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''Pound Puppies'' is the name of two different animated productions.

* The first consists of the 1980s Creator/HannaBarbera shows and movie, with Cooler, Nose Marie, Bright Eyes, Howler, and Whopper. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Its page can be found here.]]
* The second is the 2010 Creator/TheHub show, featuring Lucky, Cookie, Squirt, Strudel, and Niblet. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 You can find it here.]]

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''Pound Puppies'' is the name of two different animated productions.

* The first consists of the 1980s Creator/HannaBarbera shows and movie, with Cooler, Nose Marie, Bright Eyes, Howler, and Whopper. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Its page can be found here.]]
* The second is the 2010 Creator/TheHub show, featuring Lucky, Cookie, Squirt, Strudel, and Niblet. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 You can find it here.]]

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''Pound Puppies'' is the name of two different animated shows.

The first is the 1980s Creator/HannaBarbera production, with Cooler, Nose Marie, Bright Eyes, Howler, and Whopper. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Its page can be found here.]]

The second is the 2010 Creator/TheHub version, featuring Lucky, Cookie, Squirt, Strudel, and Niblet. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 You can find it here.]]

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''Pound Puppies'' is the name of two different animated shows.

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The first is consists of the 1980s Creator/HannaBarbera production, shows and movie, with Cooler, Nose Marie, Bright Eyes, Howler, and Whopper. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Its page can be found here.]]

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The second is the 2010 Creator/TheHub version, show, featuring Lucky, Cookie, Squirt, Strudel, and Niblet. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 You can find it here.]]
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{{Hanna-Barbera}} created an animated T.V. special based on a popular line of stuffed dogs in 1985. A series appeared the next year which followed it closely, despite changing most of the voice cast. Both revolved around "the Pound Puppies", a group of dogs consisting of:
* Cooler, leader with a trademark laugh.
* Nose Marie, a melodramatic {{Southern Belle}} bloodhound.
* Bright Eyes, a [[GenkiGirl perky]] cheerleader type.
* Howler, an [[TheProfessor eccentric inventor]] with Harpo Marx-like hair.
* Whopper, the diaper-wearing cute kid, who often lies and exaggerates.

The Pound Puppies lived at a dog pound and helped other canines find good homes while taking a {{Masquerade}} as normal dogs. The puppies were cared for by their neighbor Holly, a [[HeartwarmingOrphan kindly orphan girl]] who the dogs drop the disguise for and is a kind of CoolBigSis. Holly lives with her guardian, an evil Cruella De Vil wannabe named Katrina Stoneheart, who hates The Pound Puppies (and dogs in general). Katrina was constantly plotting against them, with the help of her [[SpoiledBrat bratty daughter Brattina]]; their [[RightHandCat pet cat]], Catgut, and occasional partner, Captain Slaughter.

The show was dramatically retooled for its second season, called "The All-New Pound Puppies" in the opening credits. What follows is a list of some of the changes:
* The instrumental theme song was replaced with an ExpositoryThemeTune with the same tune.
* The animation became more competent.
* Bright Eyes was changed into a younger (but still older than Whopper) puppy, to eliminate the possibility of a LoveTriangle between her, Nose Marie, and Cooler.
* The less flighty, more mature Nose Marie became a doting, apron-wearing TeamMom to Whopper and Bright Eyes.
* The pound was now run by Katrina, in the manner of a concentration camp.
* Howler was AWOL in many episodes.
* The originally short-haired, skirt-wearing Holly had much longer hair and was a bit more of a tomboy.

The Pound Puppies and Holly were now freedom fighters who operated out of an ElaborateUndergroundBase, trying to save dogs from Katrina and hook them up with lonely kids.

The premise was then retooled once more for the 1988 movie ''Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw'', before disappearing completely, followed by the toy line in 1990, although that made an unexpected reappearance in 2007.

The sister line of toys, ''Pound Purries'', never had the luxury of a T.V. special or series. They did make a token appearance in TheMovie as supporting characters, though.


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!!Hanna-Barbera's ''Pound Puppies'' contains examples of:
* AbortedArc: Four episodes of the first season featured Captain Slaughter, a [[InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]]-esque villain who was responsible for destroying the puppies' home in the first place and was Cooler's greatest enemy. When the show was retooled in its second season, he disappeared, his storyline never resolved.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The "Pet Care Corner", where viewers are given hints on pet care.
* ArtEvolution[=/=]ArtShift: The special, the two seasons of the TV series and the movie all have ''strikingly'' different art styles.
* CatsAreMean: [[RightHandCat Catgut]].
** Subverted in "Tuffy Gets Fluffy".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ''The All-New Pound Puppies'' saw the complete disappearance of Captain Slaughter, while Howler was pushed OutOfFocus. Before that, the TV series pared down the pups from the special to five and completely replaced the human supporting cast/setting.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The dognappers in the '85 special, when they [[spoiler: decide it's easier to just wait at Violet's place for her to return home rather than try and track her down.]]
* DisneyDeath: Happens at the end of the '85 special when [[spoiler: Cooler gets ''hit by a car''.]]
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Used in the second season by added lyrics to the instrumental version.
* {{Expy}}: Katrina is a fairly obvious one for the Disney [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Cooler
** TheLancer / TagalongKid: Whopper
** TheSmartGuy: Howler
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Gal]]: Nose Marie
** TheChick: Bright Eyes
* HavingAGayOldTime: Thought to be one of the reasons Pound Puppies' feline counterparts were called Pound Purries.
* ImaginaryFriend: Bob in "The Invisible Friend". [[spoiler:He turns out to be [[NotSoImaginaryFriend not so imaginary]].]]
* ImprobableAge: In the first season Holly owns a puppy pound despite being a minor. Averted in the second season where Katrina owns the pound.
* LighterAndSofter: ''The All-New Pound Puppies'' toned down the villains, removing the most obviously evil of the lot, and put more emphasis on [[HappyEnding finding homes for puppies]].
* LostWillAndTestament: A flashback episode revealed that the dogs had to find the Puppy Pound's founder's will to prevent Katrina from inheriting it.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MotiveDecay: Katrina in ''All New Pound Puppies.'' In the first season, she keeps trying to get the pound shut down so that she can tear it down and build expensive condos for rich people and make a lot of money. In the second season, where she actually owns and runs the pound, her only goal is to lock up every puppy and keep them behind bars.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: For some reason, Cooler keeps calling [[LoveInterest Violet]] "Sam" in the '85 special.
* NaiveNewcomer: Violet in the '85 special; Holly at the start of the TV series.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Nose, precursor to the TV series' Nose Marie.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Nose originally had a [[BigApplesauce New York accent]], then traded it in for a [[SouthernBelle Southern drawl]] as Nose Marie. This may have been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''All-New Pound Puppies'' with one-shot rival Toots, who had a similar accent and was pointedly disliked by TeamMom Nose Marie.
* PaperThinDisguise: In "The Bright Eyes Mob", Katrina tricks a group of high class women into believing she's a dog lover with a very obvious robot dog, until it shorts out and explodes.
* ParentalBonus: What kid would have known that Cooler was a ShoutOut to the [[TheGreatEscape Cooler King]]?
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: In the second season where Katrina owns it. And in the original special.
* ShallowLoveInterest: "The Fairy Dogmother" introduced a boy that Holly and Brattina both crushed on. And he was never seen again.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Brattina is always calling things "icky", no matter how little sense it makes.
** Also, the shows like to use "puppy" to describe a dog regardless of age. For example, the millennia-old Big Paw is just a "lonely puppy without a home", and the mother "puppy" gives birth to a litter of actual puppies. Don't think about that too hard.
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!!The 1988 movie contains examples of:
* BigDamnMovie
* CanisMajor: Big Paw.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Reflex's reflexive reaction to the ringing of a bell]].
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: An IdiotBall induced one.
* DancePartyEnding
* TheFifties
* FramingDevice: The main story which takes place in 1950's is told in [[TheEighties the present]] by grown-up Whopper.
* GentleGiant: Big Paw once again.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[FreezeFrameBonus In the background of the mansion]], you can see a statue of a [[NippleAndDimed completely]] [[FullFrontalAssault naked]] woman with a seductive smirk. The (male) paintings around her look extremely scandalized.
* LogicalFallacies: [=McNasty=] thinks he can be King because he's got Puppy Power.
** To clarify, nothing about him changes when he's got the bone that gives Puppy Power, he just says he's king of the world and gives himself a crown.
** It's glossed over, but he says he wants to take over the world by using an army of vicious attack dogs. Which is an okay plan, but his Mean Machine doesn't need Puppy Power to work, and holding the bone doesn't give him any control over animals, so why did he want to steal the bone again?
* MacGuffin: The [[JustForPun Bone of Scone]]
* ObviouslyEvil: His name is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast McNasty]] and he looks like the lovechild of [[Film/{{Nosferatu}} Renfield]] and [[Film/BatmanReturns the Penguin]]? [[SarcasmMode Nah, nothing suspicious about him!]]
* OffModel: Aside from changes made to the character designs, there is a particularly noticeable animation error in which Cooler's nose disappears from his face. WordOfGod confirms that the film's animation was done in only six months and with little preparation, hence the rather sub-par quality.
* TheOtherDarrin: Cooler was voiced by Brennan Howard here.
* [[TheyWastedaPerfectlyGoodCharacter They Wasted a Perfectly Good Actor]]: George Rose ([=McNasty's=] voice) can actually sing very well, making his atonal yelling in "the King of Everything" odd.
* PowerOfLove: The victims of The Mean Machine can be literally cured by hearing "I love you" alone.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The songs essentially use the same tune as 1950s classics such as "Let's Go to the Hop" and "Duke of Earl".
* VillainSong: 'The King of Everything'. Not a very good one, but a villain song nonetheless.


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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Strudel, Cookie, Lucky, Niblet, Squirt, Mr. Nut-Nut and Sparky.]]

In 2010, TheHub relaunched the ''Pound Puppies'' franchise with Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, the creators of ''{{Recess}}'', along with Wendy Moss Klein and Nancy Steingard at the helm.

Like the original series, a team of canines finds homes for puppies (and occasionally adult dogs), often by escaping the pound [[RecycledInSpace in the style]] of ''TheGreatEscape'' and ''HogansHeroes''. This time around, the pound is run by Lenard [=McLeish=], a dog catcher who is ambitious, but mostly ineffectual and ultimately harmless.

The new squad consists of team leader Lucky; right-hand dog and no-nonsense second-in-command Cookie; Squirt, the streetwise chihuahua with connections across the city; resident genius and inventor Strudel; and Niblet, the big, strong sheepdog with an even bigger heart.

Along with Mr. Nut-Nut, Sparky and the other helper squirrels, the team from Shelter 17 is responsible for matching the right pup with the right person. The shelter's success is even occasionally recognized by humans somehow... which [=McLeish=] gladly takes credit for whenever he can, much to the chagrin of the ones ''really'' responsible.

The second season began June 2, 2012 with "Zipper the Zoomit Dog".

The episode "The Yipper Caper" is included on the DVD ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: The Friendship Express''; the episodes "My Fair Rebound", "Quintuplets", "Homeward Pound", "Zoltron", and "The K9 Kid" are included on the DVD ''Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound''; and the episodes "Bone Voyage", "Mutternal Instincts", "The Fraud Princess", "The Super Secret Pup Club", and "The Ruff Ruff Bunch" are included on the DVD ''Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club''.

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!!The Hub's ''Pound Puppies'' series contains examples of:
* AnimationBump: The later DHX Media episodes are more smoothly animated and than the earlier 9 Story episodes, and the second season looks better still.
* BigEater: Niblet.
* BigFriendlyDog: Also Niblet.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** At the end of "The Accidental Pup Star", there's a reprise of Rebound's "Happy, Happy To See You" featuring the main gang, the Super Secret Pup Club, and the adoptee, Roxie. While they look at each other during the song, just after the song is done and just before the credits, all the dogs look straight at the viewer and smile.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Once a Pound Puppy, always a Pound Puppy!"
** "A pup for every person, and a person for every pup."
** Lucky's "Go, dogs, go!"
* CatsAreMean: Not always. The Cats of the Alley from the episode "Taboo" definitely were. The Happy Valley Shelter cats have both their mean and nice moments. Mr. Cuddlesworth's feline friend Madame Pickypuss seemed to be initially in "The Prince and the Pupper", but she was angry with Squirt for attempting to imitate her companion, Cuddlesworth. Mittens and Lily, the kittens the Kennel Kittens wanted to place in "Catcalls" and "Kennel Kittens Return" respectively, didn't have a mean bone in their collective bodies.
* ContinuityNod: In "The General", Lucky's team is charged by the eponymous leader with getting 67 puppies adopted. Then in "Quintuplets", Lucky mentions that if they could get 68[[hottip:*:Perhaps another puppy found a home sometime after the Adoption Fair.]] puppies adopted in one weekend, then five in one day should be a piece of cake. [[spoiler: Of course it wasn't quite that simple, as the siblings refused to be adopted separately.]]
** When Lucky, Cookie and Niblet visit Mrs. [=McLeish=]'s in "My Fair Rebound", Lucky explained to Rebound they were there for her three-month checkup (from when she was adopted in her eponymous episode).
** In "[=McLeish=] Unleashed", Milton Feltwaddle ("Toyoshiko!") returns to take over the pound, the Happy Valley Shelter Kennel Kittens ("Catcalls") are on a scouting trip at the same home the Pound Puppies have scouted once more, and Cookie mentions her family which was seen at the beginning of "Rebel Without A Collar".
** Squirt didn't make explicit mention of his being disguised as a cat in "Kennel Kittens Return", but he did wonder if being dressed as an opossum was more than a coincidence in "Barlow". (For more, see Leaning on the Fourth Wall, below.)
** In "Olaf In Love", Olaf starts dating Gertrude Washburn. When Olaf goes off to the hypnosis convention in "Good Dog, [=McLeish=]!", he leads Gertrude off with fake trances.
** "The Ruff Ruff Club" provides two: Cuddlesworth (from "Prince and the Pupper") has run away again to the despair of Madame Pickypuss and the butler, and Mister Julius... um, Monsieur Mitch from "My Fair Rebound" is a stylist in a dog salon that Agatha took Rebound to. In the case of the latter, not only do they recognize each other upon sight, but another customer recognizes him as the one that caused chaos at a dog show[[hottip:*:Well, it might be a second show. In "My Fair Rebound", while Mr. Julius was in the middle of the fiasco, it wasn't really of his doing, the one from "My Fair Rebound" was the ''North''minster Dog Show. The patron mentioned the ''East''minster show]].
** "Squawk": When hopeful adopter Katie mentions that a woman contacted her about a puppy, Mr. [=McLeish=] told her no women work at the pound, except for Olaf who dressed as a geisha girl one time (in "Toyoshiko!"). (Funny that he remembers that, but not that he's already given his brother-in-law, the Mayor, a puppy [in "Nightmare on Pound Street" -- see Series Continuity Error below].)
** Many of the previously adopted puppies and dogs, including Tyson/King ("King of the Heap"), Taboo/Lucky ("Taboo"), Freddy ("Nightmare on Pound Street")[[hottip:*:Who seemed to have been forgotten in "Squawk"; see the example immediately above and Series Continuity Error below.]], Pepper ("The K9 Kid"), Suds ("Salty") and the quintuplets from their eponymous episode appeared thanks to Rebound's persistent belief in the magic of Christmas in "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".
** In "Pound Preemies", Lucky, Cookie, Rebound, and Strudel need to get into a house. To do so, Strudel makes a plan using a skateboard ramp, a grill, a seesaw, and some rope to get herself access to an open second-story window. When Lucky asks Strudel if she's sure she can do it, she mentions quite confidently that she was once a circus dog. Indeed, Strudel did achieve quite impressive stunts (both accidentally and skillfully) in "Dogs On A Wire".
* CuteKitten: Generally, the adoptees of the Pound Puppies' rival organization, the Kennel Kittens, to potential human companions. (Also see the entry in the episode section.)
* CuteLittleFangs: Rebound, Niblet's little sister and Agatha's pet dog.
* DeadpanSnarker: Cookie. And ''she does not care'' who you are. Squirt will get in his fair share of cracks as well.
* TheDitz: Niblet has his moments of brilliance, but no matter how one might rank the five dogs of the team by intelligence, poor Nibbles is coming in a distant fifth.
* DogsAreDumb: Averted by four-fifths of the main team. Niblet, of course, is a straight example, at least most of the time.
* {{Expy}}: Lucky in a way resembles [[AllDogsGoToHeaven Charlie B. Barkin]]. He even has a red collar that is similar to the one that Charlie wears in the sequel.
** Character-wise however, it's subverted. Lucky would never be as selfish as Charlie. Charlie DOES seem to be very cool, calm, and collected though.
* FantasticRacism:
** Dogs and cats in "Catcalls".
** Dogs and coyotes in "Rebel Without A Collar".
** Squirt had a problem with alligators in "The Really Weird Dog". (Also see BrokenAesop in the episode section.)
* FantasticSlurs: A guarantee where there's FantasticRacism, isn't it? However, a noteworthy occurrence happens in "The Ruff Ruff Club" where Madame Pickypuss admits to calling [[InterspeciesRomance Cuddlesworth]] a "pussycat", which to her as a cat is endearing, but, as explained by Lucky, is the equivalent of calling her a "mouse", a fact that drove the point home for her.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Madame Pickypuss [[InterspeciesRomance and]] Mr. Cuddlesworth.
* [[FiveManBand Five Dog Band]]
** TheHero: Lucky
** TheLancer: Cookie
** TheSmartGirl: Strudel (GadgeteerGenius)
** TheSmartGuy: Squirt (street savvy)
** TheBigGuy: Niblet
** [[TeamPet Team Pets]]: Mr. Nut-Nut, Sparky and the rest of the squirrels.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: As compared to the Paper-Thin Disguises mentioned below, twice Lucky's team used the situation to their advantage to blend in with humans by dressing up in human clothes despite looking like, well, dogs dressed in human clothes. Once was in the actual HalloweenEpisode, "Nightmare On Pound Street", and the other was to get into the Poughkeepsie Pups basketball game in "Quintuplets" (also see Conspicuous Trenchcoat in the episode section).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** From "Quintuplets":
-->'''Squirt:''' Yeah. I knew a marmot once who got his picture on boxes of nuts. Guy was fixed for life. All the pistachios he could eat!
-->'''Niblet:''' Wow! Can I get my picture on a bag of marshmallows, Lucky? 'Cause I love marshmallows! And I want to be fixed for life, too! ''(eyes dart back)'' I mean, not ''fixed'' fixed, but, you know...
** In "Bone Voyage", Lucky used a makeshift rope swing to rescue Rebound from her pursuers and place her next to Agatha. He finished by jumping off and landing next to Cookie. She's impressed with his performance.
--> '''Cookie:''' Nice dismount.
** In "Mutternal Instincts", Lucky was giving kudos to Strudel and Cookie for a delivery system they developed. Niblet was quite proud of his dachshund teammate.
--> '''Niblet:''' That's my wiener!
** Another from "Mutternal Instincts": Just before the shelter was to host a conference of Pound Puppies agents from around the world, eight puppies were brought to the pound by dog catcher Ketchum. When some of the team expressed doubt in their ability to get the puppies adopted and prepare for the meeting, Cookie challenged them:
--> '''Cookie:''' What are you guys, a bunch of pussycats?
* HammerSpace: The new adoptees are always given a Pound Puppy collar. Oftentimes, the collar is produced by one of the team members reaching to their side and turning back around with one in his or her mouth.
* HiddenDepths: Niblet can walk and dance quite well on his hind legs because he used to perform in the circus as a dancing dog. Strudel is quite knowledgeable about dog shows because she used to be a show dog herself (though she's quick to add she has never actually won). Squirt (aka Wings) was once a championship Frisb-- um, that is, Zoomit champion dog, thanks to his ears.
* InterspeciesRomance: Madame Pickypuss described Mr. Cuddlesworth as her "best friend" in the middle of "The Prince and the Pupper". However, toward the end of the episode, when Squirt told Cuddlesworth there was a fat cat at home waiting to get her claws on him, his tail wagged vigorously. The episode "The Ruff Ruff Club" very much confirmed theirs is a more intimate relationship.
* InvincibleHero: Lucky. The puppies and dogs he takes as charges will be adopted and the lost dogs he and his team encounter will find their way back home, the question is how.
* {{Joisey}}: If the voice weren't enough, Squirt mentions he's from Hoboken in "I Never Barked For My Father".
* KindheartedSimpleton: Niblet. As mentioned above, he can show flashes of intelligence, and he can be provoked into acts of anger and even mild aggressiveness, but he is at heart a simple, lovable goofball.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** Strudel and Cookie have this exchange in "Quintuplets":
--> ''(After a [figurative] light bulb goes off in Lucky's head)''
--> '''Strudel:''' All I know is when Lucky gets excited about an idea, it's usually a good one.
--> '''Cookie:''' Like Charlie Five?
--> '''Strudel:''' I said ''usually''.
** After placing Twiggy (see Parental Bonus below) with her person in "Taboo", the team talks about how good they are at their jobs, which they agree they couldn't do without Lucky, which in turn leads to this question:
--> '''Cookie:''' Seriously, Luck, how do you do it? How do you always find the right dog for the right person right at the last minute when it looks like everything is going to fall apart?
** In "Barlow", Squirt was "disguised" as an opossum to try to trick the titular dog into not being so lazy, using [[PaperThinDisguise the same technique]] they used before (which, incidentally, didn't work on Barlow). As the shot changed to him in the disguise, he said:
--> '''Squirt:''' What am I? The master of interspecies disguise around here?
* TheMasquerade: Like their predecessors, these Pound Puppies also avoid directly talking to humans. Usually, the only time they will speak to a person is indirectly (i.e., when Strudel makes a call) or when their face is hidden (as Niblet did in "Snow Problem").
** [[spoiler:BrokenMasquerade: In "Lucky Gets Adopted", Lucky resorts to talking to explain to his new human Dot why he (in part) ran away the first time, after she leashes him to her dresser to keep him from leaving again. Unlike Holly from the original version, Dot doesn't know all dogs can talk, just Mr. Chewy [=McFluffster=]... um, Lucky.]]
** It seemed to be under threat in "The Accidental Pup Star" when a little girl filmed Rebound singing, and said video was downloaded [[spoiler: by her brother]] onto the Internet. Lucky's team managed to convince the crowd gathered for the premiere of [=McLeish's=] movie with Rebound that it and by association the original video were fake by sneaking in a "making of" film of their own. (The little girl who filmed Rebound didn't believe dogs could talk, so it's questionable how many others actually expected to see a dog talking of its own will and how much of a threat Rebound's film actually was. Better to be safe than sorry, perhaps.)
* MeaningfulName: Nearly every dog/puppy as well as some humans (Mr. [=McLeish=] being the most prominent example). This holds for the main team as well. Lucky's plans tend to work out at the end, Strudel is a dachshund and speaks with a German accent, Squirt is a tiny chihuahua, and Niblet seemingly eats everything in sight. Cookie's name may be a little harder to see, but consider how ''tough'' she is in this exchange from "Rebel Without A Collar":
--> [[spoiler: '''Fang:''']] SHUT UP about the dog I love!
--> '''Lucky:''' Dog you LOVE?! The only thing [[spoiler: coyotes]] love is themselves!
--> [[spoiler: '''Fang:''']] Watch it, pal!
--> (Lucky [[BerserkButton growls harshly at him]] and soon everyone in the room except Cookie is growling at each other. The hamster ''prays for dear life''.)
--> '''Cookie:''' '''KNOCK IT OFF! ALL OF YOU!!'''
* MiniatureSeniorCitizen: Agatha [=McLeish=].
* MotorMouth: Rebound. Surprised?
* MouseWorld: There is a ''worldwide'' network of Pound Puppies that has escaped notice by humans. The Kennel Kittens are the feline counterpart.
* [[NearlyNormalAnimal Nearly Normal Animals]]: The pigeons are Largely Normal. The dogs can communicate with the pigeons and they will understand and carry out the canine's request. Indeed, the pigeons' response can also be understood. The reason they are here instead of with the [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Animals]] is because they only coo and peck.
* NuttySquirrel: Shelter 17's (and more specifically, Strudel's) squirrel helpers are an intelligent, friendly bunch. However, they aren't above the occasional bit of payback if, say, a visitor insults their hygiene.
** In "The Call Of The Squirrel Dog", it becomes clear that Strudel wouldn't have it any other way.
* OncePerEpisode: A dog finds a loving home, either through adoption or by being returned there. (However, the adoption is sometimes secondary or incidental to the main plot.)
** There have technically been three exceptions: "Toyoshiko!", "Kennel Kittens Return", and "The Fraud Princess". In "Kennel Kittens Return", it is a kitten, Lily, that's adopted. In the other two, someone (Strudel and Agatha, respectively) did in fact bond with the titular dog.
* PaperThinDisguise: A staple. The ones used to trick animals are mind-bogglingly thin, but work almost every time. (Also see For Halloween, I Am Going As Myself above.)
* ParentalBonus:
** From "Quintuplets":
--> ''(After one of the quintuplets wriggles free to avoid being adopted by a couple)''
--> '''Girl:''' We need something cute and cuddly and doesn't do much of anything.
--> '''Guy:''' Just like you, babycakes.
** From "Rebel Without A Collar" (with a dash of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything):
--> ''(After Cookie confronted their visitor about his poor manners)''
--> '''Niblet:''' Cookie? Next time I'm a bad dog, would you talk mean to me, too?
--> ''(Niblet starts to run away. Cookie growls at him. Niblet laughs.)''
** In "Taboo", the dog the team matches with a person before encountering the episode's namesake puppy is an Afghan with long, light brown fur named Twiggy. While [[http://twiggylawson.co.uk/ her real-life namesake]] is a beautiful and well-known model and singer, she isn't someone the average ten-year-old will be terribly familiar with.
** The car Captain Randy drives in "Zoltron" is a near spot-on model of an AMC Gremlin.
** Similarly, the vehicle Mr. Julius (voiced by GeorgeTakei) drives in "My Fair Rebound" is easy to make out as a stand-in for a Hummer. While that is something kids might recognize, the implications of the Hummer being pink and Hummer owners supposedly compensating for something just might get by the young ones.
** In "Olaf In Love", the team based their attempts to help Olaf and his date connect on the dating shows Niblet likes to watch. Niblet knows what happens throughout the shows, which, according to him, ends with them saying "I love you", but is unsure of what happens after the credits. At the end of the episode when Olaf and Gertrude, the town librarian get together, both he and Strudel express interest in finding out what happens after the credits.
--> '''Strudel:''' Simply for scientific research.
* [[PartiallyCivilizedAnimal Partially Civilized Animals]]: Lucky's planning, Cookie's organization skills, Strudel's gadgets, Squirt's ability to find outside equipment (and both Strudel and Squirt's skill at utilizing networks of varying [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Animals]]), and Niblet's ability to make a passable imitation of a human when necessary are but a few examples of why Lucky and the gang land here instead of TalkingAnimal territory. Watch closely, and you'll notice that the dogs will make slightly humanlike gestures, such as placing a paw or leg on or around a puppy in comfort or encouragement, or holding each other back with a leg.
** Naturally, as cats are the equals to dogs in this show (even if each species thinks they are superior to their counterparts), they fit here as well.
** Coyotes are also here, though Lucky may beg to differ.
* PingPongNaivete: Niblet is clearly not the smartest dog in the group, and there are times you might wonder if he ate paint chips as a puppy. Yet, there are others, like his analysis of his situation in "King of the Heap" or the pep talk to the eponymous dog in "Zoltron", or even jokes he makes (see "Parental Bonus" above for an example), that are far above his normal advertised intelligence.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Captured worrywart Buddy initially thinks Shelter 17 is one in "Rebel Without A Collar". Strudel helps to convince him otherwise.
** The Canine Capture and Removal Center in "I Never Barked For My Father" very much is. Dog catcher Ketchum of the Canine Capture and Removal Team looks like a stereotypical Hollywood sheriff.
--> '''Olaf:''' ''(after seeing a picture of the facility)'' It looks like a doggy prison.
** When Milton Feltwaddle returns to take over Shelter 17 in "[=McLeish=] Unleashed" when [=McLeish=] is promoted, he ''does'' turn the pound into a prison.
* PreciousPuppies: An in-universe example: The [[WoobieOfTheWeek puppies]] Lucky and his crew match with their designated persons improves the lives of both.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Each member of the "Super Secret Pup Club" appears in the second season opening. It is justifiable for Rebound, as she had three episodes in the first season centered around her, and appeared in two others. It is somewhat understandable for Cupcake, as she was in the penultimate episode of the first season, "Mutternal Instincts", and likely would have returned anyhow since she was adopted by Cookie's family. Patches' episode debut, however, was in the third episode of the second season. Not only did he make it onto the season two opening from the start, he was on the cover art for the "Homeward Pound" DVD, ''which only has '''first-season episodes'''.''
* PuppyDogEyes: Well, of course. But making the eyes is also a skill that the team makes sure the adoptees master.
* [[RecurringCharacter Recurring Characters]]: In the case of dogs, Rebound, Dolly, Cupcake, Agent Ping, and Agent Todd. The Kennel Kittens from the Happy Valley Shelter have made return appearances. Mrs. [=McLeish=], the mayor, Milton Feltwaddle and Dog Catcher Ketchum have shown up in at least two episodes as well.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: The episode "Mutternal Instincts" features an African Wild Dog among a crowd of dogs.
* SeriesContinuityError: In "Squawk", the plot revolves around the Mayor getting a parrot to cozy up to the pet owners of the city, and later reveals that he doesn't like "dumb animals" or pets. In "Nightmare on Pound Street", not only does the Mayor adopt an UglyCute puppy named Freddy for his kids, he mentioned he once had a similarly hideous yet adorable dog himself when he was a child. That might not be so bad, except for the producers' love for [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] (see above) and that one of [=McLeish's=] signature qualities is sidling up to bigwigs.[[hottip:*: It isn't even as if they've forgotten Freddy existed; Rebound retrieves him during the ChristmasEpisode ''from the Mayor's mansion''.]] ([[OutOfCharacterMoment Would [=McLeish=]]] ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment ever]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment forget a favor he's done for the Mayor?]])
** In "The K-9", Pepper is adopted by Charlie. In "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve", she says her boy's name is Keith.
* ShoutOut:
** In "Snow Problem", after the team had a rough first day of sled racing, Lucky tried a pep talk:
--> '''Lucky:''' If [[TimmyInAWell Timmy was stuck in the bottom of the well]], would you just walk away?
--> '''Niblet:''' [[Series/{{Lassie}} Who's Timmy?]]
--> '''Squirt:''' Beats me.
** In "The K9 Kid", the featured puppy of the episode wanted to become a police dog. Upon approaching some rambunctious fellow future adoptees who have broken a garden gnome, she said:
--> '''Pepper:''' [[Film/LethalWeapon I'm getting too old for this]] [[GoshDarnItToHeck nonsense]].
** When Feltwaddle uses his computer to match dogs and potential adoptees in "[=McLeish Unleashed=]", the first human is paired with a [[ScoobyDoo large brown dog with a blue Pound Puppies collar]].
** It ''could'' be a coincidence, but in "Mutternal Instincts", Olaf mentioned he was going to send adoption flyers to a [[{{WesternAnimation/Recess}} Third Street School]].
** A special mention must be made of the episode "No Dogs Allowed", particularly the last two-thirds of it. Watch the episode for yourself, but the general message is that there can be room in your heart for both [[{{WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic}} ponies]] and puppies.
* SimilarSquad: The Happy Valley Shelter Kennel Kittens are the feline equivalent to Lucky's team, with almost identical fur patterns and very similar names.
* SouthernBelle: Dolly (AKA The General) is a Bonne Belle, sweetie pie.
* [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Animals]]: The squirrels. Their squeaking is perfectly intelligible to other squirrels as well as [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Strudel]], but not as much to the other dogs. (The gist of the squeaks ''will'' be made obvious to the viewer [[RuleOfFunny if the joke necessitates it]].) In fact, Strudel needs them, as the squirrels have manual abilities that dogs of the world don't, and hence, she wouldn't be able to construct or finish many of her gadgets, and the ones she could complete would take much longer.
** The chipmunks seen in "The Prince and the Pupper" also belong here. However, they're not quite as nice as the squirrels.
** This may go for all rodents, as the hamsters in "Rebel Without A Collar" and "Lucky Gets Adopted" also are capable of communicating with dogs.
* [[StatusQuoIsGod Status Quo is "Dog"]]: You knew Lucky wasn't really going to stay "adopted", right?
** Additionally, you didn't really think the Pound Puppies and Kennel Kittens were going to call off their rivalry for good, did you?
*** Technically, Lucky was still adopted. It's just that Dot understands he has a big job to do. Presumably Lucky goes back from time to time between episodes to keep Dot's parents from worrying that he ran away.
* TakeThat:
** Niblet, at the end of "Squawk", says "You should never '''misunderestimate''' a dumb animal." [[GeorgeWBush Any guesses who that's referring to?]]
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics:
** Strudel has a purple collar with a pink Pound Puppies medallion and long eyelashes.
** Cookie is a bit more complicated. At first, she didn't have anything. (Her collar is black.) After seeing Dolly flirt her way into getting the male dogs to fawn over her in the episode "The General", she becomes jealous. By the end, Dolly gives Cookie the pink bow that she's seen with from that point on.
* TunnelNetwork: The team's center is a hub from which a series of tunnels that lead into, out of, and around the pound, placing the dogs on the grounds, just outside the shelter wall, into the sewers (and from there, into the alley among other places), and so on.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Strudel and Cookie, the TomboyAndGirlyGirl.
* TheUnfavorite / WellDoneSonGuy: Poor Mr. [=McLeish=]. He manages to be treated dismissively by Agatha, while she dotes on Rebound (when she was initially established as not liking dogs), and is charming toward two men who have fallen in love with her so far (see Easily Forgiven in the episode section for an example [includes a spoiler]).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Squirt and Niblet, of the first type. Squirt has no compunctions about leveling insults toward Niblet in regards to his intelligence, weight and hygiene. Most of the time, Niblet will either take the jabs or be oblivious to them. Yet as seen in "Homeward Pound" and noted by the featured puppy in "Olaf In Love", they're best friends. (Interestingly, in the latter case, when Squirt started fighting with Niblet, he fought back.)

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!!Episodes of the 2010 version of ''Pound Puppies'' include examples of:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In the episode "Rebel Without A Collar", the tough Cookie decides to leave the team [[spoiler: to roam the desert with Fang, a wily coyote who was captured in the desert and brought back to Shelter 17]].
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Niblet saw his sister Rebound as one in the episode "Rebound". [[spoiler: At first.]]
* BackStory: The episode "The Call Of The Squirrel Dog" explains how Mr. Nut-Nut met Strudel and, in a more general sense, how the team of Shelter 17 came to have squirrel teammates.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Squirt and his IdenticalStranger Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom after switching places with each other in "The Prince and the Pupper". (Also see PrinceAndPauper below.)
* BeYourself: The Aesop of the episode "There's Something About Camellia".
* BigBallOfViolence: The fight that the Pound Puppies and Kennel Kittens get into after Ace, the Kennel Kittens leader, spit in Lucky's face for a reason he couldn't even give at the end of "Catcalls".
* BigNO: Yipper, once the boy he connected with left without adopting him in "The Great Yipper Caper." [[spoiler: Come on. You ''do'' know the kid adopted him in the end, right?]]
* BlandNameProduct: The Northminster Dog Show that Mrs. [=McLeish's=] pride entered Rebound into in "My Fair Rebound", as well as the Oditaride race the team entered for the sake of Husky puppy Tundra in "Snow Problem".
* BrandX: Not quite the same as the [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name Products]] above, the Zoomit from "Zipper the Zoomit Dog" is a plastic flying disc. You know the one.
* BrokenAesop: In "The Really Weird Dog", Squirt gets a lesson about racism after encountering a friendly alligator. Given the way cats and coyotes are treated on the show, this kind of rings hollow.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Lucky has a pretty hard time telling Cookie the team needs her in "Rebel Without a Collar". He finds it impossible to admit to her that ''he'' does as well. [[spoiler: He manages do to the former by the end of the episode. Not so much the latter.]]
--> '''Lucky:''' But... Doesn't she realize how much I... ''(grimaces)'' ''we'' need her?
--> '''Strudel:''' Did you ever tell her?
--> '''Lucky:''' ''(frowning)'' Yeah! ''(beat)'' No. ... I think so.
--> '''Strudel:''' But how can you expect someone to know something if you never tell them?
* CanadaEh: The Royal Canadian Pound Puppies in "Homeward Pound".
--> '''Agent Todd:''' Oh, geez. We're zero-for-two. Or oh-for-two as you'd say, eh?
** The musher Jean-Luc Glacier in "Snow Problem" is the French Canadian version.
--> '''Jean-Luc:''' Sorry about that, there.
** Rover [[spoiler: the alligator]] in "The Really Weird Dog". He even says "aboot".
** Lucky also sometimes has shades of this, due to his voice actor, Eric [=McCormack=], being Canadian. He will spout out an "abote" from time to time.
* ChristmasEpisode[=/=]MusicalEpisode: "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Niblet and Lucky use them [[ItMakesSenseInContext to get some of the puppies and their smaller teammates into a basketball game]] in "Quintuplets". (Cookie uses a dress instead.)
* CrazyEnoughToWork: The adoption fair in "The General". The plan involved getting 60+ puppies adopted by making them look identical so that it seemed like the same puppy was being adopted over and over again, for a start.
* CuteKitten: A more episode-specific example: In "Catcalls", the mother and son were cat lovers and preferred the adoptee offered by the Happy Valley Shelter team. [[spoiler: The father comes around, as does the mother with puppies.]]
** Lily in "Kennel Kittens Return" is so much this trope she manages to completely win over [[spoiler:Squirt who was pretending to be a cat to steal back Strudel's latest invention that the Kennel Kittens had swiped earlier in the episode]].
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: As Lucky's father Slick explained in "I Never Barked For My Father", Lucky had to stop thinking about it as a puppy and think about it from his father's perspective, or for you as the viewer, as Slick's role as a pet. [[spoiler:Slick was actually the dog of the neighbors of Lucky's mother's humans, not of his mother's humans as Lucky thought. When the neighbors moved across town, they naturally took Slick with them.)]]
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Niblet slips into this when his role as King of the Junkyard goes to his head in "King of the Heap".
* DisappearedDad: Slick, in the mind of Lucky, for "five years, six months and three weeks" until meeting him again in "I Never Barked For My Father". (Also see When You Coming Home, Dad? and Daddy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You [includes a spoiler].)
* DisguisedInDrag: You see that adorable dog with bows in its ears in "The Fraud Princess"? It's a boy. Same with two of the members of The Ruff Ruff Bunch in their eponymous episode.
* EasilyForgiven: Walter in "The Fraud Princess". [[spoiler:He planned on robbing Agatha, using his dog as an accomplice. Rebound and the gang manage to get Agatha back home in time to see Walter (in a typical black outfit and mask) playing with Princess. Walter tells his story about him losing his money in the market, gives him a pair of diamond earrings to help him get back on his feet, and offer to makes him tea. True story or not, that's quite generous.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: In "The K9 Kid", Police dog Sarge teased Squirt with "Pizza Breath", which Squirt got in his days living on the street prior to being a Pound Puppy. It [[BerserkButton angers]] Squirt, but as he's a chihuahua and Sarge is a German shepherd, the latter easily got away with it.
* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Played with and ultimately subverted in "Homeward Pound". [[spoiler: While Niblet initially heeds Squirt's advice toward the bears he encountered after their split, he realizes those bears are cubs, and they offer him some of the honey they were eating. Things seem to take a turn for the worse when the MamaBear comes back, but it turns out she's friendly, as she saves Squirt at Niblet's (off-screen) request. When Lucky and the Royal Canadian Pound Puppies find Niblet and Squirt, they were stuffed after eating fish the bears caught for them. The bears were also kind enough to catch fish for the rescue party as well.]]
* GilliganCut: In "Snow Problem", after Tundra announces his plan to enter the Oditaride sled race with the Pound Puppies in order to meet his human:
-->'''Squirt:''' I know it's our job to help puppies, but there's only so far we can go!\\
(''Cut to Squirt being harnessed into a dog sled'')\\
'''Squirt:''' And apparently, just how far we can go is pretty darn far.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Nightmare On Pound Street". It doesn't involve spooky stories and the team only dresses up to help a puppy find a home, but it is set on Halloween. Oh, and the puppy is named [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy]].
* HappilyAdopted: Cupcake in her debut episode, "Mutternal Instincts," actually manages to invoke this [[spoiler: twice; first to Cookie and again to her family at the end.]]
* HereWeGoAgain: Said word-for-word by Lucky at the end of "King of the Heap", when Niblet once again gets adopted in place of another dog thanks to a bee flying up Niblet's nose at the wrong time.
* HeroicSacrifice: When Toyoshiko realizes she has been recording images that could, in Lucky and Squirt's opinion, "ruin the whole operation", she does herself what Lucky insisted should have been done in the first place. [[spoiler: She erases her own memory, via a giant magnet.]] Strudel sheds some tears, and there is a chance [[TearJerker you might as well]]. [[spoiler: Strudel brought Toyo back after removing her capture card.]]
* HeyThatsMyLine: Said word-for-word by Lucky after [[SimilarSquad Kennel Kitten leader Ace]] said "Go, cats, go!" when it came time to repair some damage both teams caused in "Catcalls".
--> '''Lucky:''' ...except for the 'cat' part.
** Lucky also had his CatchPhrase stolen three times in "Snow Problem": once by Niblet and twice by the puppy Tundra, the second of which he didn't mind at all.
* HollywoodNerd: Captain Randy in the episode "Zoltron", Type 1. [[GeekPhysiques Fat physique]], dressed in a uniform similar to those from ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', paused like Kirk, had a "Captain's Log", wanted to mind-meld with the titular dog, watched "[[Franchise/StarTrek Star]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyage:]] [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 90]]", referred to his mother's garage as the Autopod, excited over seeing a [[spoiler:phony]] flying saucer (even going so far as to say he was okay with the beings in the saucer experimenting on him). And this line, after the saucer disappeared [[spoiler:and Zoltron escaped]]:
--> '''Captain Randy:''' The biggest night of my life, and I'm left with nothing at all. Just like prom.
** Mr. Geekman (yes, that's his name) from the episode "Taboo" is another Type 1. Skinny with large frame glasses, the clumsy bicycle-riding math teacher had been searching for the "perfect as pi" puppy for seven years. At least he's married.
* HypnoPendulum: The acorn on a string Strudel uses to hypnotize Mr. Nut-Nut into acting more like a squirrel (rather than a dog) in "The Call of the Squirrel Dog". It doesn't work on him. (It ''does'' work on Niblet.)
* IRememberItLikeItWasYesterday: In his eponymous episode, Taboo begins his story of becoming an unlucky dog with his birth.
--> '''Taboo:''' I remember it like it was months ago.
--> '''Squirt:''' It ''was'' months ago.
--> '''Strudel:''' Shh.
* ImpactSilhouette: Niblet leaves one after falling through the roof of a cargo container in "Homeward Pound".
* TheInfiltration: Squirt's deliberate capture and eventual acceptance into the Kennel Kittens (at least, from the perspective of the Pound Puppies) in order to retrieve Strudel's invention in "Kennel Kittens Return", despite the terrible disguise and (initially) laughable pretense of cat behavior. He even gets a shot in at cats "being indifferent to [their] human" without a reaction by the Kennel Kittens.
* InterspeciesRomance: Besides Cuddlesworth and Pickypuss, there is another hinted at in "Kennel Kittens Return" [[spoiler: between Squirt and Fluffy]].
* TheJinx: The eponymous puppy of "Taboo" thinks he is. Bad things just seemed to follow him around....
--> '''Taboo:''' Name's Taboo. And I'm 100% bad luck. ''(air conditioning unit falls behind him)''
* LameRhymeDodge: In "Nightmare on Pound Street," Niblet commits one:
-->'''Niblet''': It's so sad. I mean, just because he's creepy-looking--\\
'''Freddy''': *overhearing* What do you mean 'creepy-looking?'\\
'''Niblet''': Um...did I say 'creepy?' 'Cause I meant *thinks for a minute* 'sleepy!' Yeah, I meant sleepy-looking.
* LittleGirlsKickShins: [=McLeish=] knows that firsthand about his niece, Tabitha (from "A Nightmare On Pound Street").
* MindControlDevice: Strudel uses glasses with swirls in the lenses to trick [=McLeish=] into signing for a package to be shipped in "Good Dog, [=McLeish=]!" [[spoiler:Because of Niblet's interference, [=McLeish=] ends up providing the reason for the episode's title.]]
* NeverSayDie: Perhaps pushed ever so much closer to being discredited. In "Homeward Pound", Squirt was struggling to keep from hitting the bottom of a waterfall.
--> '''Squirt:''' ''(after realizing he didn't fall all the way down the cascade)'' I'm alive? ''(sees bear that saves him)'' AAH! I'm gonna die!
** On the other hand, when Toyoshiko decided to delete her own memory in her eponymous episode, Strudel says that Toyo "erased herself". Of course, as Toyo was a robot dog, it was an appropriate description.
* ObliviousToLove: Lucky, in "Olaf In Love". Though both he and Cookie nervously denied their feelings when Kiki, the featured puppy, made mention of them being "more than friends", Cookie pointedly brought up of Lucky's blindness to her feelings (and his own?), in relation to Olaf dating city librarian Gertrude Washburn.
* OddNameOut: The five puppies in "Quintuplets" are named Whip, Chip, Blip, Flip, and Chubbers.
--> '''Chubbers:''' I'm the runt! ''[loud belch]''
* PaperThinDisguise: Despite seeing the Pound Puppies in less-than-convincing cat disguises in "Catcalls", Ace and his team still fall for Squirt's equally wanting disguise in "Kennel Kittens Return".
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: In "Kennel Kittens Return", this was the password to the gated community that the Kennel Kittens wanted to place their adoptee into. It's probably worth noting that the code was entered on a ''numerical keypad''.
* PottyFailure: When one of the captures growls menacingly at Olaf, the assistant dog catcher, in "Rebel Without A Collar", he tells them to play nice while he goes to change his pants. Complete with uncomfortable walk.
* PrinceAndPauper: In [[PunBasedTitle "The Prince and the Pupper"]], street-tough Squirt pines for some of the pampered life [[IdenticalStranger look-alike]] Mr. Cuddlesworth enjoys, while Mr. Cuddlesworth wants to escape the confines of his rich owners and get in on the exciting life of the Pound Puppies.
* ProductionForeshadowing: "Lucky Gets Adopted" uses the instrumental of the song "Love Is In Bloom" from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2"]]. Interestingly, both episodes are {{Season Finale}}s.
* ProductionThrowback: "Olaf in Love" uses the instrumental of the "Cutie Mark Crusaders Song" from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "The Show Stoppers"]].
* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler: In "Zoltron", it turns out the titular dog's owners really ''are'' aliens.]]
* RepeatAfterMe: The adoptee Ginger in "I Never Barked For My Father" when Lucky told her to say goodbye to the team. The look on her face hinted she knew exactly what she was doing.
* RobotDog: Toyoshiko, Bark Friend Machine from, well, "Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine". Toyoshiko is so much like a living dog that Strudel goes from thinking of her as "an endearing piece of technology" to developing a friendship with her. (However, the way Toyo initiates the friendship, and often how she talks, is quite mechanistic.) Suffice it to say that while Toyo is indeed a robot buddy, she's not simply a RobotBuddy.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toyoshiko, possibly as an effect of her being a robot, actually says "bark" and "giggle".
* SimilarSquad: Similar to the Happy Valley Shelter cats above, each of the titular puppies in "Quintuplets" turned out to have a personality corresponding to the dogs of the main team, but not as initially obvious.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: When Olaf sang to the pound's Japanese visitors in "Toyoshiko!", he sang alto/countertenor, as compared to his normal mid-ranged male speaking voice.
* TastesLikePurple: Niblet in "Toyoshiko!". When Strudel and Toyo have a bonding moment after building a machine, they neglected to give their sheepdog helper the okay to let go of the rope. (To be fair to the big guy, it probably would be rather hard to describe the feeling of potential mouth rope burn...)
--> '''Niblet:''' ''(muffled)'' That's sweet. Can I let go now? My mouth, it tastes like pain.
* ThinkingOutLoud: In "Bone Voyage", Mrs. [=McLeish=] received a day spa treatment during a cruise courtesy of the ship's captain, who was smitten with her. While relaxing after a cucumber facial, Agatha, thinking she was speaking to the ship masseuse, said that while she could appreciate the captain's love of the ship, she couldn't really enjoy herself without her puppy. [[spoiler:Rebound, who was afraid Mrs. [=McLeish=] was leaving her for good and followed her onto the ship, was there to hear her.]]
* ThoseWilyCoyotes: Appear in "Rebel Without A Collar". The coyotes that patrol the "No Dog Zone" crossed in "The Prince and the Pupper" are also crafty, but it turns out it's in a slightly different sense.
* TimmyInAWell: In the episode "Snow Problem", Tundra dug out a competing sled dog and musher Jean-Luc Glacier, then made his way down a cliff to attach a hook to allow Lucky and his team to pull up a second dog. While it is a fact of the Pound Puppies universe that dogs (among other animals) are smarter and more capable than humans realize, [[TheMasquerade they rarely act so intelligently in front of people]]. Hence while Lucky was impressed, Glacier was even more so.
* UglyCute: Used in-universe by the Mayor to describe newly-adopted Freddy in "A Nightmare on Pound Street". (The exact description was reversed: "cute ugly".)
* ViolenceDiscretionShot: In "A Nightmare on Pound Street", the scene cuts from [=McLeish=] about to get punched out by a fat guy in a skeleton costume to the dogs trying to get Freddy adopted.
* WhatHaveIDone: Niblet, essentially word-for-word after he notices Rebound ran into Mrs. [=McLeish's=] limo in "Rebound".
** Pepper says it after she causes the police lieutenant's son Charlie to get into hot water with his father in "The K9 Kid".
** Rebound says it after getting caught singing and dancing by a little girl in "The Accidental Pup Star". She says it again after she learns said video has gone viral.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: When Lucky was a puppy, his father would be gone for hours or even days at a time, until one day he left for good. (Also see Disappeared Dad and Daddy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You [includes a spoiler].)
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: Strudel in "Dogs On A Wire". After expressing her frustration on not going on missions, Lucky offers her the chance to help lost dog Chuckles return to the circus.
--> ''(After Cookie, Squirt and Niblet argue with each other about why they should be chosen for the assignment)''
--> '''Lucky:''' Guys! I think the one who should go... is Strudel.
--> '''Strudel:''' ''(rolls eyes)'' Oh, ''sure''. Pick Strudel like you always... ''(brightens)'' Me?! Are you sure?
* YouNeverDidThatForMe: Lucky's feelings in "I Never Barked For My Father" on how Slick treated tagalong puppy Chip as compared to him when he was younger. As you might expect, it's much more complicated than that. [[spoiler:Chip is Slick's son and hence Lucky's brother. Slick never told Chip because he didn't want him to feel the same way about him as Lucky did.]]
* YouWontLikeHowITaste: Squirt when facing a bear in "Homeward Pound".
--> '''Squirt:''' Please don't eat me, Mr. Bear! Honest, I'm stringy and I'm chock full of preservatives!

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{{Hanna-Barbera}} created an animated T.V. special based on a popular line of stuffed dogs in 1985. A series appeared the next year which followed it closely, despite changing most of the voice cast. Both revolved around "the Pound Puppies", a group of dogs consisting of:
* Cooler, leader with a trademark laugh.
* Nose Marie, a melodramatic {{Southern Belle}} bloodhound.
* Bright Eyes, a [[GenkiGirl perky]] cheerleader type.
* Howler, an [[TheProfessor eccentric inventor]] with Harpo Marx-like hair.
* Whopper, the diaper-wearing cute kid, who often lies and exaggerates.

The Pound Puppies lived at a dog pound and helped other canines find good homes while taking a {{Masquerade}} as normal dogs. The puppies were cared for by their neighbor Holly, a [[HeartwarmingOrphan kindly orphan girl]] who the dogs drop the disguise for and is a kind of CoolBigSis. Holly lives with her guardian, an evil Cruella De Vil wannabe named Katrina Stoneheart, who hates The Pound Puppies (and dogs in general). Katrina was constantly plotting against them, with the help of her [[SpoiledBrat bratty daughter Brattina]]; their [[RightHandCat pet cat]], Catgut, and occasional partner, Captain Slaughter.

The show was dramatically retooled for its second season, called "The All-New Pound Puppies" in the opening credits. What follows is a list of some of the changes:
* The instrumental theme song was replaced with an ExpositoryThemeTune with the same tune.
* The animation became more competent.
* Bright Eyes was changed into a younger (but still older than Whopper) puppy, to eliminate the possibility of a LoveTriangle between her, Nose Marie, and Cooler.
* The less flighty, more mature Nose Marie became a doting, apron-wearing TeamMom to Whopper and Bright Eyes.
* The pound was now run by Katrina, in the manner of a concentration camp.
* Howler was AWOL in many episodes.
* The originally short-haired, skirt-wearing Holly had much longer hair and was a bit more of a tomboy.

The Pound Puppies and Holly were now freedom fighters who operated out of an ElaborateUndergroundBase, trying to save dogs from Katrina and hook them up with lonely kids.

The premise was then retooled once more for the 1988 movie ''Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw'', before disappearing completely, followed by the toy line in 1990, although that made an unexpected reappearance in 2007.

The sister line of toys, ''Pound Purries'', never had the luxury of a T.V. special or series. They did make a token appearance in TheMovie as supporting characters, though.


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!!Hanna-Barbera's
''Pound Puppies'' contains examples of:
* AbortedArc: Four episodes of the first season featured Captain Slaughter, a [[InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]]-esque villain who was responsible for destroying the puppies' home in the first place and was Cooler's greatest enemy. When the show was retooled in its second season, he disappeared, his storyline never resolved.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The "Pet Care Corner", where viewers are given hints on pet care.
* ArtEvolution[=/=]ArtShift: The special, the
refers to two seasons of the TV series and the movie all have ''strikingly'' different art styles.
* CatsAreMean: [[RightHandCat Catgut]].
** Subverted in "Tuffy Gets Fluffy".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ''The All-New Pound Puppies'' saw
animated shows.

The first is
the complete disappearance of Captain Slaughter, while Howler was pushed OutOfFocus. Before that, the TV series pared down the pups from the special to five and completely replaced the human supporting cast/setting.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The dognappers in the '85 special, when they [[spoiler: decide it's easier to just wait at Violet's place for her to return home rather than try and track her down.]]
* DisneyDeath: Happens at the end of the '85 special when [[spoiler: Cooler gets ''hit by a car''.]]
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Used in the second season by added lyrics to the instrumental version.
* {{Expy}}: Katrina is a fairly obvious one for the Disney [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Cooler
** TheLancer / TagalongKid: Whopper
** TheSmartGuy: Howler
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Gal]]:
1980s Creator/HannaBarbera production, with Cooler, Nose Marie
** TheChick:
Marie, Bright Eyes
* HavingAGayOldTime: Thought to be one of the reasons Pound Puppies' feline counterparts were called Pound Purries.
* ImaginaryFriend: Bob in "The Invisible Friend". [[spoiler:He turns out to be [[NotSoImaginaryFriend not so imaginary]].]]
* ImprobableAge: In the first season Holly owns a puppy pound despite being a minor. Averted in the second season where Katrina owns the pound.
* LighterAndSofter: ''The All-New Pound Puppies'' toned down the villains, removing the most obviously evil of the lot,
Eyes, Howler, and put more emphasis on [[HappyEnding finding homes for puppies]].
* LostWillAndTestament: A flashback episode revealed that the dogs had to find the Puppy Pound's founder's will to prevent Katrina from inheriting it.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MotiveDecay: Katrina in ''All New Pound Puppies.'' In the first season, she keeps trying to get the pound shut down so that she can tear it down and build expensive condos for rich people and make a lot of money. In the second season, where she actually owns and runs the pound, her only goal is to lock up every puppy and keep them behind bars.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: For some reason, Cooler keeps calling [[LoveInterest Violet]] "Sam" in the '85 special.
* NaiveNewcomer: Violet in the '85 special; Holly at the start of the TV series.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Nose, precursor to the TV series' Nose Marie.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The Nose originally had a [[BigApplesauce New York accent]], then traded it in for a [[SouthernBelle Southern drawl]] as Nose Marie. This may have been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''All-New Pound Puppies'' with one-shot rival Toots, who had a similar accent and was pointedly disliked by TeamMom Nose Marie.
* PaperThinDisguise: In "The Bright Eyes Mob", Katrina tricks a group of high class women into believing she's a dog lover with a very obvious robot dog, until it shorts out and explodes.
* ParentalBonus: What kid would have known that Cooler was a ShoutOut to the [[TheGreatEscape Cooler King]]?
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: In the second season where Katrina owns it. And in the original special.
* ShallowLoveInterest: "The Fairy Dogmother" introduced a boy that Holly and Brattina both crushed on. And he was never seen again.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Brattina is always calling things "icky", no matter how little sense it makes.
** Also, the shows like to use "puppy" to describe a dog regardless of age. For example, the millennia-old Big Paw is just a "lonely puppy without a home", and the mother "puppy" gives birth to a litter of actual puppies. Don't think about that too hard.
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!!The 1988 movie contains examples of:
* BigDamnMovie
* CanisMajor: Big Paw.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Reflex's reflexive reaction to the ringing of a bell]].
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: An IdiotBall induced one.
* DancePartyEnding
* TheFifties
* FramingDevice: The main story which takes place in 1950's is told in [[TheEighties the present]] by grown-up Whopper.
* GentleGiant: Big Paw once again.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[FreezeFrameBonus In the background of the mansion]], you can see a statue of a [[NippleAndDimed completely]] [[FullFrontalAssault naked]] woman with a seductive smirk. The (male) paintings around her look extremely scandalized.
* LogicalFallacies: [=McNasty=] thinks he
Whopper. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Its page can be King because he's got Puppy Power.
** To clarify, nothing about him changes when he's got the bone that gives Puppy Power, he just says he's king of the world and gives himself a crown.
** It's glossed over, but he says he wants to take over the world by using an army of vicious attack dogs. Which is an okay plan, but his Mean Machine doesn't need Puppy Power to work, and holding the bone doesn't give him any control over animals, so why did he want to steal the bone again?
* MacGuffin: The [[JustForPun Bone of Scone]]
* ObviouslyEvil: His name is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast McNasty]] and he looks like the lovechild of [[Film/{{Nosferatu}} Renfield]] and [[Film/BatmanReturns the Penguin]]? [[SarcasmMode Nah, nothing suspicious about him!]]
* OffModel: Aside from changes made to the character designs, there is a particularly noticeable animation error in which Cooler's nose disappears from his face. WordOfGod confirms that the film's animation was done in only six months and with little preparation, hence the rather sub-par quality.
* TheOtherDarrin: Cooler was voiced by Brennan Howard here.
* [[TheyWastedaPerfectlyGoodCharacter They Wasted a Perfectly Good Actor]]: George Rose ([=McNasty's=] voice) can actually sing very well, making his atonal yelling in "the King of Everything" odd.
* PowerOfLove: The victims of The Mean Machine can be literally cured by hearing "I love you" alone.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The songs essentially use the same tune as 1950s classics such as "Let's Go to the Hop" and "Duke of Earl".
* VillainSong: 'The King of Everything'. Not a very good one, but a villain song nonetheless.


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found here.]]

In 2010, TheHub relaunched the ''Pound Puppies'' franchise with Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, the creators of ''{{Recess}}'', along with Wendy Moss Klein and Nancy Steingard at the helm.

Like the original series, a team of canines finds homes for puppies (and occasionally adult dogs), often by escaping the pound [[RecycledInSpace in the style]] of ''TheGreatEscape'' and ''HogansHeroes''. This time around, the pound is run by Lenard [=McLeish=], a dog catcher who is ambitious, but mostly ineffectual and ultimately harmless.

The new squad consists of team leader Lucky; right-hand dog and no-nonsense second-in-command Cookie; Squirt, the streetwise chihuahua with connections across the city; resident genius and inventor Strudel; and Niblet, the big, strong sheepdog with an even bigger heart.

Along with Mr. Nut-Nut, Sparky and the other helper squirrels, the team from Shelter 17 is responsible for matching the right pup with the right person. The shelter's success is even occasionally recognized by humans somehow... which [=McLeish=] gladly takes credit for whenever he can, much to the chagrin of the ones ''really'' responsible.

The second season began June 2, 2012 with "Zipper is the Zoomit Dog".

The episode "The Yipper Caper" is included on the DVD ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: The Friendship Express''; the episodes "My Fair Rebound", "Quintuplets", "Homeward Pound", "Zoltron", and "The K9 Kid" are included on the DVD ''Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound''; and the episodes "Bone Voyage", "Mutternal Instincts", "The Fraud Princess", "The Super Secret Pup Club", and "The Ruff Ruff Bunch" are included on the DVD ''Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club''.

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!!The Hub's ''Pound Puppies'' series contains examples of:
* AnimationBump: The later DHX Media episodes are more smoothly animated and than the earlier 9 Story episodes, and the second season looks better still.
* BigEater: Niblet.
* BigFriendlyDog: Also Niblet.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** At the end of "The Accidental Pup Star", there's a reprise of Rebound's "Happy, Happy To See You"
2010 Creator/TheHub version, featuring the main gang, the Super Secret Pup Club, Lucky, Cookie, Squirt, Strudel, and the adoptee, Roxie. While they look at each other during the song, just after the song is done and just before the credits, all the dogs look straight at the viewer and smile.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Once a Pound Puppy, always a Pound Puppy!"
** "A pup for every person, and a person for every pup."
** Lucky's "Go, dogs, go!"
* CatsAreMean: Not always. The Cats of the Alley from the episode "Taboo" definitely were. The Happy Valley Shelter cats have both their mean and nice moments. Mr. Cuddlesworth's feline friend Madame Pickypuss seemed to be initially in "The Prince and the Pupper", but she was angry with Squirt for attempting to imitate her companion, Cuddlesworth. Mittens and Lily, the kittens the Kennel Kittens wanted to place in "Catcalls" and "Kennel Kittens Return" respectively, didn't have a mean bone in their collective bodies.
* ContinuityNod: In "The General", Lucky's team is charged by the eponymous leader with getting 67 puppies adopted. Then in "Quintuplets", Lucky mentions that if they could get 68[[hottip:*:Perhaps another puppy found a home sometime after the Adoption Fair.]] puppies adopted in one weekend, then five in one day should be a piece of cake. [[spoiler: Of course
Niblet. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 You can find it wasn't quite that simple, as the siblings refused to be adopted separately.here.]]
** When Lucky, Cookie and Niblet visit Mrs. [=McLeish=]'s in "My Fair Rebound", Lucky explained to Rebound they were there for her three-month checkup (from when she was adopted in her eponymous episode).
** In "[=McLeish=] Unleashed", Milton Feltwaddle ("Toyoshiko!") returns to take over the pound, the Happy Valley Shelter Kennel Kittens ("Catcalls") are on a scouting trip at the same home the Pound Puppies have scouted once more, and Cookie mentions her family which was seen at the beginning of "Rebel Without A Collar".
** Squirt didn't make explicit mention of his being disguised as a cat in "Kennel Kittens Return", but he did wonder if being dressed as an opossum was more than a coincidence in "Barlow". (For more, see Leaning on the Fourth Wall, below.)
** In "Olaf In Love", Olaf starts dating Gertrude Washburn. When Olaf goes off to the hypnosis convention in "Good Dog, [=McLeish=]!", he leads Gertrude off with fake trances.
** "The Ruff Ruff Club" provides two: Cuddlesworth (from "Prince and the Pupper") has run away again to the despair of Madame Pickypuss and the butler, and Mister Julius... um, Monsieur Mitch from "My Fair Rebound" is a stylist in a dog salon that Agatha took Rebound to. In the case of the latter, not only do they recognize each other upon sight, but another customer recognizes him as the one that caused chaos at a dog show[[hottip:*:Well, it might be a second show. In "My Fair Rebound", while Mr. Julius was in the middle of the fiasco, it wasn't really of his doing, the one from "My Fair Rebound" was the ''North''minster Dog Show. The patron mentioned the ''East''minster show]].
** "Squawk": When hopeful adopter Katie mentions that a woman contacted her about a puppy, Mr. [=McLeish=] told her no women work at the pound, except for Olaf who dressed as a geisha girl one time (in "Toyoshiko!"). (Funny that he remembers that, but not that he's already given his brother-in-law, the Mayor, a puppy [in "Nightmare on Pound Street" -- see Series Continuity Error below].)
** Many of the previously adopted puppies and dogs, including Tyson/King ("King of the Heap"), Taboo/Lucky ("Taboo"), Freddy ("Nightmare on Pound Street")[[hottip:*:Who seemed to have been forgotten in "Squawk"; see the example immediately above and Series Continuity Error below.]], Pepper ("The K9 Kid"), Suds ("Salty") and the quintuplets from their eponymous episode appeared thanks to Rebound's persistent belief in the magic of Christmas in "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".
** In "Pound Preemies", Lucky, Cookie, Rebound, and Strudel need to get into a house. To do so, Strudel makes a plan using a skateboard ramp, a grill, a seesaw, and some rope to get herself access to an open second-story window. When Lucky asks Strudel if she's sure she can do it, she mentions quite confidently that she was once a circus dog. Indeed, Strudel did achieve quite impressive stunts (both accidentally and skillfully) in "Dogs On A Wire".
* CuteKitten: Generally, the adoptees of the Pound Puppies' rival organization, the Kennel Kittens, to potential human companions. (Also see the entry in the episode section.)
* CuteLittleFangs: Rebound, Niblet's little sister and Agatha's pet dog.
* DeadpanSnarker: Cookie. And ''she does not care'' who you are. Squirt will get in his fair share of cracks as well.
* TheDitz: Niblet has his moments of brilliance, but no matter how one might rank the five dogs of the team by intelligence, poor Nibbles is coming in a distant fifth.
* DogsAreDumb: Averted by four-fifths of the main team. Niblet, of course, is a straight example, at least most of the time.
* {{Expy}}: Lucky in a way resembles [[AllDogsGoToHeaven Charlie B. Barkin]]. He even has a red collar that is similar to the one that Charlie wears in the sequel.
** Character-wise however, it's subverted. Lucky would never be as selfish as Charlie. Charlie DOES seem to be very cool, calm, and collected though.
* FantasticRacism:
** Dogs and cats in "Catcalls".
** Dogs and coyotes in "Rebel Without A Collar".
** Squirt had a problem with alligators in "The Really Weird Dog". (Also see BrokenAesop in the episode section.)
* FantasticSlurs: A guarantee where there's FantasticRacism, isn't it? However, a noteworthy occurrence happens in "The Ruff Ruff Club" where Madame Pickypuss admits to calling [[InterspeciesRomance Cuddlesworth]] a "pussycat", which to her as a cat is endearing, but, as explained by Lucky, is the equivalent of calling her a "mouse", a fact that drove the point home for her.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Madame Pickypuss [[InterspeciesRomance and]] Mr. Cuddlesworth.
* [[FiveManBand Five Dog Band]]
** TheHero: Lucky
** TheLancer: Cookie
** TheSmartGirl: Strudel (GadgeteerGenius)
** TheSmartGuy: Squirt (street savvy)
** TheBigGuy: Niblet
** [[TeamPet Team Pets]]: Mr. Nut-Nut, Sparky and the rest of the squirrels.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: As compared to the Paper-Thin Disguises mentioned below, twice Lucky's team used the situation to their advantage to blend in with humans by dressing up in human clothes despite looking like, well, dogs dressed in human clothes. Once was in the actual HalloweenEpisode, "Nightmare On Pound Street", and the other was to get into the Poughkeepsie Pups basketball game in "Quintuplets" (also see Conspicuous Trenchcoat in the episode section).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** From "Quintuplets":
-->'''Squirt:''' Yeah. I knew a marmot once who got his picture on boxes of nuts. Guy was fixed for life. All the pistachios he could eat!
-->'''Niblet:''' Wow! Can I get my picture on a bag of marshmallows, Lucky? 'Cause I love marshmallows! And I want to be fixed for life, too! ''(eyes dart back)'' I mean, not ''fixed'' fixed, but, you know...
** In "Bone Voyage", Lucky used a makeshift rope swing to rescue Rebound from her pursuers and place her next to Agatha. He finished by jumping off and landing next to Cookie. She's impressed with his performance.
--> '''Cookie:''' Nice dismount.
** In "Mutternal Instincts", Lucky was giving kudos to Strudel and Cookie for a delivery system they developed. Niblet was quite proud of his dachshund teammate.
--> '''Niblet:''' That's my wiener!
** Another from "Mutternal Instincts": Just before the shelter was to host a conference of Pound Puppies agents from around the world, eight puppies were brought to the pound by dog catcher Ketchum. When some of the team expressed doubt in their ability to get the puppies adopted and prepare for the meeting, Cookie challenged them:
--> '''Cookie:''' What are you guys, a bunch of pussycats?
* HammerSpace: The new adoptees are always given a Pound Puppy collar. Oftentimes, the collar is produced by one of the team members reaching to their side and turning back around with one in his or her mouth.
* HiddenDepths: Niblet can walk and dance quite well on his hind legs because he used to perform in the circus as a dancing dog. Strudel is quite knowledgeable about dog shows because she used to be a show dog herself (though she's quick to add she has never actually won). Squirt (aka Wings) was once a championship Frisb-- um, that is, Zoomit champion dog, thanks to his ears.
* InterspeciesRomance: Madame Pickypuss described Mr. Cuddlesworth as her "best friend" in the middle of "The Prince and the Pupper". However, toward the end of the episode, when Squirt told Cuddlesworth there was a fat cat at home waiting to get her claws on him, his tail wagged vigorously. The episode "The Ruff Ruff Club" very much confirmed theirs is a more intimate relationship.
* InvincibleHero: Lucky. The puppies and dogs he takes as charges will be adopted and the lost dogs he and his team encounter will find their way back home, the question is how.
* {{Joisey}}: If the voice weren't enough, Squirt mentions he's from Hoboken in "I Never Barked For My Father".
* KindheartedSimpleton: Niblet. As mentioned above, he can show flashes of intelligence, and he can be provoked into acts of anger and even mild aggressiveness, but he is at heart a simple, lovable goofball.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** Strudel and Cookie have this exchange in "Quintuplets":
--> ''(After a [figurative] light bulb goes off in Lucky's head)''
--> '''Strudel:''' All I know is when Lucky gets excited about an idea, it's usually a good one.
--> '''Cookie:''' Like Charlie Five?
--> '''Strudel:''' I said ''usually''.
** After placing Twiggy (see Parental Bonus below) with her person in "Taboo", the team talks about how good they are at their jobs, which they agree they couldn't do without Lucky, which in turn leads to this question:
--> '''Cookie:''' Seriously, Luck, how do you do it? How do you always find the right dog for the right person right at the last minute when it looks like everything is going to fall apart?
** In "Barlow", Squirt was "disguised" as an opossum to try to trick the titular dog into not being so lazy, using [[PaperThinDisguise the same technique]] they used before (which, incidentally, didn't work on Barlow). As the shot changed to him in the disguise, he said:
--> '''Squirt:''' What am I? The master of interspecies disguise around here?
* TheMasquerade: Like their predecessors, these Pound Puppies also avoid directly talking to humans. Usually, the only time they will speak to a person is indirectly (i.e., when Strudel makes a call) or when their face is hidden (as Niblet did in "Snow Problem").
** [[spoiler:BrokenMasquerade: In "Lucky Gets Adopted", Lucky resorts to talking to explain to his new human Dot why he (in part) ran away the first time, after she leashes him to her dresser to keep him from leaving again. Unlike Holly from the original version, Dot doesn't know all dogs can talk, just Mr. Chewy [=McFluffster=]... um, Lucky.]]
** It seemed to be under threat in "The Accidental Pup Star" when a little girl filmed Rebound singing, and said video was downloaded [[spoiler: by her brother]] onto the Internet. Lucky's team managed to convince the crowd gathered for the premiere of [=McLeish's=] movie with Rebound that it and by association the original video were fake by sneaking in a "making of" film of their own. (The little girl who filmed Rebound didn't believe dogs could talk, so it's questionable how many others actually expected to see a dog talking of its own will and how much of a threat Rebound's film actually was. Better to be safe than sorry, perhaps.)
* MeaningfulName: Nearly every dog/puppy as well as some humans (Mr. [=McLeish=] being the most prominent example). This holds for the main team as well. Lucky's plans tend to work out at the end, Strudel is a dachshund and speaks with a German accent, Squirt is a tiny chihuahua, and Niblet seemingly eats everything in sight. Cookie's name may be a little harder to see, but consider how ''tough'' she is in this exchange from "Rebel Without A Collar":
--> [[spoiler: '''Fang:''']] SHUT UP about the dog I love!
--> '''Lucky:''' Dog you LOVE?! The only thing [[spoiler: coyotes]] love is themselves!
--> [[spoiler: '''Fang:''']] Watch it, pal!
--> (Lucky [[BerserkButton growls harshly at him]] and soon everyone in the room except Cookie is growling at each other. The hamster ''prays for dear life''.)
--> '''Cookie:''' '''KNOCK IT OFF! ALL OF YOU!!'''
* MiniatureSeniorCitizen: Agatha [=McLeish=].
* MotorMouth: Rebound. Surprised?
* MouseWorld: There is a ''worldwide'' network of Pound Puppies that has escaped notice by humans. The Kennel Kittens are the feline counterpart.
* [[NearlyNormalAnimal Nearly Normal Animals]]: The pigeons are Largely Normal. The dogs can communicate with the pigeons and they will understand and carry out the canine's request. Indeed, the pigeons' response can also be understood. The reason they are here instead of with the [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Animals]] is because they only coo and peck.
* NuttySquirrel: Shelter 17's (and more specifically, Strudel's) squirrel helpers are an intelligent, friendly bunch. However, they aren't above the occasional bit of payback if, say, a visitor insults their hygiene.
** In "The Call Of The Squirrel Dog", it becomes clear that Strudel wouldn't have it any other way.
* OncePerEpisode: A dog finds a loving home, either through adoption or by being returned there. (However, the adoption is sometimes secondary or incidental to the main plot.)
** There have technically been three exceptions: "Toyoshiko!", "Kennel Kittens Return", and "The Fraud Princess". In "Kennel Kittens Return", it is a kitten, Lily, that's adopted. In the other two, someone (Strudel and Agatha, respectively) did in fact bond with the titular dog.
* PaperThinDisguise: A staple. The ones used to trick animals are mind-bogglingly thin, but work almost every time. (Also see For Halloween, I Am Going As Myself above.)
* ParentalBonus:
** From "Quintuplets":
--> ''(After one of the quintuplets wriggles free to avoid being adopted by a couple)''
--> '''Girl:''' We need something cute and cuddly and doesn't do much of anything.
--> '''Guy:''' Just like you, babycakes.
** From "Rebel Without A Collar" (with a dash of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything):
--> ''(After Cookie confronted their visitor about his poor manners)''
--> '''Niblet:''' Cookie? Next time I'm a bad dog, would you talk mean to me, too?
--> ''(Niblet starts to run away. Cookie growls at him. Niblet laughs.)''
** In "Taboo", the dog the team matches with a person before encountering the episode's namesake puppy is an Afghan with long, light brown fur named Twiggy. While [[http://twiggylawson.co.uk/ her real-life namesake]] is a beautiful and well-known model and singer, she isn't someone the average ten-year-old will be terribly familiar with.
** The car Captain Randy drives in "Zoltron" is a near spot-on model of an AMC Gremlin.
** Similarly, the vehicle Mr. Julius (voiced by GeorgeTakei) drives in "My Fair Rebound" is easy to make out as a stand-in for a Hummer. While that is something kids might recognize, the implications of the Hummer being pink and Hummer owners supposedly compensating for something just might get by the young ones.
** In "Olaf In Love", the team based their attempts to help Olaf and his date connect on the dating shows Niblet likes to watch. Niblet knows what happens throughout the shows, which, according to him, ends with them saying "I love you", but is unsure of what happens after the credits. At the end of the episode when Olaf and Gertrude, the town librarian get together, both he and Strudel express interest in finding out what happens after the credits.
--> '''Strudel:''' Simply for scientific research.
* [[PartiallyCivilizedAnimal Partially Civilized Animals]]: Lucky's planning, Cookie's organization skills, Strudel's gadgets, Squirt's ability to find outside equipment (and both Strudel and Squirt's skill at utilizing networks of varying [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Animals]]), and Niblet's ability to make a passable imitation of a human when necessary are but a few examples of why Lucky and the gang land here instead of TalkingAnimal territory. Watch closely, and you'll notice that the dogs will make slightly humanlike gestures, such as placing a paw or leg on or around a puppy in comfort or encouragement, or holding each other back with a leg.
** Naturally, as cats are the equals to dogs in this show (even if each species thinks they are superior to their counterparts), they fit here as well.
** Coyotes are also here, though Lucky may beg to differ.
* PingPongNaivete: Niblet is clearly not the smartest dog in the group, and there are times you might wonder if he ate paint chips as a puppy. Yet, there are others, like his analysis of his situation in "King of the Heap" or the pep talk to the eponymous dog in "Zoltron", or even jokes he makes (see "Parental Bonus" above for an example), that are far above his normal advertised intelligence.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Captured worrywart Buddy initially thinks Shelter 17 is one in "Rebel Without A Collar". Strudel helps to convince him otherwise.
** The Canine Capture and Removal Center in "I Never Barked For My Father" very much is. Dog catcher Ketchum of the Canine Capture and Removal Team looks like a stereotypical Hollywood sheriff.
--> '''Olaf:''' ''(after seeing a picture of the facility)'' It looks like a doggy prison.
** When Milton Feltwaddle returns to take over Shelter 17 in "[=McLeish=] Unleashed" when [=McLeish=] is promoted, he ''does'' turn the pound into a prison.
* PreciousPuppies: An in-universe example: The [[WoobieOfTheWeek puppies]] Lucky and his crew match with their designated persons improves the lives of both.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Each member of the "Super Secret Pup Club" appears in the second season opening. It is justifiable for Rebound, as she had three episodes in the first season centered around her, and appeared in two others. It is somewhat understandable for Cupcake, as she was in the penultimate episode of the first season, "Mutternal Instincts", and likely would have returned anyhow since she was adopted by Cookie's family. Patches' episode debut, however, was in the third episode of the second season. Not only did he make it onto the season two opening from the start, he was on the cover art for the "Homeward Pound" DVD, ''which only has '''first-season episodes'''.''
* PuppyDogEyes: Well, of course. But making the eyes is also a skill that the team makes sure the adoptees master.
* [[RecurringCharacter Recurring Characters]]: In the case of dogs, Rebound, Dolly, Cupcake, Agent Ping, and Agent Todd. The Kennel Kittens from the Happy Valley Shelter have made return appearances. Mrs. [=McLeish=], the mayor, Milton Feltwaddle and Dog Catcher Ketchum have shown up in at least two episodes as well.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: The episode "Mutternal Instincts" features an African Wild Dog among a crowd of dogs.
* SeriesContinuityError: In "Squawk", the plot revolves around the Mayor getting a parrot to cozy up to the pet owners of the city, and later reveals that he doesn't like "dumb animals" or pets. In "Nightmare on Pound Street", not only does the Mayor adopt an UglyCute puppy named Freddy for his kids, he mentioned he once had a similarly hideous yet adorable dog himself when he was a child. That might not be so bad, except for the producers' love for [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] (see above) and that one of [=McLeish's=] signature qualities is sidling up to bigwigs.[[hottip:*: It isn't even as if they've forgotten Freddy existed; Rebound retrieves him during the ChristmasEpisode ''from the Mayor's mansion''.]] ([[OutOfCharacterMoment Would [=McLeish=]]] ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment ever]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment forget a favor he's done for the Mayor?]])
** In "The K-9", Pepper is adopted by Charlie. In "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve", she says her boy's name is Keith.
* ShoutOut:
** In "Snow Problem", after the team had a rough first day of sled racing, Lucky tried a pep talk:
--> '''Lucky:''' If [[TimmyInAWell Timmy was stuck in the bottom of the well]], would you just walk away?
--> '''Niblet:''' [[Series/{{Lassie}} Who's Timmy?]]
--> '''Squirt:''' Beats me.
** In "The K9 Kid", the featured puppy of the episode wanted to become a police dog. Upon approaching some rambunctious fellow future adoptees who have broken a garden gnome, she said:
--> '''Pepper:''' [[Film/LethalWeapon I'm getting too old for this]] [[GoshDarnItToHeck nonsense]].
** When Feltwaddle uses his computer to match dogs and potential adoptees in "[=McLeish Unleashed=]", the first human is paired with a [[ScoobyDoo large brown dog with a blue Pound Puppies collar]].
** It ''could'' be a coincidence, but in "Mutternal Instincts", Olaf mentioned he was going to send adoption flyers to a [[{{WesternAnimation/Recess}} Third Street School]].
** A special mention must be made of the episode "No Dogs Allowed", particularly the last two-thirds of it. Watch the episode for yourself, but the general message is that there can be room in your heart for both [[{{WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic}} ponies]] and puppies.
* SimilarSquad: The Happy Valley Shelter Kennel Kittens are the feline equivalent to Lucky's team, with almost identical fur patterns and very similar names.
* SouthernBelle: Dolly (AKA The General) is a Bonne Belle, sweetie pie.
* [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Animals]]: The squirrels. Their squeaking is perfectly intelligible to other squirrels as well as [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Strudel]], but not as much to the other dogs. (The gist of the squeaks ''will'' be made obvious to the viewer [[RuleOfFunny if the joke necessitates it]].) In fact, Strudel needs them, as the squirrels have manual abilities that dogs of the world don't, and hence, she wouldn't be able to construct or finish many of her gadgets, and the ones she could complete would take much longer.
** The chipmunks seen in "The Prince and the Pupper" also belong here. However, they're not quite as nice as the squirrels.
** This may go for all rodents, as the hamsters in "Rebel Without A Collar" and "Lucky Gets Adopted" also are capable of communicating with dogs.
* [[StatusQuoIsGod Status Quo is "Dog"]]: You knew Lucky wasn't really going to stay "adopted", right?
** Additionally, you didn't really think the Pound Puppies and Kennel Kittens were going to call off their rivalry for good, did you?
*** Technically, Lucky was still adopted. It's just that Dot understands he has a big job to do. Presumably Lucky goes back from time to time between episodes to keep Dot's parents from worrying that he ran away.
* TakeThat:
** Niblet, at the end of "Squawk", says "You should never '''misunderestimate''' a dumb animal." [[GeorgeWBush Any guesses who that's referring to?]]
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics:
** Strudel has a purple collar with a pink Pound Puppies medallion and long eyelashes.
** Cookie is a bit more complicated. At first, she didn't have anything. (Her collar is black.) After seeing Dolly flirt her way into getting the male dogs to fawn over her in the episode "The General", she becomes jealous. By the end, Dolly gives Cookie the pink bow that she's seen with from that point on.
* TunnelNetwork: The team's center is a hub from which a series of tunnels that lead into, out of, and around the pound, placing the dogs on the grounds, just outside the shelter wall, into the sewers (and from there, into the alley among other places), and so on.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Strudel and Cookie, the TomboyAndGirlyGirl.
* TheUnfavorite / WellDoneSonGuy: Poor Mr. [=McLeish=]. He manages to be treated dismissively by Agatha, while she dotes on Rebound (when she was initially established as not liking dogs), and is charming toward two men who have fallen in love with her so far (see Easily Forgiven in the episode section for an example [includes a spoiler]).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Squirt and Niblet, of the first type. Squirt has no compunctions about leveling insults toward Niblet in regards to his intelligence, weight and hygiene. Most of the time, Niblet will either take the jabs or be oblivious to them. Yet as seen in "Homeward Pound" and noted by the featured puppy in "Olaf In Love", they're best friends. (Interestingly, in the latter case, when Squirt started fighting with Niblet, he fought back.)

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!!Episodes of the 2010 version of ''Pound Puppies'' include examples of:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In the episode "Rebel Without A Collar", the tough Cookie decides to leave the team [[spoiler: to roam the desert with Fang, a wily coyote who was captured in the desert and brought back to Shelter 17]].
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Niblet saw his sister Rebound as one in the episode "Rebound". [[spoiler: At first.]]
* BackStory: The episode "The Call Of The Squirrel Dog" explains how Mr. Nut-Nut met Strudel and, in a more general sense, how the team of Shelter 17 came to have squirrel teammates.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Squirt and his IdenticalStranger Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom after switching places with each other in "The Prince and the Pupper". (Also see PrinceAndPauper below.)
* BeYourself: The Aesop of the episode "There's Something About Camellia".
* BigBallOfViolence: The fight that the Pound Puppies and Kennel Kittens get into after Ace, the Kennel Kittens leader, spit in Lucky's face for a reason he couldn't even give at the end of "Catcalls".
* BigNO: Yipper, once the boy he connected with left without adopting him in "The Great Yipper Caper." [[spoiler: Come on. You ''do'' know the kid adopted him in the end, right?]]
* BlandNameProduct: The Northminster Dog Show that Mrs. [=McLeish's=] pride entered Rebound into in "My Fair Rebound", as well as the Oditaride race the team entered for the sake of Husky puppy Tundra in "Snow Problem".
* BrandX: Not quite the same as the [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name Products]] above, the Zoomit from "Zipper the Zoomit Dog" is a plastic flying disc. You know the one.
* BrokenAesop: In "The Really Weird Dog", Squirt gets a lesson about racism after encountering a friendly alligator. Given the way cats and coyotes are treated on the show, this kind of rings hollow.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Lucky has a pretty hard time telling Cookie the team needs her in "Rebel Without a Collar". He finds it impossible to admit to her that ''he'' does as well. [[spoiler: He manages do to the former by the end of the episode. Not so much the latter.]]
--> '''Lucky:''' But... Doesn't she realize how much I... ''(grimaces)'' ''we'' need her?
--> '''Strudel:''' Did you ever tell her?
--> '''Lucky:''' ''(frowning)'' Yeah! ''(beat)'' No. ... I think so.
--> '''Strudel:''' But how can you expect someone to know something if you never tell them?
* CanadaEh: The Royal Canadian Pound Puppies in "Homeward Pound".
--> '''Agent Todd:''' Oh, geez. We're zero-for-two. Or oh-for-two as you'd say, eh?
** The musher Jean-Luc Glacier in "Snow Problem" is the French Canadian version.
--> '''Jean-Luc:''' Sorry about that, there.
** Rover [[spoiler: the alligator]] in "The Really Weird Dog". He even says "aboot".
** Lucky also sometimes has shades of this, due to his voice actor, Eric [=McCormack=], being Canadian. He will spout out an "abote" from time to time.
* ChristmasEpisode[=/=]MusicalEpisode: "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Niblet and Lucky use them [[ItMakesSenseInContext to get some of the puppies and their smaller teammates into a basketball game]] in "Quintuplets". (Cookie uses a dress instead.)
* CrazyEnoughToWork: The adoption fair in "The General". The plan involved getting 60+ puppies adopted by making them look identical so that it seemed like the same puppy was being adopted over and over again, for a start.
* CuteKitten: A more episode-specific example: In "Catcalls", the mother and son were cat lovers and preferred the adoptee offered by the Happy Valley Shelter team. [[spoiler: The father comes around, as does the mother with puppies.]]
** Lily in "Kennel Kittens Return" is so much this trope she manages to completely win over [[spoiler:Squirt who was pretending to be a cat to steal back Strudel's latest invention that the Kennel Kittens had swiped earlier in the episode]].
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: As Lucky's father Slick explained in "I Never Barked For My Father", Lucky had to stop thinking about it as a puppy and think about it from his father's perspective, or for you as the viewer, as Slick's role as a pet. [[spoiler:Slick was actually the dog of the neighbors of Lucky's mother's humans, not of his mother's humans as Lucky thought. When the neighbors moved across town, they naturally took Slick with them.)]]
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Niblet slips into this when his role as King of the Junkyard goes to his head in "King of the Heap".
* DisappearedDad: Slick, in the mind of Lucky, for "five years, six months and three weeks" until meeting him again in "I Never Barked For My Father". (Also see When You Coming Home, Dad? and Daddy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You [includes a spoiler].)
* DisguisedInDrag: You see that adorable dog with bows in its ears in "The Fraud Princess"? It's a boy. Same with two of the members of The Ruff Ruff Bunch in their eponymous episode.
* EasilyForgiven: Walter in "The Fraud Princess". [[spoiler:He planned on robbing Agatha, using his dog as an accomplice. Rebound and the gang manage to get Agatha back home in time to see Walter (in a typical black outfit and mask) playing with Princess. Walter tells his story about him losing his money in the market, gives him a pair of diamond earrings to help him get back on his feet, and offer to makes him tea. True story or not, that's quite generous.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: In "The K9 Kid", Police dog Sarge teased Squirt with "Pizza Breath", which Squirt got in his days living on the street prior to being a Pound Puppy. It [[BerserkButton angers]] Squirt, but as he's a chihuahua and Sarge is a German shepherd, the latter easily got away with it.
* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Played with and ultimately subverted in "Homeward Pound". [[spoiler: While Niblet initially heeds Squirt's advice toward the bears he encountered after their split, he realizes those bears are cubs, and they offer him some of the honey they were eating. Things seem to take a turn for the worse when the MamaBear comes back, but it turns out she's friendly, as she saves Squirt at Niblet's (off-screen) request. When Lucky and the Royal Canadian Pound Puppies find Niblet and Squirt, they were stuffed after eating fish the bears caught for them. The bears were also kind enough to catch fish for the rescue party as well.]]
* GilliganCut: In "Snow Problem", after Tundra announces his plan to enter the Oditaride sled race with the Pound Puppies in order to meet his human:
-->'''Squirt:''' I know it's our job to help puppies, but there's only so far we can go!\\
(''Cut to Squirt being harnessed into a dog sled'')\\
'''Squirt:''' And apparently, just how far we can go is pretty darn far.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Nightmare On Pound Street". It doesn't involve spooky stories and the team only dresses up to help a puppy find a home, but it is set on Halloween. Oh, and the puppy is named [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy]].
* HappilyAdopted: Cupcake in her debut episode, "Mutternal Instincts," actually manages to invoke this [[spoiler: twice; first to Cookie and again to her family at the end.]]
* HereWeGoAgain: Said word-for-word by Lucky at the end of "King of the Heap", when Niblet once again gets adopted in place of another dog thanks to a bee flying up Niblet's nose at the wrong time.
* HeroicSacrifice: When Toyoshiko realizes she has been recording images that could, in Lucky and Squirt's opinion, "ruin the whole operation", she does herself what Lucky insisted should have been done in the first place. [[spoiler: She erases her own memory, via a giant magnet.]] Strudel sheds some tears, and there is a chance [[TearJerker you might as well]]. [[spoiler: Strudel brought Toyo back after removing her capture card.]]
* HeyThatsMyLine: Said word-for-word by Lucky after [[SimilarSquad Kennel Kitten leader Ace]] said "Go, cats, go!" when it came time to repair some damage both teams caused in "Catcalls".
--> '''Lucky:''' ...except for the 'cat' part.
** Lucky also had his CatchPhrase stolen three times in "Snow Problem": once by Niblet and twice by the puppy Tundra, the second of which he didn't mind at all.
* HollywoodNerd: Captain Randy in the episode "Zoltron", Type 1. [[GeekPhysiques Fat physique]], dressed in a uniform similar to those from ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', paused like Kirk, had a "Captain's Log", wanted to mind-meld with the titular dog, watched "[[Franchise/StarTrek Star]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyage:]] [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 90]]", referred to his mother's garage as the Autopod, excited over seeing a [[spoiler:phony]] flying saucer (even going so far as to say he was okay with the beings in the saucer experimenting on him). And this line, after the saucer disappeared [[spoiler:and Zoltron escaped]]:
--> '''Captain Randy:''' The biggest night of my life, and I'm left with nothing at all. Just like prom.
** Mr. Geekman (yes, that's his name) from the episode "Taboo" is another Type 1. Skinny with large frame glasses, the clumsy bicycle-riding math teacher had been searching for the "perfect as pi" puppy for seven years. At least he's married.
* HypnoPendulum: The acorn on a string Strudel uses to hypnotize Mr. Nut-Nut into acting more like a squirrel (rather than a dog) in "The Call of the Squirrel Dog". It doesn't work on him. (It ''does'' work on Niblet.)
* IRememberItLikeItWasYesterday: In his eponymous episode, Taboo begins his story of becoming an unlucky dog with his birth.
--> '''Taboo:''' I remember it like it was months ago.
--> '''Squirt:''' It ''was'' months ago.
--> '''Strudel:''' Shh.
* ImpactSilhouette: Niblet leaves one after falling through the roof of a cargo container in "Homeward Pound".
* TheInfiltration: Squirt's deliberate capture and eventual acceptance into the Kennel Kittens (at least, from the perspective of the Pound Puppies) in order to retrieve Strudel's invention in "Kennel Kittens Return", despite the terrible disguise and (initially) laughable pretense of cat behavior. He even gets a shot in at cats "being indifferent to [their] human" without a reaction by the Kennel Kittens.
* InterspeciesRomance: Besides Cuddlesworth and Pickypuss, there is another hinted at in "Kennel Kittens Return" [[spoiler: between Squirt and Fluffy]].
* TheJinx: The eponymous puppy of "Taboo" thinks he is. Bad things just seemed to follow him around....
--> '''Taboo:''' Name's Taboo. And I'm 100% bad luck. ''(air conditioning unit falls behind him)''
* LameRhymeDodge: In "Nightmare on Pound Street," Niblet commits one:
-->'''Niblet''': It's so sad. I mean, just because he's creepy-looking--\\
'''Freddy''': *overhearing* What do you mean 'creepy-looking?'\\
'''Niblet''': Um...did I say 'creepy?' 'Cause I meant *thinks for a minute* 'sleepy!' Yeah, I meant sleepy-looking.
* LittleGirlsKickShins: [=McLeish=] knows that firsthand about his niece, Tabitha (from "A Nightmare On Pound Street").
* MindControlDevice: Strudel uses glasses with swirls in the lenses to trick [=McLeish=] into signing for a package to be shipped in "Good Dog, [=McLeish=]!" [[spoiler:Because of Niblet's interference, [=McLeish=] ends up providing the reason for the episode's title.]]
* NeverSayDie: Perhaps pushed ever so much closer to being discredited. In "Homeward Pound", Squirt was struggling to keep from hitting the bottom of a waterfall.
--> '''Squirt:''' ''(after realizing he didn't fall all the way down the cascade)'' I'm alive? ''(sees bear that saves him)'' AAH! I'm gonna die!
** On the other hand, when Toyoshiko decided to delete her own memory in her eponymous episode, Strudel says that Toyo "erased herself". Of course, as Toyo was a robot dog, it was an appropriate description.
* ObliviousToLove: Lucky, in "Olaf In Love". Though both he and Cookie nervously denied their feelings when Kiki, the featured puppy, made mention of them being "more than friends", Cookie pointedly brought up of Lucky's blindness to her feelings (and his own?), in relation to Olaf dating city librarian Gertrude Washburn.
* OddNameOut: The five puppies in "Quintuplets" are named Whip, Chip, Blip, Flip, and Chubbers.
--> '''Chubbers:''' I'm the runt! ''[loud belch]''
* PaperThinDisguise: Despite seeing the Pound Puppies in less-than-convincing cat disguises in "Catcalls", Ace and his team still fall for Squirt's equally wanting disguise in "Kennel Kittens Return".
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: In "Kennel Kittens Return", this was the password to the gated community that the Kennel Kittens wanted to place their adoptee into. It's probably worth noting that the code was entered on a ''numerical keypad''.
* PottyFailure: When one of the captures growls menacingly at Olaf, the assistant dog catcher, in "Rebel Without A Collar", he tells them to play nice while he goes to change his pants. Complete with uncomfortable walk.
* PrinceAndPauper: In [[PunBasedTitle "The Prince and the Pupper"]], street-tough Squirt pines for some of the pampered life [[IdenticalStranger look-alike]] Mr. Cuddlesworth enjoys, while Mr. Cuddlesworth wants to escape the confines of his rich owners and get in on the exciting life of the Pound Puppies.
* ProductionForeshadowing: "Lucky Gets Adopted" uses the instrumental of the song "Love Is In Bloom" from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2"]]. Interestingly, both episodes are {{Season Finale}}s.
* ProductionThrowback: "Olaf in Love" uses the instrumental of the "Cutie Mark Crusaders Song" from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "The Show Stoppers"]].
* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler: In "Zoltron", it turns out the titular dog's owners really ''are'' aliens.]]
* RepeatAfterMe: The adoptee Ginger in "I Never Barked For My Father" when Lucky told her to say goodbye to the team. The look on her face hinted she knew exactly what she was doing.
* RobotDog: Toyoshiko, Bark Friend Machine from, well, "Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine". Toyoshiko is so much like a living dog that Strudel goes from thinking of her as "an endearing piece of technology" to developing a friendship with her. (However, the way Toyo initiates the friendship, and often how she talks, is quite mechanistic.) Suffice it to say that while Toyo is indeed a robot buddy, she's not simply a RobotBuddy.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toyoshiko, possibly as an effect of her being a robot, actually says "bark" and "giggle".
* SimilarSquad: Similar to the Happy Valley Shelter cats above, each of the titular puppies in "Quintuplets" turned out to have a personality corresponding to the dogs of the main team, but not as initially obvious.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: When Olaf sang to the pound's Japanese visitors in "Toyoshiko!", he sang alto/countertenor, as compared to his normal mid-ranged male speaking voice.
* TastesLikePurple: Niblet in "Toyoshiko!". When Strudel and Toyo have a bonding moment after building a machine, they neglected to give their sheepdog helper the okay to let go of the rope. (To be fair to the big guy, it probably would be rather hard to describe the feeling of potential mouth rope burn...)
--> '''Niblet:''' ''(muffled)'' That's sweet. Can I let go now? My mouth, it tastes like pain.
* ThinkingOutLoud: In "Bone Voyage", Mrs. [=McLeish=] received a day spa treatment during a cruise courtesy of the ship's captain, who was smitten with her. While relaxing after a cucumber facial, Agatha, thinking she was speaking to the ship masseuse, said that while she could appreciate the captain's love of the ship, she couldn't really enjoy herself without her puppy. [[spoiler:Rebound, who was afraid Mrs. [=McLeish=] was leaving her for good and followed her onto the ship, was there to hear her.]]
* ThoseWilyCoyotes: Appear in "Rebel Without A Collar". The coyotes that patrol the "No Dog Zone" crossed in "The Prince and the Pupper" are also crafty, but it turns out it's in a slightly different sense.
* TimmyInAWell: In the episode "Snow Problem", Tundra dug out a competing sled dog and musher Jean-Luc Glacier, then made his way down a cliff to attach a hook to allow Lucky and his team to pull up a second dog. While it is a fact of the Pound Puppies universe that dogs (among other animals) are smarter and more capable than humans realize, [[TheMasquerade they rarely act so intelligently in front of people]]. Hence while Lucky was impressed, Glacier was even more so.
* UglyCute: Used in-universe by the Mayor to describe newly-adopted Freddy in "A Nightmare on Pound Street". (The exact description was reversed: "cute ugly".)
* ViolenceDiscretionShot: In "A Nightmare on Pound Street", the scene cuts from [=McLeish=] about to get punched out by a fat guy in a skeleton costume to the dogs trying to get Freddy adopted.
* WhatHaveIDone: Niblet, essentially word-for-word after he notices Rebound ran into Mrs. [=McLeish's=] limo in "Rebound".
** Pepper says it after she causes the police lieutenant's son Charlie to get into hot water with his father in "The K9 Kid".
** Rebound says it after getting caught singing and dancing by a little girl in "The Accidental Pup Star". She says it again after she learns said video has gone viral.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: When Lucky was a puppy, his father would be gone for hours or even days at a time, until one day he left for good. (Also see Disappeared Dad and Daddy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You [includes a spoiler].)
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: Strudel in "Dogs On A Wire". After expressing her frustration on not going on missions, Lucky offers her the chance to help lost dog Chuckles return to the circus.
--> ''(After Cookie, Squirt and Niblet argue with each other about why they should be chosen for the assignment)''
--> '''Lucky:''' Guys! I think the one who should go... is Strudel.
--> '''Strudel:''' ''(rolls eyes)'' Oh, ''sure''. Pick Strudel like you always... ''(brightens)'' Me?! Are you sure?
* YouNeverDidThatForMe: Lucky's feelings in "I Never Barked For My Father" on how Slick treated tagalong puppy Chip as compared to him when he was younger. As you might expect, it's much more complicated than that. [[spoiler:Chip is Slick's son and hence Lucky's brother. Slick never told Chip because he didn't want him to feel the same way about him as Lucky did.]]
* YouWontLikeHowITaste: Squirt when facing a bear in "Homeward Pound".
--> '''Squirt:''' Please don't eat me, Mr. Bear! Honest, I'm stringy and I'm chock full of preservatives!
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* LostWillAndTestament: A flashback episode revealed that the dogs had to find the Puppy Pound's founder's will to prevent Katrina from inheriting it.



* {{Will}}: A flashback episode revealed that the dogs had to find the Puppy Pound's founder's will to prevent Katrina from inheriting it.
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** In "The K-9", Pepper is adopted by Charlie. In "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve", she says her boy's name is Keith.
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** Many of the previously adopted puppies and dogs, including Tyson/King ("King of the Heap"), Taboo/Lucky ("Taboo"), Freddy ("Nightmare on Pound Street"), Pepper ("The K9 Kid"), Suds ("Salty") and the quintuplets from their eponymous episode appeared thanks to Rebound's persistent belief in the magic of Christmas in "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".

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** Many of the previously adopted puppies and dogs, including Tyson/King ("King of the Heap"), Taboo/Lucky ("Taboo"), Freddy ("Nightmare on Pound Street"), Street")[[hottip:*:Who seemed to have been forgotten in "Squawk"; see the example immediately above and Series Continuity Error below.]], Pepper ("The K9 Kid"), Suds ("Salty") and the quintuplets from their eponymous episode appeared thanks to Rebound's persistent belief in the magic of Christmas in "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".



* SeriesContinuityError: In "Squawk", the plot revolves around the Mayor getting a parrot to cozy up to the pet owners of the city, and later reveals that he doesn't like "dumb animals" or pets. In "Nightmare on Pound Street", not only does the Mayor adopt an UglyCute puppy named Freddy for his kids, he mentioned he once had a similarly hideous yet adorable dog himself when he was a child. That might not be so bad, except for the producers' love for [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] (see above) and that one of [=McLeish's=] signature qualities is sidling up to bigwigs. ([[OutOfCharacterMoment Would [=McLeish=]]] ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment ever]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment forget a favor he's done for the Mayor?]])

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* SeriesContinuityError: In "Squawk", the plot revolves around the Mayor getting a parrot to cozy up to the pet owners of the city, and later reveals that he doesn't like "dumb animals" or pets. In "Nightmare on Pound Street", not only does the Mayor adopt an UglyCute puppy named Freddy for his kids, he mentioned he once had a similarly hideous yet adorable dog himself when he was a child. That might not be so bad, except for the producers' love for [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] (see above) and that one of [=McLeish's=] signature qualities is sidling up to bigwigs. [[hottip:*: It isn't even as if they've forgotten Freddy existed; Rebound retrieves him during the ChristmasEpisode ''from the Mayor's mansion''.]] ([[OutOfCharacterMoment Would [=McLeish=]]] ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment ever]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment forget a favor he's done for the Mayor?]])



* HypnoPendulum: The acorn on a string Strudel uses to hypnotize Mr. Nut-Nut into acting more like a squirrel (rather than a dog) in "The Call of the Squirrel Dog". It doesn't work on him. (It ''does'' work on Niblet.)



* InterspeciesRomance: Besides Cuddlesworth and Pickypuss, there is another hinted at in "Kennel Kittens Return" between [[spoiler: Squirt]] and Fluffy.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Besides Cuddlesworth and Pickypuss, there is another hinted at in "Kennel Kittens Return" between [[spoiler: Squirt]] between Squirt and Fluffy.Fluffy]].


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* MindControlDevice: Strudel uses glasses with swirls in the lenses to trick [=McLeish=] into signing for a package to be shipped in "Good Dog, [=McLeish=]!" [[spoiler:Because of Niblet's interference, [=McLeish=] ends up providing the reason for the episode's title.]]
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[FreezeFrameBonus In the background of the mansion]], you can see a statue of a [[NippleAndDimed completely]] [[FullFrontalAssault naked]] woman with a seductive smirk. The (male) paintings around her look extremely scandalized.
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