Dogs and puppies in dreams represent companionship. It is a positive meaning but they also have a negative interpretation i.e. they could represent cowardice according to the details of the dream. Dreaming of losing your dog could therefore mean that you are going through a period of loneliness or that you could soon experience one.
This dream could also just be about your bond with your pet, but that is something we won't go into in detail because it's a no-brainer. There are other meanings and different dream variants.
Here are some interpretations of dreams in which you lose a dog.
Dreaming of losing your dog: Feelings of loneliness
If you lose your dog in a dream, it could mean that you are or may soon be going through a period of loneliness. The dog you saw represents companionship or friendship often seen in dreams, and losing it could symbolize a deep sense of loneliness when you wake up.
You don't have to be literally alone for this interpretation to hold. You might be in a relationship and have many friends, but still feel lonely if the people around you don't give you time and attention.
You have to part ways with some bad friends
This dream can sometimes prompt you to examine your friendships and see if you need to get rid of them. Some friends in our lives do more harm than good. This could be due to deliberate malice on their part, but it could also just be a no-fault incompatibility issue. Your destinies might just be worlds apart.
You could lose a friend
A dog lost in the dream world could correspond to a lost friendship in real life. It could be a harbinger of a friendship that you may soon lose. If you really like the people in your circle of friends, you might want to be careful how you handle things in order to keep them in your social circle.
Dreams of losing your dog in detail
Dream about his lost dog
A dream in which you see a dog that you lost in real life is a call for you to review some of the things you gave up in life. It's your subconscious telling you to try again and things might just work out this time.
The dream could also mean that there are some important people you are no longer in contact with. These are people who could play an important role in your life. From a much simpler perspective, it could just mean that you are going through a period where your lost dog is lost.
Dream about finding your lost dog
A dream in which you find a dog that you lost in real life means that something you gave up may soon be revived. There are goals that we pursue vigorously for a while, only to abandon them later.
This dream might mean you will have the opportunity to achieve a long-lost goal. You might also want to keep your eyes peeled. Soon you will reconnect with a friend, colleague, classmate, etc., with whom you no longer had contact. This reconnection will lead to good things in your life.
Dreaming that your lost dog or puppy is dead
If you have lost your dog or puppy in real life, but then dream about him dying, it means that you should not let your hopes of finding him die. You might have forgotten about it, but unless it has been a very long time since you did, this dream is telling you to rekindle your hopes of finding your dog, and you just might get it back.
This dream, on the most negative side, could mean that something you neglected is going to die. You may have friendships and relationships where you don't try hard enough.
It could also be a business or skill that you don't give your full attention to. This dream might mean that you will totally lose the things you have forgotten.
Dream about your dead dog in real life getting lost in your dream
This dream signifies that you have to learn from your losses or risk losing more. Your dead dog or puppy in this dream represents the things you have lost as well as your mistakes. However, your mistakes and losses should not be forgotten. You should hold on to them as lessons that will save you from suffering more losses.
For example, if you lost a relationship, you should not completely forget about it. Never forget the lessons you've learned so your future relationships are more likely to stick.
Dreaming that you can't find your dog
If you dreamed about not being able to find your dog or puppy in a dream, it is a sign that you are not benefiting from your friendship and relationships as much as you think.
Although you have these connections, it's as if they don't exist since you don't feel like you get as much as you put in. It may be time to talk with those around you about how you are feeling to see if it can be fixed. If this can't be rectified, maybe you should try making new friends.
Dream about finding someone else's lost dog
If you dream of finding someone else's dog or puppy, it means that you are the kind of person who brings people together. You help those around you form new friendships and relationships.
It also means that you are a peacemaker and often find yourself mediating between warring friends. You encourage and help people find their lost goals and dreams. You keep people going when they feel like giving up.
Dreaming about your dog running away
If you dream that your dog is running away, it means that you might have habits and tendencies that repel those around you. The dream could also mean that you might lose valuable things in your life because you are not taking as much responsibility as you should.
Before buying or adopting a dog in real life, you must have the required sense of responsibility. The fact that yours ran away in your dream could be a call for you to pay more attention to the people and things that matter in your life.
Dream about looking for your lost dog
A dream of losing a dog is different from one in which you are actively looking for it. If you see yourself trying to find your lost dog in a dream, it means that you should now look back to see if you can recover some of the things you have lost in your life, things that you may have given up.
This dream signifies that you will regain renewed vigor and will be determined to pursue some of your long-lost dreams. If someone was helping you to search for your dog, the dream signifies that you will have help in trying to get back on track.