I recently dismissed Dogmeat in favor of Codsworth, and I'm fairly sure I sent him to Sanctuary Hills. However, I've had a fairly detailed look around the place and I haven't found him yet. Does anyone know where he is?

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He can spawn back at gas station where you first found him, or at one of the dog houses in Sanctuary.

If you scrapped the dog house that was there, I would go look at the gas station you first found him at.

Also, if you cannot find him at all, use the following (on PC):

  1. Open the Console by pressing ` (same as ~ on US keyboards)
  2. Type: player.moveto 1d162
  3. Press: ENTER

This will teleport you to Dogmeat's location, allowing you to retrieve him and move the doghouse he went to.

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    FYI there are multiple dog houses in sanctuary. I had to find and scrap all but one to force him to a specific location
    – l I
    Nov 13, 2015 at 4:29
  • They also kind of wander around the settlement, I don't think he will always be in a dog house. Nov 13, 2015 at 8:29
  • This didn't work for me. The console didn't show any errors, but neither did Dogmeat appear. Any other ideas?
    – Jared
    Nov 14, 2015 at 19:16
  • @Jared You may need to try again, as aman207 added another 0 to the console command for me.
    – JClaspill
    Nov 16, 2015 at 15:21
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    @Ayelis 2 that I know of. One to the East of your house, and one at your house.
    – JClaspill
    Dec 8, 2015 at 16:33

If the dog still doesn't appear, make sure it isn't on the roof. If it is, build stairs to the roof.

  • This is a problem not just with Dogmeat, but other settlers too. They seem to spawn on top of your old house. This is a good general solution for not just dogmeat, but for the rest of them to find their way off the roof.
    – Robotnik
    Dec 28, 2015 at 9:19

You can normally find him at the Red Rocket Gas Station or in a Dog House at Sanctuary. But the dog house is located behind the yellow house with dog bowls in front of it.


If you have another companion you have to dismiss them before he spawns at red rocket where you found him first of all


I was never able to get DogMeat to reappear until a Main Story quest where he is used. I had searched all of Sanctuary and Red Rocket.

Sidenote: It's funny (Kereng) you mention looking on the roof. I returned from a mission to begin sorting my 'junk' and I kept hearing the sound of the Brahmin like it was inside the house. Turns out, it was on the roof.

  • I've had a Brahmin spawn inside the house before. They're so meta...
    – Ayelis
    Dec 7, 2015 at 18:49
  • Trashcan Carla's Brahmin with the packs on it spawned inside my house, and I can't get him to leave. I may end up moving him via console, but for now I'll just wait.
    – Tim S.
    Apr 25, 2019 at 20:57

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