Based on Patrick McDonnell’s own dog, Earl is a small mutt with a big heart and an upbeat, logical outlook on life. He spends most days with his best pal Mooch, and is usually the voice of reason whenever Mooch gets “that wild look” in his eyes. Earl loves squeaky toys, walks, belly rubs, car rides, sunbathing in his inflatable backyard pool, and — most of all — spending quiet moments alone with his beloved guardian, Ozzie.
Get to know Earl with these strips featuring this beloved pup!
The moment we first met Earl (and Ozzie)!
Published September 5, 1994 | Fetch This Strip
When Earl and Mooch first met, they weren’t quite sure about each other, but they quickly became best friends.
Published September 18, 1994 | Fetch This Strip
He loves his Ozzie more than anything or anyone.
Published June 2, 2022 | Fetch This Strip
Their love is one in a billion.
Published August 22, 2021 | Fetch This Strip
He acts as a voice of reason for his best bud, Mooch.
Published October 14, 2021 | Fetch This Strip
He LOVES belly rubs.
Published March 16, 2021 | Fetch This Strip
Like really, really loves belly rubs.
Published September 7, 2017 | Fetch This Strip
He also loves his kiddie pool in the summer,
Published June 18, 2017 | Fetch This Strip
Published December 8, 2004 | Fetch This Strip
And a good squeaky toy.
Published April 2, 2015 | Fetch This Strip