Fifteen Family-Friendly Pet Shows to Stream at Home
Story by Angela Wright
Settling in for a night of tv shows can be a daunting task when looking for a kid-friendly enough show. Luckily, we have put together another collection of animal-centric family movies perfect for all pet-lovers. All of these entertainment options can be found on Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ with a basic subscription and no need for renting. Check out the list below to see what we’ve picked.
For those who grew up watching those “meddling kids” in the Mystery Incorporated gang, this series can be a fun way of incorporating your childhood favorites into your own children’s memories. There is plenty of content to choose from, so you will never have to say “ruh roh” if you run out of shows.
This is another variation of the lazy, lovable and sassy Garfield we remember from the comics and shows. A proper marathon watch of this show should involve tapping into your inner sarcasm reserves while enjoying a steaming hot plate of lasagna.
Watch “The Garfield Show” trailer.
If you want to laugh, Puss in Boots has got you covered, and especially in this variation of his story. With six seasons of content, you will certainly kill some time while Puss defends his friends from a series of cartoon villains.
Watch “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” trailer.
For fans of the original “Spirit: the Stallion of Cimarron” movie, this is a spin-off show loosely tied to the original. The stallion, Spirit, encounters a young girl and they go on many adventures together. It’s a perfect franchise if you love horses and there are multiple series branching off, so you can take your pick.
Watch the “Spirit: Riding Free” trailer.
Chip, a little pug, faces some life changes that require leaning on her friends. Luckily, she has Potato, her best friend. A classic story of friendship and adventure, be sure to give this sweet show a try.
Watch the “Chip and Potato” trailer.
This Netflix original is a heartwarming representation of the growing pains of transitioning from a tween into teen-hood, while explaining some deeper topics like anxiety disorder and mental health. It is a good movie to start a conversation about empathy and shows how a dog can mean so much to us when we are in need.
Watch “The Healing Powers of Dude” trailer.
Clifford has been such a big part of many childhoods. His giant wagging tail can sure cause some damage, but his sweet demeanor can heal a soul. Watch any of the stories about Clifford offered on Prime Video, if you want an extra large dose of cuteness.
Watch the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” trailer.
The show is based upon the book series about the little high-maintenance mouse we all know and love. He may keep asking for more and more, but you will always give it to him because of his sheer cuteness. There are many versions of this story offered, so again, take your pick of all the shows offered.
Watch the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” trailer.
The learning opportunities are endless for children who watch this show. It teaches pre-school level math in a creative way that is fun for younger ones. Especially while school has turned online, this show can help supplement the online efforts.
Watch the “Peg + Cat” trailer.
A book, a puppy and a rock band. That is “Bookaboo.” This is a great series to watch with small children, as it has an added educational value in the story time portion. Plus, with a cute puppy, who would say no to that?
Watch the “Bookaboo” trailer.
Spots. So many Spots. If you are a fan of the 101 Dalmatians movies, you’ll want to check out this TV addition to the movies. The bouncing brood of puppies will be sure to cause lots of trouble and entertain you while doing it.
Watch the “101 Dalmatian Street” trailer.
Two sweet brother pugs have lots of fun together. How adorable can it get? This show is wonderful for very young children and toddlers, as it is a great introduction to dog behavior in an age-appropriate manner.
Watch the “Puppy Dog Pals” trailer.
Stitch is definitely the most unique pet on this list, but we believe he is every bit deserving of this spot. Stitch is still the fun, extraterrestrial goofball in this spin-off show and there are plenty of moments reminiscent of the love of a pet dog. Check it out, if you’re searching for a pet relationship that’s a little more “out there.”
Watch the “Lilo & Stitch: The Series” trailer.
“Pick of the Litter” is our only documentary of the list and is perfectly suited for the whole family to watch. It shows the process of training service dogs for people with visual impairments. Both you and your children will be interested and it may even start conversations about topics like service animals, empathy and volunteering for a worthy cause. If you are planning to start volunteering with your children at the Lawrence Humane Society or anywhere animal-related, this could help your children see the impacts of volunteering in an entertaining way.
Watch the “Pick of the Litter” trailer.
We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of pet series on your next night in. Watch on!