Puppy Dog Pals





Kristin Smith

TV Series Review

There’s no problem that can’t be solved in a dog’s world. (At least if that dog’s world is at Disney.) All that’s needed is a little teamwork, a few wacky inventions and a whole lot of excitement with a group of fun-loving pups and their feline friend.

One Pups, Two Pups, Three Pups, Four!

Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals is a TV-Y series that’s been running since 2017. When the show started, it consisted of Hissy the cat, Bob, her creative, invention-creating owner and Pugs Bingo and Rolly.

Now, in the show’s fifth season, we’ve seen yet more changes. Bob is now married to wife Ana with a baby on the way. And they’ve added Ana’s handicapped basset hound, Lollie, to the crew. 

Each 25-minute episode is divided into two parts and features the pups encountering problems they’re determined to solve. The show isn’t necessarily educational in the traditional sense, but little viewers can still learn a lesson or two. 

This crew may travel around the world, or just around the block, but wherever their adventures take them, creativity, kindness and teamwork are sure to follow in this sweet, preschool aged show.

Episode Reviews

Jan. 6, 2023 – S5, Ep1: “Big Little Surprise/Bob and Ana’s Nursery Mural”

The pups join together to figure out Ana’s big surprise for Bob; Bingo and Rollie work together to finish a nursery mural. 

Rollie says that Bob’s new clothes will keep his “booty warm.” The pups are upset when they ruin a mural and think that their owners won’t love them anymore. But they soon find out they’re still loved, and that everyone makes mistakes.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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