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* In one news story, a couple find out that their babysitter was abusing their child because their normally gentle dog turned aggressive whenever the babysitter came over.

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* In one news story, On a number of occasions, a couple find out that their babysitter was abusing their child because their normally gentle dog turned aggressive whenever the babysitter came over.over, or a cat was being actively hostile towards the babysitter.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'''s titular character is always the first and only character to discover evil and/or strange creatures, but his owners Muriel and Eustace never listen to him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'''s titular character is always the first and only character one to discover evil and/or strange creatures, but his owners Muriel and Eustace never listen to him.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'''s titular character is always the first to discover evil and/or strange creatures, but his owners Muriel and Eustace never listen to him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'''s titular character is always the first and only character to discover evil and/or strange creatures, but his owners Muriel and Eustace never listen to him.
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This trope is not restricted to dogs - cats and horses are also commonly invoked, amongst other creatures. Nor necessarily ''animals'' - some plants have the ability too. When a human character has this power, it's a GutFeeling.

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This trope is not restricted to dogs - -- cats and horses are also commonly invoked, amongst other creatures. Nor necessarily ''animals'' - -- some plants have the ability too. When a human character has this power, it's a GutFeeling.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'': Ozzie growls at the bat call, which is being sung by Mandrake.



* In the obscure Spanish animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Nocturna}}'', all the cats in the Cat Shepherd's pack start to go and yowl at a wall. The BigBad of the film, [[LivingShadow the Shadow]], is then revealed, slipping out of the, um, shadows.
* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', San and her wolf companion find hundreds of mice scurrying away from the direction where humans using boar skins to masquerade themselves to find the Forest Spirit. Apparently they're so terrifying that they willingly scurry over a full grown woman and a giant wolf to get away.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'': Ozzie growls at the bat call, which is being sung by Mandrake.
* In the obscure Spanish animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Nocturna}}'', all the cats in the Cat Shepherd's pack start to go and yowl at a wall. The BigBad of the film, [[LivingShadow the Shadow]], is then revealed, slipping out of the, um, shadows.
* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', San and her wolf companion find hundreds of mice scurrying away from the direction where humans using boar skins to masquerade themselves to find the Forest Spirit. Apparently they're so terrifying that they willingly scurry over a full grown woman and a giant wolf to get away.



* The cat who's taken up residence in Marnie's house in ''Film/OneHundredFeet'' frequently detects Mike's presence before he becomes visible.



* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
** In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (1979), the cat is able to detect the titular creature, though no-one apart from Ripley seems to be aware of this.
*** Brett does notice that the cat is hissing at something, but by the time he turns around to see what's bothering Jones it's really too late.
** In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', during the opening dream sequence, Ripley's cat senses the ChestBurster inside her and starts to hiss.
** In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', a dog barks incessantly when the xenomorph is present.



* In ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}'', Sandy reacts to [[spoiler:Annie's hired "real parents"]] with aggression and fear.



* In ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', when the trio head into the subway system to hide, they find dozens of rats scurrying away from the rear end of a darkened tunnel. One of the characters, Marlene, is GenreSavvy enough to realize they have to get away from the area the rats were running away from. Minutes later a giant parasite attacks the group and injures Marlene, who dies a nasty death from the infected bite.
* The Perron's dog Sadie in ''Film/TheConjuring'' refuses to enter the house, sensing the evil force within. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, this doesn't save her.]]
* Van Helsing in ''Film/{{Dracula 1979}}'' confirms his suspicions about his late daughter's vampirism by investigating her resting place with a horse. When the horse comes by her grave, it stars stomping the ground with its hoof, and then runs away in terror. Van Helsing and Dr. Seward then start digging.



* The female character's pet dog in ''The Hole'' (2009) runs away when the human character's are investigating the, uh, hole and she states the dog doesn't like it. The dog also freaks out when ''something'' tries to drown the little brother.
* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Nana the dog senses that the titular Captain is about to invade the Darling home and starts barking.
* In ''Film/InTheLineOfFire'', Pam's dog growls aggressively at "James Carney", who is really would-be Presidential assassin Mitch Leary, and [[spoiler: who kills Pam and her roommate]].
* In ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'', Crowley's dog detects the evil early on, but is unwilling to abandon his owner.
* In ''Film/JeepersCreepers2'', the farmer's dog is the first one to notice that there's something off with one of the scarecrows...
* Wolf in ''Film/TheJourneyOfNattyGann'' reliably warns Natty of all kinds of impending trouble.
* Owen's ''Velociraptor'' pack from ''Film/JurassicWorld'' really dislike Vic Hoskins, a BloodKnight who wants to use the dinosaurs for modern warfare. One example is shown when they have a snarling fit whenever Hoskins arrives at their holding pens. Delta especially seems to have it out for him, and she is the one to [[spoiler:slaughter him near the end of the movie]].
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': The Horses have every reason to be scared of the mountain where the Dead live. For once, the Humans understand the reasons for their fear. Elves, however, don't. The film specifically inserts a scene in which a Hobbit's dog cowers and retreats in fear from a Ringwraith.



* The president's dog in ''Film/MarsAttacks'' barks at the Martians on the television.
* Used a ''lot'' in the 1944 film ''[[Film/TheMummysHand The Mummy's Ghost]]'', in which dogs barking the alarm or biting at his ankles actually pose a greater obstacle to the mummy's comings and goings than anything the human characters do.
* In ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', Animal realizes right away that Kermit has been replaced by an evil criminal mastermind.
-->'''Animal''': Bad froggy!



* In the short film adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes The Road Virus Goes North]]'', the protagonist is dumbfounded as to why dogs bark madly at him wherever he goes. They're actually disturbed by the cursed picture he's got in his car. When the titular Road Virus himself first appears, the EvilDetectingDog falls instantly silent except for a few terrified whimpers.
** Also used in the Stephen King miniseries ''RoseRed'', where an otherwise nice dog bites the powerful, autistic psychic Annie. While Annie is not exactly evil, she does retaliate by causing rocks to fall from the sky and crush the house of the people who own the dog, so the dog's attitude was arguably justified.
* ''Film/OutpostRiseOfTheSpetsnaz''. After being thrown into a cell in an underground Nazi medical experimentation lab, the Russians note that despite the smell of decay there's no sign of rats or their droppings. "You know you're in trouble when the rats have abandoned ship."



* Averted in ''Film/{{Perfume}}''. Thanks to the villain's complete lack of scent, he steps right over a sleeping dog as he's sneaking up to Laura's bedroom, without it sounding the alarm.
* Kelly's dog Ginger in ''Film/RaceWithTheDevil'' is the first to notice the cultists. It later gets hanged from the RV's door.
* The dog-like alien creature adopted by Film/{{Riddick}} is disturbed at the approach of rain. Riddick tells it there's nothing to worry about, goes to pet it...then realises from its tense body that he'd better start worrying.
* In M. Night Shyamalan's ''Film/{{Signs}}'', the dogs smell big-time alien and bark and bluster accordingly.



* ''Film/{{Super 8}}'': All the dogs in the area run away to other towns because they can tell there's a monster running around.



* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Nana the dog senses that the titular Captain is about to invade the Darling home and starts barking.
* In the short film adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes The Road Virus Goes North]]'', the protagonist is dumbfounded as to why dogs bark madly at him wherever he goes. They're actually disturbed by the cursed picture he's got in his car. When the titular Road Virus himself first appears, the EvilDetectingDog falls instantly silent except for a few terrified whimpers.
** Also used in the Stephen King miniseries ''RoseRed'', where an otherwise nice dog bites the powerful, autistic psychic Annie. While Annie is not exactly evil, she does retaliate by causing rocks to fall from the sky and crush the house of the people who own the dog, so the dog's attitude was arguably justified.
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
** In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (1979), the cat is able to detect the titular creature, though no-one apart from Ripley seems to be aware of this.
*** Brett does notice that the cat is hissing at something, but by the time he turns around to see what's bothering Jones it's really too late.
** In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', during the opening dream sequence, Ripley's cat senses the ChestBurster inside her and starts to hiss.
** In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', a dog barks incessantly when the xenomorph is present.

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* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Nana John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'', the dog senses that the titular Captain is about to invade the Darling home and starts barking.
* In the short film adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes The Road Virus Goes North]]'', the protagonist is dumbfounded as to why
dogs bark madly at him wherever he goes. They're actually disturbed by the cursed picture he's got in his car. When the titular Road Virus himself first appears, the EvilDetectingDog falls instantly silent except for a few terrified whimpers.
** Also used
in the Stephen King miniseries ''RoseRed'', where an otherwise nice dog bites kennel definitely know something is off with the powerful, autistic psychic Annie. While Annie is not exactly evil, she does retaliate by causing rocks to fall from the sky and crush the house of the people who own the dog, so the dog's attitude was arguably justified.
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
newcomer...
** In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (1979), the cat is able to detect the titular creature, though no-one apart from Ripley seems to be aware of this.
*** Brett does notice that the cat is hissing at something, but by the time he turns around to see what's bothering Jones
Not when it's really too late.
** In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', during
first put in the opening dream sequence, Ripley's cat senses the ChestBurster inside her and starts to hiss.
** In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'',
kennel however, implying that The Thing can fool a dog barks incessantly when as well as it can humans. Eventually the xenomorph is present.dogs rouse themselves and start growling and snarling at the newcomer, despite its (initially) normal appearance. Presumably The Thing changes its internal organs first, perhaps affecting its scent which [[UncannyValley the other dogs would pick up on.]]



* In ''Film/InTheLineOfFire'', Pam's dog growls aggressively at "James Carney", who is really would-be Presidential assassin Mitch Leary, and [[spoiler: who kills Pam and her roommate]].
* In ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', when the trio head into the subway system to hide, they find dozens of rats scurrying away from the rear end of a darkened tunnel. One of the characters, Marlene, is GenreSavvy enough to realize they have to get away from the area the rats were running away from. Minutes later a giant parasite attacks the group and injures Marlene, who dies a nasty death from the infected bite.
* Wolf in ''Film/TheJourneyOfNattyGann'' reliably warns Natty of all kinds of impending trouble.
* ''Film/{{Super 8}}'': All the dogs in the area run away to other towns because they can tell there's a monster running around.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': The Horses have every reason to be scared of the mountain where the Dead live. For once, the Humans understand the reasons for their fear. Elves, however, don't. The film specifically inserts a scene in which a Hobbit's dog cowers and retreats in fear from a Ringwraith.
* Kelly's dog Ginger in ''Film/RaceWithTheDevil'' is the first to notice the cultists. It later gets hanged from the RV's door.
* Used a ''lot'' in the 1944 film ''[[Film/TheMummysHand The Mummy's Ghost]]'', in which dogs barking the alarm or biting at his ankles actually pose a greater obstacle to the mummy's comings and goings than anything the human characters do.
* In John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'', the dogs in the kennel definitely know something is off with the newcomer...
** Not when it's first put in the kennel however, implying that The Thing can fool a dog as well as it can humans. Eventually the dogs rouse themselves and start growling and snarling at the newcomer, despite its (initially) normal appearance. Presumably The Thing changes its internal organs first, perhaps affecting its scent which [[UncannyValley the other dogs would pick up on.]]
* In M. Night Shyamalan's ''Film/{{Signs}}'', the dogs smell big-time alien and bark and bluster accordingly.
* In ''Film/JeepersCreepers2'', the farmer's dog is the first one to notice that there's something off with one of the scarecrows...
* The president's dog in ''Film/MarsAttacks'' barks at the Martians on the television.
* The female character's pet dog in ''The Hole'' (2009) runs away when the human character's are investigating the, uh, hole and she states the dog doesn't like it. The dog also freaks out when ''something'' tries to drown the little brother.
* Averted in ''Film/{{Perfume}}''. Thanks to the villain's complete lack of scent, he steps right over a sleeping dog as he's sneaking up to Laura's bedroom, without it sounding the alarm.
* Van Helsing in ''Film/{{Dracula 1979}}'' confirms his suspicions about his late daughter's vampirism by investigating her resting place with a horse. When the horse comes by her grave, it stars stomping the ground with its hoof, and then runs away in terror. Van Helsing and Dr. Seward then start digging.
* In ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', Animal realizes right away that Kermit has been replaced by an evil criminal mastermind.
-->'''Animal''': Bad froggy!
* ''Film/OutpostRiseOfTheSpetsnaz''. After being thrown into a cell in an underground Nazi medical experimentation lab, the Russians note that despite the smell of decay there's no sign of rats or their droppings. "You know you're in trouble when the rats have abandoned ship."



* The Perron's dog Sadie in ''Film/TheConjuring'' refuses to enter the house, sensing the evil force within. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, this doesn't save her.]]
* In ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}'', Sandy reacts to [[spoiler:Annie's hired "real parents"]] with aggression and fear.
* The cat who's taken up residence in Marnie's house in ''Film/OneHundredFeet'' frequently detects Mike's presence before he becomes visible.
* In ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'', Crowley's dog detects the evil early on, but is unwilling to abandon his owner.
* The dog-like alien creature adopted by Film/{{Riddick}} is disturbed at the approach of rain. Riddick tells it there's nothing to worry about, goes to pet it...then realises from its tense body that he'd better start worrying.
* Owen's ''Velociraptor'' pack from ''Film/JurassicWorld'' really dislike Vic Hoskins, a BloodKnight who wants to use the dinosaurs for modern warfare. One example is shown when they have a snarling fit whenever Hoskins arrives at their holding pens. Delta especially seems to have it out for him, and she is the one to [[spoiler:slaughter him near the end of the movie]].



* In Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' dogs and horses are frightened by the Count's presence but he can control wolves.
** When he goes out to meet Jonathan Harker the horses pulling Harker's cart panic, though the jet-black beasts pulling his own carriage obey him without hesitation.
** At a funeral for one of Dracula's victims a dog belonging to one of the guests refuses to go near the grave.
** A wolf at a zoo in England snarls and lunges at the bars of his cage when the Count comes near, but calms down when he gets closer. And later escapes and breaks through Lucy's garlic-protected window.
* SweeneyTodd in ''A String of Pearls: A Romance'', a pseudonymously written penny dreadful serial, is hated by a dog belonging to one of his victims. This actually forms a key part of the plot.
* In the sixth book of Jim Butcher's series ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Blood Rites'', Harry comes into the possession of a puppy, who he names Mouse; during it, he growls at people that Harry later learns are evil. Mouse grows up to be a very, ''very'' [[BigFriendlyDog large dog]], and is explicitly identified as a Temple Dog: the descendant of a spiritual creature who bred with a normal dog, with a couple of supernatural abilities, mostly of the detection or warning variety. He's also way smarter then a normal dog, occasionally looking like he understands English to a degree. [[spoiler: In ''Changes'', we find out that he can]]. Mouse's breed is in such high regard that Ancient Mai, one of the most powerful and nastiest wizards, will accept its judgment and testimony without second thought. Also Nicomedeus, a 2,000 year old demon-possessed arch-villain and leader of a bunch of other demon-possessed people, is apparently afraid of Mouse.
** Harry's first pet, a [[MegaNeko large housecat]] named Mister, gets along fine with the supernatural... so long as it's not an immediate threat, or else interrupting his dinner.
*** Funnily enough, while Mister is [[MegaNeko big]], he's tiny compared to Mouse, yet he constantly bosses Mouse around. Anyone who's ever owned a large dog and a smallish cat know that's totally TruthInTelevision, especially if the cat was able to establish its dominance while the dog was still a puppy.
* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'':
** The protagonists' pet dog in the first book, ''Welcome to Dead House'' barks around everyone in town since it can tell that they are actually dead. Eventually, the dead people get fed up with it and actually kill the dog as a result.
** Likewise in ''Ghost Beach'', where [[spoiler: the old man's dog ultimately detects that the kids' aunt and uncle are ghosts too.]]
* In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel", one of the first signs something is not right with Lady Geraldine is the untypical reaction of the dog: "The mastiff old did not awake,/ Yet she an angry moan did make!/ And what can ail the mastiff bitch?/ Never till now she uttered yell/ Beneath the eye of Christabel."

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* In Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' dogs and horses are frightened by the Count's presence but he can control wolves.
** When he goes out to meet Jonathan Harker the horses pulling Harker's cart panic, though the jet-black beasts pulling his own carriage obey him without hesitation.
** At a funeral for one of Dracula's victims a dog belonging to one of the guests refuses to go near the grave.
** A wolf at a zoo in England snarls and lunges at the bars of his cage when the Count comes near, but calms down when he gets closer. And later escapes and breaks through Lucy's garlic-protected window.
* SweeneyTodd in ''A String of Pearls: A Romance'', a pseudonymously written penny dreadful serial, is hated by a dog belonging to one of his victims. This actually forms a key part of the plot.
* In the sixth book of Jim Butcher's series ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Blood Rites'', Harry comes into the possession of a puppy, who he names Mouse; during it, he growls at people that Harry later learns are evil. Mouse grows up to be a very, ''very'' [[BigFriendlyDog large dog]], and is explicitly identified as a Temple Dog: the descendant of a spiritual creature who bred with a normal dog, with a couple of supernatural abilities, mostly of the detection or warning variety. He's also way smarter then a normal dog, occasionally looking like he understands English to a degree. [[spoiler: In ''Changes'', we find out that he can]]. Mouse's breed is in such high regard that Ancient Mai, one of the most powerful and nastiest wizards, will accept its judgment and testimony without second thought. Also Nicomedeus, a 2,000 year old demon-possessed arch-villain and leader of a bunch of other demon-possessed people, is apparently afraid of Mouse.
** Harry's first pet, a [[MegaNeko large housecat]] named Mister, gets along fine with the supernatural... so long as it's not an immediate threat, or else interrupting his dinner.
*** Funnily enough, while Mister is [[MegaNeko big]], he's tiny compared to Mouse, yet he constantly bosses Mouse around. Anyone who's ever owned a large dog and a smallish cat know that's totally TruthInTelevision, especially if the cat was able to establish its dominance while the dog was still a puppy.
* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'':
** The protagonists' pet dog
Inverted in the first book, ''Welcome {{Belgariad}}, birds seem to Dead House'' barks around everyone in town since it can tell that they are actually dead. Eventually, the dead people get fed up with it and actually kill the dog as a result.
** Likewise in ''Ghost Beach'', where [[spoiler: the old man's dog ultimately detects that the kids' aunt and uncle are ghosts too.]]
* In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel", one of the first signs something is
instinctively know (and love) Polgara, even if they've never met her. The Emperor's bird even chews him out for not right with Lady Geraldine is the untypical reaction of the dog: "The mastiff old did not awake,/ Yet she an angry moan did make!/ And what can ail the mastiff bitch?/ Never till now she uttered yell/ Beneath the eye of Christabel."recognizing her.



* In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel", one of the first signs something is not right with Lady Geraldine is the untypical reaction of the dog: "The mastiff old did not awake,/ Yet she an angry moan did make!/ And what can ail the mastiff bitch?/ Never till now she uttered yell/ Beneath the eye of Christabel."
* Wolf from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'' can smell demons and see spirits.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Pelias scares away a giant snake by [[GlamourFailure letting it look at him]]. Conan is very afraid that it was an evil-detecting snake.
-->''An icy trickle disturbed Conan's spine, and he wondered if, after all, Pelias were a man, or merely another demon of the pits in a mask of humanity.''
* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}},'' the mice belonging to the crazy old man upstairs give the eponymous protagonist a message by proxy: "Don't go through the door." [[spoiler:They're absolutely right -- said door leads to the fantastical Other World, which contains magic toys, delicious food, and a life-sucking beldam who just ''loves'' children...as in, [[YourSoulIsMine loves to steal their souls.]]]]



* Gavin de Becker's book ''The Gift of Fear'' claims that dogs will growl at untrustworthy people because their owners will detect the malicious intent and broadcast their discomfort with subconscious cues.
* In Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's "[[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/d75ca/chapter8.html The Adventure of the Creeping Man]]" Literature/SherlockHolmes asks "Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?" Answer: [[spoiler: because Presbury was injecting himself with ape glands to boost his virility, which made him act, and smell like, an ape.]]
** "[[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/d75me/chapter1.html Silver Blaze]]", by contrast, famously includes "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time" - the curious incident being that the dog did ''not'' bark at an intruder, thus alerting Holmes to the fact that the dog knew the intruder, therefore the crime in question must have been an inside job.
* Pretty much universally true in Creator/HPLovecraft's works. (Below are just a few examples.) On the other hand, humans have almost the same ability, as Lovecraft's narrators and characters constantly go on about how eldritch and wrong the things they encounter feel (or seem or look or smell or sound), even if they can't explain why or don't even clearly see anything.
** In ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'', the weird (and unnatural) Wilbur Whateley carries a gun for self-defense against other villager's dogs. A dog still gets him in the end. In a ''library'', of all things. And just to show just how much dogs hated him, it actually crashed through a plate glass window in order to attack Wilbur.
** In At the Mountains of Madness, the expedition's dogs go nutzo over the strange beings they found frozen in a cave under the glacier. [[spoiler: PROTIP: they're aliens (kinda) capable of ''extremely'' long periods of hibernation.]]
** In ''The Whisperer in Darkness'', Henry Akeley's guard dogs can detect the presence of the Mi-Go when Akeley himself can't, and have an instinctive aggression towards them. As a result, [[ProperlyParanoid he surrounds himself with them both at home and when traveling.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} in ''Rats in the Walls'', though it was a cat rather than a dog.
-->"I realize how trite this sounds- like the inevitable dog in the horror story which always growls before his master sees the sheeted figure- yet I cannot suppress it."
* The Starks' direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' will growl at anyone their masters don't trust, and in at least two instances, someone they trusted but ''really'' shouldn't have.
** Jon Snow's direwolf Ghost was also able to figure out that something was wrong with corpses they had found beyond the Wall after all other animals would not approach them.
** Bran only trusted Sam Tarly after Summer, his direwolf, licked him. Sam remarking that he was friendly with Jon Snow's Ghost helped, too.
* In AndreNorton's ''Victory on Janus'', the garth guard dogs, like the Iftin, can distinguish the DeceptivelyHumanRobots from true humans and true Iftin by smell.
* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} series, one of the only creatures capable of seeing Death when he's not trying to be visible are cats. Strangely, Death actually ''likes'' cats, and in fact one of the things he hates most of all are people who mistreat cats.

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* Gavin de Becker's book ''The Gift of Fear'' claims that dogs will growl at untrustworthy people because their owners will detect the malicious intent and broadcast their discomfort with subconscious cues.
* In Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's "[[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/d75ca/chapter8.html The Adventure of the Creeping Man]]" Literature/SherlockHolmes asks "Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?" Answer: [[spoiler: because Presbury was injecting himself with ape glands to boost his virility, which made him act, and smell like, an ape.]]
** "[[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/d75me/chapter1.html Silver Blaze]]", by contrast, famously includes "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time" - the curious incident being that the dog did ''not'' bark at an intruder, thus alerting Holmes to the fact that the dog knew the intruder, therefore the crime in question must have been an inside job.
* Pretty much universally true in Creator/HPLovecraft's works. (Below are just a few examples.) On the other hand, humans have almost the same ability, as Lovecraft's narrators and characters constantly go on about how eldritch and wrong the things they encounter feel (or seem or look or smell or sound), even if they can't explain why or don't even clearly see anything.
** In ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'', the weird (and unnatural) Wilbur Whateley carries a gun for self-defense against other villager's dogs. A dog still gets him in the end. In a ''library'', of all things. And just to show just how much dogs hated him, it actually crashed through a plate glass window in order to attack Wilbur.
** In At the Mountains of Madness, the expedition's dogs go nutzo over the strange beings they found frozen in a cave under the glacier. [[spoiler: PROTIP: they're aliens (kinda) capable of ''extremely'' long periods of hibernation.]]
** In ''The Whisperer in Darkness'', Henry Akeley's guard dogs can detect the presence of the Mi-Go when Akeley himself can't, and have an instinctive aggression towards them. As a result, [[ProperlyParanoid he surrounds himself with them both at home and when traveling.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} in ''Rats in the Walls'', though it was a cat rather than a dog.
-->"I realize how trite this sounds- like the inevitable dog in the horror story which always growls before his master sees the sheeted figure- yet I cannot suppress it."
* The Starks' direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' will growl at anyone their masters don't trust, and in at least two instances, someone they trusted but ''really'' shouldn't have.
** Jon Snow's direwolf Ghost was also able to figure out that something was wrong with corpses they had found beyond the Wall after all other animals would not approach them.
** Bran only trusted Sam Tarly after Summer, his direwolf, licked him. Sam remarking that he was friendly with Jon Snow's Ghost helped, too.
* In AndreNorton's ''Victory on Janus'', the garth guard dogs, like the Iftin, can distinguish the DeceptivelyHumanRobots from true humans and true Iftin by smell.
* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, one of the only creatures capable of seeing Death when he's not trying to be visible are cats. Strangely, Death actually ''likes'' cats, and in fact one of the things he hates most of all are people who mistreat cats.



* In Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' dogs and horses are frightened by the Count's presence but he can control wolves.
** When he goes out to meet Jonathan Harker the horses pulling Harker's cart panic, though the jet-black beasts pulling his own carriage obey him without hesitation.
** At a funeral for one of Dracula's victims a dog belonging to one of the guests refuses to go near the grave.
** A wolf at a zoo in England snarls and lunges at the bars of his cage when the Count comes near, but calms down when he gets closer. And later escapes and breaks through Lucy's garlic-protected window.
* In one book of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'', the tamed dragons - who are established as being as smart as bright dogs -- hiss and go into threat displays whenever they see a [[TreacherousAdvisor Magi]]. This might just be because they watch their riders' body language and know that the riders hate the Magi.
* In the sixth book of Jim Butcher's series ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Blood Rites'', Harry comes into the possession of a puppy, who he names Mouse; during it, he growls at people that Harry later learns are evil. Mouse grows up to be a very, ''very'' [[BigFriendlyDog large dog]], and is explicitly identified as a Temple Dog: the descendant of a spiritual creature who bred with a normal dog, with a couple of supernatural abilities, mostly of the detection or warning variety. He's also way smarter then a normal dog, occasionally looking like he understands English to a degree. [[spoiler: In ''Changes'', we find out that he can]]. Mouse's breed is in such high regard that Ancient Mai, one of the most powerful and nastiest wizards, will accept its judgment and testimony without second thought. Also Nicomedeus, a 2,000 year old demon-possessed arch-villain and leader of a bunch of other demon-possessed people, is apparently afraid of Mouse.
** Harry's first pet, a [[MegaNeko large housecat]] named Mister, gets along fine with the supernatural... so long as it's not an immediate threat, or else interrupting his dinner.
*** Funnily enough, while Mister is [[MegaNeko big]], he's tiny compared to Mouse, yet he constantly bosses Mouse around. Anyone who's ever owned a large dog and a smallish cat know that's totally TruthInTelevision, especially if the cat was able to establish its dominance while the dog was still a puppy.
* In ''Literature/{{Emergence}}'', Terry (a macaw) takes an immediate and intense dislike to [[spoiler:Rollo]], an opinion later events show to be entirely justified.
* A variant in ''{{Literature/Everworld}}:'' for whatever reason, horses (including [[TalkingAnimal talking ones]]) will not allow a witch to ride them. Witches don't seem to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, but this trope certainly applies to [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]].
* Subverted in a ''Literature/FatherBrown'' short story. In the beginning, a young man is telling the story of a murder case where, he claims, his dog told him when the murder took place by howling, and who the murderer was by barking at him. Father Brown thinks about the story for a week, and then tells his own interpretation to the young man. This interpretation is based on having the dog acting entirely as an animal, it points to another person as murderer, and it is of course the correct one.
* In ''Literature/FirebirdLackey'', all the animals around the palace hate Tsar Ivan and Ilya's brothers, calling them the Monsters.
* Played with in Caitlin Davies' ''The Ghost of Lily Painter.'' Jojo the dog reacts with anger or fear to Lily's presence, but aside from some occasional poltergeist-style activities, Lily turns out to be benign.
* Gavin de Becker's book ''The Gift of Fear'' claims that dogs will growl at untrustworthy people because their owners will detect the malicious intent and broadcast their discomfort with subconscious cues.
* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'':
** The protagonists' pet dog in the first book, ''Welcome to Dead House'' barks around everyone in town since it can tell that they are actually dead. Eventually, the dead people get fed up with it and actually kill the dog as a result.
** Likewise in ''Ghost Beach'', where [[spoiler: the old man's dog ultimately detects that the kids' aunt and uncle are ghosts, too.]]



* In the book ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'', dogs can sense zombies, reacting with maddened rage unless having been born in fully zombie-infested times. Taken further, in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', dogs are specifically trained for zombie-fighting, helping escort special forces teams and scouts, and with smaller, tough breeds, going into areas humans cannot fight safely in.
** Although all other animals take the second variety; one way of telling if a zombie is near you is if the wildlife is [[ItsQuietTooQuiet unnaturally quiet]]. This comes in quite handy in bogs, rainforests, etc., but applies everywhere.
** Also in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', one safe zone is shown using dogs in kennels arranged along a walkway as a screening process for refugees entering the city. If the dogs go nuts when you walk by...well, sucks to be you.

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* In Subverted in ''In the book ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'', dogs can sense zombies, reacting with maddened rage unless having been born in fully zombie-infested times. Taken further, in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', dogs are specifically trained for zombie-fighting, helping escort special forces teams and scouts, and with smaller, tough breeds, going into areas humans cannot fight safely in.
** Although all other animals take the second variety;
Seasons of Rains'' by Ellen Steiber. The protagonist hears one way of telling if a zombie is near you is if the wildlife is [[ItsQuietTooQuiet unnaturally quiet]]. This comes his cats (a female) screaming in quite handy in bogs, rainforests, etc., terror, but applies everywhere.
** Also in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', one safe zone is shown using dogs in kennels arranged along a walkway as a screening process for refugees entering the city. If the dogs go nuts
when you walk by...well, sucks he goes to investigate finds his way blocked by his two male cats who scratch and bite him. When he returns to his bed, the female cat is sitting apparently unharmed on his bed. The man is being stalked by a HornyDevil (suggested to be you.the biblical demoness Lilith) who can shapeshift into cats or owls.



* In one book of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'', the tamed dragons - who are established as being as smart as bright dogs - hiss and go into threat displays whenever they see a [[TreacherousAdvisor Magi]]. This might just be because they watch their riders' body language and know that the riders hate the Magi.
* In ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', cats and dogs hate vampires (and presumably vampaneze) though wolves, bats and rats love them. In The Vampire Prince, [[spoiler: the wolves that are gaurding Darren however, know and appear to despise a troup of vampaneze hiding in a tunnel in Vampire Mountain.]]
* In ''The Bone Doll's Twin'', dogs instantaneously dislike Tobin because he [[spoiler:had necromancy performed on her as an infant, to appear like her murdered brother]].
* Subverted in a ''Literature/FatherBrown'' short story. In the beginning, a young man is telling the story of a murder case where, he claims, his dog told him when the murder took place by howling, and who the murderer was by barking at him. Father Brown thinks about the story for a week, and then tells his own interpretation to the young man. This interpretation is based on having the dog acting entirely as an animal, it points to another person as murderer, and it is of course the correct one.
* Grey in ''Literature/NightWatcher'' doesn't start out like this, but, after his owners are killed by a vampire, he eventually learns to identify them, resist their PsychicPowers (or even turn them against them by seeming very scary!) and kill them, leading to a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Yes, he is a ''dog''.
* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': "Even the blind men's dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said, 'No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master!'"
* In ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'', cats have an immediately hostile reaction to vampires and attempt to kill them on sight.
* In ''MarleyAndMe'' (a true story), Marley goes from being a typical goofy, playful, exuberant Labrador to ferocious attack dog when the author's neighbor is assaulted. Earlier, he again does a 180 in demeanor when he senses the authors and his wife's sadness after miscarrying and quietly rests his head in her lap, making him a Sadness Detecting Dog as well.

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* In one book of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'', Pretty much universally true in Creator/HPLovecraft's works. (Below are just a few examples.) On the tamed dragons - who are established other hand, humans have almost the same ability, as being as smart as bright Lovecraft's narrators and characters constantly go on about how eldritch and wrong the things they encounter feel (or seem or look or smell or sound), even if they can't explain why or don't even clearly see anything.
** In ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'', the weird (and unnatural) Wilbur Whateley carries a gun for self-defense against other villager's dogs. A dog still gets him in the end. In a ''library'', of all things. And just to show just how much
dogs - hiss and hated him, it actually crashed through a plate glass window in order to attack Wilbur.
** In At the Mountains of Madness, the expedition's dogs
go into threat displays whenever nutzo over the strange beings they see found frozen in a [[TreacherousAdvisor Magi]]. This might just be because they watch their riders' body language and know that cave under the riders hate the Magi.
* In ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', cats and dogs hate vampires (and presumably vampaneze) though wolves, bats and rats love them. In The Vampire Prince,
glacier. [[spoiler: the wolves that are gaurding Darren however, know and appear to despise a troup PROTIP: they're aliens (kinda) capable of vampaneze hiding in a tunnel in Vampire Mountain.''extremely'' long periods of hibernation.]]
* ** In ''The Bone Doll's Twin'', Whisperer in Darkness'', Henry Akeley's guard dogs instantaneously dislike Tobin because can detect the presence of the Mi-Go when Akeley himself can't, and have an instinctive aggression towards them. As a result, [[ProperlyParanoid he [[spoiler:had necromancy performed on her as an infant, to appear surrounds himself with them both at home and when traveling.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} in ''Rats in the Walls'', though it was a cat rather than a dog.
-->"I realize how trite this sounds-
like her the inevitable dog in the horror story which always growls before his master sees the sheeted figure- yet I cannot suppress it."
* In ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'', the Salmon's dog Holiday howls in front of the home of Mr. Harvey, who
murdered brother]].
* Subverted in a ''Literature/FatherBrown'' short story. In the beginning, a young man is telling the story of a murder case where, he claims, his dog told him when the murder took place by howling, and who the murderer was by barking at him. Father Brown thinks about the story for a week, and then tells his own interpretation to the young man. This interpretation is based on having the dog acting entirely as an animal, it
their daughter. Even more plus points to another person as murderer, and it is of course the correct one.
* Grey in ''Literature/NightWatcher'' doesn't start out like this, but, after his owners are
him that Mr. Harvey killed by a vampire, he eventually learns local animals too, so Holiday was right on the money to identify them, resist their PsychicPowers (or even turn be warning little girls and pets alike.
* Animals in general and dogs in particular tend to be afraid of the Dark Others in ''Literature/NightWatch''. They will never attack
them against them by seeming very scary!) but may bark. Tigercub does, however, train her dogs to attack all Others on sight but only to restrain them.
* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', the protagonist is generally hated
and kill them, leading to a RoaringRampageOfRevenge harassed by cats and dogs, who can tell that doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Yes, he is a ''dog''.
* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': "Even the blind men's dogs appeared
diabolist, a summoner of TheLegionsOfHell. This proves to know him; and be problematic when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said, 'No eye at all is he's trying to [[TheIdealist make the world a better than an place.]]
* In ''PerdidoStreetStation'', Lublamai's pet badger Sincerity is the first one to detect the threat of the runt slake-moth, growling downstairs as it emerges from its cocoon in Isaac's loft.
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when Theo's dog accepts Mab's entry without complain, Theo visibly relaxes.
* E. F. Benson's "The Room in the Tower" features a dog who is very suspicious of Julia Stone's grave. [[spoiler: Appropriately so, since she's a vampire.]] The pet cat, on the hand, can't get enough of the
evil eye, dark master!'"
* In ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'', cats have an immediately hostile reaction to vampires and attempt to kill them on sight.
* In ''MarleyAndMe'' (a true story), Marley goes from being a typical goofy, playful, exuberant Labrador to ferocious attack dog when the author's neighbor is assaulted. Earlier, he again does a 180 in demeanor when he senses the authors and his wife's sadness after miscarrying and quietly rests his head in her lap, making him a Sadness Detecting Dog as well.
vibes.



* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Pelias scares away a giant snake by [[GlamourFailure letting it look at him]]. Conan is very afraid that it was an evil-detecting snake.
-->''An icy trickle disturbed Conan's spine, and he wondered if, after all, Pelias were a man, or merely another demon of the pits in a mask of humanity.''

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Pelias scares away a giant snake by [[GlamourFailure letting it look at him]]. Conan is very afraid that it was an evil-detecting snake.
-->''An icy trickle disturbed Conan's spine, and he wondered if, after all, Pelias were a man, or merely another demon
Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's "[[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/d75ca/chapter8.html The Adventure of the pits Creeping Man]]" Literature/SherlockHolmes asks "Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?" Answer: [[spoiler: because Presbury was injecting himself with ape glands to boost his virility, which made him act, and smell like, an ape.]]
** "[[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/d75me/chapter1.html Silver Blaze]]", by contrast, famously includes "the curious incident of the dog
in a mask the night-time" -- the curious incident being that the dog did ''not'' bark at an intruder, thus alerting Holmes to the fact that the dog knew the intruder, therefore the crime in question must have been an inside job.
* The Starks' direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' will growl at anyone their masters don't trust, and in at least two instances, someone they trusted but ''really'' shouldn't have.
** Jon Snow's direwolf Ghost was also able to figure out that something was wrong with corpses they had found beyond the Wall after all other animals would not approach them.
** Bran only trusted Sam Tarly after Summer, his direwolf, licked him. Sam remarking that he was friendly with Jon Snow's Ghost helped, too.
* SweeneyTodd in ''A String
of humanity.''Pearls: A Romance'', a pseudonymously written penny dreadful serial, is hated by a dog belonging to one of his victims. This actually forms a key part of the plot.



* One young adult horror novel (can't remember the name) had a once-human snake woman terrorizing the protagonists. As an unnatural monstrosity, she was such an EnemyToAllLivingThings, that the zoo's fennecs (tiny desert foxes smaller than domestic housecats) tried to attack her from their enclosure. In the end, the heroes trick her into one of the animal pens and the frenzied animals tear her apart so thoroughly she is unable to regenerate.
* In ''PerdidoStreetStation'', Lublamai's pet badger Sincerity is the first one to detect the threat of the runt slake-moth, growling downstairs as it emerges from its cocoon in Isaac's loft.
* Inverted in the {{Belgariad}}, birds seem to instinctively know (and love) Polgara, even if they've never met her. The Emperor's bird even chews him out for not recognizing her.
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when Theo's dog accepts Mab's entry without complain, Theo visibly relaxes.



* In ''Literature/FirebirdLackey'', all the animals around the palace hate Tsar Ivan and Ilya's brothers, calling them the Monsters.
* In ''Literature/{{Emergence}}'', Terry (a macaw) takes an immediate and intense dislike to [[spoiler:Rollo]], an opinion later events show to be entirely justified.
* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}},'' the mice belonging to the crazy old man upstairs give the eponymous protagonist a message by proxy: "Don't go through the door." [[spoiler:They're absolutely right -- said door leads to the fantastical Other World, which contains magic toys, delicious food, and a life-sucking beldam who just ''loves'' children...as in, [[YourSoulIsMine loves to steal their souls.]]]]
* Played with in Caitlin Davies' ''The Ghost of Lily Painter.'' Jojo the dog reacts with anger or fear to Lily's presence, but aside from some occasional poltergeist-style activities, Lily turns out to be benign.
* Wolf from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'' can smell demons and see spirits.

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* In ''Literature/FirebirdLackey'', all AndreNorton's ''Victory on Janus'', the animals around garth guard dogs, like the palace hate Tsar Ivan and Ilya's brothers, calling them Iftin, can distinguish the Monsters.
* In ''Literature/{{Emergence}}'', Terry (a macaw) takes an immediate and intense dislike to [[spoiler:Rollo]], an opinion later events show to be entirely justified.
* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}},'' the mice belonging to the crazy old man upstairs give the eponymous protagonist a message by proxy: "Don't go through the door." [[spoiler:They're absolutely right -- said door leads to the fantastical Other World, which contains magic toys, delicious food, and a life-sucking beldam who just ''loves'' children...as in, [[YourSoulIsMine loves to steal their souls.]]]]
* Played with in Caitlin Davies' ''The Ghost of Lily Painter.'' Jojo the dog reacts with anger or fear to Lily's presence, but aside
DeceptivelyHumanRobots from some occasional poltergeist-style activities, Lily turns out to be benign.
* Wolf from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness'' can smell demons
true humans and see spirits.true Iftin by smell.



* E. F. Benson's "The Room in the Tower" features a dog who is very suspicious of Julia Stone's grave. [[spoiler: Appropriately so, since she's a vampire.]] The pet cat, on the hand, can't get enough of the evil vibes.



* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', the protagonist is generally hated and harassed by cats and dogs, who can tell that he is a diabolist, a summoner of TheLegionsOfHell. This proves to be problematic when he's trying to [[TheIdealist make the world a better place.]]
* Subverted in ''In the Seasons of Rains'' by Ellen Steiber. The protagonist hears one of his cats (a female) screaming in terror, but when he goes to investigate finds his way blocked by his two male cats who scratch and bite him. When he returns to his bed, the female cat is sitting apparently unharmed on his bed. The man is being stalked by a HornyDevil (suggested to be the biblical demoness Lilith) who can shapeshift into cats or owls.
* Animals in general and dogs in particular tend to be afraid of the Dark Others in ''Literature/NightWatch''. They will never attack them but may bark. Tigercub does, however, train her dogs to attack all Others on sight but only to restrain them.
* In Literature/TheLovelyBones the Salmon's dog Holiday howls in front of the home of Mr. Harvey, who murdered their daughter. Even more plus points to him that Mr. Harvey killed local animals too, so Holiday was right on the money to be warning little girls and pets alike.
* A variant in ''{{Literature/Everworld}}:'' for whatever reason, horses (including [[TalkingAnimal talking ones]]) will not allow a witch to ride them. Witches don't seem to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, but this trope certainly applies to [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', the protagonist is generally hated book ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'', dogs can sense zombies, reacting with maddened rage unless having been born in fully zombie-infested times. Taken further, in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', dogs are specifically trained for zombie-fighting, helping escort special forces teams and harassed by cats scouts, and dogs, who can tell that he with smaller, tough breeds, going into areas humans cannot fight safely in.
** Although all other animals take the second variety; one way of telling if a zombie
is a diabolist, a summoner of TheLegionsOfHell. near you is if the wildlife is [[ItsQuietTooQuiet unnaturally quiet]]. This proves to be problematic when he's trying to [[TheIdealist make the world a better place.]]
* Subverted
comes in ''In the Seasons of Rains'' by Ellen Steiber. The protagonist hears quite handy in bogs, rainforests, etc., but applies everywhere.
** Also in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'',
one of his cats (a female) screaming in terror, but when he goes to investigate finds his way blocked by his two male cats who scratch and bite him. When he returns to his bed, the female cat safe zone is sitting apparently unharmed on his bed. The man is being stalked by a HornyDevil (suggested to be the biblical demoness Lilith) who can shapeshift into cats or owls.
* Animals in general and
shown using dogs in particular tend kennels arranged along a walkway as a screening process for refugees entering the city. If the dogs go nuts when you walk by...well, sucks to be afraid of the Dark Others in ''Literature/NightWatch''. They will never attack them but may bark. Tigercub does, however, train her dogs to attack all Others on sight but only to restrain them.
* In Literature/TheLovelyBones the Salmon's dog Holiday howls in front of the home of Mr. Harvey, who murdered their daughter. Even more plus points to him that Mr. Harvey killed local animals too, so Holiday was right on the money to be warning little girls and pets alike.
* A variant in ''{{Literature/Everworld}}:'' for whatever reason, horses (including [[TalkingAnimal talking ones]]) will not allow a witch to ride them. Witches don't seem to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, but this trope certainly applies to [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]].
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* InvokedTrope when Sam used this to explain why a dog kept barking at a house where a supernatural event had happened. It was never proved on screen, though.
** Subverted in "All Dogs Go To Heaven". Sam and Dean are interrogating a man suspected of being a shapeshifter. The moment he enters the room, his own dog barks at him and the brothers exchange a MeaningfulLook. Turns out the dog is the shapeshifter, and the man his next victim.
** A subtle version in "Live Free or Twi Hard". When Dean is infected with vampire blood and is [[WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere trying not to bite]] his LoveInterest, a dog can be heard barking somewhere in the distance as he starts to go all fang-y.

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* ** InvokedTrope when Sam used this to explain why a dog kept barking at a house where a supernatural event had happened. It was never proved on screen, though.
** Subverted in "All Dogs Go To Heaven". Sam and Dean are interrogating a man suspected of being a shapeshifter. shapeshifter. The moment he enters the room, his own dog barks at him and the brothers exchange a MeaningfulLook. MeaningfulLook. Turns out the dog is the shapeshifter, and the man his next victim.
** A subtle version in "Live Free or Twi Hard". When Dean is infected with vampire blood and is [[WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere trying not to bite]] his LoveInterest, a dog can be heard barking somewhere in the distance as he starts to go all fang-y.
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* Invoked once in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' when Sam used this to explain why a dog kept barking at a house where a supernatural event had happened. It was never proved on screen, though.

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* Invoked once in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
* InvokedTrope
when Sam used this to explain why a dog kept barking at a house where a supernatural event had happened. It was never proved on screen, though.though.
** Subverted in "All Dogs Go To Heaven". Sam and Dean are interrogating a man suspected of being a shapeshifter. The moment he enters the room, his own dog barks at him and the brothers exchange a MeaningfulLook. Turns out the dog is the shapeshifter, and the man his next victim.
** A subtle version in "Live Free or Twi Hard". When Dean is infected with vampire blood and is [[WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere trying not to bite]] his LoveInterest, a dog can be heard barking somewhere in the distance as he starts to go all fang-y.
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* Maru-chan is initially terrified of Sawako in ''KimiNiTodoke''. This is a subversion, however, since Sawako only ''looks'' creepy and is actually one of the kindest people you could hope to meet.

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* Maru-chan is initially terrified of Sawako in ''KimiNiTodoke''.''Manga/KimiNiTodoke''. This is a subversion, however, since Sawako only ''looks'' creepy and is actually one of the kindest people you could hope to meet.



* In episode 15 of ''TigerAndBunny'' Keith Goodman's dog, John, growls at and tries to keep Keith away from the pretty girl on the park bench. The reason being that while Cis looks like a nice lady, [[spoiler: she's a Deceptively Human Robot (in appearance if nothing else) and Keith doesn't realise this.]]

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* In episode 15 of ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' Keith Goodman's dog, John, growls at and tries to keep Keith away from the pretty girl on the park bench. The reason being that while Cis looks like a nice lady, [[spoiler: she's a Deceptively Human Robot (in appearance if nothing else) and Keith doesn't realise this.]]
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Horror's Harvest". A number of people in the village of Delmunster have been possessed and changed into ChaoticEvil podlings by a doppleganger plant. All of the animals in the village can realize this condition and react negatively to them, including horses, cats and dogs. One of the dogs will actually attack any podlings that come near it.

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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Horror's Harvest". A number of people in the village of Delmunster have been possessed and changed into ChaoticEvil podlings by a doppleganger plant. All of the animals in the village can realize this (including horses, cats and dogs) will recognize their condition and react negatively to them, including horses, cats and dogs. them. One of the dogs will actually viciously attack any podlings that come near it.
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** ''Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia'', CthulhuMythos section.

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** ''Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia'', CthulhuMythos section. Animals can detect the presence of the Evil creatures of the CthulhuMythos.


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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Horror's Harvest". A number of people in the village of Delmunster have been possessed and changed into ChaoticEvil podlings by a doppleganger plant. All of the animals in the village can realize this condition and react negatively to them, including horses, cats and dogs. One of the dogs will actually attack any podlings that come near it.
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* In ''FanFic/LittleBlackDeathNote'' Professor Lupin is the "Evil Detecting Werewolf" Lupin immediately becomes freaked out around [[OriginalCharacter Hondo Marukai]] because he reeks of death.

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* In ''FanFic/LittleBlackDeathNote'' Professor Lupin is the "Evil Detecting Werewolf" Lupin immediately becomes freaked Werewolf". He freaks out around [[OriginalCharacter Hondo Marukai]] because he reeks "reeks of death.death".
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