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The Puppy was originally introduced in four half-hour television specials which aired as part of the ABC Weekend Special series from 1978 to 1981: The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, The Puppy's Great Adventure, The Puppy's Amazing Rescue and The Puppy Saves the Circus. The Puppy and its three sequels were frequently rebroadcast on ABC Weekend Special and proved so popular with its annual replays that ABC commissioned a television series. In 1982, Petey could be seen weekly in The Puppy's New Adventures as part of the second half of The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour block with Billy Jacoby voicing Petey and Nancy McKeon as his female puppy girlfriend Dolly. The following year, Petey and his pals were given their own half-hour timeslot in a follow-up series re-titled The Puppy's Further Adventures. After the show's original run, a repackaging of The Puppy's New Adventures and The Puppy's Further Adventures were shown in reruns under the new title The Puppy's Great Adventures on ABC in 1984 and resurfaced on CBS in 1986.

Petey (voiced by Billy Jacoby): A Beagle mix puppy who is the young leader of the group and whose loyal and loving girlfriend is Dolly. Dolly (voiced by Nancy McKeon): A female Spaniel Cross puppy who is cheerful and outgoing and is also Petey's girlfriend. Duke (voiced by Michael Bell): A German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix who is the lancer of the group; he cares for Petey and his other friends. Dash (voiced by Michael Bell): A Greyhound who is sleek and speedy and the smartest member of the group, but can be cowardly at times; however, he can be brave if he wants to. Lucky (voiced by Peter Cullen): A St. Bernard who is the big guy of the group; he is strong, kind and wise, but not too bright.

In the first season, Petey and Dolly's family were moving overseas by ship; their friends Duke, Dash and Lucky stowed away on the same ship. All five dogs were stranded together when a lightning bolt knocked them overboard. Every episode consisted of the dogs looking for Tommy and his family, winding up in places as diverse as East Berlin, Australia, Hong Kong, Hawaii and usually helping out a local group of people or animals.

The second season opened with a two-part episode in which the dogs are finally reunited with Tommy's family. The rest of the season featured the dogs' adventures with the family while travelling all around the United States. The season opener introduced Glyder, a puppy with ears so large he could fly like Dumbo. Glyder re-appeared in two other episodes.

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