10 Quotes About Dogs That Will Warm Your Heart

Dogs make our lives all the more full. . (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)

In the thousands of years since dogs were domesticated, they have become more than just constant and valuable companions to humans. They have also become therapists, guardians, confidants, teachers, entertainers, and of course, friends. They make us laugh, drive us crazy, comfort us when we're down, keep us on our toes, and teach us things we didn't know about animals, about the world, about ourselves. Here's a small celebration of dogs in all their four-legged and furry glory.

P.S.: All the dogs photographed here were adopted through rescues or are currently with rescues and in search of forever homes. If you're looking for a dog of your own, there are many waiting in shelters all over the world.

Dogs always appreciate our insights. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Dogs are skilled at many things, especially counting treats. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Dogs are experts at companionship. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Senior dogs are simply expert dogs. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Dogs think we're just so very insightful. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Understanding dogs mean learning more about ourselves. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Dogs and books are everyone's BFFs. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Having a dog makes you rich, even if you have nothing else. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)
Unconditional love, and puppies!!. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)

Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.