The Secret Life of Pets PetMOJI App + Reader Giveaway

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How often do you wonder what your pets are thinking or doing when you’re not home? I’m wondering that ALL THE TIME! Like just 30 minutes ago when I got home from picking up our dog at the groomers and I walked in my office to find that one of the cats had knocked my computer mouse off my desk, causing it to split open and sending the battery who knows where. What were they thinking? Was it “I wonder if this mouse will squeak like a real mouse if I kill it?”. Or maybe, “Aha! The humans AND the dog are gone. Let’s see how I can cause trouble.” Unfortunately, I will never know AND I will need to add batteries to my shopping list.

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For all of us who wonder what are pets are thinking about and doing, The Secret Life Of Pets (in theaters July 8) looks like it will give us an idea – or at least a lot of laughs!! The movie offers a humorous look into the minds of cats, dogs and other pets. The trailers look SO FUNNY (Little R is already walking around quoting them), which can be expected because it’s made by the same people who brought us Despicable Me and Minions  some of our favorites!!



Want to turn your pet into a Secret Life of Pets emoji? Download the new PetMOJI app to create an emoji of your favorite furry friend!  Currently available on iOS (Android coming soon), the app features sticker packs and a custom keyboard. You can customize your own PetMOJI avatar by selecting a dog or a cat, then choosing features that look like your pet including body, nose/snout, eyes, ears, and a tail – plus patches, patterns, and colors. This is my Sammy:

Sammy Collage

About the film:

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch.

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  1.' Jennifer Rote says:

    I like Kevin Hart as Snowball.

  2.' shelly peterson says:

    I like Chloe. I would love to see this with my grandsons, it looks cute and they love animals.

  3.' Melissa Baker says:

    I would love to see this with my daughter! We are so excited! The animals look so cute and funny! 🙂

  4.' Jennifer Schultz says:

    My son can’t wait to se this movie! He thought it was coming out in June and was so upset it’s July!

  5.' Jill Jackson says:

    I love Pops he is exactly like me. I know exactly what ly dogs do when I leave because I am on my third couch since January and the younger dog jumps up on the tv stand and kitchen table even while I am home

  6.' Barbara Kirshner says:

    I think Kevin Hart and Louis CK are Awesome and so Funny! I think our pets think about messing up the house and blaming it on each other when we are gone.

  7. My favorite is Chloe. Reminds me of my cat

  8.' Natasha berry says:

    The bunny Snowball

  9.' Tami Barrington says:

    I’m pretty sure my cat sleep all day long. She”s a lazy bum!

  10.' Celeste Herrin says:

    I love Pops! Looks like a very cute movie that my grandson is going to love!

  11.' Julie Goodman says:

    I like Gidget…too cute. Can’t wait to see this with my grandson.

  12.' Jessica To says:

    Our favorite character is Mel. I think my son and I would like to see this because it looks funny.

  13.' Sarah Hall says:

    I would love to see this movie with my grandson.

  14.' Cindy Vincent says:

    What my pets think when I’m not home is “Where’s Mommy?”

  15.' Natalie says:

    My favorite character is Chloe! I bet my dog thinks about when his next meal is when I am away. He loves to eat!

  16.' Kenya Lassiter says:

    I would like to see The Secret Life of Pets because my daughter really wants to see it.

  17.' Sarah Sobocinski says:

    I’m not sure on the names but I love the pug and the dachshund.

  18.' Theresa Lichauco says:

    Snowball. All innocent like BUT a killer rabbit not a fluffy bunny. I may look cute but I am unpredictable.

  19.' rickel bart says:

    they think about bellyrubs

  20. I like Duke (I once had a cat named Duke!)

  21. Chloe is my favorite, I’m sure they raid my fridge when I am out and they are alone.

  22.' Cheryl Billings says:

    Snowball is my favorite character.

  23.' Thomas Murphy says:

    I like Max.

  24.' Charlene S. says:

    I think Duke would be my fave. Looking forward to watching this with my kids.

  25.' Tammy Horn says:

    I love Chloe, she reminds me alot of one of my cats. I’m home almost all the time with my dogs and cats, but the few times I’m not, I’m sure the dogs are just thinking about their next trip out to play agility and track.

  26.' Melanie Montgomery says:

    I don’r think my dog moves when I am not home

  27. The inner kid in me still loves seeing animated/cartoon movies. My teen will see this movie with me so great quality time with the kid!

  28.' Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like Max the Terrior.

  29.' Karen R says:

    I like Buddy! The scene with him with the mixer is so funny!

  30. I’m a big kid, so I have to see this movie. I think I love Max.

  31. I think my cat watches his kitty tv, aka looks out the window, but I wish he had as much fun as the pets in the movie do when their people are away!

  32.' Soha Molina says:

    I like Snowball and my pet probably thinks when I am gonna get home and feed him.

  33.' kathy m says:

    My pets always play games when I leave the house, they must, it is a mess when I get back. Can’t wait to see the movie! Don’t have a favorite, they are all so cute and funny

  34.' Meredith Miller says:

    I like Snowball. I think my dog thinks we’ve abandoned here when we leave. When we come home, her little head is in the corner of the window like she’s been watching for us the whole time.

  35.' Hannah C says:

    I think my dog probably just sleeps and eats all day when we’re not home, desperately waiting for us to get back lol. I want to see this movie because I think it looks cute and my niece would enjoy it.

  36.' Carrie M says:

    I am pretty sure my dog waits on the couch staring out the window until we come home, she probably thinks we will bring some food home for her. Which most of the time we do.

  37.' Jessica Massaway says:

    Chloe is my favorite. This is sure to be a funny movie!

  38.' Alma Rocha says:

    I love Sebastian. I’m sure he sleeps all day though. lol

  39.' Sallee Glickler says:

    The reason I want to see this movie is that it looks too adorable. My 3 cats and 1 dog have some interesting times when home alone, I’m sure

  40. I would like to see it because it looks like a good movie.

  41. I think my favorite character will be Duke.

  42.' Susan Hartman says:

    I’m an animal fan. I love my pets. It would be a fun movie to see with my granddaughter.

  43.' Steve Stone says:

    favorite character is Chloe. love to see this movie for sure.

  44.' Elizabeth Singleton says:

    Kevin Hart as Snowball

  45.' Brittney House says:

    I would love to take my niece because she loves her pets.

  46. I want to see the movie because I am obsessed with dachshunds aka wiener dogs. I already own the stuffed animal!

  47.' Richard Hicks says:

    Buddy is one of my favorites. Our dog has free rein and probably sleeps most of the day and stares at the birds

  48.' Wendy Jabkowski says:

    I want to go see this movie in the theater with my son because he laughs so hard at the previews, plus we love popcorn!

  49.' Amy Pratt says:

    My favorite character is Katie. I have a dog that acts like that.

  50.' Ashley C says:

    My favorite is Buddy! Usually I would say that i think my dogs just sleep when I’m not home, but the past couple of days they have been opening the plastic box their dog food is in and eating while I’m gone. I’m sure they have other adventures that I don’t know about!

  51.' Cynthia C says:

    I want to take my nieces and nephew to see this at the theater. I’m sure we would all enjoy it.

  52.' Julie Wood says:

    My favorite character is Buddy the dachshund. My dog sulks and is in a panic when I am gone. He hates being alone!

  53.' Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite character from The Secret Life of Pets is Duke (Eric Stonestreet)

  54.' Christopher Mason says:

    I want to see it because my daughter laughs so hard every time she sees the trailer on TV.

  55. I want to see it to gain insight as to what my pets may do while we’re gone

  56. My favorite is Chloe the cat and I think it will be an adorable family movie.

  57.' Denise S says:

    I want to see this because it looks funny.

  58. I think my pet sleeps and wonders when I’ll get home to feed her.

  59.' Jeremy S says:


  60.' Angela Kinder says:

    I personally think my cat pretends she’s queen of the world when I’m gone. She certainly has that way about her, and I think she got that from her mom (who died in January).

  61.' Austin Baroudi says:

    Buddy the Dachshund is my favorite character!

  62.' Adrienne Gordon says:

    My daughter is pretty excited for this one.

  63. I like Max the Terrior.

  64.' Debra Hall says:

    i love Louie i think thats what my cats do when i leave

  65.' Tonya Atkinson says:

    I am not sure which animal is my favorite yet. But I am sure I will have one by the end of the movie. I think my dog tries to get to the things he wasn’t able to get to when I was at home.

  66.' Denise B. says:

    I have never heard of this movie until now. So, I don’t even know what characters are in it.

  67.' KaylaKayla says:

    Geez, I think my dog loves it when I’m not home so that he can take a nap!! We go running together in the mornings and then I keep him going once I get home from work. He probably loves it! I always leave the tv on for him because he loves to watch it. My family would LOVE to see this movie in theaters! And my dog (Oy) would love to pick out a toy in PetSmart! 🙂

  68.' Kimberly Hilbert says:

    Chloe the fat grey cat is one of my favorites since she reminds me of my fat grey cat, Frank. Like Chloe, he does like certain dogs enough to talk/play with them, but in the end he doesn’t like all dogs, just like her.

  69. This movie looks so cute!

  70.' nocturnal petting zoo says:

    My chin needs toys 😡

  71. The pug is my favorite! So cute!

  72.' Katharine Davis says:

    All my pets think about all day is when their next meal, and where to nap

  73. Gidget. Jenny Slate is hilarious and seriously underrated as an actor.

  74.' Fawn George says:

    My mom and I want to go. I’m 49 years old and have lots of animals. We really need to see this movie.

  75.' vickie couturier says:

    i would love to take my grandchildren,they love animals

  76.' paige chandler says:

    I want to see this movie because I know my dogs are up to know good when I am not home, L(

  77. I would like to see The Secret Life Of Pets in theaters with my kids, they are going to love it.

  78.' Janice Wright says:

    I have a dog & cat that are at home while I work. I’m thinking Charlie the dog is wondering where I am. I know he is always so happy when I come home, jumping & wagging his short little tail. Now Oscar the cat is probably more worried that I might not come home because he is always worried about being fed. Of course when I do come home, he always totally ignores me once I feed him, either that or goes out of his way to annoy me.

  79.' Lisa Ann says:

    I want to see this with my grandson because he will love it.

  80.' Susan Christy says:

    I think my dogs sleep all day except when they are barking at cars driving by.

  81.' Peggy Damon says:

    My dog has a panic attack when I’m not home so the whole time he’s probably thinking when is mommy coming home!!

  82.' Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I think my favorite character is Mel. My dog probably wonders why I keep leaving and coming back so many times throughout the day.

  83. This movie looks hilarious! Good movie to watch with my two best friends,

  84.' HilLesha says:

    My favorite character is Max.

  85. I like Buddy. I want to see this because I love animals, and it looks funny.

  86. I wish my dog Hunter partied it up while I wasn’t home. Instead he anxiously waits for me to come back!

  87.' Holly Thomas says:

    I want to see this because the trailer looks hilarious!

  88. Chloe is my favorite… she reminds me of my cat lol! I think my cats go places they’re not supposed to go when I’m gone because I find cupboards and doors open and toys in strange places when I get home! I can’t wait to see this movie! Thank you!

  89.' Patricia D says:

    I can’t WAIT to see this movie with my niece and nephews! I often wonder what my cats are up to during the day. My one cat, in particular, is very mischievous, so I imagine he causes lots of trouble!

  90.' Kim Niland says:

    I like Max the best

  91.' Paul Gardner says:

    I like snowball because he seems like a really funny character. I think my pets are always up to no good. My kids love pets and combine that with animation is a good reason to see the movie!

  92.' Jill Hanson says:

    It looks like a fun movie, I would love to see. Hmmm I think my dogs wait around till they can bark, like at the UPS driver.

  93.' Vicki Wurgler says:

    favorite would be Mel-my grandkids have a cat and dog they would love this movie

  94.' Justin Sparks says:

    I would love to go see this in theaters with the kiddos. Sometimes i think I like these kid movies more than them lol.

  95.' jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Cant wait to see the movie in the theatre.



  97.' Stacie H says:

    I can’t wait to see this! It looks like such a great movie.

  98. This looks like a fun family movie. Haven’t been to the movies in awhile.

  99. Chloe because my dog helps himself to the bread

  100.' LaTanya says:

    I like Snowball and I want to see the movie because it looks funny.

  101.' Julia Barnes says:

    My husband and I want to see this movie for Buddy!

  102.' Debbie F says:

    This movie looks soooo good and funny and cute!!
    My cat, well when I’m not at home he’s probably thinking “Thank God she’s gone! all that incessant chitter chatter and messing up my fur! aaaaaah peace and quiet!”

  103.' Tiffany S says:

    I would like to see the Secret Life of Pets because it looks like a good movie and my nephew would like to see it.

  104.' Maryann Royster says:

    I liked the big brown shaggie dog I keep seeing in the pictures. I think my dogs sleep when I’m out, they sleep when I’m there so I don’t think there would be a difference. I’m waiting till the movie is being shown by my town in an outdoor movie night, across the street from my house in a couple of months.

  105.' Dwayne Berry says:

    The huge dog looks funny. And I’ve had bunnies before, so I think I’ll really like the bunny rabbit too.

  106.' Allison Swain says:

    I will probably like Max. i want to see this because it looks so cute! Thanks for the chance to win

  107.' Christina O says:

    I want to see this movie because the characters are adorable.

  108. My favorite is Snowball.

  109. I like Max.

  110.' Kelly D says:

    Chloe is my favorite. I think my cat probably sleeps all over the house when we are not home.

  111.' D Gonzalez says:

    Love Gidget. She’s the coolest and the cutest.

  112.' Dawn Keenan says:

    We are cat owners so I think that Chloe would be our favorite character in the movie.

  113. My favorite character is Gidget. I think my cat naps in the sunshine and watches birds all day when I’m gone.

  114. Hard to pick one favorite character. They are all cute and funny. I think our dog Kevin sleeps a lot when we aren’t here and our dog Ellie walks around the house constantly.

  115.' Readwritered says:

    I think our pets have walked around looking for items to knock off of tables!

  116.' Danielle Weidknecht says:

    I would love to see this movie because my husband and I love animated movies. We have 3 dogs at home and we also foster for the shelter so I think we will really like this movie!

  117.' Cynthia Mercado says:

    I have always wondered what my pets or any pets do when the owners arent home. I have thought about video taping them. I personally think they walk around looking for something to do, wait for the owners to get home and lay down (sleep) while waiting. But who knows, maybe they are partying and whooping it up!

  118.' Lori Walker says:

    I think this would make a great date – that’s why I want to see in theaters.

  119.' Linda Wilmer says:

    I adore the whole concept of this movie. Past hidden videos show our pets are quite active, sneaky and hilarious once we leave.

  120.' Michelle C says:

    My dog likes to spend her days shredding tissues or napkins if she can find them! My kids are I are excited for this movie. The dog characters seem so hilarious in the trailer.

  121.' Julie Murphy says:

    My kids would like to see this. I love the commercials for it.

  122.' Angela Winesburg says:

    My favorite is Chloe

  123. Chloe is my favorite, that is my nieces daughters name. Although our Chloe is that complete

  124.' Julie Waldron says:

    Our cat sleeps when we’re not home.

  125.' Jennifer R says:

    I think my favorite character in this new film will be Chloe the sarcastic cat. I think my dog is a neurotic mess when I am not home. I want to see The Secret Life of Pets because it looks like a fun family oriented film that we can all enjoy.

  126.' Rosanne says:

    I think my pet thinks about food, or getting that bird, rabbit or gopher that they see outside from my sunroom

  127.' Yvonne Delgado says:

    Max the spoiled pet is my favorite. i love dogs

  128.' Mary Cloud says:

    I like Buddy – I think my animals all just lay around and sleep when I’m gone since that’s all I ever see them doing

  129. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so no favorite character. I have been told that my dog whines continually when I am not home, and my grandson even taped him once to prove it!

  130.' Michelle S. says:

    My husky spends most of the day snoozing on his dog bed and trying to avoid any of the cats, the cats sleep in odd places like on top of the satellite receiver or the dryer or in the bathtub. My other dog sleeps in her crate and dreams about chasing her toys.

  131.' Marianna says:

    I think my pets mostly lie around and nap when I’m not home

  132. Mel is my favorite 🙂 I’d love to see this with my kids and husband.It looks like an adorable and funny movie.

  133.' Angela Saver says:

    I want to see this in the theater because I have heard great things about it & want to take my family to see it! Buddy is my favorite character!

  134.' Gabrielle Kinman says:

    Thank you yet again.

  135.' Jim Hayes says:

    My favorite character is Max since that’s my dogs name. I know he sits on the couch and people watches all day, because I always come home to a messy couch with pillows everywhere and hair shedding on the couch.

  136. Snowball is my favorite character. I think my dog sleeps all day when I’m not home.

  137.' Shawn A says:

    The previews look so cute and funny, I can’t wait to see it!

  138.' Yona Williams says:

    I think my dog whines for a bit when I leave, and will eat anything if she could. I’ve been wanting to get a baby cam for her.

  139.' Jennifer Miller says:

    I love Max because he reminds me of the dogs at the shelter I volunteer at – but I also love Louis CK. I can’t wait to see this movie!

  140.' Cynthia R says:

    I would like to see this movie because we love animals and have 3 cats. we have often wondered what they are thinking and what they do when we are not home. I’m guessing they sleep in different spots but it would be fun to think of them as watching tv (a soap perhaps), flipping through a magazine, etc. I think Buddy is too cute!

  141.' Susan Smith says:

    Im pretty sure my dog sleeps all day long.

  142.' Josh Rosayn says:

    I am a big Luis CK fan.

  143. We would like Mel the best because my husband loves and used to own and breed pugs!

  144.' Kelcie Roscoe says:

    I love Louis CK!

  145.' Kristen J. says:

    Haven’t seen it yet but I think I’m going to love Kevin Hart as the bunny.

  146.' Grant D says:

    I havent seen it yet, but Snowball looks funny!

  147. My favorite would be Gidget. My pets probably spend most of the time sleeping, when they’re not knocking over trash cans.

  148.' Linda Trinklein says:

    I dont know the characters yet, but my son already loves the big dog! I think my kids would really enjoy this movie!
    thank you for the chance!

  149.' crystle tellerday says:

    mel cause he is a pug

  150.' Janice Dean says:

    I haven’t seen this yet, but would love to take my grandsons to see it!

  151.' Marty Crosson says:

    I haven’t seen the movie and I suspect my dog sleeps most of the day, when he’s not plotting how to get dirty diapers out of the Diaper Genie or barking at the mail carrier.

  152. I’m pretty sure my dog sleeps the entire day

  153.' Erica B. says:

    I think my dog just sleeps all day!

  154.' susan smoaks says:

    max is my favorite. i love this movie i can’t wait to see it.

  155. I saw the movie. It was really cute.

  156.' Michelle H. says:

    I want to see this movie because I love dogs, especially pugs, and this movies looks cute.

  157. I would like to see this movie because it looks funny.

  158.' Jerry Marquardt says:

    I would like to take my nephew to see The Secret Life of Pets. My kitty goes onto the counter-tops as soon as I leave the house.

  159. We love Mel! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  160. Louis C.K. as Max!

  161.' Tabathia B says:

    My kids want to see it because it’s an animated movie with talking pets

  162.' Kim Keithline says:

    I think my dog sleeps all day he is in the same spot when I get home as when I left he is very lazy!

  163.' Philip Lawrence says:

    I like Buddy. My dogs sleep when I leave!

  164.' Tammy Evans says:

    I love Max! I think my pets sleep all day, hey I would if I could stay home!

  165. I think my cats know that they can run wild when I’m away because my downstairs neighbor tells me she hears them racing through the house. When I’m home they’re just resting up for later.

  166.' Sarah Cool says:

    My favorite character is Snowball!
    I would love to see this because it looks hilarious and is family friendly

  167.' Allyson becker says:

    I want to see this movie badly. It sounds so cute and so much fun!

  168.' laurie murley says:

    I think my pets think i’m not coming back, when I get home they get so happy and they have to sit in the chair with me for a long time

  169.' Kathy Pease says:

    When we are not home our dog pees on the side of our couch

  170.' peter gladue says:

    Chase like to line his stuff toys around him and he talks to them, when my brother is not home

  171. I’d like Mel.

  172. I think my pets are online shopping

  173.' jules m. says:

    max is my favorite because he looks like our pup charlie. I think my pets sleep while i’m gone!

  174.' Kathryn C says:

    if I don’t close my clothes drawer all the way before I leave the house, then I come home to it opened more with a cat sleeping inside on clean clothes- somehow one of them (I have 5 cats) manages to pry it open more…or maybe they work as a team LOL

  175.' Rebecca P. says:

    My favorite is Duke! And my pets probably try to assess by what we are wearing, how long we might be gone- and then make their plans from there. daytime/casual- grocery store..ehh not worth the effort nighttime/dressed up haha this will be a party for both us & them!

  176.' Claire Quaile says:

    We love God get, we think our dog watches TV when they’re gone.

  177.' brandy c says:

    I think my cat mostly sleeps when I’m not home. I’m excited to see the movie because I think it will be funny.

  178.' Seyma Shabbir says:

    I think I will like Buddy the most! Cannot wait to take my sons to see the movie!

  179.' Sarah Mayer says:

    I want to see this movie because it looks very kid friendly.

  180.' Timothy says:

    Louis CK is hilarious. I would love to take my nephews.

  181. I want to see this because it looks really cute.

  182.' Katherine Riley says:

    We like Chloe. I think my cats plot about what they are going to knock over in the middle of the night.

  183.' Candie L says:

    We have not seen it yet but we really want to see it as a family. Thank you

  184.' Dina Lindquist says:

    Chloe is my favorite character. She reminds me of my cat! 🙂

  185.' Leah Shumack says:

    I think that my cats just sleep all day just so they can run around and be crazy for the first two hours after we get home.

  186.' Trisha McKee says:

    I love Chloe! My daughter and I want to see this movie together. We have three bulldogs that I just know are up to no good when we leave the house!

  187.' Birdiebee says:

    I know my pets have taken toilet paper to the backyard and strewn it all over along with taking items from the laundry basket out back.

  188. Gidget is my favorite. I think my dog sleeps a lot when we’re not home.

  189.' Lily Kwan says:

    I would like to see this movie because this looks very interesting!

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