I Never Barked for My Father
Season 1, Episode 21
Lucky and Slick
Lucky staring down Slick.
Air date December 10, 2011
Written by Joe Ansolabehere
Directed by Jos Humphrey
Featured Puppies Lucky, Chip, Ginger
Adoptee Chip
Adopter Mr. Netter
Episode Guide
"The Call of the Squirreldog"
"McLeish Unleashed"

"I Never Barked for My Father" is the twenty-first episode of season 1. It first aired December 10th, 2011 in the US.

When Niblet brings some new dogs to the shelter to hide from the dog catcher, Lucky is forced to deal with his past.


Starring the Voices of

Guest Starring the Voices of


Strudel: Time to go Lucky.
Lucky: Okay. Say goodbye Ginger.
Ginger: (Smiling) Goodbye Ginger.

Lucky: Can I ask you something, Slick?
Slick: Sure, Lucky.
Lucky: Do you ever think about me?
Slick: Everyday, kiddo. Everyday.


  • In 2012, this episode was honored with the HUMANITAS Prize for excellence in writing for children's television animation.[1]
  • According to Lucky, Slick left his family "5 years, 6 months and 3 weeks" before the events of this episode.
  • In this episode it is revealed that Lucky's original family was the Herrimans.
  • This episode is included on the Pound Puppies: Holiday Hijinks DVD.



  • The title of this episode is a reference to the play and film I Never Sang for My Father.


  1. Bibel, Sara- The Hub TV Network Original Series 'Pound Puppies' from Hasbro Studios, Honored with Humanitas Prize: August 8, 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
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