Characters / Pound Puppies (2010)

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The Pound Puppies

    Lucky 

Lucky

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Voiced by Eric McCormack

"Go dogs, go!"


  • Catch-Phrase: "Go dogs, go!"
  • Determinator: No matter what, he will never give up on getting a puppy adopted.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father Slick would often disappear for several days. One day he never came back at all.
    • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: 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. 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.)
  • Expy: He serves as this continuity's equivalent of Cooler, being the laid-back leader of the Pound Puppies.
  • The Hero: He is the main character of the series and is the one in charge.
  • Ironic Name: His name is Lucky, but he doesn't believe in luck.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters on the show. He gets along with just about everyone.
  • The Leader: Of the Pound Puppies.
  • Oblivious to Love: 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.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: 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. As noted above, this is because his dad belonged to another family.

    Cookie 

Cookie

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Voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown


  • Berserk Button: Do not touch her belly.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Get off my belly!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: She won't hesitate to make sarcastic remarks when she gets the chance.
  • Expy: She is similar to Nose Marie from the 1980's cartoon, particularly due to being a brown-furred dog with a pink bow who has a crush on Lucky, himself an expy of Cooler.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's blunt, stern and brash, but still pretty nice.
  • The Lancer
  • Mama Bear: With Cupcake.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Downplayed. While she lives with a multiracial family with a black father, none of them speak in the manner that she does.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Cookie is a bit more complicated. At first, she didn't have anything, other than her eyelashes. (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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Strudel's Girly Girl.

    Niblet 

Niblet

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Voiced by John DiMaggio


    Squirt 

Squirt

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Voiced by Michael Rapaport


    Strudel 

Strudel

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Voiced by Alanna Ubach


  • Expy: She is similar to Howler from the 1980's cartoon because she serves as the team's technological expert.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The mechanic of the group.
  • Herr Doktor: Aside from her accent, she's also a dachshund, a breed of dog that originated in Germany.
  • Hidden Depths: Strudel is quite knowledgeable about dog shows because she used to be a show dog herself (though she's quick to add she's never actually won).
  • Intellectual Animal: She's a dog who's a tech expert.
  • The Professor: She is the team's scientific genius.
  • The Smart Girl: She is an inventor with superior intellect.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Though she isn't as small as Squirt, she's notably shorter than the other dogs.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Cookie's Tomboy, though it's downplayed.

The Super Secret Pup Club

A group of Pound Puppies in-training. While they formed in season 2, although Rebound has made regular appearances since the third episode, and Cupcake debuted in "Mutternal Instincts". When Patches was introduced, the club was formed and they have rarely been seen without each other.

    In General 

    Rebound 

Rebound

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Voiced by Brooke Goldner







    Patches 

Patches

Voiced by Jessica DiCicco


    Cupcake 

Cupcake

Voiced by Cree Summer

Humans

    Leonard McLeish 

Leonard McLeish

Voiced by Rene Auberjonois

    Olaf 

Olaf

Voiced by M. Emmett Walsh, Carney Wilson (singing in "Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine")

    Agatha McLeish 

Agatha McLeish

Voiced by Betty White

Rebound's owner and Leonard's mother, and ex-dog hater.
  • I Have No Son: Briefly when she learned her son is a dog catcher. But soon changed her mind after adopting Rebound.
  • Meganekko: She wears cat-eye glasses.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: She's rather short in stature.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's not afraid of dogs, she just really hates them. Until she met Rebound who changed her mind about dogs when the pup's hyperactivity made her feel young again.

    Milton Feltwaddle 

Milton Feltwaddle

Voiced by Jim Parsons

  • Jerkass
  • Knight Templar: Thinks that he's doing what's correct regardless of compatibility.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's even dressed in a WWII-style uniform in "McLeish Unleashed". Through the second season, he's the most antagonistic character to appear in the show.

    Dot 

Dot

Voiced by Grey DeLisle


An upbeat and sometimes overbearing young girl. She becomes Lucky's owner in "Lucky Gets Adopted."
  • And Call Him "George"!: Acted this way towards Lucky in her first appearance. It was toned down a little in later episodes.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She can be pretty odd. She calls her pets odd names and dresses them up in silly clothes.
  • Genki Girl: She's highly rambunctious.
  • Secret Keeper: Becomes the only human to know that dogs can talk.

Other Animals

Allies

    Mr. Nut Nut 

Mr. Nut Nut

Voiced by Alanna Ubach

Strudel's assistant.

    Sparky 

Sparky

Voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown

Mr. Nut Nut's partner with a singed tail.

    Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom 

Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom

Voiced by Ted Biaselli

A rich dog who looks a lot like Squirt. He is weary of his rich lifestyle and trades places with Squirt to be a Pound Puppy. They're both back to their normal lives at the end.

    Madame Pickypuss 

Madame Pickypuss

Voiced by Tress MacNeille

A cat and Cuddlesworth's best friend.

    Cinnamon 

Cinnamon

A newborn puppy featured in the season 2 finale, "Pound Preemies".

    Slick 

Slick

Voiced by: Gary Cole

Lucky's long-lost father.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He didn't have much of a choice. He belonged to the neighbors, not the owners of Lucky's mother. He made attempts to get back to her and the pups.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Lucky.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Lucky is annoyed that his father has gained popularity from the other dogs at the pound in one day yet was a deadbeat to his own son.
  • Elopement: Before moving away, he asked Lucky's mother if she wanted to take the pups and leave their owners, but she turned it down, believing that a dog's place was with their people.
  • Good Parents: Lucky believed the contrary up until Slick reveals that he wanted to be a part of his life, but couldn't due to circumstances outside of his control. To make up for it, he's been trying to be a good father to Chip, though Chip is unaware of his parentage.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
    • He lets Lucky's mother and Chip go, because they want to stay with their owners while he doesn't agree with the lifestyle anymore.
    • He never tells Chip that he's actually his father so that he doesn't resent him like Lucky does.
  • Lovable Rogue
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It turns out that he's also Chip's father, though he asks Lucky to refrain from telling Chip this as he doesn't want Chip to resent him like Lucky did.
  • The Mentor: To Chip. It turns out there's a good reason why he chose to take this up.
  • One-Shot Character: He only appears in "I Never Barked For My Father", only visiting town before leaving again.
  • Papa Wolf
  • Second Love: He moved on from Lucky's mother and fell in love with Chip's mother.
  • Shout-Out: He looks similar to the Tramp, not to mention that they're both ladies' men, apparently.
  • Silver Fox: Or, well, grey-haired old dog.

    Ralph 

Ralph

Voiced by Fred Stoller

Others

    The Kennel Kittens 

The Kennel Kittens

  • Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain: They have a noble goal of getting kittens to their perfect people, but are pretty keen on sabotaging the Pound Puppies' operations to accomplish said goal.
  • The Rival: To the Pound Puppies.

    Ace 

Ace

Voiced by Eric McCormack

The cat who leads the Kennel Kittens.
  • The Ace: It's even in his name!
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why he dislikes dogs is because he used to be best friends with a puppy when he was a kitten. When the same puppy left to be with his perfect person, Ace was left lonely and heartbroken.
  • The Leader: Of the Kennel Kittens.
  • The Rival: To Lucky.

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