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30th Sep '16 7:55:25 AM Kitch
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%%* ''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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%%* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''
* ''Disney/TheAristocats'': Duchess
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* 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.



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* ''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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* ''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?!"



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* 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: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.



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* 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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* 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.



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* 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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* 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!!!!"'''
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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.
21st Apr '16 5:22:57 PM WileK209
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}:
** The episode "Arthur's Lost Dog" had Pal seemingly run away from Arthur and the family. They didn't realize Pal was only trying to get a balloon from Pickles the Clown to give to Baby Kate.
** An InUniverse example in "Arthur Makes a Movie," where Arthur has to see a movie entitled ''Kitty, Come Home'' with his family in the theater.
28th Mar '16 11:17:50 AM StFan
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* This happened many years ago on ''[[TheSoup 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...!''"

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This happened many years ago on ''[[TheSoup Talk Soup]]'', ''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...--->'''Gumby:''' Pokey... Poooookey...!! ... Pokey?!"
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Pokey?!\\
'''John Henson:''' "No, No, I'm not Pokey."
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'''Gumby:''' "Oh.Oh. Okay. ... ... ''Pooookeyyy...!''"!''



---> '''"POKEY!!!!"'''

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24th Mar '16 7:01:00 AM NineballCirno
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* Done with a twist in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are [[AnimateInanimateObjects household appliances]]. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.

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* Done with a twist in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are [[AnimateInanimateObjects [[AnimateInanimateObject household appliances]]. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.
29th Jan '16 3:43:32 PM Adept
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* This happened many years ago on ''[[TheSoup Talk Soup]]'', when, in reference to a previous clip, John Henson was interrupted by an blurry foreground image of a bereft {{Gumby}} plaintively calling out for his lost horse, Pokey.

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* This happened many years ago on ''[[TheSoup Talk Soup]]'', when, in reference to a previous clip, John Henson was interrupted by an blurry foreground image of a bereft {{Gumby}} WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} plaintively calling out for his lost horse, Pokey.
8th Jan '16 5:26:23 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:287: [[TearJerker Have you seen this snail?]]]]

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19th Sep '15 3:05:33 PM MissMokushiroku
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* Done with a twist in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are household appliances. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.

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* Done with a twist in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are [[AnimateInanimateObjects household appliances.appliances]]. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.



* ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''. Milo the cat gets lost, with Otis trailing him, and they are trying to return home.
* ''Animal, Come Back Animal'' from ''TheMuppetMovie'' fits here.

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* ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''.''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''. Milo the cat gets lost, with Otis trailing him, and they are trying to return home.
* ''Animal, Come Back Animal'' from ''TheMuppetMovie'' ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' fits here.



* 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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* The film "Gypsy Colt" ''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 ''Hecks Way Home" Home'' is another movie featuring a border collie trying to reunite with his family.



* 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]] ]].

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* Pretty much the entire point of the short story ''[[http://www."[[http://www.archive.org/details/lovelinessastor00phelgoog Loveliness]]'' 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]] ]].



* In the opening flashback of one episode of ''Series/ushingDaisies'', 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.

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* In the opening flashback of one episode of ''Series/ushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Digby goes on a journey to find Ned at boarding school.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' ''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.



* At one point, [[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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* At one point, [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Hobbes]] 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?!"



* WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender: In the episode "Appa's Lost Days" we follow the kidnapped Appa fighting abuse, starvation and loneliness as he tries to find Aang. For an episode about a character who ''can't even talk'' its incredibly moving.

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* WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender: ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the episode "Appa's Lost Days" we follow the kidnapped Appa fighting abuse, starvation and loneliness as he tries to find Aang. For an episode about a character who ''can't even talk'' its incredibly moving.
6th Jul '15 11:47:07 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''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 household appliances. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.

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* ''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 household appliances. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.
6th Jul '15 11:46:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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, ''HomewardBound''.

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* ''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, ''HomewardBound''.
''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''.



* In the opening flashback of one episode of ''PushingDaisies'', Digby goes on a journey to find Ned at boarding school.
* When [[MarriedWithChildren 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 SkippyTheBushKangaroo is about Skippy getting kidnapped and having to find his way home.

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* In the opening flashback of one episode of ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/ushingDaisies'', Digby goes on a journey to find Ned at boarding school.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' When [[MarriedWithChildren Buck]] 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 SkippyTheBushKangaroo ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' is about Skippy getting kidnapped and having to find his way home.



--> '''Gumby:''' "Oh. Okay. ... ... ''[[TearJerker Pooookeyyy...!]]''"

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--> '''Gumby:''' "Oh. Okay. ... ... ''[[TearJerker Pooookeyyy...!]]''"''Pooookeyyy...!''"



* The "Highway Star" portion of ''EliteBeatAgents'' revolves around a pug's efforts to return home after being accidentally driven hundreds of miles away.

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* The "Highway Star" portion of ''EliteBeatAgents'' ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' revolves around a pug's efforts to return home after being accidentally driven hundreds of miles away.



* ''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.]]

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* ''SnoopyComeHome'' ''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.]]



* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'': Scooby Doo runs away after feeling unappreciated, and of course, everyone goes looking for him.

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* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'': ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': Scooby Doo runs away after feeling unappreciated, and of course, everyone goes looking for him.



* Done with a twist in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are household appliances. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.
* Spike leaves for an episode in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', for a long enough period for Stu to go through several new pets, including [[HilarityEnsues a tarantula and pair of gerbils.]] Subverted on the Spike half of the story, though: [[spoiler: He gets taken in by a rich old man, who eventually brings him home.]] The man at the pound the Pickles go to even says this is a pretty common thing there.

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* Done with a twist in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', in which the "pets" are household appliances. Radio even broadcasts one such story, which serves as motivation for the others.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
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Spike leaves for an episode in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', episode, for a long enough period for Stu to go through several new pets, including [[HilarityEnsues a tarantula and pair of gerbils.]] Subverted on the Spike half of the story, though: [[spoiler: He gets taken in by a rich old man, who eventually brings him home.]] The man at the pound the Pickles go to even says this is a pretty common thing there.



* ''HeyArnold'' episode "Abner come home".

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* ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Abner come home".
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