Although Thursday beats Monday, it’s still not Friday. However, today isn’t just any Thursday. It’s National Pet Day!
My first pets were tortoises and although they didn’t have tails to wag or soft fur to cuddle, I know they felt the love I had for them. There’s something about coming home everyday to someone who loves you and sees the best in you.
Most have their own stories with how animals have touched their lives.
We will forever be grateful to our four legged creatures that come and go when we’ve needed them. Here are 50 of the best quotes and memes to remind you why pets are awesome.
1. They always know when you need them
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” ― James Herriot
2. Forget humans, pets are best
“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ― Colette
3. Dogs give us way more than we deserve
“A lover will give you a kiss. A friend will give you a hug. But a dog with give you his heart.” – Unknown
4. When you realize how much love your pets give you
“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. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ― John Grogan
5. We only do things out of the interest for our pets
“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ― Abraham Lincoln
6. They are all good doggos
“Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong… ” – W.R. Purche
7. Cats just know what they want
“Cats are the lap-dancers of the animal world. Soon as you stop shelling out, they move on, find another lap. They’re furry little sociopaths. Pretty and slick — in love with themselves. When’s the last time you saw a seeing-eye cat?” ― Andrew Vachss,
8. TFW you realize pets only want to love you
“Over the years I’ve come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past.” ― Nick Trout
9. Suddenly life is going to be alright
“Pets. Life’s apology for every crappy day ever.” – Unknown
10. They makes us better people
“Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer is a permanent reminder of who we really are.” ― Nick Trout
11. Basically pets are best
“It’s not home without fur-kids.” – Unknown
12. Pets are equal members of our family
“Our pets are our family.” ― Ana Monnar
13. When people say love comes in all shapes and sizes…
“Love comes in fur & paws, too.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
14. No one pays attention on Friday
“If you’ve got some news that you don’t want to get noticed, put it out Friday afternoon.” – David Gergen
15. Pets will always be excited to see you.
“Money can buy a lot of things but it doesn’t wiggle its butt everytime you come in the door.” – Unknown
16. New name for pets: The Human Whisperer
“Pets understand humans better than humans do.” ― Ruchi Prabhu
17. Pets only know love
“Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you.” ― J. Wesley Porter,
18. Imagine watching the sunset with your pet though
“All the best things in life are free: love, smiles, friends, family, pets and companions, thoughts, sunsets and sunrises and especially rainbows.” ― Anthony T.Hincks
19. Thank U, Next
“If my dog makes you uncomfortable, I’d be happy to lock you in the other room.” – Unknown
20. Going to take a Caesar Milan class, brb
“Anyone can learn how to communicate with animals if they are open to the process and willing to practice.” ― Karen A. Anderson
21. Your pet loves you as much if not more than your mom
“A dog’s love is only second to that of a mother’s.” ― Radhika Mundra
22. Everyone loves a few kisses
“Dogs know your sadness and will be there with kisses to remind you it’s okay.” – Unknown
23. Pets > People
“Dogs are furry children that will never ask for money, car or a phone. And they are always glad to see you.” – Unknown
24. Crying because of how much our furry friends love us
“You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you’ve never known.” ― Michael P. Naughton
25. Animals read us better than we do
“Animals know. They know how a soul is stitched together. They know what it’s made of before anyone else gets a clue.” ― Alex A. King
26. Do it for them
“Be the person your dog thinks you are.” – C.J. Frick
27. Unbreakable bonds you have with your pets
“It is sort of remarkable to me how much grief can well up when a pet dies, until one remembers that they are in fact people, who just happen not to be human.” ― John Scalzi
28. Pets feel everything their humans do
“Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries.” ― Munia Khan
29. Everyday is a good day but Friday a little more so
“Pets bring vital energy to our homes and lives. Pets communicate many messages about love and connection. Care tenderly for all pets throughout their precious lives. The interspecies dance of love softens and expands the heart.” ― Laura Staley
30. Angels walk among us
“Everyone is taught that angels have wings –– the lucky ones of us find that they have four paws.” ― Jury Nel
31. Even Brooklyn-99 gets it
“’Cause I didn’t understand why people care so much about their dumb dogs till I got a dumb dog myself. I’ve only had Arlo for a day and a half, but if anything happened to him, I would kill everyone in this room and then myself.” – Rosa Diaz
32. 7 rings and a pet please
“Anyone who thinks money can’t buy happiness has never owned a cat [or any pet].” ― Arya Riverdale
33. It’s the little sacrifices you make for them
“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – Franklin P. Jones
34. You never knew love until you’ve given it to a pet
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France
35. It’s always a strong bond
“I’ve never known a love like the bond between man and animal.” – Unknown
36. You learn many lessons from your pets
“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts.
37. They know exactly what they’ve done
“Dude, I peed on that.” – Your Dog
38. Meeting new people because of your pet
“A dog…is a bond between strangers.” ― John Steinbeck
39. Why are they so wholesome?
“Dogs don’t make judgments about physical appearance or abilities, and they don’t care how big your house is or what you do for a living. They care about the quality of your character and your capacity to love.” ― Elizabeth Eiler
40. Pets love you like they’re 80 even when they’re 80
“Pets are like infants that never grow up. Forever children. We love them for that.” ― Anonymous
41. When you wanna give your pet everything
“I work hard so my cat can have a better life.” – Unknown
42. Animals deserve all the love
“My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children: You got what you got, and you loved them unconditionally regardless of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be. ” ― Gwen Cooper
43. The more the merrier
“Happiness can be measured with cats.” – Unknown
44. Love is unconditional
“I love my dogs more than myself and I love myself a lot.” – Unknown
45. All dogs go to heaven wasn’t just a movie
“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain
46. BRB, sobbing and going to hug my dog
“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
47. Animals make us know love
“Love is a four legged word.” – Unknown
48. Unconventional pets are the best
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill
49. Animals live a hakuna matata life
“Animals never worry about heaven or hell. Neither do I. Maybe that’s why we get along.” – Charles Bukowski
50. Everyday feels like Friday with your pet
“Happiness is having you dog come home.” – Charlie Brown
51. Sometimes a little fur time is all you need.
“The Best Therapist has fur and four legs.” – Unknown
52. Can’t get over those eyes!
“Did I ever tell you you smell like love?” – Unknown
53. The best thing about furbabies.
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras
54. Hipster pup knows.
“I was cute before it was mainstream.” – Unknown
55. Show your pup some love today.
“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman
56. Best day of the year!
“Happy National Pet Day!” – Unknown
57. If only the world were so good.
“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton
58. Sorry, but I love your dog more.
“Happy National Pet Day to someone whose dog is by far my favorite coworker.” – Unknown
59. Through and through.
“My Dog is my Heart.” – Unknown
60. It is what it is.
“Sorry your cat doesn’t remotely care about you on National Pet Day.” – Unknown
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Isabella Ong is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.