Why Did God Create Dogs (the Truth Revealed)

It’s often said that dogs are man’s best friend. But, did God create dogs or did we create them for ourselves? Today you’ll find out.

In Genesis chapter 1:32, on the sixth day of creation, when God finally finished with creation, he saw everything and said it was good, this includes dogs.

“And God looked upon all that He had made, and indeed, it was very good”.

Genesis 1:32

Sure, the dogs we see today may not look the same as the dogs, (or whatever they were called) when God created them on the sixth day.

But that’s not important because either way, God is the life-giving source behind creation, and it would suggest that He created dogs also.

That said, in my next post we’ll look at whether God created dogs as we now see them today or if they are domesticated wolves that we created for ourselves.

So, without further ado, let’s look at why God created dogs.

Dogs are adorable

God create dogs to serve us

God made dogs for our fun, enjoyment, and pleasure. God intended for us to use dogs in whatever biblically sound way we can to enjoy life while teaching us about him, his love, care and plan for our lives while on earth.

“Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth”.

Genesis 1:26)

The implication of Genesis 1:26 means that every creature, including dogs, upon earth, is subjected to us and we can decide how we want to utilize their abilities.

That being the case, we can conclude that God created dogs to serve us.

Here are a few examples of how dogs serve us in our daily lives that may suggest why God created them.

Helping disabled owners

1. To help when we’re disabled (Service Dogs)

There are many types of service dogs. Here are some of the more common ones:

Hearing dogs: These dogs are taught to notify us of common household noises, including knocks, doorbells, ringing phones, smoke detector alerts, oven timers, crying infants, etc. Both hearing-impaired and deaf people can benefit from using hearing dogs.

Guide dogs (sometimes known as “seeing eye dogs”) are used to aid the blind or visually handicapped.

Moreover, under our guidance, they are trained to assist in navigating past obstacles or barriers that may impede us if we become visually impaired.

People with guide dogs benefit from increased self-assurance as they go about their daily lives.

Mobility dogs: These dogs support physical activities. They support us while we walk, turn on or off lights, pick up dropped objects, open and close doors, etc.

Medical response dogs: These dogs are trained to serve us by responding to medical alerts. Although it’s unclear how they do it, these dogs can even pick up changes in our body chemistry or extremely minute muscle movements that are invisible to humans and alert us.

Moreover, medical response dogs can warn us of an impending event so we have time to take our medication, find a safe place, or call for assistance.

Along with many other functions, dogs can also prevent people from using stairways or assist them in standing up.

Hear what this scripture says “The ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer” (Proverbs 30:25). Every created thing upon the face of the earth was made to help us become better as we live our lives on the earth.

The scripture here is telling us to look at the ant and learn how to become wise and more industrial in our dealing in this world. The idea here behind this bible verse is that we can use the lifestyle lessons of the ant and apply them to our lives profitably.

Furthermore, the implication of this scripture means that we can observe our dogs or any other animal that God created and if we see that they possess abilities to help us in any particular way we can train them to help us.

Dogs can rescue persons in danger

2. To help with rescue missions (rescue and search dogs)

People can be located with the use of search and rescue dogs. They can be used in many different contexts, including tracking across wilderness areas, identifying individuals after a natural disaster, and many other rescue and recovery scenarios.

Dogs can help us find the bad guys with evil intentions

3. To help in dangerous operations (sniffer or detection dogs)

A dog’s nose is a remarkable instrument that can detect distinct odors even when they are obscured by competing scents. Detection canines are employed to find explosives, drugs, guns, mold, and many other odors.

Consider this scripture:

“The rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs”.

Proverbs 30:26

What do you notice? Have you noticed how the Bible uses the practice of animals to guide us on how we should live our lives? This reinforces the idea that God created dogs to help us and that we must try our best to use their abilities to enhance our lives while providing a favorable environment for their life.

Dogs are great companions to us

4. To help calm us (therapy dogs)

“Therapy dogs” are dogs that help us by giving us comfort, affection, and a positive presence. They can aid in reducing stress and easing sadness.

For example, Jesus said “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Reading such a passage of scripture will no doubt bring comfort and hope because it reminds us that God will take care of us. And like the birds, dogs remind us that God is ultimately in control of our lives; no matter what happens, we need to trust him.

Moreover, therapy dogs are typically household pets that have undergone proper training and socialization.

They undergo routine temperament and behavior checks. Long-term care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools, and jails are just a few of the places therapy dogs and their owners make visits.

They also occasionally assist in disaster relief efforts or offer consolation following a horrific occurrence.

Therapy dogs must be calm and tolerant, confident and at peace with loud noises, unexpected or unusual settings or people, and comfortable giving and receiving attention from strangers.

Therapy dogs are helpful, especially when they visit facilities and interact with people who have stopped talking to each other but will open up and chat with the dog.

Dogs can remind us of the lighter side of life

5. To keep us alert in emotionally low moments (emotional support (ESA)

Many people experience loneliness, depression, and mental illness, which can occasionally be so severe that it considerably impairs day-to-day existence.

Emotional support Dogs offer their owners companionship, unconditional love, and something to concentrate on.

According to studies, pets improve our health by reducing stress, blood pressure, and emotions of loneliness. They can also result in more opportunities for socializing since dog owners frequently enjoy chit-chatting with other “dog people”! They also motivate us to get out and exercise!

What does the Bible say about dogs?

Why did God give us dogs?

God give us dogs as an expression of his love because he wanted us to live an impactful life while on earth. So by giving us authority over everything on the earth, God expects us to use our rights and utilize dogs in a way profitable and beneficial to us.

When did God create dogs?

God created dogs and every other animal that lives on the land on the sixth day of creation, read Genesis 1 for an account of God’s creation of animals and other created things.

What does Bible say about dogs (with scriptures about dogs)

What does the Bible say about Dogs? Discover the top Bible verses about Dogs from the Old and New Testaments and learn more about their meaning and significance.

Revelation 22:15

15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Matthew 7:6

6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Philippians 3:2

2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.

Luke 16:21

21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luke 16:19-31

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.

20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores

21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.

23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.

24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue because I am in agony in this fire.’

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.

26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family,

28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

30 “ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”

Matthew 15:26

26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

Matthew 15:27

27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

Job 30:1

1 “But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

1 Kings 14:11

11 Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The LORD has spoken!’

1 Kings 21:19

19 Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’ ”

1 Kings 22:38

38 They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the LORD had declared.

Isaiah 56:9-12

9 Come, all you beasts of the field, come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!

10 Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.

11 They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, and they seek their own gain.

12 “Come,” each one cries, “let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better.”

Exodus 22:31

31 “You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

Psalms 22:16

16 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.

Isaiah 56:10

10 Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.

Jeremiah 15:2-4

2 And if they ask you, ‘Where shall we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says: “ ‘Those destined for death, to death; those for the sword, to the sword; those for starvation, to starvation; those for captivity, to captivity.’

3 “I will send four kinds of destroyers against them,” declares the LORD, “the sword to kill and the dogs to drag away and the birds and the wild animals to devour and destroy.

4 I will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh son of Hezekiah king of Judah did in Jerusalem.

Psalms 59:6

6 They return in the evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.

Isaiah 56:11

11 They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, and they seek their own gain.

Proverbs 26:11

11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.

1 Timothy 3:15

15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Dogs can help us

A final word on why God created dogs

Like any other animal that God created and put in our care to benefit us, dogs were also created to benefit us. Our assignment is to train our dogs so that they become useful to us. What is your opinion about why God created dogs? Please share your thoughts in a comment below.

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