Quotes About Dogs

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.

—M. Acklam

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.

—Christopher Morley

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken, pork, half cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!

—Anne Tyler

When he lay beside me with his dog-breath sighs, it was if he was saying, Give me your sadness. I will take it, as much as you need. If it kills us both, so be it. I am here.

—Luis Carlos Montalván

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!

—Corey Ford

My dog does have his failings, of course. He’s afraid of firecrackers and hides in the clothes closet whenever we run the vacuum cleaner, but, unlike me he’s not afraid of what other people think of him or anxious about his public image.

—Gary Kowalski

One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.

—Margaret Meade

I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.

—Gary Larson

Dogs, bless them, operate on the premise that human beings are fragile and require incessant applications of affection and reassurance. The random lick of a hand and the furry chin draped over the instep are calculated to let the shaky owner know that a friend is nearby.

—Mary McGrory

Hardly any animal can look as deeply disappointed as a dog to whom one says no.

—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

He had let out the dogs and they were jumping around him frantic with joy, as if they were afraid, every night, there would never be another letting out or another morning.

—Mary O’Hara

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

—Louis Sabin

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

—Author Unknown

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

—Roger Caras

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.

—Steve Bluestone

A man’s soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.

—Charles Doran

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

—Author Unknown

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

—Ann Landers

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

—Author Unknown

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

—Elizabeth Taylor

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

Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.

—Corey Ford

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

To travel in the company of animals is to walk with angels, guides, guardians, jesters, shadows and mirrors.

—Suzanne Clothier

In dog training, jerk is a noun, not a verb.

—Dr. Dennis Fetko

Imagine you are dead. After many years in exile, you are permitted to cast a single glance earthward. You see a lamppost and an old dog lifting it’s leg against it. You are so moved you cannot help sobbing.

—Paul Klee

Dogs understand your moods and your thoughts, and if you are thinking unpleasant things about your dog, he will pick it up and be downhearted.

—Barbara Woodhouse

A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.

—Bob Barker

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.

—Ambrose Bierce

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.

—Marjorie Garber

Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect.

—W. R. Koehler

Dogs have a lot to communicate to a person willing to listen.

—Susan Butcher

His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.

—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A dog naps so much because it loves so hard.

—Author Unknown

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 Caras

I can train any dog in 5 minutes. It’s training the owner that takes longer.

—Barbara Woodhouse

So many get reformed through religion. I got reformed through dogs.

—Lina Basquette

A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved.

—Aaron Katcher

A dog wags its tail with its heart.

—Martin Buxbaum

Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.

—Smiley Blanton

A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.

—Author Unknown

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.

—O.A. Battista

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 a man.

—Mark Twain

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

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

—Ben Williams

The average dog has one request to all humankind. Love me.

—Helen Exle