Quotes About Dogs and Love

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    Dog owners know that when people say dogs are humanity’s best friend, they really mean it.

    A dog’s love knows no boundaries, and our furry friends bring so much extra depth into our lives that we couldn’t have even imaged we were missing.

    This collection of the best dog quotes from celebrities, authors, and more sums up how we feel about our canine companions, and how they feel about us.

    50+ Best Quotes for Dog Lovers

    “Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”
    “I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon.”
    “To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born.”
    “Be the person your dog thinks you are.”
    “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”
    “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.”
    “A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
    “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.”
    “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”
    “My fashion philosophy is, if you're not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”
    “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.”
    “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.”
    “Opening up your life to a dog who needs a home is one of the most fulfilling things you can do.”
    Emma Kenney
    Actress, Shameless
    “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
    “A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right.”
    “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.”
    “A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.”
    Judy Desmond
    “No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.”
    “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.”
    “Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?”
    “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”
    Robert Falcon Scott
    Royal Navy officer & explorer
    “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”
    “A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.”
    “A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.”
    “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.”
    “The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.”
    “Dogs possess a quality that's rare among humans -- the ability to make you feel valued just by being you”
    “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”
    “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
    “The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”
    “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.”
    “The face of a Golden Retriever feels like home.”
    “If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.”
    Charles Yu
    Author, How To Live Safely In A Scientific Fictional Universe
    “When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”
    “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
    “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.”
    “I’m a lot less cranky when it’s just me and my dog.”
    “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.”
    W. R. Purche
    “Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.”
    Sue Murphy
    Comedian, Producer, Writer
    “You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.”
    “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!”
    “The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.”
    “No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.”
    Stanley Leinwall
    Author, From Spark to Satellite
    “I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn’t excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother.”
    Bonnie Schacter
    “There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.”
    Janet Schnellman
    “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
    “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
    “Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”
    “When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”
    “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.”
    “I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
    “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
    “If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.”
    “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.”
    “People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”
    “You can't have too much dog in a book.”
    “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 grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”

    Quotes About Puppies

    There’s nothing like the playful wonder of a puppy and the smiles they bring to a home.

    “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
    “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
    “Whoever said you can't buy Happiness forgot little puppies.”

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    Quotes About Loss Of A Dog

    The day that our dogs cross the rainbow bridge is always a tough one, and the feeling lingers.

    Soothe your mind with these quotes about losing a dog.

    “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.”
    “Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.”
    “Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.”


    It’s very nearly impossible to explain our dogs in just words.

    Hopefully, these quotes can help you begin to piece it all together.

    An English Bulldog puppy.