58 Rescue Dog Quotes and Sayings You Will Love

Rescue dogs are occasionally overlooked in favor of purebred dogs from breeders, despite the fact that they provide an equal amount of love, devotion and companionship.

Despite their difficult pasts, these canines can adapt and flourish in a supportive home.

They come in many shapes and sizes and their varied histories may create a unique combination of qualities not seen in a single breed.

Choosing a rescue dog could have significant cultural implications. It helps to relieve the issue of shelter overcrowding and aids to the battle against unethical breeding methods.


Adopting a rescue dog allows you to give a deserving animal a second opportunity while also getting a loving and devoted companion.

In essence, rescue dogs are just as excellent, if not better than dogs acquired from breeders in many aspects.

Top 10 Rescue Dog Quotes


Secondhand animals make first class pets. ~ Unknown.


Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts. ~ Unknown.


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


A dog is, without doubt, a man’s best friend. ~ Unknown.


You can’t help everyone, but you can help at least one dog. ~ Candice Bergen.


My Shelter Days are over, done, Because you, my master, took me home. ~ Courtney Bailey.


You can’t buy love but you can rescue it. ~ Unknown.


Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~ Roger Caras.


The perfect rescue dog is out there for everybody. You just have to find it. ~ Josh Hopkins.


Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had. ~ Thom Jones.


If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. ~ Albert Einstein.


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. ~ Josh Billings.

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Best Rescue Dog Quotes

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. ~ Agnes Repplier.


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.

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’ ~ Dave Barry.


Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever. ~ Karen Davison.

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. ~ Derek Bruce.


Home is where the dog runs to greet you. ~ Unknown.

When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love. ~ Paul Shaffer.


The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. ~ M.K. Clinton.

Top Dog Rescue Quotes

The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be. ~ Konrad Lorenz.


In this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. ~ George Graham Vest.

If you don’t believe dogs have souls, you haven’t looked into their eyes long enough. ~ Unknown.

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


A dog is not a thing. A thing is replaceable. A dog is not. A thing is disposable. A dog is not. A thing doesn’t have a heart. A dog’s heart is bigger than any ‘thing’ you can ever own. ~ Elizabeth Parker.

Inspiring Rescue Dog Quotes

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. ~ Gilda Radner.


I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck. ~ Meg Donohue.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives. ~ Sue Murphy.

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. ~ John Grogan.


Not all homes should have a dog but all dogs should have a home. ~ Unknown.

Pit bulls are famous, in circles of knowledgeable dog people, for the love and loyalty they bestow on anyone who shows them a smidgen of kindness. ~ Linda Wilson-Fuoco.

Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all. ~ John Grogan.


No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank.

After we bring food home from the grocery store…Dogs must think we are the greatest hunters ever! ~ Ann Taylor.

Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human. ~ Cesar Millan.


Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage. ~ Agnes Repplier.

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

Pit bulls are the least likely to be human aggressive. ~ Sue Frisch.

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. ~ Jerome K. Jerome.

When most of us talk to our dogs, we tend to forget they’re not people. ~ Julia Glass.

Powerful Rescue Dog Quotes

You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him. ~ W. Bruce Cameron.

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. ~ Stanley Coren.

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~ Samuel Butler.

When the dog looks at you in the eyes, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

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.

Dogs never bite me. Just humans. ~ Marilyn Monroe.

Motivational Rescue Dog Quotes

This isn’t dog hair; this is rescue glitter! ~ Unknown.


I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. ~ Mark Haddon.

Every human should not buy a dog but rescue in need and free him from the sufferings and give him love, care, and shelter. ~ Ridhima Badola.

If you help and rescue a starving dog and adopt him and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ~ Mark Twain.

Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted. ~ Sian Ford.


Looking for a good time? Adopt a shelter dog. ~ Unknown.

I love to rescue animals. The pounds were so crowded they were putting animals down almost immediately. Seven thousand dogs were put to sleep. ~ Laura Dern.

Rescued is my favorite breed. ~ Unknown.

So these were the 58 quotes about Rescue Dog.

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