- For the old removed infected, see dog infected.
After unlocking the doghouse, the dog will be able to save the player from a sure death once every 4 hours. This will happen only after the one foot in the grave symptom is on the player, which would mean your next death would normally be a final one. The four hour timer counts down even when you're offline, so if you're worried about not having the dog's protection you can close the game until it would be active again.
You first learn about the dog in the "New kinds of ally" quest (and learn his name is Pouch). After this quest, you must become friends with Sylvie Dawson (by earning 250 points with her). This can be done by, once a day, finding her dog in various zones and completing their task. Each task will earn you 25 points, thus requiring at least 10 days to complete.
After getting 250 points, return to Sacramento Suburbs and talk to Sylvie Dawson. A new quest will unlock. After this quest, you have to become friends with the dog (by earning 700 points).
After the 700 quest, you then have to earn 1050 points, to unlock the Doghouse.
RenownEditAfter befriending Sylvie Dawson, you can begin gaining renown with the dog to unlock it as a companion.