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Favorite Dog Quotes

A dog lover recently sent us this collection of dog quotes. We enjoyed them and wanted to share them with you.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
– Anonymous

If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there may not necessarily be anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.
– Roger Caras

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

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

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 do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
– Orhan Pamuk

Happiness is a warm puppy.
– Charles M. Schulz

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
– Will Rogers

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

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

My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.
– Elayne Boosler

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
– Josh Billings

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
– Konrad Lorenz

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
– Andy Rooney

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

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

If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.
– Charles Yu

To err is human – to forgive, canine.
– Unknown

When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.
– Kristan Higgins

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

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

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

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
– Rita Rudner

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.
– Dean Koontz

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
– Nora Ephron

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
– Franklin P. Jones

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

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

The more people I meet the more I like my dog.
– Unknown

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

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 Christie

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

Dog is God spelled backward.
– Duane Chapman

The face of a golden retriever feels like home.
– David Rosenfelt

Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts.
– Unknown

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

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
– Franklin P. Jones

The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.
– Michel Houellebecq

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

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

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

Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.
– Richard Allen Palm

If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.
– Unknown

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

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

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

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

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.
– Unknown

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.
– Joe Weinstein

Opening up your life to a dog who needs a home is one of the most fulfilling things you can do.
– Emma Kenney

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

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’re the greatest hunters on earth!
– Anne Tyler

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

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

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

Dogs never bit me. Just humans.
– Marilyn Monroe

Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.
– Unknown

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

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

Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.
– Paul Shaffer

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

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
– Robert A. Heinlein

Be the person your dog thinks you are.
– C.J. Frick

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

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

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
– Charles De Gaulle

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 McCammon

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
– Mark Twain

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

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

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
– Elizabeth Taylor

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 gods.
– Christopher Hitchens

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s 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

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

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

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

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

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.
– Maurice Maeterlinck

Life is a series of dogs.
– George Carlin

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

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’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

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

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

Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
– Agnes Sligh Turnbull

People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.
– Kate Jackson

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

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

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

Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.
– Roger A. Caras

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

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
– Phil Pastoret

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

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