PAW Patrol is a Canadian/American animated television preschool series that was created by Keith Chapman. The series first aired on August 12, 2013, on Nickelodeon in the United States and in Canada on TVOKids on September 2, 2013. Although it is considered a Nick Jr. show, the show is broadcast on Nickelodeon and TVOKids. The show is produced by Spin Master Entertainment in association with TVOKids and Nickelodeon. The show's animation was produced by Guru Studio. On November 14, 2013, Nickelodeon announced that PAW Patrol had been renewed for a second season, which began airing on August 13, 2014.
The theme song of the PAW Patrol series is a Rock song that is played at the beginning of each episode. The vocals were sung by Scott Simons, and the lyrics were written by Michael Smidi Smith & Scott Krippayne.
PAW Patrol is a CGI, action-adventure preschool series starring a pack of seven pups: Marshall, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, Skye, and Everest (the last of which was added to the series in Season 2) who are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. With a unique blend of stunts, pop culture references and lots of child-friendly humor, the PAW Patrol works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the city of Adventure Bay.
From Marshall the firedog to Chase the police pup to Skye the pilot, each pup brings unique personality and skill to the team, modeling the importance of teamwork and good citizenship. They all have special Pup Packs on their backs to help them handle anything – from rescuing kittens to saving a train from a rock slide. And no matter how big the adventure, the PAW Patrol always has time for a game, a laugh, and an ear scratch from Ryder.
Ryder (voiced by Owen Mason) - Ryder is the leader, rescuer, and teacher of the Pups. He is Marshall's owner, has heart, a can-do-spirit, and the skills the PAW Patrol needs to get the job done. He drives an ATV, which can transform into a jetski when he needs to travel on water. Vehicle Designation: 01
Chase (voiced by Tristan Samuel (season 1) and Max Calinescu (season 2)) - Using his police truck and megaphone, this German Shepherd is an athletic natural leader who likes to take charge and is the leader and captain of the PAW Patrol. His best friends are Rubble and Marshall. As the team's police pup, Chase uses sense of smell for tracking and/or investigating. Chase may be on the case, but he has to watch out for cats and feathers because he's allergic, causing sneezing fits, though despite this it does not hinder his tracking skills. Vehicle Designation: 02
Marshall (voiced by Gage Munroe (season 1) and Drew Davis (season 2)) - From the firehouse to his fire truck, Marshall is a Dalmatian who is all action, easily excited and the clumsy member of the group. His best friends are Chase and Rubble. Most birds are shown to quite fond of him, notable examples being Fuzzy, Chickaletta, and Farmer Yumi's chickens. There is running gag in the series involving Marshall clumsily crashing into the other Pups while entering the Lookout's elevator. In the second season, he is sometimes seen wearing a red baseball cap instead of a firehat. Vehicle Designation: 03
Rubble (voiced by Dave Cohen) - Rubble is a gruff but a lovable English Bulldog that knows all about skateboards and snowboards. He is also skilled at digging. His best friends are Chase and Marshall. He is a big fan of canine super hero Apollo the Super Pup and tries to emulate him. He loves to get dirty but also enjoys jumping into a warm bath afterward. There's no job Rubble's construction digger can't scoop up. Vehicle Designation: 06
Rocky (voiced by Stuart Ralston) - Rocky is a mix-breed pup that always has handy resources. He's an enthusiastic recycling dog with a thousand ideas and tools inside of his pup pack. However, he dislikes getting wet and taking baths though he manages to put his dislike of water aside in order to clean up in order to enter the Puptacular dog show for Katie. Vehicle Designation: 05
Skye (voiced by Kallan Holley) - Skye is a fearless and smart Cockapoo who loves to fly in her helicopter or with the wings in her pup pack. She does everything with a back-flip, grace, and a smile. She is the first female member of the Paw Patrol. She is a skilled pilot and also a talented dancer who teaches Chase a trick to help him learn how to play the Pup Pup Boogie dancing video game. Vehicle Designation: 04
Zuma (voiced by Alex Thorne) - Zuma is all about the water! This Chocolate Labrador loves to laugh and surf. He lives in his boathouse and dives into action in his hovercraft. As he is the team's water rescue and diving specialist, he's usually only involved with water rescues, diving, or certain missions involving water. It is implied in "Pups Save a Toof" that Zuma does not seem to be afraid of anything because he was exempt from revealing his fear while the other pups did. Vehicle Designation: 07
Everest (voiced by Berkley Silverman) - Everest is a Husky and the newest member of the PAW Patrol. She is an enthusiastic Husky and loves performing rescues. She is shown to be hyperactive but playful as well. She is very good friends with Jake, with whom she lives. Everest also loves to eat anything liver-flavored, such as liver flavored pup treats, and liver itself. She gets hungry often, and her stomach growling is often mistaken for something like a bear or thunder. Everest made her debut in the Season 2 episode, "The New Pup". Vehicle Designation: 08
Katie (voiced by Katherine Forrester) – Katie is a girl around Ryder's age who works as a veterinarian and is also a skilled pet groomer. She has a pet cat named Cali.
Cap'n Turbot (voiced by Ron Pardo) - A work boat captain living in Adventure Bay who also owns the lighthouse on Seal Island and acts as its official lightkeeper. He captains a work boat called The Flounder.
François Turbot - François is Cap'n Turbot's French cousin. He pronounces his and the Captain's surname as Turbo and claims that Horacio's pronunciation of it is wrong.
Farmer Yumi– (Voiced by Hiromi Okuyama) A farmer living in Adventure Bay. She owns Betina the Cow, Garbi the Goat, and several Chickens.
Grover Goodway - Adventure Bay's first Mayor and is great-great-great-great-grandfather of Mayor Goodway and her brother Gustavo.
Gustavo Goodway - Mayor Goodway's brother
Jake – (Voiced by Scott McCord) A streetwise Adventure Bay resident who owns Jake's Mountain and runs the ski slope. He is an expert snowboarder and often rescues other snowboarders on the mountain.
Julius Goodway - Mayor Goodway's nephew and Gustavo's son. He is often seen with his twin sister, Justina.
Justina Goodway - Mayor Goodway's niece and Gustavo's daughter. She is often seen with her twin brother, Julius.
Mayor Goodway – (Voiced by Deanne Degruijter) She is the mayor of Adventure Bay.
Mayor Humdinger - The pompous Mayor of Foggy Bottom and Mayor Goodway's rival. She wore green pumps in season 1 before switching to reds in season 2,
Mr. Porter – (Voiced by Blair Williams) Alex's grandfather who owns a restaurant in Adventure Bay. His restaurant as appears to double as a grocery store as he sells fruits and vegetables from a stand outside of his restaurant.
Precious’ Owner - An unnamed girl who is the owner of Precious, a little kitten.
Raymundo – (Voiced by Juan Chioran) The circus ringmaster and owner of the circus elephants Eunice and her daughter Ellie.
Alex Porter (voiced by Christian DiStefano ) Alex is a boy who lives in Adventure Bay with his grandfather and his mother, who occasionally get themselves into trouble. He is a big friend of Ryder and the Pups.
Adventure Bay Seagulls - The seagulls of Adventure Bay who appear in various episodes, who enjoy feeding on food scraps and cause trouble for various baby animals and people alike.
Adventure Bay Snow Monster - A local cryptid which according to urban legend lives on Jake's Mountain.
Apollo the Superpup – A fictional canine superhero who Rubble is a huge fan of. His motto is "Saving the day his own way".
Baby Narwhal - A pink Narwhal whale who Mayor Goodway, Chickaletta, and Alex try to get a picture of for the Adventure Bay Poster.
Baby Sea Turtles - A group of baby sea turtles the Katie, Alex, and PAW Patrol help get to the ocean safely from seagulls.
Baby Whale - A friendly and playful young whale who lives with its mother in Adventure Bay.
Beach Crab - A red crab that lives on Adventure Bay's beach who appears in various episodes. The Pups are somewhat wary of it as it will not hesitate in using its pincers to defend itself or its territory.
Bettina – Farmer Yumi's cow who appears in various episodes. She is revealed to be leporiphobic, having an irrational fear of rabbits and bunnies, as she becomes stricken with terror at the sight of a single little bunny that had wondered inside her pen.
Blue-footed Booby Bird - A rare wild Blue-Footed Booby that Cap'n Turbot and his cousin Francois try to take a picture of.
Bunnies - A group of cute little bunnies who live near Yumi's Farmer.
Cali – (Voiced by Julie Lemieux) Katie's pet cat who appears in various episodes.
Chickaleta – Mayor Goodway's pet chicken which she carries in her purse who appears in various episodes.
Chompy - A beaver that lives in a pond near Farmer Yumi. He and his friends went to find some wood after their lodge was destroyed by a storm.
Ellie the Elephant – Eunice's daughter and co-star in Ringmaster Raimundo's circus. Like her mother she loves peanuts. She also loves high places and part of her cirus act involves jumping from a high place.
Eunice the Elephant – A star elephant in Ringmaster Raimundo's circus. She loves peanuts.
Freshwater Turtles - A group of cute baby freshwater turtles that live in a pond near Yumi's Farm. One turtle named Star is easily identifiable due the shape of a star on her shell.
Fuzzy - A migrating baby gosling Marshall befriends.
Garbi - Farmer Yumi's goat who along with Betina and Chickaletta is mistaken for the mythical "Snow Monster" when all three get caught in a snow covered berry tree they were eating from.
Jumpy Jumper - Alex's pet jumping frog who competes in Adventure Bay's Frog Jumping contest against Marshall's frog Smiley.
Little Eggle - A baby eaglet.
Little Hootie - A baby owl who Chase befriends and names
Little Space Alien - A young Space Alien who crash lands his spaceship at Yumi's Farm referred to as "Alien".
Mama Hootie - A mother owl
Mandy the Monkey - A baby monkey who got sick and had to be treated at the animal hospital and was being transported to the jungle by the train, which had a stop in Adventure Bay.
Mama Space Alien - the Little Space Alien's mother who he contacts using the lookout equipment in "Pups Save the Space Alien".
Mother Eagle - a Mother eagle who lives near Adventure Bay. She is very protective of her nest and offspring.
Mother Whale - A Mother whale who lives with her baby in Adventure Bay.
Pirate Captain Blackfur - Adventure Bay's most notorious and mysterious historical pirate. According to Rubble, no one knows who Captain Blackfur was making him a mysterious historical figure.
Precious - A lost kitten. Like Cali, she has a habit of getting into trouble, though apparently even more so due to her young age.
Robo Dog - a robotic pup built by Ryder. When its control antenna is damaged, it goes haywire and flies out of control through Adventure Bay. He later became the pilot of the Paw Patroller, the truck-like HQ of the Paw Patrol.
Smiley the Frog - Marshall's pet jumping frog. He is somewhat mischievous and sometimes has trouble following commands, but is very smart as he is able to fly Skye's helicopter and drive Marshall's fire truck.
Wally – A friendly and playful walrus who lives in the bay near Seal Island. He is best friends with Cap'n Turbot and enjoys eating fish and clams which Cap'n Turboat occasionally feeds to him. Despite his size, Wally is quite graceful in and out of water and can jump and perform an aerobatic tricks.
Yumi's Chickens - A flock of chickens owned by Farmer Yumi.