Dog Pound Slots

Dog-PoundDog Pound is a dog themed slot, a Rival Gaming title that doesn’t have a great design, but it does enter a territory that has a lot of fans. The dog theme has been approached before, many times a lot better than Rival did in this case. The design seems to be important when it comes to dogs, as people are used to feeling deeply about rescued animals or about cute puppies. The low quality graphics of Dog Pound doesn’t quite manage to elicit that kind of response, so it’s hard to be truly excited about playing it.

Offering 5 reels with a total of 15 bet lines, Dog Pound tries to be at least decent when it comes to features, but it’s not as great as we would’ve wanted. You will discover the wild symbol and its multiplier, plus the free spins which also multiply their prizes. Speaking of the prizes, up to $25,000 can be won inside the game, and that’s before any multipliers get a chance to get involved.

Features of Dog Pound

Two symbols are used for the features that Dog Pound presents. First would be the wild and its multiplier, second would be the scatter and the free spins it can get you. No bonus games here, so you just get the basic features that you would expect.

The Bulldog is the most dangerous looking dog out of the ones used as symbols, so it has one of the biggest roles as well. The wild symbol gets you the top jackpot, and in case that wasn’t important enough, it also acts as a substitute for others and hopefully gets you more prizes in the long run. With each combo formed with its help, you get twice the usual prize, the wild offering a x2 multiplier whenever it gets involved.

Free Games Feature

The small Chihuahua is the dog that is least threatening and it takes the role of the second feature, the scatter symbol that gets you free spins. While it’s not a guarantee in slot machines from Rival, in this case you also get a good prize with its help, going from 2x to 500x the bet when you have up to five of them in random positions.

As for the free spins, they require 3+ scattered Chihuahuas and the reward is a total of 15 free spins and x3 multipliers.

Betting options and jackpots

The betting system is not unusual, using a mix of lines, coins and different denominations to allow the player to modify it as he needs. The game’s 15 lines get 1 to 5 coins each, while the denominations don’t go higher than $0.50, the minimum being at $0.01. The slot’s biggest wager is worth only $37.50, which is not bad for this industry.

As for the best prizes on the line, a 10,000x top jackpot is offered, the equivalent of about $25,000 when the biggest line wagers are used.

Design and symbols

I’ve mentioned it before, but the design is the truly weak part of the offer that Dog Pound puts in front of you. The features might be just average, but the design is way below that middle line. With so many pet themed games of great quality already out there, I can’t find a really good reason to play this one over the others, not if the design matters to you at least.

Symbols: Bulldog (wild, 10,000x), Chihuahua (scatter, 500x the bet), Poodle (750x), Doberman (750x), Saint Bernard (400x), Dalmatian (250x), Shar Pei (250x), Daschund (125x), Dog Catcher (100x), Tennis Ball (100x), Bones (100x) and Dog Food (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The dog related theme might convince some people to give it a try, but the design seems to try its hardest to prevent that from happening. The features aren’t that great either, so all in all I’d say you can safely skip it, you’re not missing much.

The Dog Pound slot machine is offered through the Rival platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.