For other characters who appear in the Fallout universe named Phil, see Phil.
“Oh, the guy was tall, dark-haired with a little graying around the edges. He was dressed all in black leather, like that's a good idea in the desert, and carried a shotgun.”— Phil about Dogmeat's former owner
Solve Phil's Canine Conundrum: Phil provides the Vault Dweller with information about the dog's previous owner, particularly his fate and his appearance, which the Vault Dweller can mimic in order to gain Dogmeat's trust. He is extremely fearful of the dog, and is very thankful when the Vault Dweller gets him to leave.