that mean? Well, it is beautiful. It mean that somehow, when we accept Christ as our Savior, our old self dies with Him two thousand years ago. And when Christ defeated death and rose again, we were also raised with Him. We immediately receive all of the blessings of Christ and this perfect “Jesus version” of us is then hidden in Christ until He returns in all His glory. Although we can’t totally grasp the concept, it means that somehow, in a real metaphysical, but unfathomable way, there is a perfect you in Heaven right now… that is, if you are a believer.

Anyway, long story-short your pet is in Heaven right now and guess what? … so are you. Not the you that you are here in this world, but the perfect you; the you that God sees after all the worldly impurities are burned away.

I wrote a book about this concept. It’s a very simple book… to comfort the grieving pet owner. It’s called, “My Pet Letter from Heaven“. As the title implies, the book is a letter from a pet from Heaven, telling their owner how wonderful it is in Heaven but with a surprise ending. (Spoiler Alert!) At the end of the letter, the pet tells their owner that there is a perfect version of them in Heaven and they have been playing together all along. The book is illustrated with my custom pet memorial pictures.

Do dogs go to Heaven? Most definitely yes!

I pray that these words might bring some comfort to you.

God bless you.

Barry Barnes

Here is a video featuring some of my custom pet memorials which I sell at my eBay store.

The song is “After All” which is from my album (available on Amazon  ) called “Only With Love”.
“After All” is a song about believing that we will all be back together with our loved ones in Heaven after our life on this world is over.


Picture of Yorkie with Jesus
Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

I cried so hard the day you left
I felt so all alone.
But when I searched into your eyes
I could see that you had gone.
Just yesterday you licked my face
I didn’t know ‘twould be the last
To feel your nose upon my cheek
Just once more is all I ask
But then I prayed to Jesus
Please watch over my best friend
And He told me He would hold you
Until we meet again.

-Barry Barnes

picture of cat in Heaven
Sorry dogs… cats will be there too!

Picture of Jesus holding and walking with dogs in Heaven