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Tear Jerkers
Quotes that require tissues

The other day I was browsing through a catalog of dog-related products and there were so many beautiful sayings in it that I found myself a little teary. Surely I’m not alone in finding that quotes about dogs can be very moving. Here are some of the ones that really pulled on the heartstrings.

 

Now and forever, my dog is my heart.

 

Home is where my dog is.

 

I prefer to be in the company of dogs.

 

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

 

True friends leave paw prints on your heart.

 

Life is short, play with your dog.

 

No matter how little money or how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.

 

What sentiments about dogs do you find inspiring?

 

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Karen B. London, PhD, is a Bark columnist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in the domestic dog.

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Submitted by Elizabeth Janson | September 15 2010 |

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”

Submitted by Sue Maguire | September 16 2010 |

I LOVE this quote. It's probably my all time favorite dog quote.

Submitted by Robyn | September 16 2010 |

This is my personal favorite, and is the signature on my emails.

Submitted by Barb Dorazil | September 15 2010 |

When I arrive home in the evenings my little dog is always there waiting patiently and the quote from Edith Wharton always comes to mind:

My little dog "a heartbeat at my feet"

Then as I settle in for the evening I am always thankful for that little friend who loves me unconditionally. The little presence who never complains and is happy just to be with me no matter how I look, feel or act.

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

Submitted by Carolyn | September 15 2010 |

"My little dog, a heartbeat at my feet" - Edith Wharton

I ran across this quote shortly after getting my little dog, now it seems like "ours." It never ceases to choke me up.

Submitted by Robyn | September 16 2010 |

One of my favorites is this one....

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 Kunder

Submitted by Dee | September 16 2010 |

"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." ~ Anonymous

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." ~ Josh Billings

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as your dog does." ~ Christopher Morley

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

Submitted by Laurie | September 16 2010 |

therapy on four feet

Submitted by Dee | September 16 2010 |

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

"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." ~ Anonymous

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." ~ Josh Billings

Submitted by Maura | September 17 2010 |

Wow- all of these quotes got me choked up! I also like "The more I see of man, the more I like dogs." and "Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails."

Submitted by Rebecca | October 17 2010 |

I saw this on a sign outside a church that posts a different quote each week: "Please dear god, make me as good as my dog thinks I am."

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