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40 Best Dog Mom Quotes for Devoted Pet Parents

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One of the greatest relationships ever is that of a dog mom. No matter what breed, what circumstance, or where they came from: dogs are the purest form of love. The human-animal bond is emotionally deep and one that spans the centuries. (A round of appaws if you agree.)

Maybe you’re a dog mom who posts on Instagram, TikTok, or any of the socials. You snapped the ultimate photo of your special canine, but need a great caption for it. We’ve gathered together 40 of the best dog mom quotes to share as captions, in e-cards, snail mail cards, or in doggy scrapbooks and photo albums. 

Whether you are a crazy dog mom, happy fur mom, foster dog mom, or somewhere in between, this list has you covered. A picture is worth a thousand words, and these dog mom quotes express the joy dogs bring into our lives. 

Best Dog Mom Quotes

Dalmatian dog kissing his mom

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

“I’ve never loved a dog like this in my life. It’s amazing. Sometimes I think there’s a person in there … There’s something to say for this kind of love — it’s unconditional. – Elizabeth Taylor.

“Today I will be thankful for all the pawprints on my floor and all the slobbery kisses on my face and all the hair on my clothes. For there will come a day when there is far too much room in our bed and these days will be profoundly missed.” – Unknown

Dog Mom: “You are not just a dog. You are my sanity. You are my happiness. You are my teacher. You are my therapist and my best friend.”

Dog: I know I’m just a dog, but…if you feel sad, I’ll be your smile. If you cry, I’ll be your comfort. And if someone breaks your heart, we can use mine to live. I’ll always be by your side.” Unknown

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

“It’s just a dog. First of all, that’s my child.” Unknown

“My Dog: For the wag of a tail, and a bark of hello, to no other friend I would ever go – To whisper my fears and lick away tears. To run and to jump and to twirl all around, there’s no better friend that I’ve ever found.” Karen Monaghan

“Some people don’t understand why my dogs mean so much to me. That’s okay–my dog does.” Unknown

Him: “Did you adopt your dog?”

Me: “No, he’s my biological dog.” @Gooooats

“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

Funny Dog Mom Quotes

Husky dog with his dog mama

“Behind every strong woman is a dog that follows her to the bathroom.” Unknown

“She believed she could but her dog was asleep on her lap, so she didn’t.” Unknown

“One thing my dog and I have in common is that we never want me to go to work.” Unknown

“Normalize bringing dogs as plus-ones.” @dickvanyikes

“I feel sorry for those people who don’t have dogs. I hear they have to pick their food up from the floor.” Unknown

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

 “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

Foster Dog Mom Quotes

dog sleeping with his mom

“Saving one dog will not change the world. But surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” – Unknown

“Parenthood requires love, not DNA.” Unknown

“You might be temporary in their lives. They might be temporary in yours. But there is nothing temporary about the love or the lesson.” Tonia Christle 

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” Lily Tomlin

“We do not need to know the beginning of a dog’s story to change the ending.” Paraphrased from Fi Newood

“Every foster dog is one caring foster mom away from being a success story. Paraphrased from Josh Shipp

“All of my fosters have taught me great lessons like patience, nurture, and responsibility. My last foster was a Cocker Spaniel, and I couldn’t let him go. I adopted him!” Olesya Rulin

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa

Dog Mom Mother’s Day Quotes

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“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” Milan Kundera

Being a mother doesn’t mean being related to someone by blood. It means loving someone unconditionally and with your whole heart.” Unknown

“Happy Mother’s Day to the person who usually gets stuck feeding me, and walking me, and cleaning up after me, and taking me to the vet’s, and hugging me, and worrying about me.” Hadley Robertson

“I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They’re like you and me.” Ziggy Marley

“Being a dog mom is my happy ever after.” Unknown

“Dog mom (noun): Person who works hard so her dog can have the best life. Snack giver. Walking companion. Pooper-scooper pro. Ultimate love-giver and snuggler.” Unknown

“My children bark.” Unknown

“Relationship status: Sleeping awkwardly, trying not to disturb the dog.” Unknown

Pit Bull Dog Mom Quotes

woman with sweet Pit Bull

“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never rescued a Pit Bull.” Unknown

“Pit Bulls are famous in circles of knowledgeable people for the love and loyalty they bestow on anyone who shows them a smidgen of kindness.”  Linda Wilson-Fuoco

“No breed of dog contorts his body in celebration of human contact like a Pit Bull.” Jeff Coltenback

“I love Pit Bulls because their hearts are as big as their heads.” Unknown

“Beware of Pit Bulls. They will steal your heart” Dean Russo

“Pit Bulls are beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without the vices.” Unknown

Any woman can be a mother, but it takes someone special to be a Pit Bull mom.” –Unknown