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80+ Dog Puns: Paw-Some Wordplay That Will Make You Smile

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on June 13, 2024 by Dogster Team

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80+ Dog Puns: Paw-Some Wordplay That Will Make You Smile

Dogs can bring a lot of joy and laughter to people’s lives, and the only thing that might be more fun than a dog is a good dog pun. We’ve gathered some paw-some puns that you can use on almost any occasion. They’re great for greeting cards, captioning photos, and using at dog-themed parties.

We’re ready to unleash the puns and make you howl with laughter. We hope you’ll have a ball as you read each one!

The 80+ Paw-Some Dog Puns

Funny Dog Puns

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Puns with a punchline are sure to brighten someone’s day. Here are some of our favorite punny dog puns:

  • My dog knows it’s you because she has collar ID.
  • Retriever? I hardly know her.
  • My dog won’t bring the ball back because it was too far-fetched.
  • My dog won’t stop hounding me.
  • My dog loves to read the Harry Paw-ter books.
  • The best dog detective is Sherlock Bones.
  • My dog loves to eat woofles for breakfast.
  • Trust him, he’s a dog-tor.
  • My dog likes being fancy and pawsh.
  • My dog can’t stop eating pup-corn whenever we watch movies.
  • The hills are alive with the hound of music!

Cheerful Dog Puns

These dog puns are perfect for any dog-lover who needs some encouragement or cheering up.

  • I’m sorry you’re going through a rough pooch today.
  • Anything is paw-sible.
  • Here’s a round of a-paws for you!
  • Don’t terrier yourself up about it.
  • You are paw-sitively amazing!
  • You’re the best paw-tner in crime.
  • My dog really digs you.
  • I’m sorry you had a ruff day.
  • You’re a su-paw star!
  • Wishing for a furry tail ending!
  • I’m so fur-tunate to have you as a fur-end.
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Holiday Dog Puns

There’s no doubt that you can come up with a good number of holiday puns. Here are some excellent puns to inspire you.

  • Happy Pawlidays!
  • Happy Howlidays!
  • Yappy New Year!
  • Bark! The Herald Angels Sing!
  • Feliz Navidog!
  • Santapaws is coming to town.
  • May your days be terrier and bright!
  • Happy Howloween!
  • Happy Halloweiner!
  • No tricks. Only treats!
  • Labracadabra!
  • Don’t go bacon my heart and say you’ll be my Valentine.
  • Time to sing the Star Spaniel-ed Banner!
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Sweet Dog Puns

It doesn’t hurt to use a sweet dog pun to get on someone’s good side. Here are some cute puns that you can share with your loved ones.

  • You look quite fetching today.
  • I paw-sitively love you.
  • I’m mutts about you.
  • I woof you.
  • We are ulti-mutt friendship goals!
  • I woof you to the moon and back.
  • You are fur-bulous!
  • I’m so fur-tunate to have you in my life.
  • We’re best fur-ends fur-ever.
  • Love long and paws-per.
  • You’re a diamond in the ruff.
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Dog Breed-Specific Dog Puns

Many dog breeds have a loyal fanbase. Here are some of our favorite puns that incorporate specific dog breeds.

  • My dog’s favorite band is the Beagles.
  • I’m a wizard and this is my Pug-gle.
  • My dog’s favorite drink is the Pug-kin spice latte.
  • Why call a locksmith when you can call a Corg-key?
  • He’s Great Dane-gerous.
  • I’ll Collie you later.
  • My Dalmatian hid because he didn’t want to be spotted.
  • I’m all about that Pug life.
  • This is mind-Beagling!
  • I’m feeling melon-Collie.
  • You’re such a Mal-tease!
  • Pardon my Frenchie!
  • We’re going to New Yorkie for the weekend.
  • You’re Labrador-able!
  • For English Setter or worse.
  • You’re the bees Havanese!
  • You’re the Pom dot com!
  • Careful in the rain. You could step in a Poodle!
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Birthday and Celebration Dog Puns

Whether it’s celebrating a dog lover’s birthday or a dog’s birthday, a nice dog pun is sure to make the party even better.

  • It’s time to paw-ty!
  • Time to celebrate with your favorite fur-end!
  • Let’s unleash and celebrate your birthday!
  • Raise the woof!
  • Let’s have a ball!
  • Paw-ty people in the house!
  • Pup pup hooray!
  • Don’t be late to the paw-ty!
  • Happy fur-st birthday!
  • Let’s celebrate with a bark-beque!
  • Turn up the sub-woof-ers!
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Short Dog Puns

Here are some short and simple dog puns that you can use for any occasion. See how many of these you can slip into a conversation.

  • I’m fur-real.
  • You’re paw-some.
  • Please fur-give me.
  • Paw-don me.
  • Today’s been ruff.
  • Bone appetite!
  • Howl-o!
  • Howl you doing?
  • It’s the leash I could do!
  • Oh, paw-lease!
  • Paws for dramatic effect.
  • These puns are paw-ful!
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Where to Use These Dog Puns

It’s always fun to use a dog pun, so we’re happy to find any excuse to share them. Dog puns are great for cards, and any dog lover will always appreciate a homemade dog-themed card containing a clever pun.

Dog puns also make fun and adorable captions for social media posts. If you run a social media account for your dog, make sure to incorporate a few good puns every so often.

Dog lovers will always appreciate a dog-themed party. Using puns on signage is a great way to stay on theme and bring smiles to people’s faces.


We hope you enjoyed our paw-sitively hilarious dog pun list, and please fur-give us if some puns made your eyes roll over. We hope we’ve inspired you to come up with your own puns to share with others. There’s no such thing as too many dog puns, and we’re always happy to add more to our list. Thanks fur reading!

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