Heartwarming Dog Quotes That Show a Dog’s Love

Heartwarming Dog Quotes That Show a Dog's Love

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Dog love quotes that are touching are what some of the best books have in common. We have rounded up some of the most heartwarming, inspirational quotes about the love of a dog that will touch your heart from some of our favourite books and authors. If you are looking for some quotes about dog love with warm and tender feelings, then these incredibly touching dog quotes about love and loyalty will fit the bill.

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Last Updated: October 23, 2023


  1. Happiness is a Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz

“Happiness is a Warm Puppy.”

2. Aldous Huxley, Reader’s Digest, 1934

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”

aldous huxley

3. Charles de Gaulle

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

charles de gaulle

4. Fairy Tale by Stephen King

“It’s hard when a good dog gets hold. And when they get to the end of it… it tears your heart out.”

5. Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

“I have a crippling fear of being without a dog.”

6. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

“I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human.”

7. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

“It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor.”

8. Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

“His laptop makes a strange wheezing noise, and the screen appears with a picture of a Saint Bernard. It’s a close-up of the dog’s droopy face, a thin line of drool hanging from its left jowl. “That’s Momo-chan,” he says. Momo means peach in Japanese. “She is the love of my life.”

9. Mark Twain

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”

mark twain

10. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

“I whisper how I love them into their soft doggy ears.”

11. The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle

“If Hitch were a person, he’d be Mother Theresa or Gandhi or someone who treated all living creatures with the respect they deserve. It’s depressing how my dog is a better human being than I am.” 

12. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

“Why anyone has children when they could have dogs is beyond me.” 

13. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

“You can’t have too much dog in a book.” 

14. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

“Why did dogs make one want to cry? There was something so quiet and hopeless about their sympathy. Jasper, knowing something was wrong, as dogs always do. Trunks being packed. Cars being brought to the door. Dogs standing with drooping tails, dejected eyes. Wandering back to their baskets in the hall when the sound of the car dies away.”

15. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

“A puppy feels like life and love. Their entire bodies are soft—fur, skin, the pads of their feet new and delicate. They radiate warmth in the way science can explain, but it goes further than that. The heat of affection pours out of their eyes and makes their little butts wiggle like crazy as soon as they see a person—they don’t even care who. They’re love, encapsulated.” 

16. The Search by Nora Roberts

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”

17. A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”

18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”

19. Marley and Me by John Grogan

“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.”

20. John Steinbeck

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”

john steinbeck

21. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

“Men,” said Mr. Kyle, “people have been trying to understand dogs ever since the beginning of time. One never knows what they’ll do. You can read every day where a dog saved the life of a drowning child, or lay down his life for his master. Some people call this loyalty. I don’t. I may be wrong, but I call it love – the deepest kind of love.”

22. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

“Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.”

23. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

“You get a dog on your mind, it seems to fill up the whole space. Everything you do reminds you of that dog.”

24. How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns

“As any dog person knows, this is a crucial test in evaluating someone’s character. Do they back away in disgust or do they lean into the doggie kiss?”

25. Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin

“You really haven’t lived until a dog has stepped on your face.”

26. Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight

“To chase a dog is merely to teach it to run away.”

27. Say Goodbye For Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde

“But dogs don’t regret what they didn’t do soon enough, or didn’t do enough of. Or what you didn’t do enough of. Dogs are where they are right now, in this moment, and nowhere else. Which is why I generally keep the company of dogs, she thought.”

28. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Love that dog,

like a bird loves to fly

I said I love that dog

like a bird loves to fly

Love to call him in the morning

love to call him

“Hey, there Sky!”

29. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

“Because dogs live in the present. Because dogs don’t hold grudges. Because dogs let go of all of their anger daily, hourly, and never let it fester. They absolve and forgive with each passing minute. Every turn of a corner is the opportunity for a clean slate. Every bounce of a ball brings joy and the promise of a fresh chase.”

30. One Good Dog by Susan Wilson

“The two, man and dog, stare at each other for a moment, the man taking great comfort in the reflection of himself in the dog’s brown eyes—the only eyes that don’t look at him with disappointment.”

Dog Love Quotes

Dog love quotes are quotes about the love of a dog that will melt your heart. These books and authors feature dog lover quotes that will bring on all kinds of feelings. What are some dog love quotes from books that have touched you?

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