Pound Puppies (1986 TV series)

Pound Puppies (known as All New Pound Puppies in its second season)[1] is a 1986 American animated series made by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the toy line by Tonka. It is the sequel to the 1985 television special. The show was broadcast on ABC between September 1986 and December 1987. In this series, no mention was made of Violet's whereabouts. The show found itself under a lot of competition from competitors, such as Disney's Fluppy Dogs, which was also adapted into a special, but unlike Pound Puppies, was not made into a regular series.[2][3] It was the first cartoon adaptation of the property, the second being the 2010 series.

Pound Puppies
The 1988 Pound Puppies relaunch series card.
Also known asAll New Pound Puppies
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"We're Pound Puppies"
Ending theme"We're Pound Puppies" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (36 segments)
Executive producer(s)
  • Kay Wright
  • Berny Wolf and Lynn Hoag (associate producers, Season 1 only)
  • Gil Iverson
  • Robert Ciaglia (Season 2 only)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
Original networkABC
Audio formatMono
Original releaseSeptember 13, 1986 –
December 19, 1987
Preceded byPound Puppies Special


Season 1 (1986)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Written by Original air date Prod.
11"Bright Eyes, Come Home"Tom RueggerSeptember 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)333–221
After Bright Eyes was unable to be adopted at Adoption Day, a mysterious man by the name of Sam Quintin arrives at Holly's puppy pound and views her as a star. but unknown to the gang, Quintin is a con artist!
22"How to Found a Pound"Earl Kress and Tom RueggerSeptember 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)333–223
The Pound Puppies tell their story of how Holly became the owner of a puppy pound and how they came face-to-face with the villainous Katrina Stoneheart for the very first time.
33"From Wags to Riches"George Atkins and Charles M. Howell, IVSeptember 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)333–234
The Pound Puppies and Holly meet Buster, a puppy who is "a walking natural disaster". They are later invited to the Bellveshires' mansion in hopes of saving the pound from Katrina Stoneheart's latest dastardly plot.
44"Snowbound Pound"Denis Higgins, John Bradford, Tom Ruegger, and Charles M. Howell, IVOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)333–235
The Pound Puppies rescue a pregnant dog from a severe snowstorm. However, when the power gets knocked out, it's up to Cooler, Howler, and Whopper to find a nearby veterinarian while the girls tend to the soon-to-be mother.
55"The Fairy Dogmother"Jim RyanOctober 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)333–237
After wishing upon a star, The Pound Puppies meet an oddball fairy dog mother named Zazu, in hopes of helping Holly win the heart of a young boy named Mervin.
66"Whopper Cries Uncle"Gordon BressackOctober 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)333–236
When Whopper's uncle JR comes for a visit, the Pound Puppies and Holly, Desperate to get Money to acquire Dog Food, disguise themselves as a wealthy family in order to impress him. However, Uncle JR has a secret of his own.
77"In Pups We Trust"Story by : June Patterson and Wendy West
Teleplay by : Tom Ruegger and Charles M. Howell, IV
October 25, 1986 (1986-10-25)333–238
Accusations fly when the Pound Puppies' beloved items were stolen. Although none of the pups knew who the real culprit is, the Pound Puppies still grew suspicious of each other.
88"The Captain and the Cats"Mark EdensNovember 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)333–240
While in pursuit of rescuing Whopper from the evil Captain Slaughter, the Pound Puppies and Holly meet a trio of strange cats who wanted Captain Slaughter to capture them. But why?
99"Secret Agent Pup"Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger, and Charles M. Howell, IVNovember 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)333–239
After Bright Eyes is kidnapped by Clawfinger's two foreign spies, the other Pound Puppies, along with a friendly puppy from Mongrelia named Pupnick, go on an adventure to save Bright Eyes, James Bond style.
1010"Wagga-Wagga"Tom Ruegger and Gordon BressackNovember 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)333–241
Cooler meets his long-lost girlfriend Penelope, but is still angry whenever her name is mentioned. It all had something to do with Captain Slaughter and the once-existed town of Wagga Wagga.
1111"The Star Pup"Tom Ruegger and Earl KressNovember 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)333–242
Three Marx Brothers-esque dogs come to the pound and find the Star Pup, a special puppy with a heart-shaped marking. When it seems to be revealed as Nose Marie, she has to go and help other puppies. Meanwhile, Captain Slaughter looks for the Star Pup.
1212"Happy Howlidays"Charles M. Howell, IV and Earl KressNovember 29, 1986 (1986-11-29)333–243
Holly and the puppies lose the pound after Katrina hid overdue bills. With no home for the puppies, it’s up to the help of Zazu to make Katrina reconsider re-opening the pound.
1313"Ghost Hounders"Gordon BressackDecember 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)333–244
When the Terrible Terrier haunts Holly's Puppy Pound, the Pound Puppies turn to Biff Barker, a famous dog actor from a well-known TV series, "Ghost Hounders", for help.

Season 2 (1987)Edit

In this season, with the exception of the final 3 episodes, episodes are now split into 2 11-minute segments.

No. in
No. in
Title Written by Original air date Prod.
141"Whopper Gets the Point / The Bird Dog"Whopper Gets the Point: Earl Kress and Tom Ruegger
The Bird Dog: Wayne Kaatz and Tom Ruegger
September 26, 1987 (1987-09-26)334–221

Whopper Gets the Point: Whopper learns that not all shots are painful.

The Bird Dog: Bright Eyes saves an injured baby bird from Catgut.
152"Tail of the Pup / King Whopper"Tail of the Pup: Earl Kress
King Whopper: George Atkins
October 3, 1987 (1987-10-03)334–223

Tail of the Pup: The Pound Puppies meet a puppy whose tail can't wag.

King Whopper: Whopper becomes in charge while Cooler and Nose Marie are gone.
163"Tuffy Gets Fluffy / Casey, Come Home"Tuffy Gets Fluffy: Troy Schmidt and John K. Ludin
Casey, Come Home: Earl Kress
October 10, 1987 (1987-10-10)334–234

Tuffy Gets Fluffy: The Pound Puppies are in for a surprise after a dirty dog becomes clean.

Casey, Come Home: The Pound Puppies embark on a dangerous adventure to return a lost puppy to his owners.
174"Where Do Puppies Come From? / Pups on
the Loose"
Where Do Puppies Come From?: George Atkins
Pups on the Loose: Mary Jo Ludin
October 17, 1987 (1987-10-17)334–235

Where Do Puppies Come From?: The Pound Puppies meet Parents-to-Be Lucy and Rusty, so, Whopper and Bright Eyes want to know where Puppies come from.

Pups on the Loose: The Pound Puppies try to figure out a way to stop Lucy and Rusty's pups from fighting.
185"The Invisible Friend / Kid in the Doghouse"The Invisible Friend: Wayne Kaatz
Kid in the Doghouse: Haskell Barkin, Earl Krees, and Tom Ruegger
October 24, 1987 (1987-10-24)334–237
Which is more trouble for the Pound Puppies: a puppy with an imaginary friend or a lazy kid staying with them at the Pound Puppy headquarters? Only the Pound Puppies and Holly will find out.
196"Little Big Dog / The Bright Eyes Mob"Little Big Dog: Earl Kress and Cliff Roberts
The Bright Eyes Mob: George Atkins and Tom Ruegger
October 31, 1987 (1987-10-31)334–236

Little Big Dog: Nose Marie rescues a Small-as-a-Mouse puppy from Catgut and has grown attached to him, and Yes. He becomes a Giant.

The Bright Eyes Mob: Bright Eyes meets a group of tough dogs and does their dirty work, making the public mistake her as a wanted criminal.
207"Good Night, Sweet Pups / The Rescue
Good Night, Sweet Pups: Paul Dini and John K. Ludin
The Rescue Pups: Mary Jo Ludin
November 7, 1987 (1987-11-07)334–238

Good Night, Sweet Pups: Whopper must conquer his fear of the dark after numerous nightmares.

The Rescue Pups: A girl runs away from home after mom refuses to let her adopt a puppy.

Absent: Holly
218"Nose Marie Day / Snow Puppies"Nose Marie Day: Haskell Barkin, John K. Ludin, and Tom Ruegger
Snow Puppies: George Atkins and Earl Kress
November 14, 1987 (1987-11-14)334–240

Nose Marie Day: The Pound Puppies invent a holiday dedicated to Nose Marie.

Snow Puppies: The Pound Puppies journey to the arctic and a high-speed chase through the snow ensues thanks to Katrina Stoneheart.
229"Where's the Fire? / The Wonderful World
of Whopper"
Where's the Fire?: Paul Dini
The Wonderful World of Whopper: George Atkins and Earl Kress
November 21, 1987 (1987-11-21)334–239

Where's the Fire?: The Pound Puppies meets Sparky, a retriever who wants to be a fire-dog, but Whopper tries to change Sparky's Personality.

'The Wonderful World of Whopper: Whopper helps a puppy snap out of her persistent boredom.
2310"Bright Lights, Bright Eyes / Dog and
Bright Lights, Bright Eyes: Haskell Barkin, John K. Ludin, and Tom Ruegger
Dog and Caterpillar: Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger, and John K. Ludin
November 28, 1987 (1987-11-28)334–241

Bright Lights, Bright Eyes: The Pound Puppies enters Bright Eyes at a Pet Talent Show.

Dog and Caterpillar: Whopper befriends a young caterpillar.
2411"Garbage Night: The Musical"Wayne Kaatz, Tom Ruegger, and John K. LudinDecember 5, 1987 (1987-12-05)334–242
In the only musical episode ever produced, The Pound Puppies must reform a group of dogs who eat nothing but junk-food every day.
2512"Peter Pup"Wayne Kaatz, John K. Ludin, Tom Ruegger, and Kristina MazzottiDecember 12, 1987 (1987-12-12)334–243
After Whopper and Bright Eyes accidentally break a TV, Holly reads them a story about a puppy who lies (Whopper), an evil queen (Katrina), a magical land, and Peter Pup (Cooler) himself, in which the pups participate in an adventure of their own.
2613"Cooler, Come Back"Mary Jo Ludin, Tom Ruegger, and John K. LudinDecember 19, 1987 (1987-12-19)334–244
Cooler is kidnapped by Katrina, taken to a dog pound somewhere in the USA, and meets a stubborn dog who refuses to be adopted while his friends try desperately to find him.


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Home media releaseEdit

Various episodes of the show had been released on VHS between 1988 and 1990 by Family Home Entertainment.


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  2. ^ "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  3. ^ "Abc's Pound Puppies Offers Entertaining, Nonviolent Fun". The Rock Hill Herald. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  4. ^ "WebVoyage Titles". Cocatalog.loc.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  5. ^ "WebVoyage Titles". Cocatalog.loc.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-14.

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