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32 Dog Birthday Quotes to Celebrate Pups and Pet Lovers

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Did you ever wonder if dogs know when it’s their birthday? Your pup may not realize she took another trip around the sun, but you know it. 

Your dog is loyal and loving 24/7/365, so when it’s time to share best wishes you need to find the best dog birthday quotes to fit the occasion. Sharing photos and videos of your dog in party apparel, opening presents, and celebrating a birthday are always a hit on social media. 

Just like people, dogs age with each passing second, but a dog’s biological clock moves much faster. Our beloved canines are with us for a short period of time, so every opportunity to celebrate their lives is highly encouraged. 

What you say on social media is as important as the photos and videos you post. We curated 32 of our favorite dog birthday quotes to celebrate your pup’s special day. These dog birthday wishes also make for great quips to share inside snail mail cards with family and friends. 

Tell your dog we said happy birthday as you indulge in these smile-producing quotes, sayings, and tributes. 

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Happy Birthday Dog Quotes

“Your bark is my morning alarm and my ‘welcome home’ greeting. The wagging of your tail is my comfort and my stress buster. The way you cuddle beside me is all the love I ever need. Happy birthday, buddy!” – Unknown

“Itch your birthday! Do whatever makes your tail wag!” – Unknown

“It’s your birthday? Let’s go ‘terrier’ into some fun times and make memories together!” – Unknown

“When you wake up every day, it’s like a new birthday; it’s a new chance to be great again and make great decisions.” – Poo Bear

“Happy Bark-Day! 

Because today is so special,

It simply wouldn’t do 

To send one simple birthday wish

To last the whole year through;

So I wish you paw-some moments

And that all your doggy dreams come true!”

– Unknown

“To live is the rarest thing in the world, my beloved dog. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde, paraphrased

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“All I Need To Know About Birthdays I Learned From My Dog

Chewing on your presents is the highest form of appreciation.

Every dog has her day–this one is yours.

Sniff your presents before you tear into them

Paws and reflect on what life has given you.”

– Alan Runk

“Puppies are born with the genes for love, but it still takes a village to raise a loving dog.” – Clive D.L. Wynne

“Gray hair? That’s not gray…it’s frosting! Some things just get sweeter with age.”– Senior Tail Waggers

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.– George Bernard Shaw

“A piece of my heart, a portion of my life

Literally, you are a slice of me. 

Not just a dog, but my BFF, my bestie. 

You’ve always been and always will be.” 


“To you, happy birthday 

on this most yippity day

Stick a candle in every hour

lickety-sniffety every plate.”

– Irene Latham

“If happiness had a face, it would be four paws and a wagging tail. Happy birthday to the cutest dog in the world.” – Unknown

“Dogs are the magicians of the universe. Labra-cadabra and happy birthday! – Clarissa Pinkola Estés, paraphrased

“Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit.” – Pablo Neruda

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” – Bennie Wilcox

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Dog Birthday Quotes for Pet Lovers

“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

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!” – Dr. Seuss

“When I needed a hand, I found your paw. Happy birthday to the best dog in the whole world.” – Anonymous

“In regard to dogs, my most memorable thoughts concern my daughter’s dog and her fondness for them. In fact, one day while working at the office, she hosted a birthday party for one of her Newfoundlands and the party was attended by dogs of other coworkers. It was a hectic few hours, but I believe the guests enjoyed themselves.” – Tom Monaghan

“Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with happiness dogs.” – Anonymous

“Who says a dog is only a pet? For me, you are a soul who is as beautiful as any human being on the planet.” – HappyBirthdayAll.com

“Dog dads are the best belly rub givers, the go-to pooper scooper, and just like a regular dad but way cooler. Happy waggy birthday!”  – Anonymous

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“Hey dog mom, thanks for working hard so I can have a better life. You’re like a normal mom but so much hipper, better, and paw-some. Happy birthday with lots of licks.” – Anonymous

“When I think of things that come in pairs, I think of salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, and you and your dog. Wishing a happy birthday to a dog-tastic duo!” – The Write Greeting

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

“Birthday Advice From Your Dog

Be loyal.

Delight in the simple joys.

Hide your favorite snack.

Make new friends.

Learn new tricks no matter your age.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.”

– Unknown

“If you want a genuine friend, then a dog is always in trend. Happy birthday!” – Happy-Wishes.net

“Acquiring a pet may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative. Happy birthday from your loving dog.” – Unknown

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

“The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.” – Bridget Willoughby