Princess is a dog who shows up without tags at the elder Gilmore residence in ep. 5.11 ("Women of Questionable Morals"). Emily panics when she sees the dog through the window and calls her then-estranged husband Richard, who is living in the pool house, for help. While trying to find the dog's owner and caring for the lost dog, their relationship starts to mend. While Rory and Lorelai visit the pool house, Emily is even on hand, watching the dog. Richard shows Emily how to arrange its blanket, and gets her a fresh drink when he sees a dogs hair in it. The Gilmores are confused about the sex of the dog, since it is hairy, but eventually they find out it is female when the owner claims her. Princess is a long-haired Jack Russell Terrier.