First Appearance:

The Pound Puppies

Latest Appearance:

Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw


Pound Puppies


Dog bones, puppies, receiving stomach rubs from Holly


Katrina Stoneheart, Captain Slaughter

Voice Actor(s)

Dan Gilvezan (TV Special and TV Series)
Brennan Howard (Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw)
Ashley Hall (Singing Voice)


Holly (Owner)
Nose Marie (Girlfriend(Season 1)/Adopted Sister(Season 2))
Howler (Adopted Brother)
Bright Eyes (Adopted Sister)
Whopper (Adopted Brother)
Beamer (Adopted Brother)
Reflex (Adopted Brother)
Violet Vanderfeller (Girlfriend(TV Special))
Katrina Stoneheart (Enemy)
Captain Slaughter (Enemy)
Celia (Mother)
Howard (Owner)
Penelope (Ex-girlfriend)
Casey (Younger sister)
Bartrand, Bjorn, Byron, and Betty (Descendants)
Cooler Wolf(Ancestor)
Tony Rigs(Best Friend)
Calvin(Older brother)
Martin, Lanford, and Beauregard(Sons)
Jewel, Daisy, and Carrie(Daughters)
Norman and Mariah(Father and Mother-in-Laws)
Linus, Washington, and Togo(Nephews)
Serena and Tanya(Nieces)
Clayton and Connie(Grandparents)


Pound Puppies, Let's Starting Pounding!

Presumed Age

19 dog years old(Fan-made Time Skip)
16 dog years old(2.3 human years old)


Coolidge(By Igor)
Baby brother(By Calvin)
Uncooler(By Igor when annoyed)
Big brother(By Casey) Daddy(by Bartrand)

Cooler is the leader of the Pound Puppies. He is in command of finding families for puppies in need. He is the deuteragonist of Pound Puppies: The 1985 TV Special and the main protagonist of Pound Puppies and Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw.


Cooler is a beagle / bloodhound / pointer mix with white fur. In The Captain and the Cats, he reveals that he is also part Pointer. He always wears his trademark blue jacket with a red shirt collar and red cuffs, which was given to him as a present from his former owner Millicent Trueblood. He also wears an orange dog collar. In Season 2, he remained the same apart from the fact that he grown a small tuft of fur on his head. In Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, he wears a silver leather jacket with two pockets and mint-colored cuffs on his sleeves, pockets, and jacket and a red collar with a gray tag. His eyelids are yellow. His tuft has grown longer to respresent hair. During the "At the Pound" segment, he wears a pair of red sunglasses. In the 1985 TV Special, Cooler has cadet gray fur and gray ears, although he wore his original tradmark blue jacket. He appears to be half of Holly's height.


Cooler is smart, laid-back, friendly, witty, and usually optimistic even when things get serious. Cooler also has a good sense of humor. His jokes are backed up by his goofy Eddie Murphy-Styled laugh. He is considered to be a surrogate big brother to the other young puppies. He has a special bond with Holly since How to Found a Pound. In Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, he is somewhat serious than he was in the TV series and no longer sports his tradmark laugh. Cooler is the romantic interest of Nose Marie. In the TV Special, he had a crush on Violet Vanderfeller. Up until the moment where he saves Violet's life, Cooler calls Violet "Sam". Cooler even risks his life to save his friends from immenent danger. His most treasured belonging is his blanket, in which he calls "Woogie". While Cooler can be fun to hang out with, he can also be a little strict, as he was seen in Nose Marie Day scolding Howler, Whopper, and Bright Eyes for making a mess. Despite his comedic nature, Cooler is pure-hearted and sympathetic towards his friends.


The Destruction of Wagga Wagga<See Episode 10: Wagga Wagga>

Long before he was adopted by Millicent Trueblood, Cooler used to be the owner of his own cafe in the town of Wagga Wagga. His girlfriend, Penelope, was the singer and his friend, Howler was the bandleader. When Wagga Wagga was destroyed by Captain Slaughter, Cooler and Penelope were chased by Captain Slaughter. After escaping Captain Slaughter, Cooler and Penelope are seperated and Penelope is never seen again.

Origin of Holly's Puppy Pound <Episode 2: How to Found a Pound>

Before the Pound Puppies got started, Cooler was a stray dog who has no family of his own. He was rescued by Millicent Trueblood, an old woman who loves dogs. After Millicent Trueblood died, her puppy pound was given to Holly. Holly also adopted Cooler. He has since then become the leader of the Pound Puppies.


Since Cooler is part Bloodhound, he can track down the smell of a particular person or animal with his keen sense of smell. Since he has a pure heart, Cooler can communicate with humans and other animals with Puppy Power. In the TV Special, Cooler is also a good basketball player. He can also play the guitar and has a good singing tenor voice. It is also shown that in Cooler, Come Back, Cooler is good at knitting, as he is seen knitting himself a sculpture of an Afghan hound made out of wool. He can also come up with ideas to help his friends out of a jam. He can also play various instruments at once. He is also a good dancer. In Episode 9: Secret Agent Pup and Episode 20: The Rescue Pups/Goodnight, Sweet Pups, Cooler can be seen driving.


Cooler is inspired by Fonzie, a character played by Henry Winkler in the 1970's TV Series, "Happy Days".

Cooler is rarely seen without his jacket on during the first season of the TV Series. In "How To Found a Pound", Cooler is seen for the first time without his jacket on at the beginning of his story. At the end of "The Star Pup", Cooler is seen again without his jacket on. This time, Cooler has a heart-shaped birthmark on his back. It is revealed that Cooler is the Star Puppy. However, this is never mentioned again for the remainder of the TV Series.

Cooler's laugh is inspired by Eddie Murphy's laugh.

Cooler's full name is Cooler Howard Smith, despite the fact his last name is never revealed.

In the TV Special, Cooler has a record of 762 escapes, in which Cooler calls "A nasty habit I'm trying to quit". In addition, when Cooler was having dinner with Violet, he mentioned that he used to have a home, but says "It's a long story." It's unclear if Cooler too was dognapped like Violet or who Cooler's original owners were.

Dan Gilvezan, who provided the voice of Cooler in the TV Special and the TV Series, was known for the voice of Bumblebee and various other characters in the 1984 Transformer TV Series as well as the 1986 Transformers film.

Cooler was presumably born in Wagga Wagga, according to his story in the episode of the same name.


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