Best Dog Quotes of ALL TIME ULTIMATE List

Dog Quotes are a perfect way to pay respects to how much you love and adore your dog. Or to showcase how much better you thank dogs are than humans!

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for dog quotes about love, dog quotes about loss, or funny dog quotes. We have the most extensive selection of unique dog quotes in the world.

Finding that perfect dog quote can ease the pain of losing a beloved companion, or can make you laugh and reminisce on the simpler times.

Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason; many of those reasons can be found within our massive selection.

I guarantee you will be able to find a dog quote that fits your dogs’ personality perfectly with our list!

 

Dog Quotes Loss

Family does not stop with blood; family is where your heart is. Dogs have been in the hearts of millions of families for thousands of years. Dogs are apart of the family in every way that matters. When we lose a beloved pet, our hearts hurt deeply.

So many of us will never be able to fill that empty void they leave behind. Often there are no words anyone can say to make your pain go away, but there are words that can comfort us. If you have ever lost a dog, I hope these dog quotes will help ease your pain.

These are our favorite inspirational quotes about losing a dog that I feel  will put a smile on your face.

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

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the LIGHT of a single candle.
Saint Francis of Assisi
I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man ALIVE
Iwao Fujita
There is no death. Only a change of WORLDS
Chief Seattle
Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Once you have had a WONDERFUL dog, a life without one is a life diminished.
Dean Koontz
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our Lives WHOLE
Roger Caras
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers
What we have once ENJOYED we can never lose; All that we LOVE deeply, becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to ENJOY it.
Samuel Butler
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell You They will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
“I won’t let you go! I love you, Dog!’
‘There will be other dogs and friends, and loves’ whispered the Dog. ‘You have found your family, your heritage, and you have earned a high place in the world. I love you too, but my time with you has passed.”
― Garth Nix, Abhorsen
“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, The Honest Truth
“They had buried him under our elm tree, they said — yet this was not totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.”
― Willie Morris, My Dog Skip
“Owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don’t live as long as people do.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
“A dog’s spirit dies hard.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog
“Every dog must have his day.”
― Jonathan Swift
 “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

 

Dog Quotes Love

Dogs seem to have magical powers at times. They make us feel loved when we feel all alone.

They lick away our tears when we cry, and they lift us up when we are down. A dogs love is magical, strong, and forever.

These are our favorite Dog Quotes About Love. They are sure to bring you joy!

 

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer”
―dean koontz
“The Best Therapist has fur and four legs.”
―unknown
“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.”
― Louis Sabin
“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling the emptiness we didn’t ever know we had”
― Thom Jones
“One way to get the most out of life, is to look upon it as an Adventure”
― William Feather
“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”
―unknown
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
― Ben Williams
“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 not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
― Roger Caras
“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”
―unknown
“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
“My Dog is my Heart.”
―unknown
“When an eighty―five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”
―unknown
“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am”
― Charles Yu
“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matters”
―unknown
“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”
― Kinky Friedman
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, & they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.”
― John Grogan
“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
“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
“Bliss is the result of a silent conversation between me and my dog”
―unknown
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France
“My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies. It comes from the love that’s in my dogs eyes.”
―unknown
“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”
―unknown
“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
“Some things just fill your heart with trying”
“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog.”
― M.K. Clinton
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself”
― Josh Billings
“What a beautiful world it would be… If people had hearts like dogs.”
―unkown
“The first dog is the dog who gives you so much that the first dog is often the reason for the second dog.”
―unknown

 

“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 R. McCammon, Boy’s Life
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
“We call our worst enemies dogs, but they don’t deserve it because dogs are the friends of man.”
― Manlio Argueta, One Day of Life
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
― Agnes Sligh Turnbull
“Joyful, joyful, joyful,
as only dogs know how to be happy
with only the autonomy
of their shameless spirit.”
― Pablo Neruda
“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”
― Jonathan Safran Foer
“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
― Mark Twain
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz
“The face of a golden retriever feels like home.”
― David Rosenfelt, Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure
“Buy a gift for a dog, and you’ll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don’t have anything to offer to it, it won’t even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can’t be sad when Daisy is around, she won’t let you.”
― Maryam Faresh, Daisy
“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
― Johnny Depp
“When the puppy licked my hand, we all knew he was the one for us”
― J. Wesley Porter, A Spiritual Dog: “Bear”
“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
― Stanley Coren
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”
― Roger Caras
“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.”
― Caroline Knapp
“There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog.”
― Mira Grant
“Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?”
― Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
― Roger Caras
 “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, Catch of the Day
“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.
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, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
“There is little that a puppy won’t fix, even if the fix is for a short time.”
― Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
“Sometimes you’re sure dogs have some secret, superior intelligence, and other times you know they’re only their simple, goofy selves.”
― Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe
“A dog is like a person—he needs a job and a family to be what he’s meant to be.”
― Andrew Vachss
“The Lord God had created all animals, and had chosen out the wolf to be his dog.”
― Jacob Grimm, Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

 

Dog Quotes Funny

If you own a dog, I’m 99.9% sure they have made you laugh a time or two.

I know my Two dogs Tyson and Ace, make me laugh almost every single day!

These are our favorite Funny Dog Quotes that I’m sure will make you chuckle!

 

“When I die my dog gets everything.”
“Nothing in the world is friendlier than a wet dog.”
“To err is human — to forgive, canine.”
“If aliens saw us walking our dogs and picking up their poop, who would they think is in charge?”
“The more people I meet, the more I love my dog.”
“Without my dog my wallet would be full my house would be clean but my heart would be empty.”
“If you’re uncomfortable around my dog, I’m happy to lock you in the other room when you come over.”
“Leave me only – I’m only speaking to dogs today.”
“Handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.”
dog quote ― the only person who understands me is my dog
“Dogs over dudes.”
“If you want the best seat in the house, you’ll have to move the dog.”
“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.”
“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.”
“Dogs are my favorite people.”
“Choosing a dog may be the only chance you get to pick a relative.”
 “If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.”
“Beware! Dog can’t hold its licker.”
“It’s OK if you don’t like my dog, not everyone has good taste.”
“This home is filled with love and dog hair.”
“A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.”
“Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.”
“Dogs are like potato chips. You can’t have just one.”
“I am one dog short of crazy.”
“If our dog doesn’t like you, we probably won’t either.”
“No home decor is complete without dog hair.”
“I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs. I hear they have to pick up food they drop on the floor.”
“I don’t who care who dies in the movie, as long as the dog lives.”
“The best therapist has fur and four legs.”
“The only person who understands me is my dog.”
“You can trust your dog to guard your house but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich.”
“I work hard so my dog can have a better life.”
“Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take…I’ll be watching you.”
“Life without a dog is like an unsharpened pencil. It has no point.”
“Less people, more dogs.”
“If you’re uncomfortable around my dog, I’m happy to lock you in the other room when you come over.”
“I am one dog short of crazy.”
“What do dogs do on their day off?; Can’t lie around – that’s their job!”
― George Carlin
“You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!”
― Dave Barry
“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
“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”
― W. H. Auden
“The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language.”
― Mark Winik, The Dog Healers: A Novel
“Dogs are gonna take over the world. It’s a known fact for those who believe it, kinda like the Bible.”
― Mike Dirnt
“Men are like dogs,” Stacy was fond of saying. And she usually went on to add that, like dogs, they all took up too much space on the bed, and they always went for the crotch.”
― Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger
“A dog’s good for filling a grief-dug hole.”
“In the Shape of Shep”
― Eileen Granfors, Flash Warden and Other Stories
“Even if I take him out for three hours every day, and go and chat to him for another hour, that leaves twenty hours for him all alone with nothing to do. Oh, why can’t dogs read?”
― Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love
“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
“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, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“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
“Dogs are angels full of poop.”
― Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!
“Dog’s just want to sniff an ass and eat some food.”
― Ice-T
“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
“Hounds follow those who feed them.”
― Otto von Bismarck
“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”
― W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Journey
“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
― Andy Rooney
“We were wolves once / Wild and wary / Then we noticed you had sofas”
― Francesco Marciuliano, I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs
“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, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst
“You’ve got to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs.”
― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
“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
“The dog looked up in entreaty. Liquid brown eyes begged: Take me with you. I’ll be good. Oh, the lies that dogs told.”
― Courtney Milan, Unraveled
“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”
― Carrie Underwood

 

Dog Quotes Inspirational 

If you own a dog, I’m 99.9% sure they have inspired you in one way or another at some point in their lives.

My dog Tyson inspired me to create DogZoned.com so that I could help as many dogs as possible. I have learned so many things from him over the years it’s unreal, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him.

These are our favorite Inspirational Dog Quotes! I’m sure you can relate to at least one!

 

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”
― Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
― Mark Twain
“A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn’t 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, Marley and Me
“When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
“Dogs are happy with few things because they have already observed man who is unhappy with many things!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“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
“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
“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that your are wonderful.”
― Ann Landers
“Everybody oughta have a dog,” he said thoughtfully, his hand still scratching Beau. “Dogs teach you love and kindness. They remind you what’s important.” He nodded and took a sip of his coffee. “A life ain’t much of a life without a dog in it, s’what I always said.”
― Dan Gemeinhart, The Honest Truth
“Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But they grieve for many years.”
― Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice
“people have a natural tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, to ascribe human perceptions and intentions to the animal where none exist”
― Dean Koontz, Watchers
“Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.”
― Ashly Lorenzana
“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog”
― Konrad Lorenz
“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
― Aldous Huxley
“To lose the approbation of my dog is a thing too horrible to contemplate.”
― Barbara Dana, A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson
“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, Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
“Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack.”
― Jen Lancaster, Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
― Charles de Gaulle
“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
“Dogs are the best example of a being who doesn’t need to lie to protect someone’s pride.”
― Ammiel Josiah Monterde.
“If you live with dogs, you’ll never run out of things to write about.”
― Sharon Delarose
“Over the years I’ve come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past.”
― Nick Trout
“Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always human.”
― Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness
“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
“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.”
― Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!
“Always listen to your dog.”
― Margaret Mizushima
“A hound will die for you but never lie to you.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“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, Der blinde Mörder
“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, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
“Discipline isn’t about showing a dog who’s boss; it’s about taking
responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.”
― Cesar Millan, Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar’s Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
― Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”
― Robert Benchley
“You want a friend in this city? [Washington, DC.] Get a dog!”
― Harry S. Truman
“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
“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
“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”
― Jim Butcher, White Night
“A hound will die for you, but never lie to you.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
“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
“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
“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.”
― Roger Caras
“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.”
― Marie Corelli
“Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.”
― Gene Hill
“Dogs are the magicians of the universe.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
“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.”
― Max Depree
“Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me… was by dying.”
― José N. Harris, Mi Vida
“Dogs are like that, I guess—they know how to fix you without ever saying a word.”
― Caroline George, The Vestige
“Good dog is no different than a good man and a bad man is no different than a bad dog!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
“I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person.”
― Bill Murray
“For people with patience, time with a dog is a little slice of heaven.”
― J.J. Brown, The Doctor’s Dreams
“Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
“Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.”
― Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
― Cesar Millan
“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”
― Nora Roberts, The Search
“There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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
“The world cannot be full of lead dogs, or the pack would pull itself apart.”
― Conn Iggulden, Conqueror
“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
“I’ll believe it if I see it” for dogs translates to “I’ll believe it if I smell it.” So don’t bother yelling at them; it’s the energy and scent they pay attention to, not your words.”
― Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier
“I never met a man half so true as a dog. Treat a dog right, and he’ll treat you right. He’ll keep you company, be your friend, and never ask you no questions.
― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“Anyone out without the excuse of a dog
should be handcuffed
and searched for loneliness.”
― Stephen Dunn, Different Hours
“Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
“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, False Memory
“A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.”
― Carrie Newcomer

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