"Pups Save a Big Bone" is the second segment of the 21st episode in Season 2 of PAW Patrol.


Cap'n Turbot and his cousin Francois are in the middle of an archaeological dig when the cliff they are on collapses all around them. They're left perched on a very small, very high piece of ledge. But the rock slide also unearthed the very dinosaur bone they were looking for! Time to call the PAW Patrol! Rubble clears away all the fallen rocks to make way for Marshall's ladder. Uh-oh even the ladder can't reach Francois and the Cap'n. It's up to Skye to aerial lift the cousins one by one while Rubble's crane rescues the big dino bone. Thanks to the pups team work, Adventure Bay has a complete dino skeleton on display right in front of City Hall!



While the PAW Patrol enjoys some soccer outside the Lookout, miles outside the Adventure Bay City Limits, in the desert, Cap'n Turbot and Francois are busy up on a cliff trying to dig up the last piece of a Tyrannosaurs Rex skeleton that is to be displayed outside the Adventure Bay City Hall. They only need the other hip bone, or femur, to finish the job, but just after they unearth the top of it, Francois tries to speed things up with a sledgehammer. This results in a rockslide that not only unearths more of the bone, but unfortunately destroys most of the cliff they are on as well, leaving only a narrow pinnacle for them to stand on, just out of reach of the cliff wall where the bone is jutting out.

Knowing they are in trouble, Cap'n Turbot calls Ryder to ask for assistance. Ryder assures they are on their way and summons the pups. Marshall ends up getting the pups to form a pyramid while balancing on the soccer ball, but once they crash into the elevator, the pyramid collapses, with the pups all voicing a moan of discomfort from it. Once topside, Ryder explains about the bone, amazing the pups. Zuma asks if any dinosaurs still exist, but Skye tells him that they're all extinct, leading to Rubble making a joke about it. As Ryder continues, saying it's for the skeleton standing outside City Hall, Marshall asks about what else they are needed for, leading to Ryder showing that the Turbots need their help being rescued. Ryder selects Rubble and Marshall to assist with the rescue and salvage of the bone, and the team deploys and heads for the desert.

When they arrive, Rubble clears away the rocks covering the road, and when Marshall attempts to reach the Turbots with his ladder, it is just short of reaching them. Cap'n Turbot's attempts to climb carefully down to the ladder lead to Marshall getting pricked by a cactus after he gets knocked off the ladder by accident by Cap'n Turbot.

With Marshall's ladder unable to reach them, Ryder calls Skye to bring her harness to help. Once they manage to get Francois down, Cap'n Turbot refuses to come down until the bone is completely dug out. With Ryder and Rubble's help, the bone is soon completely free, and Ryder transfers the harness to Cap'n Turbot to help get him down as the pinnacle finally crumbles away completely. Luckily, Horatio is safely hooked in the harness, and the cousins are reunited on the ground.

Despite some glory-hogging by Francois over who found the bone, he shares the credit with everyone else, and later on, back in Adventure Bay, the bone is added to the T-rex skeleton, completing it, and Mayor Goodway proudly opens the attraction up to the public by having Chickaletta cut the ribbon by pecking at it until it rips on its own. The Mayor asks who to give credit where credit is due, and the Turbots declare it a group effort between themselves and the PAW Patrol. The episode ends as Mayor Goodway takes a picture of the Turbots, PAW Patrol, and the skeleton, voicing her positive comments on how the picture turned out afterwards.

Pups in Action

First Responders


  • Use his ladder to get Cap'n Turbot and Francois to safety.


  • Use his crane to get the bone down safely.

Backup Responders


  • Use her harness to rescue Cap'n Turbot and Francois (since Marshall was unable to complete the task).

DVD Inclusions

This episode appears in the following DVD(s):

PAW Patrol episode list
Season 1
Pups Make a Splash | Pups Fall Festival | Pups Save the Sea Turtles | Pups and the Very Big Baby | Pups and the Kitty-tastrophe | Pups Save a Train | Pup Pup Boogie | Pups in a Fog | Pup Pup Goose | Pup Pup and Away | Pups on Ice | Pups and the Snow Monster | Pups Save the Circus | Pup a Doodle Do | Pups Pit Crew | Pups Fight Fire | Pups Save the Treats | Pups Get a Lift | Pups and the Ghost Pirate | Pups Save Christmas | Pups Get a Rubble | Pups Save a Walrus | Pups Save the Bunnies | Pup-Tacular | Pups Save the Bay | Pups Save a Goodway | Pups Save a Hoedown | Pups Save Alex | Pups Save a School Day | Pups Turn on the Lights | Pups Save a Pool Day | Circus Pup-Formers | Pups Save the Easter Egg Hunt | Pups Save a Super Pup | Pups Save Ryder's Robot | Pups Go All Monkey | Pups Save a Hoot | Pups Save a Bat | Pups Save a Toof | Pups Save the Camping Trip | Pups and the Trouble with Turtles | Pups and the Beanstalk | Pups Save the Turbots | Pups and the Lighthouse Boogie | Pups Save Ryder | Pups Great Race | Pups Take the Cake | Pups and the Pirate Treasure
Season 2
Pups Save the Penguins | Pups Save a Dolphin Pup | Pups Save the Space Alien | Pups Save a Flying Frog | Pups Save Jake | Pups Save the Parade | Pups Save the Diving Bell | Pups Save the Beavers | Pups Save a Ghost | Pups Save a Show | The New Pup | Pups Jungle Trouble | Pups Save a Herd | Pups and the Big Freeze | Pups Save a Basketball Game | Pups Save an Ace | Pups Save a Wedding | Pups Save a Talent Show | Pups Save the Corn Roast | Pups Leave Marshall Home Alone | Pups Save the Deer | Pups Save the Parrot | Pups Save the Queen Bee | Pups Save a Mer-Pup | Pups Save an Elephant Family | Pups and the Mischievous Kittens | Pups Save a Friend | Pups Save a Stowaway | Pups' Adventures in Babysitting | Pups Save the Fireworks | Pups Save a Sniffle | Pups and the Ghost Cabin | Pups Save an Adventure | Pups Save a Surprise | Pup-Fu! | Pups Save the Mayor's Race | Pups Save an Outlaw's Loot | Pups Save Walinda | Pups Save a Big Bone | Pups Save a Floundering Francois | Pups Save the Pop-Up Penguins | Pups Save a Snowboard Competition | Pups Save a Chicken of the Sea | Pups Save a Pizza | Pups Save Skye | Pups Save the Woof and Roll Show | Pups Save an Eagle | Pups Bark with Dinosaurs
Season 3
Pups Find a Genie | Pups Save a Tightrope Walker | Pups Save a Goldrush | Pups Save the PAW Patroller | Pups Save the Soccer Game | Pups Save a Lucky Collar | Pups Save Alex's Mini-Patrol | Pups Save a Lost Tooth | Air Pups | Pups Save Friendship Day | Pups Save Apollo | Pups Save the Hippos | Pups Save Daring Danny X | Pups in a Fix | Pups Save a Dragon | Pups Save Three Little Pigs | Pups Save a Stinky Flower | Pups Save a Monkey-naut | Pups Save the Polar Bears | A Pup in Sheep's Clothing | Pups Save a School Bus | Pups Save the Songbirds | Pups Save Old Trusty | Pups Save a Pony | Pups Save a Robo-Saurus | Pups Save a Film Festival | Tracker Joins the Pups! | Pups Bear-ly Save Danny | Pups Save the Mayor's Tulips | All Star Pups! | Pups Save Sports Day | Pups in a Jam | Pups Save a Windsurfing Pig | Pups Get Growing | Pups Save a Space Toy | Pups Get Skunked | Pups and a Whale of a Tale | Parroting Pups | Merpups Save the Turbots | The Pups' Winter Wonder Show | Pups Save the Gliding Turbots | Pups Save a Plane | Pups Save a Giant Plant | Pups Get Stuck | Pups Raise the PAW Patroller | Pups Save the Crows | Pups Save Their Floating Friends | Pups Save a Satellite
Season 4
Pups Save a Blimp | Pups Save the Chili Cook-Off | Pups Save a Teeny Penguin | Pups Save the Cat Show | Pups Save a Playful Dragon | Pups Save the Critters | Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown | Pups Save a Sleepover | Pups Save the Carnival | Pups Save Jake's Cake | Pups Save a Wild Ride | Mission PAW: Royally Spooked | Pups Save Monkey-dinger | Pups Save the Flying Food | Pups Save a Ferris Wheel | Pups Save a Sleepwalking Bear | Pups Save Dude Ranch Danny | Mission PAW: Pups Save the Royal Throne | Pups Save Big Hairy | Pups Save a Flying Kitty | Pups Party with Bats | Pups Save Sensei Yumi | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Baby Octopus | Pups Save the Runaway Kitties | Pups Save Tiny Marshall | Pups Chill Out | Pups Save Farmer Alex | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Shark | Sea Patrol: Pups Save the Pier | Pups Save a Space Rock | Pups Save a Good Mayor | Pups Save a City Kitty | Pups Save a Cloud-Surfer | Sea Patrol: Pirate Pups to the Rescue | Pups Save the Mail | Pups Save a Frog Mayor | Pups Save the Runaway Turtles | Pups Save the Shivering Sheep | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Frozen Flounder | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Narwhal | Pups Save Luke Stars | Pups Save Chicken Day | Pups Save Francois the Penguin | Pups Save Daring Danny's Hippo | Pups Save Baby Humdinger | Pups Save a Pinata | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis
Season 5
Pups Save the Kitty Rescue Crew | Pups Save an Ostrich | Pups Save Big Paw | Pups Save the Hum-Mover | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Sunken Sloop | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Wiggly Whale | Pups Save a High-Flying Skye | Pups Go for the Gold | Pups Save an Extreme Lunch | Pups Save a Cat Burglar | Sea Patrol: Pups Save the Flying Diving Bell | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Soggy Farm | Pups Save the Butterflies | Pups Save an Underground Chicken | Pups Save the Bookmobile | Pups Save Heady Humdinger | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Their Pirated Sea Patroller | Pups Save the PawPaws | Pups Save a Popped Top | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal Kitties
NOTE: The following list of episodes are Season 5 episodes that still have undiscovered premiere dates/production codes.

Mighty Pups | Pups and the Mystery of the Driverless Snowcat | Pups Save a Cuckoo Clock | Pups Save a Sleepwalking Mayor | Pups Save the Movie Monster | Pups Save the Snowshoeing Goodways | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Runaway Stargazer

Season 6
To be announced.
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