100+ Best Pet Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Pet Quotes

There’s kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don’t pet her for 10 minutes she’ll bother you for six hours. — Scott Adams

What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet? It ain’t going to happen. That’s the type of person that I am. I’m that lion. — Cam Newton

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. — Joseph Wood Krutch

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. — Haile Selassie

The kinds of roles dogs fill can be hard to come by in human relationships. We touch the dog or the pet at whim. There is a lack of self-consciousness and a fluidity to it that is absent from most human relationships. If someone acted that way to you, you’d feel claustrophobic pretty quickly. It’s a boundary violation. — Caroline Knapp

I hate when people don’t keep their word or they are late. Tardiness is a big pet peeve of mine. — Tim Hudson

I am from Brooklyn, NY, so we could not have many pets, but I always had at least two dogs. — Connie Stevens

I hate rats. I had a pet rat to try and overcome it. I even gave him mouth-to mouth resuscitation when he had a heart attack. But I couldn’t conquer it. — Sam Taylor-Wood

One of my pet peeves about Nashville is that it tends to be copycatted. I don’t want to do that. I’ve got to be different. — Blake Shelton

I started keeping track of my pet peeves and so far have counted over 160… but to pick one: muffins. They’re imposters. They think they’re breakfast food, but really, they are just terrible cupcakes. — Aubrey Peeples

I’ve never been around pets. I didn’t have pets as a child. — Ioan Gruffudd

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other. — Robert Benchley

One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don’t realize there’s a lot of craft behind the comedy. — Al Yankovic

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

I’m scared to death of being poor. It’s like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It’s my pet paranoia. — Cher

Of the seven experiments, the ones that have been most investigated so far have been the pets. The dogs who know when their masters for coming home, and the sense of being stared at. — Rupert Sheldrake

I don’t have pet peeves; I have whole kennels of irritation. — Whoopi Goldberg

My campaign is about getting pets to be more active, and exercise with your animal is a great way for people to exercise. When you’re out with your pet, it becomes fun. You don’t think of it as a chore. For me, taking my dog out for a walk is very relaxing. — Misty May-Treanor

We all know the stories about the Human Rights Act… about the illegal immigrant who cannot be deported because, and I am not making this up, he had a pet cat. — Theresa May

I don’t treasure things much – just people. And pets. — Felicity Kendal

You know what I hate? I hate people who give me plants. The whole giving someone plants – it’s like giving someone a pet. I’m giving you responsibility, I’m giving you a thing that you now have to take care of for, like, a year until it dies, and then I’m giving you sadness and guilt. — Chelsea Cain

I used to have some fish, some nice little carp, but they got too big for the tank. I don’t have any pets now. — Tom Felton

I’m a fan of the old ‘Creature Features’ like ‘Critters,’ and ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Tremors.’ ‘Jaws’ is classic. It’s funny that I still like those films because I remember my mom would tease me about getting a pet Critter to keep under my bed. — Brooke Nevin

I had mice that I kept as pets when I was very young, and I’ve always liked the way they look. Even rats. I’m not scared of them. — Catherine Deneuve

There is something very independent about French balloons – you feel you couldn’t make a pet of one. — Elizabeth Bibesco

Truth be told, ginormous portions have become a pet peeve of mine. — Hal Sparks

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond a narrow circle of students, of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own. — Frederick Pollock

Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period. — Frances Wright

People say their weight is genetic. But it turns out that people who are overweight don’t just have overweight kids. They also have overweight pets. That’s not genetic. — Mehmet Oz

It’s a little known fact that one in three family pets gets lost during its lifetime, and approximately 9 million pets enter shelters each year. That’s why it’s a wonderful thing to get your pet microchipped and registered with your contact information because then they can be located and the owners can track where their pets are. — Betty White

I have more pet peeves than anybody: people talking in the movie theater, people eating in the movie theater loudly, people being rude, people making noise when you’re supposed to be asleep, like drilling noises outside. I could be here all day. — Kate Beckinsale

I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get. — Rodney Dangerfield

What I’m attempting to do is to show people that if I can spend some time with very dangerous spiders and snakes and scorpions, then maybe they’ll feel different about the spiders and snakes they find around their areas. I don’t need people to keep them as pets. I just like them to be respectful and see that everything in nature has its place. — Dominic Monaghan

I love cats. I’ve had cats as pets. — Sam Raimi

Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do. — Betty White

Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. — Rod McKuen

People really do spend a lot of money on their pets – sometimes more then themselves. — Oksana Baiul

I was a dog in a past life. Really. I’ll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him. — William H. Macy

I could never date a guy with a pet snake. — Genesis Rodriguez

I do feel like by buying rats from a pet store, you are saving them because if not, they would get fed to a snake or something. — Nikki Reed

I’ve got a new invention. It’s a revolving bowl for tired goldfish. — Lefty Gomez

I’m also interested in pets with alopecia. And design. I’m surprised I haven’t gone through with a homeware brand. The bedding, the comforters, the candles, the this and that. I would like to design everything. — Lisa Vanderpump

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. — Ann Landers

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats. — Nafisa Joseph

We wanted a pet food based on sound scientific principles and truth, not marketing hype. — Dick Van Patten

My pet peeve and my goal in life is to somehow get an adjective for ‘integrity’ in the dictionary. ‘Truthful’ doesn’t really cover it, or ‘genuine.’ It should be like ‘integritus.’ — Rashida Jones

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

I’m not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I’m not insane. — Kristin Davis

If I was good each week, my father would take me to a different pet store each Saturday. I had a snake, horny toads, turtles, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs… I kept my alligator in the bathtub until it got too big. — Dick Van Patten

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats. — Mason Cooley

I’m a dog person, but I don’t have a pet. — Timothy Simons

Teach your children how to behave with animals. Adopt a pet. Don’t go buy one. Please. That’s a sin. Let’s get these puppy mills out of business. — Shelley Morrison

The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast. — Bob Hope

Whales are killed today to supply the limited demand for whale meat or to be used in pet foods or as fodder for fur-bearing animals used in the fur trade. — Paul Watson

My mom didn’t believe in putting chemicals in hair. But when I got to college, we didn’t have A/C in our dorms freshman year. So after several days of waking up looking like a Chia Pet, I was like ‘OK, I’m gonna get a perm.’ And then my hair revolted and fell out. I was over that quick, fast and in a hurry. — Keshia Knight Pulliam

I have a lot of trouble understanding how people see me as a celebrity. I work 14 hours a day, and then I just want to talk to my family, see the people I love, pet my dog, and go to bed. I’m not looking to be best friends with or emulate a celebrity. — America Ferrera

When a guy tells me I’m cute, it’s not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be. — Natalie Portman

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it. — Mason Cooley

Learning about factory farms and their horrendous treatment of animals is what made me become vegetarian in the first place. I also support the education of the public on adopting pets from animal shelters or saving homeless animals off the street in lieu of buying them from pet shops. — Laura Mennell

I was in New York and I walked into this pet store and came out with a dog. — Beverley Mitchell

I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children’s author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president. — Rachel Corrie

I could probably give you a list of a dozen pet peeves I have about my own physicality and why I couldn’t get a second date. — Zachary Levi

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating. — O. Henry

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had pets. Something about the connection you share with this entirely different species just blows my mind. — Reid Scott

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. — William S. Burroughs

It is a pet peeve of mine when people throw around arguments citing ‘Fair Use’ and yet fail to actually explain what a fair use argument actually is. — Rachel Sklar

Pet me, touch me, love me, that’s what I get when I perform. That’s when I’m really getting what I want. — Connie Stevens

Being successful is about professionalism, and chewing gum is unprofessional. Its also a huge pet peeve of mine. — Tabatha Coffey

We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors of powerful members of Congress. — Nick Lampson

The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional. — James Cromwell

Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them. — Jeffrey Kluger

There was a point when I almost gave up. I couldn’t feed myself. I couldn’t feed my pets. — Eleanor Mondale

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish. — Kin Hubbard

I think there’s something great and generic about goldfish. They’re everybody’s first pet. — Paul Rudd

We write in ways that, we generally hope, reflect real life, or at least look familiar to humans. And in life, recurring themes are a recurring theme. We never quite conquer a pet vice or a relationship pattern or a communication habit. We’re haunted by our particular demons. — Sara Zarr

Chadron had a water tower, grain elevators, a tanning salon, a video rental store, a small liberal arts college, a Hardee’s, a stoplight, and a curling yellow sign in the pet store window that read, ‘Hamsters and Tarantulas Featured Today.’ — Poe Ballantine

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. — Agnes Repplier

Why would you want to do anything else but rescue a pet? — Paul Shaffer

To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult. — Isaac Asimov

I love pets and I love animals, and I just got a new puppy, a new rescue named Peanut. She’s a tiny little Chihuahua mix. — Carrie Ann Inaba

One of my big pet peeves is single-use plastic bags. I think it’s one of the stupidest ideas in the world. — Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

It’s true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy. — Alexander Theroux

My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo. — Billy Connolly

I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success. — Wilbur Wright

My parents were very permissive when it came to animals. As long as we earned the money to buy them and built whatever structure it was they were going to live in, we could have any kind of pet we wanted. They would have let us have a rhinoceros if we could have afforded it. — Maggie Stiefvater

No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. — Fran Lebowitz

To this day I don’t ever remember seeing a pet inside Moscow, I never saw anyone carrying a dog, or leading a dog. Err I finally saw a, a pet some years later in Kiev, so I thought that life must have been, different. — Ralph Boston

I had a big Akita, Yoshi, who was fabulous. I loved him. We lost him when he was 12, and I’ve never been able to replace him. Normally, most people lose a pet and get another and keep going on. But it just felt wrong to me; it felt disloyal. — Robert Crais

I saw myself as a teacher’s pet but with a little of Ed Haskell mixed in. I was the teacher’s pet, but that didn’t mean that I was trying to pull one over. — Damon Lindelof

The government needs to help those in need, but members of Congress shouldn’t take advantage of the situation and use a national tragedy as an opportunity to spend taxpayer dollars on their pet projects. — Chris Chocola

I do not have any pets. We travel too much. — Nancy Kerrigan

A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. — Norman Ralph Augustine

Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet. — Pam Brown

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything. — Paris Hilton

One of my biggest pet peeves is that I just don’t like it when characters do things that are funny to the writer, but you don’t know why they’re doing it and it doesn’t make any sense. — Glenn Howerton

Pet foods come in a variety of flavors because that’s what humans like, and we assume our pets like what we like. We’re wrong. — Mary Roach

If you’re trying to cut down the distance travelled from the farm to your plate, it makes sense to do the same for your pet. If we all shifted our bias towards sustainable pet food, we would be helping more than just our faithful friends. — Sheherazade Goldsmith

Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat’s ear. — Earl Derr Biggers

Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home. — Tony Snow

There are things that I invented – the creaky geriatric robot that is always grumpy, for example, or the little wheelie guy, he’s not in the Hasbro lore. But kids love that stuff – this little guy as a pet on a chain. They gravitate towards it. — Michael Bay

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