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Ryder is just a normal kid and we're watching his imagination.
  • The pups are all his stuffed animals and the Lookout is his treehouse. Sometimes his friend Alex plays with him. When his mother buys him a new stuffed dog, the Paw Patrol gets a new member. This would explain why Adventure Bay seems to have no police force, fire department or any other government service and everyone, including the mayor, just relies on the Paw Patrol to take care of all that. It could also explain why none of the children seem to have any parents and why all adults are useless.
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Paw Patrol will star in a Tomica Hero Rescue Force legacyquel.
All the animals in this show are sentient. It's just that only the dogs can speak.
  • Come on. They all act far too intelligently.
    • What if the pups were originally human kids?

Buzz droids will attack the pups' vehicles.
  • To scrape the droids off the sides, the pups brush their vehicles against walls. As for the ones on the cockpits, the pups just push the droids off. Marshall and Everest also fight off the droids with water and snow respectively.
    • ...Really?

The pups can speak because they're genetically-enhanced.
The pups were experiments to create super-dogs who could supplement emergency services and public works departments. Unfortunately, the US government shut it down over fears that animals would quickly supplant humans because animals have no idea what money is, and thus wouldn't demand monetary salaries, just food. Mayor Goodway, though, saw potential in them, and gave them to Ryder. That story about how Rubble joined the PAW Patrol? All made up to hide his true origins. Because if the PAW Patrol ever learned where they actually came from, a coup attempt against the US government would follow.

As for Everest, Tracker, and Sweetie? Everest and Tracker were also part of the experiment, but weren't discovered by Goodway. Sweetie, meanwhile, was enhanced by the technology when it was bought by the isolationist city-state of Barkingburg, with Sweetie's bitchiness being caused by the CIA to spite Barkingburg for their attempt to secede from the union.

How Mayor Humdinger stays in office.
Several theories:
  • The people of Foggy Bottom are just as horrible as he is and elected him on the platform of destroying Adventure Bay.
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  • Alternatively, they just accept that he's a loon and listen to the vice-mayor.
  • Or, Humdinger uses the Kitten Catastrophe Crew as his personal Gestapo to stomp out any criticism leveled against his quasi-dictatorship, and he plays the Wounded Gazelle Gambit when the FBI investigates him and gets his critics arrested by having the KCC plant evidence of various crimes (such as child pornography, plotting to assassinate the president, or even supporting ISIS and planning an attack on a major population center).
  • Most importantly, he's not actually the mayor of Foggy Bottom. In high school, he dated and was dumped by Mayor Goodway, so he's faking being a mayor to get back at her. The real mayor of Foggy Bottom has sent the police after him (ACTUAL human police, not a police pup like Chase), whom he tangles with offscreen.
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  • The way his nephew addresses him in the movie, as "Uncle Mayor" rather than by any recognizable first name, hints at a different possibility: his full name is really "Mayor Humdinger". Rather than being the actual mayor of Foggy Bottom, he's really just a spoiled brat Manchild who, once he was old enough to know what the name "Mayor" meant, he simply assumed that he really was the mayor of Foggy Bottom and has everyone in Adventure Bay convinced of the same. His purple suit and fancy top hat hint at a wealthy origin, so his parents probably never bothered to correct his pig-headed behavior. And probably bailed him out of so much trouble that he's used to it and doesn't regard any sort of authority; spending most of his time in Adventure Bay just aids in his adult antics since Adventure Bay doesn't have a police force. Not to mention the only place we've ever seen him hang out is a cave with a computer on the shore rather than any sort of residence which should come with being the actual mayor of a town.

There will be a crossover with Thunderbirds Are Go.
In the hour-long event, Adventure Bay has just built its first skyscraper. Mayor Humdinger, jealous, decides to have the Kitten Catastrophe Crew vandalize it so the tenants will come to Foggy Bottom. But the kittens screw up, and the building is set on fire. With the fire spreading out of control, Ryder declares that the job is too big, and the pups are too small.

Fortunately, he was saying this on the phone, and as a result, is heard aboard Thunderbird 5. Over the next hour, the PAW Patrol teams up with International Rescue to save the people in the skyscraper. In the end, everyone is saved, but the building collapses in a magnificent pyro display that would make Gerry Anderson proud. Furthermore, Mayor Humdinger doesn't get off scot-free, and is removed from office and arrested, while the Kitten Catastrophe Crew is separated and put up for adoption. The episode ends with the original 1965 Thunderbirds end credits.

Paw Patrol: The Movie may be a Spiritual Adaptation of Metal Gear.
And we will finally get to hear a canon "Chase? Chase? CHAAAASE!"

The PAW Patrol are funded by the princess of Barkingburg.
That's how they can afford all the vehicles, uniforms and gadgets seen throughout the series.

Ryder takes online classes.
That's why we never see him in school.

Ryder is Fred and Daphnie’s kid and financially backed by Batman.
This would explain the talking dogs as related to Scooby, the parental neglect as they are out solving mysteries, Mayor Humdinger as people like him are all over the Scooby universe, and they have connections with Batman/Bruce Wayne allowing Ryder the resources he needs to act as a one town emergency service squad.

Ace and Danny are related
Red hair? Brown eyes? Youthful Freckles? Pale skin? Limited appearances? note  Loves doing potentially dangerous stunts? There has to be a connection.

Everyone is dead.
Adventure Bay, Foggy Bottom, Barkingburg, the desert, the jungle; these are all just different sections of Purgatory. Adventure Bay is one of the better sections (reserved for those who were less sinful in life), while Foggy Bottom is one of the lousier sections (reserved for those who were more sinful). The close proximity of the two sections serves to emphasize just how much better/worse the two sections respectively are. Everyone we see is a dead soul working off the sins they committed in life.

Some of the characters (those whose sins were especially grievous) are saddled with punishments specifically tailored to reflect the sins committed in life. Many (NOT ALL) also carry the personalities they had in life, so that they commit the same actions in death, but now with different results. The goal being to force them to recognize the wrongness of their behavior, and ultimately get them to repent for their actions.

  • Mayor Humdinger - In life: a corrupt politician and schemer. He would use all manner of dirty tricks and cheap tactics to get what he wanted, and take down anyone trying to stop him. In death: stuck as mayor of a sucky part of Purgatory, and all his schemes fail (with at least half backfiring).

  • Sweetie - In life: prideful, a manipulator. An excellent actress who specialized in taking advantage of other people’s trust. In death: all her schemes to grab power end up failing, and leave her (at least temporarily) disgraced.

  • Sid Swashbuckle - In life: avaricious. He ruined the lives of countless others by stealing anything and everything he could. In death: his obsessive need to steal anything and everything has nearly cost him his ship and his life, and he now tends to end up losing whatever he was trying to steal, and whatever else he already stole.

  • Members of the PAW Patrol - In life: committed the crime of suicide. In death: they must protect and save the lives of others, wherever they go. Each must stay as a protector until they truly understand just how precious life truly is. This is why there is no police/firefighter/EMT services, why the Pups must deal with disasters wherever they go, and why, despite leaving Adventure Bay on a semi-regular basis, the city remains fine (Purgatory is simply waiting for the Pups to get back).

The series is set in a Pokemon-like world
Have you noticed that the Pup Pad heavily resembles the Pokedex from Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire? We should make this clearer...
  • The pups are breeded from Meowth: Take it seriously. Meowth is a cat-like Pokemon that can speak perfectly in the human language and can understand what anything's saying. He evolves into Persian, who acts like a normal cat and thus cannot speak. In Paw Patrol, the dogs work in a similar manner to Meowth, and every other pet can't speak as in Persian.
  • There are other, but feel free to add them here...

Ryder is a drug kingpin
No seriously, hear me out! Marijuana is legal in Canada. Where do you suppose Ryder gets the funding needed to support the PAW Patrol and its ever-expanding collection of vehicles? His family owns a nationwide network of dispensaries. He provides product to the citizens of Adventure Bay at a steep discount, keeping all the adults happy and out of his way.
  • It's as good a guess as any...

Sid's backstory
Sidney Valbaeck was a poor kid living in Canada (I headcanon that the show takes place in Canada). He was teased constantly because he couldn't afford the luxuries that other kids got to have. One day, he finally snapped. He dropped out of high school and ran away from home. He joined VILE to learn how to become a professional thief. He was the top student in his class and ended up graduating. He now works as A Pirate 400 Years Too Late called Sid Swashbuckle, whose only goal in life is to steal things that he never got to have, sometimes even from those who had wronged him in the past. But deep down, he still has a heart of gold. One day he would like to meet the Princess of Barkingburg (my Fanon name for her is Charlotte).
  • Alternatively, he was born into a family of sailors led by legendary buccaneer Molly Valbaeck, and his real name is Lucas. After the crew mysteriously disappeared, he turned to piracy as a coping mechanism that soon became an addiction.

Danny's stunting persona is a facade
Two possibilities:
  • He wants Ryder's attention. In his debut episodenote , it's outright stated that Ryder was his inspiration behind stunting. He could be just fishing for attention or wants Ryder to notice him for a different reason.
  • He runs a popular YouTube channel. Come on; someone has to be watching that near-constant camera feed.

pups and the were puppy was not a dream
The were puppy episode was not rocky's dream, it just felt like a dream to him. After he smelt the flowers and went to sleep he turned back to normal, the group took him back to his sleeping bag and pretended that nothing happened.

This gave rocky the illusion that he was dreaming because sometimes when we dream It feels like it's real, if it wasn't real then why was the bear scared of rocky at the end? Because rocky scared it as the were puppy!

captain sid and arrby left adventure bay
Wonder why we haven't seen Sid and arrby for a while?

I think the reason why they haven't been seen in the show since they stole the sea patroler is because they found their ship then left adventure bay so they can go steal from another town, its most likely that their nomads and don't stay at one place for too long like most pirates in stories.

They've probably stolen stuff from other town's long before they met the paw patrol,the stuff they had in their ship in their first episode were stuff they stole from other town's and have gone off to steal from another town,stay there for a few week's, leave and the cycle continues.

sid swashbuckl and arrby will return
And will come back in a season final or the upcoming movie.
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