Here Are Your Favorite Disney Dogs as Puppies!

Wednesday March 23, 2022 is National Puppy Day! Established in 2006, National Puppy Day is a day meant to celebrate our adorable fluffy best friends, and raise awareness about the evils of puppy mills, helping prospective pet owners consider adoption.

In honor of man’s best friend, here are some of our favorite dogs from Disney movies, and what they might have looked like in real life as puppies. Including look-alikes that are available for adoption at shelters all over the country today!


Disney’s Cinderella (1950)

Breed: Bloodhound

Cinderella Bruno Puppy

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Bruno is the lead character’s beloved dog in Disney’s Cinderella. Bloodhounds are a sweet and unique breed, as well as an active breed with working-dog level energy. Also known as “Sleuth Hounds”, the breed has a long history as game trackers and hunters, and they have found work tracking people as far back as the 1200s. They are used as tracking dogs to this day.

Since Bloodhounds are a pack breed, they do best in the company of people and other animals. Bruno is a loyal member of Cinderella’s pack, along with the mice who consider Cinderella their friend. You can add a Bloodhound to your family pack as well:

Hi, I’m Cognac! From Per Central Help. I am a 2-month-old female Bloodhound mix puppy, and I weigh under 10 pounds right now. I expect to be a medium-sized dog when I grow up though. I am a sweet and smart puppy who loves to cuddle with my siblings and with the people in my home. I can’t wait to find my forever family! 



Disney’s Peter Pan (1953)

Breed: Newfoundland Dog

Nana Peter Pan Puppy

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Nana is the beloved family dog and nursery maiden of the Darling family in Disney’s Peter Pan. The average Newfoundland dog or “Newfie” is intelligent, loving, and mild-mannered. These traits make the Newfoundland ideal for family life, as well as providing comforting therapy, AKA a “nursery dog”. These are fluffy gentle giants who are fond of children and love the water. You can add your own Nana to the family:

Meet Caveman, a male 8 week old Newfie mix from the Sevier County Humane Society. Caveman is a friendly, affectionate, playful, funny, and curious little guy. Available to a good home in or out of state. 



Disney’s Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Breed: American Cocker Spaniel

Lady Lady and the Tramp Puppy

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Lady is the beloved dog of “Jim Dear” and “Darling” in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, voiced by actress Barbara Luddy. Sweet, sensitive, playful, intelligent, and compact, Cocker Spaniels like Lady are extremely popular breeds. They have a friendly temperament and get along well with strangers, children, and other pets. They are easily trained and require only a moderate amount of exercise. You can adopt a little lady, or gentleman, of your very own:

This is Bert, he is a 12 week old male pure-bred Cocker Spaniel puppy. He was brought to Judy’s Forgotten Jewels shelter after his owners discovered they were not equipped to care for a puppy. Ready for a loving home. 



Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Breed: Dalmatian

Lucky 101 Dalmatians Puppy

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Lucky is the last born of Pongo and Perdita’s original litter of 15 puppies in Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians, voiced by child actor Mimi Gibson. Though he is the runt of the litter, Lucky has a lot of heart. Dalmatians are a devoted breed with a distinct appearance. They have abundant energy and love to run around with their owners.

People with active lifestyles and lots of time to exercise are a good fit for this famous breed. You can make one dalmatian puppy a lucky little guy by bringing him home:

Beau is a sweet, energetic puppy who is not a fan of our cold winter temperatures, even with a jacket! He does love to play inside and when the nice weather comes, hopefully he will love outdoors as well. From Keshet Kennels and Rescue



Disney’s Oliver and Company (1988)

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Dodger Oliver and Company Puppy

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Dodger is the leader of the pack in Disney’s Oliver and Company, voiced by the legendary Billy Joel. The Jack Russell Terrier is a small dog that comes from the hunting grounds of England. These feisty and energetic dogs have a strong hunting drive and passion for a good chase.

Jack Russell Terriers have boundless energy wound up in their small frames, which was perfect for fox hunting and other outdoor pursuits back in old England. They are intelligent and proud with vocal personalities. You can own an Artful Dodger with a “Why Should I Worry?” attitude for your home:

This is March, a female Jack Russell Terrier puppy with up-t0-date vaccinations from Home 2 Home Canine Orphanage who is looking for a family of her own.



Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989)

Breed: Old English Sheepdog

Max The Little Mermaid Puppy

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Max is the best friend and constant companion of Prince Eric in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Known for their trademark big shaggy coat, Old English Sheepdogs are large, agile dogs that enjoy spending time with their people. These large dogs need plenty of room to run and explore.

As a highly intelligent breed, the Old English Sheepdog rarely misses a trick or a hidden little mermaid. “Sheepies” have a gentle and patient nature with children, and this devotion extends to their protective watchdog instincts. You can bring home a little seaside Sheepie today:

This is Sparks, an adorable male Australian Shepherd and Old English Sheepdog Mix puppy from East Coast Canine Rescue Inc.



Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

Sultan Beauty and the Beast Puppy

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Sultan is the adorable dog-turned-footstool of The Prince in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He may belong to the Prince, but in real life he would be treated like a king of the castle. Yorkshire terriers are a proud, loyal breed in a small package. These feisty little dogs are full of energy, and they are affectionate companions.

They also make excellent companions for less active owners, as they enjoy lots of lap time and attention and are content to sit at their feet. You can bring home a little Sultan to sit by the fireside with you as well:

Bradley is one of six 7 week old Dorky Puppies from Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc. He has been bottle fed and spoiled. He loves to be held and he weighs about 2 pounds. He is working on potty training and and loves to play with his brothers. He is eating soft food well. He will be up to date on vaccines and wormed. 



Disney’s Pocahontas (1995)

Breed: Pug

Percy Pocahontas Puppy

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Percy is the spoiled pet of Governor Ratcliffe in Disney’s Pocahontas. Thanks to their compact size, pugs have traveled the world as prized companions. The Pug’s distinctive looks, loyalty, and charming demeanor make it a favorite with dog lovers everywhere. It’s a sturdy, adaptable breed that thrives on close companionship. You can spoil a little Percy of your own:

Norman is a male Pug/Chihuahua mix puppy, from Rescue Me Clifford. He will be a small breed dog. He was born in January and is ready to go to his forever home. He would do better in a home with a family that is willing to work with him on his house manners. After all, he is just a puppy.



Disney Pixar’s Toy Story (1995)

Breed: Dachshund

Buster Toy Story Puppy

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Buster is the puppy that Andy got for Christmas in Disney’s Toy Story. Dachshunds are the smallest of the hound group, and display the typical characteristics plus some. Displaying two times the courage of dogs twice their size, Dachshunds are independent, plucky, curious, and boisterous companion dogs with roots in the field, flushing underground game.

They are hardy and athletic by nature with a manageable size, charming personality, and high spirits. You can have a loveable family dog too, like this guy:

Meet Mason a dachshund pitbull mix from Vanderburgh Humane Society. Mason exudes confidence with other dogs. He’s always up for a run around the yard. Mason loves to snuggle after a long day. He is very nervous in new situations and with new people, but once he’s comfortable, he turns into a goofy boy. Mason definitely needs someone who is willing and able to give him the attention he needs to build is confidence in his forever home. If you’re looking for a pup who will form a strong bond with you, you’ve found him.


Little Brother

Disney’s Mulan (1998)

Breed: Mutt

Little Brother Mulan Puppy

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Little Brother is the lovable little mutt of the Fa family in Disney’s Mulan. The popularity of certain specific breeds is what leads to puppy mills. State and local legislation is changing to make it harder for people to breed dogs in the overcrowded inhumane conditions that define puppy mills. But until puppy mills are things of the distant past, make a conscious decision to throw your support towards the mutts of the world. You can have a loveable mutt like:

Meet Sleet! Sleet is available to adopt and ready to meet her forever family from Lucky Chance Rescue! She is such a love bug. She loves to snuggle in your lap and greet you when you walk in the room. She is very loving and very playful. Sleet would love to have an active family to go for walks, adventures and to run and play in the yard. 



Disney Pixar’s Up (2009)

Breed: Golden Retriever

Doug Up Puppy

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Doug is the expert tracker of paradise falls and adopted dog of Mr. Fredrickson, voiced (with the help of collar translator technology) by Bob Peterson. The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds for its good looks and wonderful temperament.

Devoted, friendly, intelligent, and playful, they are considered to be a perfect family pet. Goldens are mellow around children, strangers, and other animals but high-energy and hearty enough to excel in outdoor sporting activities and professional jobs. You can bring home a little Golden like:

Meet Brutus, a 4 1/2 months neutered male pyranese golden mix from the Humane Society of Scott County Indiana. Still looks a little shy but once he is in his comfort zone, he really perks up and is an absolute lover to be around!



Disney’s Frankenweenie (2012)

Breed: Bull Terrier

Sparky Frankenweenie Puppy

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Sparky is the beloved companion of Victor Frankenstein in the 2012 animated film Frankenweenie. Bull Terriers are lively and fun-loving dogs with abundant energy that love to be around their family. Bull Terriers can be independent and stubborn, and they don’t do well in cramped quarters. But with a lot of exercise, they stay healthy and happy. You can have a lively bull terrier like:

Hi, my name is Mirabel. I’m here at the shelter of the Humane Society of Lincoln County hanging with my sister and brother. I’m super cute, and have an adorable face with the best blue eyes. I would love a home where I can run and play and just be a silly puppy and have room to grow up. 



Disney Pixar’s Coco (2017)

Breed: Xoloitzcuintli

Dante Coco Dog

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Dante is the street dog turned spirit guide of Miguel in Disney Pixar’s Coco. He is one of the Xoloitzcuintli dogs, AKA “the Mighty Xolo Dog” or “Mexican Hairless”. The 3,000 year old ancient Aztec dog breed of the gods is now a loving companion and vigilant alert watchdog. You can take home your own little spirit guide like:

Tomas just came from Juarez Mexico and is a happy friendly boy. He took all of the activity of the transport to Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary and excitement in stride. He is about 12-14 months old and around 12-13 lbs. He gets along well with other dogs and is friendly with strangers. He does well in a crate, seems mostly housebroken and walks pretty well on a leash. He seems like he really wants to please and just wants love. 


These were some of our favorite Disney dogs and their fluffy puppy real-life counterparts. How could you not want a dog after seeing all of those precious faces? If you are willing to open up your home to a new friend, be sure to visit your local animal shelter or search the national database on, to find a dog in need of a fur-ever home.

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