15 Short And Funny Poems About Dogs For Kids

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Introducing dog poems for kids can be a wonderful way to help them express their feelings for their pets.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” — Josh Billings

When dogs enter a family, they develop close relationships with everyone in the house. They often become children’s playmates. Children start treating dogs as siblings and spend time feeding, bathing, and playing with them. If your children share a close bond with their dogs, you should encourage them to write a poem and dedicate it to them. This exercise may also help children to become sensitive toward all living beings.

Keep reading if you are unsure how to help your child write a poem for dogs.

15 Dog Poems For Kids

Here is a collection of some funny, cute, and adorable poems on dogs.

1. My Best Friend

Black and white
Thick and furry
Fast as the wind
Always in a hurry
Couple of spots
Rub my ears
Always comes when his name he hears
Loves his ball; it’s his favorite thing
What’s most fun for him? Everything!
Great big tongue that licks my face
Has a crate, his very own space
Big brown eyes like moon pies
He’s my friend till the very end!

– Abby Jenkins

2. Yip-Yip-Woof!

Tiny Chihuahua,
Humongous Great Dane.
The difference between them
Is really quite plain.
Feisty Chihuahua
Will yap-yap and yip.
If he doesn’t like you,
You may get a nip!
Gentle Great Dane
Has a powerful bite,
But never would nip you.
She’s much too polite.
Great Dane finds the carpet.
A fine place to nap.
Chihuahua loves curling
Right up in your lap.
Their owners would have
Some cause for dismay
If each dog behaved
In the opposite way!

– Kristin Frederick

3. French Doodles

If you go to Paris, you must take a scoop
and watch where you step so you won’t step in poop.
There are dogs on the sidewalks, the side streets, and more;
dogs at the bakeshop and grocery store.
There are dogs in the cafes, asleep by the tables,
and happy dogs pictured on grocery labels.
There are dogs in the bookshops, and dogs in the park,
dogs in the daytime, and dogs in the dark;
dogs getting ice cream and eating French bread,
(not like my dog who eats dog food instead.)
So if you go to Paris and like dogs an oodle,
then have a good time, but watch out for the doodle!

– Denise Rodgers

4. My Dog Likes to Disco

My dog likes to disco
on TikTok for fun.
He’d rather start dancing
than go for a run.

My dog likes to wiggle
and jiggle and jump.
He bobbles his noggin
and wriggles his rump.

And when he’s done dancing,
this doggy of mine
will pick up his cell phone
and post it online.

He puts up a video
once every day
so people can watch
as he wiggles away.

He started on TikTok
for something to do,
and now he’s on YouTube
and Instagram too.

He’s trending on Twitter
and Facebook as well.
I guess that I should have
been able to tell.

You see when I rescued
my dog from the pound,
the sign said, “Purebred
social media hound.”

— Kenn Nesbitt

5. A Dog For All Seasons

Some like San Diego,
where the weather’s always great.
I prefer the seasons
that we have near our Great Lakes.
In winter, when I walk my dog,
it’s freezing, but we go.
He sticks his head in snowbanks,
and his facelifts up the snow.
When spring is here, the leaves sprout forth.
My dog is such a pain.
He dashes out and tromps into
the puddles in the rain.
The summer’s warm and humid,
and the sun shines hot and bright.
I take my dog out, walking
in the coolness of the night.
When autumn comes, we really like
the brisk October breeze.
We crunch the leaves together
as they float down from the trees.
Some, like San Diego,
say it has the perfect weather.
But we prefer four seasons,
that’s my dog and I together!

– Denise Rodgers

6. The Story Of Nibbly McNibbleson

Nibbly McNibbleson was the dog nibbling queen.
She’d nibble everything when she couldn’t be seen.

She nibbled her legs, and she nibbled her paws.
She nibbled so much; her poor body was raw.
Then, she nibbled her blanket the whole of the day,
to the point where she’d nibbled the blanket away.

One day, she tired of nibbling her bed,
and decided she’d try doing licking instead.

So, she licked all the mirrors, the tables, and chairs.
Then, she licked all the rugs and the carpeted stairs.
Her licking won a place in the dog Hall of Fame,
and so Licky McLickerson became her new name.

– Unknown

7. 99 Dogs

I saw two people heading off for a walk
with 99 dogs in a pack.
So, I asked them why they had so many dogs,
and they thought for a while and said back,
“We’ve tried having different numbers of dogs:
from a lot to hardly any.
The lesson we’ve learned is 98’s not enough
but 100 dogs is too many.”

– Unknown

8. Tribute to a Best Friend

Sunlight streams through window pane onto a spot on the floor…
then I remember,
it’s where you used to lie, but now you are no more.

Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound…
then I remember,
it’s where your paws would joyously abound.

A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill,
then I remember,
it can’t be yours — your golden voice is still.

But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall,
and lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall.

I’ll wrap these treasured memories in a blanket of my love,
and keep them for my best friend until we meet above.

– Unknown

9. My Dog

My family got a new dog.
Its fur is short and white.
I absolutely love him,
but something is not right.

His ears are soft and long
and flop along the side.
His tail is quite short
But also very wide.

He’s positively quiet.
He never makes a sound.
He’s got a real cute jump
when I put him on the ground.

I’m sure when he grows up.
He’ll be massively strong.
His favorite food’s carrots
He eats them all day long!

– Steve Hanson

10. Unsatisfied Yearning

Down in the silent hallway
Scampers the dog about,
And whines, and barks, and scratches,

In order to get out.

Once in the glittering starlight.

He straightway doth begin.
To set up a doleful howling.

In order to get in.

– R.K. Munkittrick

11. My Dog Glory

My dog Glory is oh, so nice
She has sugar and a little spice.
Whenever I see her
it brightens my day,
The clouds in the sky go away

She would never hurt anyone.
She would never bite,
She is my love
My one delight.

If anything happened to her, I would cry,
I probably would die.
I love her so much
And she loves me,
If you saw us together
you would drop to your knees.

That is the poem that cheers me up,
It helps me when things are tough.
She is the one I kiss good night
We would never get in a fight

I love my dog more than anything in the entire world! She rocks!

– Ashley

12. Monroe

My loving puppy, Monroe,
is a snowball falling from the sky.
Monroe, a living puffball
running across the field.

As I listen to my canine pup
I hear a kettle ready on the stove.
When I feel Monroe
I love the wetness of his tongue.

Monroe, like a comforter blanket at night,
Monroe, like a pillow after a 20-mile run,
The smell of him is a bath in the sink,
Monroe, outside on a warm summer day,
Monroe, like fresh snow straight from the ground,

My puppy can be tasted even from far away,
Monroe, fresh brown sugar straight from the store,
Monroe, my lifelong dream come true!

– Allie

13. Dogs Go To Heaven

You’re the best friend I could ever ask for,
The one I can talk to.
You listen to everything I have to say;
I’m really going to miss you.

You’re growing old
And can’t walk as fast,
But don’t you worry,
I won’t forget about our past.

I love the comfort you offer,
Except when you chewed up my shoe.
But it’s okay; we all make mistakes.
I’m really going to miss you.

We loved to play ball,
Chasing it down the hill.
You’re the hairiest of them all,
But you still get the chills.

It’s almost time to go.
Don’t worry about me.
Just do it slow,
And forget about all the fleas.

I love you with all my heart,
The best friend I’ll ever have.
I’m really going to miss you.
I love you, and that will never change.

– Megan Osburn

14. It’s Just A Dog

You may be a dog,
But to me, you’re more.
You’re the light in my fog.
You put up with our war,

“It’s just a dog,”
Are the words from someone
Who has never seen fog
And whose wars have not begun.

Through thick and through thin,
You’ve stayed by my side.
Even when I can’t win,
Even when hope has died,

You’re the angel I wished for,
You’re the best friend I’ve had.
You’re all I wanted and more,
And I love you like mad,

I can’t thank you enough
For the things that you do.
When times are tough,
I’m so glad I have you.

– Sadie A. Gibbs

15. Are There Paw Prints In Heaven?

I hear of a place that is made of gold,
a place where we shall never grow old,
but one answer I have not heard at all,
will there be paw prints from my little dog?
He promised us joy right from the start.
I just wonder if she’ll be a part.
So as I sit here and dream of the day,
I wonder if in heaven she will stay?
When you’re walking down with the saints of old,
take a glimpse of that new road,
and if there you shall see,
maybe a paw print just for me.

– Missy Davis

16. My Puppy Is A Handful

My puppy is a handful,
So full of energy.
She jumps around to greet us.
And wags her tail with glee.

She digs when in the garden,
Getting muddy from her head to her toes.
Whatever goes on in her mind,
Heaven only knows.

She bolts her food so quickly.
And barely chews at all.
She saves her chewing for the rug,
Our shoes and the kitchen wall!

Everyone tells me she will improve,
And I want to believe what they say,
So I’m hoping our dear little puppy
Will become docile one day.

We want to create a harmonious home,
So we’ll try exercise, discipline and rest,
And trust that she will calm down,
For we can only do our best.

Remember the saying,
“Let sleeping dogs lie.”
Now I have my own puppy,
I can understand why!

– Ann Davies

17. Our Angel

Once I had gone for a jog
The atmosphere was covered by fog
I met a small dog
who was lying motionless like a log

I read up its mind
I thought it needed food
Now I had an opportunity to be kind
and do a needy creature some good

I brought the dog to my house
I protected its tender body from any louse
I did everything I could to make it shine
It ate bread and butter but not wine

It really infused happiness in life.
It could skillfully play with a knife
It was an Indian native
To spread love and cheerfulness was its motive

It really was very, very amicable.
In due course of time, it became inseparable
I think from the heavens it did fall
It was loved by one and all

– Sarthak Mohapatra

18. Where Do All The Good Dogs Go

It wasn’t the end of the world when she died,
But I admit I had to talk a tear from sloshing over the side.
The crow quit calling her names over his drifting shadow.
Does anyone know where all the good dogs go?

Brown eyes, big feet, and a short tail,
a biscuit’s nightmare, she could follow any trail.
A free-roaming spirit, she feared no foe.
Does anyone know where all the good dogs go?

She scattered the squirrels and ran the rabbit.
She shook the possum from his dreams and shooed the egret.
Not a cat chase missed, and she rolled the armadillo.
Does anyone know where all the good dogs go?

It must be a happy place, a place without a care.
For a week or a month, I would like to visit her there.
Dogs have no soul; some say it to be so. Then,
does anyone know where all the good dogs go?

– Larry E. Myers

Dogs make excellent pets. They can be your child’s best friend, if not a sibling. These poems reflect various emotions children can have about their dogs. So, is your child inspired enough to pen a poem of their own?

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Sravani Rebbapragada

Sravani holds a post-graduate degree in Biotechnology. Being an avid reader, she keeps herself up to date with research. Her interest lies in teaching new things to children in creative ways. For MomJunction, she covers literature and information/ facts articles for kids. Sravani likes to unwind by teaching to her son, spending time with her family, binge-watching TV series and... more