Obviously Data has his cat Spot and Picard has his fish. Bit of a random question, but what other pets do we know that reside on the Enterprise-D i.e. how many do we know about?

  • I've often wondered how many pets are on the Enterprise-D. +1! – Praxis Aug 31 '15 at 4:05
  • @Praxis Like I say, a bit of a random question, but glad you liked it! If you can find any more information, please feel free, mine is not exactly an exhaustive list! – Often Right Aug 31 '15 at 4:06

We know about :

  • Christina, O'Brien's tarantula (TNG: Realm of Fear)
  • Livingston, Picard's Lionfish
  • The two Spots, Data's cats (kudos Xantec)
  • Amanda Rogers' three dogs for a brief period (TNG: True Q) (Kudos Xantec)
  • Worf's Targ for a few seconds (TNG: Where No One Has Gone Before) (Kudos Xantec again!)
  • Tasha Yar's cat for a few seconds (TNG: Where No One Has Gone Before) (Kudos Xantec)

We also know that there are other cats:

BARCLAY: I'm curious, sir. Who's the father?

DATA: I am not certain. Spot has escaped from my quarters on several occasions and there are twelve male felines on board. I intend to run a full DNA analysis on the kittens once they

(TNG: Genesis)

It seems there may have been at least one male and one female dog as well:

In early 2365, a litter of puppies visited the nursery aboard the Enterprise-D. Ian Troi was among the children who played with the puppies. (TNG: "The Child")


For a short time, the being in the form of the dog Maura was on the ship, but didn't 'reside' on the Enterprise-D per-se.

So, there's at least 24 pets on board that we have seen, including those that were there for a brief period of time (not counting the puppies), but there were probably many more that we didn't see.

Not on the Enterprise-D, but just a fun fact, Dr Zimmerman's holographic lizard was called Leonard

  • Technically, Maura was never on the ship... in fact, Maura was never seen on screen. – T.J.L. Aug 31 '15 at 13:04
  • @T.J.L., well, if you want to be technical about it, then there was a being in the form of a dog that was on the Enterprise, but I guess you're right – Often Right Aug 31 '15 at 23:16
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    Amanda Roger's dogs were on the Enterprise for a few seconds. Also, Data has had at least two cats named Spot, one male and one female. As for the puppies, we don't know that they were born from dogs on the ship; they could have been picked up before or during the episode. In the same episode with Amanda Rogers Q turned Beverly Crusher into a dog for a few seconds, although I don't believe anyone would have claimed her as a pet. – Xantec Sep 1 '15 at 21:33
  • I think it is the first episode with the Traveler when Worf's pet Targ appears on the bridge for a couple seconds. Tasha Yar's pet cat may have also made an appearance on the Enterprise in this episode, but perhaps not. – Xantec Sep 1 '15 at 21:40
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    @OftenRight Amanda Rogers was an extremely temporary visitor (and her dogs even more so), yet you included them in your answer... :-) – Paul L Jul 27 '16 at 11:50

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