Category Archives: dog quotes


Doggy quote of the month for January

Dr Karen Becker on progressive veterinarians


Doggy quote of the month for December

“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”

– Douglas Malloch, poet

Izzy of The Balanced Dog


Doggy quote of the month for November

Every dog must have his day

Doggy quote of the month for October

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”

tail wagging dog

—Max Eastman, writer

Doggy quote of the month for September

Puppy therapy

– Sara Paretsky, author

Doggy quote of the month for August

“The charming relations I have had with a long succession of dogs results from their happy spontaneity.  Usually they are quick to discover that I can not see or hear.  Considerately they rise as I come near, so that I may not stumble.  It is not training but love which impels them to break the silence about me with the thud of a tail rippling against my chair, or gambols round the study, or news conveyed by expressive ear, nose, and paw.  Often I yearn to give them speech, their motions are so eloquent with things they can not say.  Truly, as companions, friends, equals in opportunities of self-expression, they unfold to me the dignity of creation, and in their joy smiles the blessing of St. Francis.”

– Helen Keller in A Tribute to a Dog

Helen Keller with companions

Helen Keller with Phiz (a Boston Terrier). Photo courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind

Doggy quote of the month for July

“Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.”

– Mordecai Siegal, author

Izzy the greyhound