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Homeward Hound is the seventh episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the twenty-first overall.


The gang changes their typical hot spots of investigations by heading to an annual dog show, where Shaggy runs into an old acquaintance and her dog. However, the gang then has an unpleasant run-in with a cat creature who seems bent on ruining the dog-show and stealing the puppies from Crissie.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous dog owners (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Miscellaneous dogs (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Security guard (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Security guard's dog (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Crow (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Count von Jones (only time mentioned)
  • P.A. announcer (only time heard)
  • Kitten (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Sylvie Her discontent about her job.


Culprit Motive/reason
Meadow as the Cat Creature She wanted her dog's competition out of the way.
Scar and Skull The two dognapped the puppies while the Cat Creature created a distraction.
M'Lady Moonbeam as the Scooby-Doo impostor Helped the dognappers by intimidating Crissie and then confused the gang by impersonating Scooby-Doo, since her Great Dane disguise was made to look exactly like him, out of obedience to Meadow, possibly to lure the gang off her trail.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Fred Tatasciore Cat Creature
Dee Bradley Baker Skull
M'Lady Moonbeam
Jeff Bennett Mr. B
Jennifer Hale Meadow
Dee Dee Rescher Sylvie


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy" Written by Douglas Colvin, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi, and Jeff Hyman The Ramones N/A


Cultural references

  • The episode title comes from Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, in which two dogs and a cat trek across country to get home. Scooby emulates this with his journey with the puppies away from the kidnappers.
  • A woman dog-napping puppies with the help of two hired thugs also echoes the Disney film 101 Dalmatians.
  • Mr. B is physically based on Joseph Barbera, the co-founder of Hanna-Barbera, as well as contributing to the idea for this episode. "Mr. B" is also a nickname for Mr. Barbera.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Daphne puts her laptop down on Shaggy's leg, yet it's pink like Daphne's pantyhose.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • If it really was Scooby-Dee at the dog show then it would seem odd that she wouldn't have been spotted by the gang.
  • Meadow had no idea that Scooby-Doo would be involved until the last minute. How in the world was she able to improvise a convincing disguise for M'Lady Moonbeam in the short time before the dog show began? (Possibly she realized a big, intimidating dog would be useful in separating the puppies from their mother, and had a generic Great Dane disguise all ready. Then all she would need to do would be to paint on spots to match his markings.)
  • The Scooby-Doo imposter screamed in pain when Fred stepped on his tail, but this technically shouldn't have happened as it was later revealed to be Meadow's dog M'Lady Moonbeam in disguise whose a small dog on stilts and has a short tail, unless it was part of the act. Its size also makes it impossible to move the head of the disguise.
  • By the time Scar and Skull leave Mukluk Gardens and get to their hideout (which didn't take very long), the latter is reading a newspaper that already reports on the dognapping.
  • At the end of the episode, Mr. B announces Scooby's full name and address as Scooby Doobus from Shagsmans Fields (possibly some kind of reference to Shaggy and/or his family, which contradicts what was given in the TV series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, where he was called Scoobert Doo and was born on Knittingham Puppy Farm. The DTV short film Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie, would contradict this episode, and give his full name as Scoobert von Dooenheimer. Both full names may explain the (hyphenated) nickname of "Scooby-Doo". Announcing him this way maybe in reference to how certain dogs were referred to (e.g. M'Lady Moonbeam of Monterey), although it's unknown why he couldn't have just said the correct name and place if this is the case. Scooby also didn't recognise his name either, but this was just playing on him not being used to it, just as nobody knew that "Norville" was Shaggy's real name in A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Metallic Clown (not even his friends).
  • Scooby winning best in show seems to be an honorable one, as the Secret Six join him on stage, as they were presumably the real winners (the competition must've finally got going after the Cat Creature was caught). The fact that they've won is clear, as Mr. B uses the money won from the dog show to buy a farm in Farmed & Dangerous. Them winning, however, contradicts what Mr. B said about them one day becoming grand champions, implying he had no intention of entering them yet, and he's only there to show off last year's winner, Crissie's puppies. Even though it's said Crissie is the defending champion, it's implied that having puppies has put her in retirement.
  • Part of what tips Shaggy off to M'Lady not being the real Scooby is her barking at a cat. But Scooby has been shown to dislike cats in the DTV film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic معرض الكلاب The Dog Show
French Le concours canin The Dog Show
Greek Διεθνής Έκθεση Σκύλων
Λαγωνικό για Σπίτι
International Dog Show
Hound for Home
Polish Niesforna sfora Unruly pack

Home media


Announcer: The International Dog Show is about to begin. Gentlemen, start your canines!

Shaggy: Like, we're not even waiting for the monsters to find us anymore, are we?

Shaggy: If there are two things I know, they are "Scooby-Doo".

External links

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