You bond with your dog and he or she becomes like a member of the family. If your dog dies then this will give you a serious case of sadness. However what could be even worse is if you see your dog escaping. This means three different things that will make you sad. One, your dog is gone, this will make you sad for obvious reasons because you will miss him or her dearly. Two, your dog left you but now you have to worry about why he or she left you. Were you not a good owner? Did you not do something that you were supposed to do? Did you not train your dog well enough .When you are rejected and cannot be told why you are left to fill in the blanks yourself and this can be quite vexing and it will make you sad. Three, if your dog never comes back you will never have closure. Did they run to someone to love with them and are being well taken care of by a new family? Did your dog make it five minutes outside the house only to be run over by a truck and then disposed of on the side of the road? You will never know and this is what makes it so depressing.
However what does it mean when you have a dream about your dog escaping? Well it means you are asking some of the same questions of yourself as listed above in relation to another relationship that you are currently in or that you currently have. You think that you have been sad about the way you have treated your dog or the way you have treated someone just as important to you in your life. To dream of your dog running away means that you have a really sad dilemma in one of your relationships that you need to deal with immediately, or risk ruining it.