Fido's Return
Bino makes a hate-speech just as Fido returns.
Comic: Mmm, Foot Flavored Speech (click for full size)
Number of Comics 15
Dates Published August 25th - September 26th 2008
Featured Character(s)
Bino, Grape, Fido

Fido's Return is the 6th arc in Housepets!.

This arc introduced Bino and Joey's older brother Fido and his secret relationship with Sabrina. It also introduced recurring characters Maxwell and Sasha.



At a Good Ol' Dogs Club meeting Bino announces that his brother, Fido, is returning from the academy, too which everyone immediately charges out of the clubhouse to make preparations. Max and Marvin watch from outside, and Max gets trampled by the swarm of dogs. Grape notices the crowd gathering and asks Fox whats going on. As it turns out Fido is "the" dog. All the boys have him as a role-model, and all the girls are crazy for him.

Bino is not pleased with the crowd, as he is tired of living in his brother's shadow. He makes a speech claiming that Fido is an awful person... just as Fido gets back. The crowd embraces Fido in cheer, but he tells them to stop. Fido says he is tired and just wants to rest. He also claims that they shouldn't congratulate him on his success, as he is just following his duty as a dog. Bino goes to saying that Fido is trying to act humble to look good, but Grape knocks him out with a frying pan.

Grape returns home and informs Peanut of Fido's return. Peanut convinces Grape to take him to take him to Fido, due to Peanut using "puppy eyes".

Bino awakens in a bed surrounded by his friends; Fox and Rex. They inform him that they were about ready to knock him out just as Grape did. Bino thanks them saying that if they "care enough to smack me over the head when I go crazy" that's true loyalty.

Grape and Peanut arrive outside Fido's room, and find him returning home to his girlfriend; Sabrina, a cat. Peanut perversely takes a picture of them kissing. Peanut and Grape agree never to speak of it.


  • Fido, Maxwell, Sasha, Sabrina and Ryan Byron are introduced.
  • Bino is revealed to have been enrolled at the Police Academy; however, he was kicked out for bad behavior.
  • The recurring joke about the movie "All Dogs Go To Heaven" is first introduced.
  • Fido, Bino and Joey's older brother, returns to Babylon Gardens after graduating from the Police Acadamy, thus making his first appearance in the comic.
  • Bino is knocked out by Grape, starting the running gag of him being subject to multiple forms of violence, or at least threatened with it.
  • Peanut and Grape discover Fido's secret relationship with Sabrina.


  • This is the longest arc of 2008 and the only arc with over 10 strips from that year.
  • In Our Sacred Duty Ryan incorrectly states that Bino is owned by Jake. Jeff is actually Bino's owner and Jake is Joey's owner. Rick has acknowledged the mistake.
  • Peanut is shown reading "Foundation" by Isaac Asimov.
  • The picture Peanut took of Fido and Sabrina is brought up again during Imaginate, Too!

Comic LinksEdit


Story Arcs
Imaginate! | The Game | Cat Tail | The Raccoons | The Adventures of Spot | Fido's Return
| Mouse Mouse Revolution | Thematic Arc of Questionable Quality | The Zoo | The Grove |
Housepets Christmas | The Yarn Ball |
The Further Adventures of Spot | The Vet | A Mouse Named Spo | Zap! | Fall of the Pridelands |
The Continuing Adventures of Spot | A Sinister Shadow | Roadtrip Woo | Down At The Farm |
Money Sharks | n-ple Date | The Uncanny Adventures of Spot | The Visitor | Oops I Arced |
It's A Wonderful Dog's Life (All the King's Men) |
Ocean's Two | Imaginate, Too! | The Present | Spot McCloud Presents Comics |
Dog Days of Summer | Theme Park World | The Adventures of Stripe | Movie Night |
Scaredy Cats | Noob Tube | Hope of the Pridelands |
We're Snowed In! | The Preeminent Adventures of Spot | The Arc Specifically About Being Naked |
Not All Dogs | The Great Water Balloon War | Let's Imaginate Macbeth! | The Interview |
The Case of the Aztec Gold | A Respite In The Country | Spots and Stripes | A Holiday at the Zoo |
Housepets Babies! | Show Business | What Money Buys | The Mall |
The Critical Review of Spot | The Trial in Heaven | Let's Imaginate Guys and Dolls! |
Testing Grounds | Taking Cover | PsyCon | Getting Physical | PsyCon2: PsyConner |
The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot | Temple Crashers |
All Hallow's Ween | The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dog |
One Cat's Treasure | Love And War | Jack of One Trade | The King And I |
Jungle Fever | Yes, Jessica, There Is An Opener Of Ways |
Let's Imaginate And Then There Were None! | What's The Story? |
Tiger's Very Own Super Special Television Show! |
Heaven's Not Enough, Part 1 | The Interlude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 2 |
The Ineptitude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 3 | I Need A Vacation
All Hallow's Ween: Resurrection | Rabbit's Foot | Pageantate! |
Maternal Instinct | Wolf's Clothing | Ea(s)ter | The Future of Tomorrow, Today! |
All's Fair, Part 1 | The Plot Against Spot | All's Fair, Part 2 |
Housepets 5000 BC, Part 1 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 2 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 3 |
Special Delivery |
The Spot-tacular Spot | Flip That Den! | Fort Pillow |
The 4 Animals You Meet In Heaven |
Puppy Power | Real Stories of the K9PD | Snow Joke |
Save the Date, Part 1 | Save the Date, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 1 | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: 2 Temple 2 Crashers (Part 3) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crasherser (Part 4) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crash (Part 5) | Temple Crashers 2: First Blood Part 6 |
Temple Crashers 2: Oops (Part 7) | Temple Crashers 2: Final Crashers (Part 8) |
Temple Crashers 2: Epilogue Crashers (Part 9) | Call o' th' Wild |
Directed To Video | The Hot Springs Episode | Hot Springs Encore |
The Maxwell Thing | Hearts and Minds | No Time For Hot Springs! |