Rarely, the residents have speaking roles, with the exception of a few moments where one of them can be heard saying "Elephant at the crossing!" or "I'm so hungry I could eat a..." (from "Pups Save the Circus") but don't have a massive amount of dialogue. They also tend to simply scream. In most episodes the residents don't speak or scream, they just wave or cheer at the PAW Patrol.
The residents vary in age and appearance, and are mostly adults.