Pound Puppies is an American/Canadian animated series that premiered on The Hub (as a Hub Original Series) on October 10, 2010, in the United StatesPound Puppies also airs on YTVin Canada and on Boomerang in the UK and Ireland. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios. For the first 7 episodes, 9 Story Entertainment did the animation production, but Studio B Productions, who also produces the animation for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, 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]

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 are a group of dogs who spend most of their time at Shelter 17. Together with a group of squirrels, they operate a secret and highly sophisticated underground facility beneath the pound, aimed at finding puppies or even grown up dog's owners. They rely on their motto, "A pup for every person, and a person for every pup". Although the facility is filled with advanced equipment and is often shown bustling with activity, it consistently manages to avoid detection by the pound's human staff.[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.


[edit]Pound PuppiesEdit

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

  • Lucky (voiced by Eric McCormack) - The mutt alpha male of the group, and chief commander of the dogs' underground facility. Kind and clever but firm, he exudes authority and is often obeyed without question. He has a secret crush on Cookie, but he prefers to hide his feelings. According to an official plush toy, his last name is "Smarts".
  • Cookie (voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown) - A tough-talking but kind and smart Boxer who is Lucky's second-in-command. She has a secret crush on Lucky and doesn't like her belly being touched. In "Mutternal Instincts", she grows close to a puppy she affectionately names Cupcake and at the end, her family adopts her. According to an official plush toy, her full name is "Sugar Cookie".
  • Niblet (voiced by John DiMaggio) - A huge and sometimes clumsy and slow-witted Old English Sheepdog with a big heart. He has a little sister named Rebound.
  • Strudel (voiced by Alanna Ubach) - A genius Dachshund with a German accent who creates many of the inventions used by the Pound Puppies. She is usually assisted by squirrels due to her lack of opposable thumbs and is the most intelligent dog in the group. In "My Fair Rebound" it is revealed that she used to be a show dog and her stage name was Strudel diSchnitzel Von Wiener.
  • Squirt (voiced by Michael Rapaport) - A Chihuahua. The smallest and most street-smart of the group; Niblet's closest companion in the series. He speaks with a New York accent, although in "I Never Barked For My Father", it is revealed that he was born in Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • Rebound (recurring character, voiced by Brooke Goldner) An energetic young Old English Sheepdog, and Niblet's little sister. She is a member of the Super Secret Pup Club, which was introduced in Season 2. She is owned by Agatha McLeish.
  • Cupcake (recurring character, voiced by Cree Summer) A puppy who is Cookie's adopted daughter. She is a member of the Super Secret Pup Club.
  • Patches (recurring character, voiced by Jessica DiCicco) A Dalmatian puppy introduced in Season 2. He idolizes the Pound Puppies and is the leader of the Super Secret Pup Club. According to an official plush toy, his last name is "McFrisky".



  • Leonard McLeish (voiced by René Auberjonois) - The short-tempered manager of Shelter 17. He really doesn't like his career and wishes for a better one. He doesn't have a clue about the Pound Puppies' operations. He may have a sister, because the mayor is his brother-in-law.
  • Olaf Hugglesworth (voiced by M. Emmet Walsh) - The kind caretaker of Shelter 17 and McLeish's aide. He is in charge of new dog arrivals and assists pound visitors in finding a matching pet they could adopt. Like McLeish, he is unaware of the Pound Puppies' operations. He has started dating Gertrude the librarian as of the episode "Olaf in Love".
  • Agatha McLeish (recurring character, voiced by Betty White) - The mother of Leonard. She hated dogs until she met Rebound whom she adopted. She is somewhat strict with Leonard, but dotes on Rebound.


[edit]Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 26 October 10, 2010 January 28, 2012
2 13 June 2, 2012 December 1, 2012

[edit]Season 1: 2010–2012Edit

Series # Production Code Title Directed by Written by United States Original Airdate Canada Original Airdate
1 101 "The Yipper Caper" Richard Weston Paul Germain & Joe Ansolabehere October 10, 2010 Unknown
A so-called unmatchable puppy finds the perfect match and then loses him. Meanwhile, McLeish attempts to impress his brother-in-law, the mayor (Dabney Coleman).

Puppy: Yipper (Danny Cooksey). 

2 102 "Nightmare on Pound Street" Richard Weston Bart Jennett & Joe Ansolabehere October 29, 2010 February 10, 2011

Halloween themed episode. The puppies try to find a home to a weird looking puppy named Freddie (Justin Shenkarow).

Puppy: Freddie NOTE: The puppy Freddie and the title of the episode is a spoof of the horror film A Nightmare On Elm Street.

3 103 "Rebound" Richard Weston Mark Drop & Bart Jennett November 5, 2010 January 27, 2011
The puppies seek a home for a hyperactive puppy named Rebound (Brooke Goldner). However, it becomes an exhausting task when each owner returns her just minutes after adoption, and Niblet knows why, as well as his connection with her. Meanwhile Mr. Mcleish's dog-hating mother comes to visit the pound.

Puppy: Rebound 

4 104 "The General" Richard Weston Rachel Lipman November 19, 2010 February 17, 2011
The General (E. G. Daily), a legendary canine in the Pound Puppies community visits the shelter, and-much to the gang's surprise-is revealed to be a female Poodle. She tells them that she has 67 puppies that need adopting. Meanwhile, Cookie tries to connect more with her feminine side after realizing that the team thinks of her as just "one of the guys". Cookie also reveals that she has a crush on Lucky.

Puppy: Puppies disguised as a brown puppy. 

5 105 "The Prince and the Pupper" Richard Weston Bart Jennett December 3, 2010 February 8, 2011

Tired of being unappreciated, Squirt switches places with a rich lookalike named Cuddlesworth (Ted Biaselli) who desires to become a Pound Puppy. While Cuddlesworth realizes that being a Pound Puppy isn't as fun as he thought, his servant (Charles Shaughnessy) takes Squirt to a mansion where he meets a cat named Madame Pickypuss (Tress MacNeille).

Puppy: Cuddlesworth, Squirt, and MacGuffin 

6 106 "Catcalls" Richard Weston Eric Trueheart December 17, 2010 January 20, 2011

The Pound Puppies and Kennel Kittens try to get a puppy and kitten adopted by the same home, in which the father dislikes cats and the mother dislikes dogs.

Puppy: Wagster Kitten: Mittens (E.G. Daily

7 107 "King of the Heap" Richard Weston Rich Fogel December 24, 2010 Unknown

Rottweiler named Tyson (Clancy Brown) wishes to get adopted by the owner of the junkyard. However, the junkyard owner adopts Niblet instead. Puppy: Tyson

NOTE: This was the last episode animated by 9 Story Entertainment

8 108 "My Fair Rebound" Greg Sullivan Rachel Lipman August 13, 2011 Unknown

Ms. McLeish wants to enter Rebound in a dog show to show up a rival, Mildred (Katherine Helmond), and her upper class canine, Sterling Von Oxnard (Clancy Brown). Rebound seeks help from the Pound Puppies to help her become a proper contestant, while Ms. McLeish seeks the help of famed dog trainer Mr. Julius (George Takei).

Puppy: Rebound

NOTE: From this episode onward the animation for the series is produced by DHX Media Vancouver, marking a noticeable change in the series' animation style. 

9 109 "Quintuplets" Jos Humphrey Joe Ansolabehere August 13, 2011 February 1, 2011
The Pound Puppies try to get quintuplets adopted. This becomes a problem when they learn all five want to be adopted together.

Puppy: The Quintuplets 

10 110 "Dog on a Wire" Greg Sullivan Eric Trueheart August 20, 2011 February 3, 2011

Tired of being left behind on missions because of her shape, Strudel gets her chance to shine when she is tasked with guiding a circus dog named Chuckles (Tom Kenny) back to his home. Reaching the big top, she becomes part of a circus act that must succeed to prevent a greedy ringmaster (Kevin Michael Richardson) from cancelling it for good. Strudel must soon choose between a life of stardom and her friends back at the pound, before the fame goes to her head.

Puppy: Chuckles, later Strudel 

11 111 "Homeward Pound" Jos Humphrey Billiam Coronel August 27, 2011 Unknown

After a successful mission at a local airport, Squirt and Niblet stumble into a departing plane. Landing in Canada, they have to find their way back. Their friends back home call upon the rest of the Pound Puppy network, including Canadian pup agents Todd (Dave Thomas) and Rick (Dave Foley), to pinpoint their exact location.

Puppy: Dinky (Lauren Tom), later Squirt and Niblet 

12 112 "Rebel Without a Collar" Greg Sullivan Rachel Lipman September 10, 2011 Unknown

Cookie develops a crush on a coyote named Fang (Luke Perry) and she considers leaving the pound with him. Meanwhile, it is hinted that Lucky has a crush on Cookie.

Puppy: Buddy (Richard Lewis

13 113 "Taboo" Jos Humphrey Julie Selbo October 1, 2011 Unknown

The pound puppies believe a puppy, Taboo (Pamela Adlon) is bad luck.

Puppy: Taboo 

14 114 "Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine" Greg Sullivan Mark Drop October 8, 2011 Unknown

Milton Feltwaddle (Jim Parsons) brings a super-intelligent robot dog named Toyoshiko (Ashley Johnson) to the pound who understands Strudel.

Puppy: Toyoshiko 

15 115 "Zoltron" Jos Humphrey Silvia Olivas October 15, 2011 Unknown

After Zoltron (French Stewart) gets separated from his family during an outing, he needs help from the Pound Puppies to be reunited with his people, and the pups soon make the discovery that their new companion may or may not be from planet Earth.

Puppy: Zoltron 

16 116 "The Really Weird Dog" Greg Sullivan Steven Tsapelas October 22, 2011 Unknown

Lucky wants to help Rover (Sam McMurray) find his person, but finds out Rover is not an ordinary dog as Rover is actually an alligator.

Puppy: Rover 

17 117 "Bone Voyage" Jos Humphrey Tony Infante November 12, 2011 Unknown

When Ms. McLeish leaves for a vacation on a cruise, Rebound believes she will never come back. Meanwhile, the cruise ship's captain (Gavin Macleod) becomes smitten with Ms. McLeish.

Puppy: Greasy (Kath Soucie), later Rebound 

18 118 "Snow Problem" Greg Sullivan Rich Fogel November 19, 2011 Unknown

The Pound Puppies become sled dogs to help Tundra (Hunter Parrish), a Siberian Husky, impress the person of his dreams, dog musher Jean Luc Glaciaire (Maurice LaMarche).

Puppy: Tundra 

19 119 "The K9 Kid" Jos Humphrey Mike Ferris November 26, 2011 Unknown

Lucky and the gang meet Pepper (Jennifer Carpenter), who's determined to become a cop dog. So what if Pepper's not the right breed or size for the job?

Puppy: Pepper 

20 120 "The Call of the Squirreldog" Greg Sullivan Nancy Steingard December 3, 2011 Unknown

Squirt tells the story of how Mr. Nut Nut joined the Pound Puppies crew.

Puppy: Chocko, Scout, and Winnie 

21 121 "I Never Barked for My Father" Jos Humphrey Joe Ansolabehere December 10, 2011 Unknown

Lucky's father, Slick (Gary Cole), comes to the pound to hide from the dog catcher. Lucky, however, is angry at his father for leaving him when he was a puppy.

Puppy: Chip (Danny Cooksey)

NOTE: In 2012, this episode was honored with the HUMANITAS Prize for excellence in writing for children's television animation.[1]

22 122 "McLeish Unleashed" Greg Sullivan Eric Trueheart December 17, 2011 Unknown

Milton Feltwaddle returns to run Shelter 17 when McLeish gets an exciting promotion, and the gang soon realizes that placing pups in homes will become a challenge as soon as they realize that the new leader means serious business. Feltwaddle reveals to be incompetent on running a pound and treats it more like a prison and believes that dogs should look like their owners.

Puppy: Corky (Georgina Cordova

23 123 "Olaf in Love" Jos Humphrey Peter Hannan January 7, 2012 Unknown

A new puppy, Kiki (Jentle Phoenix), believes that she has found the perfect person in Olaf and Gertrude the librarian (Ellen Greene), so it's up to the Pound Puppies use their imagination to get the two to realize that they are made for each other and get the new dog a forever home.

Puppy: Kiki 

24 124 "Kennel Kittens Return" Greg Sullivan Tony Infante January 14, 2012 Unknown

Squirt, disguised as a cat, sneaks into the Kennel Kittens' headquarters to retrieve a gadget they stole from the Pound Puppies.

Kitten: Lily (Tara Strong

25 125 "Mutternal Instincts" Jos Humphrey Janna King January 21, 2012 Unknown

Cookie has been feeling ignored due to her family's busy schedules and becomes close to a puppy she names Cupcake (Cree Summer).

Puppy: Cupcake 

26 126 "Lucky Gets Adopted" Greg Sullivan Bart Jennett January 28, 2012 Unknown

Lucky is adopted against his will by an eccentric social outcast named Dot (Grey DeLisle). However, his new owner's over-affectionate ways make him uncomfortable.

Puppy: Shaggles, later Lucky

NOTE: This is the first episode to feature singing. 

[edit]Season 2: 2012Edit

At the Hub Upfront, a second season was confirmed. It premiered June 2, 2012.

The second season introduced the Super Secret Pup Club, Rebound, Cupcake, and (new for season 2) Patches. In addition, Rebound, Cupcake and Patches are featured in the opening theme during the second season giving tags to the puppies going to their new homes.

Series # Production Code Title Directed by Written by United States Original Airdate Canada Original Airdate
27 201 "Zipper the Zoomit Dog" Jos Humphrey Mark Drop June 2, 2012 September 7, 2012

Squirt reveals his secret past and vows to train Zipper (Tara Strong) to catch flying discs, secretly to get revenge on a dog from his past named Brutus (John J. York).

Puppy: Zipper 

28 202 "The Fraud Princess" Greg Sullivan Rachel Lipman June 9, 2012 September 14, 2012

Agatha's new beau, Wally Banks (Tim Conway) brings a nosey playmate over for Rebound.

Puppy: Princess (Dom Irrera

29 203 "The Super Secret Pup Club" Jos Humphrey Bart Jennett June 16, 2012 September 21, 2012

After being told they are too little to join the Pound Puppies, Rebound and Cupcake join a Dalmatian puppy named Patches (Jessica DiCicco) to form their own puppy-placing group.

Puppy: Patches 

30 204 "Barlow" Greg Sullivan Alan Hanson June 23, 2012 September 28, 2012

An old Basset Hound dog named Barlow promotes a philosophy of laziness, which is easily embraced by the others at the pound, except for Lucky, who tries to find Barlow's banjo-playing person (Diedrich Bader). Meanwhile, the legendary Dash Whippet (Corey Burton) pays the Pound Puppies a visit and expects them to find people for his grand-pups.

Puppy: Zippster (Cree Summer), Kippster (Jessica DiCicco), Tip-Tip (E.G. Daily), and Barlow 

31 205 "There's Something About Camelia" Jos Humphrey Tony Infante June 30, 2012 October 5, 2012

A dog named Camelia (E.G. Daily) matches well with many people, so the puppies try to find her best match.

Puppy: Poopsy and Camelia 

32 206 "Good Dog, McLeish!" Greg Sullivan Evan Gore July 7, 2012 October 12, 2012

McLeish is accidentally hypnotized into thinking he is a dog. He joins the Pound Puppies on a mission to take Piper (Anndi McAfee) to her person at another pound run by McLeish's old friend Ralphie (Wayne Knight) in Milwaukee,Wisconsin.

Puppy: Piper 

33 208 "The Ruff Ruff Bunch" Jos Humphrey Rich Fogel July 14, 2012 October 19, 2012

The Super Secret Pup Club join a high society dog club, while the Pound Puppies search for the lost dog Cuddlesworth.

Puppy: Cuddlesworth and Rebound 

34 209 "Salty" Greg Sullivan Merriwether Williams July 21, 2012 October 26, 2012

Salty (Clancy Brown), an ailing sea dog, tries to choose his own replacement.

Puppy: Suds (Rob Paulsen) and Salty 

35 207 "Squawk" Greg Sullivan Chelsea Meyer July 28, 2012 November 2, 2012

Niblet shares the Pound Puppies' secrets with a chatty parrot (Frank Welker), that McLeish is watching for his brother-in-law, the mayor (John Larroquette).

Puppy: Humphery (Danny Cooksey

36 212 "The Accidental Pup Star" Jos Humphrey Tony Infante August 25, 2012 November 9, 2012

Rebound's song-and-dance skills are on display in a video on the Internet, and the Pound Puppies try to prevent McLeish from exploiting this for fame.

Puppy: Roxie 

37 210 "No Dogs Allowed" Jos Humphrey Rich Whitley September 1, 2012 November 16, 2012

The Pound Puppies investigate why people are returning their pups to the pound and find that the landlord of an apartment (Kevin Michael Richardson) has a no-dogs-allowed policy.

Puppy: Checkers (Kath Soucie

38 211 "Pound Preemies[2]" Jos Humphrey Eric Trueheart December 1, 2012 September 18, 2012

A dog named Miss Petunia (Glenne Headly) gives premature birth to a litter of puppies at Shelter 17, who are mistakenly adopted by a trio of girls. The Pound Puppies must find the newborns and get them back to their mother.

Puppy: Newborn puppies (including Cinnamon (U.S.)/Velvet Belly (Canada), "Runt" in the credits) 

39 213 "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve[3][4]" Greg Sullivan Chelsea Meyer November 24, 2012 November 30, 2012

The Pound Puppies need a miracle to place thousands of puppies that are overflowing from shelters all over town. The task seems insurmountable, but Rebound's tenacity may be just enough to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Puppy: Ralph (Fred Stoller

[edit]Season 3: 2013Edit

In June 2012, Yvette Nicole Brown (the voice of Cookie), confirmed that a 3rd season is in production.[5] In January 2013, she confirmed that the season will contain about 25 episodes.[6]



[edit]Principal CastEdit

[edit]Additional voicesEdit


  • Allyson Bosch - Casting Director
  • Stephen J. Davis - Executive Producer
  • Paul Germain - Voice Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Story Editor (season 1)
  • Bart Jennett - Executive Producer, Story Editor, Co-Executive Producer, Writer
  • Eggplant Songwriter



In Summer 2012, Hasbro released a line of toys for The Hub's Pound Puppies series, consisting mainly of plush toys and small figures. One can also access an official website and download a Pound Puppies adoption certificate.[9]

[edit]DVD ReleasesEdit

Distributed by Shout! Factory.

Title Release Date Episodes Additional Features
Homeward Pound[10] 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)
"Learn to Draw Lucky!"
Super Secret Pup Club[11] 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)


  1. ^ "DHX Media website-Pound Puppies". Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Pound Puppies, Hogan's Heroes". Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  3. ^ " press release". Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Pound Puppies on". Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Pound Puppies-Characters". Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Pound Puppies-Secondary characters". Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Pound Puppies cast". Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Pound Puppies on, forum discussion "Toys"". Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound DVD press release". Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club DVD facts sheet". Retrieved 21 September 2012.

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