To honor the bond between women and their canine companions, we’ve compiled a collection of the best quotes about dogs alongside photos of some of our proud Woman’s Best Friend Project partners.

woman and her dog in Perkasie lifestyle pet photo session by kristen kidd photography
Erica & Charlie snuggle up together. Erica is grateful for how Charlie helped her sleep again after a long period of sleepless nights. He instantly changed her life by helping her get back to a sense of normalcy through rest.

“The great 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

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

Orhan Pamuk
Woman and dog embrace during phoenixville pet photo session with Kristen Kidd Photography
Julia & George embrace. Julia is grateful for the hugs she receives from George everyday she comes home from a day of challenging work.

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

Gilda Radner

“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.”

Michel Houellebecq

The Woman’s Best Friend Project is a coffee table book that tells the stories of the bonds between women and their canine companions. Many of these quotes reflect the same feelings of unconditional love and loyalty held by the women that participated in the project.

small dog during pet photo session at Kristen Kidd Photography North Wales Studio
Brandy has been the light of Gina’s life for fifteen years.

“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.”

Jon Katz

“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.”

Paul Shaffer

The Woman’s Best Friend Coffee Table Book sets out to eradicate stigmas associated with anxiety, depression, grief and breed descrimination by telling the beautiful stories of 42 women and faithful dogs.

Marie feels that Wilbur is a part of her. Bringing him into her life was unexpected and has brought her unimaginable joy.

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.”

Christopher Morley

“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
Carbon County Pet Photo Session with Kristen Kidd Photography
Jill says of Shelby, “She my baby.”

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”

Dean Koontz

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.”

Konrad Lorenz
Bucks county in home pet photo session kristen kidd photography
Quigley & Penny provide Danielle with a never ending source of love and entertainment.

“Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.”


“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”

Robert Wagner
woman and dog pet photo session at montgomery county photography studio kristen kidd photography
Krisztina’s adoration for Zeus is written all over her face.

The Woman’s Best Friend Coffee Table Book is benefiting the rescue community by donating all profits to the Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue. So when you purchase a book, You’re saving lives.

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”

Robert Falcon Scott

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” 

Milan Kundera
woman and dog in Philadelphia photography studio kristen kidd photography for pet photo session
Sharon is in bliss when her girl Maggie is by her side.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

Will Rogers

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

H.G. Bissinger
woman and dog in in home pet photo session in Philadelphia with Pet photographer Kristen Kidd Photography
George’s sincerity is palpable when he hugs Julia after long day at work.

Kristen Kidd Photography is a family portrait photography studio in the North Wales suburb of Philadelphia, Pa. We specializes in helping two-legged and four-legged families stop and reconnect with the love in their lives through fun and unique photo experiences and custom designed wall art collections.