A Girl and Her Dog is the 10th episode and Season 3 of The Cosby Show, also the 59th overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Chris Auer. The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on December 4, 1986.


Rudy and Peter find a dog and attempt to take care of it without her parents knowing.

Plot summaryEdit

While Clair is away, Cliff takes care of the family, which now includes a lost puppy that Rudy found. Cliff agrees to keep the dog until the weekend, when the family flies to Washington, DC to meet Clair. Meanwhile, Vanessa sulks and mopes around the house because he family's trip falls on the same weekend as her friend's big party. But Cliff insists that Vanessa go with the rest of the family.


The title is based on the apocalyptic science fiction movie A Boy and His Dog.

Note: Sabrina Le Beauf and Lisa Bonet both do not appear.