25 Quotes About Dogs that Every Pet Parent Will Relate To

Our canine compadres are an essential part of our lives ⁠— they're lovable, loyal, intelligent, and of course, adorable. On the other paw, raising four-legged family members comes with unique challenges that every pet parent can relate to. But that priceless bond, even with the most mischievous of mutts, makes it all worth it.

Comedians, writers, and everyone in between has made profound observations about puppers over the years. Here are a few of the most memorable quotes for all you pet parents to dig through.

Our 25 favorite quotes about dogs

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." – Roger Caras

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

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

"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog." – Franklin P. Jones

"Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?" – Jonathan Safran Foer 

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'm a lot less cranky when it's just me and my dog." – Bob Peterson

"There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog." – Mira Grant

"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies." – Gene Hill

"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job." – Franklin P. Jones

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

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

"Happiness is a warm puppy." – Charles Shultz

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

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

"A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well – almost." – Charlotte Gray

"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

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

"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

"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had." – Thom Jones

"What do dogs do on their day off? Can't lie around — that's their job." – George Carlin

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

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

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