41 Quotes You’ll Love About the Friendship of Dogs

When it comes down to it, dogs are a man’s (or woman’s) best friend. They’re there for us in every situation, giving unconditional love, acceptance and lifting us no matter what we decide to do. Emotionally they’re in tune with us, watch us every step of the way throughout their lives, and follow us in examples we set.

They’re even there when we’re down and out, and that’s why if you’re looking for some quotes on just how other people think they brighten their days, we’ve put together this article for you to showcase some great ones.

Funny Quotes

As we all know, some of the best medicine in the world when we’re looking for something to cheer us up is laughter. Our dogs make us laugh, being the goofballs which they are, and these quotes reflect the experiences of those that coined them all too well.

  1. “Handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.” – Unknown
  2. “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’” -Dave Barry
  3. “A well-trained dog will not attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”-Helen Thomson
  4. “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” -John Grogan
  5. “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
  6. “My fashion philosophy is if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”—Elayne Boosler
  7. “Dogs have boundless enthusiasm, but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.”—Moby
  8. “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”—Harry S Truman
  9. “I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.”—Jarod Kintz
  10.  “I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful, and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”—Mark Haddon

Inspirational Quotes

Dogs are an inspiration to us all in how they handle situations that they’re face with. Their bravery, love, understanding, and ways of adjusting to new situations and ways of life are inspiring. It’s no wonder that sometimes they’re looked to for support through the hard times when we’re feeling down and out as they’re there as a reminder that despite what you’re going through, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  1. “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”—Emily Dickinson
  2. “There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, and they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.”—Janet Schnellman
  3. “No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend.” — Will Rogers
  4. “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
  5. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”—Roger Caras
  6. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”—Mark Twain
  7. “My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, ‘The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.’ Funny thought.”—Brendon Urie
  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. “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”—W. Bruce Cameron
  10. The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” – Robert Falcon Scott

Quotes to Celebrate With

Dogs are worth celebrating. Their love is everlasting, and while they’re only on this earth for a short time, their love sticks with us for a lifetime even after they’re gone. While they’re alive and even after they’re gone, celebrating them is an excellent way to keep their memories alive forever and in our hearts.

  1. “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.” -​ A.D. Williams
  2. “A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.” – Judy Desmond
  3. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”  – Will Rogers
  4. “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
  5. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz
  9. “A dog will teach you, unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner
  10. “My main characters are the most sunny, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t be happier; that’s where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog’s world as I like, but the dog doesn’t care. A dog doesn’t judge; a dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad.” – Bruce Cameron

Dogs and Friendship

While every quote here focuses on how dogs are our best friend, some speak to the true nature of friendship that dogs provide. No company is as loyal, unconditional, and fully realized as the friendship of a dog. Most people that have one know this and embrace it wholeheartedly, making dogs the center of their universe, or at the very least a significant part of their family.

  1. “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
  2. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton
  3. “To err is human — to forgive, canine.” – Author Unknown
  4. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin
  5. “Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.”  – Alexander Pope
  6. “Dogs come into our 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.” – Author Unknown
  7. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche
  8. “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
  9. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams
  10. “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

Keep your dog in close company, for their love is unconditional, and as Roger A. Caras said;

“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.”

What quotes inspire you, make you laugh, or remember a dog that has left your life and passed on? While this is a collection of a few that may bring some cheer into your life, there are many more out there to be inspired by the love of a dog. 

Cara Suppa

Cara Suppa

Cara Suppa is a dog groomer and an enthusiast writer. She is a longtime pet blogger and dog owner who loves trying out new toys and gear with her beagle and Chihuahua.

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