Dora's Got a Puppy
Airdate May 16, 2005
Season 4
Episode 11
Written by Chris Gifford
Previous Catch the Babies
Next We're a Team!
Dora's Got a Puppy is the 11th episode of Dora the Explorer from season 4.

Characters Present


Dora got a new puppy named Perrito and she and Boots have to bring the gift to her house. But they have to get Perrito's present home quickly because Swiper has some new swiping tricks up his sleeves.


Dora just got a new puppy named Perrito. After Dora and Boots picked up a present for Perrito from Abuela, they have been warned to watch out for Swiper. Dora and Boots have to hurry home to take the present to Perrito before Swipe swipes it. Dora and Boots hurry home and avoids Swiper by going through the Butterfly Garden, through the ten dancing trees, and to Dora's house. The puppy comes up to Dora & Boots and they show him the presents. When Dora opened the present, there was a dog bowl, a collar, a leash and a bone. Perrito has happy with his presents and that's how Dora & Boots gave Perrito a present and where they also learned that Swiper likes puppies.

Places in episode

  1. Butterfly Garden
  2. 10 Dancing Trees
  3. Dora's House


  • It is revealed that Swiper likes puppies.
  • This is the first and only episode seeing Swiper without his bandana, mask, and gloves.
  • For the first time, Swiper uses mechanical instruments for swiping.
  • It is a very rare event that Swiper returns any items he swipes.
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper five times.
  • This episode is very similar to Grandma's House.
  • This is the 87th episode of the show.
  • Dora has already caught a star (Spy Star) before the episode starts.
  • Dora and Boots do not sing the Travel Song in this episode.
  • Dora and Boots actually don't sing anything in this episode, there are no songs in this episode except We Did It!.
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper 5 times but they don't say Swiper No Swiping! 3 times at all when they do in this episode, they actually instead just stop him in other ways somehow like whenever he creates inventions or anything, they don't work so they never even had the need to say Swiper No Swiping! 3 times.
  • When Dora and Boots are telling their favorite parts at the end of the episode, Swiper is on his good side because he loves Dora's new puppy but he doesn't tell his favorite parts with Dora and Boots to the viewer.
  • Dora doesn't use the picture pop-up sequence to figure out the places her and Boots got to go, she instead uses Map to track down the places and using red checkmarks for every place they've went.
  • Perrito means Puppy in Spanish.
  • When Dora and Boots talk about their favorite parts at the end after singing We Did It!, Swiper is on his good side.
  • Isa and Benny don’t appear in this episode.


Character Find

Baby Red Fish

Dora the Explorer Season 4
Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera |Star Catcher | La Maestra de Música | The Shy Rainbow | Swiper the Explorer | Star Mountain | Big Sister Dora | Super Babies | Catch the Babies | Dora's Got a Puppy | We're a Team! | Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine | Dora & Diego to the Rescue | A Crown for King Juan el Bobo | The Mixed-Up Seasons | Best Friends | Dora's Dance to the Rescue | Save Diego | Dora's First Trip | Baby Jaguar's Roar | Dora's World Adventure | Boots to the Rescue | Baby Crab | Dora Saves the Mermaids