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The main character. A talking dog.

     Helen Lorraine
Voiced by: Madeleine Peters

Martha's ten-year-old owner.

Voiced by: Brian Drummond (vocal effects)

The Lorraines' other dog.

     Mariella Lorraine 

Helen's mother.

     Daniel "Danny" Lorraine 
Voiced by: Brian Drummond
Named after: Danny Phantom

Helen's dad.

  • Compressed Abstinence: Tries to give up snacking in "Martha's Dirty Habit", despite having no reason to (not sick, no eating disorders, not overweight etc). Justified because he was trying to cheer Martha (who was trying to abstain from digging) up.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Was jealous of Mariella and Martha as they were both bilingual, but he wasn't.
  • Happily Married: To Mariella.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Danny", and Martha calls him "Dad" even though he is clearly not Martha's dad.
Filipino/Tagalog Wikipedia:
     Jake Lorraine 

Helen's little brother.

     Lucille Lorraine 
Danny's mother and Helen's grandma.
     Bernie Lorraine 
Helen's grandfather and Danny's dad.

Carolina's father, Helen's uncle, and Mariella's brother.

Voiced by: Vanesa Tomasino

Helen's eleven-year-old cousin.

     T.D. Kennelly
Voiced by: Alex Ferris (Season 1-4), Valin Shinyei (Season 5-6)

Helen's friend.

     O.G. Kennelly 
Voiced by: Terry Klassen

T.D.'s dad.

     Janice Kennelly 
Voiced by: Nicole Oliver

T.D.'s mother and the vice-principal of the school.

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: Embarrasses T.D., which is odd because T.D. is supposed to not get embarrassed.
  • Neat Freak: Doesn't like it when O.G. and T.D. mess up the house with their inventions.
  • Only Sane Woman: Tries to make sure O.G. and T.D. don't get too "out of control".
T.D.'s uncle who lives on a farm.
T.D.'s little cousin.
     Alice Boxwood 
Voiced by: Christina Crivici (Season 1-3), Michelle Creber (Season 4), Ashlyn Drummond (Season 5-6)

Helen's friend.

     Ronald Boxwood 
Voiced by: Kathleen Barr

Alice's teenage brother.

     Mr. and Mrs. Boxwood 
Alice and Ronald's parents.
The Boxwood family cat.
  • The Bully: Bullies Martha and Skits a lot.
  • Cats Are Mean: Is a cat and mean. However, he's the only mean cat in the series.
  • Never My Fault: Always tries to pin the blame on Martha.
  • The Rival: To Martha and Skits.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pulls one in "Martha Takes the Cake" by making it look like Martha bit him in order to have her be put in the garage, then frames her further by leaving cake crumbs near her.
     Truman Oatley 
Voiced by: Cedric Payne

Helen's friend.

     Mrs. Oatley 
Truman's mother who runs a daycare centre.
     Mrs. Demson 
Voiced by: Kathleen Barr

Helen's neighbour.

     Pablum and Otis Weaselgraft 
Voiced by: Colin Murdock (Otis), Brian Drummond (Pablum)

Two con men.

Voiced by: Matt Hill

The animal shelter owner.

Kazou's dog.
     Granny Flo 
The owner of the soup factory.
     Mrs. Clusky 
Voiced by: Nicole Oliver

Helen, TD, and Alice's teacher.

Mrs. Clusky's teacup poodle.
     The Parkingtons 
An old couple and their dog John.
The junkyard owner.
     Corageous Collie Carlo 
The star of Martha and Skits's favourite TV show.
  • Alliterative Name: Three "C"s.
  • Broken Pedestal: Becomes this briefly in "Starstruck Martha" by the human fans when they find out his fear of flowers. They also hate him further when they don't fall for a fake bear scheme planned by Martha, Truman and Helen. Fortunately, he becomes a Rebuilt Pedestal after planning a scheme with a real bear named Bobo.
  • The Danza: His name is "Carlo", which is the same name is his character.
  • Lovable Coward: On TV he is brave, but he is actually this.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of flowers due to an incident.
A little cat.
A zoo elephant who can dance.
Only a bad dog if you say he is.
A big noisy dog.
Not all Dogs Are Dumb but this one is.
A ditzy neighbourhood dog.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Is large and friendly to other dogs, people and cats.
  • The Ditz: Known for being this.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Eats anything from diapers to pillows to rocks. This made him sick in "The Trouble With Teddy" and he needed an operation.
  • The Klutz: Bumps into things a lot.
  • Sick Episode: He gets sick in "The Trouble With Teddy".
     Milo Lee 
Voiced by: Alex Ferris (Season 4), Trevor Lim (Season 5-6)

The seven-year-old best friend of Truman.

  • Genki Girl: Gender Inverted, he's a Genki boy.
  • Lovable Coward: Is a bit of this.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: In his debut episode "Skits and Mr. Scruffles", he meets Skits, and, because Skits can't talk, decides to name him "Mr. Scruffles" as he doesn't know the name. His dad Terrence thinks that he made Skits/Mr. Scruffles up and when Skits tells Martha about Milo (in dog), she thinks he made Milo up because he was lonely.
  • Potty Emergency: Averted, but he fakes this several times in "Milo's Reading Buddy".
  • Short Guy With Glasses: He is shorter than the others, and wears glasses.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is afraid of reading in front of others.
     Butterscotch, Mandarin and Streak 
Three puppies belonging to Mrs Clusky's nieces. They are brothers.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Butterscotch is a type of candy and Mandarin is a fruit.
  • Odd Name Out: Streak is the only one not named after food.
  • The Unintelligible: While Martha can sometimes understand them, she cannot reliably. She reckons this is due to their young age.

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