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The characters of the ''WebComic/{{Housepets}}'' web comic. Everyone after the Sandwich family (Peanut, Grape, and their "parents") are in alphabetical order.

!!Peanut Butter Sandwich
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Although he can focus on specific issues that he's interested in, it's not that difficult for something to come along that draws away his attention. He has also been known to get into UnusuallyUninterestingSight territory a few times because of it, being completely glued into whatever he has his attention on at the time, missing important key bits of information.
* DogsAreDumb: PlayedWith. He's definitely not as smart as Grape, but he's usually got pretty average intelligence. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Unless he gets distracted.]]
* MeaningfulName: Aside from Mr. Sandwich's affinity for ThemeNaming, his fur color ''does'' resemble that of peanut butter.
* InterspeciesRomance: Or, more accurately, a crush, towards [[spoiler: Grape]]
* SecretKeeper: Joey's cat Cosplay until he found out the cats already knew, Sabrina and Fido's forbidden relationship, and Res's role in creating the ''Pridelands'' books series.
* SuperSpeedReading: Although it goes against the typical usage of the trope in that in this case it doesn't suggest super intelligence but rather just a lovable quirk. He ''did'' mention having cleaned out the local library, though.
* TerribleArtist: ''Spot (Superdog)'' is... rather simplistic, anyway.
* WeirdnessCensor: He's surprisingly lax about having a psychic girlfriend, being friends with ''another'' psychic, subsequently discovering that AllMythsAreTrue, and finally finding out that said girlfriend [[spoiler:has some sort of partnership with a freakin' dragon who is ALSO in love with him]].
--> '''Sabrina''': ...Nothing ever fazes you, does it?

!!Grape Jelly Sandwich
%% * [[ActionGirl Action Cat]]
* AffectionateNickname: From Maxwell: Kitty Whiskers
* AfraidOfDoctors: As seen in [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/01/23/sweet-memories/ this]] strip, Grape's first encounter with a veterinarian seemed like meeting Cthulhu. She still harbors a distrust of vets. Of note: animals in the ''Housepets!'' universe act much like furry children.
%% * BrokenPedestal
* CatsAreSnarkers: Certainly true of Grape.
* CheshireCatGrin: Naturally, though not quite as often as you'd expect. Max seems to be rubbing off on her.
* TheChosenOne: Averted twice. Pete initially had plans to make Grape his avatar, and claimed Spirit Dragon interfered by getting Tarot involved. Pete strongly suggested he still had ways to make Grape his avatar at his temple, but Zach ended up waking Pete up by accident. Since then, Pete said there was no point anymore and started switching his interest towards King.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Channeled this as a kitten. Once she acquired a broom, The kidnapper and the alligator didn't know what they were getting into afterwards.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The type one variety. Dog food, mud, burritos, and whatever Maxwell put into her sandwich (Hint: It was green), she's unphased by it. When asked what the weirdest thing she ate was? Dolphin.
* {{Fangirl}}: Lampshaded in ''Pridelands''. She talks about the series in a straight and intelligent manner, but even she gets caught offguard from something as distracting as lions in tribal gear. She's also been caught writing fanfiction more than once ([[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] on one occasion), and then there was her letter to one of the actors of [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]]...
* HatesBaths: Alt-text of [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/11/08/tastes-like-glue/ this]] comic strongly suggests she hates baths. However, it should be noted she's not afraid of going on water slides or getting wet in a shower ([[ItMakesSenseInContext if only to see if Mr. Sandwich has thumbs on his feet.]]). It's most likely she just hates the shampoo and her parents washing her.
* HeroicBystander[=/=]BadassBystander: [[spoiler:To both Max and Fox when they were young. Even more awesome when you notice she was younger and smaller than both of them!]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Grape once threatened to stab Maxwell with a sharpened candy cane.
* KillerRabbit: Although Grape can have a short temper at times (especially when her naps are interrupted), she always approaches acts of violence with a straight face.
** Like [[spoiler:when she hit Bino over the head with a frying pan during one of his paranoid tirades]].
** Or [[spoiler:when she ate the leader of some revolutionary Communist mice]].
** Or [[spoiler:when she threatened King for flirting with Peanut's girlfriend, Tarot]].
** Or [[spoiler:as a kitten she shredded both Puppy Bino's face as well as the sign saying "No Cats Allowed" without even changing expressions]].
** She's also threatened to [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/17/kitty-talk/ "balance out" Maxwell's ears]] if he gets too fresh with her. If you've seen his ears, you can probably guess what that entails.
** And then she once [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/12/22/if-only-in-my-dreams/ threatened to shiv Maxwell with a candy cane]].
** Even in another dimension, [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/07/31/a-dish-of-fish/ Grape is willing to punch Maxwell]] over food.
%% * LoveThyNeighbour.
* MeaningfulName: Her fur color was part of Mr. Sandwich's [[ThemeNaming motivation]] for wanting to adopt her, because it's the color of grape jelly.
* SecretKeeper: Of Joey's cat Cosplay until she found out the cats knew anyway, Fido and Sabrina's forbidden relationship, and Res's role in creating the ''Prideland'' series of books.
* TomBoy: The comic was a good few months old before anyone realized Grape was female, much to her annoyance. The revelation didn't change her interactions with anyone except [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/08/08/i-swear-its-platonic/ Peanut]] and [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/12/12/so-thats-a-no/ Max]]. Lampshaded and punned [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/08/06/i-planned-this-joke-for-an-awful-long-time/ here]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Best shown when she originally met Peanut, [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/01/11/the-three-sssss/ which comprised of her yelling at him to leave her alone]], [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/01/13/poetry-in-the-raw/ then getting sad when he had to go.]] She's mellowed out since, but it still shows up now and then.
* WomenPreferStrongMen: Grape is ''this'' for leopards due to how tall and muscular they are. Grape notes to Sabrina, however, that she is at least aware she doesn't have a serious shot at them (or Jata in this case).
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Practically all pets have a natural fur color. But Grape's is purple.

!!Earl and Jill Sandwich
* TheFaceless: As with many other humans, their eyes are never seen.
* HappilyMarried: They're not shown together all that much, but when they are there's no sign of any significant conflicts or unhappiness between them.
* ShoutOut: One of these days Earl will tell Jill why he snickers at her married name.
* {{Troll}}: Earl has some subtle elements of this.

!!Bailey
* AscendedExtra: Started life as "Fox's cousin".
* {{BFS}}: Gains one when [[spoiler:she becomes Pete's "avatar" in the game.]]
* BullyingADragon: See CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: One of her first comments when meeting [[spoiler:Pete]]? "I will play badminton with your scissored off wings, Beakie!"
* HappilyMarried: She gets married [[spoiler:to King]] at the end of the "The King and I" story arc.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Is transformed into one in [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2014/05/14/for-love-and-justice/ this comic]] (warning: spoilers).
* RedEyesTakeWarning: BattleAura included! Bino became collateral damage to this one.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: As usual, there was confusion with her re-introduction. But in her first appearances she had the eyelashes Rick Griffin usually gives female characters in the strip. Then again, the fluorescent pink hearts helped.

!!Bino
* AffectionateNickname: From Sasha: Biney, with a mix of Biney-Bun... and longer extensions of Biney-Bun.
* GreenEyedMonster: It's fitting Bino has [[GreenEyes green eyes]], because he gets jealous over Sasha quite often. He also has [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/05/10/give-a-dog-a-bone/ a particularly evil-looking jealous stare.]] He also is highly sensitive to any attempts to take over what is ''his'' regardless of logic or sanity stating otherwise. He's highly antagonistic towards his successful older brother, Fido, and even attacks King on Christmas for "Acting like he owned the place" simply because his name was "King".
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: It's "Bye-no", not "Beano".
* IronButtmonkey: Seriously, he's been through quite a bit of serious injuries that are realistic and dangerous from what we have seen in the comic, but he always manages to get better again by the following two arcs.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even with those who consider him friends he tends to be quite disagreeable, becoming downright hostile to those he's not friendly with. Fox openly wonders why he and Bino are friends on several occasions.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Stuck between Hero Fido and Lovable Goofball Joey.
* TallPoppySyndrome: Has a relentless need to target anyone he thinks is too full of themselves, seen with King ad his brother.

!!Bruce & Roosevelt
* AmbiguouslyGay: At the very least they've been pictured cuddling together under a blanket, while watching [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/02/04/nachos-and-thou/ football]]. And their conversation [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2014/08/01/dont-know-when-ill-be-back-again/ here]] seems to imply something.
* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. They put on a very stereotypical Australian demeanor to entertain the zoo-goers, but in the presence of regulars like Peanut and Grape, they immediately drop the act (and seem to quite loathe it). They still exhibit some Australian habits every now and then.
--> '''Roosevelt''': '''''OH THANK GOODNESS''''' every single word feels like throwing up
--> '''Bruce''': "Shrimp on the barbie?" We're '''''HERBIVORES'''''

!!Cerberus
* AffectionateNickname: In universe Ex-boyfriend Pete calls her Cerb. Out of universe the readers often call her Cerbs.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She might have dated Pete for a million (and one) years, but by now she's well aware of how much of a jerk he is and doesn't approve of his actions. There's also her job change to Grim Reaper, which she claims to have taken because it allowed her to work with children.
* ExpressiveEars: Her third head in [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2014/07/07/cause-i-know-i-dont-belong/ this strip]].
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Each of Cerberus's three heads has its own distinct personality. The middle head seems to exhibit a much more serious attitude than the other two.
* PetTheDog: Almost literally, see DarkIsNotEvil.
* InterspeciesRomance: Formerly in one with Pete, a griffon.

!!Daisy
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm Daisy!" As of yet, it's the only thing she's ever said in the comic.
* DistractedByTheShiny: On the cover of the third book, she appears to be more interested in the tag on King's collar than in him table dancing while drunk.
* LivingProp: Pretty much. It gets turned UpToEleven during the Wolfs' Christmas Party, when she's seen ''actually hanging from the ceiling'' with a bunch of party decorations.

!!Daryl
* NobleWolf / SavageWolves: Utterly averted in the "Temple Crashers" Arc. Sabrina recruits Yellow Hat Daryl expecting him to act as the "warrior" in their expedition, but he responds that he's a total coward. He also ScreamsLikeALittleGirl when they're attacked by gargoyles inside the temple.
* NiceHat: The Daryl-with-the-hat's defining feature being the yellow cap he always wears.
* ShoutOut: [[Series/{{Newhart}} Miles' brother Daryl.....and his other brother Daryl]]

!!Devo
* LivingProp: Along with Griswald and Sten, his purpose is to portray dogs in the Good Ol' Dogs club who aren't in the main cast.

!!Duchess
* RichBitch: Literally as well as figuratively, having no real sympathetic traits to go along with the apparently large bank account she has access to.
* TheUnfettered: Shows strong signs of this. Her Goal? To win contests by any means necessary, including sabotaging other contestants.

!!Falstaff and Truck
* AffectionateNickname: Fals.
* AscendedExtra: Its implied that Fals was one of the unnamed raccoons that met up with Grape and her broom near the beginning of the comic.
* {{Expy}}: Falstaff and Truck act like a raccoon version of AbbottAndCostello.
* FatAndSkinny: At least as fat as a feral raccoon can get.
%% * HeterosexualLifePartners
* MeaningfulName: Truck got his name/nickname from the fact that he came [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield from Oregon to Babylon Gardens]] on a truck. On the grill that is.
* RascallyRaccoon: Falstaff qualifys as the brains and schemer of the pair. Averted with Truck who just faithfully follows him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: To the point that when Falstaff is seen at King and Bailey's wedding alone, some readers wondered where Truck was. Then FridgeBrilliance struck -- he was most likely raiding the reception foods while Fals acted as lookout.


!!Fiddler and Keys
* AmbiguousGender: Sort of. One's a boy and the other's a girl, but it's never specified which one is which.
* CatConcerto: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. Their owners wanted musical cats, hence their names and occupation.
* CreatorCouple: Apparently their relationship is "strained", but they do date.[[invoked]]
* MeaningfulName: Guess what instruments they play.

!!Fido Byron
* AffectionateNickname: From Sasha and Sabrina: Fidey
* BrokenPedestal: For Fox, [[spoiler:after Fido reveals his relationship with Sabrina on live television]]. Though Fox is really more upset that [[spoiler:he kept it a secret]] and has a hard time blaming him for it, especially given all the consequences it had already brought about at that point.
* ChickMagnet: Especially after he graduates from the K-9 police academy.
%% * CoolShades
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: When on duty with his K-9 unit.
* HeadPet: Spo.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Sabrina, secretly [[spoiler:until the "Jungle Fever" arc.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Since a pup, Fido was always neutral towards cats, unlike the other cats and dogs. Then again, his girlfriend ''is'' a cat, so that might have contributed to it some.
* SecretKeeper: His relation with Sabrina. [[spoiler:[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/10/30/le-gasp/ As of this,]] it's no longer a secret.]]
* ThickerThanWater: Despite how much of a jerk Bino is, he still hangs out with him and genuinely seems to enjoy it. [[spoiler:This comes back to bite him, however, when King was shouting for Fido and Fox to stop Bino from breaking his watch. Fido stood outside the club within ears-length of the whole thing and was willing to let everything unfold, dismissing the event as petty. It took a threat from his girlfriend to stand up to Bino.]]

!!Fox Lindberg
* AffectionateNickname: From Sasha: Foxie, with a mix of Foxie-Bon.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a pretty nice guy on any given day, despite hanging out with Bino. However, he gets surprisingly violent when the PETA members kidnap him, even threatening to rip them apart if he gets free. [[spoiler: Ironically enough, he eventually gets that opportunity in [[WhamEpisode Heaven's Not Enough]] and almost takes it.]]
* DramaticDrop: He dropped the T.V. Remote when he finds out about Fido [[spoiler:being a cat lover.]]
* HammerSpace: Fox seems to at least be able to hold an entire wallet [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/16/deliberations-over-ice-cream-2/ in his bandana]].
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Sometimes wears a Bombardier's jacket.
* NonindicativeName: He's a Siberian husky.

!!Great Kitsune
* CheshireCatGrin: When taunting Dragon for being in love with Peanut.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep[=/=]NoNameGiven: Everyone just calls him "Kitsune"; whether this is his actual name or not hasn't been clarified.
* GameMaster: To Dragon and Pete's game that they are playing.
* {{Kitsune}}: Duh?

!!Griswald
* LivingProp: He, Devo, and Sten were created just so the Good Ol' Dogs club would have some members who weren't in the main or recurring cast.

!!The Host
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep[=/=]NoNameGiven: Out of universe he's only listed in the tags as "Host" and twice in universe he begins a broadcast without mentioning his name.
* TheHost: of a magazine show with the initials ET.
* KentBrockmanNews: His specialty. So far he's brought us the hard hitting stories of a Royal Wedding, and the breakup of [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Allan and the Groundsquirrels]].
* StepfordSmiler: Bordering on exceedingly creepy as would be normal for an ''Entertainment Tonight'' host.

!!Itsuki Kitamura
* CutenessProximity: If the AltText is anything to go by, he sometimes has this effect on people, though it annoys him more than anything.
* GratuitousJapanese: He sometimes uses it. Earl Sandwich even mentions the trope by name, saying that Itsuki can keep using it [[RuleOfCute because it's cute]].
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: During his off-hours he is always seen wearing only a Rokushaku or Etchū fundoshi, a Japanese loin cloth. When at work he also wears a uniform and while at school he wears a shirt and tie tucked into the fundoshi.
* MrFixit: Of the auto-mechanic variety.
* StarvingStudent: Mr. Sandwich theorizes that Itsuki's invitation for the Sandwich family to eat at his apartment is a thinly-veiled attempt to let them know how much he needs a job.
* {{Tanuki}}: Uh-huh.

!!Jack
* AffectionateNickname: Out of Universe - Rick sometimes lists him as "Four Finger Discount" Jack ( his quotes ) in the tags.
* AnArmAndALeg: His entire right arm is gone, lost in the past in an unknown incident.
* MultipleChoicePast: How he lost his arm. According to him, it involved fighting a moose, a bear, and a crocodile at the same time. According to Elaine, it involved trying to manually fix the kitchen's garbage disposal. Which one of them is the LemonyNarrator here (or if they both are) is up to you.
* StickyFingers: Is infamous among the pack for his tendency to employ his "four-finger discount".

!!Jasper
%% * AmusingInjuries
* {{Expy}}: of [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom]]. He even shares his name with Tom's first incarnation.
* TheVoiceless: As would befit an expy of Tom, he's only ever spoken in quotes from the ''Tom And Jerry'' cartoons.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pretty much the only unnaturally colored pet in the comic other than Grape.

!!Jata
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Unlike pretty much all other animals that walk on two feet, other than nothing on his footpaws he wears human-style clothing.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Jata and Sabrina.
%% * PrinceCharmless
* WellDoneSonGuy: Other than his father's banishment of Sabrina and her 'Dad' and closing of his country's borders, Jata appears to want to rule in his Father's pawsteps.

!!Jeeves
* TheJeeves: Classic Loyal human butler to the Milton Ferrets, always answering 'yessuh' to any task required of him - be it putting one of his employers in the corner so they can do their business or being told by Jata that 'you're a credit to your species'.

!!Jessica
* FlatEarthAtheist: Towards Zach and the Opener Movement.
* ShoutOut: Readers trying to ship Zach and Jessica have come to call the pairing [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]].

!!Jinx
* {{Expy}}: of [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]]. Like Jasper, his name is the same as Jerry's original name.
* TheUnseen: He has ''one'' on-screen appearance during Grape and Max's date at Heathcliff's, [[ShoutOut setting Jasper's foot on fire as he flirts with a girl cat]]. The only other time he comes up is when others mention him, and he's off-screen.

!!Joey
* AndTheRest: "Joey's Creepy Friends".
* FurryFandom: Joey (a dog) likes to cosplay as a cat. He also draws well enough that he charged Peanut $10 for drawing a panel of Peanut's comic ''Spot (Superdog)'' in a much more detailed style than it's normally drawn.
* GogglesDoNothing: As of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Dog", he has a blue pair that appears to serve no purpose other than [[RuleOfCool looking cool]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Joey and Squeak.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Squeak (a mouse).
* PaperThinDisguise:
** Played straight at first with only Peanut and Grape finding out by being told, and then later averted when we're told that the cats all know he's a dog in a cat suit, and they're cool with it.
** Attempted and averted again when Bino makes him dress up like a ferret. The Miltons don't buy it at all.
* SecretKeeper: His cat Cosplay, although its not as much of a secret as he thinks it is.

!!Karishad
* CloudCuckoolander: Very much so.
* ImmuneToDrugs: In [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/06/19/darts-as-she-is-played/ this strip]] we see him stuck with ten tranquilizer darts, and suggestions of having been hit with even more from similar darts being held by two of those present, with no apparent effect on him. He even made a game out of it just to see who is the last predator (A.K.A the wolves) standing.
* LamePunReaction: Most of the time Karishad shows up, you can expect this reaction due to something he has been doing to follow-up the pun with.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Everything indicates that he's skipped the zoo and is now living in Babylon Gardens, apparently with Tarot. It's mostly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], though, because outside the usual invoked LamePunReaction, no one, including Tarot, seems to mind him moving in. Tarot even uses him as a ladder, occasionally.

!!Kevin
* DonutMessWithACop: Averted, the only time we see Kevin with a donut, it's on Doctor's orders to gain weight.
* DumbJock: Exceptionally so. While not the brightest, Kevin performs ''extremely'' well in the physical department and treats even the simplest mandatory physical exam as if it were the Olympics (even the [[ToiletHumor urinalysis portion]]). His BMI is actually ''low'' enough to where the vet forces him to go on a brief diet of foods that specifically contain excess calories. He also offers to give Sasha access to the police gym [[spoiler:when they hook up]].
* DumbMuscle: Anything that doesn't involve tackling, or that he can't ''make'' involve tackling, is not likely to warrant his attention, although one time he did pick up a SmartBall and save the police dogs from a bunch of archaeological artifact thieves.

!!King Milton[=/=]Joel Zechariah Robinson
* AffectionateNickname: From Sasha: Kingy.
* AttractiveBentSpecies: King, who had been [[InvoluntaryTransformation involuntarily changed]] from a human known as Joel to a Welsh Corgi, is said by Fox, [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/14/hot-and-bothered/ to have the potential to "be a real ladykiller"]]. Later, said changed character [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/28/that-would-be-weird/ is seen hitting on several female canine characters]], albeit under the influence of [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin orange soda]]. Duchess refers to him as "mouth-frothingly adorable". Later he finds himself attracted to Fox's cousin Bailey, and needs to remind himself "Don't go native!"
* BalefulPolymorph: Courtesy of Pete.
* ChickMagnet: Fox has said King has potential to be such.
* CosmicPlaything: After finding out about the astral D&D game, he can't help but feel like one.
* ThePaladin: The role Pete intended for Joel/King in the celestials' game of Universes & Unrealities.
* EasyAmnesia: {{averted}} and {{lampshaded}} [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/25/its-getting-hot-out-here/ in this comic]], after King had taken a nasty tumble down the stairs while locked inside a dog carrier.
* GenreSavvy: An interesting case with King is that he's genre savvy enough to figure out the things Pete is going to do with him. [[RealityEnsues He just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. ]]
* GoingNative: Appears to gradually become more comfortable with his new form, to the point of [[spoiler: marrying Bailey.]]
* HappilyMarried: Gets married [[spoiler:to Bailey]] at the end of the "King and I" story arc.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: King has let it slip a few times that he doesn't exactly think highly of himself. Even when he was still Joel, he fully recognized & acknowledged that PETA did many amoral things, and that kidnapping & trying to kill Fox was wrong. He mentally refers to himself as a loser at one point (also suggesting that he's thought this about himself for a while), [[spoiler:and when he proposes to Bailey, he tearfully admits that he has several flaws and makes mistakes, and that he doesn't really think that she'll say yes. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming She does.]]]]
* KarmicTransformation: Joel, the guy from [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]], into King, a dog. With the way the initial plotline unfolds, it almost acts as a deconstruction of ItsAWonderfulPlot. It's [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by [[JerkassGods Pete]] for [[CosmicChessGame his own purposes]] ]].
* PreciousPuppies: At least on the outside.
* SecretKeeper: His human past, and Sabrina and Fido's forbidden relationship.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Joel had two dogs and a cat that he very much loved when he was a kid, but his parents were abusive towards them. [[spoiler:Eventually they ran away and took him with them, but on the streets they quickly turned on him and ultimately abandoned him. Hence, his initial aversion to pets in general.]]

!!Lester
* AscendedExtra: Was Ret Named with his own tag after beginning life under the tag "Joey's Creepy Friends".
* FanDumb: InUniverse, he's basically the poster boy for the trope, with OpinionMyopia being the least of his problems.

!!Marvin Arbelt
* {{Expy}}: For Jon or Odie in the One-Off ''{{Garfield}}'' parodies.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Marvin and Tiger.
** Also, from the cats side of things: Marvin and Maxwell.

!!Maxwell
* {{Adorkable}}
--> '''Grape''': Oh Maxie, I'd think you were pathetic if you weren't so adorable.
* AffectionateNickname: From Grape and (at one time) Sabrina: Maxie.
* CaughtInTheRain: [[BlatantLies I'M NOT CRYING IT'S THE RAIN!]]
%% * BigEgoHiddenDepths
* CatsHaveNineLives: Implied.
* CheshireCatGrin: He loves to do this whenever he's trying to drive a point home. Which is a lot.
* EarAche: The bite mark on his right ear. It's currently unknown how he received it.
* HeroicBystander: Was one back when him and Fox were kidnapped years back. [[spoiler:This was, Ironically enough, also when he also started to develop his insecurities towards Grape, since it wasn't Max that saved Fox and Grape, But Grape herself. And she only started to save them when Max got in trouble.]]
* HighOnCatnip: To the point of taking catnip from complete strangers.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Towards Grape.
* InsecureLoveInterest
* JerkWithAHeartofGold: It's been said in the cast page that Maxwell is known for getting kicks out of annoying people, and it's been shown on occasion he has done jerkish things in the past (Which Grape calls him out on), but it's shown that he also doesn't want to be considered malicious to some of his friends.
* MuscleAngst: Decides to work out while Grape is busy fangirling on Jata, fearing that Jata will cause her to lose interest over Max. Turns out Grape likes him more for being adorable than muscular anyway, since she's well aware how bad he is at acting tough.
* SecretKeeper: Res's role in creating the ''Pridelands'' series of books.
* ScareEmStraight: This is what happens to Max after a night in a haunted house. Compared to the other things being done to scare the others that night...
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Just like Peanut, it was played Straight as well at first. [[spoiler: Although Maxwell straight out tried asking her for a date once he found out.]]
* UnsoundEffect: '''[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/07/26/to-the-market-to-the-market/ BOOT]]''' to the head!

!!Miles & Lucretia
Miles and Lucretia are your typical [[HappilyMarried happily mated]] couple trying to fit in to suburban human society; he working for a group of Millionaire ferrets, she trying to remember that most Babylon Gardens residents prefer their food cooked before it is served.
* HappilyMarried: The two are mated, not married, but they do seem to be a couple without any unhappiness or conflict between them.
* MamaBear: Hinted at with Lucretia (she is a ''wolf'', after all). In one strip when she's alone with King, she instinctively holds him close too her in a protective fashion. The AltText chalks it up to King invoking this kind of response from most people because of his [[FunSize size]] & [[PreciousPuppies appearance]], and Lucretia is acting as she would if he were one of her pups.
* MeaningfulName: Intentionally. Miles states that the reason wolves wait until maturity to choose a real name is so that they can take time to learn about themselves and pick one that represents them well.
* NakedApron: Lucretia wears a "Sniff the Cook" apron.
* NoNameGiven: Intentionally with the cubs, who won't receive permanent names until they reach a certain age. This hasn't stopped them from coming up with rather... interesting names for themselves for the time being.
* PreciousPuppies: Their cubs.

!!The Milton Ferrets
* CloudCuckoolander: They built a theme park based on theme parks. They were trying to come up with a theme, so they put tons of ideas on a board and threw a dart... and the dart hit the board's name: "Theme Park Ideas."
* ConspicuousConsumption: One of them is given to using the Milton fortune to buy anything shiny, including a flashy silver sequined jacket ''made of diamonds''.
* CoolShades: Keene.
* ExpressiveHair: Rock, whose head fur flares up on occasion whenever he's excited.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Pit, usually.
* PetHeir: The ferrets were named in the will of Mr. Milton, the founder of Babylon Gardens.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Keene wants to make his "father's" dream of equality between animals and humans a reality.

!!Mr. Bigglesworth
* AmbiguousGender: Since they're all virtually identical, it's hard to tell which ones are male and female. Even ''they'' have trouble with it, leading to more than one UnsettlingGenderReveal.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Only some of the Bigglesworths are related, but they all look pretty much the same. Things get even weirder when they do things like give role call or go on dates.
* PlanetOfSteves: They are at least ten different cats, all named Mr. Bigglesworth (yes, even the girls). They blame it on their owner being a stereotypical CrazyCatLady, but occasionally they use it to mess with people.

!!PETA
* AnimalWrongsGroup: In a world where animals are fully capable of saying they enjoy being owned, PETA is even more despised then ever.

!!Pete
* JerkassGods: Pete may be godlike. Who knows other than [[WordOfGod Rick]]? But he's [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/23/so-cool/ "sort of a jerk"]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: His first appearance portrays him in a pretty decent light, but it doesn't last. Again, he's sort of a jerk. Towards the end of the "King and I" story arc, he appears to throw [[CosmicPlaything King]] a bone, figuratively speaking, [[spoiler:by giving him the option to have his life as a human back immediately '''after''' King has become relatively comfortable as a dog, and is about to marry Bailey.]] [[KickTheDog Ouch]].
* TheUnpronounceable: "Pete" is supposedly just a nickname given to him by Peanut, who couldn't pronounce his real name when he told it to him. This doesn't explain why everyone ''else'' calls him Pete, even other astral beings who've known him for who-knows-how-long.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/04/27/would-never-hit-a-girls/ Here.]] It's his [[InterspeciesRomance ex(es)]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2014/09/03/as-the-good-book-says/ Finding himself no longer able to control]] [[spoiler:King/Joel and his friends]], he [[AssholeVictim rightfully suffers this]] [[spoiler:near the end of Heaven's Not Enough, Part 3.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or, in Pete's case, blue feathers. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he's an omniscient astral gryphon, so he can look pretty much however he wants.

!!Poncho
* MeaningfulName: His only article of clothing is indeed a poncho.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Although his signature poncho covers more than most clothing seen on animals in the comic, it still only partly covers his body.

!!Res
* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/12/17/oh-no-not-again/ Here]].
* BrokenPedestal: Played with and mostly subverted. While his owner ''does'' take credit for his work, [[spoiler:Res wants it that way due to being very shy, and feeling indebted to her for taking him in when he was a stray]].
* CreatorBreakdown: A minor case. Part of the reason why he visits the Sandwiches is because he's tired of "eating and breathing ''Pridelands''", and needs a break.[[invoked]]
* SecretKeeper: The identity of the real ''Pridelands'' author.
* OneOfUs: In-universe, he may or may not have been writing "saucy fanfiction" when Grape first met him.
* ShrinkingViolet: A male example, though he's somewhat prone to outbursts.

!!Rex
* DumbMuscle: Not nearly in the same vein as Kevin, mind you, but judging by Peanut's and Grape's comments, he definitely has this kind of reputation.
* IdiotSavant: According to [[WordOfGod Rick]], he has an uncanny ability to taste minute differences in coffee blends.
* RealMenWearPink:
** One of the biggest and strongest dogs, he's seen baking cookies in a holiday arc.
** He also openly liked the new ''[[FictionalDocument Pridelands]]'' novel mentioned [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/04/01/yeah-i-only-read-it-ironically/ here.]]

!!Rufus
* CountryCousin: To Peanut and Grape, albeit not by blood.
* InterspeciesRomance: WordOfGod says that he ''may'' have a thing for cats.

!!Sabrina D'Angelo
* AffectionateNickname: According to Sabrina and Max when they were dating: Kitty Whiskers
* AscendedExtra: Sabrina used to appear very rarely, now she appears a LOT more. It's even lampshaded once.
--> '''AltText''': *gasp* Sabrina said words.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Towards Jata. She didn't take it seriously, but to her defense, she was only six months old. [[spoiler: It ends up being taken too literally by Jata, as he ignores the fact that Sabrina already tried brushing him off a few times with 'Concord' and Fido, and he still tries to marry her.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She can't bring herself to kill the animals she manages to catch, so she tasks Fido with taking care of them instead. That's how Fido acquired his HeadPet, Spo.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Sabrina and Jata.
* InterspeciesRomance: A secret one with Fido (though she isn't as uptight about keeping it a secret as he is). She used to be in one with Jata, a leopard.
* LongLived: She remembers [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/10/23/ages-ago/ when cell phones weren't so commonplace]], which is actually pretty old for a cat. But don't try to point that out to her, or she ''will'' get ugly.
* MagicalGirlfriend: to Fido, and formerly one to Maxwell. She is capable of '''[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/10/25/the-works/ bold text on a Ouija board]]''', and ''may'' be capable of (or has the connections to) have someone [[RetGone erased from existence]]. It's possible she was bluffing, but Fido took the threat ''very'' seriously.
* SecretKeeper: Her current relationship with Fido, her previous relationship with Jata and the connection between King and Joel Robinson. [[spoiler: None of them are secrets anymore.]]
* WillingChanneler: In-Training. WordOfGod states that should something happen [[spoiler: to Tarot]], Sabrina can take over the role [[spoiler: of Spirit Dragon's avatar.]]

!!Sasha Hartford
* AffectionateNickname[=/=]TheNicknamer: Sasha is usually the one you expect to give all the nicknames to the other pets, but she has at one time been called (really badly) by Bino: Sashy
* AbusiveParents: "Daddy" locks her out of the house pretty frequently, even in winter. The implications [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/05/20/cleaning-solution/ here]] are also grim when you think about it.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: While no way NEAR as bad as most examples, it IS said on her character sheet that she dumps [[JerkAss Bi]][[GreenEyedMonster no]] on things like his position in with the other dogs....
* CloudCuckoolander: Sasha has this personality at times. Though, this [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/05/21/they-always-know/ page]] suggests '''some''' may be an act.
* GeniusDitz: Either this, or she's practicing ObfuscatingStupidity, as she was able to compose a sonata in her head without ever sitting down at a piano, and knew all along that her boyfriend Bino was regifting her, after spending a good while acting like his presents were the best things ever.
** She also writes dog food scripts.
* IdiotSavant: If Sasha is as stupid as others say, she's this.
* ObfuscatingInsanity[=/=]ObfuscatingStupidity: Evidence supporting both has been provided in various places
* StepfordSmiler: Shades of type A with a heavy helping of [[AbusiveParents denial]]. She comes off as an airhead most of the time, but is cheerful and friendly with all the other pets and mainly serves as comic relief. Then on ''Christmas Eve'', we get this:
-->'''King''': "Aren't you going to go home?"\\
'''Sasha''': "No, Daddy locked me out again 'cause I didn't get him any babes at the party. I think he just forgets when he's mad."

!!Sergeant Ralph
* ByTheBookCop: May even have shades of DaChief, although he's actually a Sergeant.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Always shown in the tags of the comic as "Sergeant Ralph", and for one time when he was younger as "Officer Ralph".

!!Spirit Dragon
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep[=/=]NoNameGiven: Much like Kitsune, she's usually just referred to as "Dragon", even by Pete in a casual conversation. No word as of yet on if this is her real name.
* InterspeciesRomance: It's heavily implied that she has a thing for Peanut, much to Pete's and Kitsune's enjoyment, [[spoiler:and Tarot's annoyance.]] Later, she tries to invoke it fully [[spoiler:by having Peanut choose between her and Tarot.]] She seems to have gotten over it now, at least for the time being.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Although able to appear separately, she normally shows up in the mortal realm with help [[spoiler:from Tarot]].

!!Spo
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Spo's next youngest and oldest brothers are Spn, and Spp.
* CasanovaWannabe: He tries to hit on Squeak for a bit, though she rejects his advances due to being in a relationship with Joey. He gets turned off slightly when he inquires [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim what she sees in him]], and she promptly demonstrates...
* {{Claustrophobia}}: He's not particularly fond of staying in Fido's locker.
* HeadPet: Often he hitches a ride aboard Fido's head, after having been given to Fido by Sabrina.
* HotBlooded: [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/20/backseat-driver/ See for yourself]]:
--> '''Spo:''' '''''THIS IS EXCITING AND ALSO AWESOME''''' Are you gonna go all '''''Series/{{Cops}}''''' on him when you catch up? '''''PLEASE TELL ME THERE WILL BE BLOOD'''''\\
'''Fido:''' '''''THIS IS WHY I DON'T LET YOU TAG ALONG ON MY SHIFT'''''
* SecretKeeper: Fido's relationship with Sabrina.

!!Squeak
* AmusingInjuries: As long as it's anyone's foot, Squeak is perfectly happy to be stomped on.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Joey (a dog).
* NighInvulnerability: Considering that she will ''willingly'' get stomped on without being visibly injured at all, and that's a pretty good way to ''kill'' mice...
%% * ParrotPetPosition

!!Stanley D'Angelo
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Sabrina's Dad's occupation.
* TheUnseen: Sabrina's Dad's adventures keep him from Babylon Gardens months at a time.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Mr D'Angelo shows signs of this, although he knows he can depend on Sabrina to handle emergencies, as his voice message directs people to contact his cat in such instances.

!!Sten
* LivingProp: Like Devo and Griswald, he really only exists to illustrate that there are dogs in the Good Ol' Dogs club other than some of the main characters. And to weird out Sasha.
* TooMuchInformation: "I have a urinary cyst."

!!Tarot

* MagicalGirlfriend: To Peanut.
%% * ProperLady
* ProphetEyes: When she's channeling the source of her power [[spoiler:(Spirit Dragon)]] her eyes turn from their normal amber to a bright green.
* PsychicLink: [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/23/so-cool/ Tarot has imprinted on Peanut]]. May upgrade to MindlinkMates in the future, but not quite yet.
* SecretKeeper: Of the connection between Joel and King.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: ''Psychic'' chess, that is. And she wins, with "one eye tied behind her back", no less.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She's capable of transforming into a much larger, more monstrous form with the help of Spirit Dragon's powers. [[spoiler:Thus far it's only been used during the battle between Dragon's and Pete's avatars.]]
* WillingChanneler: All available evidence points to the relationship between her and Spirit Dragon being mutually satisfactory. [[spoiler:Other than quarreling over Peanut's affection, that is.]]
* YourMindMakesItReal: Tarot's mental projection takes Peanut and Grape's usual pretend playing WAY over the top in this fashion [[note]]in this instance, turning Max into lava and Grape into a deep cavern[[/note]], though Peanut says that it sometimes gets "out of hand". And then Max and Grape decide it would be better to play ''[[FictionalDocument Pridelands]]''...

!!Terrance
* DetectiveAnimal: He is hired to act as liaison between the K-9 unit and forensics. He's decent, if a bit eccentric.
* TheComicallySerious: ''[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/10/12/not-another-new-character/ ENHANCE!]]''

!!Tiger Arbelt
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He receives no small amount of ridicule because of his name.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Aside from his eating disorder, there's ''something'' else up with him, alright. No one can quite peg it, though. It's pointed out that his weight remains consistently the same despite the fact that he never exercises, and pretty much eats, sleeps, and watches TV... while consuming upward of 57,000 calories per week... which is scientifically impossible, according to Marvin.
* BerserkButton: As a dog, he's rather tired of the [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/08/18/yup-hes-over-it/ cat jokes]] directed at him.
-->'''Tiger''': Ha! I will never get tired of how you and the other dogs point out that my name is in fact that of a large cat, and that I hang out with a cat!\\
'''Both''': Hahahahahahaha!\\
'''Tiger''': '''''I WILL KILL YOU I WILL KILL YOUR WHOLE FAMILY'''''\\
* ComedicSociopath: If the above quote wasn't indicative enough, [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/12/01/a-darker-turn/ this]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Played for Laughs. [[spoiler: Hint: Tiger quoting Tony The Tiger = No sleep tonight.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Tiger's FreudianExcuse for his BerserkButton being making fun of his name.
* NonindicativeName: He's a dog.
* TakeThat: Tiger hates Thursdays, loves pizza, hates cockroaches and likes his teddy bear Poom. Unknown: How he feels about [[{{Garfield}} dogs named Odie]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Tiger and Marvin.

!!Uncle Deadeye
* BadassCape: The long piece of cloth worn around his neck has this effect, especially while billowing in the wind dramatically.
* BadassGrandpa: As it comes with [[NobleWolf the]] [[SavageWolves territory]], he is certainly no exception. [[spoiler:He catches a full-on punch from Jata (who is also quite ripped) without reacting at all, then proceeds to totally own the leopard [[BattleDiscretionShot off-panel]].]]
* CassandraTruth: Soon after Jata's introduction, Deadeye non-verbally decides that he doesn't like him for some reason. He was more on-the-ball then anyone realized...
* EarAche: Almost all of his left ear appears to have been bitten off.
* TheStoic: He never speaks at all, and his expression is always the same stark, unwavering and onlooking stare, no matter what's happening around him or what the situation is. [[spoiler:He does, however, crack a smirk once Jata makes the mistake of throwing a punch in his general direction.]]
* TheVoiceless: He has yet to speak one line of dialogue.

!!what chicken
* AllLowercaseLetters: His name is specifically un-capitalized.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Doing so is what usually causes him to appear. That, or some other chicken-related expression.
%% * RunningGag
%% * VisualPun

!!Yeltsin
* FunetikAksent: A Brooklyn one.

!!Zach Arbelt
* BreakingOutTheBoss: Inadvertently releases Pete.
* ExpressiveEars: Almost as much as the cats.
* HappilyAdopted: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. He was glad to get out of the pet store after spending most of his life there, but the combined weirdness of witnessing and/or getting involved with the antics of the neighborhood pets, being unwillingly worshiped by the local wildlife, living with [[ComedicSociopath Tiger]], and receiving relatively little attention otherwise has all caused him to wonder if it's worth it.
* OnlySaneMan: He thinks he's this. He's really NotSoAboveItAll at some times.
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: Poor Zach didn't know what he was getting into by being the only critter that pushed the button on the gate of the temple...
* UnwantedFalseFaith: Is worshiped by the various forest creatures as the "Opener of Ways" for accidentally opening the entrance to Pete's temple.
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