Poems

A selection of RSPCA approved poems and rhymes about animals and animal welfare related themes.


A Dumped Dog’s Prayer

Dumped Dog’s Prayer - Our Best Friends Book cover with text: A collection of dog poems by Phyllis Anne Smith

“A Dumped Dog’s Prayer” was written by Phyllis Smith and is available along with 75 more poems in a book called “Our Best Friends”.


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider - An illustration of a redback spider hanging from strand of spider web

An animal themed nursery rhyme for your classroom: The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout, Down came the rain and washed the spider out!


An Old Dog’s Prayer

An Old Dog's Prayer - Dumped Dog’s Prayer - Book cover with text: A collection of dog poems by Phyllis Anne Smith

One by one, they pass by my cage, Too old, too worn, too broken, no way. Way past his time, he can’t run and play. Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.


The Tiger by William Blake

The Tiger by William Blake - Photo of a tiger

The Tiger, by William Blake. Tiger, tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?


There’s a possum in my roof! Poem

There's a possum in my roof! Poem - Illustration of a possum and a lizard dancing together

Each night when I’m about to sleep, I can hear a possum begin to sneak!
First I hear a shuffle… and then I hear a snuffle… and then I hear a great big scuttle!