129 Woof-cellent Dog Quotes and Messages about Dogs

Humankind may not be able to agree on much, but one thing that it can unanimously jump up and down for is its loyal best first the dog. Celebrating and appreciating these good boys and girls is just scratching the surface of what’s so great about these furry companions. And what better way to portray that love and admiration than the best dog quotes and messages about dogs!

Portrait collection of adorable puppies and dog quotes

National Dog Day Quotes

Snap a picture of you and your furry pal and caption it with one of these perfect national dog day quotes before you share it with your family and friends!

  1. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” -Roger Caras
  2. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” -Mark Twain
  3. “The best things in life are furry.” -Unknown
  4. “If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” -Charles Yu
  5. “Happiness is when you look at your dog and forget all your problems.” -Unknown
  6. “Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.” -Gene Hill
  7. “A house is not a home without a dog.” -Anonymous
  8. “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” -Robert falcon Scott
  9. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” -W.R. Purche
  10. “I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs. I hear they have to pick up food they drop on the floor.” -Anonymous
  11. “I’ve seen a long in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” -John Steinbeck
  12. “The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.” -Carrie Underwood
  13. “It is amazing how much love and laughter dogs can bring into our lives.” -Anonymous
  14. “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
  15. “Pets (n.) The only members of your family that you actually like.” -Unknown
  16. “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” -Christopher Morley
  17. “My little dog- a heartbeat at my feet.” -Edith Wharton
  18. “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
  19. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” -Louis Sabin
  20. “I’m a lot less cranky when it’s just me and my dog.” -Bob Peterson
Adorable rescue dog and owner

Rescue Dog Quotes

A pure act of love is bringing a dog home from a shelter and providing them with the love they have been deprived of. Spread awareness and share the unconditional love that comes from your rescue pup with these heartfelt rescue dog quotes!

  1. “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
  2. “Everyone is taught that angels have wings, but the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws.” -Anonymous
  3. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” -M.K. Clinto
  4. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them.” -Thom Jones
  5. “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
  6. “It’s never ‘just a dog’.” -Anonymous
  7. “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
  8. “Dogs make everything better.” -Unknown
  9. “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” -W. Bruce Cameron
  10. “Some things just fill your heart without trying.” -Anonymous
  11. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” -Andy Rooney
  12. “You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes.” -Unknown
  13. “Be the person your dog thinks you are.” -C.J. Frick
  14. “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” -John Grogan
  15. “When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” -Unknown
  16. “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
  17. “When an 85 pound mammal licks your tears away, and then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” -Kristan Higgins
  18. “Opening up your life to a dog who needs a home is one of the most fulfilling things you can do.” -Emma Kenney
  19. “Everything I know, I learned from dogs.” -Nora Roberts
  20. “In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” -Edward Hoagland
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Dog Memorial Quotes, Dog Quotes Loss

Goodbyes are the hardest, especially when they have 4 paws. A loving reminder is our pets will never leave our hearts, and these dog memorial quotes and dog quotes loss make for a perfect remembrance of just that.

  1. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!” -Unknown
  2. “I heard somebody define heaven once,” she said looking at Pearl, “as a place where, when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved run to greet you.” -Robert Parker
  3. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” -Anatole France
  4. “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” -Konrad Lorenz
  5. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” -Unknown
  6. “Dog (n.) The best friend you will ever have. A loyal, loving companion that cares for you more than himself. A special creature whose time in your heart will far outnumber its days on earth.” -Unknown
  7. “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
  8. “You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.” -Unknown
  9. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” -Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  10. “I loved you your whole life, I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.” -Anonymous
  11. “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.” -John Grogan
  12. “Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was, I replied- the goodbye.” -Unknown
  13. “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” -Will Rogers
  14. “No time on Earth is long enough to share with the animals we love, or prepare our hearts to say goodbye.” -Unknown
  15. “… what we have enjoyed, we can never lose … all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller
  16. “You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. “You have left pawprints on our hearts that will last a lifetime.” -Unknown
  18. “There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” -Konrad Lorenz
  19. “Dogs come into out 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
  20. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Winnie The Pooh
Woman holding head of cute puppy cocker spaniel dog. Puppy love. Dog lover.

Dog quotes about love

There is no love quite like a dog and its owner, and these love for dog quotes will be sure to tug at those heartstrings! Reading through these lovely words will make you want to scoop your pup right up and have a good ol fashion cuddle session.

  1. “The best therapist has fur and four legs.” -Unknown
  2. “A dog is love’s purest shadow.” -Angie Weiland-Crosby
  3. “When I needed a hand, I found your paw.” -Anonymous
  4. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” -Josh Billings
  5. “Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never had a dog.” -Unknown
  6. “Dogs never lie about love.” -Jeffery Masson
  7. “Looking for the right person to raise my dog with.” -Anonymous
  8. “No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog.” -Gene Hill
  9. “My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies. It comes from the love that’s in my dog’s eyes.” -Anonymous
  10. “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” -Johnny Depp
  11. “Whoever spoke of love at first sight was talking about a dog.” -Anonymous
  12. “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
  13. “My dog gives me a reason to smile every day.” -Unknown
  14. “A dog will teach you, unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” -Robert Wagner
  15. “All you need is love and a dog.” -Anonymous
  16. “I’m not a dog owner. I’m a dog mother.” -Unknown
  17. “My dog saved my life. If it wasn’t for him, I would have fallen into a very deep pit in my mind. My dog gave me the strength to get out of bed every day. I love him so much, he doesn’t even know.” -Anonymous
  18. “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” -Dean Koontz
  19. “If I had a dollar for every time my dog made me smile I would be a millionaire.” -Anonymous
  20. “Over the years I have felt the truest, purest love- the love of God, really, I imagine that’s what God’s love feels like- is the love that comes from your dog.” -Oprah Winfrey
Group of dogs wearing happy birthday party hats

Birthday Dog Quotes

Happy Birthday to the best doggo in the world! Celebrate the day with treats, belly scratches, and fun-loving birthday dog quotes to express how much your dog means to you.

  1. “Does ask for so little but deserve so much.” -Unknown
  2. “No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” -Stanley Leinwall
  3. “Happy Birthday to my furry best friend!” -Unknown
  4. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” –Charles M. Schulz
  5. “I work hard so my dog can have nice things.” -Unknown
  6. “My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” -Anne Lamott
  7. “Happy birthday and furry more!” -Unknown
  8. “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
  9. “Fur-ever young!” -Unknown
  10. “Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” -Roger A. Caras
  11. “Have a doggone happy day!” -Unknown
  12. “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” -Franklin Jones
  13. “Life isn’t perfect, but my dog is.” -Unknown
  14. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” -Kinky Friedman
  15. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” -Ben Williams
  16. “Happy Bark Day!” -Unknown
  17. “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
Dog and owner outdoors, backlit with sunrise

The Best Dog Quotes

Every time you think of your beloved companion, the coziest and loveliest images come to mind. Pair those beautiful memories up with these wonderful best dog quotes to make your heart smile and pour even more love into you and your dog’s relationship.

  1. “A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart.” -Anonymous
  2. “I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.” -Doris Day
  3. “Handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.” -Anonymous
  4. “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx
  5. “Motivated by coffee and canines.” -Unknown
  6. “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
  7. “Wake up. Drink coffee. Hug dog. Repeat.” -Unknown
  8. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” -Mark Twain
  9. “I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. Expect dogs- I want dogs to like me.” -Unknown
  10. “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 Caras
  11. “I look normal but believe me, I talk to dogs.” -Anonymous
  12. “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
  13. “I’m in a really good place right now. Not emotionally, or spiritually. Just on the couch with my dog.” -Unknown
  14. “You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!” -Dave Barry
  15. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” -Gilda Radner
  16. “There is 100% chance I’d rather be at home with my dog.” -Anonymous
  17. “My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” -Elayne Boosler
  18. “When I yell at my dog to stop barking, I wonder if he’s like ‘This is awesome! We are barking together!'” -Unknown
  19. “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
  20. “Yes I have a type: cute, furry, and always excited to see me.” -Unknown
  21. “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” -Orhan Pamuk
  22. “Dorthy taught us that all a girl really needs is a nice pair of shoes and a very loyal dog.” -Unknown
Dog and owner taking selfie together

Dog Quotes for Instagram

Your pup is so photogenic, of course they’re on Insta! Now you just need the perfect Instagram captions and dog quotes for Instagram to complete your adorable post.

  1. Alert the pup-arazzi cause someone looks paw-less!
  2. Doggo (n.) Best alarm clock, but takes up the bed
  3. Ain’t nothing better than [your dog’s breed]
  4. You kid has 2 feet, mine has 4 and let me tell ya those 2 extra kickers make the difference
  5. When your dog is more photogenic than you’ll ever be
  6. My pup is not fat, [he/she] comes with double the floof!
  7. [He/She] drives me mutts, but I love em
  8. If my dog can’t come than what’s the point?
  9. My dog told me to tell you he says I ruff you a howl lot!
  10. So fur-bulous it’s mutts!
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