85 Inspirational Quotes about Dogs


Being a good dog owner can often be quite challenging. With a dog at your side, there come many great responsibilities and duties. Not to mention that teaching your dog the basic house rules can be a daunting task. At the same time, however, having a dog in your life can prove to be very fulfilling. When there’s a dog in your house, you’ll always have something to laugh about. Just watching your dog jumping without a second thought from one exciting adventure to another can be quite funny. Similarly, there’s a lot you can learn from man’s best friend. After all, who doesn’t appreciate a dog’s ability to simply live in the present moment and to enjoy every second of the day? If there’s a dog in your life, it’s almost guaranteed that your dog is not just another pet but an important part of your family. In fact, most people regard their dogs as family members without whom life would be a lot less joyful and happy. If you’re a dog lover as well, you’ll enjoy the following collection of inspirational quotes about dogs.

Interestingly enough, most people underestimate how much time they spend with their dogs. As integral members of the family, their dogs accompany them almost everywhere they go. As a result, deep bonds exist between dog parents and their pets.

“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

At the same time, dogs are highly observant and curious. For this reason, it’s very likely that they know you inside and out with all your routines and character traits. That’s also why many pet owners are convinced that dogs understand them much better than they understand themselves.

Quotes about dogs

The following quotes about dogs celebrate the joy and happiness that comes with having a dog.

A dog can be a wonderful addition to your life that does not only adds a lot of happiness to your family life but can also have beneficial health benefits. When you have a dog, there are no longer excuses not to take a refreshing walk outside. In fact, your dog will surely remember you that it’s about time to take them outside.

85 Inspirational Quotes about Dogs

What is so wonderful about the following quotes about dogs is that they stem from true dog lovers. Even more beautiful, these brilliant individuals found some of the most eloquent and inspiring words to describe their deep love and affection for their dog.

Here are these inspiring quotes about dogs:


“When was the last time someone was so overjoyed to see you, so brimming with love and affection that they literally ran to greet you? A dog will do that for you – ten, twenty, thirty times a day.”
Lionel Fisher

Overjoyed to see you quote


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

Love as unconditionally as a dog quote


“Every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

All the components of my heart will be dog quote


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

Dogs are not our whole life quote


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

The love of a good dog quote


“I want to learn to love people like this, the way I love my dog, with pride and enthusiasm and a complete amnesia for faults. In short, to love others the way my dog loves me.”
Ann Patchett


“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


“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 A. Caras


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


“Dogs teach you to love and kindness. They remind you what’s important. A life ain’t much of a life without a dog in it, s’what I always said.”
Dan Gemeinhart


“This may be the primary purpose of dogs: to restore our sense of wonder and to help us maintain it, to make us consider that we should trust our intuition as they trust theirs and to help us realize that a thing known intuitively can be as real as anything known by material experience.”
Dean Koontz


“Dogs have always provided a special kind of love and companionship that I experience only some of the time with humans. They have a strong sense of character and live the way we ought to: dogs never compare you to your sister nor make judgments in her favor. Dogs never know what is coming and so live purely in the moment, savoring the good, doing their best to endure the bad–and they offer up this miraculous example so that we can learn from it.”
Linda Gray Sexton


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


“Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.”
Louis Sabin


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


“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, smart or dumb. Give him your heart.. and he’ll give you his.”
Milo Gathema


“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.”
Jennifer Skiff


“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks beside 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


“And so what do dogs wantThey want what they want when they want it. Just like us.”
Ted Kerasote


“I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.”
Mary Tyler Moore


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


“I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck.”
Meg Donohue


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


“The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man’s best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy.”
Ashly Lorenzana


“We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters.”
Donald L. Hicks


“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grassWhat would this world be like without dogs?”
Mary Oliver


“Years later, after other experiences with dogs, I wondered if their species were shaped and charmed to serve as four-legged guides able to assist in leading humanity back to our first—and lost—home. By the example of their joy and humility, by wanting nothing more than food and play and love, by the deep satisfaction that they take from those humble things, they belie all creeds of power and fame. Although they have the teeth to tear, it is by swish of tail and yearning eyes that they most easily get what they want.”
Dean Koontz


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


“Because we need each other. We complete each other. Duty works both ways. Love needs a beloved. Loyalty needs two to be loyalty. Fidelity is nothing without someone to be faithful to. Every dog needs a human, and every human needs a dog.”
Angelo Dirks


“I’ve always had this feeling that all dogs are really therapy dogs.”
Meg Donohue


“You can’t replace one dog with another any more than you can replace one person with another, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t get more dogs and people in your life.”
Polly Horvath


“Dogs, for a reason that can only be described as divine, have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously. It’s something the rest of us strive for.”
Jennifer Skiff


“I’ve long suspected dogs of being much smarter than people; I was even certain they could speak, but there was only some kind of stubbornness in them. They’re extraordinary politicians: they notice every human step.”
Nikolai Gogol


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


“For people with patience, time with a dog is a little slice of heaven.”
J.J. Brown


“Dogs are masters of creating emotionally safe space just by being themselves… it is as if something deep within our souls resonates with their energy, their unwavering unconditional love and unbridled joy to be in our presence, their undivided loyalty, and complete trust in us. Dogs make us feel special, and teach us by example to relish simple pleasures and live totally in the moment. They teach us there is only now and only who you are, who you are with, and what you are doing right then – and what could be better than to sniff the wind and be in the company of those you love?”
Val Silver


“If you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. But if you run with dogs, you will learn how to bark.”
Ojo Michael E.


“Heaven’s the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.”


“Dogs are truly the best of companions. You don’t need to explain. They know as much as they need to know, and they are loyal no matter what sins you’ve committed.”
Jonathan Maberry


Treat a dog right and he’ll treat you right – he’ll keep you company, be your friend, never ask you any questions.”
Mary Ann Shaffer


“If Hitch were a person, he’d be Mother Theresa or Gandhi or someone who treated all living creatures with the respect they deserve. It’s depressing how my dog is a better human being than I am.”
McCall Hoyle


“People love dogs. This is, I hope, the least surprising sentence you will read in this book. I myself have had long discussions with my dog friends, and by that I mean my friends who are dogs.”
Bill Nye


“[A] dog doesn’t worry about anything. Why should heThat’s what he has you for, and for obvious reasons, he trusts you completely.”
Susan Conant


“Slowly, deliberately, the dog turned from the black wolf and walked toward the man. He was a dog, and dogs chose men.”
Jim Kjelgaard


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


“I liked the idea of adopting a dog that was beyond the puppy stage, a dog with an unknown span of life under his belt. It seemed only fair; he didn’t know what he was getting into with me either.”
Meg Donohue


“Throughout Mesoamerica it was a common belief that a dog carried the soul of a newly deceased person across a body of water. According to the Aztecs, the first level of the Underworld was a place called Apanoayan (where one crosses the river) or Itzcuintlan (the Place of Dogs).”
Elizabeth Eiler


“Dogs possess a quality that’s rare among humans – the ability to make you feel valued just by being you–and it was something of a miracle to me to be on the receiving end of all that acceptance. The dog didn’t care what I looked like, or what I did for a living, or what a train wreck of a life I’d led before I got her, or what we did from day to day. She just wanted to be with me, and that awareness gave me a singular sensation of delight.”
Caroline Knapp


“After we bring food home from the grocery store… Dogs must think we are the greatest hunters ever!”
Ann Taylor


“I always say, the time you spend with your dog makes the difference in a great dog or a crate dog.”
M.K. Clinton


“Cats are lazy, evil, exploitative, dogs are faithful, they work hard.”
Slavoj Žižek


“A dog’s spirit dies hard.”
Mikhail Bulgakov


“I have a theory that you get the right dog, the dog you need, for a particular stage in your life.”
Meg Donohue


“There’s a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash.”
Don Sullivan


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


“Dogs are actually very smart, it’s just that they’re rather clumsy, but it’s this trait that makes humans attracted to them and why I love dogs so much.”
Hiromu Arakawa


“If we stay with animal analogies for a moment, 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 god.”
Christopher Hitchens


“Sometimes you don’t need words to feel better; you just need the nearness of your dog.”
Natalie Lloyd


“A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.”
Carrie Newcomer


“Dogs are happy with few things because they have already observed man who is unhappy with many things!”
Mehmet Murat ildan


“Sometimes dogs forget; they just get too excited.”
Kevin Hearne


“Don’t get me wrong. I like dogs. I love them, in fact. It’s their human counterparts I could sometimes do without.”
Tracy Weber


“Dogs are special that way – you can ignore them or yell at them, they always forgive you. —Madison”
Pam Torres


“People have been trying to understand dogs ever since the beginning of time. One never knows what they’ll do. You can read every day where a dog saved the life of a drowning child, or lay down his life for his master. Some people call this loyalty. I don’t. I may be wrong, but I call it love–the deepest kind of love.”
Wilson Rawls


“Do dogs understand deathDo they have soulsDo they go to heavenI have alway believed so, but this [event]confirmed that all of God’s creatures, humans, and animals, have a soul and that we will all be reunited in heaven. My pastor once told me, “If there are no dogs in heaven, I don’t want to go.” I agree.”
Glenwood McNabb


“I loved this particularly fine thing about dogs: Despite a lifetime of denied entrance, hope never died in their hearts.”
Jacqueline Kelly


“It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.”
Ranulph Fiennes


“Dogs will give you unconditional love until the day they die. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you’ve ever made since the day you were born.”
Oliver Gaspirtz


“If you make a fool of yourself in front of a cat, he will sneer at you, if you are sober; he will leave the room if you are drunk. If you make a fool of yourself in front a dog, he will make a fool of himself, too.”
Chuck Jones


“One trained dog equals 60 search-and-rescue workers.”
Charles Stoehr


“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
Charles M. Schulz


“Dogs are terrific at using humans to solve problems, but not as good at solving problems when we’re not around.”
Alexandra Horowitz


“Dogs are here to remind us life really is a simple thing. You eat, sleep, take walks, and pee when you must. That’s about all there is. They are quick to forgive trespasses and assume strangers will be kind.”
Jonathan Carroll


“When what you want is a relationship, and not a person, get a dog.”
Deb Caletti


“Not all dogs are perfect dogs, but all dogs are inherently good.”
Kate McGahan


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


“Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.”
Michael W. Fox


“Like the dog who waits for his master to arrive on the train that never comes, like the one who keeps a vigil at her master’s grave until she too can cross the bridge, some people and their pets are woven together by threads of life and they cannot, and will not, for long be separated.”
Kate McGahan


“The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language.”
Mark Winik


“Dogs wait for us faithfully.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero


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


“And so what do dogs wantThey want what they want when they want it. Just like us.”
Ted Kerasote


“We don’t need geography , dogs are our world”


“The Lord God had created all animals, and had chosen out the wolf to be his dog.”
Jacob Grimm


“A dog is the most joyful friend that you can have.”
Debasish Mridha

I hope you enjoyed reading this collection of beautiful dog quotes.

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