21 Dog Side Eye Memes For a Quick Laugh

Pug dog dressed up in bunny ears.
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Ever caught your dog looking at you with a mix of judgment and disbelief? That’s the dog side eye, a look that pet owners know all too well and one that’s taken the internet by storm in the form of hilarious memes. 

These memes capture our dogs in moments of silent protest, giving us a funny, relatable glimpse into the thoughts they might be having about their bizarre human companions.

This article dives into some of the funniest dog side eye memes that every dog owner will recognize. Whether you’re having a rough day or just need a quick chuckle, these memes are sure to bring a smile to your face. Let’s take a look at what these expressive pups have to say about life with humans!

Bewilderment Over Human Choices

side eye dog meme.
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What do dogs think of our Netflix binge-watching habits? Quite a bit, apparently! This meme features a dog puzzled by his owner’s choice to watch yet another reality show, instead of taking him outside.

Silent Judgment

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This side eye meme highlights a dog’s reaction to hearing you gab on about New Year’s resolutions. The meme’s caption playfully wonders if they really do understand what were saying and secretly judge us.

When You Speak ‘Dog’

Harvey side eye with ball toy.
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Harvey always makes it clear, once it goes in his mouth its his. Sure he’ll let me try to get it but make no mistake, in dog-law, once it’s been slobbered on I can never get it back.

A Misunderstanding About Destinations

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Our furry friend’s disappointment is palpable in this meme, where a dog reacts to arriving at the vet instead of the park. The caption perfectly sums up the confusion and what your dog thinks about taking him anywhere but the park.

A Classic Look of Defeat

shiba inu side eye under blanket questioning why the cat gets to sleep all day.
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Sometimes the slight side eye can convey a world of meaning. This meme shows a dog giving a classic look of defeat after hearing the cat gets to sleep all day.

Public Blame Game

Shiba Inu side eye meme.
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The perfect example of dog side eye meme…because you all know you do this. This meme captures a dog’s exasperated look when his owner tries to blame their own embarrassing moments on him.

Guard Dog Alternatives

Donkey side eye.
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Who says a guard dog is the best security? This meme features a donkey, with the caption cheekily proposing an alternative. Seriously though, have you ever heard a donkey…it will warn you about anything way before a dog will.

Questionable Sharing Practices

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Here we see a dog giving the ultimate side eye to its owner who eats without sharing. I swear Harvey gives this look every time I am eating my food and don’t offer him any. I just hope he understands that is mom’s rule not mine.

Envy at Dinner Time

husky side eye meme.
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Speaking of eating human food. If it smells good to you remember your dog can smell it ten thousand times more. This meme shows a dog longing for a bite of its human’s dinner.

Denial of Restrictions

dod questioning the word no.
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In this humorous meme, a dog appears to question the concept of limits. Because let’s be real, who is going to say no to this guy.

Bath Time Blues

puppy with side eye for having to take a bath.
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The dread of bath time is universal among dogs, as depicted in this meme, but it gets real when they start to understand the words “bath time.” Saying it might just get you a sad side eye of bath time blues.

Existential Canine Crisis

cute dog with side eye questioning if he ever really will understand being a good boy.
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We always ask, “who’s a good boy.” when hanging out with our pups. But this meme explores a deeper, existential thought from a dog’s perspective: “What if I never find out who’s a good boy?”

Squirrel Surveillance

Dog in yard looking to side and seeing a squirrel.
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This next meme features a dog seriously questioning its human’s dismissal of squirrels as threats, with the caption: “Hearing ‘It’s just a squirrel’ like my sworn enemy isn’t right over there.” The excitement on his face though is too much to not let him just go for it. Try and try again, there is no way he’s catching that squirrel. 

Irresistible Charm

puppy dog questioning who's going to deny his cute face.
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Here’s a dog using its cuteness as a defense strategy, suggested in the caption: “Sure, big dogs guard the house. But who’s gonna deny this face anything?” Perhaps this relates to the famous quote about attracting more flies with sugar…how zen of this puppy.

Philosophical Pondering

Dog wondering if there is a ball thinking about him.
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Staying on the existential side of thoughts this meme shows a dog in a moment of whimsical wonder, asking: “I wonder if there’s a ball out there thinking of me too.” 

Jealousy in the Park

Chihuahua giving the side eye look.
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A dog’s jealous reaction to its owner petting another dog is humorously captured in this meme: “Saw you pet another dog in the park today. Care to explain?” This is the exact look I get from Harvey when coming home from a dog sitting gig…he knows I have been spending time with another dog.

Supernatural Hearing

Harvey hearing something in the kitchen.
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Illustrating a dog’s impressive hearing, this meme features my dog Harvey literally hearing some treat getting unwrapped in the kitchen.

The Price of Adorableness

French bulldog giving the side eye look.
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This meme shows a dog dressed in an elaborate and slightly absurd outfit, looking less than thrilled about its fashion situation. The caption cleverly sums up the pup’s sentiment: “When cuteness comes at a cost.”

Focused Frustration

Harvey wanting me to get his toy.
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Harvey intensely focuses on the new toy he just got that has to be unwrapped before given to him. His excitement over any new toy sometimes leads to funny antics as the toy is just out of reach but he wants me to know that it’s just right there.

Diet Double Standards

dog giving sarcastic side eye look when he only gets one treat and we go for seconds.
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This hilarious meme calls out the hypocrisy of human diet habits. A dog with a skeptical look as he only gets one treat but his owner is going back for seconds.

Establishing the Hierarchy

Beagle giving the side eye look.
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At some point, in every relationship, we just realize that were not number one in her eyes…and we never will be. This meme reflects a smug expression perfectly matched with the caption: “Let’s not pretend…she loves me more.” The image humorously asserts the dog’s confident claim over the owner’s affection.

Each of these memes offers a light-hearted look at life with dogs, reflecting the often humorous misunderstandings and the pure joy they bring into our lives. So next time your dog gives you that knowing look, maybe think about what meme you could be living in!

Why Your Dog Is Giving You The Side Eye

Harvey on bed being playful and giving dog side eye.
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Every dog owner knows the look: that peculiar, sidelong glance from your four-legged friend that seems to be loaded with unspoken words. Behind this amusing façade lies a gesture ripe with canine communication, waiting to be understood. Learn the subtleties of why your dog is giving you the side eye look.

Corey Turner
Corey Turner, owner of FurBallFun.com, draws on a lifelong love for dogs and extensive pet ownership to offer a unique perspective in the pet industry. With a successful background in project management, he excels in critical analysis, precise attention to detail, and quality assurance. This expertise allows him to effectively differentiate true value from marketing hype in the pet sector. Corey’s contributions have been featured in various publications including Rockery Press Guide Books and WealthofGeeks.com. During his free time, he enjoys disc golfing, rock climbing, and bonding with his cherished FurBall friend, Harvey.