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These words of humour and wisdom about dogs and their owners are dedicated to Dancer and Relish.

My Dog Dancer

Dancer, by my side for
16 years.

My Dog Relish

Relish, my current
canine companion.

Dog Quotations To Help You Celebrate...

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 dog 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 quotations, poems and proverbs.

I've read every one of the 1,200+ dog quotes 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 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 have with Relish, my Lab/Setter cross, whose path intersected mine on a Prince Edward Island beach one day. It was love at first sight, and every day I "relish" her affection here in Ecuador (yes, I had her flown here when I moved to escape Canadian winters).


What Are You Looking For?

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.

Larry Amoros


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 is now 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.

Aaron Eckhart


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.)

Unknown Author


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.


Write a Memorial for Your Dog

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've 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.


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