Pup in the Pound is the seventeenthUS/fifthEU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


When Odie gets taken to the dog pound, Garfield has to get him out of there.


At the Arbuckle residence, Jon is watching a game show, before it is interrupted by the news, which announce the city's new law that all dogs must have a licence. Jon reveals he bought Odie a licence, and provides the latter with it. Odie protests by trying to remove the collar, but ultimately fails.

Afterward, Garfield tries to sleep before being interrupted by Odie who wants to play fetch. Garfield instead kicks Odie out the house, before the dog begins to chase a butterfly into the neighborhood. Back at the house, Garfield finds that Odie's licence had come loose, but decides to shrug it off.

As Odie chases the butterfly, he is noticed by the dogcatchers, Al and Pete. He tries to escape, but is soon taken to the pound. Meanwhile, Garfield reveals he can't fall asleep, and assumes it is due to Odie's licence, but again, decides to forget about it. Garfield instead decides to eat, but finds out that Jon refuses to serve it until Odie is at the table.

Garfield decides to find Odie but has no luck after searching in several places. Afterward, Herman Post reveals that Odie was taken to the pound. Garfield goes into the pound building, only to be thrown out, as cats aren't allowed. After falling into a trashcan, Garfield gets the idea to dress as a dog, in order to be caught, which soon happens. He is soon thrown into Odie's cage before revealing himself to the latter. He gives Odie back the licence, and tells the dog to get the attention of the dogcatchers, which the dog does. After realizing their mistake, they let Odie out, but accidentally leave Garfield inside.

After finding Garfield in the cage, Pete tells the latter that he can't be let out, as Al has the keys. Garfield in protest, starts to insult dogs until they all break out of their cages. Back at the Arbuckle residence, Al apologies to Jon, before Arbuckle questions where Garfield is, assuming that he is having a wonderful time. It is soon revealed that Garfield is being chased by the dogs around the neighborhood.


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  • A "Mama Meany's Pizza Palace" billboard is visible near the dog pound.

Cultural References

  • Garfield parodies Superman by running into the telephone booth with a disguise and spinning around.


  • In one scene, Garfield's bed is shown, but in the next, it disappears.
  • When the scene cuts to the backyard, Odie is thrown out the door, but when the scene cuts, a dirt trail is seen, even though he never slid through the grass.

The Garfield Show

Season 1: "Pasta Wars" "Mother Garfield" "Orange and Black" "Freaky Monday" "Bone Diggers" "The Robot" "Catnap" "Agent X" "A Game of Cat and Mouse" "Perfect Pizza" "King Nermal" "Desperately Seeking Pooky" "High Scale" "Jon's Night Out" "Not So Sweet Sound of Music" "Turkey Trouble" "Pup in the Pound" "Odie in Love" "Pet Matchers" "Lucky Charm" "Curse of the Were-Dog" "Meet the Parents" "Down on the Farm" "The Pet Show" "Curse of the Cat People" "Glenda and Odessa" "Underwater World" "Family Picture" "Time Twist" "Time Master" "Fish to Fry" "Little Yellow Riding Hood" "Fame Fatale" "Virtualodeon" "It's a Cat's World" "Mailman Blues" "Extreme Housebreaking" "Heir Apparent" "Caroling Capers" "From the Oven" "Neighbor Nathan" "History of Dog" "Up a Tree" "It's a Cheese World" "Nice to Nermal" "Out on a Limb" "Super Me" "Mastermind" "The Amazing Flying Dog" "The Last Word" "Iceman" "T3000"

Season 2: "Home for the Holidays" (Part 1, Part 2), "Ticket to Riches" "Gravity of the Situation" "The Art of Being Uncute" "Night of the Bunny Slippers" "Blasteroid" "The Big Sneeze" "The Spy Who Fed Me" "Meet Max Mouse" "The Haunted House" "Which Witch" "Cyber Mailman" "Odie for Sale" "Farm Fresh Feline" "Dog Days" "Planet of Poultry" "With Four You Get Pizza" "The Bluebird of Happiness" "Inside Eddie Gourmand" "Fido Food Feline" "Everything's Relative" "Honey, I Shrunk the Pets" "Garfield Astray" "History of Cats" "Black Cat Blues" "Cuter Than Cute" "Great Pizza Race" "Master Chef" "Guest from Beyond" "Depths of a Salesman" "Night of the Apparatuses" "Land of Hold" "Penny Henny" "A Gripping Tale" "Wicked Wishes" "Jumbo Shrimpy" "Pirate Gold" "Me, Garfield and I" "Detective Odie" "Stealing Home" "Full of Beans" "Love and Lasagna" "True Colors" "Mind Over Mouse" "The Big Sleep" "Pampered Pussycat" "Parrot Blues" "Rain or Shine" "The Mole Express" "Unfair Weather" (Part 1, Part 2)

Season 3: "Furry Tales" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "Kind to Kittens" "Little Angel" "Prehistoric Pup" "Land of Later" "Laugh in a Can" "The Non-Garfield Show" "The Caped Avenger Rides Again!" "The Superhero Apprentice" "Teddy Dearest" "Bath Day" "What a Difference a Pet Makes" "Garfield Gets Canned" "Partners in Mime" "Boris the Snowman" "Long Lost Lyman" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), "The Golden Lasagna Awards" "Pawparazzi" "It's About Time" "Online Arbuckle" "Muscle Mouse" "The Write Stuff" "Cupid Cat" "The Control Freak" "Every Witch Way" "Revenge of the Cat People" "The Garfield-Only Show" "Filthy Fugitives" "Smartest Dog in the World" "Farmer Garfield" "More Than Meets the Eye" "Fast Friends" "Where's Odie" "Doggone Jon" "The Mysterious Machine" "Fitness Crazed" "Little Trouble in Big China" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "My Friend, Nermal" "Take a Ferret to Lunch" "Bride and Broom" "Problems, Problems, Problems" "Two Times the Trouble" "The Great Trade-Off"

Season 4: "Lion Queen" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Bewitched" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "The Mean Machine" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Glitter Gulch" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Against All Tides" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Lasagna Tree" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Into the Wild" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Double Vision" "My Cousin Petunia" "Barking Mad" "Garfception" "For Mice" "The Six-Can Solution" "Silence of the Sheep" "Bulldog of Doom" "Mother Owl" "Home Sweet Home" "Whatever Happened to Aunt Ivy?" "Delicious Donut Day" "Little Miss Mouse" "Stink, Stank, Skunk!" "Jon 2" "My Dog, the Cat" "World Without Me" "Fraidy Cat" "Very Very Long Night"

Season 5: "Rodent Rebellion" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

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