Dora's Got a Puppy
Airdate Monday, 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. However, in The Lost City, he is missing one glove, but in this episode he is seen with no gloves.
  • For the first time, Swiper uses mechanical instruments for swiping.
  • It is a very rare event that Swiper returns any items he swipes. This previously happened in A Present for Santa.
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper five times but they don't say "Swiper, no swiping!" to stop him at all when they do in this episode, they actually instead just stop him in other ways, the inventions he created did not work, so they never even had the need to say "Swiper, no swiping!".
    • The first time Swiper grabbed a skunk instead of the present with his grabber.
    • The second time Swiper built a robot butterfly and it ended up swiping Swiper's mask and gloves after Dora stopped the butterfly by saying "Butterfly, no swiping!"
    • The third time Swiper was going too fast on his rocket skates and hung himself on a tree after running into the mud.
    • The fourth time Swiper built a large robot fish, Dora was fast enough to fish the present, then a larger fish scared Swiper so he ran away fast.
    • The fifth time Swiper finally catches the present, but returns it to Dora before he throws it as the present is for her new puppy Perrito and Swiper loves puppies.
  • This episode is very similar to Grandma's House.
  • This episode premiered on the same day before "Tyler Dinky Doo and the Pirate Crew".
  • 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.
    • They're not supposed to sing it anyway because Swiper is on to them wanting to swipe the present, besides if they did sing it, then he would cut them off in the middle of them singing because he's trying everything into getting the present, that's why they have to just walk to every place they go without singing it and the Travel Song being invloved.
  • Due to Swiper being on their heels the entire episode, Dora and Boots did not sing any songs except We Did It!.
  • 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, as he was chasing Dora and Boots, creating inventions to swipe the present.
  • Perrito means Puppy in Spanish.
  • Isa and Benny don’t appear in this episode.


Character Find

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Dora the Explorer Season 4
Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera | Star Catcher | La Maestra de Música | The Shy Rainbow | 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
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