Parents' Guide to

PAW Patrol

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cute pups rescue neighbors in friendly cartoon.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 41 parent reviews

age 2+

Terrible show, avoid it if you can

This show is low effort, formulaic, and mainly focused on selling various trucks and playsets. The animation is super lazy and the stories make no sense. All the action boils down to a pup (usually Chase, the police dog) using their gear to stop a baddie. I really, really dislike this show.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 7+

Crazy adventures in every episodes

Very Well done kids show The reason i give this show 5 stars is because kids learn alot of educational stuff about helping others the people who give this show a 1 star are wrong because this show doesn't follow swearing,drugs,sex,porn & violence

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (41 ):
Kids say (22 ):

It's all paws on deck when something's amiss in Adventure Bay, and this team is always up to the challenge. Whether the trouble calls for Rubble's digging skills or Chase's keen sense of smell, there's nothing to fear with PAW Patrol on the case. But there's much more to these stories than cute puppies playing heroes; its reminders about caring for others and being brave in the face of danger are spot-on for this age group.

Perhaps the show's best attribute is how it demonstrates the value of thoughtful problem-solving. Do these pups jump to action so quickly that they're trying to outdo each other with their own versions of a rescue? No, they don't. Do they squabble among themselves over whose role in the rescue is the most important? Nope. (Can you tell where this is headed?) Instead they take a moment to collect their thoughts, identify the skills best suited to the job, and support each other's efforts, if only in verbal encouragement. Your tots may not be scaling tall buildings to rescue a neighbor anytime soon, but these same skills can help them tackle smaller stuff like cleaning up messes or resolving squabbles with siblings as well.

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