The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
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.
The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn't been fully recognized. They keep millions of people sane.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
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.
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere.
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?
I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem.
If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
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