|“||Shadow was loyal, Shadow was faithful... Shadow was a chump.||„|
|~ Chance's opinion on Shadow|
|“||"You'll never catch anything if you're not patient."||„|
Shadow is a golden retriever and the main protagonist of the 1993 Disney film, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. He was one of the many heroes amongst dogs in its sequel Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco. In the films, since he is a dog, he cannot speak but can through the mind as well as all other dogs and cats in both films.
Shadow is a wise, old golden retriever, who is very loyal and obedient to his owner Peter, a teenage boy who loves him very dearly. Given his age, he sees the way of a dog as his own law. His pet comrades are Chance, a young, immature American bulldog and Sassy, a Himalayan cat who respects Shadow despite him being a dog. He considers himself Chance's guardian as he feels he must watch over the "pup" and keep him from out of trouble. Chance thinks of him as an old fusspot and calls him "old timer", but still has respect for him as well. For an old dog, he can hold up on his own, as he is able to outrun a mountain lion and keep up in a fight against mean stray dogs.