Will We See Our Pets in Heaven?

January 20, 2020; updated Dec. 17, 2020
Holly Deyo

More often people ask, will we see our pets in heaven? The short answer is, we don't know for sure as the Bible isn't clear. However, people who have had NDEs – Near Death Experiences – come back and share they've seen animals in Heaven. Some even say they saw their own pets there.

Isaiah 11:6-9 probably gives the most encouraging scriptures.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.

The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

Dr. Jack Van Impe certainly feels that animals, our pets, will be with us in Heaven and makes a compelling case for it. Watch and be encouraged.

2 Samuel 12:3 shares about the prophet Nathan told the king of a poor man and his pet lamb. He said, “The poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and it grew up together with him and with his children. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him.” Could this be a clue?


There were definitely animals in the Garden of Eden because God gave Adam and Eve everything needed to bring them joy. If they didn't serve a purpose, He would never have created them.

2) There are at least some animals in Heaven because in the 2
nd Coming, Jesus rides on a white horse and do all of the saints that come with him. Revelation 19:11-14

3) Even after man ruined his perfect existence in the Garden of Eden, they still enjoyed animals in that setting.

4) Animals are still with us in the Millennial Kingdom except they will all be peaceful with each other. Isaiah 11:6-9

5) So there is a pattern of animals with humans regardless of the Age. This may possibly be an indication that they will continue to be with us.

Revelation 21:4 and Isaiah 25:8 both say that God will wipe away every tear. This may mean we will see our pets in Heaven. God always has our best interests at heart and Luke 1:37 that nothing is impossible with God. If nothing is impossible, then we have to trust that we will see our pets again.

If so, I'll be thrilled to see 4 cats, many fish, 2 turtles, 4 poodles, 1 mutt, 2 Kelpies – now 3 Kelpies as of Dec. 13, 2020, and 2 dachshunds.

God heals all wounds and wipes away all tears. Revelation 21:4. How can we not be with our furred and feathered family members in Heaven?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Holly Drennan Deyo is the author of four books: bestseller Dare To Prepare (6th ed.), Prudent Places USA (4th ed.), Prophetic Perils: End Time Events Revealed and Garden Gold (2017 ed.) Please visit she and her husband's website: standeyo.com and their FREE Preparedness site: DareToPrepare.com.

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