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* Iggy the Boston Terrier from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Played straight for the first few seconds of his introduction as he jumps on Polnareff and chews his hair, then subverted when he's shown to be just as strong as the rest of the human members of the group.

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* Iggy the Boston Terrier from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders''. Played straight for the first few seconds of his introduction as he jumps on Polnareff and chews his hair, then subverted when he's shown to be just as strong as the rest of the human members of the group.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittleAngelsTheBrightestChristmas'': The angel team includes a [[TalkingAnimal talking angel dog.]]
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* ''{{Literature/Deviant}}'': Draconian, a dragon-like hybrid, serves as this for superhero team Terminus, acting like a giant puppy. That said, he still breathes fire and eats people, so he's just as scary as the rest of them.

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* In the ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' season ''Mighty Little Defenders'', Wolffy gets transformed into a cute dog and he becomes the pet of the goats.
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** An amplified version of this is the pets kept by world leaders and celebrities; they're still personal or family pets, but often become publicized themselves. U.S. White House pets, for example, have included both common pets and exotic animals (an alligator and a FowlMouthedParrot among them) but in the modern era have usually been cute dogs and cats that truly function as Team Pets.

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* ''WebVideo/LaGolda'' has Choomi, a dog La Golda met after getting off the bus to Ms. Ricca's orphanage.

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* ''ComicBook/MisfitCity'' has Pippin the dog, who goes wherever the girls do.


* Akamaru from {{Naruto}} serves as the team pet for his team. The demonic Statue of the Outer Path serves this for Akatsuki with the Deva Path of Pain due to Nagato treating the Deva Path as a friend, while the statue is vessel of the ten-tails serves to absorb the tailed beasts to revive the Ten-Tails.

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Akamaru from {{Naruto}} serves as the team pet for his team. Team 8.
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The demonic Statue of the Outer Path serves this for Akatsuki with the Deva Path of Pain due to Nagato treating the Deva Path as a friend, while the statue is vessel of the ten-tails serves to absorb the tailed beasts to revive the Ten-Tails.

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* ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019'', the heroes find Goose, Carol's late mentor's cat, who tags along for the remainder of the adventure. Humorously, [[TheDreaded she's the team member that their alien enemies fear the most]]. [[spoiler:Though this is [[TheDogIsAnAlien entirely]] [[KillerRabbit justified]], even if the human characters don't realize it at first.]]


* Rufus the naked mole rat in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.

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** Ships cats deserve special mention. Their is a practical use for them, they help keep the ship vermin free. But the moral boost they often provide is considered almost as useful.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'': Sunspot, being the only animal in the main cast, fills in this role, and also serves a mascot of sorts for the group.


* The ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' video game ''VideoGame/ScoobyDooWhosWatchingWho'' has Mystery, Inc. compete with a rival team of paranormal sleuths on a reality show called ''Ghost Scene Investigation''. The Ghost Scene Investigation team had a counterpart for Scooby-Doo in a robot cat named Catscan.



* Franchise/ScoobyDoo is an example with the slight twist that he's also the protagonist.

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* Franchise/ScoobyDoo is an example the team pet of mystery-solving teenage sleuths Mystery, Inc. with the slight twist that he's also the protagonist.


* WesternAnimation/HannaBarbera ''loves'' this trope to pieces. For instance:

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* WesternAnimation/HannaBarbera Creator/HannaBarbera ''loves'' this trope to pieces. For instance:

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* In ''Anime/BakuganBattlePlanet'', the gang has a French Bulldog tagalong named Lightning.

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