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360 Of The Best Dog Quotes That Will Make Your Heart Melt

Last Updated: October 20, 2022 by Team

If you’re lucky enough to have a cute puppy in your life, then you know that a dog’s love is unconditional. You’d be hard-pressed to find a furry friend as loyal or as lovable as a pup, and even after your pet passes away, the good times you shared will likely stick with you for the rest of your life.

Our pets give us a lot to be thankful for: They’re sweet, soft, and do not judge — and did we mention how good it feels when we earn their wags? In our eyes, all dog breeds inspire unconditional love — something the world always needs a little more of.

Dogs make for the best friends, and it’s only fitting that we celebrate them for all the joy and love they’ve given us, and to help honor the love and joy they bring, I thought it would be an excellent idea to put together a list of great dog quotes. These quotes about dogs remind us of the unconditional love that dogs show us, why they’re known as “man’s best friend,” and why a good dog is a role model for us all.

300 Best Quotes About Puppies

Top 10 Dog Quotes

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

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain

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

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

“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

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.” – Immanuel Kant

“Dogs Laugh, But They Laugh With Their Tails.”

“I don’t think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, but if another dog’s poop is next to it, I think, ‘Ewww, dog poop!’” – Jonah Goldberg

“A dog reflects the 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

life isn't perfect. but my dog is.

Inspirational Dog Quotes

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“But humans drive the 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

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

“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.

“I would recommend to those persons who are inclined to stagnate, whose blood is beginning to thicken sluggishly in their veins, to try keeping four dogs, two of which are puppies.” – Elizabeth von Arnim

“We’ll meet again in heaven. Until then I miss you more than words can say.”

“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 dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that man is the more laughable of the two animals.” – James Thurber

“If you don’t believe dogs have souls, you haven’t looked into their eyes long enough.”

“One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” – Pope Paul VI

“If your dog doesn’t like someone, you probably shouldn’t either.” – Jack Canfield

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

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

“They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure, and be loyal.” – Tom Hayden

“When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you; they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” – Janet Schnellman

“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.”

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

“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

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

“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.” – Paul Shaffer

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

“Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog!” – Charles F. Doran

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

“My tragedy is that all I want is a dog, and yet I have been cursed with cats all my life.” – Michael Sheen

“The dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down.” – Gordon Korman

“The more people I meet the more I like my dog.”

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

“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

“Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint.” – Susan Orlean

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?” – Jerry Seinfeld

“You do not own a dog. You have a dog. And the dog has you.” – Chelsea Handler

“Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift

“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

“Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it’s easy to forget they’re not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don’t say anything back.” – Stephenie Geist

“The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two.” – Maurice Maeterlinck

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

“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.” – Nafisa Joseph

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

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


Funny Dog Quotes

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“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

“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

“I know why God spelled backwards is Dog”

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

“Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.” – Sue Murphy

“Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.” – Joe Gores

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

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

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

“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

“The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother—and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.” – Winston Pendleton

“We never really own a dog as much as he owns us.” – Gene Hill

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

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

“Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?” – Robert Breault

“The face of a golden retriever feels like home.” – David Rosenfelt

“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

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who low how to listen.” – Orhan Pamuk

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

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

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

“I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“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

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

“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

“If it wasn’t for puppies, some people would never go for a walk.”

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”

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

“A dog is seldom quiet but when he does it’s because he is wondering about you”

“Pets understand humans better than humans do.” – Ruchi Prabhu

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain


Short Dog Quotes

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“To err is human—to forgive, canine.”

“Dogs and angels are not very far apart.” – Charles Bukowski

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

“Best part of the day is coming home to a wagging tail.”

“A dog is nothing but a furry person.”

I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person. Bill Murray

Cute Dog Quotes

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“Being this cute must be so freaking ruff.”

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.” – Plato

“Rescued is my favorite breed.”

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz

“When I walk my dog, people always ask if we’re twins.” – Jarod Kintz

“Keep calm and pet a dog.”

“My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!” – Greg Curtis

“Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.”

“A dog has one aim in life… to bestow his heart.”

“My Dog Is My Heart.”

“Dog is God spelled backward.” – Duane Chapman

“My dog thinks I’m a catch.”

“Little pup, big world.”

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.” – C.J. Frick

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

“A dog wags his tale with his heart.”

“Life is too short to just have one dog.”

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Live. Laugh. Bark.”

“A companion is gone… but the memory lives on..”


Happy Dog Quotes

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“A house is not a home until it has a dog.”

“The road to my heart is paved with paw prints.”

“When An Eighty-Five Pound Mammal Licks Your Tears Away, Then Tries To Sit On Your Lap, It’s Hard To Feel Sad.”

“They 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. ”

“Dogs live in the present… 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.” – Steven Rowley

“Reason No. 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: Once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.” – Jodi Picoult

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

“I won’t forget you. We’ll meet again, in heaven.”

“It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.” – Linda Blair

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

“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

“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

“My father… was a man who understood all dogs thoroughly and treated them like human beings.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“For a man living alone, dogs are almost more important than human beings.” – Richard Katz

“Dogs don’t lie. A dog’s tail is a strikingly honest window to their souls.” – Jim Hillibish

“The First Dog Is The Dog Who Gives You So Much That The First Dog Is Often The Reason For The Second Dog.”

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

“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

“Home is where the dog runs to greet you.”

“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

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.”

“If you’re lucky, a dog will come into your life, steal your heart, and change everything.”

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” – Gene Hill

“Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life and one of the worst days.”

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

“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” – Lloyd Alexander

“It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more puppies.”

“The great 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

“Having a dog will bless you with many of the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst.”

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

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Josh Billings

“They say the smart dog obeys but the smarter dog knows when to disobey.” – Amy Hempel

“No matter how crappy your day is, there is always a happy face waiting for you to get home.”

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

“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

“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

“If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.”

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell

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

“Dogs are the best example of a being who doesn’t need to lie to protect someone’s pride.” – Ammiel Josiah Monterde

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

“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.” – James Thurber

“Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted” – Sian Ford

“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

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

“The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people.” – Daniel Pinkwater

“Even the tiniest poodle or chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.” – Dorothy Hinshaw

“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

“Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.” – Jodi Picoult

“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

“Bliss is the result of a silent conversation between me and my dog.”

“The kindness lavished on dogs, if evenly distributed, would establish peace on earth.” – William Feather

l didn't fart. I blew you a kiss with my butt. Your dog

Dog Quotes Love

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“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”

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

“Who loves me will love my dog also.” – Proverb

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

“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

“I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.” – Donna Douglas

“If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates.” – Charles Bukowski

“I asked a kid, ‘What is love?’ He answered, ‘Love is when a puppy licks your face,’ I laughed before he added, ‘even when you left him alone all day.’”

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

“It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a goood sense of humor.” – Kate DiCamillo

“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

“The capacity for love that makes dogs such rewarding companions has a flip-side: They find it difficult to cope without us. Since we humans programmed this vulnerability, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our dogs do not suffer as a result.” – John Bradshaw

“My sunshine doesn’t come from the sky. It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.”

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

“Love is a four-legged word.”

“The risk of love is 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

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

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

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” – Alfred A. Montapert

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

“My main characters are the most sunny, 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. Dog doesn’t judge, dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad.” – Bruce Cameron

“All you need is love and a dog.”

“Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.” – Gilda Radner

“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

“Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.” – Richard Allen Palm

l want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon. Oprah Winfrey

“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

“Not every person knows how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person.”

“The dog has been esteemed and loved by all the people on earth, and he has deserved this affection for he renders services that have made him man’s best friend.” – Charles Bukowski

“Dogs have more love than integrity. They’ve been true to us, yes, but they haven’t been true to themselves.” – Clarence Day

“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

“People seem able to love their dogs with an unabashed acceptance they rarely demonstrate with family or friends.” – Ann Patchett

“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

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.” – Dean Koontz

“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

“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

“I’m for the unconditional love of dogs. May we learn the lesson of that love by heart.” – Taylor Mali

“There are no bad days when you come home to a dog’s love.”

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

“The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.” – Carrie Underwood

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

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

“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

“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

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

“Over the years I have felt the truest, purest love—the love of God, really, I imagine that’s what God’s love feels like—is the love that comes from your dog.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog when, with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.” – Charles Darwin

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

“You’ll never walk alone because I’ll always be with you. Love, your dog.”

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

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

“I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine..”

My dog is my boo.

Dog Quotes Loss

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“You will forever be a part of me and live in in my heart. Heavens gain is our loss.”

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

“No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories.” – Chris Sorensen

“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.” – Ben Hur Lampman

“Dog’s lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Slight Turnbull

“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

“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

When you've been together long enough to know that when she says I love you she's talking to the dog.

Dog Quotes Death

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“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?.” – Sir Walter Scott

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

“Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye.” – Unknown

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

“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.” – Mary Carolyn Davies


Dog Best Friend Quotes

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“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.”

“No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” – Stanley Leinwall

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

“The one absolutely 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 Graham

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

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” – Harry Truman

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

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

“Once when I had remarked on the affection quote often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, ‘Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.’” – C.S. Lewis

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

“A dog may be man’s best friend, but a child’s best friend is a puppy.”

“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

“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 thought.” – Brendon Urie

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

“Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist.” – Mary Oliver

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

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

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

“Every puppy should have a boy.” – Erma Bombeck

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

“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

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

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

“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” – Dan Gemeinhart

“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

“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 man.” – Mark Twain

“Life is a series of dogs.” – George Carlin

“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

“I am thankful for my pets because they complete my family.”

“People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.” – Kate Jackson

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin

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

“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish—consciously or unconsciously—that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.” – Dean Koontz

“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”

“The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” – Charles Dickens

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

“Do dogs understand death? Do they have souls? Do they go to heaven? I have always believed so, but this confirmed that all of God’s creatures, humans and animals, have a soul and that we will all be reunited in heaven.”

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

“‘I’m not alone,’ said the boy. ‘I’ve got a puppy.’” – Jane Thayer

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

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

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

“The truth is that it’s just really hard for me to get to sleep without a dog in my bedroom.” – Jimmy Stewart

“A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson

“The dog was created specifically for children. He is the god of frolic.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“[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

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

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking… Also, dogs are faithful because they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” – Mark Haddon

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

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

“When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.” – Sarah Paretsky

“It seems to me that the good Lord in his infinite wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable—hope, jokes, and dogs. But the greatest of these was dogs.” – Robyn Davidson

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

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Rodger A. Caras

“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

“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

“What a beautiful world it would be if humans had hearts like dogs.”

“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

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily 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

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

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

“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

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

“I told him about the way they get to know you. Not the way people do, the way they flatter you by wanting to know every last thing about you, only it isn’t a compliment, it is just efficient, a person getting more quickly to the end of you. Correction – dogs do want to know every last thing about you. They take in the smell of you, they know from the next room, asleep, when a mood settles over you. The difference is there’s not an end to it.” – Amy Hempel

“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

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

My sunshine doesn't come from the skies It comes from the love that's in my dog's eyes.

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