Dog Quotes

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If You Are Looking For The Right Words To Say About Your Furry Best Friend, Then Check Out These Amazing Dog Quotes.

From Love To Loyalty, Humour To Wisdom, Spirituality And Hope. There Are Meaningful Dog Quotes For Any Occasion.

Dogs can’t talk….at least not in human words.

But somehow, they are still so very quotable!

Dogs talk with their eyes, their ears, their tails, their wriggling bodies.

They speak with their boundless enthusiasm for our company and their wonderful doggie smiles.

Dogs inspire the poet in each of us to put into words what our heart feels when we are together.

These wonderful dog quotes describe life “with dog” from so many different perspectives – which one best describes you and your canine BFF?

Dog love quotes

As much as we love our canine sidekicks, it can still be so incredibly difficult to find just the right words to say it!

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These “I love my dog quotes” sum up the love we share with our dogs so perfectly!

“A dog will teach you about unconditional love. If you have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”  Robert Wagner 

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.”  Konrad Lorenz 

“I’m a huge dog person; I love to hug and kiss them.”  Danielle de Niese 

Funny dog quotes

So much of life with our dogs is serious: vaccinations, training sessions, getting “fixed”….

But if that was all there was, we wouldn’t so yearn to always have a dog at our side!

The funny, laughing, smiling moments make all the serious moments worth it, as these funny dog quotes remind us.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”  Groucho Marx 

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”  Franklin P. Jones 

“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul — chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!”  Anne Tyler 

Man and dog quotes

If there is anything more quintessentially classic than a man and his dog, we don’t know what it is.

dog quotesThese man and dog quotes showcase just how simple and grounding it is to be a man with a companionable canine at your side.

“I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know that I like him, and he lets me know that he likes me.”  Kurt Vonnegut 

“Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.”  H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger 

“‘Shaggy Dog’ was a very, very important movie for me. It was a very enjoyable experience.”  Robert Downey, Jr. 

Woman and dog quotes

Equal numbers of little girls as little boys have fond memories of growing up with a dog bestie, even if the media doesn’t always show it. And clearly, little girls with dogs grow up to be women with dogs, as these woman and dog quotes so perfectly express!

“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.”  Jill Abramson 

“Nobody’s going to tell me that my dog doesn’t love me. That’s crazy talk.”  Carrie Underwood 

“My relaxation has always been my animals – going to the dog park with them, going to the beach.”  Hilary Swank 

Book dog quotes

Most dog lovers are hungry for books about dogs, which have produced some of the best book dog quotes around!

“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'” Rudyard Kipling 

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”  Edward Hoagland

“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” Anne Lamott 

Wisdom dog quotes

Often it seems like dogs are born chock-full of wisdom, and these wisdom dog quotes simply confirm it to be true!

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“All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog.”  Franz Kafka 

“Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Love me, love my dog.)”  Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

“You can look at your dog and see that it’s thinking and has strong feelings. And if it does, so do wolves. And if wolves do, so do elephants. People aren’t the only beings that think and feel.”  Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Famous dog quotes

As these famous dog quotes show, it would seem no matter who you are, having a canine other half is as essential as having air to breathe!

“There’s a tremendous difference between being alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog.”  Drew Barrymore

“I’ve been in that angst of loneliness, where you’re really alone in the universe, except for the dog.” William Shatner 

Romantic dog quotes

Isn’t being a dog mom just the BEST? When you are mom to a dog, every other decision in life gets filtered through your dog’s life, your dog’s needs, your dog’s wellbeing.

“I always fall for the guy that, like, has to blow me off because he needs to go do something with his dog. I love those kind of guys.”  Jennifer Coolidge 

“I have a dog. He cuddles with me all night, so I don’t really need a boyfriend.” Sara Sampaio 

“I’m 38 and I’m single, and I’m having my most intense and gratifying relationship with a dog. But we all learn about love in different ways, and this way happens to be mine.”  Caroline Knapp 

Political dog quotes

Politicians sometimes get a reputation for being long-winded, but when it comes to describing their connection to their pooches, they don’t mince words.

These short dog quotes say it all in as few words as possible!

“I see dog stories as an antidote to the dire news that nothing is ever going to get better.”  Bruce Cameron 

“Do you notice that all presidents have a dog? There is always a First Dog. Or two or three. You have to have a dog to be president, I guess.”  Robert Fulghum 

“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”  Harry S. Truman 

Cute dog quotes

Some of the experiences we have with dogs are very serious indeed, such as the human-and-canine partnerships in service, military and police work, farming and hunting and other critical life pursuits.

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But life with a dog is also full of simple pleasures like cuteness, snoring and companionship, which these sentimental dog quotes so aptly describe.

“I really love the sound of my dog snoring.”  Chris Evans 

“I love road trips! My husband and I love that. We bought a truck with a bench seat so we could put the dog in the middle.”  Barbra Streisand 

“Life is a series of dogs.”  George Carlin 

Spiritual dog quotes

If you have ever had the suspicion that your pet dog is so much more than “just” a dog, you will resonate with these dog lovers, who try to sum up in their “my dog quotes” just how much their canine has meant to them.

“I took solace in my relationship with God, who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.”  Lisa Bonet

“I don’t really understand that process called reincarnation, but if there is such a thing I’d like to come back as my daughter’s dog.”  Leonard Cohen 

“My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.”  Charlotte Joko Beck 

Dog best friend quotes

Do you ever notice how there aren’t any popular stories about people and dogs that don’t describe the purest kind of friendship? Sometimes it seems we were literally made for each other, as these dog friendship quotes describe!

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”  Charles de Gaulle.

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”  Charles Yu 

“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.”  Corey Ford 

Dog quotes love and loyalty

Ahhh….the loyalty and love of a dog. Thank goodness for it! Clearly, as these pet quotes dog
loyalty quotes express, this is something people around the world feel truly grateful for!

“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.”  John Grogan 

“Dogs never lie about love.”  Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson 

“You see, sometimes in life, the best thing for all that ails you has fur and four legs.”  Mark J. Asher 

Inspirational dog quotes

How do dogs inspire you? Could you even count the ways?

Goldador - Golden Lab MixAs these dog quotes inspirational express, sometimes the most accurate answer to that question is “In all ways, everywhere, in everything!”

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”  Nora Roberts 

“The best therapist has fur and four legs.”  Unknown

“This morning I lay in the bathtub thinking how wonderful it would be if I had a dog like Rin Tin Tin. I’d call him Rin Tin Tin too, and I’d take him to school with me, where he could stay in the janitor’s room or by the bicycle racks when the weather was good.”  Anne Frank 

Saying goodbye quotes

There are two near-universal life experiences most of us share: loving a dog, and grieving when that dog passes. These dog death quotes remind us that when we love, that love lasts beyond the physical and becomes eternal.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  Anatole France. 

“For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned ‘Paradise.’ Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity.”  Stanley Coren

Grief dog quotes

It takes a strong person to give and receive fully. Perhaps it takes an even stronger person to grieve openly and fully.

dog quotesDogs ask all of this of us and more, and it is only love that makes us strong enough to rise to the challenge!

“When my dog Buster died, I couldn’t get over it. I was in bits.”  Paul O’Grady

“I think, more than anything else, my dog’s death has made me grow up. I find myself thinking about the world in a more serious way.”  Zendaya


“Nature is very cruel. It is much riskier to love any living being than not. I’m painfully aware that even my little dog is a walking bundle of mortality. I’m painfully aware he’s going to pass.”  Mark Rylance 

Rescue dog quotes

As these rescue dog quotes highlight, rescuing a pup in need can be a life-changing and life-affirming experience!

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.”  Past-President Barack Obama

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.”  Thom Jones 

“It just kills me when people buy a dog when there are dogs in shelters. I still get emotional when I think of Karl sitting in that shelter. I wasn’t looking. I didn’t even think I had time for a dog, and then I met this little one and he needed help. It’s been so amazing to see him transform into a happy and confident companion.”  Bob Harper

Happy dog quotes

Dogs can get us to do things and go places that we might never attempt on our own. Or, as “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz so aptly expresses, “Happiness is a warm puppy!”

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  Charles M. Schulz 

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”  Jonathan Safran Foerha 

“I do feel a lot more comfortable when my dog is with me.”  Brian Schweitzer 

Dog walking quotes

Walking the dog is simply not optional when your canine sidekick has to go.

pooper scooperNo matter what, we will go walking together, as these dog walking quotes remind us!

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.”  O. A. Battista 

“I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV and eat pizza.”  America Ferrera 

“The dog doesn’t know the difference between Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early on those days too.”  Donna Shalala 

Old dog quotes

In people talk, we prefer words like “seasoned” or “golden years” when describing our age. But as these old dog quotes highlight, dogs don’t care – they just want to spend every single minute of their remaining days with us!

“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.”  Bonnie Wilcox 

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”  Agnes Sligh

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.”  Sydney Jeanne Seward 

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