We bring a dog into our homes and our lives are changed forever. Forget about the mess and all those stolen socks, dogs teach us valuable lessons that make life more meaningful. Unconditional love, selflessness, and loyalty are just some of them. Having a dog around helps us see the joy in simple things and the importance of family and friendship. Their innocence makes the devotion they give us pure and without malice. Dogs love us for everything that we are – faults included – and that makes it an extraordinary kind of love.
Here are wonderful dog love quotes that’ll make you want to give your furry best friend a couch pass, plus a lot of belly rubs.
Adorable Dog Quotes
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Ben Williams
The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog. – Carrie Underwood
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
It’s no coincidence that man’s best friend cannot talk.
A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart. – Judy Desmond
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. – Josh Billings
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. – Mark Twain
To err is human—to forgive, canine.
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 better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. – Charles de Gaulle
Only my dogs will not betray me. – Maria Callas
Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. – Max Eastman
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. – Robert Louis Stevenson
When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated. – Sara Paretsky
Heaven’s the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.
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
The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. – Margot Kaufman
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.-Mark Twain
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
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go. – Winston Churchill
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
They 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 reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – Benjamin Franklin
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there. – Billy Graham
Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human. – Cesar Millan
Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. – Gene Hill
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying. – George Bird Evans, “Troubles with Bird Dogs”
If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people. – Karel Čapek
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! – David Starr Jordan
The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment. – Robert Falcon Scott
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. – Roger Caras
There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. – Konrad Lorenz
Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative. – Mordecai Siegal
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. – Will Rogers
There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog. – Mira Grant
Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress. – Louis Sabin
You really have to be some kind of a creep for a dog to reject you. – Joe Garagiola
You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ – Lewis Grizzard
One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven’t seen joy till you have seen that. – Eldon Roark
The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. – M. K. Clinton
Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching. – Rudyard Kipling
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. – Phil Pastoret
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
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
Everything I know, I learned from dogs. – Nora Roberts
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. – Alexander Pope
I wish all men were like dogs. – Halle Berry
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
No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog. -Stanley Leinwoll
None are as fiercely as dog. In return, no doubt, for the never-ending loyalty of dogs. – Linda Shrieves
Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog. -Douglas Mallock
You can’t have a pristine house with ten dogs, and I’d rather have the ten dogs. – Glenn Greenwald
If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t, either.
Dogs just need you and love, that’s all. – Jennifer Westfeldt
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. – George Graham
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. – Johnny Depp
The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home….I have a Scottie. In him I find consolation and diversion…he is the one person to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. – Stanley Coren
It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog.-Charles Darwin
You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him. – W. Bruce Cameron
Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge? – Jerry Seinfeld
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
A good dog never dies, he always stays, he walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near, his head within our hand in his old way.
Dogs are my favorite people. – Richard Dean Anderson
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.
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
Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine? – Gabrielle Zevin
My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face. – Jennifer Skiff
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
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner
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
In my lap I had my dear little pug, the smell of whose ears will always be sweeter to me than all the perfumes of Araby and the scent of heliotrope combined. – Kathryn Davis
I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck. – Meg Donohue
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
A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right. -Barbara Kingsolver
Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint. -Susan Orlean
When you have dogs, you witness their uncomplaining acceptance of suffering, their bright desire to make the most of life in spite of the limitations of age and disease, their calm awareness of the approaching end when their final hours come. They accept death with a grace that I hope I will one day be brave enough to muster. – Dean Koontz, “A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog”
A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. – George R. R. Martin
I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it. – Cesar Millan
Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs—loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love—can be elusive to humans. – John Grogan
Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.
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”
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