Study Guide

A Dog's Purpose Characters

By W. Bruce Cameron

The Dog (Toby, Fella, Bailey, Elleya, Bear, Buddy)

Cats are supposed to be the ones with nine lives, not dogs, but our main pooch in A Dog's Purpose...

Ethan Montgomery

Ethan is a kid who stepped off the cover of Boy's Life magazine—one of the issues from the...

Maya

Maya is part of the police force's K-9 division, but she's the human part, not the dog part. If...

Jakob

You've heard of good cops and bad cops. Well, Jakob and his canine partner Ellie are good cop and...

Hannah

We came up with a cute nickname like "Hannah Banana" because there really isn't much else to this...

Todd

If Sid from Toy Story tortured animals instead of toys, he would be Todd. Originally friends,...

Wendi

Wendi is the human version of Toby's dog mother: she's poor, she's scattered, she doesn't take...

Toby's Dog Family

Many beloved pets are remembered forever by their owners. As we see in his final moments, for...

Minor Characters

The dog meets a few other people and pets who leave an impact on him during his many existences....