Best dog quotes

Best dog quotes

We love dogs, and we love to celebrate them. Whether that’s with a cool greeting card, a personalized Christmas gift or just with a great Instagram caption, we have you covered. We listed some of the best dog quotes you can find, so read on for our list of top dog quotes.

Funny dog quotes

  • “Dog is God spelled backward.” – Duane Chapman
  • “A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley
  • “When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.” – Edward Abbey
  • “Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” – Moby
  • “The dog is the god of frolic.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job.” – George Carlin
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

Living a dog quotes

  • “My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler
  • “Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – Franklin P. Jones
  • “I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.” – Jarod Kintz
  • “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” – Josh Billings
  • “There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” – Dick Dale
  • “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
  • “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

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Dog best friend quotes

  • “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’s 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 Katz
  • “No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – Waka Flocka Flame
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.” – H. G. Bissinger
  • “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
  • “There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog” – Konrad Lorenz
  • “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

Inspiring dog quotes

  • “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman
  • “The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera.” – Patrick Demarchelier
  • “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain
  • “The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” – Michel Houellebecq
  • “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 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
  • “You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.” – Captain Beefheart
  • “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” – Robert Falcon Scott
  • “Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift
  • “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”– Orhan Pamuk
  • “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” – W. Bruce Cameron
  • “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

Love dog quotes

  • “A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner
  • “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.” – Paul Shaffer
  • “The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.” – Lord Byron
  • “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

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The perfect Instagram captions

  • “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney
  • “The more people I meet the more I like my dog.” – Unknown
  • “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” – Robert Falcon Scott
  • “If you want a friend, buy a dog.” – Kevin O’Leary
  • “I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV and eat pizza.” – America Ferrera
  • “Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts
  • “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras
  • “Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?” – Gabriel Zevin
  • “All you need is love and a dog.” – Unknown
  • “Live. Laugh. Bark.” – Unknown
  • “Keep calm and pet a dog.” – Unknown
  • “My dog thinks I’m a catch.” – Unknown
  • “Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.” – Unknown
  • “Love is a four-legged word.” – Unknown
  • “Life is too short to just have one dog.” – Unknown

Puppy quotes

  • “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton
  • “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz
  • “A dog may be man’s best friend, but a child’s best friend is a puppy.” – Unknown
  • 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
  • “It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more puppies.” – Unknown
  • “Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.” – Richard Allen Palm
  • “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” – Gene Hill
  • “If it wasn’t for puppies, some people would never go for a walk.” – Unknown
  • “Every puppy should have a boy.” – Erma Bombeck
  • “People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.” – Kate Jackson

The coolest quote/caption ideas

  • “When your phone memory is full, but you’d rather delete your banking app than the 10 000 photos of your pup.” – Unknown
  • “I feel sorry for the people who don’t own a dog. I hear they have to pick up the food they drop on the floor.” – Unknown
  • “Sometimes I meet people and feel sorry for their dogs.” – Unknown
  • “I’m really in a good place right now. Not emotionally or spiritually. Just on the sofa. With my dog. ” – Unknown
  • “A dog is one of the few things in life that is exactly what it seems.” – Unknown
  • “Home is where dog hair sticks to everything but the dog.” – Unknown
  • “Those who teach most about humanity aren’t always humans” – Unknown
  • “There is no such thing as personal space when you own a dog.” – Unknown
  • “Dogs are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives.” – Unknown

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