120+ Inspiring Dog Best Friend Quotes for 2021

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The friendship between a dog and his owner is something very special. Dogs are the only animals that have achieved this kind of bond with us and we couldn’t imagine a world without them.

They have every characteristic that we are looking for in a true friend such as kindness, loyalty and honesty. They are always by our side no matter what happens.

To celebrate this beautiful bond, I have compiled a list of over 120 dog best friend quotes that perfectly describe the uniqueness of “man’s best friend”.

The Best Dog Best Friend Quotes

“A dog is one of the few things in life that is as it seems.” – Mark J. Asher

“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

“A dog is seldom quiet but when he does it’s because he is wondering about you.”

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

“A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.” – Judy Desmond

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley

“A dog will be your best friend no matter what. Even if your human friends aren’t.”

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.” – Barack Obama

“A lot of times, my best friend was my dog.” – Rose Namajunas

“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.” – Bob Barker

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.” – Robert McCammon

“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 Schulz

“Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Elliot

“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

“Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?” – Gabriel Zevin

“Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” – John Grogan

“Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” – Ashly Lorenzana

“Dogs are like that, I guess – they know how to fix you without ever saying a word.” – Caroline George

“Dogs are miracles with paws.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Rodger A. Caras

“Dogs are our link to paradise.” – Milan Kundera

“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.” – Erica Jong

“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.”

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

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling the emptiness we didn’t even know we had.” – Thom Jones

“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

“Dogs have more love than integrity. They’ve been true to us, yes, but they haven’t been true to themselves.” – Clarence Day

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”

“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.” – Sigmund Freud

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Dogs never lie about love.” – Jefferey Masson

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” – Ann Landers

“Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift

“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.” – Paul Shaffer

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts

“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

“For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog.” – Roger Caras

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” – Alexander Pope

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” – Cesar Millan

“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 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

“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 

“I heard somebody define heaven once,” she said, looking at Pearl, “as a place where, when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved run to greet you.” – Robert B. Parker

“I know why God spelled backward is Dog.”

“I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know I like him, and he lets me know he likes me.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“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

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

“I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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’m a lot less cranky when it’s just me and my dog.” – Bob Peterson

“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

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” – Charles Yu

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” – James Thurber

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

“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

“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

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” – Harry Truman

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

“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

“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

“It’s never ‘just’ a dog.”

“Life is a series of dogs.” – George Carlin

“Love – that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment ‘- fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.” – John Bradshaw

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman

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

“My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton

“No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” – Stanley Leinwall

“No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend.” – Will Rogers

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

“No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – Waka Flocka Flame

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

“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

“Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, ‘Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.” – C.S. Lewis

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz

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

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” – Christopher Hitchens

“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

“Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.” – Ann Landers

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Some angels choose to wear fur instead of wings.”

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” – Roger A. Caras

“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

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

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain

“The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.” – Henry Ward

“The effortless dignity of every dog surpasses that of the most saintly humans.”

“The face of a golden retriever feels like home.” – David Rosenfelt

“The gift which I am sending you is called a dog and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.” – Theodorus Gaza

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” – Stanley Coren

“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

“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” – Michel Houellebecq

“The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” – Ambrose Bierce

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.” – George Graham

“The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.” – Lord Byron

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

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams

“There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” – Dick Dale

“There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” – Janet Schnellman

“Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always human.” – Donald L. Hicks

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.” – Maurice Maeterlinck

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.” – Immanuel Kant

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

“When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“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

“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.”

“You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes.”

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson

“You may have many best friends but your dog only has one.”

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“You’ll never get the dog that you want. You will always get the dog that you need.” – Cesar Millan


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Danielle
In love with dogs, their behavior and psychology. I am writing on this blog since February 2019 to provide you with valuable information on everything dogs. When I am not working on my blog, I study research articles and enjoy the time with my beloved Rottweiler Amalia.

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