Pets Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pets quotes, pets sayings, and pets proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.     

James Cromwell

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.     

Chevy Chase

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.     

Martin Buber

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

I really love pets. They're like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can't fool them.     

Donna Douglas

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.     

Robert Wagner

Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.     

Frances Wright

Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it's easy to forget they're not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don't say anything back.     

Stephenie Geist

To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don't need any spoiling or looking after.     

Karl Pilkington

Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.     

Amy Sedaris

Your pet is not your friend. It is your hostage.     

Scott Dikkers

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.     

George Eliot

Just watching my cats can make me happy.     

Paula Cole

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.     

Emily Dickinson

It's difficult to understand why people don't realize that pets are gifts to mankind.     

Linda Blair

I really love animals. My cat is my little soul mate. He's not just a cat, he's my friend.     

Tracey Emin

We have three cats. It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.     

Ron Reagan

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.     

Fran Lebowitz

Dogs are my favorite people.     

Richard Dean Anderson

Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint.     

Susan Orlean

There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.     

Dick Dale

Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.     

H. G. Bissinger

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.     

Nafisa Joseph

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.     

Alexander Theroux

I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet.     

Paul Rudd

I love animals and feel very strongly that people should not be allowed to buy a pet if they are not able to look after it.     

Kirsty Gallacher

My idea of a perfect pet is a really, really big dog! Huge!     

Emily Vancamp

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.     

James Herriot

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened     

Anatole France

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

Orhan Pamuk