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65 Relatable Dog Mom Quotes & Sayings

Jordyn Alger

By Jordyn Alger

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The love we have for our dogs is indescribable. After a long day of work, walking through the front door to see an eagerly wagging tail and bright, shining eyes is more than enough to erase any lingering exhaustion. That level of companionship is impossible to beat. Few words can truly capture just how much our four-legged friends mean to us, although some wordsmiths have made valiant efforts.

If you want to express your love for your dog as accurately as possible, this article may be helpful. Below, 65 relatable dog mom quotes and sayings closely describe the relationship many of us have with our canines.

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Hilarious Dog Mom Quotes

Our dogs make us laugh with their ridiculous shenanigans all the time. Of course, it only makes sense that there would be so many silly sayings about dogs. If you want a doggy quote that will put a smile on your face, then look at these hilarious quotes below.

1. “If aliens saw us walking our dogs and picking up their poop, who would they think is in charge?” – Unknown

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2. “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’” – Dave Barry

3. “You can trust your dog to guard your house but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich.” – Unknown

4.  “Handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.” – Unknown

5. “I don’t think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, but if another dog’s poop is next to it, I think, ‘Eww, dog poop!”  – Jonah Goldberg

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6. “Scratch a dog, and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones

7. “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” — Phil Pastoret

8. “Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.” — Sue Murphy

9. “Anything is paws-ible with a dog by your side.” — Unknown

10. “First he stole my heart, then he stole my bed.” — Unknown

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11. “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.” — Unknown

12. “My fashion philosophy is if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” — Elayne Boosler

13. “Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them is a dog, the other one’s probably getting walked.” — Unknown

14. “In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.” — Derek Bruce

15. “A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.” — Unknown

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16. “Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – Franklin P. Jones

17. “What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around — that’s their job.” – George Carlin

18. “Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”—Max Eastman

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Wholesome Dog Mom Quotes

Dogs can reach the most tender depths of our hearts. If you are looking for a quote that is more sentimental than silly, these wholesome dog mom quotes may be exactly what you need.

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

20. “No home decor is complete without dog hair.” – Unknown

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21. “The best therapist has fur and four legs.” – Unknown

22. “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.” – Unknown

23. “Without my dog, my wallet would be full, my house would be clean, but my heart would be empty.” – Unknown

24. “Life without a dog is like an unsharpened pencil. It has no point.” – Unknown

25. “The only person who understands me is my dog.” – Unknown

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26. “In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” — Edward Hoagland

27. “A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.” – Judy Desmond

28. “When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away and then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” – Kristan Higgins

29. “Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts” – Unknown

30. “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it watching for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan

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31. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”  – Will Rogers

32. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin

33. “There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” – Janet Schnellman

34. “No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” – Stanley Leinwall

35. “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love; they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. It merely expands the heart.” – Erica Jong

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36. “You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson

37. “My sunshine doesn’t come from the sky; it comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.” – Unknown

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

39. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche

40. “My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” – Anne Lamott

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41. “Some people don’t understand the love I have for my dog; that’s okay, my dog does.” – Unknown

42. “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.” – George Graham

43. “I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”  – Doris Day

44. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role models for being alive.” — Gilda Radner

45. “Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.”—Roger Caras

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Universal Dog Mom Quotes

No matter which emotions come up when you think of your dog, there are some universal truths about dog ownership that all pet parents can relate to. Check out the list below for doggy quotes that any dog owner can relate to.

46. “A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”  – Helen Thomson

47. “I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn’t excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother.” —Bonnie Schacter

48. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” — Andy Rooney

49. “Nothing in the world is friendlier than a wet dog.” – Unknown

50. “If you want the best seat in the house, you’ll have to move the dog.” – Unknown

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51. “Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take…I’ll be watching you.” – Unknown

52. “Dogs are like potato chips. You can’t have just one.” – Unknown

53. “What I like most about people is their dogs.” – Unknown

54. “Dogs are my favorite people.” – Unknown

55. “A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well – almost.”  -Charlotte Gray

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56. “If you’re uncomfortable around my dog, I’m happy to lock you in the other room when you come over.” – Unknown

57. “I don’t care who dies in the movie, as long as the dog lives.” – Unknown

58. “If our dog doesn’t like you, we probably won’t either.” – Unknown

59. “Leave me alone – I’m only speaking to dogs today.” – Unknown

60. “The more people I meet, the more I love my dog.” – Unknown

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61. “When I die, my dog gets everything.” – Unknown

62. “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” — Abraham Lincoln

63. “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

64. “If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”—Charles Yu

65. “Everything I know I learned from dogs.”—Nora Roberts

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It can be difficult to properly express the unconditional love that we have for our dogs, but with some of these quotes, we can get closer to conveying that indescribable devotion. Whether you prefer the hilarious quotes, the wholesome quotes, or the quotes that are more universally understood, there is something here for all dog lovers.

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