If you are a dog lover or puppy parent, then you are probably no stranger to posting adorable photos of your pup on social media — because after all, they are the cutest. While followers will already be double tapping because of those puppy eyes, a dog Instagram caption can't hurt. And if you are a pun lover, too, then these funny dog puns make for the perfect dog jokes to accompany your selfie with Fido or Scout.

Whether you need festive and funny Halloween puns to accompany photos of your matching dog and owner Halloween costumes, cute and punny pet Valentine's Day captions, or a short dog pun for a Throwback Thursday, you're sure to find the perfect pun to fit your needs.

These puns will be just as relatable as the best dog quotes out there, and while your pet won't understand the joke, they'll be happy to wag their tail along with your laughter. And if you have cats at home, too, then extend the humor to all of your precious pets with these funny cat puns. (Not that you need an excuse to take any more cute photos of them for the 'gram!)

Short Dog Puns

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  • These puns are paw-ful.
  • He's barking up the wrong tree.
  • Paws-itively!
  • Today's been ruff.
  • She's having a ball!
  • Come to the bark side.
  • Bone Appetit!
  • Furry hair. Don’t care.
  • She gets her coffee at Star-barks.
  • Let’s throw a cocktail paw-ty!
  • Su-paw-star.
  • Central Bark.

    Dog Breed Puns

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    • You have the Corg-key to my heart.
    • Lab-racadabra.
    • You’re labrador-able!
    • We’re having d-oodles of fun.
    • Hello, corg-eous.
    • You’re the best dog in the world. I Shih Tzu not.

    Cute Dog Puns

    • We're friends fur-ever.
    • My dog really digs you.
    • My dog is my fur-st mate.
    • My dog always makes me happy after a ruff day.
    • Time for a manicure and paw-dicure.
    • You’re totally paw-some.

    Funny Dog Puns

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    • He won't bring the ball back. He says it's too far-fetched.
    • Retriever? I hardly know her.
    • He's doing a thorough Lab report.
    • Why should you be cautious when it's raining cats and dogs? If you're not careful, you could step in a poodle!
    • The dog picnic quickly turned into a Bark-B-Q!
    • What's a dog's favorite band? The Beagles!
    • My dog knows it’s you. She has collar ID.
    • The Dachshund had to sit in the shade because it was a hot dog.
    • What did the Dalmatian say after eating dessert? "Man, that really hit the spot!"
    • You don’t need a locksmith, just a corg-key!
    • I love camping with my dog because she’s great at ruffing it.

    Dog Puns for Christmas

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    • Happy Howl-idays!
    • Feliz Navidog!
    • May your days be hairy and bright!
    • After Christmas, we celebrate Boxer-ing day.
    • Merry Christmutts
    • Yappy Holidays!
    • Santa Paws is comin’ to town…

    Halloween Dog Puns

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    • What's a dog's favorite movie? Harry Paw-ter and the Sorcerer's Bone!
    • A vampire’s favorite dog is a bloodhound.
    • On Halloween, he dressed like a pug-kin.
    • Are you a wizard or a pug-gle?
    • Every fall, everywhere, dogs drink pugkin spice lattes!
    • What happens when a vampire bites a dog? The dog becomes a bloodhound.
    • Happy Howloween! It’s going to be a terrier-fying evening!
    • What do dogs say on October 31st? Happy Hallo-Weiner!
    • What do you call a dog magician? A labracadabrador!

    Adorable Dog Puns for Valentine's Day

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    • What did the dog say to its Valentine? I'm mutts about you!
    • Pugs and kisses and poodles of love!
    • I’m not too cool to drool for you on Valentine’s Day!
    • I chews you to be my Valentine.
    • I love you, I Shih Tzu not!
    • I’m mutts over you 24/7, 365.
    • I ruff you so much, I’m barking it from the wooftops!
    • Urine in my heart forever, so let’s ignore that puddle in the kitchen.
    • Paw-don me, but you are the most bark-tastic fur-end around.
    • Don’t go bacon my heart and say you’ll be my Valentine.
    • You are my pup of tea, so pour some lovin’ sugar on me.

    Birthday Dog Puns for Instagram Captions

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    • It’s your bark-day so let’s paw-ty and woof it up!
    • Be-leash me when I say, “Happy birthday to my best fur-end!”
    • Let’s give the paw-parazzi something to bark about for your birthday!
    • I won’t be a Mal-tease, so I’ll get right to the point – unleash the fun today!
    • My dog wanted a pool paw-ty for his birthday. All attendees were good buoys.
    • I ordered my dog a birthday present from a cat-alogue. He hounded me about it for a year.
    • Fur reals, today is your birthday and that’s the bone-ified truth.
    • It’s my first birthday paw-ty, I’ll bark if I want to!
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    Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.