100+ Pet Quotes To Express The Adorable Bond With Pets

Pet Quotes

A pet is an animal that an individual or a family keeps and cares for affectionately. Pets are often considered companions and are welcomed into homes to provide companionship, emotional support, and sometimes practical assistance. They can range from common domestic animals like dogs, cats, birds, and fish to more exotic ones like reptiles or small mammals. Pets often become integral parts of their owners’ lives, offering love, companionship, and sometimes even therapeutic benefits.

Pet Quotes

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

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

3. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
— Sigmund Freud

4. “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”
— Mary Bly

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

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

7. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
— M.K. Clinton

8. “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
— Immanuel Kant

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

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

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

12. “Sometimes, your pet picks you.”
— Julie Wenzel

13. “Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”
— Alfred A. Montapert

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

15. “My relationships with my cats have saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”
— William S. Burroughs

16. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
— Chinese Proverb

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

18. “You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog.”
— Carl Icahn

19. “I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.”
— Donna Douglas

20. “Those who love dogs, know something about God.”
— Fakeer Ishavardas

21. “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”
— Albert Schweitzer

22. “Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.”
— Quentin Tarantino

23. “What greater gift than the love of a cat?”
— Charles Dickens

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

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

26. “I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”
— Hippolyte Taine

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

28. “Birds teach us something very important: To whatever height you rise, you will finally come down to the ground!”
— Mehmet Murat ildan

29. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
— Charles M. Schulz

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

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

32. “Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

33. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.”
— Konrad Lorenz

34. “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

35. “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
— Colette

36. “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

37. “To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don’t need any spoiling or looking after.”
— Karl Pilkington

38. “Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.”
— Walter Lionel George

39. “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

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

41. “The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals”
— Anonymous

42. “If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.”
— Pam Brown

43. “All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.”
— Samuel Butler

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

45. “The cat is there when you call her – if she doesn’t have something better to do.”
— Bill Alder

46. “There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.”
— Robert Lynd

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

48. “I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man Alive.”
— Iwao Fujita

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

50. “Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.”
— Douglas Coupland

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

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

53. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
— Roger Caras

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

55. “Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

56. “What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.”
— Rodney Dangerfield

57. “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
— Robert A. Heinlein

58. “If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.”
— Mark Twain

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

60. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”
— Kinky Friedman

61. “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.”
— Eddie Wharton

62. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
— Agnes Sligh Turnbull

63. “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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

65. “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

66. “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
— Harry Truman

67. “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

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

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

70. “Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mailman is not to be trusted.”
— Sian Ford

71. “My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!”
— Greg Curtis

72. “Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!”
— Anne Tyle

73. “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

74. “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

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

76. “You can trust your dog to guard your house but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich.”
— Unknown

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

78. “My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.”
— Joe Weinstein

79. “No home decor is complete without dog hair.”
— Unknown

80. “You can’t ever be a cat owner; in the best of cases it allows you to be their companion.”
— Harry Swanson

81. “Dogs eat. Cats dine.”
— Ann Taylor

82. “Once a cat loves you, it loves you till the end.”
— Will Advise

83. “I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”
— Mark Haddon

84. “I was thinking of getting a German Shepherd once, but I didn’t want to learn another language just to have a dog.”
— Unknown

95. “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

96. “Choosing a dog may be the only chance you get to pick a relative.”
— Unknown

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

98. “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”
— Robert Falcon Scott

99. “The dog that trots about finds a bone.”
— Golda Meir

100. “It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.”
— Linda Blair

101. “Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.”
— Chevy Chase

102. “Pets have made us better.”
— Beth Ostrosky Stern

103. “People that love dogs have an emotional connection with them and I just think they are the most loving and fun pets you can have.” –
— Steve Backshall

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

105. “People really do spend a lot of money on their pets – sometimes more than themselves.”
— Oksana Baiul

106. “Adopted pets are the best pets you can have.”
— Josh Duhamel

107. “I’ve learned from my pets that it’s okay to sit around, and people don’t love you any less if you sit around all the time.”
— Maria Bamford

108. “Pets inspire many different types of behavior in their owners, mostly ranging from adoration to ridiculous obsessiveness, in my experience.”
— Sheherazade Goldsmith

109. “I think pets are a good thing, especially if you get them out of a shelter.”
— Mitchel Musso

110. “Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal.”
— Eddie Izzard

111. “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
— Charles de Gaulle

112. “The truth is that it’s just really hard for me to get to sleep without a dog in my bedroom.”
— Jimmy Stewart

113. “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
— Ernest Hemingway

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

115. “If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.”
— Mark Twain