20+ Dog Quotes Every Dog Owner Can Appreciate

There's a reason why dogs are man's best friend.

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Man’s best friend

You know that being a dog owner is the best. A dog is more than just a pet. A dog is a loving companion, friend, and member of the family. Read on for some of the most adorable dog quotes relatable to any dog owner.

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Hispanic Mother And Son Pet Their Dog
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Must love dogs

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” —Charles De Gaulle

If you love these dog quotes, you’ll also want to check out these hilarious dog memes.

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Caucasian smiling woman sitting on bench with dog
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On loving your pet

“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” —Kristan Higgins

If you’re a dog owner, these hilarious dog cartoons will make you chuckle.

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Who's a good boy?
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Dog ownership

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there may not necessarily be anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” —Roger Caras

Don’t miss these awesome dog breeds you’ve never heard of.

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Multi-ethnic couple at home with their cute dog
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Heaven is wherever dogs are

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

Find out the 20 smartest dog breeds, ranked!

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Unconditional love

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

Want a fur baby without all the fur? These dog breeds barely shed.

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One woman taking good care of her french bulldog.
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Waiting for you to come home

“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

Here are the world’s largest dog breeds.

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Dogs and teenagers

“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

If you’ve noticed that your dog is acting a little weird, these could be the reasons behind their strange behaviour.

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Grandmother and grandchildren at home
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Dog hair everywhere

“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” —Elayne Boosler

Having trouble naming your new pooch? Find out the most popular puppy names.

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Affectionate mature woman embracing pet dog in nature
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Dogs as a gift to humans

“One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointments of life, the injustices, the battering events that are beyond our control, and the betrayals we endure, from those we befriended and loved, can make us cynical and turn our hearts into flint—on which only the matches of anger and bitterness can be struck into flame. By their delight in being with us, the reliable sunniness of their disposition, the joy they bring to playtime, the curiosity with which they embrace each new experience, dogs can melt cynicism, and sweeten the bitter heart.” Dean Koontz

Can you guess this dog’s breed based on one picture?

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Dog commands

“Other useful commands to teach your dog are ‘stay,’ ‘heel,’ ‘remove your snout from that person’s groin,’ ‘stop humping the Barcalounger,’ ‘do not bark violently for two hours at inanimate objects such as a flowerpot,’ ‘ do not eat poop,’ and ‘if you must eat poop, then at least refrain from licking my face afterward’.” Dave Barry

These funny animal pictures are sure to put a smile on your face!

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Unconditional love
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A dog’s love

“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

Don’t miss these adorable dog breeds that stay small.

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Senior couple in a swimming pool playing with a dog
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How to love a dog

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” —Josh Billings

Looking for laughs? Check out these pictures of dogs dressed for work.

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The dog wants to say hi to you!
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Puppies and happiness

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” —Charles Shultz

Take a look at these hilarious photos of pets acting like people.

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Everyone needs a bit of cheering up
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Dogs and wealth

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” —Louis Sabin

These adorable pug pictures will make you want to adopt one!

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Above view of small kids enjoying with their dog at home.
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A faithful dog

“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” —Konrad Lorenz

This gallery of strange-looking dog breeds will melt your heart.

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Man spending a lazy afternoon with his dog, a French Bulldog
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A dog’s home

“Opening up your life to a dog who needs a home is one of the most fulfilling things you can do.” —Emma Kenney

Think twice before believing these common dog myths.

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Writing about dogs

“If you live with dogs, you’ll never run out of things to write about.” Sharon Delarose

Watch out for these signs your dog is mad at you.

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Senior Adult Man With His Dog
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Dogs that listen

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” —Orhan Pamuk

If you already own a pooch, see if you can pass this dog trivia quiz.

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Artist Drawing At Home In Company Of Her Poodle Dog
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Your dog thinks you can

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.” —C.J. Frick

Here’s what you need to know before bringing your dog on a road trip.

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Dogs that can read you

“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

Looking for your own furry friend? Find out the best dogs for apartments.

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A disabled senior man in wheelchair indoors playing with a pet dog at home.
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Dogs complete your life

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” —Roger Caras

Next, check out these ugly dogs that are still so darn cute!

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