My Favorite Quotations About Dogs

I’m not sure exactly when I started, but one day I started a list of my favorite quotations about dogs.  The list is an ongoing project, but since I enjoy these quotations so much I thought it would be fun to share them.  I’m always looking for new additions, so if you have a favorite quotation about dogs or pets please share it in the comments!

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Joyful, joyful, joyful,
as only dogs know how to be happy
with only the autonomy
of their shameless spirit. 
– Pablo Neruda

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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

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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
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Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles Schulz
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What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job! – George Carlin

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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

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. – Robert A. Heinlein

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

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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

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The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home…. I have a Scottie. In him I find consolation and diversion… he is the “one person” to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The factory of the future will have two employees: a man and a dog. The man’s job will be to feed the dog. The dog’s job will be to prevent the man from touching any of the automated equipment. –  Warren G. Bennis

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In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. -Edward Hoagland

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Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog. – Ernest Thompson Seton

18 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotations About Dogs”

  1. The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.

    Konrad Lorenz

    This is on my dog Dottie’s plaque out in the garden. Love you & miss you Dottie.

  2. Oh, I love those quotes! And that last picture of you and Eko is so cute 🙂

    Mom has always loved another one from Charles Schultz, “A boy without a dog is like a day without sunshine.”


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