Should you save the dog in Resident Evil 4 remake?

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Leon S. Kennedy looking at a dog stuck in a bear trap in Resident Evil 4 remake.
March 27, 2023: Resident Evil 4 remake has been out a few days, so we have checked through our information!

If you've started the early stages of the game, you may be wondering whether you should save the dog in Resident Evil 4 remake. If so, this is everything you need to know. We go over where to find the dog, how to save it, and how that affects the game.

The Resident Evil 4 remake is very faithful to the original, so you may be curious what has changed. The beloved dog appears in both versions, and the way you treat it has vast ramifications.

Now that you're here, you may want more information on the game. Here's how the Resident Evil 4 remake inventory system works, what we know about the game's map, and whether or not Resident Evil 4 remake will have a photo mode. Needless to say, there is so much to learn.

Leon S. Kennedy facing off against El Gigante in Resident Evil 4 remake.
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Should you save the dog in Resident Evil 4 remake?

If you're looking to save the dog in Resident Evil 4 remake, you can do so right after Chapter 3 starts. After you leave the manor, you will start to hear the dog whimpering. This is because it's been caught in a bear trap. Walk towards it and hug to the left of the manor to find him. From here, you can simply press a button to let it free. The dog will bark in thanks and immediately run away.


Though you won't notice an immediate difference, he will help you out later on. Play through the game until you get to the El Gigante boss in Chapter 4. Towards the latter stages of the fight, the dog will return from nowhere and bite El Gigante's leg, allowing you to have a free shot at it. This is the only bonus you get from saving the dog, but making a tough fight easier is a nice reward. If you're aiming to beat the game on its tougher difficulties, you should always save the dog.

Now that you know how this works, you may be looking for more guides on the game. If so, here are the best Resident Evil 4 remake weapons, everything we know about the game's voice actors, and some tips on the Resident Evil 4 remake Saddler boss fight.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Resident Evil 4 Remake page.