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30 Dog Quotes That Speak To Every Dog Lover Out There


There’s a good reason why people say dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend. They’ve been by our sides for centuries, and there is arguably no other animal that is as loyal or compassionate. From the tiniest Chihuahua to the biggest Great Dane, whether purebred or rescued mixed breed, every dog holds a special place in our hearts. That’s why these dog quotes speak so closely to every dog lover out there.

If you’ve ever had the privilege of loving a dog, you know how that friendship can change your life. Dogs have a way of coming into our lives at the exact moments we need them most. They offer the kind of love and commitment that we all strive to find at least once in a lifetime. And with dogs, you can find that feeling with every tail wag and belly rub.

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Here are our favorite dog quotes that perfectly describe why our four-legged friends are so special.

1. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” — Agnes Sligh Turnbull
2. “Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole.” — Roger Caras
3. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Josh Billings
4. “There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” — Konrad Lorenz
5. “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” — W. Bruce Cameron
6. “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
7. “When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” — Kristan Higgins

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8. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” — Gilda Radner
9. “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
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. “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.” — Josh Grogan
13. “My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” — Elayne Boosler
14. “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” — Dean Koontz
15. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” — Louis Sabin
16. “Be the person your dog thinks you are.” — C.J. Frick
17. “The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” — Michel Houellebecq
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. “A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” — Robert Wagner
20. “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
21. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” — Kinky Friedman

22. “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
23. “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
24. “If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” — Charles Yu
25. “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” — Charles de Gaulle
26. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” — M,K. Clinton
27. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” — Thom Jones
28. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” — Andy Rooney
29. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” — W.R. Purche
30. “Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” — Ashly Lorenzana

There is no greater friendship than the one between a dog and the person who loves them. If you found truth in any of these dog quotes, don’t forget to share them with all the other dog lovers in your life.

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