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Dogs do not have souls. Like people they ARE souls.

In the King James Version the Hebrew word translated ‘soul’ is ‘nephesh’.

Adam was made a ‘living soul’

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Hebrew – nephesh).

From this we see that body + breath = living soul.

Animals have the same constitution.

The word ‘nephesh’ is used of animals but is translated ‘creature’.

Genesis 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature (Hebrew – nephesh) that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature (Hebrew – nephesh) after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature (Hebrew – nephesh), that was the name thereof.

Soul is the whole being.

Souls die.

Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die…

When we die, our whole being (soul) is placed in the grave.

Psalms 89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul (Hebrew – nephesh) from the hand of the grave?

I hope this helps.