- The plot is similar to the episode "Dog's Day Afternoon".
- This is Doug Dimmadome's first appearance since Crock Talk.
- This is the second and last time Timmy becomes a dog. The first was in the video game "Breakin' Da Rules".
- It is outright stated that Timmy is short for his age. Cosmo also commented on Timmy's height in the episode "Future Lost".
- This episode premiered in the Philippines on November 11, 2014.
- The Muppets - The running gag of people not believing that Turkey is actually a country.
- A Boy and His Dog - The title of the episode is a possible reference to the movie
- Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures - The episode "A Boy And His Dogs" has a similar name to the title of this episode and also it involves dogs but with a different plot.
- Ed, Edd N Eddy - The episode "A Boy And His Ed" has also a similar name to the title of the episode but with a different plot.
- Human Sparky getting sick from eating chocolate.
- People not believing Turkey is actually a country.
- Doug Dimmadome banning dogs from places (specifically Timmy and Sparky).
- Human Sparky acting like a dog.
- People being reminded of someone they know.
- Cosmo's Turtle biting people on the butt.
- Timmy/Sparky chasing squirrels.
- Doug Dimmadome hanging out with an ostrich and letting him enter everywhere.
- Doug Dimmadome hates tables.
- In the scene where Timmy is writing, the girl next to him has a giant paper as well, but in the next scene, only Timmy has a paper in front of him, which is kind of bigger.
- Also, when Timmy looks out the window the same girl next to him is still the same, but in the next scene where everyone holds Sparky, the girl has a totally different design.
- Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof go up to Sparky in fairy form at the derby. According to Da Rules, fairies can't reveal themselves.
- The true-love block stopped Timmy from turning Sparky back into a human because he loved being human. However, when Timmy finds Sparky, he claims that he never liked being a human. Therefore the true-love block shouldn't have stopped him.
- Couldn't Timmy have wished that there was ANOTHER dog to fill the space instead of himself?
- Couldn't Timmy have wished that Doug Dimmadome allowed Sparky to come to the derby and dog park?