Real pets, fictional pets, we love them all.   Most humans tend to love animals.  There’s a reason dogs are called man’s best friend.

You can talk to your pet and they won’t talk back.  They love you unconditionally and they show you.  They make the cutest little faces that melt your heart.

When we lose a pet, it’s like losing a member of the family, well it is losing a member of the family.  They become your children, siblings to your kids, they’re one of us.

When we came across this list of fictional pets, we had to share.  Ranker recently put a list together of some of the cutest fictional pets on the big screen and television over the last several decades, that you wish were your own.

There are far too many to share here, so you can see all of the adorably famous pups and pets here.  I went ahead and chose the top 15 based off of my discussion with my co worker Joe.

We were both surprisingly passionate about these on screen animals.  I got especially pulled in seeing Shadow from Homeward Bound:  The Incredible Journey.  My kids refuse to watch movies that aren’t in HD, so I forget about some of my own childhood favorites.

Clearly from my list, you’ll see I prefer dogs.  I did rank these in order of my personal favorites.  Tell us yours in the comments.

Here are 15 Fictional Pets You Wish Were Your Own


  • 15. Chance

    By the end of this list, you’ll see this movie is a favorite of mine.  Chance was so loveable and playful and always getting into trouble.

  • 14. Garfield

    Garfield’s attitude was my favorite.  Not a care in the world.  Just give him some lasagna.

  • 13. Lassie

    Sweet and innocent just like little Timmy.  One of my all time favorites growing up.

  • 12. Tigger

    Seriously?  What’s not to love about Tigger!  So much energy.  All. The. Time.  Maybe we should change the term to “Big Tigger Energy”

  • 11. Beethoven

    St. Bernard’s are enormous and I’m not sure how I would do with a dog this size in real life.  But, his cuddly face and antics are adorable.

  • 10. Clifford

    My mom dressed up as Clifford for a book fair when I was in 4th grade.  I always remember that and think that’s why he stands out.

  • 9. Abu

    Another family reference here.  My brother’s all time fave.  Abu is loyal and a true sidekick.

  • 8. Astro

    His love for Elroy and George is unmatched.  The way he said “I ruv roo, Reorge.”  Aww so cute!

  • 7. Dino

    The excitement Dino has greeting Fred is very similar to my dog after going 30 minutes without seeing me.

  • 6. Gizmo

    It’s like he’s so ugly he’s cute, if that makes sense.  But, it would be fun to have a little Gizmo running around.  Not so sure the dog would enjoy it.

  • 5. Pascal

    Pascal always keeps us laughing.  Good to have around.

  • 4. Toothless

    I mean what is better than a pet that flies and breathes fire?

  • 3. Comet

    Lovable old Comet.  One of my favorite shows growing up.  He was always there to listen, even though he couldn’t talk back.  More people should take a page out of Comet’s book.

  • 2. Gus

    Oh my gosh, Gus Gus!  His little face.  I love him more than Cinderella.

  • 1. Shadow

    Old and wise.  Man’s best friend.  I absolutely love Shadow.

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