Laarnie, For me this is an easy question to answer. Of course they do! For me it wasn't long after we had Lucy (Great Dane) put to sleep on 2-4-16 before I had what most people would call a dream. In this "dream" I was sitting on the floor Lucy was standing next to me and her buddy Mac (also Great Dane who had passed a few years before her) He was there laying close by. I just sat there and petted the two of them. I swear Lucy was telling me she's safe, happy and with Mac now. See most folks would have called this a dream, but it wasn't a dream it was so much more real than any dream I have ever had. I could feel my fingers in her fur, I could smell her, she and Mac were there in the house that night. No one can tell me otherwise. She's come back a few other times without Mac since then too.
Lucy use to have a problem with getting cold. And there have been a few times when I have not been in a good place mentally, and next thing I know the clouds have parted and the sun is shining down on me. In those moments I feel better because I know it's Lucy telling me it's gonna be alright. I miss that girl so much and currently have tears in my eyes as I write this, but I know shes still with me and always will be.
Lucy's dog Daddy forever.
It is better to have loved your fur baby, and lost him or her to the rainbow bridge than to have never loved at all, for we will meet again.