These pet quotes are for entertainment purposes. By its very definition, pets are meant for accompaniment or entertainment versus serving the role of a working animal.
Cats, dogs, and birds are just a subset of the types of animals that folks worldwide call pets. And, if you’ve ever raised an animal and kept its company for some time, you realize that they become like family or a close friend. These good pet quotes recognize that relationship.
Ten Best Pet Quotes
A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. And, I feel a soul.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Good Pet Quotes
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. 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.
Pets understand humans better than humans do.
Pets are like infants that never grow up. Forever children. We love them for that.
Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries.
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.
Most pets display so many human-like traits and emotions it’s easy to forget they’re not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don’t say anything back.
Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turns to fog; but you’re never friendless ever if you have a dog.
My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, ‘The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.’
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.
Short Pet Quotes
Sometimes, your pet picks you.
To me, a cat is an easy pet; they don’t need any spoiling or looking after.
It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.
Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.
The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Everything I know I learned from dogs.
I love pet animals, but I don’t have any.
Never wear anything that panics the cat.
P. J. O’Rourke
The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends.
George Bernard Shaw
Just watching my cats can make me happy.
I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
I’ve always been mad about cats.
I’m not really a bird person.
Life is a series of dogs.
A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
Everyone likes birds.
Pet Quotations about Love
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.
The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
I love cats because I enjoy my home, and little by little, they become its visible soul.
I have realized that when you rescue your pet from a shelter, it is the most amazing feeling in the world how this animal changes your life by giving it love.
I grew up with a pet iguana named Willy. We had a very contentious relationship. It turns out that iguanas are not meant to live in suburban homes.
My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children; you got what you got, and you love them unconditionally regardless of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be.
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.
Funny Quotes About Pets
I would like to see any prophet, king, or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
We have three cats. It’s like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
The trouble with a kitten is that, eventually, it becomes a cat.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein
In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.
You can trust your dog to guard your house but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich.
Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.
The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much.
Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
Franklin P. Jones
Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.
Never stand between a dog and the fire hydrant.
If cats were double the size they are now, they’d probably be illegal.
Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.
Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
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.
If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Kittens are angels with whiskers.
Alexis Flora Hope
Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, and they go away; that’s the deal.
To my mind, the only possible pet is a cow. Cows love you… They will listen to your problems and never ask a thing in return. They will be your friends forever. And when you get tired of them, you can kill and eat them. Perfect.
Inspirational Pet Sayings
These pet quotes may inspire a pet owner.
My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind and offer endless affection.
I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.
Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.
I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.
I think there’s something great and generic about goldfish. They’re everybody’s first pet.
No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
Awesome Pet Quotes
No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.
You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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
Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.
How it is that animals understand things, I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words, and everything in the world understands it.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Clearly, animals know more than we think and think a great deal more than we know.
Irene M. Pepperberg
Sayings about Pets
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made his greatest gift the most common.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
Pets require feeding, training, affection, and exercise, but in return, they offer unconditional love and companionship.
The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven and very very few people.
Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turns to fog; but you’re never friendless ever if you have a dog.
Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.
What greater gift than the love of a cat?
Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.
I’ve seen a look in a dog’s eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically, dogs think humans are nuts.
Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Charles De Gaulle
The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.
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
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Funny Dog Quotes
Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Scratch a dog, and you’ll find a permanent job.
Franklin P. Jones
My fashion philosophy is if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.
Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.
Sweet Dog Quotes
There is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful dog.
I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
We are the focus of their love and faith, and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is, without a doubt, the best deal man has ever made.
The dog was created specifically for children. He is the god of frolic.
Henry Ward Beecher
Heart-Warming Pet Quotes
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.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.
No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.
Waka Flocka Flame
My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. 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.
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling the emptiness we didn’t even know we had.
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.
Pet Captions for Instagram
Keep calm and pet a dog.
Thanks fur the memories.
I will always woof you!
Pets make everything better!
Life would be ruff without you.
Crazy dog lady.
You’ve got to be kitten me.
I’m so fur-tunate to have you in my life.
Dogs are pawsome!
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Need a friend? Get a dog.
Can’t escape the pup-arazzi!
I’m paws-itively in love.
I melt whenever this floof looks at me.
Dogs ask for so little but deserve so much!
Love is a wet nose and a wagging tail.
You can’t buy happiness, but you can rescue it.
The road to my heart is filled with paw prints!
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. His first do was called Barney.
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