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Background information
Feature films Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Ben
Portrayed by
Voice Don Ameche (first film)
Ralph Waite (second film)
Performance model
Inspiration Bodger from The Incredible Journey
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Pops, Old Timer
Personality Polite, loyal, faithful, true, brave, determined, wise
Occupation Peter's golden retriever
Goal To get home (both films)
Home The Seavers' two houses (they live in a new house in the second film)
Allies Chance, Sassy, Peter Seaver, Kate, Delilah, Riley and his gang, Tucker
Enemies The bears, mountain lion, Ashcan and Pete, Jack and Ralph
Likes Peter, being at home, playing
Dislikes Sassy in danger, being away from Peter
Powers and abilities
Weapons Teeth and claws
Fate Welcomes Delilah into the family and continues his life with Peter.
Quote "Come on you two, let's go home."
"You'll never catch anything if you're not patient."
"Thanks, Riley. You're very kind."

Shadow is an old golden retriever and the protagonist from the Disney film, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its sequel, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco. He was voiced by the late Don Ameche in the first film and Ralph Waite in the second film.


Shadow is a wise, old golden retriever. He is very loyal and obedient toward his owner named Peter, a teenage boy who loves him very dearly. Given his age, he sees the way of a dog as his own law. His pet comrades are Chance, a young, immature American bulldog and Sassy, a Himalayan cat who respects Shadow despite him being a dog. He considers himself Chance's guardian as he feels he must watch over the "pup" and keep him from out of trouble. Chance thinks of him as an old fusspot and calls him "old timer," but still has respect for him as well. For an old dog, he can hold up on his own, as he is able to outrun a mountain lion and keep up in a fight against mean stray dogs.


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Films: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey | Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Characters: Chance | Sassy | Shadow | Bob Seaver | Laura Seaver | Peter Seaver | Hope Seaver | Jamie Seaver | Frank | Kate | Birdzilla | Mountain Lion | Riley | Delilah | Ashcan and Pete | Jack and Ralph

Locations: San Francisco

See Also: The Incredible Journey

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