The Truth About Will and Dogs

But he's so cutes!
"But he's so cutes!"
Title “The Truth About Will and Dogs”
Episode # 1.10 (10)
Season # 1
Original Airdate 15-Dec-1998
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

After Grace defies Will's wishes and brings home a puppy, Will can't resist the pooch and begins to treat him like a newborn baby. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen worry about the dog's effect on Will and Grace and insist that the new parents go out for a night on the town.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Gary Grubbs (Harlin Polk)
  • Tom Gallop (Rob)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen)
  • Katie O'Rourke (Michelle)
  • Michael Lucas (Andy)
  • Anthony Paul Meindl (Cute Guy)


  • "Will & Grace" moves to Tuesday at 9:30 (after "Just Shoot Me").
  • Grace tells Will that he is ready to start dating.
  • Since Will and Grace can't spend time with the puppy while at work, they give him to Jack, who has plenty of time on his hands. Jack names the dog Klaus Von Puppy.
  • This is Harlin's last appearance until Season 2's "Polk Defeats Truman".




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

12/15/19989:30 PM09.5/14%#23Moves to Tuesday 9:30
03/30/19999:30 PM09.9/15%#28
07/06/19999:30 PM07.7/13%#23Tuesday 9:30 special airing