17 Heartwarming Quotes for Dog Moms

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Key Takeaways

  • Dog mom quotes always come in handy when I’m feeling down or missing my dog.
  • My favorite dog mom quote is “if I had a dollar for every time my dog made me smile, I’d be a millionaire.”
  • The funniest dog mom quote is "I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.”

As a proud dog mom, there’s nothing that makes me happier than reading some cute dog mom quotes, but it's hard to find all the best ones in one place.

So what are some of the best dog mom quotes? My favorite dog mom quote is "If I had a dollar for every time my dog made me smile, I would be a millionaire.” However, I’ve also included 17 more of the best dog mom quotes that will remind you of how much you love your fur baby.

If I feel sad or just plain miss my dog at home, there’s nothing that can cheer me up quicker than some happy dog quotes that make me think of the unconditional love and honest affection that come from being a happy dog mom. Whether you have a golden retriever, a pit bull, a German shepherd, a cocker spaniel, or any other type of dog, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to relate to these cute and funny dog mom quotes.

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17 Heartwarming Quotes For Dog Moms

Some of the best dog quotes are funny and true descriptions of life with a dog, and others simply express how much us dog lovers love our pets. Still, no matter whether they’re funny dog mom quotes or just about how our dogs bring us so much joy with their silent devoted companionship, everyone knows that their dog isn’t just a dog but a part of the family that leaves paw prints on the heart of every crazy dog mom.

"I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person" - Bill Murray

With this quote comedic legend, Bill Murray says what every dog mom knows. I’ll trust what my dog thinks over what you say any day of the week. After all, how can you not immediately fall in love with all the loving dogs that you meet? Anyone that doesn’t like dogs must be deeply troubled.

“No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” – Gene Hill

I love this one because it reminds me of the absolute happiness that comes from seeing my happy dog with his wagging tail run to me as I walk in the door. Dogs are not humans but the affection that they give is as real as any I’ve felt before.

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”  – Stanley Coren

Every true dog mother has seen the “don’t leave me” look in their dog’s eyes when they leave the house. For your best friend, it's a big deal every time you leave the house, even if it’s just for a few minutes. All they care about is that you come back to receive all of their dog love at the end of the day.

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

I couldn’t agree with this one more. I can’t even count the number of days I’ve come home all tired and in a bad mood, but all it takes to cheer me right back up is when my dog comes over and licks my face.

I just wouldn’t restrict the quote to puppies. Whether a big dog or little dog, old dog or new dog, a lick from any dog can brighten up the day for all of us dog moms in an instant.

"Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – Caroline Knapp

This is another dog mom quote that I just can’t agree with more. I remember when I got my first dog as a child. It was a life-changing experience and was my first best friend. Once a dog lover, always a dog lover, and there’s no going back once you get your first dog.

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  – Charles M. Schulz

As dog quotes go, the creator of a little-known dog named Snoopy likes to keep things nice and simple, and I think he nails it right on the dot. When I think of what happiness is, I don’t think there is a better description out there than simply being what you feel when you hold a warm puppy.

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”  – Gilda Radner

It is truly amazing just how much capacity for love dogs have. Even at my best, I’m only half the person my dog is when it comes to compassion, love, and friendliness. Maybe we should all pay attention and start treating each other more like our dog best friends do.

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

Another one of the many dog mom quotes about a dog being every dog mom’s therapist, but it is true. It’s hard to feel anything but happiness when you have a big, goofy, loving animal on top of you just wanting to cuddle and be held. I think this is something every crazy dog mom out there can agree with.

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

Again, just another reason that a dog makes such a good best friend. With the amount of love and affection that comes from my dog every day, the average dog is twice the human of most people I know. Just a truly and absolutely unselfish friend.

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

Most dog moms simply accept dog hair as part of the job. If you want to enjoy the company of a loving dog, you have to get used to the fact that it is going to leave paw prints and dog hair all over all of your belongings. But to us dog moms, that's no big deal, and a welcome part of taking care of a dog.

"To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace."  – Anne Raver

Beautifully said by former New York Times writer Anne Raver, there really is no more articulate way to put it. You’ll never be bored when you’re spending time outside on a beautiful day with your dog. All stress simply melts away leaving you and your dog at peace to enjoy the afternoon.

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

All dog moms know this. All a dog mom needs in their life is a happy dog to come home to at the end of the day. We know that a dog isn’t just a dog and the immense joy that even one dog can give you will make you feel like the richest person in the world.

"If you don't own a dog, at least one, there may not necessarily be anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life."  – Roger Caras

This is another great dog mom quote about not understanding how everyone isn’t a dog person. Owning a dog is incredibly rewarding and brings so much happiness to my life, so even if there is nothing wrong with you, your life could be improved so much just by bringing home a new furry pet.

"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."  – John Grogan

This one reminds me that even though our dogs don’t have the longest lives, they spend the whole time loving us unconditionally, and isn’t that every dog mom’s dream?

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

Again speaking to the unmatched love and compassion that come from our furry best friends. A dog is a truly and absolutely unselfish friend, for as long as they live.

"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

This dog mom quote always reminds me of some of the silly looks my dogs have given me over the years. No matter how crazy I think my dog is, I know from the looks that my dog gives me sometimes, that my dog thinks I’m crazier.

"I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon."  – Oprah Winfrey

This quote is special as I think it speaks to the part of me that is partly a dog. Wouldn’t we all love to be as clueless and innocent as our furry friends? There would be no simpler joy in the world.