"It's a Dog's Life" is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of Laverne & Shirley, the 75th overall episode in the series. Written by Judy Pioli, the episode, which was directed by Joel Zwick, premiered on ABC-TV on December 12, 1978.
Shirley handcuffs herself to a dog in protest of the animal's scheduled death at the pound.
Shirley befriends a German Shepard at the kennel,when its abusive owner claims he's a mad dog. Finding out all unadopted and unclaimed dogs are put to sleep,she and Laverne have a sit in. Can their efforts save him and all the other dogs?
- Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio
- Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney
- Phil Foster as Frank DeFazio
- Michael McKean as Lenny Kosnowski
- David L. Lander as Squiggy Squiggman
- Betty Garrett as Edna Babish
- Eddie Mekka as Carmine Ragusa
- Jack Somack as Officer Newman
- Murphy Dunne as Reporter
- Wayne Powers as Cop
- Robin Menken as Christine