23+ Best Rescue Dog Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A rescue dog is a dog that has been placed in a new home after being abused, neglected, or abandoned by its previous owner. Profoundly inspirational rescue dog quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Rescue Dog Quotes

With a rescue dog, you take what’s at the centre as long as it roughly fits the bill. When you buy a dog from a breeder, you can choose everything from its personality to how shiny its coat is. — Mark Barrowcliffe

It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family. — Jenna Morasca

Quite often, we’re swamped with friends. My house is known as Hotel Morrissey, which is quite handy whenever I need dog-sitters for Tiggy. She’s my tiny little rescue dog, the size of both of my feet put together. — Neil Morrissey

The perfect rescue dog is out there for everybody. You just have to find it. — Josh Hopkins

It’s easy to see why dog rescue is a mushrooming culture. Turning a troubled person’s life around is difficult, but rescuers with commitment and time and a few dollars can radically alter the fate of a dog. And there are millions of dogs – nearly 10 million in the shelter system, many others mistreated in private homes – in need of rescuing. — Jon Katz

I used to have seven dogs; now I have a more manageable four. I was in Cornwall, and one dog got swept away downstream, so my cousin dived in to get it, then her dog dived in. So I jumped in to rescue hers. Those dogs are my calm. That’s how I cope with the business – I get the sanity on my woodland dog walks, being a tomboy. — Alesha Dixon

I have a rescue dog named Fideo, which means ‘noodle’ in Spanish, and a cat named Hutch. — Ana Ortiz

I rescued a dog. It was a beautiful. — Melissa Joan Hart

After my wife and I were married, we obtained a rescue dog from a family that didn’t want her anymore. She was a beautiful Collie/Shepherd mix named ‘Precious.’ It then came to pass that our first marital ‘debate’ was whether we should change the dog’s name away from the same name used by the wacky villain in ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ — Bob Peterson

Stan is a rescue Chihuahua mix. He was the role model for Bob, the dog in ‘Ivan.’ The drawings in the book look precisely like Stan. — K. A. Applegate

Words are important to me, but a song can work and function and be a good song with words that are fairly standard. But really great lyrics can’t rescue a dog of a song. — Jarvis Cocker

I’m even able to have kind of a little bit of a second career in dog rescue. Doesn’t pay anything, but it’s become a real passion for me. — Emmylou Harris

I have a yellow labrador, Tuffy, and a little rescue dog, Bella, who is the boss. — David Jason

I’ve always felt I struck out with Doris Day. Her son, Terry Melcher, was a producer I worked for at Columbia, and one day, he asked me to go to her house to play piano on a song she was doing. So I get there, and she has about 30 dogs running around the place – turns out she’s a dog rescuer. — Leon Russell

In my class – in all fifth-grade classes – we were required to read ‘classics,’ books like ‘Shiloh,’ which is about a white boy and the dog he rescues. And ‘Old Yeller,’ which is about a white boy and the dog that rescues him. And ‘Where the Red Fern Grows,’ which is about a white boy and the two dogs he trains. — Marley Dias

When people buy, rescue, or otherwise acquire a dog from unscrupulous breeders or amateur rescue groups, they are making a decision with ethical consequences. They have a profound responsibility to consider their actions; to gauge the dog’s behavior, to train it thoroughly and rigorously, to protect other humans and dogs from harm. — Jon Katz

As anyone who goes into dog-rescue knows, it is not a for-profit business, but the rewards are priceless for me. — Emmylou Harris

I’ve been a rescue dog mom several times and occasionally found comfort in scrolling through pictures of animals on various adoption center websites, just to fantasize about adding to the family. — AJ Lee

One of my obsession is animals. I’m into dog rescues. It drives me crazy when people go to pet stores and buy dogs. There are so many dogs that need a good home. And this sounds crazy, but I really believe they know what is happening and are appreciative, and I just think they make for the best pets. — Jim O’Heir

When Reg died and we first looked into getting a new dog, I was adamant we should pick up a mongrel from an animal-rescue shelter. It’s not only that they’re usually healthier and have better temperaments, they also fit with my world view – I prefer a ballpoint to a fountain pen, a barber to a hair stylist, and camping over glamping. — Mark Barrowcliffe

I have a rescue dog named Walter, and Walter and I are such fans of the ‘Jersey Shore’ that we changed his name to DJ Wally D. — Steve-O

Dog rescue remains a gamble, of course. For all the good will, hard work, and noble motivation, nobody can really predict with certainty how a traumatized, dislocated dog will respond in a new environment. — Jon Katz

I should get a dog. I would get a rescue dog. I like mutts; I don’t care. I would probably get a three-legged dog no one else would want. — Simon Cowell

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