Travis - This boy is fourteen years old and the main character of the story. The novel is told from his point of view.
Old Yeller - This is a big yellow dog with slick hair, a chewed off ear, and a stub tail.
Little Arliss - This character is five-years-old. He is pesky and mischievous. He helps provide comic relief for the story by his antics of catching bugs and lizards and by playing in the drinking water naked.
Mama - This character stays home with the boys when Papa goes on the cattle drive. She is practical and competent in the wilderness.
Papa - This character leaves at the beginning of the novel on a cattle drive to Abilene and returns at the end of the novel.
Lisbeth - This character is eleven, has white blond hair, and big solemn eyes.
Bud Searcy - This...
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