80+ Dog Adoption and Rescue Dog Quotes to Use as Captions

They truly are a man’s best friend. It is amazing how all adopted dogs show an appreciation to all their owners. These adorable creatures have brought about great joy and happiness to so many and they are out there waiting to continue to do so. Such a four legged cutie will not be the only one to benefit. Your entire home will change, you will change. All adoptees offer an extra boost and they will not only give you unconditional love but better health as well, as exercise will become a part of your daily routine. So many celebrities have fallen in love with their chosen one and give it a thumbs up.

They too have found companionship in many sizes and colors, surprisingly in an animal shelter, local organizations in the area, on line or even in the street. By you taking in one of these remarkable beauties, you not only save a life but enhance yours. Read on to find a great selection of quotes that renowned super stars, actors, poets and more have stated and expressed their outlook on dog adoption. Every single one will motivate and inspire you, friends and loved ones to act on seeking and welcoming this magnificent creature into your home.

Best Quotes about Dog Adoption Which You Can Use as Instagram Captions

  • A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart. Judy Desmond
  • Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong. W.R. Purche
  • The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be. Konrad Lorenz

  • You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Harry Truman
  • My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. Elayne Boosler
  • I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck. Meg Donohue
  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings
  • You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him. W. Bruce Cameron
  • 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
  • Dogs never bite me. Just humans. Marilyn Monroe

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Happiness is a warm puppy. Charles Schulz


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You can’t change a dog’s past, but you can rewrite the future. Agnes Carass


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A dog wags its tail with its heart. Martin Buxbaum

  • To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. Aldous Huxley
  • There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. Konrad Lorenz
  • My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog. Anne Lamott
  • The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. M.K. Clinton

  • A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. Robert Benchley
  • A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it. Helen Thomson
  • If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail. Fran Lebowitz
  • After we bring food home from the grocery store…Dogs must think we are the greatest hunters ever! Ann Taylor
  • In this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. George Graham Vest
  • Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. George Eliot
  • If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. Albert Einstein
  • The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals. James Thurber


Adopt a Senior Dog Quotes

  • Life is a series of dogs. George Carlin
  • A dog wags its tail with its heart. Martin Buxbaum
  • Old dogs care about you, even when you make mistakes. Tom T. Hall
  • Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. Dorothy Hinshaw
  • Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really. Agnes Turnbull

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


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A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart. Judy Desmond

  • The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people. Daniel Pinkwater
  • What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job! George Carlin

  • The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s. Mark Twain
  • A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. Robert Wagner
  • Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a little out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well. Bennie Wilcox
  • Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. Mark Twain
  • When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad. Kristan Higgins
  • You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? Saint Basil
  • Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it watching for us to come home each day. John Grogan
  • Everyone is taught that angels have wings, but the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws. Jury Nel
  • 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

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Being this cute must be so freaking ruff.


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


Quotes About 
Rescue Dogs

  • The perfect rescue dog is out there for everybody. You just have to find it. Josh Hopkins
  • You can’t change a dog’s past, but you can rewrite the future. Agnes Carass
  • You can’t help everyone, but you can help at least one dog. Candice Bergen
  • A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me. Barack Obama
  • Not all homes should have a dog, but all dogs should have a home. Unknown

  • My Shelter Days are over, done, because you, my master, took me home. Courtney Bailey
  • When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love. Paul Shaffer
  • Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever. Karen Davison
  • Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had. Thom Jones
  • Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted. Sian Ford

  • The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. Stanley Coren
  • I should get a dog. I would get a rescue dog. I like mutts; I don’t care. I would probably get a three-legged dog no one else would want. Simon Cowell
  • 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
  • Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all. John Grogan


Dog Adoption Anniversary Quotes

  • Happiness is a warm puppy. Charles Schulz

  • To err is human — to forgive, canine. Unknown
  • Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. Franklin Jones
  • My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. Edith Wharton
  • Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. Milan Kundera
  • Everything I know I learned from dogs. Nora Roberts

  • Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. Orhan Pamuk
  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Roger Caras
  • Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you. Waka Flocka Flame
  • Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. Kinky Friedman
  • The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend. Lord Byron
  • No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. Louis Sabin
  • We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals. Immanuel Kant
  • Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. Alexander Pope
  • Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx
  • Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us. Ashly Lorenzana
  • There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Bernard Williams
  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. Andy Rooney
  • Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. Dean Koontz
  • The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic. Henry Ward
  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson
  • A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well – almost. Charlotte Gray
  • I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. John Steinbeck
  • No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. Christopher Morley
  • I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. Gilda Radner
  • Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. Sigmund Freud


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