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42 Best Quotes About Dogs and Cats Living Together

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Some of the best quotes about dogs and cats living together are created by clever pet parents. They know that while some dogs and cats get along well, others need more time. 

Millions of pet households contain more than one animal, which is proof that dogs and cats can live under one roof in harmony. Raising a puppy and a kitten together is one way to help foster a lifelong friendship between the two. It takes a gradual introduction and positive reinforcement training in other situations. 

If you’ve watched dog and cat videos online, you know how precious and adorable they can be. If you’ve got a dog and a cat you’d like to help bond, we’ve curated 42 quotes to inspire you. 

Best Quotes About Dogs and Cats Living Together

“Dogs own space and cats own time.” – Nicola Griffith 

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow. But the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” – Mark Twain

“True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.” – Unknown

 “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

“I’m not sure that love and like aren’t like cats and dogs: One can’t grow up to be the other, but they can be taught to live under the same roof.” – E.L. Konigsburg

“Cats are very independent animals. They’re very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They’re familiar. They’re obedient. You call a cat, you go, ‘Cat, come here.’ He doesn’t come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They’re very free animals, and I like that.” – Antonio Banderas

“I get home at the end of the day, and I don’t want to talk. All I want to do is lay on the floor and pet my dogs and my cats.” – Ellen Degeneres

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” – 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

“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

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

“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

Funny Quotes About Dogs and Cats Living Together

Funny dog and cat playing together

“Dogs only want love, but cats demand worship.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you. If a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.” – Alfred North Whitehead

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

“I love the way a dog looks up to me and a cat condescends to me.” – Gladys Taber 

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” – Ann Taylor

“Cats leave hair everywhere. Dogs leave their toys everywhere.” – Unknown

“Cats do what they want. Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house.” – Unknown

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” – Jeff Valdez

“Dogs are very different from cats in that they can be images of human virtue. They are like us.” – Iris Murdoch

“Dogs believe every stranger is a friend they haven’t met yet. Cats wait for a proper invitation.” – Vicki Brown

“Dogs believe they are human. Cats know they are divine.” – Unknown

“Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!” – Bill Murray

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

“After a time, even the dog begins to compromise with the cat.” – Unknown

“Meow means woof in cat.” – George Carlin

“I like cats a lot. I’ve always like cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.” – Christopher Walken

“Throw a stick, and the servile dog wheezes and pants and shambles to bring it to you. Do the same before a cat, and he will eye you with coolly polite and somewhat bored amusement.” – H.P. Lovecraft

Emotional Dog and Cat Quotes

“No two dogs are alike. And yet, all dogs have something in common that makes them dogs, and makes them different from cats. The same goes for men and women. The trouble starts when cats don’t realize that dogs are different. Dogs think differently, and perceive the world differently, than cats do. I’m a dog. You’re a cat. And a dog knows better what it’s like to be a dog than a cat does.” – Oliver Markus Malloy 

“A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.” – Unknown

“I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called pet for a reason.” – Unknown

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard

“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” – Frank Crane

“A faithful friend is the medicine of life.” – Eccliesiasticus

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“I have a dog and a cat, and they are best friends.” – Danielle Macdonald

“Artists like cats, soldiers like dogs.” – Desmond Morris

“Dogs love us unconditionally, and cats are big on redemption. Our sins and shortcomings don’t bother them as long as we delight in their presence.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“I have a cat and a dog. They don’t really get along, but I think they get along when no one is looking.” – Mackenzie Foy

“Heads of warring nations could learn a lot about how to achieve lasting peace by watching dogs and cats who live in the same house.” – Blaize Clement