Do Pets Go to Heaven?



ABCNews/Beliefnet Poll

Lassie in heaven, Cujo in hell? See what Americans think about pet afterlife.

Do Pets Go to Heaven?

Brad and Sherry Steiger vote paws up.

Doggie Heaven Is a Place on Earth

Some pet owners make sure the here and now is paradise for their pets. Check out the

pampered pets photo gallery


Praying With Katie

A minister's cat becomes his spiritual guide. When the pet dies, the clergyman makes a poignant case for the cat having earned a place in heaven.

Spirited Pets

Any pet lover knows how attuned to emotions animals can be. Now some are saying that our furry friends also have souls. By Dan Wakefield.

'Where Is Kitty Heaven?'

Father Ted Stylianopoulos responds to a child who asks about where animals go when they die.


Visit the

Pet Loss Grief Support site

and explore resources from

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement



Beliefnet users have created memorials for their furry friends:

  • D.O.G. Anderson, my buddy
  • Kiki, beloved cat and friend
  • Champ, our lovable puppy
  • Patches, our feline friend
  • Mister Catfood: city possum
  • Beanie the Cat

  • Create your own pet memorial.

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