70+ Best Pet Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Pet Quotes

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

You cannot share your life with a dog…or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings. Jane Goodall

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. Terry Pratchett

Dogs and angels are not very far apart. Charles Bukowski

Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat. Jonathon Scott Payne

They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure, and be loyal. Tom Hayden

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Ben Williams

Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you. Wesley Porter

Dogs are the best example of a being who doesn’t need to lie to protect someone’s pride. Ammiel Josiah Monterde

Recruit your pet as a study partner. Cats are usually more than happy to do this—in fact, you may have trouble keeping them off keyboards and books—and dogs will often serve as well. Few things are more relaxing than having a warm, furry creature next to you as you study. Stefanie Weisman

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. Milan Kundera

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Roger Caras

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. Max Eastman

Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries. Munia Khan

If you accept that pets can love us as much as we do them, then the logic is clear and cannot be denied. If you believe that there is a heaven for people, then they must be there, waiting for us, when we cross over. Heaven is love, and pets always share that with us. Wallace Sife

There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around. Dick Dale

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

Pets bring vital energy to our homes and lives. Pets communicate many messages about love and connection. Care tenderly for all pets throughout their precious lives. The interspecies dance of love softens and expands the heart. Laura Staley

Top Pet Quotes

Pets understand humans better than humans do. Ruchi Prabhu

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. Jean Cocteau

Pets are like infants that never grow up. Forever children. We love them for that. Anonymous

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. Christopher Morley

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. Andy Rooney

There are spiritual guardians at all the transitional places in our mysterious multidimensional Universes. The precious sacred souls of animals are created to beautifully traverse these regions when their bodies are no more upon the Earth. Elizabeth Eiler

Even the tiniest poodle or chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. Dorothy Hinshaw

I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human. Rachael Ray

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. James Herriot

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. Jules Verne

Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Martin Buber

My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind and offer endless affection. Brendon Urie

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. James Cromwell

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans. Robert Wagner

If your dog doesn’t like someone, you probably shouldn’t either. Jack Canfield

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

Over the years I’ve come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past. Nick Trout

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. John Muir

You do not own a dog. You have a dog. And the dog has you. Chelsea Handler

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge? Jerry Seinfeld

Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it. Amy Sedaris

Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children. Michael Morpurgo

Adopted pets are the best pets you can have. Most adoptable pets come from loving homes that simply cannot care for them anymore. Or they are strays who’ve been on their own without the loving care they deserve. Josh Duhamel

Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. Gilda Radner

Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of. Emmylou Harris

Amazing Pet Quotes

You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense. Jane Pauley

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

Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. George Eliot

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi

Those who love dogs, know something about God. Fakeer Ishavardas

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. James Cromwell

They say the smart dog obeys but the smarter dog knows when to disobey. Amy Hempel

No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one. Unknown

Dogs don’t make judgments about physical appearance or abilities, and they don’t care how big your house is or what you do for a living. They care about the quality of your character and your capacity to love. Elizabeth Eiler

A dog…is a bond between strangers. John Steinbeck

Sometimes, your pet picks you. Julie Wenzel

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

My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children: You got what you got, and you loved them unconditionally regardless of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be. Gwen Cooper

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

For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. Roger Caras

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. Max Eastman

Time spent with cats is never wasted. Sigmund Freud

Anyone can learn how to communicate with animals if they are open to the process and willing to practice. Karen A Anderson

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. Dean Koontz

When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated. Sarah Paretsky

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling the emptiness we didn’t ever know we had. Thom Jones