Dog Quotes: Paw Prints on the Heart

Martin Dejnicki
Dogs: A Journey Through Canine Companionship and Unconditional Love.
8 min read
The road to my heart is paved with paw prints.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.

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

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

In every dog's heart, there is a beat just for you.

Sometimes the best therapist has fur and four legs.

When I needed a hand, I found your paw.

Every dog is a story, waiting to be told.

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make life worth living.

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

A dog's spirit is like a candle; it warms all who are near.

Life without a dog is like a sky without stars.

Those who teach the most about humanity aren't always human.

Some angels choose fur instead of wings.

The best things in life are rescued.

Dogs leave paw prints on your floor, but their stamp on your heart is everlasting.

Home is where the dog hair sticks to everything but the dog.

My best friend has a fur coat and a wagging tail.

Love is wet noses, sloppy kisses, and wagging tails.

Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways, you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.

Dogs are tiny philosophers in furry coats.

In the presence of a dog, somehow, nothing else matters.

A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you're in faster than you can think of.

What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.

The best therapist has a wagging tail and no need for appointments.

If you want loyalty, get a dog. If you want loyalty and attention, get a smart dog.

Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, they'll be watching you.

Dogs are like potatoes chips, it's tough to have just one.

The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.

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

Dogs are the magicians of the universe.

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

Every dog is a gentle giant in the heart of a true dog lover.

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.

A house is not a home without the sound of doggy feet.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.

Choosing a dog may be the only chance you get to pick a relative.

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

When I look into the eyes of a dog, I do not see an animal; I see a living being, a friend, a soul.

Any day spent with a dog is a good day.

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.

The love of a dog is like sunlight; no matter how many times it's broken, it still shines through.

Behind every great man is a dog wagging his tail.

A dog's wagging tail and sparkling eyes are spells that enchant the human heart.

A dog is poetry in motion, an eternal dance on feet lightly stepping.

A dog is the quintessence of devotion, and I should have a dog as a role model for keeping in touch.

My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies, it comes from the love that's in my dog's eyes.

Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.

Dogs are God's way of proving He doesn't want us to walk alone.

To err is human—to forgive, canine.

The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this Earth can ever be.

A sleeping dog is the living reminder that peace is possible.

If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.

A dog is a companion who reminds us we're every bit as perfect as they believe us to be.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

When your dog looks into your eyes, he sees the universe in you.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.

The gift of a dog is the gift of a truly unselfish heart.

Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Handle every situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

Every dog must have his day.

Let sleeping dogs lie, but always keep one eye open in case they decide to jump into your life and change it forever.

With dogs, like with people, when you find the right one, every day is a new beginning.

Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer is a permanent reminder of who we really are.

A little dog can start a great journey.

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling a space we didn't even know we had.

The paw print in a mud puddle or on your shirt is the truest statement of dogly love.

The flapping of a puppy’s ears can melt a heart of stone.

Own a dog and share the wonders of the earth with a true enthusiast.

The world would be a nicer place if everyone could love as unconditionally as a dog.

A dog is a heart wrapped in fur.

Everything I know, I learned from dogs.

Until one has loved a dog, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Dogs are like that—I guess—they know how to fix you without ever saying a word.

Dogs are our bridge to pure love and joy.

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as your dog does.

When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?

You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.

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.

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.

A dog is the only earthbound creature that sees you greater than you see yourself, and loves you beyond what you love yourself.

Dogs live in the moment and don’t care about anything except affection and food. They're loyal and happy. Humans are just too complicated.

Money can buy a lot of things, but it doesn’t wiggle its butt when you come in the door.

The more I learn about people, the more I love my dog.

No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.

When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.

We are born with dogs around us. We turn into people who are endlessly grateful for their joyous hearts and loving companionship.

I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there in Heaven, I believe he’ll be there.

Never trust a person who doesn’t love dogs.

It's impossible to forget a dog that gave you so much to remember.

To a dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.

Every once in a while, a dog enters your life and changes everything.

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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