In the poem "His Apologies," Nobel Prize for literature recipient Rudyard Kipling took a dog's perspective as it pleads to its master for its shortcomings during its lifetime. Reading or writing pet loss poems may help a dog owner to overcome grief over a deceased pet.
Written by an anonymous author, the famous poem "The Rainbow Bridge" speaks about the place where pets "run and play together" until a pet spots and joins its master to "cross the Rainbow Bridge together." "A Dog's Last Will and Testament," also written by an unknown author, uses a dog's point of view to encourage its master to "find an unloved dog." This has been frequently printed in materials that promote the adoption of rescued dogs.