Mutternal Instincts
Season 1, Episode 25
Air date January 21, 2012
Written by Janna King
Directed by Jos Humphrey
Featured Puppies Cookie, Cupcake
Adoptee Cupcake
Adopter Cookie's family
Episode Guide
"Kennel Kittens Return"
"Lucky Gets Adopted"

"Mutternal Instincts" is the twenty-fifth episode of season 1. It first aired January 21st, 2012 in the US.

Lucky and the gang are dumbfounded when they find out that Cookie has been trying to prevent a pup from getting adopted.


Cookie has been feeling ignored lately due to her family's busy schedule. When the D7, a meeting for the leaders of the international Pound Puppies organization, is approaches, a group of puppies arrives at the pound. Cookie grows close to the runt of the litter, whom she names Cupcake. She grows attached to Cookie as well, to the point of calling her "Cookie mommy". When the children of the local school come to adopt the puppies, Cookie prevents Cupcake's adoption which shocks the gang.


Starring the Voices of

Guest Starring the Voices of


Cookie: They don't call me "the Cookinator" for nothing.



  • In this episode is it revealed that Cookie was the runt of her litter.
  • This episode is featured on the Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club DVD.
  • The school bell sound effect used by "Third Street School" in this episode is the same sound effect used by the Third Street School in Disney's Recess, a previous show created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere.

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