Pound Puppies is an American/Canadian animated series that premiered on Hub Network (as a Hub Original Series) on October 10, 2010, in the United States. Pound Puppies also aired on YTV in Canada and on Boomerang in the UK, Ireland and Australia. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios. It is the second series, after the 1986 series, to adapt Pound Puppies into a cartoon format. It is a kid-friendly cartoon, and is designed to appeal to children and their families. It has also featured very well-known voice actors, such as Betty White.
Pound Puppies was originally a property of Tonka, but after Hasbro's acquisition of the company, it is now managed by the latter.
For the first 7 episodes, 9 Story Entertainment did the animation production, but DHX Media/Vancouver took over production starting with episode 8. It bears some resemblance in plot style and music to the '60s TV series Hogan's Heroes and to films like Stalag 17 and The Great Escape.
On July 9, 2012, it was announced that Pound Puppies was one of four original series from The Hub that won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for high quality production and storytelling.
In August 2012, it was announced that the season 1 episode "I Never Barked for My Father" was honored with the HUMANITAS Prize for excellence in writing for children's television animation.