Rick and Morty Wiki
Advertisement
Rick and Morty Wiki

"Where are my testicles, Summer?"
— to Summer as he ambushes her in her bedroom., Lawnmower Dog

Snuffles, (who changed his name to Snowball and back again) was Morty's pet dog featured in the episode Lawnmower Dog. Snuffles is a small, fluffy white-haired dog that experiences some trouble with being potty-trained until Rick develops an IQ-enhancing helmet for him at the request of Jerry.

Biography[]

Snuffles is a dog who is the house pet of the Smith family. He is first mentioned in the Pilot episode, when Beth tells Morty not to kiss the living room pillow, because the dog sleeps there. He first appears in the episode Lawnmower Dog, where Jerry gets mad at him for peeing on the carpet and then scolds him for it. Rick invents a helmet that would make him intelligent enough to understand what they were telling him to do. Eventually, he becomes smart enough to figure out a lot more things about how the humans have been treating him and modifies his helmet to let him communicate with them. He keeps building and learning more, until eventually, he and many other dogs take over and treat the Smith family as their pets, chaining Jerry, Beth, and Summer up in the backyard. He also reveals that he doesn't like the name "Snuffles" and now plans to go by "Snowball". However, when Morty returns from an adventure with Rick, Snowball decides he cannot hurt the only human who actually loved him, and decides instead to leave Earth to found a planet of intelligent dogs.

After this, Snuffles would never be seen again except for his picture on the kitchen wall in a few subsequent episodes.

A flashback to the episode "Lawnmower Dog" was seen in the episode "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind", in a montage of all of Rick's memories.

Another time when he was still in the house is also seen in the episode "Total Rickall", in a montage of all of Rick's memories. Snuffles is seen sitting at the table while Rick "plays cards" with him.

In Unmortricken, in addition to Snuffles being pictured, we also see various alternate versions of Snuffles varied in appearance. However, Snuffles himself cannot be seen, implying his fate as ruler of Planet Dogg-One applies to every reality.

Appearance[]

Snuffles is a little white dog with black, beady eyes and a little black nose. Snuffles also has a blue collar with a circular silver tag on it. It is unknown what breed of dog he is, but it's possible that he is either a Maltese, West Highland Terrier, Bichon Frise, or Shih Tzu.

Personality[]

Snuffles is a kindhearted and playful, albeit dimwitted, dog. Despite his previous nature, once the IQ-enhancing helmet is placed upon him his personality traits change drastically. He becomes a harsh and cruel dog who soon learns of the humans' mistreatment of the canine race and uses his upgraded intelligence to raise a dog army to take over the world. He shows his kindness by sparing Morty and giving him anything he desires after he conquers the world, and later by giving up his wealth and kingdom to save a dying Morty, albeit in a dream.

Relationships[]

Morty[]

Morty is the only member of the family who Snowball declares he can't hurt. This is because Morty is the only member of the family who was actually nice to him. When Snowball was taking over the world and dominating all humans, Rick and Morty entered his dreams to stop him. After waking up from the dream, which involved Morty falling into critical condition, Snowball realized that colonization was not the answer, as dog-kind would not exhibit the cruelty seen from humans, and declared he and his kind would instead to go another dimension and take that over, leaving their dimension alone. Snowball leaves after sharing one last tearful hug with Morty.

Jerry[]

Jerry wasn't too fond of Snowball, back when he lived in the house with him. He was annoyed with the things he did, particularly whenever he'd catch him peeing on the carpet. One time, Jerry rubbed Snowball's face in the urine stained carpet as a way of expressing his anger. When Snowball developed intelligence, he did the same thing back to him and did a lot of other things to him, such as forcing him to pull down his pants and rub his butt all over the carpet and was even attempting to go as far as to fix him, if it wasn't for Morty stopping him.

Powers And Abilities[]

  • Enhanced Intellect: Rick invented a helmet to enhance Snuffles' intelligence, making him smart enough to build a mech, a translation device, and recreate the intelligence enhancer itself for use on other dogs.
  • Human Speech Replication: Snuffles can speak English using his metal collar.
  • Enhanced Strength: With his mech, Snuffles likely has physical strength surpassing an average human.
  • Leadership: Snuffles was able to build and command an army of intelligent dogs to take over humanity to an unknown extent. He was also able to call off the insurgence and lead the dogs to a new dimension with no resistance from his people.

Appearances[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Season 5[]

Season 7[]

Rick and Morty (Comic Series)[]

Other Media[]

Trivia[]

  • Snuffles is based on co-creator Justin Roiland's pet dog named Jerry.
  • The title "Lawnmower Dog" is a parody of the movie The Lawnmower Man.
  • Snuffles' alias, "Snowball", is possibly a reference to the character "Snowball" in George Orwell's Animal Farm, a pig that believes in revolution and supports the dream of a life without humans.
  • The idea came from Justin Roiland's earlier uncompleted animation Dog World, where a family of humans got sucked into a wormhole and now live in a society of smart dogs.
    • In his first appearance, Snuffles is mistakenly called "Ruffles" by Rick. Ruffles is the name of the family's pet in Dog World.
      • A Staffordshire terrier named "Ruffles" is briefly shown in the third episode of the sixth and final season of the show Community, aired in march 24, 2015(which was created by Dan Harmon).
  • Morty mentions an idea similar to Dog World near the end of Lawnmower Dog: "Wow, a whole world populated by intelligent dogs -- I wonder what it'll be like?" Rick responds, "I think it would be great, Morty. It could be developed a very satisfying project for people of all ages. I'd watch it, Morty, for at least 11 minutes a pop!"
  • Snuffles' mechanical suit seems strongly inspired by the "Battle Pods" from Macross/Robotech.
  • Snuffles is a fixed dog. He was seen asking Summer where his testicles were and later got revenge on Jerry for all the things he did to him, which included an attempt to fix him.
  • In Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind, a photograph of Snuffles can be seen near the portal.
  • In many episodes, Snuffles can be seen pictured on the wall in the dining room.

Gallery[]

Merchandise[]

Site navigation[]

ve Rick and Morty Characters
Main characters
Current cast Rick SanchezMorty SmithSummer SmithJerry SmithBeth SmithSpace Beth
Minor characters
Humans Abrodolph LincolerAgency DirectorAlan RailsAlbert EinsteinAlexanderAngie FlintAnnieAnts in my Eyes JohnsonArmothyBaby LegsBlazenBobby MoynihanBradBruce ChutbackBulliesChangColossusCookie MagnetoCoopCreepy Little GirlDanny PublitzDavid LettermanDavinDiane SanchezDwayneDr. WongEarl of EarthEddieEliEli's GirlfriendEric McManEthanFather BobFrank PalickyGeneGene VaginaGeneral NathanGordon LunisGrace SmithHemorrhageHephaestusHolly HooksHunterHunter's DadJacob PhilipJacquelineJaguarJameyJan Michael VincentJeffJessicaJesus ChristJimJodieJoseph CampbellJoseph LipnipJosiahJoyce SmithJudgeKathy IrelandLarryLeonard SmithLogicLord HenderfingerLucyMaggieMartaMarvinMarvin the Cowardly Security GuardMC HapsMorty's GirlfriendMr. GoldenfoldMr. GoldmanbachmajorianMr. MarklovitzMr. NeedfulMrs. PancakesMrs. SpencerMrs. SullivanNancyNarutoNickPaul FleishmanPonchoPresident LelandPriest WitherspoonProfessor ShaboobooProfessor TockReal Fake Doors SalesmanRegular LegsRichardRogerRoyRubenRunning BirdSamanthaStacySteveStory LordSimonTaddy MasonTammyTerryThe President of the United StatesThe WizardTickets Please GuyToby MatthewsTom RandolphTommy LipkipTommy's CloneTricia LangeUncle BarryVance MaximusXanderXing Ho
Aliens / Monsters AdamAlien GoogahAlyson HanniganArmagheadonArthriciaBeeboBenjaminBeta-SevenBirdpersonBlamphsBlim BlamBovaChachiChrisClass-2 ClonerbeastCoach FeratuConcept of TimeConcertoCornvelious DanielCromulonsCrowscareCrystal PoachersCynthiaDaleDale's SonDaphneDarth PoopybuttholeDiablo VerdeDiseasesDoom-NomitronDr. Xenon BloomEyehole ManFartFleebFranklin RooseveltFungoGaiaGalactic Federation PresidentGar GloonchGarmanarnarGazorpazorpfieldGeardudeGearheadGeneral Store OwnerGlarGlennGlexo Slim SlomGlootieGoboGoombyHarold The Garbage GooberHelium-QHoovyHydrogen-FIce-TJagoffJanJaphethJonKearaKendraKevinKyleKing Flippy NipsKing JellybeanKirkland MeeseeksKrombopulos AmyKrombopulos MichaelKyleLighthouse KeeperLil BLittle DipperMa-ShaMagnesium-JMelissaMemory ParasitesMiles KnightlyMr. Always Wants To Be HuntedMr. Booby BuyerMr. ChimneyMr. FrundlesMr. MeeseeksMr. NimbusMr. PoopybuttholeMr. StringbeanMrs. PoopybuttholeNoob-NoobPawnshop ClerkPeacock JonesPissmasterPoopy Jr.PlanetinaPresidentress of The Mega GargantuansPrevious LeonPrince NebulonPurge Planet RulerRebel DoctorReggieRhett CaanRisotto GrouponRoseScary BrandonScary GlennScary OldersonScary TerryScroopy NoopersScroponShlaammiShleemypantsShmooglite RunnerShnoopy BloopersSlippery StairSlow MobiusShrimply PibblesSperm QueenSquanchyStealyStickyStuSulfur-PSupernovaTag-ManTesticle MonsterThe President of the MiniverseTonyTony's WifeTophat JonesTrandorTree PeopleTriple TrunksTruckulaTrunk PeopleUnityVentriloquiverVermigurberVoltematronWorldenderYaarbZarbadar GloonchZeep XanflorpZick Zack
Human hybrids Birdperson's DaughterCalypsoCentaurElon TuskFlorflokMorty Jr.Octopus ManRick's FoalSqueebTicktock
Animals BalthromawBillChud KingCrocubotDiesel WeaselGiant Telepathic SpidersGibble SnakeIzzyLizard PeopleMillion AntsPonetaPussiferSlippySnufflesSquirrelsTalking CatThe KerblinTime BirdTruth TortoiseTough RatTwo Crows
Robots ConroyDelivery DroneDonna GutermanGwendolynHeistotronLady KatanaPat GutermanPurpose RobotSpace CruiserThe Garage
Alternate versions of the main characters
Ricks Adjudicator RickAfro RickAlien RickAntenna RickAqua RickBald RickBig Fat RickBootleg Portal Chemist RickC-131C-132Cat RickCommander RickCop RickCowboy RickCronenberg RickCurly-haired RickCyclops RickD-99D716D716-BD716-CDumb RickEvil RickEvil Rick's Target DimensionFancy RickFascist RickFemale Doofus RickGarment District RickGiant butt-eating RickGoo Monster TargetGuard RickHologram RickHothead RickInsurance RickInvestigator RickJ-22J19α7J19ζ7Josuke RickJuggling RickK-22K-83Little Ricky Wrap-it-upLizard RickMaximums RickimusMechanical RickMega Fruit Farmer RickMemory RickMorty RickPlumber RickPrivate Sector RickQuantum RickRadar RickRegional Manager RickRetired General RickReverse Rick OutrageRicardo MontoyaRick D. Sanchez IIIRick Guilt RickRick PrimeRick Prime (Council of Ricks)RickBotRicktiminus SancheziminiusRiq IVRobot RickS-223Salesman RickSimple RickShrimp RickSlow Jamz RickSlow RickSolicitor RickSupreme Guard RicksBarber RickTeacher RickTeddy RickThe Scientist Formerly Known as RickToxic RickWasp RickWoman RickYellow Shirt RickYo-Yo RickZeta Alpha Rick
Mortys 304-X9-2184CAlien MortyAntenna MortyAqua MortyArtist MortyBald MortyBartender MortyBig Head MortyBig MortyBlue Shirt MortyC-131C-132Campaign Manager MortyCat MortyConstruction Dancer MortyCop MortyCowboy Dancer MortyCowboy MortyCronenberg MortyCrop Top MortyCult Leader MortyCyclops MortyDipper MortyEric Stoltz Mask MortyEvil MortyEvil Rick's Target DimensionFascism-fighting MortyFascist MortyFlower MortyFreckled MortyGenius MortyGiant butt-eating MortyGlasses MortyGoo Monster TargetHammerhead MortyK-22Lawyer MortyLeft-Handed MortyLizard MortyLong Sleeved MortyMabel MortyMechanical MortyMorty Mart Manager MortyMortytown LocosPurple MortyRobot MortyRodent MortySimulation MortyShrimp MortySlick MortyTortured MortysToxic MortyToy MortyTrunk MortyWaiter MortyWasp Morty
Summers Summer Smith Prime304-XC-1239C-132Evil Rick's Target DimensionEvil Summer CloneMechanical SummerNight SummerS-223Wasp Summer
Jerrys Jerry Smith Prime304-XAbandoned JerrysC-132Clone HeadC-500AD-324Evil Jerry CloneEvil Rick's Target DimensionFemale JerryIdeal JerryJ19α7MythologNight JerryPresident JerrySelf-Congratulatory JerryWasp Jerry
Beths Beth Smith Prime304-XBeauty Mark BethC-1239C-132C-137C-500ACat BethCowgirl BethEvil Beth CloneEvil Rick's Target DimensionGoddess BethMythologWasp Beth
Advertisement