in the pawprints of history
A Stubby Squad exclusive, IN THE PAWPRINTS OF HISTORY takes you on a journey with writer/director Richard Lanni as he follows the adventures of Stubby and the 102nd Infantry Regiment across France.
Visit the real locations featured in the film, examine archival photographs and film from 100 years ago vs. the French countryside today, and join a trench excavation project led by high schoolers from Stubby’s home state of Connecticut.
STUBBY: THE SERIES will start in 1915 – a full two years before Stubby met Robert Conroy and joined the Army – when the little stray with the stubby tail is just a puppy in search of a meal, a bed, and a good time (though not necessarily in that order).
He becomes attached to a band of street kids and together they play, hunt for food, and evade capture from a vindictive policeman and his menacing dog.
Focusing on tales of friendship, solidarity, and resourcefulness in the face of adversity, the show reminds us that even the greatest heroes can have the unlikeliest beginnings.
SGT. STUBBY 2 brings Conroy and Stubby home to Connecticut, where life isn’t exactly as it was before they left. There were now more cars than horses on the streets, women could vote, movies and celebrity culture was born, and the sudden rush of modern city life meant new challenges like organized crime and anarchistic terror.
During all this, a chance encounter with a theater impresario leads Stubby to the bright lights of vaudeville, treading the same boards as major stars of the day and bringing joy to millions of Americans adjusting to life after wartime.
stubby and friends
Produced in collaboration with celebrated children’s author and illustrator Scott Christian Sava (
When the war ended, Stubby and Conroy did not immediately return to the US; they took a trip to Provence and the French Riviera. They visited Gaston in Moustiers-Sainte- Marie, where Stubby made some new friends.