Stray dog
Stray dog
Release date 4 September 2006 (Update)
Members only? No
Race Dog
Quest NPC? No
Location Varrock, Meiyerditch
Sells items? No
Gender Not mentioned
Are those fleas all over it?
A mangy mutt.

Stray dogs are dogs that roam around Varrock and Meiyerditch.

Players can interact with stray dogs in the following ways:

  • Shoo - It can be shooed away by the player ("Thbbbbt!"), which will appear in the chat box, causing the dog to whine ("Whine!") and run away. If ignored, it will follow for a certain amount of time, and then it will leave to find a different player to follow. Players can shoo away a dog even if it is following someone else.
  • Feed - It can be fed bones, raw meat, or cooked meat. When players feed it, it happily barks, and will follow for a certain amount of time. If fed with more food, it will continue following, but will not enter any buildings. If the offering is inedible, the dog will growl and not eat it. A borrowed object cannot be eaten by a stray dog.
  • With cats - If there is a cat on the ground while near a stray dog, then it will bark at the cat. Many players object to this harassment of their well loved pet, and in turn use the 'Shoo' function. When a stray dog barks at a wily cat, the wily cat will fight the stray dog. Also, stray dogs are scared of hellcats.

In Varrock there are five stray dogs wandering around. Three are grey and two are brown. Giving a dog a bone is one of the easy tasks in the Varrock Achievement Diary.

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