13 Pop Culture Pups That Steal Our Dog-Loving Hearts

13 Pop Culture Pups That Steal Our Dog-Loving Hearts Every Time They're On-Screen

In honor of International Dog Day, here are 13 pups we love to see on the big screen.


Today is International Dog Day and that means that it's time to appreciate all of the fictional pups we love. And there are a lot of them. After all, who doesn't love it when a dog pops up on their television screen?

1. Ghost from "Game of Thrones"


Ghost might have been the runt of the litter, but everyone knows the runt always ends up being the cutest.

2. Chance and Shadow from "Homeward Bound"


How can anyone not love those faces?

Also, Chance and Shadow are two of the most loyal pups you'll find. Do you know how far they traveled to get back to their humans? (If the answer is no, you have a movie to watch.)

3. Toto from "The Wizard of Oz"


It's OK, Dorothy. We'd wander into a tornado looking for Toto, too.

4. Champion from "Parks and Recreation"


Was there ever a more perfect dog for April and Andy than Champion? Plus, their choice to adoption pushes viewers to adopt dogs who need it — even if they are handicapped in some way.

5. Marley from "Marley and Me"


You just can't have a list of pop culture pups without including Marley from "Marley and Me." And even though Marley was a menace, we adored him.

6. Comet from "Full House"


Admit it. You were almost as happy as the Tanner kids themselves when they decided to keep Comet. And he really did make "Full House" 10 times as fun to watch.

7. Copper from "The Fox and the Hound"


Copper might be a hound dog, but his loyalty to his friend Todd is the real reason that we love him. Don't pretend you didn't cry at the end of this movie.

8. Every single dalmation from "101 Dalmations"


Why choose one pup you love, when you can have 101? At least, that was Roger and Anita's mentality, and we're sticking with it.

9. Slinky Dog from "Toy Story"


True to typical dog fashion, Slinky Dog was Woody's most loyal friend. He was also the voice of reason throughout the "Toy Story" franchise, and most of us found ourselves rooting for him — even when the rest of the characters

10. Balto from "Balto"


If "Balto" wasn't one of your favorite movies growing up, were you actually a dog lover?

11. Scooby from "Scooby Doo"


If Scooby didn't have you doubled over with laughter, you clearly weren't watching the right "Scooby Doo."

12. Courage from "Courage the Cowardly Dog"


Courage is terrified of everything, but we love him anyway (and we loved getting to witness his rare moments of bravery).

13. Charlie from "All Dogs Go To Heaven"


Because as Whippet Angel put it, "Unlike people, dogs are naturally good and loyal and kind." And when it comes to Charlie, we couldn't agree more.

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I'm Begging You, If You're Going To Watch One TV Show, Please Watch 'One Tree Hill'

"What's more important? What we become or how we become it?" I'm not totally sure, but I attribute both to One Tree Hill.


Many people are shaped by something that happened to them. Perhaps they were shaped by their family, or the situation they grew up in. I can attest to many different situations and aspects of my life shaping me into the person I am today, however, I never thought I would say a TV show helped change my life and became part of what made me who I am today.

One Tree Hill, created by Mark Schwan, was a long-running series about two brothers who start out as rivals when the pauper-type brother joins the school's basketball team. Eventually, the brothers hash it out to become friends and this show follows them, and all of their friends, through their town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, while they endure heartbreak, loss, success, real-life problems, and ups & downs of all sorts.

A lot of people in the past have questioned my love for the show, saying my constant viewing and the fact that I have seen the lengthy nine-season show probably more than eleven times through is obsessive, however, I say it is therapeutic. Don't let the length of the series scare you, it is worth every minute.

At the end of season nine, which only has 13 episodes, you'll probably be sobbing that it's over and begging for more. The fact that the creative genius behind the scenes and the cast really created something special that made people want to watch for nine seasons is incredible. 2003-2012 was a magical time where One Tree Hill aired on TV and it was a time many of us wish we could get back.

I'm sure so many people would love to know why us "One Tree Hill" fans are just so connected to the show and the reason being is that the characters are the most relatable characters. They experience real-life events (with TV magic twists of course). One particular episode actually sticks out to me to this day.

Season four episode 13, "Pictures of You." This episode has the students come into class a few weeks shy of graduation when the teacher gives them an assignment: they can go anywhere they want throughout the school and take a picture of their partner (the teacher gave them digital cameras to use) that shows their true self. They had to pick their partners out of a classmate's hat and they all took incredible pictures of each other after a day of self reflection. Some of the pictures were definitely a little risqué for the modern high school, however, it gave us this iconic Brooke Davis moment that reminded us that "what's under the clothes" matters and that we shouldn't label people based on anything:

From this to school shooting awareness, conversations about losing a family member, strained/abusive familial relationships, narcotics and alcohol abuse, and having to grow up faster than a kid should, "One Tree Hill" hits all the marks on a relatable teen show. I fell in love with the show for this. I feel as if everyone should divulge into the greatness "One Tree Hill" has to offer because it is just so important to see the messages the series portrays. The show also has humor, action, romance, and so much more you just cannot ever get enough of. So, I highly recommend "One Tree Hill" as your next binge, rewatch, or just as your go-to, feel-good show.

"One Tree Hill" is no longer running on the CW Network and was taken off of Netflix (petition to put OTH back on Netflix anyone?), but thank goodness Hulu answered our prayers and added the spectacular series to their streaming service. I have to give my best friend, Meaghan, a shoutout for giving me her Hulu password the day "One Tree Hill" was added to Hulu.

So, if you've ever wanted to start "One Tree Hill," this is your sign. Get on Hulu, give it a go, and thank me later when you fall in love with Luke, Nathan, Brooke, Hayley, and Peyton.

And as always, Go Ravens!

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8 Thoughts Your Pets Have When You Come Home From College

Wouldn't we love to know what really goes through our pets minds when we finally return to them?


1. What are you doing here?


2. Why do you think it's okay to just come and going as you please?


3. My human is back!


4. Now that you are back, let's take a nap! Too much excitement for one day.


5. I'm so excited I don't know how to control my emotions


6. I guess since you are here...where are my tummy rubs?


7. Uninterested


8. Well well well, look who finally decided to come back home.


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