Before Higglytown Heroes *EVEN* premiered, there was a test pilot somewhere in 2003. It is lost. It is about Eubie, Wayne, Twinkle, Kip, and Fran adopting puppies and kittens. In the We Are Family: A Musical Message for All video, there are clips of the pilot. They sing a song about pets and what to know about it. With the help of Pizza Guy (Pizza Man if you live in the UK), they realize that caring isn't all after all.
After the pilot, the show premiered on September 12, 2004.