With dollar signs instead of normal spots, Dollar is a “Dollarmatian,” and he’s happy to accompany his owner and best friend Richie everywhere he goes, be it a rescue mission, foiling a crime, or a trip to the store.
Dollar is obsessed with food. Whenever it’s up to him to pull off a stunt that helps the adventures or lets him show off, the dog imagines himself doing it in style – and then, in real life, failing. Aside from Richie, Dollar is the only character that appears in all of the Riches and Zillion Dollar Adventures segments. In many of the segments, he’s a central character.
CatDog from “CatDog”
With a cat head at one end and a dog head at the other, CatDog makes most adults take a step back and think about the many, many questions that arise. Those questions are never addressed, of course, since it's a kid's show.
The show revolves around the conjoined pets, and their day-to-day life as the strangest creature kids cartoons have ever seen – and that's saying something. With plenty of sarcasm and dark humor, we wonder if the show was a little ahead of its time when it appeared on Nickelodeon. The program ran from 1998 to 2005, though the final season began in 2000 and only had eight episodes.
Lady and Tramp from “Lady and the Tramp”
Lady is a purebred Cocker Spaniel and Tramp is a mutt, but the two still manage to fall in love. Their self-titled animated feature came out in 1955, telling the romantic story of these two dogs amid a harsh reality.
Lady is demure, naive, and well-kept, while Tramp is laid-back, smart, and ragged. Despite the couple's ups and downs over the length of the film, love wins, and Tramp is brought into the human family to join his love. The scene of them eating pasta together is famous in pop culture – it has been parodied, imitated, and spoofed dozens of times.
Bolt from “Bolt”
A white-haired German Shepherd from a movie of the same name, we watched as Bolt grew up and grew into his identity as a superhero. After having played a superpowered pet on TV for a while, Bolt seems to think he actually does have powers. He believes his beloved owner, a girl named Penny, has been kidnapped and sets out to rescue her.
Voiced by John Travolta, Bolt doesn't have any superpowers, other than a loud bark, but he still manages to save Penny from danger at the end of the film. Bolt ended up being so well-liked he made a cameo in the 2012 film “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Dino from “The Flintstones”
Dino was part of the Flintstones right from the very start since he appeared in the 1960 debut as part of the opening credits. He's a friendly purple Snorkasaurus who loves to knock Fred Flintstone down and give him a good licking – all the traits of a lovable household dog.
He's most reminiscent of a yapping Jack Russell terrier and got his voice from the man of a thousand voices, Mel Blanc. In a world where dinosaurs do everything from garbage disposal to playing rudimentary records, having a home where you're a cherished pet seems pretty good for Dino.