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"Children of the Dog" is the 34th episode of the second season and the 74th episode overall of Craig of the Creek.


Craig has tried to convince his family to get a dog for years but has never been successful, but he may have a chance if he follows the guidance of a charismatic creek kid and her three step program.


Craig, Kelsey, and JP are hanging out in the stump while J.P. and Kelsey show off what their pets can do. Kelsey regurgitates some birdseed for Kelsey while JP shows videos of his cat Goo. Craig feels a bit left out as he does not have a pet, so they leave the stump looking for adventure. They run into posters on trees, and the posters lead them to a stage where dog-obsessed Brigid comes out of the curtains. Kelsey, J.P., and Craig recount their last encounter with her. She then starts singing the song, “Everybody Needs a Dog (in Their Lives)”. Craig becomes enamored with the song due to him not having a pet, and persuades JP and Kelsey to give her program a chance.

She gives a seminar about raising a pet, then tells the audience to practice caring for a dog, they will take care of her. This runs into a montage of everyone taking care of Brigid as she acts like a dog, having Craig and the Fredites groom her, give her treats, carry her around, and clear her doghouse. After a week of this, Craig wakes up feeling sore. He hears a dog barking and assumes his parents got him a dog, so he runs downstairs only to find Jessica playing with a toy to learn animal noises. He goes up to Brigid, practicing singing, and tells her that he hasn't gotten a dog yet. She gives him a bone-shaped bag holder often used to store dog poop bags. Inside are tissues with the phrase “I want a dog”. She tells him to only say these words or it will not work. This leads to Craig saying the phrase over and over again, leading to his family believing he's either having problems with his hearing or having a psychotic breakdown. His family takes him to the emergency room where he still wouldn't stop repeating the phrase, still believing he'd get a dog.

After that happens to him, he begins to realize that Brigid was tricking him and the Fredites into taking care of her. Since he believes something is shady, they follow Annie, the “most recent graduate” of the program, to see if the dog is really hers. Craig, J.P., and Kelsey find out that Annie is just a dog walker. After getting this revelation, they get captured by the rest of the former “Fredites”. Waking up inside of a dog crate teetering over a rock beside the Creek, Brigid reveals that she started the program for kids like herself who aren't allowed to get pets of their own. Craig has Kelsey regurgitate more birdseed to put on the hinges of the cage so that Mortimor pecks it and free them. They escape just before the cage falls into the Creek.

They arrive in the middle of a pinky swear ceremony, the “most unbreakable kid oath”, where Brigid tells them to do whatever she says. Craig stops the ceremony and reveals to everyone that the whole program is an excuse to do things for Brigid. Brigid, being revealed, goes behind the curtains to put on a dog costume. She says that the dog they were waiting for was her, where she runs around on all fours, with her tongue out like a dog, panting. The other program members just treat her like a normal dog, by petting her, surrounding her, and talking to her like a dog, while Craig and his friends are just weirded out by this. This whole event makes Craig realize that he doesn't need a dog, as he feels satisfied with just having his friends.






  • The title of this episode may be a reference to 1984 New Zealand children's television science fiction mini-series Children of the Dog Star.
  • This episode is listed as "The Children of the Dog Star" by streaming platforms and distribution services, as well as TV guides and the Cartoon Network app. It is unclear if this is the intended title.

ve Episode list
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 "Itch to Explore" • "You're It" • "Jessica Goes to the Creek" • "The Final Book" • "Too Many Treasures" • "Wildernessa" • "Sunday Clothes" • "Escape from Family Dinner" • "Monster in the Garden" • "The Curse" • "Dog Decider" • "Bring Out Your Beast" • "Lost in the Sewers" • "The Future is Cardboard" • "The Brood" • "Under the Overpass" • "The Invitation" • "Vulture's Nest" • "Kelsey Quest" • "JPony" • "Ace of Squares" • "Doorway to Helen" • "The Last Kid in the Creek" • "The Climb" • "Big Pinchy" • "The Kid from 3030" • "Power Punchers" • "Creek Cart Racers" • "Secret Book Club" • "Jextra Perrestrial" • "The Takeout Mission" • "Dinner at the Creek" • "Jessica's Trail" • "Bug City" • "Deep Creek Salvage" • "The Shortcut" • "Dibs Court" • "The Great Fossil Rush" • "The Mystery of the Timekeeper" • "Alone Quest"
Season 2 "Memories of Bobby" • "Jacob of the Creek" • "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" • "Kelsey the Elder" • "Sour Candy Trials" • "Fort Williams" • "The Other Side" • "Summer Wish" • "Turning the Tables" • "Kelsey the Author" • "Council of the Creek" • "Sparkle Cadet" • "Cousin of the Creek" • "Camper on the Run" • "Stink Bomb" • "Evolution of Craig" • "The Haunted Dollhouse" • "Craig and the Kids Table" • "Creek Daycare" • "Sugar Smugglers" • "Sleepover at JP's" • "Tea Timers' Ball" • "The Cardboard Identity" • "Ancients of the Creek" • "Mortimor to the Rescue" • "Secret in a Bottle" • "Trading Day" • "Crisis at Elder Rock" • "Kelsey the Worthy" • "The End Was Here" • "In the Key of the Creek" • "Children of the Dog" • "Jessica Shorts" • "Ferret Quest" • "Into the Overpast" • "The Time Capsule" • "Beyond the Rapids" • "The Jinxening"
Season 3 "The Other Side: The Tournament" • "The Ground Is Lava!" • "The Council of the Creek: Operation Hive-Mind" • "The Bike Thief" • "Craig of the Beach" • "Plush Kingdom" • "The Ice Pop Trio: Creek Street" • "Pencil Break Mania" • "The Last Game of Summer" • "Trick or Creek" • "Fall Anthology" • "Afterschool Snackdown" • "Creature Feature" • "King of Camping" • "The Rise and Fall of the Green Poncho" • "I Don't Need a Hat" • "Alternate Creekiverse" • "Snow Day" • "Winter Break" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Breaking the Ice" • "Winter Creeklympics" • "Welcome to Creek Street" • "Fan or Foe" • "The New Jersey" • "The Sunflower" • "Craig World" • "Body Swap" • "Copycat Carter" • "Brother Builder" • "Jessica the Intern" • "Capture the Flag Part 1: The Candy" • "Capture the Flag Part 2: The King" • "Capture the Flag Part 3: The Legend" • "Capture the Flag Part 4: The Plan" • "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game"
Season 4 "The Legend of the Library" • "Locked Out Cold" • "Beyond the Overpass" • "Sink or Swim Team" • "The Quick Name" • "The Chef's Challenge" • "The Sparkle Solution" • "Better Than You" • "The Dream Team" • "Fire & Ice" • "Chrono Moss" • "In Search of Lore" • "Opposite Day" • "Adventures in Baby Casino" • "Creek Talent Extravaganza" • "Dodgy Decisions" • "Hyde & Zeke" • "The Anniversary Box" • "Lost & Found" • "Grandma Smugglers" • "The Champion's Hike" • "Bored Games" • "Scoutguest" • "My Stare Lady" • "Silver Fist Returns"
Shorts "Craig of the Car" • "How Was Your Day?" • "The Williams Family Opening Theme Song" • "How to Map the Creek" • "Creek Kid Rap"