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137 Best Dog Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of 137 Best Dog Quotes & Sayings.


Dog Quotes & Sayings


“Happiness is a warm puppy.”


“When I needed a hand, I found your paw.”


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


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


“Dogs are like potato chips. It’s hard to have just one.”


“You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes.”


“Dogs never lie about love.” – Jeffery Masson


“Dogs are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives.”


“Never trust a person that doesn’t love dogs.”


“Love is a four-legged word.”


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


“I don’t trust anybody in my life except my mother and my dogs.”


“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” – Will Rogers


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


“It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.” – Jay London


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


“Do you ever look at your dog and think… How did I get so lucky?”


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


“It’s impossible to forget a dog that gave you so much to remember.”


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


“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”


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


“A house is not a home without a dog”


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


“Only my dogs will not betray me.” – Maria Callas


“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”


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


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


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


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


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


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


“The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.”


“Wake up. Hug dog. Have a good day.”


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


“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“No matter how many years we get with our dogs, it’s never long enough.”


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


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


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


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


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


“Dogs are the only mammals that will actually stare and look into a human’s eyes.”


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


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


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


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


“Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.” – Mordecai Siegal


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


“My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies. It comes from the love that’s in my dogs eyes.”


“If you’re lucky… A dog will come into your life, steal your heart and change everything!”


“Some people don’t understand why my dog means so much to me. That’s ok. My dog does.”


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


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


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


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


“Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.”


“My dog does this amazing thing where he just exists and makes my whole life better because of it.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than an owner can express with his tongue in hours.”


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


“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”


“Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!”


“One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven’t seen joy till you have seen that.”


“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


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


“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


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


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


“The psychological and moral comfort of a presence at once humble and understanding—this is the greatest benefit that the dog has bestowed upon man.”


“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


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


“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 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


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


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


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


“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


“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


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


“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


“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


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


“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


“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.”


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


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


“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 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


“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


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


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


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


“Stop telling me he’s just a dog. My dog has more personality, integrity, empathy, and loyalty than most people I know. He’s family.”


“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


“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


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


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


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


“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


“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 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 Cristie


“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


“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.”


“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 A. Caras


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


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


“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.” – Jerome K. Jerome


“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


“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


“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.”


“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.”


“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


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


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


“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


“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


“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.”


“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


“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


“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.


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