[-[[caption-width-right:279:Is it two-ply? Is it durable? Is it absorbent? ''Who cares?'' It's got cute widdle puppies!]]-]

->''"Are you telling ''me'' that this mangy...drooling...mutt [[BabyTalk is going to wiv with us for-weva!?]] [[CutenessOverload Oh, yes, he is! Yes, he is! Ooohhh, he's adorable!]]"''
-->-- '''Weiss Schnee''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', meeting [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Zwei]] for the first time.
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A work is not about dogs, but throws them in anyway.

The reason is usually that dogs are cool, and puppies are also cute. You just want to love them, pet them, just cuddle up to them, and let them lick the frown off your face. For this reason, puppies and other forms of dogs are likely to show up in fiction, just because they make everything better. Heck, there's a reason PetTheDog and KickTheDog have "dog" in the name, since doing nice or bad things to them sets such a strong tone for the character doing those.

A common schtick for guys to attract girls in fiction on TV: borrow or rent a puppy so the girls will come coo over it and admire the guy for his sensitivity.

Compare CuteKitten, SweetSeal, CunningLikeAFox, FunSize, CanisMajor, BigFriendlyDog, CanineCompanion, and note that one person's precious little pup is another's MisterMuffykins. If the puppies distract from another situation, then a CutenessProximity situation has occurred.

!!Gratuitous Use Of Canines In Shows:


* Shown above: The puppy for Andrex toilet tissue in the UK. Sold in the U.S. as Kleenex Cottonelle.
* 21st Century Insurance has a commercial where puppies are released from a crate and decide which insurance company is better. Because "puppies don't lie."
* Marketing research has shown that putting a puppy or a baby into an advertisement, no matter how arbitrarily, boosts sales. Hence the toilet paper.
* Take a look at the ads on this very page. It's pretty likely that they have adorable puppies. Looks like [[TheAdvertisementServer AdBot]] has a softer side.
* Mexican-based phone company Telmex ran many television ads in Mexico, Peru and Colombia featuring a [[TalkingAnimal talking]] Jack Russel Terrier called ''Otto''. The dog is so popular that even people who dislike Telmex wind up liking the dog.
* In a Vonage commercial about not having to bundle your phone, TV, and internet together, the creepy neighbors who are trying to get the new people to bundle offer a puppy. But they won't give him up alone. He's part of the bundle.
* There's an advert for digestive biscuits featuring puppies. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg1fJlrIQGU here.]]
* Subaru has an ad campaign purporting its cars to be "Dog Tested. Dog Approved."
* Budweiser made an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EmIDqGOX44 anti-drunk driving PSA featuring a man and his beloved dog.]] The message is emphasized by [[TearJerker the dog waiting all night for his owner to return after he leaves for a beer party, not knowing what might happen to him.]] [[spoiler: They get a happy ending when the owner returns safely, having been responsible while drinking.]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Potato in ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''. Picco-picco!
* The 2011 manga series ''Manga/{{Chocotan}}!'' stars an adorable female spaniel. The manga was later adapted into an anime special in 2013, which was shown at Ribon Festa.
* Gaomon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', who was squeed over by both Chika and Relena.
* Salamon in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', a cute puppy that [[MetamorphosisMonster transforms]] from a [[{{Cephalothorax}} kitty-head-blob]], and can metamorphose into a [[CuteKitten white cat.]]
* Terriermon from ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. [[ViewerSpeciesConfusion Supposedly]].
* Bee from ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]'', a puppy who Majin Buu rescued per Mr. Satan's suggestion, [[spoiler:who would also help Buu make his full HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has Kaede/Lucy's puppy which is [[KickTheDog horribly beaten to death]] by some bully boys, triggering Lucy's diclonius powers and first murder. There is also Mayu's Wanta, the other prominent puppy.
* ''Excel Saga'' has Menchi (AKA [[{{Woolseyism}} Mince]]), the token animal sidekick who doubles as the [[VillainProtagonist heroes]]' [[EatTheDog "emergency food supply."]]
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' has the magical chibi puppies Sapphie, Kohaku, Peridot, Milky, Nephrite, Chite, Prase, Kris, Yuku, Topaz and King. Plus the Sweetspet Melorina.
* [[{{Familiar}} Arf]] of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has [[{{Animorphism}} the puppy form]] she takes during the events of ''A's''. Zafira is eventually convinced to take one too at the end of the season and immediately learns of its hazards when a group of squeeing schoolgirls smothers him in the [[AudioAdaptation third Sound Stage]].
* Black Hayate from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
-->'''Roy Mustang''': Dog, huh? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny LOVE]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny DOGS!]]
** The best part is ''why'' he likes them - dogs are loyal even if you mistreat them and don't ask for paychecks.
* The various ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series have a few of these, such as James's Growlithe, Growlie, and Ash's Rockruff (until he evolves into Lycanroc). There's also an episode in ''Battle Frontier'' with an Arcanine that has three Growlithe puppies.
* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/vi/thumb/5/54/9e.jpg/200px-9e.jpg The main characters of]] [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/2/9/7/314297_front.jpg "Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice" manga series]] made by Creator/TatsuyamaSayuri that ran in the [[TheNineties late 90's]] [[TurnOfTheMillennium and early 2000's.]]
* Since 1996, {{Creator/Sanrio}} decided to create new dog characters. Such as [[http://img1.picturescafe.com/pc/pom-pom-purin/pom-pom-purin_004.jpg Pom Pom Purin]],[[http://dc367.4shared.com/img/fHqXjJVa/s7/13cbfc68520/chibimaru_1280_x_1024_002.jpg Chibimaru]], and [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr30grsfJX1r2ficno1_500.jpg Cinnamoroll]]. Cinnamoroll get's special mention since he would later start becoming a very popular character series in the mid 2000's. So much so that he got his own manga series called "Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll" which ran from 2005 - 2008 and an anime movie called [[http://blog.sanriotown.com/files/2007/12/cinnamoroll-movie.jpg "Cinnamon The Movie" made in 2007]] which gives a different take on Cinnamoroll's origin story and how he meet his friends. A brand new Cinnamoroll manga recently got released in Japan in September 2014 called [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwbP4J6CAAEfE14.png:large "Cinnamoroll "Kadokawa Bunko wings"]] [[http://www.sanrio.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/goods_cn_pm_201407_sp.jpg which stars Cinnamoroll and his new friend Poron.]]
* Taromaru in the ''Manga/SchoolLive'' anime is an adorable Shiba Inu puppy that Miki finds. In the manga he was a OneShotCharacter that Yuki found prior to meeting Miki. Taromaru is the token male of the series and is quite stubborn. He is always getting into trouble and [[AnimalsHateHim doesn't like Miki much]]. [[spoiler:Taromaru delivers a HeroicSacrifice halfway through the anime and dies at the end after failing to react positively to an anti-zombie vaccine.]]
* One episode of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' dealt with Joe getting himself injured for saving a puppy from the destruction of a city.
* The 2006 series Anime/WanWanCelebSoreyukeTetsunoshin stars an adorable puppy as the main protagonist who eventually turns from a normal dog into a FunnyAnimal in a different dimension.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', Ember gets her first bond wolf, Choplicker, who is still a cub and he is lupine cuteness personified.
* In ''ComicBook/Injustice2'', Batman's pet Ace the Bat-Hound is re-imagined as an little puppy orphaned after his owners were killed by superheroes. [[spoiler:Sadly, he is [[KickTheDog killed in cold-blood]] by [[DarkActionGirl Athanasia al Ghul]].]]

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicSTrip/RoseIsRose'', Mimi stares into a window with a designer dress -- because the manniquin is shown walking a puppy.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The scene when Hai, a black Wolf Hound, is introduced as a gift for Neo in ''Film/TheMatrix'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife'', Hai is the runt making him even more of a precious puppy.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The 1984 version of ''Film/{{Dune}}'' gave Paul a dog as a pet, despite no mention of one in the book.
* The adorable puppy that just appears in one scene in ''Film/TheThirdMan.''
* Milo from ''Film/TheMask''.
* In ''Film/{{Krull}}'', IneptMage Ergo off-handedly mentions wishes. Titch, a boy coming along with them, mentions he always wanted a puppy. Later on, Ergo wanders away from the rest for a while, turning himself into a puppy and running along to Titch, remaining that way for a few scenes to make him happy. B'aww.
* In ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', puppies are given out as bridal shower favors.
* In ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'', David and Alice are seen caring for a laboratory puppy, which they name Trooper. David gives it to Alice as a present and she's later seen with it in her apartment.
* ''Film/TheMechanic2011''. When Steve [=McKenna=] expresses interest in becoming a hitman, Arthur Bishop takes him to the animal shelter to adopt a puppy, then tells him to take the dog every hour to a coffee shop where his next target will be, a rival hitman with a [[HoneyTrap liking for gay men with cute dogs]].
* ''Film/TheShadowConspiracy'' (1997) opens with a hitman killing a house full of people. One injured woman crawls past a basketful of puppies to get at a gun, but is shot by the killer, who wipes the blood off his silencer on one of them.
* Deconstructed in ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997). While in a hotel lobby Dolores goes over to play with a cute long-eared dog... which is being held on a leash by pedophile Quilty. Some close-ups of his fingers twitching the leash like someone carefully reeling in a fish give a clear hint at what his purpose is in owning the dog.
* Black comedy example in the bloodthirsty Japanese film ''Film/HardRevengeMilly'': a villain gets chopped up into steak cubes. An adorable little dog then appears out of nowhere and starts to eat the meat.
* An incredible scene in 1925 documentary ''Film/{{Grass}}'', about a nomadic Iranian tribe. A puppy hops out of a camel's saddlebag. The camel then nuzzles the puppy.
* ''Film/KickAss''. Big Daddy is shocked when his little girl asks for a cute fluffy puppy for her twelfth birthday, until Mindy reassures her father that [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour she's just fucking with him]] -- she wants a [[ButterflyKnife balisong]], [[KnifeNut of course]]. Her father's so pleased, he gives her two of them.
* ''Film/JohnWick'' has a beloved puppy named Daisy, who is the last gift given to him by his deceased wife. When Iosef murders her just to spite John while trying to steal his car, it proves to be the [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge biggest mistake Iosef could have possibly made]].

* Biscuit, the little yellow puppy.
* The ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' SpinoffBabies series, Clifford's Puppy Days, which is basically based on the spinoff books series (yes, the books came first).
* In ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', the hero gets a dog as a pet out of nowhere. [[spoiler:The dog is actually a manifest part of his consciousness, but the fact that it became a dog fits this trope.]]
* Harry spends the entirety of one of the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' novels carrying a puppy around in his coat pocket. In subsequent books said puppy grows up into a [[BigFriendlyDog Big, Friendly]] HeroicDog, but he doesn't really have much impact on the plot in that book aside from causing random female characters to suffer from CutenessProximity. But who cares? Harry's carrying a ''puppy'' in the pocket of his [[BadassLongcoat bulletproof black leather duster]], which is just so damn cute it almost ceases to be hilarious.
%%* WesternAnimation/SpotTheDog.
* Creator/DeanKoontz is a big fan of dogs and frequently includes them in his works, sometimes even as major characters.
* Discussed in ''Discworld/MakingMoney''; the dog, [[FormallyNamedPet Mr. Fusspot]], actually is [[PetHeir a major part of the plot]] but his ability to cheer everyone up with his UglyCute face and silliness is a bonus. Adora Belle mentions that depressed people should watch him trying to eat a pudding. (While not exactly depressed, Adora ''is'' TheStoic, so something making ''her'' laugh has to be funny.)

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''Series/PuppyBowl'' is all about using this trope to escape the NoHoperRepeat viewership slump. Notably, it was originally intended as a cheap throwaway slot-filler, but the puppies were just too precious and it ended up being one of Animal Planets highest rated shows/events.
* ''Series/{{Conan}}'' saw the drawing power of Puppy Bowl and for a week featured "Puppy Conan" - a miniature of the stage set with puppies dressed as host and co-host.
** During his brief ''Series/TheTonightShow'' tenure, he had a recurring bit called "Puppies Dressed As ______". Examples included "Cats", "Frankenstein", and "Thanksgiving Dinner".
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' uses this trope at one point to illustrate Angelus's evil.
--->'''Giles:''' Valentine's Day. Yes, um, Angel nails a puppy to the--
--->'''Buffy:''' I don't wanna know. I don't have a puppy. Skip it.
** Spike finds out he can fight demons even with the chip in his head, and urges Buffy's friends to join him in fighting.
---> Let's annihilate them. For justice, and for... the safety of puppies, and Christmas, right?
* In ''Series/TopGearUK'' where Hammond did an experiment regarding which was a better "girl magnet", a flashy sports car or a retriever puppy (named [[DeathBringerTheAdorable Killer]]). The puppy won by a mile. All who approached fell under the spell of the CutenessProximity and didn't even notice the car.
* A hilarious episode of ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' had all TV shows getting dumbed down, resulting in one show called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Box Full Of Puppies]]."
** In another episode, Earl is forced to run for office (it sort of makes sense), and at one point, he just says he loves puppies as part of a ploy to win votes (it works).
* An episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' features a cute, puppy-filled romp sequence to the group's silly song "Gonna Buy Me a Dog."
* In an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', Grant had to be extremely relaxed and happy for a test and one of the things that was given to him was a bunch of puppies (to his obvious delight).
* On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', the bigger and meaner the on-screen dog, the more likely Crow and/or Tom are to exclaim "Puppy!"
** Meanwhile, genuinely cute dogs, especially cocker spaniels, are likely to elicit a delighted "Humphrey!" from Tom. Humphrey was the name of Kevin Murphy's dog at the time.
** In the ''Film/{{Werewolf}}'' episode, Bobo's attempt at making a werewolf ends in failure when he brings in a cocker spaniel instead of a wolf. He ends up cooing over the dog; this is expected since the dog is Kevin Murphy (Bobo)'s dog
* On ''[[Series/{{Concentration}} Classic Concentration]]'', Marjorie Goodson-Cutt's chihuahua Pokey would often show up on display with her owner during prize discriptions, much to the amusement/annoyance of host Alex Trebeck.
* The "Palate Cleanser" segment of ''Series/WebSoup'', which comes after the NightmareFuel[=/=]NauseaFuel of "Things You Can't Un-See", is all about making things better for the traumatized viewer; not coincidentally quite a few of the cutesy web videos that have been featured there feature puppies being adorable.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]", has a puppy parade.
-->'''Dean Pelton:''' Attention, students! The puppy parade is starting on the quad! Better come quick--[[LampshadeHanging with every passing moment, these puppies grow older and less deserving of our attention.]]
* Retriever puppies were brought onto the set of ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' on two occasions. They both went like this:
-->'''Fry/Laurie:''' We have one last, very special guest for you to meet and her/his name is Snipper/Dodger. ''(Enter puppy.)''\\
'''The entire studio audience:''' Ooaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "The Q and the Grey", Q is trying to sweet-talk Captain Janeway into an InterspeciesRomance. Janeway, who left her own dog back on Earth, is surprised and delighted to suddenly find a puppy dog in her quarters. [[CutenessProximity She goes all gooey for a second]] before toughening up.
-->'''Janeway:''' This isn't going to work, Q.
-->'''Q:''' ''(materialising)'' How can you ignore that face? ''(Q gives Janeway his best PuppyDogEyes)''
** PlayedForLaughs shortly after when a female Q appears.
-->'''Mrs Q:''' What are you doing with that dog? ''(Q and Janeway look at the puppy)'' I'm not talking about the puppy!
* An earlier Q episode on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has a young female intern on the Enterprise regretting having left her puppy dog back on her home planet, saying "I with I could have a dozen of them." Cue BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor moment she enters her new quarters and finds a dozen puppies which she vanishes with a wave of the hands, our first sign that she's not what she appears to be.
* About half the episodes of Animal Planet's ''Series/TooCute'' are this. The other half are CuteKitten.
* Pouch on ''Series/ChicagoFire''.
* ''Series/PrzygodyPsaCywila'' has an opening sequence full of adorable puppies climbing out of a basket - since it's a HeroicPetStory, Cywil himself is one in the first episode.
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'': At the end of the first show following the 9/11 attacks, John Stewart brings out a live puppy to serve as the "Moment of Zen".
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': Holt has a pet corgi named Cheddar. He is ''adorable'', and a lot of humor comes from the other characters treating him with the utmost seriousness, despite him looking like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slippery_little_bastard.jpg this]]. Highlights include Jake, nose-to-nose with Cheddar, very sternly telling him, "Do ''not'' blow this for us," and, in another episode, treating him like a fugitive criminal mastermind after he got out of the house.
-->'''Jake:''' That's right... I'm onto you, ''you slippery little bastard''!\\
''([[DescriptionCut Cut to]] Cheddar frolicking through the park, eating some ice cream, and generally acting like an adorable, carefree corgi.)''
* ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'': If [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter a baby/toddler]] doesn't win first prize, then a dog will. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Episode.]]

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* An episode of ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'', during the Wrestling/{{Chyna}}[=/=]Wrestling/EddieGuerrero angle, had Eddie do something that had Chyna about to dump him - until he gave her a puppy.
** There was also Wrestling/AlSnow's brief run with having a chihuahua named Pepper as his, um, companion object. He gave Pepper to Wrestling/JimRoss, who was doing commentary, while he went to do his match. Jim Ross held the dog, noticed that he was scared of the crowds, and got legitimately angrier (for the dog's sake) as the match went on, mostly neglecting the commentary. Pepper would only make one other appearance on live TV.
** Wrestling/TheBigShow once tried to give Wrestling/TheUndertaker a peace offering, by giving him a wooden crate with a puppy inside. Right on cue, the entire audience (not very far removed from the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, mind you) broke out in an "Awwwwwwww", all in unison.
* Perro Aguayo Jr. may have been [[{{Heel}} among the most evil luchadors in Mexico]], but as the name implies he had a soft spot for dogs, including puppies.

* The Liv toy doll line has all the girls paired up with a puppy that learns tricks to match the interest of the girl it's paired with.
* Franchise/LeapFrog's Scout and Violet.
* Creator/FisherPrice's Laugh-and-Learn Puppy and Sis.
* Creator/{{Hallmark}}'s Jingle, Bell and Nugget, among many, many other gift toys put out by the company.
* And then there's ''Puppy in my Pocket'', which appears to be miniature dog figures.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game has this in a GottaCatchEmAll side quest: [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Pongo and Perdita's 99 puppies]] were scattered throughout the various worlds when their own world was destroyed, and it's up to Sora to get them all back home.
* ''VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball'', Japanese baseball game series, especially the handheld versions, have a brown cute puppy appear almost in every menus, even in some story modes.
* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', there's a cute ghost puppy known as Polterpup. Even though it causes a lot of problems for the player, it's only trying to play. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, once the Dark Moon is restored, it seems regretful for its actions, and Luigi apparently adopts it.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'' is PreciousPuppies: [[TheMovie The Game]].
* Chibiterasu in ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'' is the scion of the mighty goddess of the sun that slew the personification of evil in the original VideoGame/{{Okami}}. Also a wolf puppy. Even the ''other characters'' succumb to CutenessProximity.
* The title character's family in ''VideoGame/{{Opoona}}'' have 8 puppies, which help in the tutorial, as well as needing to be [[GottaCatchEmAll located for a sidequest]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has Growlithe, Houndour, Poochyena, Lillipup, and Rockruff (and Snubbull or Furfrou, if you're a certain rich lady). Growlithe, Lillipup, and Rockruff in particular all share the categorization of "Puppy Pokémon".
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' remake, one can choose the damsel to be a pug instead of a woman or a man.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spyro the Dragon|1998}}'':
** Subverted in the Dark Passage subworld, where some of the enemies look like sweet, adorable puppies at first but once the lights go out they turn into massive, frightening hell hounds.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', one of the little miniquests involves Colette attempting to name every stray dog in the game.
** Which only makes [[spoiler: her literal KickTheDog moment when she's brainwashed after the DiscOneFinalDungeon]] that much more horrifying.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', a Sim who uses the "Awwww" interaction on a puppy will receive the +10 moodlet "Puppies!" for one Sim hour. A dog that had just given birth to a litter of puppies will give herself and her family the +80 moodlet "New Puppies" for one Sim day. All the same things work with [[CuteKitten Cute Kittens]], too.
* ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'' has the Rent-A-Dog Coupon level-up gift, which allows the Mii possessing it to play with a puppy, whether by themselves or with friends.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'''s biggest BreakOutCharacter is a puppy named Isabelle who works as your mayoral assistant. There's also her twin brother, Digby who works as the Happy Home Showcase.
* Milla Basset from ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' certainly qualifies, as she is a [[TheCutie cutie]] little puppy who got taken in [[WildChild from the wilderness]] by Lilac and Carol, and had been living with them ever since. Also has a BadassAdorable factor on that matter.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' combined this with HeartIsAnAwesomePower and ChestBurster. [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=499#comic See here.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Florence Ambrose is a very important cast member. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00463.htm Her child photo, however]]...[[CutenessProximity Who's the cuty wolfy yoty puppy? You are!]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Yes you are!!]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has Justin, a cute kid who {{Cloudcuckoolander}} David drags around one day when he skips school; he later befriends Molly, Abbey's younger sister.
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' makes them... [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1547/ somewhat less precious]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfShanShan'', when Shan Shan blames Backpack for his EatingLunchAlone, [[http://shanshan.upperrealms.com/view.php?pageid=012&chapterid=1 Backpack invokes this trope to refute it]], even though, since no one else can hear Backpack, he makes Shan Shan look crazy.
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0408.html a Celestial offers to stay a day longer if she can play with the puppy.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick shouts "Puppies!" as a RunningGag. She also has her own puppy who appears in review. In the show its named Mignion, and in real life it's named [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Kali]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiba_Inu_Puppy_Cam The Shiba Inu Puppy Cam]]
* The website [[http://www.sanger.dk/ www.sanger.dk]], which is nothing but an [[RunningGag endlessly-looping]] .gif of a pug puppy licking at the screen.
* On Website/YouTube, there's a video of high school kids performing "Give Us Your Money" from ''Theatre/AvenueQ''. When Nicky tries to think of something that he could get for Rod as a peace offering, he says "I know! I'll get him a puppy!" Guess the PTA wasn't crazy about Rod getting a boyfriend.
* Website/YouTube personality Creator/{{Tobuscus}} has a video clip series called "Cute Win Fail". Needless to say, the "Cute" segment (and occasionally "Win") has a disproportionately high number of dogs doing absurdly cute things, with babies and [[CuteKitten cats]] as the other favorites.
* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] now has a spotted puppy named Oreo. She's energetic and often shows up in vlogs wanting to play.
* This is why Francis, a grey French Poodle, is the "host" for the Website/YouTube cooking show ''WebVideo/CookingWithDog''.
* Popular Youtuber, Trevor Martin, got himself a Golden Retriever puppy on February 2015, since then it has frequently featured in his videos.
* A quick look through LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}}'s channel and Facebook page tells us he is very much a dog person. Multiple vlogs have shown him playing with Chica, a Golden Retriever he adopted, or the dogs his mother and brother have.
* Horribly, ''horribly'' subverted in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. In the middle of Year Four, we have the first appearance of (former) Intern Maureen's beagle puppy, who Cecil gushes about when she comes in with him to the station one day. As the puppy continue to appear, it became clear that there was something up with him. And then in ''Past Time'', a viewer writes to Cecil saying that they saw the puppy and was unable to stop feeling ill since; even Cecil starts to feel a little sick when he sees the puppy at the end of the episode. The Faceless Old Woman in ''The April Monologues'' says that [[spoiler:the puppy was something that Chad had summoned, and that she herself is terrified of him]]. Oh, and he is probably [[spoiler:Satan]].
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Yang and Ruby have a pet Pembroke Welsh Corgi named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFLJ8-j_1AY Zwei]]. Not only is he adorable, he's also an ActionPet capable of taking down Grimm.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': Yahtzee is marginally more favorable to games that prominently feature cute dogs (except, ironically enough, ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}''). He's even more favorable if the dogs are either helpful to the player, or if you actually get to play as the dog as part of the game mechanics. He's also hinted that he prefers the company of dogs to people, [[MisanthropeSupreme which is probably entirely correct]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' has a brief bit where Johnny brings a dog into the lab. Reed warns Johnny that he won't save the Torch from Sue's wrath. But Sue's only reaction is to squeal and go "Puppy!"
* Blue, Magenta, and Green Puppy in ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''.
* [[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer Dora's]] puppy, Perrito (Spanish for "puppy") makes things so much more precious that Swiper [[EvenEvilHasStandards won't swipe]] a gift once he learns that it's for Perrito.
* Shifty Dingo from ''WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill'', sometimes to the point of being TastesLikeDiabetes.
* While neither the [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s 1980s]] or the [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 2010]] versions of ''Pound Puppies'' count in themselves, the adopted puppies do. Each presents the puppies as cute and adorable improvements on their in-universe families' lives.
* On ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'''''s Berry Bitty Adventures'', Strawberry has had Pupcake, from the beginning. However, season three gives each of the other six girls a dog. Why? Well, [[MerchandiseDriven there are two reasons]]. This is the other one.
** More like merchandising failure. None of the puppies apparently made it to toy form. In fact, Hasbro seems to have given up on Strawberry Shortcake and there are rumors that they're already in talks to relinquish their rights to produce the toys to another company. The toy rights were eventually sold to a startup called Bridge Direct.
** The 2003 incarnation of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' also had Pupcake from the beginning.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', while HumanityEnsues for Twilight Sparkle, Spike the baby dragon gets turned into a puppy. Of course, the reaction of the Fluttershy native to the HighSchoolAU upon seeing Spike is [[CutenessProximity no different]] from that of the original Fluttershy when ''she'' first saw him.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Who Let the Dogs In?" has Eduardo taking care of an adorable puppy (he names it "Chewy") and ends up finding many more, which Mac and the others (but not Bloo) also find adorable. [[spoiler:Turns out the puppies are all imaginary, and each extraordinary in its own way.]]
* [[WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat Puppycat]], since he's apparently a CuteKitten ''and'' a dog.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Star shows off the powers of her magic wand by summoning a litter of adorable puppies... who randomly fire EyeBeams.
* All the rescue puppies in ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'' definitely count.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndHerSistersInTheGreatPuppyAdventure'', puppies factor into the adventure, with Taffy helping to save the day. A lot of other movies in the Barbie franchise feature adorable animals as tag-alongs to the story, though usually Barbie has either a kitten or a puppy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TootAndPuddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas'', a dog at the mansion of Toot's grandmother gives birth to a load of adorable puppies. What really makes this weird is that the dog and pups have absolutely no anthropomorphism in a series where pretty much every other animal displays anthropomorphism of some type. It seems they really are just a litter of cute puppies.
* Robot assassin X-49 from the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "The Tale of X-49" adopts a cute pug named Lulu (sweet thing) before retiring from his life of violence. All is well until Aku kidnaps Lulu to force X-9 to take OneLastJob and kill Jack. [[spoiler:He fails, his last words pleading to Jack to make sure Lulu is safe.]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Police dogs. Police departments recognized this trope and, instead of training them only to be vicious and apprehend resistive suspects as they did in the past, now train them to do that and roll over for a belly rub at community events and liaisons to help seem less intimidating to children.
** And to pretty much anyone else.
* Fire departments used to employ dalmatians to run alongside the firefighters' wagons, keeping the horses that drew the wagons from panicking as well as barking to let civilians know to make way. With the advent of fire trucks, dalmatians now serve primarily as the firefighters' mascots.
* One of the cover photos for Barack Obama's [[http://www.facebook.com/barackobama Facebook page]] was of him petting his dog at some point.
* [[http://www.cracked.com/article/133_7-dogs-that-accomplished-more-than-we-ever-will/?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=flashback This]] Cracked article explains it all.