When you think back to The Little Rascals — or Our Gang, if that’s your preference — undoubtedly a favorite character comes to mind, whether it be Spanky, Jackie, Joe Cobb, Alfalfa or any of the others. But beyond the human cast members, who could resist the charm of the kids’ favorite pet, Pete (or, as we prefer, Petey) the Pup, truly a boy or girl’s best friend?

The original Petey, owned and trained by Lieutenant Harry Lucenay, was reportedly born in 1924 and named Pal the Wonder Dog. At about the age of six months, he began appearing in silent short films and already given the name Pete the Pup. It started in Western Vengeance (1924) and continued with Somewhere in Wrong (1925), Yes, yes, Nanette (1925), Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925) and, then, he hit the big time by starring with Harold Lloyd in The Freshman (1925). Then it was 22 films over the next two years playing Tige, buddy to Buster Brown in that then-popular series.




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The duo of Harry and Petey would make their way back to Los Angeles, where Petey participated in promotional events involving the Our Gang cast members. Strangely, Petey would actually outlive Harry, who was shot to death during a card game in 1944 (what is it about people involved with The Little Rascals that so much bad stuff happened?). The canine would live until January 28, 1946, and die of old age at 16 years and 4 months. He is buried at Los Angeles Memorial Park in Calabasas, which is part of Los Angeles.

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But like those wonderful kid stars, Petey, too, continues to live on in the hearts of fans. Woof.