Best Songs For Dogs, According To Veterinarians

Songs For Dogs

If you’re a dog lover then you will already know the best dog songs are songs about dogs.

And we’ve got a wonderful collection of songs about dogs that your canine companion will love and we think, so will you.

There are countless songs about man and his furry friends but we’re positive that these are the best songs about dogs that you’ve ever heard.


Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

If you’re thinking, “hey isn’t this by Elvis”, you’d be sort of right. In fact, Elvis took this, one of the greatest songs about dogs, from Big Mama Thornton and it’s a true R&B classic.

Of course, it’s not really about a dog, so much as a lazy dude that takes advantage of someone. And our hound dog wants to point out that he works for a living unlike the fella in the song.

Listen to it here.


Dolly Parton – Cracker Jack

Dolly Parton - Cracker Jack

Country music doesn’t have that man country songs about dogs but this is a wonderful song about a childhood dog from the Queen of Country herself – Dolly Parton.

It’s a charming and upbeat tune with catchy lyrics that will have you singing along. And if you don’t already have a dog? You might be buying one by the time this finishes.

Listen to it here.


Lobo – Me And You And A Dog Named Boo

Lobo - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo

Dog lovers say that this love song for the dogs from the past of this extraordinary singer-songwriter is one of the deepest and most moving tributes to a furry friend ever recorded.

It’s a great song for kids to sing along to, while you muse on the deeper emotional undercurrents.

Listen to it here.


Elvis Presley – Old Shep

Elvis Presley - Old Shep

Elvis really loved dogs and this is a really cute and charming song about dogs that is an Elvis original through and through.

You won’t feel like you’re in the dog house after you’ve listened to this.

Listen to it here.


Norah Jones – Man Of The Hour

Norah Jones - Man Of The Hour

Norah says that this song is about the best man in her life. Her fluffy and cute dog!

In fact, she says if she has to spend life with “just my dog” it won’t be so bad!

This is a song for every loyal dog!

Listen to it here.


The Beatles – Martha My Dear

The Beatles - Martha My Dear

This is a lovely tribute from Paul McCartney to the dog that he loved so much, Martha.

It’s a loving tribute to a dog that brought so much joy to Paul McCartney’s family. This was a truly special four-legged friend.

Listen to it here.


Boothby Graffoe – Planet Dog

Boothby Graffoe - Planet Dog

This is so much fun and it pays homage to every do that there is from a big dog to an old go to a black dog!

Our kids love to sing along with this and our hound loves to bark along too! So it must speak to a doggy soul!

Listen to it here.


Luke Bryan – Little Boys Grow Up, And Dogs Get Old

Luke Bryan - Little Boys Grow Up, And Dogs Get Old

Unlike many country songs which speak of misery and unfaithfulness, this is a moving tribute to every stage in a dog’s life until it becomes an old dog and how each of them helps to grow the love in your heart for your furry friend.

Listen to it here.


Pink Floyd – Seamus

Pink Floyd - Seamus

This is a beautiful song that speaks of the good dog that was Seamus who started sniffing around his owner-to-be’s home and then became his pet. It’s far more than a kid’s tune too. It’s a testament to a pre-technology world!

Listen to it here.


Billy Currington – Like My Dog

Billy Currington - Like My Dog

This is pure fun! It’s a lovely celebration of everything that makes a dog a wonderful addition to your life. It’s uplifting and easy to listen to, sit back and relax with your best friend nearby!

Listen to it here.


Harry Nilsson – The Puppy Song

Harry Nilsson - The Puppy Song

This is a riotously funny song about a dog that really takes up a special place in this singer’s life.

It’s much cheerier than Nilsson’s most famous song – Without You.

Listen to it here.


Carrie Underwood – The More Boys I Meet

Carrie Underwood - The More Boys I Meet

This wonderful song tells us all about how Carrie turns to her dog to help her move on when she gets her heart broken (We can’t imagine that happens all that often, to be fair).

It’s a beautiful piece that is full of wit and charm.

Listen to it here.


Final Thoughts On The Best Dog Song

Our dog is a good boy and we’re sure yours is too (or a good girl) and these songs about our four-legged friends can really bring us close to our dog’s life and all the dogs around us.

We hope that you’ve found a favorite that you can play with your dog at home or maybe in the car when you’re on a journey together.

If you’ve enjoyed this list, you may also appreciate the top songs for your best friend, the best songs for underdogs, and our best songs for encouragement too.

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