If you’re looking for the most inspirational dog quotes, you’re in luck!
They happen to be among my favorite kind (and I’m a major quote lover).
We’ve talked short quotes, dog loss quotes, and even funny sayings before.
Now, it’s time to get truly inspired and dig into the “wow, it’s like they’re speaking right to my soul” sayings.
These Funny Dog Quotes Will Make You ROFL
Inspirational Dog Quotes
When it comes to dog quotes, inspirational ones are the best! They really help us describe just what our pups mean to us.
I scoured my own quote collection, GoodReads, Instagram, Pinterest, and even Amazon to find you a great variety of truly inspiring quotes about dogs.
Check out my favorites! Any of them would make great dog lovers gift ideas if you put them on a mug or t-shirt!
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1. Dogs know how to love
That’s the main difference between dogs and people! They don’t need to learn how to love, they just do.
2. Angels have 4 paws
If you have a dog, you’re among the lucky ones. Paws are better than wings any day.
3. He was only human, not a dog
“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
We will never be as effortlessly good as our dogs, but we should definitely keep trying!
4. Dogs are the role model for being alive
Look to your dog as a role model for how you should treat others, and you’ll be an exceptional person.
5. Dogs know how to let go
Another clear reason why we should look to our dogs for advice on how to act. They don’t hold a grudge.
6. Things we learn from a dog
This list of beautiful things we learn from a dog couldn’t be more true! My favorite lessons? Be yourself and love unconditionally!
7. Dogs convey pure love
“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
― Johnny Depp
Isn’t it funny (or maybe sad) how our dogs and babies are more evolved than we are as adults?
8. No time to be unhappy
Maybe we should adopt this philosophy, too! The world would be a much happier place, don’t you agree?
9. Coming here to me
Of all the inspirational dog quotes, this one really made me cry the most. I don’t know why. Maybe because I’m missing the dogs I’ve lost a lot lately.
10. It Came to Me That Every Time I Lose a Dog …
This beautiful plaque from Amazon says:
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” – Unknown
11. Dogs know how to fix you
As someone who has spent a lot of time “broken” due to depression and anxiety, I can tell you this is very true.
12. Amazing how much love and laughter they bring to us
“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.
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, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
Marley and Me absolutely devastated me, but I totally agree with Grogan here.
13. They find the people who need them most
14. You get the right dog
Looking back over all the dogs I’ve had, I think this is true!
15 . We’ll meet again in Heaven
“Heaven is where you get to see all the dogs you’ve ever loved.” I really hope that’s true!
16. Examine your conscience
“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
Sorry, but if a generally outgoing dog doesn’t trust you, then you may want to take a good look at yourself.
17. That’s the one
The best way to pick out the right dog!
I remember when I got my boy Cooper (who’s waiting for me over the rainbow bridge), I just looked at him and my heart knew he was supposed to be my dog.
18. Be Doglike
Be doglike and you’ll be a lot happier in life.
19. The most amazing thing
“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
Once again, John Grogan is right on the money.
20. We all have the best dog
Every one of my dogs has been (or is) the best dog. Just like yours is the best dog. We’re all right!
21. Dogs prove good still exists
When it feels like there’s nothing good in this world, go snuggle your dog. You’ll feel differently right away.
22. Do you know how to listen?
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
― Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
Learn to listen with your heart and your dog will speak to you all the time.
23. Not the boss of me? Try again!
Okay, so this one is a bit funnier than the other inspirational dog quotes, but it just goes to show that we love our pups enough to know the “right” way to put on their blankets!
24. Silent devoted companionship
Absolutely. There are times when no one or nothing can soothe me like my dog.
25. We’re never a fool in their eyes
“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
Yes! I mean, who else can you sing “Let’s go poo poo outside” songs to and not look totally bonkers? 😀
26. Animals have unique personalities
Each and every one of my dogs and cats have very unique personalities!
27. Dogs would outlive us all
I really wish this was how things worked. My dogs would live forever.
28. Life without a dog is diminished
“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
I can’t even imagine life without a dog now.
29. Love is wet noses…
“Love is wet noses, sloppy kisses, and a wagging tail,” says this lovely wall sign. I absolutely agree!
30. A dog’s mission statement
Our dogs have just one mission in life. Maybe we should make it our own mission to love others the same way!
31. Never walk alone
This is true both literally and figuratively speaking!
32. How to tell if a man is good
“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”
― W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Journey
Or woman, for that matter! If someone has a dog that loves them, then they’re worth getting to know.
33. Definition of “dog”
That about sums up the definition of a dog!
34. Be worthy of your dog
Truly, you owe it to him. Be worthy.
35. Never friendless if you have a dog
“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”
― Douglas Malloch
I think this one is perfect to close out our list of inspirational dog quotes, don’t you.
You’re never, ever friendless as long as you have your dog by your side!
What are your favorite inspirational dog quotes? Share below?
Last update on 2020-10-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API