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Best Dog Poems

Below are the all-time best Dog poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of dog poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member My Dog
Every time you look at me
Brown eyes say, "I love you"
When you're lying next to me
Your snuggle says it too

That soft brown skin's inviting smell

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Categories: best friend, dog, love,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member the dog on the beach
i watched a dog fight back the sea
to chase a ball thrown on the surf
he sensed no danger unlike me
when i chased young dreams on...

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Categories: beach, dog, life, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shelter Dog - with spelling edit

I’ve been sitting here for long lonely days
In this small space that I cannot escape from.
I am one of many other dogs in their own...

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Categories: dog,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Oscar Wiener Dog
A dachshund named Oscar was he,
which adored trick or treating with me,
so I had me some fun
when I sewed a cloth bun,
for a Halloween weenie...

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Categories: dog,
Form: Limerick
He's Just a Dog
He’s just a dog, a mongrel pup that fitted in me hand,
short haired, tan and white, with needs of high demand,
he’s whingy and he’s whiny,...

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Categories: animal, dog, trust, mum,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member My Saddest Day -A Dog Gone Tableau
My Saddest Day(A Dog Gone Tableau) 

I Had to leave him
(though he yapped and whined)
at the adoption drop off,
(I still loved him so)
with folks that I'd...

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Categories: dog, lost love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Dog Gone Tableau
“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” 
from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince 

Though he yapped and whined,
I still loved him so.
He was...

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Categories: age, dog, friend,
Form: Verse
Premium Member SHADOW

It was a glorious summer day and I woke up with the lark
Got my wheelchair ready and then headed to the park
I noticed a girl...

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Categories: dog, memory, soldier, war,
Form: Narrative
Asteroid Gravity Graced


You were out of this world 
named for the Perseids
the meteor 
that exploded in two striking the blue 
between the...

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Categories: dog, star,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lassie
I stand before you after all these years
Amid the ocean brine with misty tears
On these old banks above the Fundy Bay
With all those words I...

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Categories: childhood, dog,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dogs and Cats
In my life, I’ve had about five . . . . . . . . . . . DOGS

What naughty chewing little beasts they ....

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Categories: cat, dog,
Form: Acrostic

I wanted a brown Labrador, blonde and black ,
I love them all
But I had made up my mind, anxiously I sat waiting...

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Categories: death, dog, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Holly's Christmas Story
Our sweet dog Holly lies under our tree
She is wagging her tail so gleefully,

Knocking about the light Christmas tree balls.
She becomes quite shocked as one...

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Categories: adventure, christmas, dog, snow,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Early Morn On The Old Farm
Early Morn On The Old Farm

tomcat cat fast asleep
new house painted darkest of greens
old sun drenched, low-weeping willow
young black dog awakens
eager dawn, stretches its new...

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Categories: art, cat, color, dog,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - On The Moon -
Thea, grandfather Alferd's dog died, she was so old and sick
Now is Thea on the moon, says Adrian who is six

Michael Jackson died so unexpectedly...

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Categories: death, dog, funny, grandfather,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member An Evening with Snickers
Off his leash, he escapes,
diving under a chair.
Through each room of our house, 
he darts here; he darts there.

Little scamp can’t be caught.
He careens crazily.

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Categories: dog, , Lullaby,
Form: Rhyme
Fickle-Foolish-Footles - Man's Best Friend
Overweight Terrier:
Un-cool Terrier:

Spaniel dog breeder:
Parrot who mimics...

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Categories: animal, dog, funny,
Form: Footle
Premium Member His Old Pick-Up Truck
He begs me to come, but he's run out of luck
You won't catch me dead in that beat-up old truck!
It was painted the color...

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Categories: dog, funny, me, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At A Funeral
At a funeral we,                     ...

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Categories: dog, flower, friend, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Playing Enthusiastically


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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cat, dog, friendship,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member - BuBBles -
Lovely foam bath and lots of bubbles
Who knew it would lead to trouble

A luxury for wounded muscles and joints, with quality
An oasis of calm and...

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Categories: dog, fun, stress,
Form: Rhyme
The old man sits in his chair by the door
His dog lies beside him curled up on the floor
Ever since that day when the man...

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© Rob Biden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, death, dog, sad,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Random Moment
--- Matamoros, 2:00p.m., December 6, 2014

I sit at this table
(as I have done many times)
wielding a ball-point pen,
with insufficiencies of
thoughts and words --
out of place.

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Categories: age, city, death, dog,
Form: Free verse
Top 10 things my dogs have never said to me
Top 10 things my dogs have never said to me.   Ever!

Number 10…"Can we get a cat?"

Number 9…"No,…As a matter of fact I`m not...

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Categories: animal, best friend, dog,
Form: List
Premium Member A Puppy named 'Pig' N A Puddle
Just a regular curbside puddle,
It really wasn't that big.
But it had the look of an ocean,
To a sweet little puppy named 'Pig.'

"Your paws might touch...

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Categories: dog, fear, humorous,
Form: Light Verse