Famous Quotes About Dogs – A Collection!

Dog Lovers Unite!

More than 43 million households keep dogs as pets in America. That fact is according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Due to such numbers, several quotes about dogs come in to keep the spirit of love for the dogs burning.

Each animal quote carries a specific strong message equipping a dog lover with a particular connection between them and their dogs.  

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell

Below are collections of different quotes and dog sayings for different scenarios:

Top Puppy Quotes

You always need a beautiful, warm welcome when you want to bring in a new puppy. You will need some memorable cute dog quotes to act as an accompaniment to achieve these results. 

Below are several puppy quotes that you should consider:

From the quotes above, you can see that puppies are like family to their keepers. The puppy quotes above tend to celebrate them specially. 

Quotes About a Boy and His Dog

There is always a compelling bond between every boy and his dog. There are several dog sayings and quotes that come in to strengthen this attachment even much more. 

Below are the direct quotes about a boy and his dog: 

  • A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – (Robert Benchley)
  • A ghostly boy chased a ghostly dog down the street.” – (Rick Riordan)
  • An office boy in London was the lowest of the low. The tea boy was the highest. He would be the dog’s body: It means someone who would do anything at all. I was prepared for that and enjoyed it.” – (unknown)
  • A pockmarked boy with a scraggly ponytail and four tiny rings in his right ear leaned against the wall of the armory, holding his dog on a leash, a sign hanging from his neck: PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PET MY DOG. IT MAY MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER.” – (Jay Mcinerney)
  • And the fierce wind is an echo of angry childhood and a very scared boy looking out the window – remembering my dead dog outside by the wounded house as the grey Texas dust gradually covered her up – and thinking: Why can’t dogs go to heaven?” – (John Rechy)
  • As a very small boy, my passion was nature, and I had pets – cats, a dog, and a bunny rabbit – and I wrote a very small book called ‘my pets,’ filled with their photographs and a discussion about my pets and how I loved them…. That was my first book.” – (Tony Buzan)
  • Animal liberationists do not separate the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig. A dog is a boy. They are all mammals.” – (Ingrid Newkirk)
  • Asher means ‘happy and blessed,’ which embodies my eldest. Caleb means ‘stubborn and tenacious dog,’ and I can’t even tell you how much that is my little boy! It was a useful warning.” – (David Oyelowo)
  • But for now, Anders can still make time. Time for the shadows to lengthen on the grass, time for the tethered dog to bark at the flying ball, time for the boy in right field to smack his sweat-blackened mitt and softly chant, they are, they are, they are.” – (Tobias Wolf)
  • Be the person your dog thinks you are because I’ve been around guys like that my whole life. He will always be a little boy who acts like a dog. Guys don’t change who they are at their core. Even if he wanted to, it would be a completely uphill battle, and he’s not man enough for the journey.” – (Sheri Fink)
  • Come morning; his memory would be of a night spent watching over them all. And each of the dog and boy, mother and old man – would feel the same.” – (David Wroblewski)
  • Every boy should have two things: a dog and a mother who lets him have one.” – (Robert Benchley)
  • Give a boy a dog, and you have furnished him a playmate.” – (Berton Braley)
  • He felt like a dog that was about to be told; yes, he was a good boy, but his balls had to come off anyway.” – (Michael K. Schaefer)
  • He had the dog on a lead, and he was still managing to be a boy with a dog, and the dog was still managing to be a dog with a boy because not even a bomb gets to wipe out everything” – (Jeanette Winterson)
  • For me, the idea of being a successful actor is hanging out with my dogs and my boy, down in Venice beach, and going.” – (Robert Knepper)
  • Is it better to be the lover or the loved one? Neither, if your cholesterol is over six hundred. By love, of course, I refer to romantic love between man and woman, rather than between mother and child, or a boy and his dog.” – (Woody Allen)
  • The ideal age for a boy to own a dog is between forty-five and fifty.” – (Robert Benchley)
  • 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)
  • This boy needs a dog; he needs something to play with besides his phone and an old man and an old woman doddering around.” – (Kent Haruf)
  • “When I am choosing things, there is a level of intelligence I want to peel off, whether it is written in terribly simple sentences, whether it is the point of view of a dog or a 15-year old boy.” – (Lynne Tillman)
  • When I was a boy, my family took great care with our snapshots. We planned them. We made compositions. We posed in front of expensive cars homes that wasn’t ours. We borrowed dogs. Almost every family picture taken of us when I was young had a different borrowed dog in it.” – (Richard Avedon)
  • When a boy’s first romantic interlude is with Phoebe, the dog-faced girl, he feels a need to get out into the world and find a new life.” – (Annette Curtis Klause)
  • Saw a lost dog sign with a pic of the dog and a little boy hugging it. I am assuming the kid is safe, and we are just focussing on the pooch.” – (Dane Cook)
  • “In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows, there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear.” – (James Thurber)

Quotes About Losing a Dog

The time comes when your dog dies of old age or just various natural illnesses. Once in a while, they can also get into unavoidable accidents and lose their lives. 

When such occurrences take place, you need comforting. There are various quotes about losing a dog that can cover you during such an occasion. Listed below are several quotes about the loss of a dog. 

  • When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.” – (W. Bruce Cameron)
  • If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.” – (Will Rogers)
  • 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, optimism, and happiness to us. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.” – (Bruce Cameron)
  • Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault.” – (Agnes Sligh Turnbull)
  • 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 do not waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” – (Dan Gemeinhart)
  • 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)
  • You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • Dog’s lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you are going to lose a dog, and there is 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 is such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbeatable price.” – (Dean Koontz)
  • If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few people.” – (James Thurber)
  • “I loved you your whole life, but I will miss you for the rest of mine.” – (unknown)
  • A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.” – (Bob Barker)
  • A companion is gone, but the memory lives on.” – (unknown)
  • The one best place to bury a good dog is the heart of his master.” – (Ben Hur Lampman)
  • The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – (Konrad Lorenz)
  • We will meet again in heaven. Until then, I miss you more than words can say.” – (unknown)
  • I guess you own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be  thankful that you had a long lease.” – (Joe Garagiola)
  • Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – (Anatole France)
  • Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.” – (unknown)
  • “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they do make our lives whole.” – (Roger Caras)
  • 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.” – (Army Sedaris)
  • A dog wags his tail with his heart.” – (unknown)
  • Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye.” – (unknown)
  • “You will forever be part of me and live in my heart. Heaven’s gain is our loss.” – (unknown)
  • If there is a heaven, it is 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • “I will never forget you.” – (unknown)
  • His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.” – (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
  • 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)
  • I miss you more each day.” – (unknown)
  • The misery of keeping a dog is dying so soon. But to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?” – (Sir Walter Scott)
  • I won’t forget you. We will meet again, in heaven.” – (unknown)
  • A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter is drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old ways.” – (Mary Carolyn Davies)
  • A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – (Lacie Petitt)
  • 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 souls and that we will all be reunited in heaven. My pastor once told me, ‘If there are no dogs in heaven, I do not want to go.’ I agree.” – (Glenwood McNabb)
  • 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)
  • One day, we will meet again and see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” – (Pope Paul VI)

Quotes About Dog Love

What other way to express your love for your dog than to use some special dog quotes? Other than that, these quotes about loving your dog come in to remind you that your dog will forever be your companion and also the joy that they will always bring to your world. 

Below are several quotes about dog love:

  • Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he has 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)
  • Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of the universe. We are the focus of their love, faith, and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal a man has ever made.” – (Roger A. Caras)
  • Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them is wrong.- (W.R. Purchase)
  • “A dog is a bond between strangers.” – (John Steinbeck)
  • A dog will teach you, unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things will not be too bad.” – (Robert Wagner)
  • The only 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.” – (Geoge Graham Vest)
  • 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 is the 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 Kutz)
  • The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total, you must not betray it.” -(Michael Houellebecq)
  • You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” – (W. Bruce Cameron)
  • 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)
  • Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them,” -(Dodie Smith)
  • A dog is the only thing that loves you more than it loves itself.” – (Josh Billings)
  • Money can buy a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – (Kinky Friedman)
  • The world would be nicer if every person could love unconditionally as a dog.” – (M.K Clinton)
  • 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)
  • My sunshine does not come from the skies. It comes from the love that is in dog’s eyes.” – (unknown)
  • I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role models for being alive.” – (Gilda Radner)
  • The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” – (Johnny Depp)
  • 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)
  • There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog.” – (Mira Grant)
  • “If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates.” – (Charles Bukowski)
  • ‘No matter how you are feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – (Waka Flocka Flame)
  • Love – that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment’ – fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.” – (Joh Bradshawow)
  • I think my dog is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.” – (H.G. Bissinger)
  • I am for the unconditional love of dogs. We learn the lesson of that love by heart.” – (Taylor Mali)
  • Not every person knows how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person.” – (unknown)
  • Love is a four-legged word.” – (unknown)
  • “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.’” – (unknown)
If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates.

Funny Dog Quotes About Humans

There are several funny quotes by various people around the globe. Some of the famous quotes are as listed below:

  • What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that is their job!” – (George Carlin)
  • Anybody who does not know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – (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 are the greatest hunters on earth!” – (Anne Taylor)
  • To enjoy a dog, one does not merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming a partly dog.” – (Edward Hoagland)
  • No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – (Christopher Morley)
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – (Groucho Marx)
  • I do not think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, but if another dog poop is next to it, I think, ‘Eww, dog poop!” – (Jonah Goldberg)
  • “I once decided not to date a guy because he was not excited to meet my dog. I mean, that is like not wanting to meet my mother.” – (Bonnie Schacter)
  • If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” – (Phill Pastoret)
  • Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.” – (Sue Murphy)
  • “I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” – (Rita Rudner)
  • To his dog, every man is Napoleon, hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – (Aldous Huxley)
  • I have seen a look in a dog’s eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts.” – (John Steinbeck)
  • If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wears a tail.” – (Fran Lebowitz)
  • To err is human – to forgive, canine.” – (unknown)
  • Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take… I will be watching you.” – (unknown)
  • I am one dog short of crazy.” – (unknown)

Dog Best Friend Quotes

Your dog is your best friend, so you can kick in that connection much more by grasping the dog sayings and quotes below:

  • A dog does not care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart, and he will give you his.” – (John Grogan)
  • A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.” – (Judy Desmond)
  • A dog will be your best friend no matter what. Even if your human friends are not.” – (unknown)
  • A dog is one of the few things in life that is as it seems.” – (Mark J. Asher)
  • A dog is seldom quiet, but when it is, it is because he is wondering about you.” – (unknown)
  • “A lot of times, my best friend was my dog.” – (Rose Namajunas)
  • A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.” – (Barack Obama)
  • Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions; they pass no criticism.” – (George Elliot)
  • After a year 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)

I Love My Dog Quotes

Here are the famous quotes about loving your dog:

  • Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.” – (Thom Jones)
  • 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)
  • My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” – (Anne Lamott)
  • Before you get a dog, you can’t imagine what living with one might be like. Afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – (Caroline Knapp)
  • I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role models for being alive.” – (Gilda Radner)

Dog Friendship Quotes

Several quotes come in handy to remind you of the unconditional friendship between you and your canine companion. Below is a list of dog friendship quotes:

  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” – (Emily Dickson)
  • No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend.” – (Will Rogers)
  • 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.” – (A.D. Williams)
  • Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” – (Ashley Lorenza)
  • You know a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you are in faster than you can think of.” – (Jill Abramson)

Inspirational Dog Quotes

There are several inspirational quotes for encouragement to keep motivations for your dog high. These quotes are:

  • No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – (Christopher Morley)
  • There are three faithful friends. An old wife, an old dog, and ready money.” – (Benjamin Franklin)
  • “Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” – (Alexander Pope)
  • If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” – (Charles Yu)
  • Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” – (unknown)
  • What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.” – (unknown)
  • Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – (Nora Roberts)
  • Dogs do speak but only to those who know how to listen.” – (Orhan Pamuk)
  • Life is a series of dogs.” – (George Carlin)
  • 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)
There are three faithful friends. An old wife, an old dog, and ready money


Your dog is so special to you. It doesn’t matter if it’s still new or whether you’ve been together for some time. The bond is constantly growing. That is why dog sayings and quotes about dogs in this article come in to remind every dog lover about that special attachment. 

The cute dog quotes come in to emphasize several dog aspects. Sometimes it’s love, friendship, or even much more.    

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