DOG STORIES & DOG POEMSDog Stories & Poetry

Old dogs, war dogs, puppies or strays,

Poetry has power to brighten our days.

Dog stories and poems are best read aloud,

To an audience of one or a theater crowd.




Poems About Dogs


Pick of the Litter - Bunny was pick of her heart. by her breeder, AKC judge Katie Gammill.


Queenie, a Special Border Collie She did sheepdog trials her way, with a handicap... and with heart!


Cowboy Ethics are as true today as when they formed America and our most valuable traditions.


Where To Bury A Dog... There's only one place and you'll find it here.


Old Dog You expect it but can't accept it.  Old Dogs are different you know.  This one was..


Rondeau on the Death of a Dog  when they whimper in the darkness, we gain insight...


The Dog Who Was from the wet whelp to the dog who was our friend - tribute to Bigson.


Remembering Sachmo - more than poetry; this top sire of all Working Breeds was our family pet.


The Last Battle - Don't grieve that it must be you who has to decide this thing to do...


Dog's Last Will, What would your dog include?  This is short, just a photo and a few words.


Rainbow Bridge A brand new look at a very famous place.


If We Learned From Our Dogs The world would surely be a better place.  Short and to the point.


Fat Dogs Can't Swim The hysterically funny true story of a Mini-Bull's near-drowning.


Puppy Size Little girl looking for shelter puppy and finally mom understands what she wants.


Romance Of Rex otherwise known as a Tale Of A Pedigreed Piddling Pup, this classic is from 1935.


An Angel's Kiss When something special is only with us for a short time, this is what we must treasure.


The Meaning Of M.U.T.T. by Jim Willis - Better read this one!


Reggie wasn’t rhis name and there was a reason he was at shelter but then that’s the story…


If a Dog Were Your Teacher by 'unknown' - the world would be a better place...


The Miracle of A Dog by cancer patient, dog breeder Diane Sandberg-Mulligan


Bathing a cat can be hilarious!Giving Your Cat a Pill Own a cat?  Doesn't matter, guaranteed to make you laugh ... and hug your dog!


Dominion by 'unknown' - A thought provoking look at pet abandonment.


On All Hallow's Eve the dog reverted to ... read,  pull your children closer, and put the dog out tonight.


Happy Halloweenie Page 1 has lotsa photos for Halloween fun, check out Page 2, Why Dogs Hate Halloween!!!


The Night Santa Came, he delivered a Christmas message and a lesson ... well, you gotta read it.


A Gift of Poems and Stories from TheDogPlace.orgA Different Christmas Poem A reminded of how lucky to be "home of the free".  This soldier says it all...


Therapy Dog Christmas A Therapy Dog visit can perform miracles for nursing home, hospital or hospice patients! Grab a Kleenex and read Poodle owner’s true story.


The Christmas Puppy's Tale what his mom told him, it's the ultimate gift exchange, by David Arthur


A Shelter Dog's Night Before Christmas, a poem or a condemnation of our celebration?


A cab ride at Christmas that offers more than good cheerThe Cab Ride will stay with you long after Christmas. Gifts that cost us so little are worth a fortune to others.


Christmas at Arlington Cemetery a photographic reminder, the ultimate gift and where the 5,000+ wreaths come from.  Amazing!


Doggy Mom's Letter To Santa. is hilariously original!  Her Christmas list includes a special recording from the Dog Whisperer, a battery-operated...


Shorty’s Story The best Christmas gift this little Poodle could have had was life. Get Kleenex ready.

Stories About Dogs


BARKING DOGS GET ON EVERYONE'S NERVESNight Crimes Neighbor's barking dog driving you nuts?  A "rock-solid" solution guaranteed to keep you awake...


The Secret, Only An Old Dog Would Know, will make you think, wipe your eyes, and rebalance!


The Last Battle - If you are facing that dreaded decision, read and rejoice.


Power Of The Dog - Rudyard Kipling at his best - on losing a dog.


Losing Our Canine Friends A short story about life with Gunner will make you both rejoice and weep.Spirit dogs can seem like a wolf spirit


Spirit Dog Does your dog seem too much like a previous dog? Maybe he IS your dog...


Borzoi Spirit Dog Ajax the Borzoi was her spirit dog.


What My Dog Asked Of Me PLEASE! Print out for every new puppy owner - or the neighbor, or ..... See Why!


Old Man and His Dog Unknown - If tears make you happy, this one is joyous.


Just A Dog, the one thing that gives us humanity and keeps us from being "just a man or woman."



Signs & Symbols Animals speak to us; you expect it from your dog but this true story about an ominous owl and an enraged bear is spooky.


What Is It About Terriers? Terriers a bit like terrier people, never at a loss for words, Mighty Mouth was typical.


Quotes Never be at a loss for words! Jot these down and whip them on your friends.



Parable Of The Dog Clan As old as time but as timely as this morning's coffee.  Can you identify the characters?


Childhood Despair. What if there were no circus for your child? No hotdogs, ice cream? and no pet.


Two Dogs In war-time 1940's Austria. As our soldiers are in far-away lands ...  better get a Kleenex.


One More Dog Unknown - We've all "been there" and will no doubt do it again.


Who Says I Don't Care For My Dogs? It is me who cares for my dogs!


How Could You? by Jim Willis - DO NOT read without a clear conscience about every dog you've let go.


Where Dogs Come From... More than a little truth here. Guaranteed to make you (and Adam) smile.


Reason To Send Email Read this and forward. We promise you will want to share with your best friends!


Parable What do Lanting, Kipling and the evolution of the American GSD have to do with each other?


When I Got My New Dog reminder of WHY we got that dog, AND what it gave to us.


In The Valley by Dr Roberta Lee - A Warm Fuzzy children's story adults will read time and time again...


Sleeping Dogs Why do we do this?  Because pack animals bed down together. Read this to learn the rules.


I'm Drinking From My Saucer by Dr. Lee - There's a real good reason. We should all be so lucky!


The Magic Cave A special place for everyone regardless of age.


Lucky Lady submitted by Dr. Roberta Lee - Another sad but true story, thankfully, with a Hitchcock ending.


Newly Approved Crossbreeds they sure knew what they were do'in.  I'd buy one, and so will you!


An Old Blanket  A dog in the dark, bloody feet, no teeth, a little broth... and the hand of God.


Top Ten Reasons To Be A Dog "... no matter where it itches, no one will be offended if you scratch it in public."


Do I Go Home Today? by 'unknown' - If this poem doesn't make you want to hug your best friend, nothing will.


The Spirit of US in Equus is about a horse but Jack Vance speaks to all who love, train, and show dogs.


Carol’s Birds animals communicate - a moving experience that crosses paranormal parameters.