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By now, you probably know that I’m a huge dog lover!  Well, really, just a huge animal lover overall.  But I have three dogs of my own.  So I like to think I know a few things about the best dog movies!

Honestly, I haven’t always been this way though!  When I was younger, my sister was the first one to really ask for a dog.  We lived in the country and often had stray animals come up that we would feed.  And because we fed them, they’d usually hang around for a while!  When I was in my early teens, I wanted a kitten.  A friend of mine had a cat that had kittens, and I really wanted one.  My dad and mom actually wound up surprising me with one of them!  But he was an outside cat.  And I loved him dearly.

It wasn’t until after college that I really started wanting a dog of my own.  One that I could have inside.  I was planning to move out on my own, and thought having a dog would make me feel safer! At the time, I was still living at home with my parents, so I had to get my dad’s approval.  That’s when I finally got my first dog of my own… Cody, a black lab!  He was around 8 weeks old.  My world was changed forever.

Cody (not intentionally named after me… that’s a long story) has been my rock for going on 13 years now!  We’ve been through SO many life changes together.  I don’t know where I’d be without him.  He’s perfect!  And when he was 6 years old, we added Harley, a beautiful pit mix, to the family.  She’s my silly, sweet, attention-hog, affectionate cuddle bug.  She demands attention and love!  And of course, just a few short months ago, we added Waylon to the crew!  While I wasn’t prepared for a third pup, I couldn’t say no when I saw him.

Since I am such a huge dog lover… I’ve seen quite a few movies about dogs.  And I have to be honest, most of them have made me cry.  But I figured I’d share some of the best dog movies (in my opinion).  So here we go!

The Best Dog Movies:

  • Animated Dog Movies

  • The Secret Life of Pets

    In recent years, this has definitely been one of my favorite movies about dogs!  It’s super cute, and funny.  I always wonder what my dogs would do when I’m not around!

  • All Dogs Go To Heaven

    This is a childhood classic!  I honestly don’t remember much about the movie… but I do know I really liked it when I was growing up!

  • 101 Dalmatians

    Another classic!  Who wouldn’t love to be surrounded by so many puppies?!

  • Lady and the Tramp

    Perhaps I’m showing my age a bit with all of these classic movies!  But how could you not love Lady and the Tramp?

  • The Fox and the Hound

    This might be one of the first dog movies that made me cry!  It’s absolutely a heart breaking scene.  And I know, it’s mostly the fox… but still!

  • Non-Animated Movies

  • Beethoven

    I remember having this one on VHS!  Loved Beethoven.  Maybe that’s why I love BIG dogs?

  • A Dog's Purpose

    This one… and the two that follow all had me in TEARS!  Just shows the love of a great dog, and how much they become part of our story!

  • A Dog's Way Home

  • A Dog's Journey

  • Marley & Me

    I watched this one before I ever had an inside dog of my own. And I still cried like a baby! I don’t think I could watch it now!

     

  • Hachi

    I just watched this one within the past few years… and what a story.  WOW!  Grab the tissues for sure!  I sobbed so much after this one!

  • Dog Gone

    This is a new one on Netflix.  And believe me… based on the title, I thought I’d set myself up for a really good cry.  I did tear up a bit, but not for the reason you think!  It’s a really sweet story, and it’s based on a true story! Bonus… they shot this movie in Georgia!

  • Dog

    I really liked this one too!  It wasn’t as emotional as the others!  And has some pretty funny parts too!