First appearing more than seventy years ago in 1950, Snoopy was inspired by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s childhood pet, a beagle named Spike.
He’s a loyal (mostly) pet of the round-headed Charlie Brown, but he is much more than that. He wowed kids with his tales of being a World War I pilot, worked on his pulp novels at a typewriter, had a blast decorating his famous dog house with Christmas lights, and much more. He’s famous around the world – Tokyo even has a Snoopy Museum. Snoopy is the pet we wish we had.
Shishimaru from “Ninja Hattori”
With yellowish fur and brown jowls, Shishimaru is quite the recognizable dog. He's a bit overweight since he loves eating, but most of his loyalty goes to the brothers Kanzo and Shinzo – though, of the two, Shinzo is his favorite.
Most of the time this ninja dog goes on adventures with the brothers. He's often lazy and would rather stay at home, but his desire to be with his friends usually wins out. With an ability to change his shape slightly to fit a need, he's often a useful tool for the brothers. He can also, for some reason, turn into a fireball.
Abu from “Aladdin”
Maybe less of a pet and more of a best friend, Abu was always on Aladdin's shoulder throughout all three animated movies and the television show that Disney produced. Whether he was in his natural primate form or, as in the first film, had been changed into an elephant, he was on Aladdin's side through thick and thin.
With quick hands and a quicker mouth, Abu helped Aladdin steal the food they needed, though he wasn't anywhere near as altruistic as Aladdin when it came to handing food out to those even less fortunate. He was also pretty gobsmacked when Aladdin got hearts in his eyes for Jasmine.
Snuffles from “The Quick Draw McGraw Show”
Can an animal have a pet? It's the question of our time. The titular horse of “The Quick Draw McGraw Show” brought along his own animal friend in Snuffles, a dog who loved treats so much he would no-foolin' levitate off the ground whenever he got to enjoy one. This was something that happened on a pretty consistent basis, since getting Snuffles to do much of anything was difficult unless you had plied him with a treat.
His sons, who made a number of appearances, inherited their father's love of treats and tended to act the same way.
Garfield from “Garfield”
The epitome of stubborn laziness and snarky wit, Garfield is without a doubt the world's most famous cat. Creator Jim Davis took the world by storm, releasing all kinds of merchandise. You can find everything from books to stuffed animals to clothing to...basically anything.
For decades, the orange cat has loved lasagna and hated Mondays and was voiced by Lorenzo Music up until the man's death in 2001. Music once provided the voice of Peter Venkman in the animated “Ghostbusters,” and to return the favor, Venkman's original actor Bill Murray voiced Garfield in the 2004 and 2006 live-action movies. The cartoon strip is translated into more than forty languages.