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A wounded dog, potentially known as Buttface, Mutt, or Sparky, is a mongrel found in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Part of a random encounter where one can approach a wounded passive female mongrel.[1] Her right legs are at 0 health when examined in V.A.T.S.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

  • The Sole Survivor can interact with the mongrel and will be given the dialogue prompts to ask if there is anything wrong and then a second prompt to render help in the form of a stimpak will be available. Afterward, the right legs will be at full health in V.A.T.S. and the mongrel will walk normally. The third dialogue prompt has either asking her name or choose between the three names Mutt, Sparky, or Buttface. If having to ask her name instead of picking one she will then be labeled "Mutt" afterward. After the naming dialogue concludes Mutt will simply stay in the area until the encounter/zone resets.
  • She will appear pleased at the Sole Survivor having relieved her pain, sometimes producing a teddy bear and happily tossing it about. She will also aid the Sole Survivor against nearby hostile enemies.
  • If encountered during Reunions, Dogmeat will be hostile to her. He cannot kill her though and only knocks her down for a few seconds before she stands up again.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Gunner's camo bandana
Spiked muzzle
Dog armor

Encounter locations

Encounters confirmed to happen at:


  • The mongrel may follow the Sole Survivor around after the encounter.
  • She cannot be assigned or interacted with in build mode like one would a purchased junkyard dog.
  • She will not interact with a dog house if placed.
  • Pickpocketing a dog collar into her inventory has no effect.
  • If provided aid, she may appear again as a random encounter, sometimes appearing in non-player owned settlements as a guard dog.


The wounded dog appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. Sole Survivor refers to her as "bitch" and "girl."