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"Pups Save a Mer-Pup" is the 13th episode in Season 2 of PAW Patrol.


When the pups and Cap'n Turbot camp out under the very rare Magical Mer-Moon, magical things begin to happen. Lured by the mystical mer-pup song and then transformed into mer-pups themselves, Skye and Zuma and even water resistant Rocky perform an underwater rescue in a sunken old ship. Cap'n Turbot and Ryder help out by diving deep to bottom of the bay in their Diving Bell to help a mer-mom and her baby.



The episode opens with Ryder, the pups and Cap'n Turbot sitting around a campfire on the beach. Ryder distributes liver sausages around to all the pups, one of which Cap'n Turbot also takes and eats. Zuma warns Cap'n Turbot that he might turn into a pup, to which Cap'n Turbot agrees; being under the "magical mer-moon" that night. Zuma then brings up the legend of the mer-pup, and he and Skye explain that on the night of a full mer-moon, the touch of a mer-pup can turn regular pups into one; just until the sun rises at the end of the night.

Chase expresses his skepticism of the legend, but Cap'n Turbot assures everyone that on a night long ago, he encountered a mer-pup. In a flashback, a young Cap'n Turbot was sailing and the mer-pup briefly showed itself, then dove underwater. While still hearing its sweet song, Cap'n Turbot tried to take pictures of it but fumbled with the camera; the best one he took had his thumb blocking all but the mer-pup's tail. The picture is shown to everyone, but Chase is not convinced. Skye, Rocky and Zuma mention how cool it would be to see or to be mer-pups, but when Rubble dozes off voicing his opinion, Ryder decides that they should all go to bed.

Too excited to sleep, Skye and Zuma decide to go search for the mer-pup at the shore. Just as they are falling asleep, Zuma hears the mer-pup and awakens Skye. The mer-pup is heard again and is seen jumping out of the water. The pups notice that the song sounds sad – not sweet as the Cap'n described it – and rush back to Ryder thinking it needs help. Everyone rushes to the shore, but a dolphin (as smelled by Chase), is seen jumping out of the water. Ryder claims it was a false alarm and suggests everyone go back to bed. While everyone else goes back to camp, Rocky decides to stay behind with Skye and Zuma to search for the mer-pup. Rocky quickly falls asleep, and convinced that they saw the mer-pup, Skye and Zuma go searching for it on Zuma's paddleboard.

In open water, the Mama mer-pup sings and reveals itself, and then brings the pups even farther from shore. The mer-pup knocks Zuma and Skye off of the paddleboard, then touches noses with each of them; magically turning them into mer-pups. After rejoicing in their new, albeit temporary, fish tails, Skye and Zuma conclude that the mer-pup needs help underwater. Zuma calls Ryder and the pups and shows him his and Skye's fish tails to prove that mer-pups exist. The mer-pup is heard in the background, and Cap'n Turbot wakes up and says that it was a song of distress. Zuma informs Ryder that he and Skye are going to dive and check out the problem. Ryder turns on Zuma's and Skye's homing devices (in their pup-tags), and summons the rest of the pups to the beach.

After Cap'n Turbot joins the line-up, Ryder explains the ordeal with the mer-pup, Zuma and Skye. Chase, however, is still not convinced the mer-pups are real. Ryder orders Cap'n Turbot to go underwater with the diving bell, taking Marshall and Chase along with him. Rubble is told to ride along with Ryder in Zuma's submarine. Rocky is given the pup-pad and is tasked with watching Zuma's and Skye's progress from a lifeboat; updating everyone if their path changes.

The mer-pup leads Skye and Zuma to a sunken ship on the edge of an underwater cliff. The mer-pup points out her child is trapped behind a closed door, in the ship's cabin, which is blocked by a fallen wooden beam. Skye, Zuma and the mer-pup attempt to lift the beam out of the way, but it is too heavy. Zuma assures the mer-pup that help is on the way, and Skye leaves to search for Ryder and the rest.

Ryder is soon found and pointed in the direction of the ship. In the diving bell, Chase continues expressing his skepticism of the legend while behind him Skye makes faces and mocks him. Chase turns around after Marshall debunked his skepticism, and is astounded and faints when seeing Skye. Skye gets Cap'n Turbot to follow her to the rescue site.

Zuma shows everyone the problem, and Ryder uses the submarine's arm to remove the wooden beam. When placing the beam down away from the ship, part of the rock underneath the ship breaks and starts to crumble from the heavy impact. The door still does not budge when Zuma and Skye push on it. More rocks break, the ship tilts more over the edge of the cliff and the little mer-pup avoids wreckage falling from inside of the damaged ship. Cap'n Turbot uses the diving bell as a battering ram to smash open the door, and Skye and Zuma enter the room to bring out the little mer-pup. After being found hiding in a corner, frightened, the little mer-pup comes out when hearing its mother's song. The ship continues tilting, but Skye emerges from the room carrying the little mer-pup and passes it to the mother. Still inside the ship, Zuma's tail gets trapped by a falling wooden board.

Above water, Rocky informs everyone that many big things are approaching the ship. Whales pass by, and as one waves to Cap'n Turbot, it knocks over the ship's mast. The impact breaks more of the rock supporting the ship, and the ship falls over the edge of the cliff, landing upside down on the seabed below. With Zuma being unable to exit the ship due to his tail being pinned by the debris, Cap'n Turbot is worried that he will turn back into his regular pup form before he can escape, and without his pup-pack and the oxygen tank it carries, Zuma could drown. In order to break apart the hull, Rocky is needed.

Again above water, Skye gets Rocky's attention before his lifeboat is flipped by the mer-pups. The little mer-pup then transforms Rocky into a mer-pup by touching noses with him. While Rocky is led down to the ship by Skye and the mer-pups, he enjoys swimming around underwater. He is then told to use his screwdriver to loosen the boards of the ship's hull. Rocky does so, with the boards being removed using the submarine's arm. As Zuma emerges from the opening in the hull, he startles and thanks Rocky and gave him a high five, before everyone works their way back to the water's surface.

Before the mer-pups leave, Cap'n Turbot tries to take photos, but again fumbles the camera and has his finger block most of the picture. Marshall asks Chase about his current thoughts on mer-pups and to everyone's amusement, Chase states that everyone knows they exist, showing he's still skeptical, but at least admits he was wrong previously. Before they transform back, Skye, Zuma and Rocky decide to swim with the mer-pups one more time. As they swim, they sing "The Mer-Pup Song". Floating on the water's surface following their swim, Skye, Zuma and Rocky shout goodbyes to the mer-pups and express the fun they had. They change back to their regular pup forms once the mer-moon is below the horizon, and Rocky quickly swims to Cap'n Turbot's ship now that he was no longer a mer-pup and was in water, triggering his aquaphobia again.

Back on the beach, everyone is tired and goes to bed except for Cap'n Turbot, who chooses to stay just in case the mer-pups come back (despite the mer-moon no longer being up). Immediately after Cap'n Turbot falls asleep, the episode concludes with the mer-pups showing themselves above the water.

Pups in Action

First Responders

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  • Follow the mer-pup to determine why it needs help. Later, bring the little mer-pup out of the ship.

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  • Go underwater with the diving bell to help find the mer-pup.

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  • Ride in the diving bell along with Cap'n Turbot. The diving bell is later used to crash open the door of the room of the sunken ship in which the little mer-pup is stuck.

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  • Join Ryder in Zuma's submarine. The submarine uses its arm to remove the beam blocking the room in which the little mer-pup is stuck, and later to remove boards so Zuma can be freed.

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  • Use Ryder's pup-pad to monitor Zuma's and Skye's direction underwater, informing Ryder of any changes in course. Later, use his screwdriver to loosen the boards of the ship to save Zuma and free him.

  • Note (1): Zuma and Skye were not officially summoned by Ryder, though they were the most involved in the rescue (and the reason for it occurring in the first place).
  • Note (2): Cap'n Turbot was officially in the lineup and was called upon by Ryder.
  • Note (3): Though all pups were called on, only Rocky was given a specific task by Ryder.

DVD Inclusions

This episode appears in the following DVD(s):

PAW Patrol episode list
Pups Make a Splash | Pups Fall Festival | Pups Save the Sea Turtles | Pups and the Very Big Baby | Pups and the Kitty-tastrophe | Pups Save a Train | Pup Pup Boogie | Pups in a Fog | Pup Pup Goose | Pup Pup and Away | Pups on Ice | Pups and the Snow Monster | Pups Save the Circus | Pup a Doodle Do | Pups Pit Crew | Pups Fight Fire | Pups Save the Treats | Pups Get a Lift | Pups and the Ghost Pirate | Pups Save Christmas | Pups Get a Rubble | Pups Save a Walrus | Pups Save the Bunnies | Pup-Tacular | Pups Save the Bay | Pups Save a Goodway | Pups Save a Hoedown | Pups Save Alex | Pups Save a School Day | Pups Turn on the Lights | Pups Save a Pool Day | Circus Pup-Formers | Pups Save the Easter Egg Hunt | Pups Save a Super Pup | Pups Save Ryder's Robot | Pups Go All Monkey | Pups Save a Hoot | Pups Save a Bat | Pups Save a Toof | Pups Save the Camping Trip | Pups and the Trouble with Turtles | Pups and the Beanstalk | Pups Save the Turbots | Pups and the Lighthouse Boogie | Pups Save Ryder | Pups Great Race | Pups Take the Cake | Pups and the Pirate Treasure
Pups Save the Penguins | Pups Save a Dolphin Pup | Pups Save the Space Alien | Pups Save a Flying Frog | Pups Save Jake | Pups Save the Parade | Pups Save the Diving Bell | Pups Save the Beavers | Pups Save a Ghost | Pups Save a Show | The New Pup | Pups Jungle Trouble | Pups Save a Herd | Pups and the Big Freeze | Pups Save a Basketball Game | Pups Save an Ace | Pups Save a Wedding | Pups Save a Talent Show | Pups Save the Corn Roast | Pups Leave Marshall Home Alone | Pups Save the Deer | Pups Save the Parrot | Pups Save the Queen Bee | Pups Save a Mer-Pup | Pups Save an Elephant Family | Pups and the Mischievous Kittens | Pups Save a Friend | Pups Save a Stowaway | Pups' Adventures in Babysitting | Pups Save the Fireworks | Pups Save a Sniffle | Pups and the Ghost Cabin | Pups Save an Adventure | Pups Save a Surprise | Pup-Fu! | Pups Save the Mayor's Race | Pups Save an Outlaw's Loot | Pups Save Walinda | Pups Save a Big Bone | Pups Save a Floundering Francois | Pups Save the Pop-Up Penguins | Pups Save a Snowboard Competition | Pups Save a Chicken of the Sea | Pups Save a Pizza | Pups Save Skye | Pups Save the Woof and Roll Show | Pups Save an Eagle | Pups Bark with Dinosaurs
Pups Find a Genie | Pups Save a Tightrope Walker | Pups Save a Goldrush | Pups Save the PAW Patroller | Pups Save the Soccer Game | Pups Save a Lucky Collar | Pups Save Alex's Mini-Patrol | Pups Save a Lost Tooth | Air Pups | Pups Save Friendship Day | Pups Save Apollo | Pups Save the Hippos | Pups Save Daring Danny X | Pups in a Fix | Pups Save a Dragon | Pups Save Three Little Pigs | Pups Save a Stinky Flower | Pups Save a Monkey-naut | Pups Save the Polar Bears | A Pup in Sheep's Clothing | Pups Save a School Bus | Pups Save the Songbirds | Pups Save Old Trusty | Pups Save a Pony | Pups Save a Robo-Saurus | Pups Save a Film Festival | Tracker Joins the Pups! | Pups Bear-ly Save Danny | Pups Save the Mayor's Tulips | All Star Pups! | Pups Save Sports Day | Pups in a Jam | Pups Save a Windsurfing Pig | Pups Get Growing | Pups Save a Space Toy | Pups Get Skunked | Pups and a Whale of a Tale | Parroting Pups | Merpups Save the Turbots | The Pups' Winter Wonder Show | Pups Save the Gliding Turbots | Pups Save a Plane | Pups Save a Giant Plant | Pups Get Stuck | Pups Raise the PAW Patroller | Pups Save the Crows | Pups Save Their Floating Friends | Pups Save a Satellite
Pups Save a Blimp | Pups Save the Chili Cook-Off | Pups Save a Teeny Penguin | Pups Save the Cat Show | Pups Save a Playful Dragon | Pups Save the Critters | Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown | Pups Save a Sleepover | Pups Save the Carnival | Pups Save Jake's Cake | Pups Save a Wild Ride | Mission PAW: Royally Spooked | Pups Save Monkey-dinger | Pups Save the Flying Food | Pups Save a Ferris Wheel | Pups Save a Sleepwalking Bear | Pups Save Dude Ranch Danny | Mission PAW: Pups Save the Royal Throne | Pups Save Big Hairy | Pups Save a Flying Kitty | Pups Party with Bats | Pups Save Sensei Yumi | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Baby Octopus | Pups Save the Runaway Kitties | Pups Save Tiny Marshall | Pups Chill Out | Pups Save Farmer Alex | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Shark | Sea Patrol: Pups Save the Pier | Pups Save a Space Rock | Pups Save a Good Mayor | Pups Save a City Kitty | Pups Save a Cloud Surfer | Sea Patrol: Pirate Pups to the Rescue | Pups Save the Mail | Pups Save a Frog Mayor | Pups Save the Runaway Turtles | Pups Save the Shivering Sheep | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Frozen Flounder | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Narwhal | Pups Save Luke Stars | Pups Save Chicken Day | Pups Save Francois the Penguin | Pups Save Daring Danny's Hippo | Pups Save Baby Humdinger | Pups Save a Piñata | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis
Pups Save the Kitty Rescue Crew | Pups Save an Ostrich | Pups Save Big Paw | Pups Save the Hum-Mover | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Sunken Sloop | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Wiggly Whale | Pups Save a High-Flying Skye | Pups Go for the Gold | Pups Save an Extreme Lunch | Pups Save a Cat Burglar | Sea Patrol: Pups Save the Flying Diving Bell | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Soggy Farm | Pups Save the Butterflies | Pups Save an Underground Chicken | Pups Save the Bookmobile | Pups Save Heady Humdinger | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Their Pirated Sea Patroller | Pups Save the PawPaws | Pups Save a Popped Top | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal Kitties | Pups Save the Snowshoeing Goodways | Pups Save a Duck Pond | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Tilly Turbot | Pups Save an Upset Elephant | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Tigers | Rocky Saves Himself | Pups and the Mystery of the Driverless Snow Cat | Pups Save the Trick-or-Treaters | Pups Save an Out of Control Mini Patrol | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Movie Monster | Mission PAW: Pups Save a Royal Concert | Mission PAW: Pups Save the Princess' Pals | Pups and the Werepuppy | Pups Save a Sleepwalking Mayor | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Swamp Monster | Ultimate Rescue: Pups and the Hidden Golden Bones | Pups Save a Cuckoo Clock | Pups Save Ms. Marjorie's House | Pups Save Thanksgiving | Pups Save a Windy Bay | Pups Save a Frozen Camp Out | Pups Save the Fizzy Pickles | Pups Save a Pluck-O-Matic | Pups Save a Mascot | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Runaway Stargazer | Pups Save Ace's Birthday Surprise | Pups Save a Tower of Pizza
Pups Save the Jungle Penguins | Pups Save a Freighter | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Stop a Meltdown | Ultimate Rescue: Pups and the Mystery of the Missing Cell Phones | Pups Save a Melon Festival | Pups Save a Cow | Pups Save the Honey | Pups Save Mayor Goodway's Purse | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Mountain Climbers | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save Captain Gordy | Pups and the Stinky Bubble Trouble | Pups Save the Baby Ostriches | Pups Save Gustavo's Guitar | Pups Save the Yoga Goats | Pups Save Bedtime | Pups Save Chickaletta's Egg | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: When Super Kitties Attack | Pups Save a Manatee | Pups Save Breakfast | Pups Save the Land Pirates | Pups Save the Birdwatching Turbots | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Meet the Mighty Twins | Pups Save a Freaky Pup-Day | Pups Save a Runaway Mayor | Pups Save a Bat Family | Pups Save a Mud Monster | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Save a Giant Chicken | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Stop Harold's Deep Freeze | Pups Save the Balloon Pups | Pups Save the Spider Spies | Pups Save the Bears | Pups Save a Farmerless Farm | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups and the Big Twin Trick | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Save a Mega Mayor | Pups Save a White Wolf | Pups Save a Wrong Way Explorer | Pups Save the Squirrels | Pups Save a Roo | Mighty Pups, Charged Up: Pups vs. the Copycat | Pups Save a Humsquatch | Pups Stop a Far Flung Flying Disc | Pups Rescue a Rescuer | Pups Save the Phantom of the Frog Pond | Mighty Pups, Charged Up: Pups Stop a Big Bad Bot | Mighty Pups, Charged Up: Pups vs. the Dome | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Opening Ceremonies | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Adventure Bay Games | Pups Save a Tour Bus | Pups Save Midnight at the Museum
Mighty Pups, Charged Up: Pups Stop a Humdinger Horde | Mighty Pups, Charged Up: Pups Save a Mighty Lighthouse | Pups Save Election Day | Pups Save the Bubble Monkeys | Pups Save an Antarctic Martian | Pups Save the Maze Explorers | Mighty Pups, Charged Up: Pups vs. Three Super Baddies | Pups Save a Waiter Bot | Pups Stop a Pie-Clone | Dino Rescue: Pups and the Lost Dino Eggs | Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Pterodactyl | Dino Rescue: Pups and the Big Rumble | Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Hum-Dino | Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Sore Dino | Dino Rescue: Pups Save the Triceratops Tag-Alongs | Pups Save the Big Bad Bird Crew | Pups Save a Soapbox Derby | Pups Save the Skydivers | Pups Save the Cupcakes | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Pupmobiles | Pups Save a Lost Gold Miner | Pups Save Uncle Otis from His Cabin | Pups Save a Rocket Roller Skater | Pups Save Ryder's Surprise | Pups Save the Marooned Mayors | Pups Save the Game Show | Pups Save the Chalk Art | Pups Save the Hot Potato | Pups Save a Bah Humdinger | Pups Save Little Hairy | Pups Save a Kooky Climber | Pups Save Queen Cluck-Cluck | Pups Save a Desert Flounder | Moto Pups: Pups vs. the Ruff-Ruff Pack | Pups Save a Trash-dinger | Pups Save the Royal Armor | Moto Pups: Pups Save the Donuts | Moto Pups: Pups Save the Kitties | Moto Pups: Pups Save a Moto Mayor | Moto Pups: Pups Save a Sneezy Chase | Moto Pups: Rescue at Twisty Top Mesa | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Stop a Junk-Monster | Pups Save the Whale Pod | Pups Save Thundermouth | Pups Save a Class Pet
Pups Save a Runaway Rooster | Pups Save a Snowbound Cow | Pups Save a Sweet Mayor | Pups Save a Magic Trick | Pups Save a Rubble-Double | Pups Save a Clown | Pups Stop the Cheetah | Pups Save the Mustache | Pups Save the Funhouse | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Water Walker | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Windsurfer | Pups Save the Hiding Elephants | Pups Save a Yodeler | Pups Save the Dizzy Dust Express | Pups Save the Treetop Trekkers | Pups Save the Treasure Cruise | Pups Save Rocket Ryder | Pups and Katie Stop the Barking Kitty Crew | Pups Save the Glasses | Pups vs. a Neon Humdinger | Pups Save a Royal Painting | Pups Save a Chicken Tulip | Pups Stop an Xtreme Shark | Pups Save a Show Jumper | Pups Save the Salmon | Pups vs. Ouchy Paws | Pups Save a Glow-in-the-Dark Party | Rescue Knights: Quest for the Dragon's Tooth | Pups Stop a Super Shaker | Pups Save a Flying Farmhouse | Pups Save a Box Fort | Pups Save Travelin' Travis from Really Big Bill! | Rescue Knights: Pups Save a Dozing Dragon | Rescue Knights: Pups Save a Tournament | Rescue Knights: Pups Save the Baby Dragons | Rescue Knights: Pups Break the Ice | Rescue Knights: Pups Save Excalibark | Dancing with Luke Stars | Pups Save a Mischievous Octopus | Pups Save the Kitties and the Kiddies | Pups Save a Greenhouse | Pups Save the Floating Goodways | Pups Save the Portable Pet Wash | Pups Save a Lonesome Walrus | Pups Save the Hummy Gummies
Liberty Makes a New Friend | Pups Save the Pup Pup Boogie Contest
NOTE: The following list of episodes are season 9 episodes that still have undiscovered premiere dates/production codes.

Pups Meet the Cat Pack | Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Rocket Rescuers | Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: The Golden Lion Mask | Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: The Cat That Roared | Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Saving the Safe | Pups Save a Humdinger Doll | Pups Save a Sand Sculpture Contest | Big Truck Pups: Pups Stop a Flood | Pups Save the Tooth Fairy | Pups Solve the Mystery of the Missing Paintings

To be announced.
Special episodes
Mighty Pups | Ready Race Rescue | Jet to the Rescue
Theatrical movies
PAW Patrol: The Movie
Abby Hatcher + PAW Patrol Team Up for the Rescue! | The Jim Gaffigan Show: Jim Gaffigan on Nickelodeon's hit show PAW Patrol | Rusty's One-of-a-Kind PAW Patrol Vehicle | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Charged Up: Pups vs. the Super Sonic Sound System | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Charged Up: Pups vs. a Copycat Marshall | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Charged Up: Pups vs. the Teenybots | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Charged Up: Pups vs. a Super Meow Meow | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Charged Up: Pups vs. a Teleporting Copycat | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Charged Up: Pups Save a Super-Powered Puplantis | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Tromping Triceratops | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Baby Stegosaurus | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Dino Christmas | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Pterodactyl Egg | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Dino Rescue: Pups Save the Baby Raptors | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Dino Rescue: Pups Save a Tyrannosaurus' Birthday | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Rubble and Wild and a Yarn Ball! | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Skye and Rory Flip It | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Marshall, Leo and a Ferris Wheel | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Everest, Shade and the Mountain Goat | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Pups Stop a Big Leak | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Pups Save a Baby Anteater | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Pups Save a Hatch Day | PAW Patrol Original 5s: Pups Save the Munchie Mobile