17 Dog Quotes that Will Brighten Your Day

These poignant quotes are about our favorite subject: dogs!

By | Posted: July 8, 2014, 7 a.m. PST

Sometimes, all it takes is a good quote to put things in perspective, or shine a light on feelings you can’t articulate yourself. Sometimes, a good quote can change a bad day into a not-so-bad day, and even put a smile on your face.

Dogs provide us with a never-ending supply of subject matter for good quotes, and we picked out a few of the best ones we’ve come across. What are some of your favorite dog quotes?

1. "Happiness is a warm puppy.” -- Charles M. Schultz
Spaniel Puppy


2. "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” -- Josh Billings

Mixed Breed dog

3. "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” -- Will Rogers

Happy Dog

4. "The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” -- Johnny Depp


5. "All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” -- Charles M. Schultz


6. "The average dog is nicer than the average person.” -- Andy Rooney

7. "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
-- Roger A. Caras 


8. "The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” -- Charles de Gaulle


9. "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


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10. "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” -- Ben Williams

11. "Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Border Collie

12. "My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet.” -- Edith Wharton

Sleeping Dog

13. "Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” -- Mark Twain

Brenese Mountain Dog


14. "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” -- Gilda Radner

Two dogs

Pal-Kristian Hamre/Flickr

15. "Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” -- Franklin P. Jones



16. "Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” -- Max Eastman


17. "The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” -- Ambrose Bierce


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