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 '15 at 4:29
  • They also kind of wander around the settlement, I don't think he will always be in a dog house. – Michael Campbell Nov 13 '15 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 '15 at 19:16
  • @Jared You may need to try again, as aman207 added another 0 to the console command for me. – JClaspill Nov 16 '15 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 '15 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.

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  • 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 '15 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.

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

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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.

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  • I've had a Brahmin spawn inside the house before. They're so meta... – Ayelis Dec 7 '15 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 '19 at 20:57

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