400+ Dog Quotes – Best Quotes For Dog or Animal Lovers

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

If you’re a dog or animal lover, you’ll surely appreciate the timeless wisdom found in Dog Quotes.

These heartwarming and inspiring sayings capture the bond between humans and their furry companions. Often used as Instagram captions, greeting cards, or daily mantras, these dog quotes celebrate the unconditional love and loyalty that dogs bring into our lives.

Whether you seek solace in their companionship or share your affection for them with the world, Dog Quotes beautifully articulate the joy and comfort found in the presence of our four-legged friends. Find the most beautiful words to describe your affection for dogs today!

Best Dog Quotes

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. – Josh Billings


The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. — Charles De Gaulle

Because dogs live in the present. Because dogs don’t hold grudges. Because dogs let go of all their anger daily, hourly, and never let it fester. They absolve and forgive with each passing minute. Every turn of a corner is the opportunity for a clean slate. Every bounce of a ball brings joy and the promise of a fresh chase. – Stephen Rowley


A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered. – Lacie Petitt


I am I because my little dog knows me. — Gertrude Stein


A dog is better than I am, for he has love and does not judge. – St. Xanthias


Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. – Dean Koontz


You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that! — Dave Barry

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


A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me. – Barack Obama


A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it. —Helen Thomson


Happiness is a warm puppy. ― Charles M. Schulz


One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an Adventure. – William Feather


Hounds follow those who feed them. ― Otto von Bismarck

How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln


Dogs never bite me. Just humans. ― Marilyn Monroe


Everything I know I learned from dogs.  – Nora Roberts


The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. – Samuel Butler


My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. – Elayne Boosler


The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera. – Patrick Demarchelier

When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad. —Kristan Higgins


Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. – John Grogan


Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives. – John Galsworthy


No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. — Christopher Morley


The gift which I am sending you is called a dog and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind. – Theodorus Gaza


If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them. – Phil Pastoret

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more. — Agatha Christie


Never stand between a dog and the fire hydrant. – John Peer


Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had. – Thom Jones


A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. — Robert Benchley


Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ― Roger A. Caras


Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. – Kinky Friedman

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. – Woodrow Wilson


Every dog has his day unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end. — June Carter Cash


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ― Mark Twain


Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. – Orhan Pamuk


Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.  – Roger A. Caras


The dog is God spelled backward.  – Duane Chapman

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. – Edith Wharton


If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there may not necessarily be anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life. — Roger Caras


All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For, after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog. – Charles M Schulz


I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease. – Joe Garagiola


No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend. — Will Rogers


If your dog thinks you’re the greatest person in the world, don’t seek a second opinion.  – Jim Fiebig

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. – Comedienne Gilda Radner


The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.  ― M.K. Clinton


Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing, right in your ear. – Dave Barry


The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog. – Mark Twain


Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. — Franklin P. Jones


Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. ― Milan Kundera

When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul. – AD. Williams


If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him? – Oskar Schindler


The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. — Johnny Depp


I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ― Winston S. Churchill


Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.  –  Agnes Sligh Turnbull


It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them. – John Grogan

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


The love of a dog is a sure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it. – Michel Houellebecq


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


I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source. – Doris Day


Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it. – Amy Sedaris


Every dog must have his day. — Jonathan Swift


I love the dog. He does nothing for political reasons. – Will Rogers

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. – Andy Rooney


Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? — Jonathan Safran Foer


Dogs never lie about love. – Jeffery Masson


When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. — Nora Ephron


Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ― Mark Twain


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


Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. – Francis Bacon

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. — Emily Dickinson


If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. ― Mark Twain


Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.  –  Elizabeth Taylor


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


A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. – Robert Benchley


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


No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. — Louis Sabin

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


If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them. – Pam Brown


When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking about what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you. — Eckhart Tolle


A dog has the soul of a philosopher. – Plato


If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. – President Harry S. Truman


Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human. — Cesar Millan

Science has so far been unable to tell us how self-aware dogs are, much less whether they have anything like our conscious thoughts. This is not surprising, since neither scientists nor philosophers can agree about what the consciousness of humans consists of, let alone that of animals. – John Bradshaw


My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money. — Joe Weinstein


I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it. ― Cesar Millan


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


Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him. – William Shakespeare


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. —Dwight D. Eisenhower


The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s. ― Mark Twain

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. – Aldous Huxley


If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.  – Capek


When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. – Edward Abbey


A dog is one of the few things in life that is as it seems. – Mark J. Asher


There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. — Konrad Lorenz


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


Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating. – Rev. Joel L. Morgan

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever if you have a dog. ― Douglas Malloch


I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn’t excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother. – Bonnie Schacter


Folk will know how large your soul is, by the way, you treat a dog. – Charles F. Doran


I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.  – John Steinbeck


You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him. – W. Bruce Cameron


Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. — Ann Landers


I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh. – Oprah Winfrey

For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog . – Roger Caras


I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona – no lime. If the phone rings, I won’t answer until I’m done. – Maya Angelou


There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. — Benjamin Franklin


A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. ― Jack London


My dog is half pit-bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip. – Craig Shoemaker


Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all. – John Grogan


Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach. – Moby

Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong. – W.R. Purche


Opening up your life to a dog who needs a home is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. —Emma Kenney


When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude. – Bruce Cameron


If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. – James Herriot


Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog. ― Ernest Thompson Seton


A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel. – Proverb


A house is not a home until it has a dog. – Gerald Durrell

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


I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.  – Jarod Kintz


Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. ― Gene Hill


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


I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone. – Steven Wright


Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. — Sigmund Freud


A dog reflects family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. ― Arthur Conan Doyle

As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point. – Jean Ferris


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


The dog is the god of frolic. – Henry Ward Beecher


You’ll never get the dog that you want; you’ll always get the dog that you need. – Cesar Milan


If you live with dogs, you’ll never run out of things to write about.  — Sharon Delarose


Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes. – Gene Hill


The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift. — Konrad Lorenz

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. – Max Eastman


Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. – Dean Koontz


The money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail. – Josh Billings


I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. – Mark Haddon


Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment. ― Caroline Knapp


There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. -​ Ben Williams


A living dog is better than a dead lion.’ Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He doesn’t care anything about it. – Abraham Lincoln

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. —Robert A. Heinlein


You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us. ― Robert Louis Stevenson


What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job. – George Carlin


Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.  – Alexander Pope


The dogs never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. – Jerome K. Jerome


Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. – Mary Oliver


Be the person your dog thinks you are.  — C.J. Frick

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big. – Erica Jong


The biggest dog has been a pup. — Joaquin Miller


Dogs are miracles with paws.  – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy


After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation. – Robert McCammon


A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, ‘What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.’ Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep [I never have] is another matter. The dog is willing. – Roy Blount Jr.


A dog has one aim in life…to bestow his heart. ― J.R. Ackerley


The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he’s got. –  Will Rogers


There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog — waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there. — Lee Iacocca

The more boys I meet the more I love my dog. ― Carrie Underwood


Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine? – Gabriel Zevin


Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mailman is not to be trusted.  – Sian Ford


Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.  – Jon Katz


Dogs are my favorite people. – Richard Anderson


The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me. – Sir Walter Scott


Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching. — Rudyard Kipling


I don’t feel like a dream girl, but I think it’s really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I’m this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog. – Alicia Silverstone


Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.  – Christopher Hitchens


I’m a lot less cranky when it’s just me and my dog. ― Bob Peterson


Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock. – Aristotle


A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right. ― Barbara Kingsolver


I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ― Abraham Lincoln


If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.  – James Thurber


A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well – almost.  – Charlotte Gray


No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.  – Waka Flocka Flame


There are some dogs that, when you meet them, remind you that, despite thousands of years of manmade evolution, every dog is still only two meals away from being a wolf. – NEIL GAIMAN


Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives. — Sue Murphy


I wish all men were like dogs. —Halle Berry


Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. – Mordecai Siegal


Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog. – Adam Gidwitz


If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail. — Fran Lebowitz


Home is where the dog is. – Abby Geni


Love me, love my dog. – Sir Thomas More


Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always humans. — Donald L. Hicks


Only my dogs will not betray me.  – Maria Callas


If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life. – Adam Carolla


If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness. – Marjorie Garber


If dogs are not there, it is not heaven. — Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.  – W.H. Auden


Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me…was by dying.  – Jose N. Harris


Dogs are loyal friends, and if they could talk, your secrets would still be safe. If my cat could talk, I’d have to let the dog eat her. ― Richelle E. Goodrich


A statesman who confines himself to popular legislation – or, for the matter of that, a playwright who confines himself to popular plays – is like a blind man’s dog who goes wherever the blind man pulls him, on the ground that both of them want to go to the same place. – George Bernard Shaw


I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. — Rita Rudner


If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian. ― Linda McCartney


If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.  – Albert Einstein


Watching a dog try to chew a large piece of toffee is a pastime fit for gods. Mr. Fusspot’s mixed ancestry had given him a dexterity of jaw that was truly awesome. He somersaulted happily around the floor, making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine. – Terry Pratchett


There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around. – Dick Dale


Dogs want to be people. That’s what their lives are about. They don’t like being a dog. They’re with people all the time, they want to graduate. My dog would sit there all day, he would watch me walk by, he would think to himself, “I could do that! He’s not that good. – JERRY SEINFELD


I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves. — August Strindberg


A dog’s spirit dies hard. — Mikhail Bulgakov


I don’t trust anybody in my life except my mother and my dogs. – Cheryl Cole


We just don’t deserve dogs, do we? – Christopher Buehlman


It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor.  — Kate DiCamillo


From the dog’s point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog. – Mabel Louise Robinson


Gentlemen of the Jury: The one, absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. – George GGraham Vest


The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.  – Margot Kaufman


The first thing I do each morning is getting out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She’s a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there’s no-nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection. – Donatella Versace


The risk of love is a loss, and the price of loss is grief – but the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. – Hilary Stanton Zunin


People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story. ― Jim Butcher


I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. – George Bird Evans


Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us. – Ashly Lorenzana


Dogs are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they make no criticisms. ― George Elliot


They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. – Ernest Hemingway


If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog. — George Bernard Shaw


The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. ― Martin Luther


The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. – Stanley Coren


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


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


Did you hear about the dog that was so high-strung, he developed a nervous tick? – JAY LENO


In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. — Dereke Bruce


If you want a friend, buy a dog. – Kevin O’Leary


A hound will die for you but never lie to you. – George R.R. Martin


A dog is like a person—he needs a job and a family to be what he’s meant to be. – Andrew Vachss


Don’t make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they’ll treat you like dogs. — Martha Scott


Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be. – Holbrook Jackson


On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. – Peter Steiner


There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog. – Mira Grant


The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment. – Robert Falcon Scott


Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth


Who loves me loves my dog also. — St. Bernard de Clairvaux


Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. – John Muir


It all started when my dog began getting free rollover minutes. – Jay London


If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality. – Malcolm X


Dogs got personalities. Personality goes a long way. — Quentin Tarantino


I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human. ― L.M. Montgomery


But humans drive cars and decide when dogs eat and where dogs live and clearly this was something else in their power – they could find their dogs when they needed them. – W. Bruce Cameron


The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.  – Lord Byron


My main characters are the sunniest, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t be happier that’s where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog’s world as I like, but the dog doesn’t care. The dog doesn’t judge, a dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad. – Bruce Cameron


I love a good dog — a good house dog that guards the premises and has an honest bark and loves my children. I love him because he loves me. – BILL ARP


Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the fondest memories! — Dr. Tom Cat


I’m not alone, said the boy. I’ve got a puppy. —Jane Thayer


A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart. – Judy Desmond


A dog’s love is only second to that of a mother’s. – Radhika Mundra


It’s the person who likes to pat dogs to whom dogs come for pats. — Arthur Gordon


We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. – George Eliot


Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs. -Christopher Hampton


You really have to be some kind of a creep for a dog to reject you. – Joe Garagiola


Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? – Saint Basil


The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


If you would invest in friendship, purchase a dog. — Le Baron Cooke


A dog wags its tail with its heart. – Martin Buxbaum


When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone. – Melissa McCarthy


Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost? – Paulo Coelho


A hungry dog hunts best. —Lee Trevino


Dogs have their day but cats have 365. ― Lilian Jackson Braun


Love that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment ‘- fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress. – John Bradshaw


I have caught more ills from people sneezing over me and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs.   – Barbara Woodhouse


Folks are like dogs, and dogs are like folks, and a heap of ’em wants the palings between. – BILL ARP


Dogs just need you and love, that’s all. — Jennifer Westfeldt


You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you’ve never known. – Michael P. Naughton


I’m not into having a pedigree dog. — Agnes Obel


Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage. – Agnes Repplier


His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest. – Thomas Campbell


You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you.  – Lewis Grizzard


Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. – Alphonse de Lamartine


There is honor in being a dog. — Aristotle


An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. – Martin Buber


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


I look at myself like a show dog. I’ve got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape. – Dolly Parton


Let sleeping dogs lie. — Robert Walpole


There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us. – Maurice Maeterlinck


It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass. – Rodney Dangerfield


My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, ‘The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.’ Funny though. – Brendon Urie


You dogs are smart enough to know that worry is something you do with a bone, and let it go at that. Even Pavlov couldn’t do any more than prove that your brain is in your gut–something that you knew all along. – FRANK LOESSER


Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane. — Smiley Blanton


Dogs are the magicians of the universe.— Clarissa Pinkola Estés


I never met a dog lover I didn’t like. – Marty Rubin


When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! – David Starr Jordan


As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. — The Bible


I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck. – Meg Donahue


Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. – Vicki Harrison


You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be. — Captain Beefheart


A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life. – Bob Barker


Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid. – Rodney Dangerfield


Why is it we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we’re still alive. We wish to assert our existence, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants. ― Margaret Atwood


I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.  – Merrill Markoe


Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect.  – W.R. Koehler


Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way. – Caroline Knapp


I had a dog that was so lazy, he had a prerecorded bark. – JAY LENO


When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated. — Sara Paretsky


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


You can teach an old dog new tricks if the old dog wants to learn. – Tip O’Neill


One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. – Eldon Roark


What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller


We might miss the sign or we may be unable to read the expression, but it is almost a contradiction in terms to say that a dog feels something but does not show it. What a dog feels a dog shows, and, conversely, what a dog shows, a dog actually does feel. ― Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson


The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. – Polish Proverb


Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. – Erma Bombeck


Never mind, said Hachiko each day. Here I wait, for my friend who’s late. I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day. ― Jess C. Scott


I asked this heroic pet lover how it felt to have died for a Schnauzer named Teddy. Salvador Biagiani was philosophical. He said it sure beat dying for absolutely nothing in the Vietnam War. – Kurt Vonnegut


Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.   – Dorothy Hinshaw


Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul. – PAUL SHAFFER

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