’90s Dawg Stars: Where Are They Now?

’90s Dawg Stars: Where Are They Now?

Ah, the ’90s. It was the decade of Nintendo, Nickelodeon, and a whole lotta time wasted messing with dial-up connections. It was also the era that gave us some of the most iconic pups in doggy history. Movies, books, cartoons — dogs appeared everywhere.

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With the reappearance of overalls and crop tops, the ’90s nostalgia that’s gripped pretty much everyone lately has made us wonder: what would the most-loved dogs of the ’90s be doing now?

(Disclaimer: This is all speculation. Most of these doges aren’t real, anyway.)

Spike from Rugrats…

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…Got tired of being dragged into toddler adventures, so he ran away to a retirement community where he mostly sleeps and cuddles with residents.

Chance and Shadow from Homeward Bound…

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…Developed a GPS app for pets, so no dogs would ever have to travel cross country to find their hoomans again. It got bought by Google, where Sassy actually works as a receptionist.

Air Bud…

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…Burned out after his athletic career tanked when he became involved in a catnip scandal. He now teaches high school gym.

101 Dalmatians…

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…Were FINALLY rescued from their animal hoarding situation. They were re-homed, mostly to families with cats and no dogs.

Milo and Otis…

…Were so respected for their communication skills, they became Ambassadors for the United Nations.

All Dogs Go to Heaven…

…Got kicked out. Again. Thanks Charlie. Way to hump an angel’s leg.

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…Dropped off the grid before Y2K hit. No one has seen him since.

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The Taco Bell Dog…

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…Became an immigration advocate after being deported, even though he was born in the U.S. He now spearheads initiatives where Chihuahuas are flown legally over borders.

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…Joined Renfair, but never reads. He doesn’t actually know how.

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…Profiles serial killers and acts as freelance consultant for Law and Order SVU.

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Astro from The Jetsons…

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…Time traveled back to tell us the iPhone 6 is a waste of space.

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Ren and Stimpy…

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…Work for the NSA.

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…Are employed by a lobby that represents the interests of genetic researchers to Congress.

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Odie from Garfield…

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…Opened an Italian restaurant. There are no cats allowed on the premises.

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…Got involved in way too many paternity suits, so he got himself neutered.


…Went blonde in ’02 just to mix up his look and ended up modeling.

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Pete the Pup from The Little Rascals

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…Is a commentator for NASCAR. He maintains Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a great big pussy-cat.

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h/t to Nicole Gabriel for her pawsome collaboration skills!