Movies & TV Shows to Watch with your Pet

Ever just need to tune out for a while? Why not watch some shows with your pet while you relax after a long walk? According to Netflix, a full 84% of their members enjoy watching shows and movies with their pets. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said that their pets were the best binging partners. So, what are some feel-good family movies to watch with your pets? Let's take a look!

On Netflix

Our Planet

Our Planet is a great, easy watch for your and your dog or cat. Like most nature documentaries, it explores the wonders of the natural world. Yes, there might be some tense moments in the circle of life, but overall, it's a relaxing watch that comes highly rated. 

The Secret Life of Pets 2

This instant family classic tells the story of a group of city pets on an adventure in the countryside. With adorable, talking pets, what more could you ask for?

Despicable Me

Great for adults and kids alike, Despicable Me has reached cult status on the internet with minion memes everywhere. The bright colors are sure to amuse your furry friends.

We Bare Bears

We Bare Bears is one of those excellent shows that are funny for kids and adults alike. With episodes only 15 minutes long, it's great for a quick watch in between activities.

On Hulu


A chameleon who has lived a sheltered family life sets out on his own and finds himself the sheriff of a small town. Could your dog do a better job as sheriff? Find out on Hulu :)

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

This series adaptation of the popular movie explores the lives of dragons who look and act suspiciously like dogs. As a series, it's great for stop-and-go watching. 

Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness

This instant family classic is available on Hulu as a series. Or, if you're into a movie, Netflix has one ready to go!

On Disney Plus

Fantastic Mr. Fox

This Roald Dahl classic got a modern stop-motion movie update on Disney Plus, and you can watch it anytime you want from the comfort of your own home!

The Shaggy DA

This movie is a sequel, but prominently features a dog-headed man, so what's not to love?

The Princess Bride

The classic love story that transcends the ages, the Princess Bride is a perfect way to spend an evening cuddling with your cat.

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!

Even if you don't have kids, this movie checks all of the boxes: funny, easy to watch, and great with popcorn.

For Rent

Planet Earth: On BBC America or For Rent

Planet Earth is another set of award-winning nature documentaries that you and your pet can enjoy. It's available if you have access to a cable subscription with BBC America, or you can rent it on your favorite video platform.

Air Bud

Even though Air Bud is a part of the Disney franchise, you won't find it on Disney Plus. But that's ok! You can give it a rent on Amazon or one of the other online rentals. Or, even better, pull out that dusty DVD and watch this 1997 classic from the comfort of your own home. Can your dog do those tricks?

Orange cat looking at a laptop

Let us know: what are your favorite movies and shows to watch with your pets?