Quotes from dog lovers  —  if you want your ear talked off, just ask a dog lover why we love dogs. We’re happy to speak. We’ll also sit, shake hands, and sometimes roll over. We’re just plain goofy about dogs and we don’t care if we look silly. Our dogs changed our lives — changed us — made us better.  And even if we’re not better — even when we’re grumpy, when we’re frumpy, when we’re having a really bad hair day, our dog looks at us with adoring eyes that say we’re smarter, wittier, and more attractive than anyone else on earth. Read the quotes from dog lovers who speak!

Quotes from dog lovers — Why we love dogs

  • “The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is, in fact, the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.” Theodorus, 15TH century Greek humanist  

  • “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does” Christopher Morley
  • “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!'”   Dave Barry

Dog lover's Quote - your dog will give you a look that says,

  • “Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.” Quentin Tarantino

  • “When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.” Sarah Paretsky
  • “A puppy is the ultimate distraction.” Philip Rosenthal

quote: a puppy is ultimate distraction

  • “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” Ben Williams
  • “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers. LOVING IRISH WOLFHOUND

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

  • “When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.” Eckhart Tolle
  • “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  Mark Twain quote about taking in a rstarving dog
  • “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” Gilda Radner
  • “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. Erica Jong

  • “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” Charles de Gaulle
  • “No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” Waka Flocka Flame

A little dog gonna love you.

  • “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” Orhan Pamuk
  • “Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh, which can’t be too big of a surprise.” Tony Snow

“The dog is the god of frolic.” Henry Ward Beecher

  • “Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” Max Eastman
  • “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich” Louis Sabin
  • “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

Quote from dog lovers - When we're sad and a big dog climbs on our lap

  • “No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.” Herman Melville

Funny quotes from dog lovers  — 

  • “Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: the mailman is not to be trusted.” Sian Ford
  • “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” John Grogan


  • “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” Robert Benchley
  • “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog” Harry TrumanQUOTES FROM DOG LOVERS - IF YOU WANT A FRIEND IN WASHINGTON...
  • “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” Franklin P. Jones
  • “I named my dog ‘Stay,’ so I can say ‘Come here, Stay! Come here, Stay'” Steven Wright

Funny quotes FROM DOG LOVERS - Puppy named Stay

  • “Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” Franklin P. Jones
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx


  • “I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” Rita Rudner


  • “I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts.” John Steinbeck
  • “The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” Ambrose Bierce“
  • “To a dog, every man is Napoleon.” Aldous Huxley


— but can you take your dog’s word for how wonderful you really are? Maybe — 

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

Quotes from dog lovers testify to why we love our dogs. It’s why we  speak, sit, shake hands, and sometimes roll over for them — why we’re just plain goofy about them and we don’t care if we look silly. Dogs changed our lives — changed us — made us better. And even if we’re not better, they love us anyway.

Ruthi Birch  April 2024

If you’re a dog lover too, you can read more about whta our dogs do for us.  https://lifefunscripted.com/can-a-dog-be-the-cure-for-what-ails-you/

April 1, 2024