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"If he doesn't wear that collar, he'll chew his paws off!"
Mr. Eustis talking about Spitsy's collar.
Spitsy In the snow Hopping

Spitsy is a male dog owned by Mr. Eustis, and described as "the ultimate dog nerd" by Nate Wright. Nate almost always visits him, as he wants to get a dog, but his father refuses to buy him one. Spitsy is part French Poodle shown in an result Nate collected in 2021


Physical Appearance

Spitsy is quite slender and has brown fur. He is shown to have a halo collar around his head and he always wears a purple sweater with a bone imprint because "he thinks it makes him look like a canine supermodel." Mr. Eustis says Spitsy wears it because if he doesn't, he'll bite his paws off.


Spitsy is different from other dogs, as he likes to watch figure skating with Ellen Wright, rather than play outside. He plays go fish instead of playing fetch, he gets bullied by squirrels instead of vice versa, and he likes cats, including Francis' cat, Pickles. Apart from his fear of squirrels, it is also said that he has several unusual phobias. Such fears include postmen and sports balls. He does intelligent things on occasion; for instance, he once helped Francis Pope and Teddy Ortiz to ambush Nate in a snowball fight. According to Nate, Spitsy also eats his own poop... He likes binge-watching shows like My Little Pony, The View, and That's So Raven.


Early life

Spitsy was born in a litter of 7 puppies. He was separated from his mother when he was around 8 weeks old. On a drive, one day, Mr. Eustis, Nate Wright's neighbor, picked up Spitsy who apparently had his head stuck in a milk carton. Mr. Eustis wanted a very energetic dog, but he was taken. (what luck) Spitsy has to wear a cone around his head to prevent him from chewing his paws off, though, on one or two occasions, he was seen with it off. Example: While playing "Project Runway" with Nate.


Unlike most dogs, Spitsy can knit, and he knows how to play the harp. He once knit a sweatshirt with his face on it for Nate. He also once rode a skateboard, indicating his stamina and balance. He is also shown to be able to watch figure skating and can somehow communicate to Pickles, Nate, and Ellen. He taught himself how to climb a tree to escape a squirrel. He once outsmarted Marty by tricking him into believing he wanted to play catch, but instead stole his seat in a hammock.



Spitsy and Pickles love each other. They apparently became engaged in 2013, though they haven't been married. Though Spitsy has a crush on Garfield

Nate Wright

Nate usually walks Spitsy for Mr. Eustis. Nate has also dissed Spitsy to be weird; most notable to him is the latter's attraction to cats, especially Pickles. He has also expressed annoyance that Spitsy wears a ridiculous shirt everywhere, prefers Go-Fish over playing fetch, and enjoys watching figure skating with Ellen. His walks with Spitsy almost always end in disaster.


  • He was first seen on June 24, 1999. His major appearance was May 4, 2000 to May 14, 2000
  • He likes to play "Go Fish".
  • Every year he gets his tongue frozen on a pole.
  • He gets bullied by squirrels, possibly why he is scared by a squirrel, he is even scared of a toy squirrel put by Nate to help him be more “dog”.
  • He has a crush on Pickles, Francis's cat. But one time Pickles was interested in another dog for a short time.
  • One time Spitsy figure-skated with Kim Cressly.
  • He once got engaged to Pickles.
  • He enjoys watching "A Very Garfield Christmas."
  • He enjoys "The View".
  • He is afraid of Ice Cream trucks.
  • He once locked Martin Wright out of his house and watched TV.
  • He likes to play "Project Runway" with Nate, though Nate hates it.
  • It is shown in the comic for May 12. 2013 that he can play the harp.
  • He once got beat up by a small poodle named Priscilla.
  • He enjoys watching My Little Pony.
  • He once mistaked a snow tube for a donut, and ate it.
  • Sometimes Nate hated him because he was so annoying.
  • He does not like Clara Godfrey as seen on March 24, 2021.
  • Gave Gina Hemphill-Toms the Tuna Breath on March 26, 2021
  • He has a TV in his dog house.
  • He likes watching "That's So Raven".
  • Mr. Eustis didn't want Spitsy at first.
  • Nate always calls Spitsy an idiot.
  • There is a coloring error on Spitsy on the Comic Strip: March 26, 2021.
  • In Spitsy's first appearance on June 24th, 1999, Mr. Eustis explains that the funnel shaped collar is there so that Spitsy can't chew his own paws off.

Spitsy's siblings