29 Inspirational Dog Quotes about Life and Love

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Sometimes it’s hard to perfectly sum up exactly how we feel about our dogs, but a few famous quotes have done this so beautifully that you won’t have to.

Here is some of the most elegant, heart-warming quotes about your dog, life, love, loss, and inspiration. Learn more about the most loyal dogs.

1. “The Best Therapist has fur and four legs.”

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2.”One way to get the most out of life, is to look upon it as an Adventure”

– William Feather

3. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

– Roger Caras

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"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail."

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

– Kinky Friedman

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5. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog.”

-​ M.K. Clinton

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6. “My Dog is my Heart.” 

7. “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, & they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.”

​- John Grogan

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8. 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.

​- AD. Williams

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9. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

​- Anatole France

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

-​ Josh Billings

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11. 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

12. 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

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13. 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

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14. My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies. It comes from the love that’s in my dogs eyes.

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15. “When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”

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16. “It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matters”

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17. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.”

– Louis Sabin

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18. “Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”

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19. “What a beautiful world it would be… If people had hearts like dogs.”

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20. “Bliss is the result of a silent conversation between me and my dog”

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21. “The first dog is the dog who gives you so much that the first dog is often the reason for the second dog.”

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22. “Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”

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23. Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil… or jealousy… or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring… … it was peace.

– Milan Kundera

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24. “Some things just fill your heart with trying”

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

​- Charles Yu

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

-​ Ben Williams

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27. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling the emptiness we didn’t ever know we had”

– Thom Jones

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28. “​Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer”

– Dean Koontz

29. “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

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