30 Dog Mom Quotes That Will Give You All The Warm Fuzzies

“The more I know men, the better I like dogs.”

Dog Mom Quotes
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If you own a dog, you know one of the greatest loves in the world. Dog moms take their jobs very seriously, and these quotes will remind you why. If you're looking for the perfect Instagram caption for a photo of you and your pup, let these adorable dog mom quotes be your guide. New to the dog mom game? These quotes will inspire you. Send a fellow dog mom one of these cute quotes to brighten their day. Authors, actors, and a couple of unknown geniuses have summed up all of our feelings with these dog mom quotes. From funny to sweet, these dog mom quotes will make you so thankful you are one. If you can identify with the saying, "I take insults to my dog more personally than insults to myself," you've come to the right place. So hug your pup tight—you're so lucky to be a dog mom!

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Southern Living

"Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong."

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Nora Roberts, The Search

Nora Roberts
Southern Living

"Everything I know, I learned from dogs."

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Anne Raver, in The New York Times

Anne Raver
Southern Living

"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."

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Konrad Lorenz, Man Meets Dog

Konrad Lorenz
Southern Living

"The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be, a fact which should be noted by anyone who decides to acquire a canine friend."

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Southern Living

"I take insults to my dog more personally than insults to myself."

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Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk
Southern Living

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."

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Caroline Knapp, The Color of Joy

Caroline Knapp
Southern Living

"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."

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Roger A. Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

Roger Caras
Southern Living

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

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Southern Living

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

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Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo
Southern Living

"It's hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor."

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Southern Living

"The more I know men, the better I like dogs."

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Mark Twain, republished by Albert Bigelow Paine in Mark Twain, A Biography

Mark Twain1

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and the dog would go in."

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Elizabeth Taylor, in a 1981 interview with The Times of London

Elizabeth Taylor
Southern Living

"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."

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Southern Living

"You can get true love from some humans and all dogs."

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Charles M. Shulz, Peanuts

Charles Shulz
Southern Living

"Happiness is a warm puppy."

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Maurice Maeterlinck, Le Double Jardin

Maurice Maeterlinck
Southern Living

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us."

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Josh Grogan, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

Josh Grogan
Southern Living

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his."

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John Holmes

John Holmes
Southern Living

"A dog is not 'almost human' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."

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Southern Living

"Be the person your dog thinks you are."

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Josh Billings, collected by H. Montague for Wit and Wisdom of Josh Billings: Choice Bits of Fun and Philosophy of The Great Humorist

Josh Billings
Southern Living

"A dog is the only thing on earth, man or beast, that loves you better than he does himself."

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Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar

Mark Twain2
Southern Living

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."

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Southern Living

"People think I'm crazy because I talk to my dogs. What am I supposed to do? Just ignore them when they ask me a question?"

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Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler
Southern Living

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

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Kristan Higgins, Catch of the Day

Kristan Higgins
Southern Living

"When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad."

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Bob Barker

Bob Barker
Southern Living

"A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life."

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Jerome K. Jerome, On Cats and Dogs

Jerome K Jerome
Southern Living

"They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation."

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Southern Living

"If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all."

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Doris Day

Doris Day
Southern Living

"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."

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Alice Walker, Crimes Against Dog

Alice Walker
Southern Living

"Dogs understand something I was late learning: When we are mean to anybody or any being it is because we are temporarily not ourselves. We're somebody else inhabiting these bodies we think of as us. They recognize this."

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Southern Living

"Whoever said that diamonds are a girl's best friend never had a dog."

Which of these dog mom quotes is your favorite? We have a feeling these will be popping up alongside #SLPets on Instagram!

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