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Does the Dog Die?

by Melanie

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Do you ever avoid watching a movie because you aren’t sure if the animal makes it? You’re not alone! Many people become so emotionally attached to the animals in films, their experience is completely ruined if one is injured or killed. So many people, in fact, that a website has been created to let you know if you need to grab a box of tissues before viewing or if you are safe to watch in the presence of others.

Strange, some can watch the most grisly depictions of human slayings possible, but will fast forward or shut the movie off if they think the cute, little puppy gets even a scratch.

The website greets: “Do you turn off Old Yeller before the end so you can pretend that he lived a long and happy life? Did a cute pet on a movie poster make you think it would be a fun comedy but it turned out to be a pet-with-a-terminal-illness tearjerker instead? Are you unable to enjoy the human body count in a horror movie because you’re wondering whether the dog’s going to kick the bucket? Have you ever Googled “Does the [dog/cat/horse/Klingon targ] die in [movie title]?”

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then welcome – is here for you! If you answered “no” to every question, then you might possibly be lost. Don’t worry – have some lolcats and everything will be fine.”

A quick scroll through the list of movie titles featuring animals will show you what you need to know without giving anything else away. You will read some spoilers if you click on the individual movie links. It is not a complete list of films, but they’re working on it.  This is their key for pet outcomes:


dog happy: No pets die.

Sad Dog Icon: A pet is injured or appears dead but ultimately lives.

Crying Dog Icon: A pet dies.


5.30.13 Does the Dog Die