This funny animal cartoon strip, which first appeared January 2000, was created by Paul Gilligan. (See GILLIGAN Paul) and was syndicated by Copely News Service from 2000 to 2003. Then it moved to Universal Press Syndicate in 2003, and by 2004 was appearing in 121 newspapers. It has appeared in the Toronto Star at least from 2006 to the present (2017).
The principal character is “Poncho” (coming through the door). His friends include “Boomer” (the one with the long ears sitting at the bar), Hudson (the Beagle sitting beside “Boomer”), Beaumont ( the bar tender and owner of “Pooch Café) , and Gus (the Scottish Terrier sitting at the table left). “Pooch’s” owner is Chazz. His wife is Carmen who loves cats and has five. The mailman is Neville. The dogs combine dog and human characteristics.
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Front & Back: Pooch Café: All Dogs Naturally Know How To Swim. Illus., Paul Gilligan. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003.
Pooch Café: All Dogs Naturally Know How To Swim. Illus., Paul Gilligan. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003.
“Pooch Café.” Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. 20 July 2017. Accessed 27 November 2017.
Pooch Café: All Dogs Naturally Know How To Swim, 2003: Back cover.
Toronto Star, 8 April 2017: P6.