Your dog's birthday, or your anniversary.
Special times together. Or no occasion at all!
Dog quotations help you celebrate your love for your dog, every day, for whatever reason. With over 1,200 quotations and dog proverbs on these pages, you'll find one to fit every mood and every occasion.
Some of these quotations will help you grieve the loss of your long-time friend, while hundreds more will cheer you up with a good laugh on those days when things aren't going quite the way you wanted.
So whether it's a celebration to plan, a loss to recover from, a rough time to get over, or some quiet time to reflect on what it means to be owned by a canine companion, you'll find just the words in these dog quotes, poems and proverbs.
I've read every one of the 1,200+ dog quotations and proverbs you'll find here at least twice.
I can't even count the number of times I laughed at the funny quotes, pondered the Mark Twain and James Thurber quotes, and grieved again for Dancer, who died in 1996 after 16 years at my side, while reading all the epitaphs and memorials, especially the ones written by visitors to the site.
Others remind me to cherish the time I had with Relish, my Lab/Setter cross, whose path intersected mine on a Prince Edward Island beach one day in 2005. It was love at first sight, and every day for almost 8 years, I "relish"ed her affection in Canada or here in Ecuador (yes, I had her flown here when I moved to escape Canadian winters).
No matter your mood or state of mind, you'll find a dog quote that fits.
Some, like this one, will entertain you.
I bought my grandmother a Seeing Eye dog. But he's a little sadistic. He does impressions of cars screeching to a halt.
Others, like this one, will make you sit up and think about your relationship with your dog. This is my favourite quote in the entire collection. When I first read it, my body resonated, almost like someone had struck a large bell next to me. That's how it was with Dancer, and how it was with Relish.
I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.
And for those who worry about what happens when you spend your life with dogs, this dog poem reveals all.
Why own a dog? There's a danger you know,
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger.
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger.
(It continues on for another 42 lines.)
So, from this poor and strange person, I hope you enjoy reading these dog quotations as much as I did collecting them and bringing them to you.
I know from my site's traffic statistics that many people are looking for solace while they grieve the loss of their companion. So I created an opportunity for you to tell the world what your dog was like, and how important he or she was to you.
You can write your dog's memorial here and join over 1,200 people from around the world who have honoured their dog here.