It was the 'pet' of a traveller. When the traveller died, this damn dog just plopped its furry ass down on my doorstep and wouldn't leave.Phil

Solve Phil's Canine Conundrum is an unmarked quest in Fallout.

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Unmarked Quest: Solve Phil's Canine Conundrum
Go to Phil's house.
Talk to Phil about the doggie.
Wear a leather jacket.
Give the dog some iguana on a stick.
Reward: 100 XP
Dogmeat as a companion

Detailed walkthrough[edit | edit source]

To start this quest, the Vault Dweller needs to go to the Casino area of Junktown. To the right of the entrance area, there is a pair of people trying, unsuccessfully, to enter their house. The reason they cannot enter is that Dogmeat is blocking the door.

Simply wearing a leather jacket (which will remind the dog of its former master) or giving the pooch some iguana-on-a-stick will solve the quest and let the couple enter their house.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

In the Fallout Demo, Dogmeat didn't play a role in this quest. A unique dog, simply named "Dog," was found here instead, and the only option to get it as a companion was to feed it iguana bits (which appear as "on-a-stick").

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O..pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Wearing the leather jacket to convince the dog to follow is a reference to Mad Max, where the same happens.

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