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21 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. While looking at quotes that make you smile, here are 15 dog cartoons to make every owner chuckle.

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Must love dogs

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”—Charles De Gaulle. Here are 28 ways your pet is trying to say “I love you.”

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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. Here are 19 things your dog actually wants from you.

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Who's a good boy?PeopleImages/Getty Images

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. Here are 11 homemade dog treats your dog will love.

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Multi-ethnic couple at home with their cute dogPekic/Getty Images

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. These are the 50 secrets your pet won’t tell you.

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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. Here’s scientific proof that dogs love when you smile.

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One woman taking good care of her french bulldog.Tempura/Getty Images

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 a few smart ways to keep your pet happy while you’re at work all day.

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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. This is the most dog-friendly state in America. Here are the 18 best dog breeds for kids.

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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. Here are 12 pet hair removers that actually work.

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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. Here’s how to tell how smart your dog is.

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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.

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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. 

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Senior couple in a swimming pool playing with a dogLinda Raymond/Getty Images

How to love a dog

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

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The dog wants to say hi to you!Dean Mitchell/Getty Images

Puppies and happiness

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”—Charles Shultz. This is the reason why puppy breath smells so good.

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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.

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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. Here are 9 trusted tips to help your pet live longer.

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Man spending a lazy afternoon with his dog, a French Bulldoggollykim/Getty Images

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. Here are 13 animal adoption stories that will melt your heart.

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Writing about dogs

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

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Dogs that listen

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” —Orhan Pamuk. Here are 12 telltale signs your dog is happy.

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Your dog thinks you can

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

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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.

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Dogs complete your life

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” —Roger Caras. Next, learn these 17 things your dog really wants from you.

Madeline Wahl
Madeline Wahl is a Digital Associate Editor/Writer at Previously, she worked for HuffPost and Golf Channel. Her writing has appeared on HuffPost, Red Magazine, McSweeney's, Pink Pangea, The Mighty, and Yahoo Lifestyle, among others. More of her work can be found on her website:

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