In her first and only appearance, Dottie appears as your average Dalmatian, with no specific or special spots or much indicated personality to speak of. She does get a revamp in the game 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue; however, where she has a pink nose and a purple collar, and what appears to be a similar type of pendant as Oddball wears. She seems worried about her puppies and what's become of them, but not much else is shown or indicated about her personality as a whole.
She is shown to have a similar appearance in promotional clip art as in the game, sporting a pink nose as well as a dog tag with a circular row of dots around the edge.
Dottie is first seen at the beginning of the movie having just given birth to three puppies: Oddball, Little Dipper, and Domino. While Chloe and Kevin go out on a date, she watches Lady and the Tramp on TV with her family and Kevin's dogs. She can be seen resting her head against Dipstick during the "Bella Notte" scene. When she is kidnapped, she stays close to her Domino and Little Dipper, along with Dipstick and a few other Dalmatian puppies.
Dottie first appears in the game as she and Dipstick tell Domino and Oddball that all of their brother and sisters are missing, and they will try to rescue them. They also warn them not to get in trouble, which the pups disobey immediately. She is later captured by Le Pelt, along with Dipstick, before Domino and Oddball defeat Cruella and rescue them. Dottie then makes a comment on how she can still smell Cruella, saying it smells like pepper. She also wears a purple collar, unlike in the film. She is voiced by Barbara Dirikson.
In an early demo version of the game, Oddball would have been called Dottie, and (since Pongo is in Dipstick's role for the demo game), it is possible that Perdita would have been in Dottie's role.
- As mentioned above, she wears a red collar in the film and her cartoon forms, but in the 2000 video game, she wears a purple one.