290+ Best Quotes For Your Pet Store [2024]

Updated: January 19th, 2023

Looking for inspirational quotes for your pet store?

Whether you’re looking for motivation, a witty instagram caption, or something to win over your team and customers, we have you covered.

We put together a list of 290+ best quotes for your pet store [2024].

Here they are:

290+ Best Quotes For Your Pet Store [2024]

Inspirational Quotes

“To this day I’m a proponent of building an audience before building a product. Products come and go and get copied easily. But an audience is far harder to replicate.” – Justin Palmer, founder of iHeartDogs

“Understand your personal goals when building your business. For me, it was a desire to have more freedom.” – Justin Palmer, founder of iHeartDogs

“There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.” -Dick Dale

“When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” -Unknown

“in times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”- W.H. Auden

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” -Winston Churchill

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

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

“I’m not sure why I like cats so much. I mean, they’re really cute obviously. They are both wild and domestic at the same time.” -Michael Showalter

“Pets understand humans better than humans do.” -Ruchi Prabhu

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?” -Jerry Seinfeld

“Rescued is my favorite breed.” -Unknown

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

“Who loves me will love my dog also.” -Proverb

“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.” -Unknown

“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

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

“Adopted pets are the best pets you can have. Most adoptable pets come from loving homes that simply cannot care for them anymore. Or they are strays who’ve been on their own without the loving care they deserve.” -Josh Duhamel

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”- Martin Buber

“There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog.” -Mira Grant

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” -Christopher Morley

“Even the tiniest poodle or chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.” -Dorothy Hinshaw

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

“I told him about the way they get to know you. Not the way people do, the way they flatter you by wanting to know every last thing about you, only it isn’t a compliment, it is just efficient, a person getting more quickly to the end of you. Correction – dogs do want to know every last thing about you. They take in the smell of you, they know from the next room, asleep, when a mood settles over you. The difference is there’s not an end to it.” -Amy Hempel

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” -Stanley Coren

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” -Orhan Pamuk

“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.” -Wallace Sife

“Live. Laugh. Bark.” -Unknown

“You do not own a dog. You have a dog. And the dog has you.” -Chelsea Handler

“A dog…is a bond between strangers.” -John Steinbeck

“If it wasn’t for puppies, some people would never go for a walk.” -Unknown

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” -Colette

“I’m for the unconditional love of dogs. May we learn the lesson of that love by heart.”- Taylor Mali

“Not every person knows how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person.” -Unknown

“Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.” -Gilda Radner

“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

“No matter how crappy your day is, there is always a happy face waiting for you to get home.” -Unknown

“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the humankind.” -Cleveland Amory

“They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure, and be loyal.” -Tom Hayden

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

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” -Kinky Friedman

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” -Edward Hoagland

“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul—chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” -Anne Tyler

“Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing, right in your ear.” -Dave Barry

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” -James Cromwell

“Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries.” -Munia Khan

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling the emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” -Thom Jones

“The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.” -Unknown

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

“Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal.” -Eddie Izzard

“Home is where the dog runs to greet you.” -Unknown

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” -James Herriot

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.”- Dean Koontz

“I’m a lot less cranky when it’s just me and my dog.” -Bob Peterson

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” -Robert A. Heinlein

“Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.” -Richard Allen Palm

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

“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.” -Roger Caras

“Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life and one of the worst days.” -Unknown

“I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.” -Donna Douglas

“Cats rule the world.” -Jim Davis

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” -Charles Yu

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” -Mark Twain

“I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.” -James Herriot

“Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” -Moby

“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” W. -L. George

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

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

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

“Bliss is the result of a silent conversation between me and my dog.” -Unknown

“Life is too short to just have one dog.” -Unknown

“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” -Franklin P. Jones

Professional Quotes

“Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist.” -Mary Oliver

“My idea of absolutely happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” -Anne Lamott

“It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a goood sense of humor.” -Kate DiCamillo

“And so, the snuggles and treats begin.” -Unknown

“Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.” -Pythagoras

“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

“I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” -Rachael Ray

“‘I’m not alone,’ said the boy. ‘I’ve got a puppy.'” -Jane Thayer

“For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog.”- Roger Caras

“Dogs live in the present… Every turn of a corner is the opportunity for a clean slate. Every bounce of a ball brings joy and the promise of a fresh chase.” -Steven Rowley

“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.” -Joseph Wood Krutch

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” -Louis Sabin

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

“Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted.” -Sian Fiord

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” -Milan Kundera

“My dog thinks I’m a catch.” -Unknown

“A dog may be man’s best friend, but a child’s best friend is a puppy.” -Unknown

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.” -Robert McCammon

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“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.” -Laura Staley

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.” -Samuel Butler

“It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dogs on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass.” -Rodney Dangerfield

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -Woodrow Wilson

“The dog has been esteemed and loved by all the people on earth, and he has deserved this affection for he renders services that have made him man’s best friend.”-Charles Bukowski

“I have caught more ills from people sneezing over me and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs.” -Barbara Woodhouse

“It seems to me that the good Lord in his infinite wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable—hope, jokes, and dogs. But the greatest of these was dogs.” -Robyn Davidson

“Dogs and angels are not very far apart.” -Charles Bukowski

“The kindness one does for one animal may not change the world but it will change the world of that one animal.” -Unknown

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

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” -Robert Wagner

“Life is a series of dogs.” -George Carlin

“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.” -Unknown

“No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.” -Unknown

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.” -Robert Wagner

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” -Alexander Pope

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.” -Barack Obama

“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.” -Edith Wharton

“Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog when, with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.” -Charles Darwin

“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” -Elayne Boosler

“No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.” -Kin Hubbard

“You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” -Jane Pauley

“Pets are like infants that never grow up. Forever children. We love them for that.” -Anonymous

“Most pets display so many humanlike 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.” -Stephenie Geist

“A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well—almost.” -Charlotte Gray

“When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.” -Sarah Paretsky

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” -Konrad Lorenz

“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.” -Fran Lebowitz

“Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.” -Unknown

“All you need is love and a cat.”- Unknown

“I don’t think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, but if another dog’s poop is next to it, I think, ‘Ewww, dog poop!’” -Jonah Goldberg

“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.” -John Muir

“Best part of the day is coming home to a wagging tail.” -Unknown

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.” -Unknown

“The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera.” -Patrick Demarchelier

“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.” -Susan Orlean

“Love—that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment’—fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.” -John Bradshaw

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

“There are no bad days when you come home to a dog’s love.” -Unknown

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” -Josh Billings

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

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” -Hippolyte Taine

“When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.” -Eckhart Tolle

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

“Every dog must have his day.” -Jonathan Swift

“My main characters are the most sunny, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t be happier that’s where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog’s world as I like, but the dog doesn’t care. Dog doesn’t judge, dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad.” -Bruce Cameron

“Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?”- Gabriel Zevin

“The kindness lavished on dogs, if evenly distributed, would establish peace on earth.” -William Feather

“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” -Jon Katz

“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

“I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.” -Amy Lee

“It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.” -Linda Blair

“Being patted is what it is all about.” -Roger Caras

Life Quotes

“We never really own a dog as much as he own us.” -Gene Hill

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. 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.” -Roger Caras

“They say the smart dog obeys but the smarter dog knows when to disobey.” -Amy Hempel

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dg that you can get from no other source.” -Doris Day

“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” -William S. Burroughs

“When the Man waked up, he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog anymore but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'” -Rudyard Kipling

“Dog is God spelled backward.” -Duane Chapman

“The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron.” -George Will

“One cat just leads to another.” -Ernest Hemingway

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

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

“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

“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.” -Jim Butcher

“Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” -Albert Einstein

“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” -Michel Houellebecq

“Love is a four-legged word.” -Unknown

“No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” Waka Flocka Flame, American Rapper

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

“People seem able to love their dogs with an unabashed acceptance they rarely demonstrate with family or friends.” -Ann Patchett

“Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.” -Jonathon Scott Payne

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” -Terry Pratchett

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” -Albert Schweitzer

“Recruit your pet as a study partner. Cats are usually more than happy to do this—in fact, you may have trouble keeping them off keyboards and books—and dogs will often serve as well. Few things are more relaxing than having a warm, furry creature next to you as you study.” -Stefanie Weisman

“People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.” -Kate Jackson

“Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.” —Chevy Chase

“Everything I know I learned from dogs.” -Nora Roberts

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

“If you want a friend, buy a dog.” -Kevin O’Leary

“To err is human—to forgive, canine.” -Unknown

“To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don’t need any spoiling or looking after.” -Karl Pilkington

“I still love sparkles and grocery shopping and really old cats that are only nice to you half the time.” -Taylor Swift

“Cats are inquisitive but hate to admit it.” -Mason Cooley

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.” -Christopher Hitchens

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” -Arthur Conan Doyle

“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.” -John Grogan

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” -Charles Shultz

“Cats will outsmart dogs every time.” -John Grogan

“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” -Marjorie Garber

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.” -John Grogan

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.” -Unknown

“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.” -John Grogan

“What a beautiful world it would be if humans had hearts like dogs.” -Unknown

“Over the years I’ve come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past.” -Nick Trout

“I asked a kid, ‘What is love?’ He answered, ‘Love is when a puppy licks your face,’ I laughed before he added, ‘even when you left him alone all day.'” -Unknown

“The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” -Charles Dickens

“I am thankful for my pets because they complete my family.” -Unknown

“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” -Konrad Lorenz

“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around—that’s their job.” -George Carlin

“Kittens are angels with whiskers.” -Alexis Flora Hope

“The great 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.” -Samuel Butler

“If you’re lucky, a dog will come into your life, steal your heart, and change everything.” -Unknown

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

“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” -Harry Truman

“Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” -Arthur Schopenhaur

“If your dog doesn’t like someone, you probably shouldn’t either.” -Jack Canfield

“The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.” -Carrie Underwood

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

“Dogs are the best example of a being who doesn’t need to lie to protect someone’s pride.”- Ammiel Josiah Monterde

“There are spiritual guardians at all the transitional places in our mysterious multidimensional Universes. The precious sacred souls of animals are created to beautifully traverse these regions when their bodies are no more upon the Earth.” -Elizabeth Eiler

“I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.” -Jennifer Skiff

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

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” -Abraham Lincoln

“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.” -Dean Koontz

“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” -Dan Gemeinhart

“A dog is nothing but a furry person.” -Anonymous

“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.” -Rod McKuen

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” -George Eliot

“Little pup, big world.” -Unknown

“Every puppy should have a boy.” —Erma Bombeck

“Dogs don’t make judgments about physical appearance or abilities, and they don’t care how big your house is or what you do for a living. They care about the quality of your character and your capacity to love.”- Elizabeth Eiler

“Anyone can learn how to communicate with animals if they are open to the process and willing to practice.” Karen A Anderson, American Animal Communicator and Author

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.” -Plato

Positive Quotes

“I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV and eat pizza.” -America Ferrera

“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

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” -Bill Dana

“A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, ‘What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.’ Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep [I never have] is another matter. The dog is willing.” -Roy Blount Jr.

“Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of.”- Emmylou Harris

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

“Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect.” -W.R. Koehler

“When I walk my dog, people always ask if we’re twins.” -Jarod Kintz

“A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” -Mason Cooley

“If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.” -Mark Twain

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” -Gene Hill

“It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.” -Agnes Repplier

“Keep calm and pet a dog.” -Unknown

“You cannot share your life with a dog…or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” -Jane Goodall

“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

“My sunshine doesn’t come from the sky. It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.” -Unknown

“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.” -Caroline Knapp

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” -Neil Gaiman

“For a man living alone, dogs are almost more important than human beings.” -Richard Katz

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” -Roger Caras

“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, and then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” -Kristan Higgins

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” -Jules Verne

“A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.” -Champfleury

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” -Albert Einstein

“A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.” -Robert Southey

“Dogs don’t lie. A dog’s tail is a strikingly honest window to their souls.”-Jim Hillibish

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” -Charles M Schulz

“Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.” -Frances Wright

“Sometimes, your pet picks you.” -Julie Wenzel

“My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind and offer endless affection.” -Brendon Urie

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

“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.” -James Thurber

“The dog was created specifically for children. He is the god of frolic.” -Henry Ward Beecher

“A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” -Jill Abramson

“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” -Lloyd Alexander

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx

“The road to my heart is paved with paw prints.” -Unknown

“My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children: You got what you got, and you loved them unconditionally regardless of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be.” -Gwen Cooper

“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.” -Caroline Knapp

“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 man.” -Mark Twain

“Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.” -H. G. Bissinger

“Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?” -Robert Breault

“A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel guilty so that you cannot enjoy it.” -Helen Thomson

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

“The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother—and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.” -Winston Pendleton

“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

“Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of all.” -John Grogan

“Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog!” -Charles F. Doran

“The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.” Lord Byron

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” -Unknown

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” -Robert Falcon Scott

“I would recommend to those persons who are inclined to stagnate, whose blood is beginning to thicken sluggishly in their veins, to try keeping four dogs, two of which are puppies.” -Elizabeth von Arnim

“If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as people.” -Capek

“Just watching my cats can make me happy.” -Paula Cole

“Those who love dogs, know something about God.” -Fakeer Ishavardas

“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish—consciously or unconsciously—that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.” -Dean Koontz

“The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two.” -Maurice Maeterlinck

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

“Being this cute must be so freaking ruff.” -Unknown

“If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates.” -Charles Bukowski

“You’ll never walk alone because I’ll always be with you. Love, your dog.” -Unknown

“If you don’t believe dogs have souls, you haven’t looked into their eyes long enough.” -Unknown

“[Dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” -Jerome K. Jerome

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

"My cats inspire my daily. They inspire me to get a dog!” -Greg Curtis

“Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you.” -Wesley Porter

“A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” UNKNOWN

“It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more puppies.” -Unknown

“Hounds follow those who feed them.” -Otton von Bismarck

“Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children.” -Michael Morpurgo

“The truth is that it’s just really hard for me to get to sleep without a dog in my bedroom.” -Jimmy Stewart

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.