Pound Puppies (2010 TV series)

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Pound Puppies
Genre Comedy
Developed by Wendy Moss Klein
Nancy Steingard
Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
Written by Joe Ansolabehere
Bart Jennett
Rachel Lipman
Eric Trueheart
Mark Drop
Tony Infante
Paul Germain
Billiam Coronel
Julie Selbo
Silvia Olivas
Steven Tsapelas
Rich Fogel
Mike Ferris
Nancy Steingard
Peter Hannan
Janna King
Alan Hanson
Evan Gore
Merriwether Williams
Chelsea Meyer
Rich Whitley
Stephen Cedars
Temple Mathews
Phil Walsh
Eric Shaw
Benji Kleiman
Sib Ventress
Directed by DHX Media:
Greg Sullivan
Jos Humphrey
Tim Stuby (Season 3)
9 Story Entertainment:
Richard Weston
(7 episodes)
Voices of Eric McCormack
René Auberjonois
Yvette Nicole Brown
John DiMaggio
Michael Rapaport
Alanna Ubach
M. Emmet Walsh
Brooke Goldner
Cree Summer
Jessica DiCicco
Betty White
Theme music composer Jonathan Evans for Spaceman Music
Opening theme "Pound Puppies"
Ending theme "Pound Puppies" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Daniel Ingram
Steffan Andrews
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 65 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Alfred Gimeno
Elana Adair
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Hasbro Studios
Paul & Joe Productions (season 1)
9 Story Entertainment
(2010, episodes 1–7)
DHX Media/Vancouver (2011–2013, episodes 8–65)
Original network The Hub / Hub Network
Picture format 16:9 widescreen, 1080i (HD)
4:3 letterboxed, 480i (SD)
Audio format 2.0 Stereo
5.1 surround
Original release October 10, 2010 (2010-10-10) – November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16)

Pound Puppies is an American/Canadian animated series that premiered on Hub Network (as a Hub Original Series) on October 10, 2010, in the United States. Pound Puppies also aired on YTV in Canada and on Boomerang in the UK, Ireland and Australia. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios. It is the second series, after the 1986 series, to adapt Pound Puppies into a cartoon format. It is a kid-friendly cartoon, and is designed to appeal to children and their families. It has also featured very well-known voice actors, such as Betty White.

Pound Puppies was originally a property of Tonka, but after Hasbro's acquisition of the company, it is now managed by the latter.

For the first 7 episodes, 9 Story Entertainment did the animation production, but DHX Media/Vancouver took over production starting with episode 8.[1] It bears some resemblance in plot style and music to the '60s TV series Hogan's Heroes and to films like Stalag 17 and The Great Escape.[2] It also, of course, seems inspired by the earlier Pound Puppies cartoon, such as the one episode, "Taboo", which was based on an episode from the 1986 version of the show.

On July 9, 2012, it was announced that Pound Puppies was one of four original series from The Hub that won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for high quality production and storytelling.[3]

In August 2012, it was announced that the season 1 episode "I Never Barked for My Father" was honored with the HUMANITAS Prize for excellence in writing for children's television animation.[4]


The Pound Puppies is a group of dogs who spend most of their time at Shelter 17. Together with a group of squirrels recruited by Strudel, an incredibly smart Dachshund, they operate a secret and highly sophisticated underground facility beneath the pound, aimed at finding new owners for puppies or even grown up dogs that come to their pound. They rely on their motto, "A pup for every person, and a person for every pup". Although the facility is filled with advanced equipment (mainly built by Strudel and the squirrels) and is often shown bustling with activity, it consistently manages to avoid detection by the pound's clueless human staff. Several episodes have shown that there are multiple Pound Puppies units worldwide. There is also a similar organization, the "Kennel Kittens", which is a group of cats at the Happy Valley shelter that try to find forever homes for the kittens and cats that come their way. The Kennel Kittens have appeared in several episodes, and often mess up the Pound Puppies' missions. The Pound Puppies also have an unofficial side branch, the "Super Secret Pup Club".[5]

A recurring plot often involves the Pound Puppies helping dogs find loving homes and coming across various challenges as they do so. Once a dog is successfully matched with a new owner, the Pound Puppies give him/her a dog tag shaped like a dog house as a parting gift, along with the quote, "Once a pound puppy, always a pound puppy."


Pound Puppies

The following dogs appear regularly in the series.[6]


Recurring characters






In Summer 2012, Hasbro released a line of toys for The Hub's Pound Puppies series, consisting mainly of plush toys (including Lucky, Cookie, Rebound, Patches, Cupcake, and a minor character, Nutmeg.) and small figures. Each plush toy comes with an 'Adoption Certificate' tag that one can fill out. One can also access an official website and download a Pound Puppies adoption.certificate.[8] The toys show the true names of the dogs.

DVD releases

Distributed by Shout! Factory.

Title Release Date Episodes Additional Features
Homeward Pound[9] March 6, 2012
  • "Homeward Pound" (Season 1, Episode 11)
  • "My Fair Rebound" (Season 1, Episode 8)
  • "Quintuplets" (Season 1, Episode 9)
  • "The K9 Kid" (Season 1, Episode 19)
  • "Zoltron" (Season 1, Episode 15)
Bonus Feature- "Learn to Draw Lucky!"
Super Secret Pup Club[10] October 16, 2012
  • "Bone Voyage" (Season 1, Episode 17)
  • "Mutternal Instincts" (Season 1, Episode 25)
  • "The Fraud Princess" (Season 2, Episode 2)
  • "The Super Secret Pup Club" (Season 2, Episode 3)
  • "The Ruff Ruff Bunch" (Season 2, Episode 7)
Mission: Adoption[11] May 21, 2013
  • "King of the Heap" (Season 1, Episode 7)
  • "Taboo" (Season 1, Episode 13)
  • "Snow Problem" (Season 1, Episode 18)
  • "Zipper the Zoomit Dog" (Season 2, Episode 1)
  • "There's Something About Camelia" (Season 2, Episode 5)
Bonus feature- Printable adoption certificate
Holiday Hijinks[12] November 5, 2013
  • "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve" (Season 2, Episode 13)
  • "I Never Barked for My Father" (Season 1, Episode 21)
  • "Barlow" (Season 2, Episode 4)
  • "Good Dog, McLeish!" (Season 2, Episode 6)
  • "The Prince and the Pupper" (Season 1, Episode 5)
A Perfect Match[13] April 8, 2014
  • "The Yipper Caper" (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • "Hello Kitten" (Season 3, Episode 11)
  • "No More S'mores" (Season 3, Episode 19)
  • "Beauty Is Only Fur Deep" (Season 3, Episode 12)
  • "Working K9 To 5" (Season 3, Episode 1)
Puppy Love[14] February 3, 2015
  • "Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine" (Season 1, Episode 14)
  • "McLeish Unleashed" (Season 1, Episode 22)
  • "The General" (Season 1, Episode 4)
  • "When Niblet Met Giblet" (Season 3, Episode 9)
  • "Rebound's First Symphony" (Season 3, Episode 22)
Bonus feature- Printable valentine
Pick of the Litter[15] July 14, 2015
  • "Dog on a Wire" (Season 1, Episode 10)
  • "Pound Preemies" (Season 2, Episode 13)
  • "Cuddle Up Buttercup" (Season 3, Episode 2)
  • "The Pups Who Loved Me" (Season 3, Episode 3)
  • "I'm Ready for My Close Pup" (Season 3, Episode 8)
Rare Pair[16] January 19, 2016
  • "Catcalls" (Season 1, Episode 6)
  • "The Really Weird Dog" (Season 1, Episode 16)
  • "The Call of the Squirreldog" (Season 1, Episode 20)
  • "Kennel Kittens Return" (Season 1, Episode 24)
  • "Once a Ralph, Always a Ralph" (Season 3, Episode 10)
Showstopping Pups[17] April 16, 2016
  • "The Accidental Pup Star" (Season 2, Episode 10)
  • "It's Elementary, My Dear Pup Club" (Season 3, Episode 6)
  • "Hot Dawg!" (Season 3, Episode 7)
  • "The Watchdogs" (Season 3, Episode 13)
  • "Back in Action" (Season 3, Episode 17)
Halloween at Shelter 17[18] August 30, 2016
  • "Nightmare on Pound Street" (Season 1, Episode 2)
  • "Rebel Without a Collar" (Season 1, Episode 12)
  • "Fright at the Museum" (Season 3, Episode 4)
  • "The Truth is in Hear" (Season 3, Episode 18)
  • "Little Monster" (Season 3, Episode 21)
  • "Lord of the Fleas" (Season 3, Episode 23)
Puppy Party[19] December 13, 2016
  • "Rebound" (Season 1, Episode 3)
  • "Olaf in Love" (Season 1, Episode 23)
  • "Puddles the Problem Pup" (Season 3, Episode 5)
  • "Hail to the Chief" (Season 3, Episode 14)
  • "All Bark and Little Bite" (Season 3, Episode 15)
  • "Doubles Trouble" (Season 3, Episode 20)
  • "The Road to Empawerment" (Season 3, Episode 24)


  1. "DHX Media website-Pound Puppies". Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  2. "Pound Puppies, Hogan's Heroes". Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  3. "HubWorld.com press release". Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  4. "The Hub TV Network Original Series 'Pound Puppies', From Hasbro Studios, Honored with Humanitas Prize". Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  5. "Pound Puppies on HubWorld.com". Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  6. "Pound Puppies-Characters". Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  7. "Pound Puppies-Secondary characters". Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  8. "Pound Puppies on TV.com, forum discussion "Toys"". Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  9. "Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound DVD press release". Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  10. "Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club DVD facts sheet". Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  11. "Pound Puppies: Mission: Adoption". Shout Factory. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  12. "Pound Puppies: Holiday Hijinks". Shout Factory. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  13. "Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match". Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  14. "Pound Puppies: Puppy Love". Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  15. "Pound Puppies: Pick of the Litter". Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  16. "Pound Puppies: A Rare Pair". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  17. "Pound Puppies: Showstopping Pups". Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  18. "Pound Puppies: Halloween at Shelter 17". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  19. "Pound Puppies: Puppy Party". Retrieved 26 November 2016.
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