68 Original Dog Quotes Groomed for Puppy Lovers

Updated August 17, 2021
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It can be tough to put into words how you feel about your dog at times, but the right statement can make you smile, laugh, or even cry. Continue reading to find some exceptional dog quotes you'll want to share with your family and friends.

Dog Quotes from Famous Authors

  • "Everything I know, I learned from dogs." - Nora Roberts
  • "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." - Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  • "Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." - Orhan Pamuk
  • "The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." - Mark Twain
  • "To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs." - Aldous Huxley
  • "Every dog must have his day." - Jonathan Swift
  • "As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point." - Jean Ferris
  • "You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him." - W. Bruce Cameron
  • "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
  • "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
  • "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am." - Charles Yu
  • "A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his." - John Grogan

Dog Quotes from Celebrities

Marilyn Monroe's dog quote
  • "Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses." - Elizabeth Taylor
  • "Dogs never bite me. Just Humans." - Marilyn Monroe
  • "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
  • "The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants." - Johnny Depp
  • "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
  • "You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal." - Betty White
  • "Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end." - June Carter Cash

Cute Dog Quotes

  • "A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings
  • "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." - John Grogan
  • "Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?" - Gabriel Zevin
  • "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers
  • "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 A. Caras
  • "No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin
  • "The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be." - Konrad Lorenz
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes." - Gene Hill
  • "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had." - Thom Jones

Inspirational Dog Quotes

Inspirational dog quotes
  • "Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more." - Agatha Christie
  • "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive." - Gilda Radner
  • "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
  • "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." - Oprah Winfrey
  • "The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment." - Robert Falcon Scott
  • "Be the person your dog thinks you are." - C.J. Frick
  • "Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail." - Kinky Friedman
  • "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had." - Thom Jones
  • "Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment." - Caroline Knapp
  • "Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks." - Roger Caras
  • "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." - John Grogan

Funny Dog Quotes

  • "Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog." - Franklin P. Jones
  • "What do dogs do on their day off? Can't lie around -- that's their job." -George Carlin
  • "I don't understand people who don't touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason." - Jarod Kintz
  • "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck
  • "I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies." - Merrill Markoe
  • "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." - Josh Billings
  • "If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz
  • "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
  • "I would like to see anyone, prophet, king, or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time." - Neil Gaiman
  • "Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." - Corey Ford
  • "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
  • "When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you." - Nora Ephron

Quotes from United States Presidents

Benjamin Franklin's dog quote
  • "A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - Barack Obama
  • "There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money." - Benjamin Franklin
  • "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
  • "Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads." - Harry S. Truman
  • "I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." - Abraham Lincoln

Short Dog Quotes

  • "My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet." - Edith Wharton
  • "Happiness is a warm puppy." - Charles M. Schulz
  • "My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." - Edith Wharton
  • "Everything I know, I learned from dogs." - Nora Roberts
  • "Dog is God spelled backward." - Duane Chapman
  • "Every puppy should have a boy." - Erma Bombeck
  • "The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog." - Mark Twain
  • "Life is a series of dogs." - George Carlin
  • "Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job." - Franklin Jones

Share the Love You Have for Your Dog

Share some of these quotes with your friends and family if they struck a chord with you. Choose a favorite saying, post it on your refrigerator, and read it every morning to remind yourself how special your dog is. Your newfound quote has the power to improve your mood, whether it's adorable, motivating, or otherwise.

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68 Original Dog Quotes Groomed for Puppy Lovers