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29th Mar '18 10:46:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* The final segment of ''Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas'' had Mickey searching for Pluto, who had run away and ended up at the North Pole.

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* The final segment of ''Mickey's ''WesternAnimation/{{Mickeys Twice Upon a Christmas'' Christmas}}'' had Mickey searching for Pluto, who had run away and ended up at the North Pole.



* There's a ''JimmyNeutron'' storybook titled ''Goddard, Come Home!'' Goddard goes missing, but, with help from a beagle named Billy, Jimmy is able to track him down to the hideout of the tyrannical robots who dognapped him.
** Goddard has actually gone missing about 3 times in the franchise, once in the above mentioned storybook, once in a comic from Nick Magazine and once in an actual episode of the series.

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* There's a ''JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' storybook titled ''Goddard, Come Home!'' Goddard goes missing, but, with help from a beagle named Billy, Jimmy is able to track him down to the hideout of the tyrannical robots who dognapped him.
** Goddard has actually gone missing about 3 times in the franchise, once in the above mentioned storybook, once in a comic from Nick Magazine Magazine/{{Nickelodeon Magazine}} and once in an actual episode of the series.
6th Mar '18 9:27:32 AM fruitstripegum
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** Another episode has Angelica kick Spike out after it refuses to participate in a pretend wedding ceremony the same time Tommy and Chuckie send her doll Cynthia on a boatride... down a sewer drain. Spike finds the doll in a garbage dump and, remembering Angelica, decides to leave it. However, when he remembers Tommy, he snatches it and heads back. No one really realizes he was gone.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}:

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** Another episode has Angelica kick Spike out after it he refuses to participate in a pretend wedding ceremony the same time Tommy and Chuckie send her doll Cynthia on a boatride... down a sewer drain. Spike finds the doll in a garbage dump and, remembering Angelica, decides to leave it. However, when he remembers Tommy, he snatches it and heads back. No one really realizes he was gone.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}:''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':



* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' has the episode "Zipper Come Home". The twist: Not only did Zipper, one of the team members and not a pet, [[TenMinuteRetirement decide for himself to leave]] due to lack of respect from the other Rangers, but he ends up being the king of a bug tribe.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' has the episode "Zipper Come Home". The twist: Not only did Zipper, one of the team members and not a pet, [[TenMinuteRetirement decide for himself to leave]] leave himself]] due to lack of respect from the other Rangers, but he ends up being the king of a bug tribe.
13th Feb '18 6:55:29 AM Macsen
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* The TropeNamer is the 1972 animated film ''WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome''. It starts out as a light-hearted look at the concept. At least, until [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Snoopy decides to go back to his original owner]].]] [[spoiler: And then Snoopy learns that his original owner lives in a pet-free apartment complex, so he says goodbye to Lila and returns to Charlie Brown.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome'' is a light-hearted look at the concept. At least, until [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Snoopy decides to go back to his original owner]].]] [[spoiler: And then Snoopy learns that his original owner lives in a pet-free apartment complex, so he says goodbye to Lila and returns to Charlie Brown.]]
13th Feb '18 6:52:20 AM Macsen
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** There's a single-episode version elsewhere in the Johto era, where Ash's Bayleef ran away when he got tired of her StalkerWithACrush antics.
10th Dec '17 10:21:34 AM Gbubu
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[[ABoyAndHisX A boy and his pet]] [[LoyalAnimalCompanion are nearly inseparable]], until the pet goes missing. For some reason, a character's pet will wander away from home, get kidnapped, or get himself lost some other way. This leads to two separate storylines. On one side, the pet is incredibly lost, scared, and desperately [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome trying to get home]]. The second story will involve the humans dealing with the loss of their pet, either by [[{{Wangst}} feeling miserable]] or by actively [[IWillFindYou searching for them]]. In the end, the two parties will eventually reunite, often leading to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and maybe even AnAesop or two.

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[[ABoyAndHisX A boy boy/girl and his his/her pet]] [[LoyalAnimalCompanion are nearly inseparable]], until the pet goes missing. For some reason, a character's pet will wander away from home, get kidnapped, or get himself lost some other way. This leads to two separate storylines. On one side, the pet is incredibly lost, scared, and desperately [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome trying to get home]]. The second story will involve the humans dealing with the loss of their pet, either by [[{{Wangst}} feeling miserable]] or by actively [[IWillFindYou searching for them]]. In the end, the two parties will eventually reunite, often leading to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and maybe even AnAesop or two.
18th Aug '17 9:48:01 PM Daedalis
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Early in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'''s first run Zeke volunteers to help Annie find her lost dog Hugo, leading them both into immediate peril. At the end of the run after a bloody battle Clara finally brings Hugo home.
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%%* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''

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%%* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': Bolt is separated from the girl who plays his companion. The rest of the film shows his search for her while she tries and fails to work with his replacement.
26th Jul '17 7:40:19 PM supersinger9000
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Origins" makes this Darwin's backstory. A young Darwin accidentally gets flushed down the toilet and is separated from Gumball back when he was still just a pet. His journey home is what caused him to grow his lungs and legs.
22nd Dec '16 5:53:38 PM Ohiotomboy101
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'': Oscar accidentally loses Sugar Mama's poodle, who is naturally upset about this until his return.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'': Oscar Oscar,Trudy and Penny accidentally loses Sugar Mama's poodle, who is naturally upset about this until his return.
30th Sep '16 7:55:25 AM Kitch
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%%* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''
* ''Disney/TheAristocats'': Duchess and the kittens are kidnapped and misplaced by the butler, Edgar. They try to find their way home while their owner worried frantically about them.
%%* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' also qualifies.
* Done with a twist in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are [[AnimateInanimateObject household appliances]]. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%%* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''
* ''Disney/TheAristocats'': Duchess
[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A major overarching arc of
the kittens are kidnapped and misplaced by first two seasons of the butler, Edgar. They try to find their way Johto era of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' revolved around a Snubbull who ran away from home while their owner worried frantically about them.
%%* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' also qualifies.
* Done with
to escape a twist in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are [[AnimateInanimateObject household appliances]]. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation life of pampering. She ended up sticking around Team Rocket because, for the others.some reason, she liked biting Meowth's tail. Her trainer, Madame Muchmoney, eventually got her back (after she evolved into a Granbull) by promising she wouldn't be spoiled anymore.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' and its sequel.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''. Milo the cat gets lost, with Otis trailing him, and they are trying to return home.
* ''Animal, Come Back Animal'' from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' fits here.
* The final segment of ''Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas'' had Mickey searching for Pluto, who had run away and ended up at the North Pole.
* The film ''Gypsy Colt'' which is basically a variation of Lassie Come Home, but with a horse instead of a dog -it even mirrors some of the scenes from the film it takes it's inspiration from - such as the horse trotting through the village to meet the child as she comes out of school.
* ''Hecks Way Home'' is another movie featuring a border collie trying to reunite with his family.

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' and its sequel.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''. Milo the cat
At one point in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Hobbes gets lost, with Otis trailing him, lost in the woods, and they are trying Calvin's parents have to return home.
* ''Animal, Come Back Animal'' from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' fits here.
* The final segment of ''Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas'' had Mickey searching
go look for Pluto, who had run away and ended up him at the North Pole.
* The film ''Gypsy Colt'' which is basically a variation of Lassie Come Home, but with a horse instead of a dog -it
night. Calvin's mom even mirrors some of the scenes from the film it takes it's inspiration from - such as the horse trotting through the village to meet the child as she comes calls out of school.
* ''Hecks Way Home'' is another movie featuring a border collie trying to reunite with his family.
"Hobbes! Where are you?!"



[[folder:Literature]]
* The original story ''Lassie Come-Home'' (1938) by Eric Knight was adapted into the beloved 1943 film ''Film/LassieComeHome'', which is almost certainly the TropeNamer, and probably the TropeCodifier as well.
* ''Ribsy'' by Beverly Cleary: Ribsy is left in the Huggins' car in the mall parking lot. He pushes the button that opens the window and gets out of the car, but when he tries to find his way back he gets into the wrong car and another family takes him home. He spends the rest of the book finding his way back home.
* Pretty much the entire point of the short story "[[http://www.archive.org/details/lovelinessastor00phelgoog Loveliness]]" (1899) by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. The [[CharacterTitle titular dog]] is stolen and [[LittlestCancerPatient and his frail mistress]], heartbroken, wastes away during the several months when he is missing. He gets found and everybody gets better [[spoiler: and we learn that [[{{Anvilicious}} selling pets for medical experiments]] [[AndThatsTerrible is bad]] ]].
* There's a ''JimmyNeutron'' storybook titled ''Goddard, Come Home!'' Goddard goes missing, but, with help from a beagle named Billy, Jimmy is able to track him down to the hideout of the tyrannical robots who dognapped him.
** Goddard has actually gone missing about 3 times in the franchise, once in the above mentioned storybook, once in a comic from Nick Magazine and once in an actual episode of the series.
* A somewhat odd example appears in Creator/JamesHerriot's books - a farmer sadly sends off his old cow to the meat market, and when she breaks away from the herd and runs home, he is overjoyed and vows that she will never leave home again. Besides being in the original books, it was slightly edited for a children's story titled "Blossom Come Home".
* ''Literature/TheIncredibleJourney'', about two dogs and a cat crossing the Canadian wilderness to get home. This novel would form the basis for a 1963 film adaptation of the same name and, much later, ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''.

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[[folder:Literature]]
[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%%* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''
* The original story ''Lassie Come-Home'' (1938) by Eric Knight was adapted into ''Disney/TheAristocats'': Duchess and the beloved 1943 film ''Film/LassieComeHome'', which is almost certainly kittens are kidnapped and misplaced by the TropeNamer, and probably the TropeCodifier as well.
* ''Ribsy'' by Beverly Cleary: Ribsy is left in the Huggins' car in the mall parking lot. He pushes the button that opens the window and gets out of the car, but when he tries
butler, Edgar. They try to find his their way back he gets into the wrong car and another family takes him home. He spends the rest of the book finding his way back home.
* Pretty much the entire point of the short story "[[http://www.archive.org/details/lovelinessastor00phelgoog Loveliness]]" (1899) by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. The [[CharacterTitle titular dog]] is stolen and [[LittlestCancerPatient and his frail mistress]], heartbroken, wastes away during the several months when he is missing. He gets found and everybody gets better [[spoiler: and we learn that [[{{Anvilicious}} selling pets for medical experiments]] [[AndThatsTerrible is bad]] ]].
* There's a ''JimmyNeutron'' storybook titled ''Goddard, Come Home!'' Goddard goes missing, but, with help from a beagle named Billy, Jimmy is able to track him down to the hideout of the tyrannical robots who dognapped him.
** Goddard has actually gone missing
home while their owner worried frantically about 3 times them.
%%* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' also qualifies.
* Done with a twist
in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the franchise, once in "pets" are [[AnimateInanimateObject household appliances]]. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the above mentioned storybook, once in a comic from Nick Magazine and once in an actual episode of the series.
* A somewhat odd example appears in Creator/JamesHerriot's books - a farmer sadly sends off his old cow to the meat market, and when she breaks away from the herd and runs home, he is overjoyed and vows that she will never leave home again. Besides being in the original books, it was slightly edited for a children's story titled "Blossom Come Home".
* ''Literature/TheIncredibleJourney'', about two dogs and a cat crossing the Canadian wilderness to get home. This novel would form the basis for a 1963 film adaptation of the same name and, much later, ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''.
others.



[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the opening flashback of one episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Digby goes on a journey to find Ned at boarding school.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': When Buck runs away, half the show is him in the pound, the other half is the family finally noticing he's gone, trying to replace him, arguing about going to find him, then finally picking him up at the pound.
* The first episode of ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' is about Skippy getting kidnapped and having to find his way home.
* ''Series/TheSoup'':
** This happened many years ago on ''Talk Soup'', when, in reference to a previous clip, John Henson was interrupted by an blurry foreground image of a bereft WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} plaintively calling out for his lost horse, Pokey.
--->'''Gumby:''' Pokey... Poooookey...!! ... Pokey?!\\
'''John Henson:''' No, I'm not Pokey.\\
'''Gumby:''' Oh. Okay. ... ... ''Pooookeyyy...!''
** Fans of the show were, of course, devastated that Gumby had been left hanging. Eventually, with a little celebrity encouragement, there was a tearful reunion.
--->'''"POKEY!!!!"'''

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' and its sequel.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''. Milo
the opening flashback of one episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Digby goes on a journey to find Ned at boarding school.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': When Buck runs away, half the show is him in the pound, the other half is the family finally noticing he's gone,
cat gets lost, with Otis trailing him, and they are trying to replace him, arguing about going to find him, then finally picking him return home.
* ''Animal, Come Back Animal'' from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' fits here.
* The final segment of ''Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas'' had Mickey searching for Pluto, who had run away and ended
up at the pound.
North Pole.
* The first episode film ''Gypsy Colt'' which is basically a variation of ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' is about Skippy getting kidnapped and having to find his way home.
* ''Series/TheSoup'':
** This happened many years ago on ''Talk Soup'', when, in reference to
Lassie Come Home, but with a previous clip, John Henson was interrupted by an blurry foreground image horse instead of a bereft WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} plaintively calling out for his lost horse, Pokey.
--->'''Gumby:''' Pokey... Poooookey...!! ... Pokey?!\\
'''John Henson:''' No, I'm not Pokey.\\
'''Gumby:''' Oh. Okay. ... ... ''Pooookeyyy...!''
** Fans
dog -it even mirrors some of the show were, scenes from the film it takes it's inspiration from - such as the horse trotting through the village to meet the child as she comes out of course, devastated that Gumby had been left hanging. Eventually, school.
* ''Hecks Way Home'' is another movie featuring a border collie trying to reunite
with a little celebrity encouragement, there was a tearful reunion.
--->'''"POKEY!!!!"'''
his family.



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* At one point in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Hobbes gets lost in the woods, and Calvin's parents have to go look for him at night. Calvin's mom even calls out "Hobbes! Where are you?!"

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
[[folder:Literature]]
* At one point in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Hobbes gets lost The original story ''Lassie Come-Home'' (1938) by Eric Knight was adapted into the beloved 1943 film ''Film/LassieComeHome'', which is almost certainly the TropeNamer, and probably the TropeCodifier as well.
* ''Ribsy'' by Beverly Cleary: Ribsy is left
in the woods, Huggins' car in the mall parking lot. He pushes the button that opens the window and Calvin's parents have gets out of the car, but when he tries to go look find his way back he gets into the wrong car and another family takes him home. He spends the rest of the book finding his way back home.
* Pretty much the entire point of the short story "[[http://www.archive.org/details/lovelinessastor00phelgoog Loveliness]]" (1899) by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. The [[CharacterTitle titular dog]] is stolen and [[LittlestCancerPatient and his frail mistress]], heartbroken, wastes away during the several months when he is missing. He gets found and everybody gets better [[spoiler: and we learn that [[{{Anvilicious}} selling pets
for medical experiments]] [[AndThatsTerrible is bad]] ]].
* There's a ''JimmyNeutron'' storybook titled ''Goddard, Come Home!'' Goddard goes missing, but, with help from a beagle named Billy, Jimmy is able to track
him at night. Calvin's mom even calls out "Hobbes! Where are you?!"down to the hideout of the tyrannical robots who dognapped him.
** Goddard has actually gone missing about 3 times in the franchise, once in the above mentioned storybook, once in a comic from Nick Magazine and once in an actual episode of the series.
* A somewhat odd example appears in Creator/JamesHerriot's books - a farmer sadly sends off his old cow to the meat market, and when she breaks away from the herd and runs home, he is overjoyed and vows that she will never leave home again. Besides being in the original books, it was slightly edited for a children's story titled "Blossom Come Home".
* ''Literature/TheIncredibleJourney'', about two dogs and a cat crossing the Canadian wilderness to get home. This novel would form the basis for a 1963 film adaptation of the same name and, much later, ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''.


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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the opening flashback of one episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Digby goes on a journey to find Ned at boarding school.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': When Buck runs away, half the show is him in the pound, the other half is the family finally noticing he's gone, trying to replace him, arguing about going to find him, then finally picking him up at the pound.
* The first episode of ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' is about Skippy getting kidnapped and having to find his way home.
* ''Series/TheSoup'':
** This happened many years ago on ''Talk Soup'', when, in reference to a previous clip, John Henson was interrupted by an blurry foreground image of a bereft WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} plaintively calling out for his lost horse, Pokey.
--->'''Gumby:''' Pokey... Poooookey...!! ... Pokey?!\\
'''John Henson:''' No, I'm not Pokey.\\
'''Gumby:''' Oh. Okay. ... ... ''Pooookeyyy...!''
** Fans of the show were, of course, devastated that Gumby had been left hanging. Eventually, with a little celebrity encouragement, there was a tearful reunion.
--->'''"POKEY!!!!"'''
[[/folder]]
6th Sep '16 10:08:17 PM jamespolk
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* The original story ''Lassie Come-Home'' (1938) by Eric Knight was adapted into the beloved 1943 film ''Lassie Come Home'', which is almost certainly the TropeNamer, and probably the TropeCodifier as well.

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* The original story ''Lassie Come-Home'' (1938) by Eric Knight was adapted into the beloved 1943 film ''Lassie Come Home'', ''Film/LassieComeHome'', which is almost certainly the TropeNamer, and probably the TropeCodifier as well.
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