100+ Funny and Inspirational Quotes About Cats, Dogs and Other Animals

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Looking for a pet saying or quote for that card, scrapbook or “just because?” Check out this selection of inspirational and funny pet quotes and sayings.

A pet-related quotation or saying makes the perfect addition to a scrapbook or card. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to find a good pet quote or saying because locating a great inspirational cat quote or funny dog saying can be difficult with the thousands of quotations out there in books and on the internet.

Whether one is seeking a funny pet saying or quotation, or a more serious, inspirational or wise pet saying; the following pet sayings and quotations are sure to be just what scrapbookers and other pet lovers are looking for!

Inspirational Pet Quotes and Sayings

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

 

“Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky tweet

 

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” ~ Gilda Radner tweet

 

“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” ~ Hazel Nicholson tweet

 

“The dog is the only animal that has seen his god.” ~ Unknown tweet

 

“Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Elliot tweet

 

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

 

“The dog represents all that is best in man.” ~ Etienne Charlet tweet

 

“A house is not a home without a pet.” ~ Unknown tweet

 

“A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.” ~ Josh Billings tweet

 

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ~ Immanual Kant tweet

 

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.” ~ Unknown tweet

 

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

 

Humorous Pet Sayings and Quotes

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“If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.” ~ Phil Pastoret tweet

 

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” ~ Ann Landers tweet

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“My dog is half pit bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip!” ~Craig Shoemaker tweet

 

“Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.” ~ Steve Bluestone tweet

 

“Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” ~ Unknown tweet

Humorous Pet Sayings and Quotes

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

 

“Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.” ~ Joe Gores tweet

Humorous Pet Sayings and Quotes

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

 

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!” ~ Dave Barry tweet

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

 

“A dog is not ‘almost human’ and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.” ~ John Holmes tweet

 

“The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can’t afford to keep a yes-man.” ~ Robertson Davies tweet

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“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” ~ Unknown tweet

 

“A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.” ~ Unknown tweet

 

“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” ~ Corey Ford tweet

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You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog.” ~Carl Icahn (An Executive in the Car Industry) tweet

 

“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because you lap is warm.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead tweet

 

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” ~ Max Eastman tweet

 

“The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” ~ Ambrose Bierce tweet

 

Quotes about Pet Dogs

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings tweet

 

“Hounds follow those who feed them.” – Otto von Bismarck tweet

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“The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.” – Unknown tweet

 

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

 

“Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.” – June Carter Cash tweet

 

“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.”  – Agatha Christie tweet

 

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

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Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the hydrant – Unknown tweet

 

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

 

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” – Johnny Depp tweet

 

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” – Emily Dickinson tweet

 

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower tweet

 

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”  – Jonathan Safran Foer tweet

 

“There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.” – Benjamin Franklin tweet

 

“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.” – Sigmund Freud tweet

 

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers tweet

 

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney tweet

 

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” – Rita Rudner tweet

 

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz tweet

 

“If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.” – George Bernard Shaw tweet

 

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck tweet

 

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson tweet

 

“Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.” – Quentin Tarantino tweet

 

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Quotes About Pet Cats

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“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”  – William S. Burroughs tweet

Quotes About Pet Cats

“After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference.” ~Charlotte Gray tweet

 

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.”   – George Carlin tweet

 

“It is very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them they always purr.” – Lewis Carroll tweet

 

“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.”   – Kristin Cast tweet

 

“Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched.” – Miguel de Cervantes tweet

Quotes About Pet Cats

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

 

“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” – Colette tweet

 

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” – Jim Davis tweet

 

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens tweet

 

“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.” – Albert Einstein tweet

 

“Making movies is like herding cats.” – Eric Fellner tweet

 

“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” – Benjamin Franklin tweet

 

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud tweet

 

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

 

“Cats will outsmart dogs every time.” – John Grogan tweet

 

“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” – Robert A. Heinlein tweet

 

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

 

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot tweet

 

“If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh.” – Patricia Hitchcock tweet

 

“If you want to write, keep cats.”  – Aldous Huxley tweet

 

“A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.” – William Ralph Inge tweet

 

“Curiosity killed the cat.” – Ben Johnson tweet

 

“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.” – Nafisa Joseph tweet

 

“Cats, like men, are flatterers.” – Walter Savage Landor tweet

 

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci tweet

 

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Quotes About Pet Fish

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There are plenty of fish in the sea. – American Proverb tweet

 

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise. – Lewis Carroll tweet

 

A little bait catches a large fish. – John Taylor Wood tweet

 

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime. – Chinese Proverbs tweet

 

The biggest fish he ever caught were those that got away. – Eugene Field tweet

 

One man’s fish is another man’s poisson. – Unknown tweet

 

Empty the pond to get the fish. – Robert Bresson tweet

 

Fish in another man’s pond and you will catch crabs. – Habeeb Akande tweet

 

Net the large fish and you are sure to have the small fry. – George Eliot tweet

 

The fish in the water that is thirsty needs serious professional counseling. – Kabir tweet

 

In a shared fish, there are no bones. – Democritus tweet

 

The last thing a fish would ever notice would be water – Ralph Linton tweet

 

He that would fish, must venture his bait. – Benjamin Franklin tweet

 

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. – Jacques Yves Cousteau tweet

 

The fish who keeps on swimming is the first to chill upstream. – Nick Hexum tweet

 

Dont give a child a fish but show him how to fish. – Mao Zedong tweet

 

Never leave fish to find fish. – Moses tweet

 

If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks. – George Allen Sr tweet

 

It’s no fish ye’re buying, it’s men’s lives. – Walter Scott tweet

 

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter, and in wine. – Proverb tweet

 

A fish may love a bird, but where would they live? – Drew Barrymore tweet

 

If the fish had not opened its mouth, it would not have been caught. – Proverb tweet

 

The fish don’t need to know why they’re in the water. – Marty Rubin tweet

 

A fish is more valuable swimming in the sea maintaining the integrity of oceanic eco-systems than it is on anyone’s plate. – Paul Watson tweet

 

The fish once caught, new bait will hardly bite. – Edmund Spenser tweet

 

It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings. – Kurt Cobain tweet

 

Fish always stinks from the head downwards. – Proverb tweet

 

Only dead fish go with the flow. – Unknown tweet

 

Big fish eat little fish. – Proverb tweet

 

If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school. – Don Van Vliet tweet

 

Quotes About Pet Birds

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Birds born in cages think that flying is an illness. – Alejandro Jodorowsky tweet

 

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 tweet

 

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble. – Roger Tory Peterson tweet

 

Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless, of their own and other tribes, when abandoned. – William Bartram tweet

 

Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod. – Robert T. Bakker tweet

 

A forest bird never wants a cage. – Henrik Ibsen tweet

 

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. – William Blake tweet

 

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence. – Robert Lynd tweet

 

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind. – Carly Simon tweet

 

Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for. – Tennessee Williams tweet

 

Just remember it’s the birds that’s supposed to suffer, not the hunter. – George W. Bush tweet

 

The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air. – Rabindranath Tagore tweet

 

I know of only one bird – the parrot – that talks; and it can’t fly very high. – Wilbur Wright tweet

 

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. – Bob Dylan tweet

 

Closely related species of birds are also chromosomally similar. – Peter R. Grant tweet

 

When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression. – Ted Rall tweet

 

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you. – Abu Bakr tweet

 

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first. – Ernest Hemingway tweet

 

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. – John Webster tweet

 

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 Wilson Lynd tweet

 

A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these. – Marjorie Allen Seiffert tweet

 

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious. – David Attenborough tweet

 

The rising of birds in their flight is the sign of an ambuscade. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden attack is coming. – Sun Tzu tweet

 

If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what’s going on. The one who stays behind may be prey. – Frans De Waal tweet

 

Birds are, especially canaries, are super sensitive to hydrogen sulfide and sour gas. – David Suzuki tweet

 

Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day. – Alexander Pope tweet

 

Birds are not free since Men have invented cages. – Mehmet Murat ildan tweet

 

Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control. – David Attenborough tweet

 

Birds teach us something very important: To whatever height you rise, you will finally come down to the ground! – Mehmet Murat ildan tweet

 

Quotes About Pet Adoption, Pet Rescue

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“In rescuing animals, I lost my mind but found my soul” tweet

 

“Adopt. If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, sponsor. If you can’t sponsor, donate. If you can’t donate, educate.” tweet

 

“When you adopt a shelter pet, you save 2 lives. The one you adopt, and the one that takes it’s place.” tweet

 

“The sadness I feel looking into cages is nothing compared to how it must feel looking out.” tweet

 

“Peace, Love, Adopt” tweet

 

“Saving just one dog won’t save the world, but surely it will change the world for that one dog.” tweet

 

“My family is a rescue family.” tweet

 

“Dogs have a way of finding people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.” tweet

 

“People that say “Money can’t buy happiness” have never paid an adoption fee.” tweet

 

“The best things in life are rescued.” tweet

 

Quotes About Pets Dying, Pet Death, Loss of a Pet Quotes

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“The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?” – Sir Walter Scott tweet

 

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus tweet

 

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

 

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ” – Mark Twain tweet

 

“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?” – Sir Walter Scott tweet

 

“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 tweet

 

“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 tweet

 

“I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.” – Joe Garagiola tweet

 

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers tweet

 

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – Cassandra Clare tweet

 

“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 tweet

 

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

 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From an Irish Headstone tweet

 

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” – Author Unknown tweet

 

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

 

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Khalil Gibran tweet

 

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir tweet

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

 

“Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.” – Ann Hood tweet

 

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” – Hilary Stanton Zunin tweet

 

“Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” – William Shakespeare tweet

 

I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man Alive – Iwao Fujita tweet

 

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. – Dean Koontz tweet

 

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller tweet

 

There is no death. Only a change of worlds – Chief Seattle tweet

 

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. – Robert Louis Stevenson tweet

 

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler tweet

 

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened – Anatole France tweet

 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives Whole – Roger Caras tweet

 

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went – Will Rogers tweet

 

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle – Saint Francis of Assisi tweet

 

Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really. – Agnes Sligh Turnbull tweet

 

“People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”
― Ashly Lorenzana tweet

 

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. ”
― James Thurber tweet

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