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* ''ComicBook/HerculesUnbound'' (1970s): Herc's blind human companion Kevin has a dog named Basil that accompanies them on their journey through what's left of earth AfterTheEnd.


** In "Lithia", a black Labrador is seen in the titular enclave.

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** In "Lithia", "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S4E17Lithia Lithia]]", a black Labrador is seen in the titular enclave.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'':
** In "Rite of Passage", there is a Labrador in the commune which, contrary to Mother's theory, cannot receive telepathic commands.
** In "The Vaccine", James is attacked by two vicious dogs while he is outside the hospital getting diesel from a truck to power the hospital's generator. His hazmat suit is torn in the process and he is exposed to the Berlin C virus. [[spoiler: However, he survives as it turns out that he and the others are immune to the virus due to the bacteria which forced them into quarantine in the first place.]]
** In "Lithia", a black Labrador is seen in the titular enclave.

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** Another King example is in the story "Summer Thunder", when the narrator adopts a stray after a devastating nuclear war. The dog's death of radiation poisoning, combined with the narrator's own symptoms developing, triggers his suicide.

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* ''The Starlight Barking'', the largely forgotten sequel to ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'', starts with a particularly surreal version of this trope that [[GenreShift adds explicitly supernatural elements to a previously fairly grounded setting]].

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* One of the pets you can give the family in ''VideoGame/{{Sheltered}}'' is a dog.


* ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'': After the events of the first ''Film/MadMax'' movie, Max has nothing left in the post-apocalyptic wasteland but his Australian cattle dog. When [[spoiler:a gang of marauders kills it]], well, things really start to get serious.

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* ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'': After the events of the first ''Film/MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax1'' movie, Max has nothing left in the post-apocalyptic wasteland but his Australian cattle dog. When [[spoiler:a gang of marauders kills it]], well, things really start to get serious.

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* In the ''VideoGame/MadMax'' video game, Max comes across a dog named Dinky Di (named after the mascot on a can of dog food and later renamed just [[ADogNamedDog Dog]]) who is used by a warlord. After the warlord is disposed of, Max takes the dog under his wing.


* ''Dogs Of The Drowned City'' is a book trilogy about pet dogs ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a declawed cat]]) forced to live together and endure a hurricane battering their homes in Miami, Florida. The hero of the trilogy, Shep the German shepherd, tries holding the pack together as well as struggling to overcome his prejudices to smaller dogs. This is a downplayed trope, however, for the humans do come back in the third book and eventually reclaim their pets as well as rebuild the wrecked buildings from the hurricane.

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* ''Dogs Of The Drowned City'' ''Literature/DogsOfTheDrownedCity'' is a book trilogy about pet dogs ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a declawed cat]]) forced to live together and endure a hurricane battering their homes in Miami, Florida. The hero of the trilogy, Shep the German shepherd, tries holding the pack together as well as struggling to overcome his prejudices to smaller dogs. This is a downplayed trope, however, for the humans do come back in the third book and eventually reclaim their pets as well as rebuild the wrecked buildings from the hurricane.


* ''The Last Dogs'' tells of three dogs (a Labrador retriever named Max, a dachshund named Rocky, and a Yorkie named Gizmo) traveling to find any remaining humans after they suddenly disappear. Along the way, they come across several packs of feral dogs, alligators, and a wolf pack (led by their aggressive leader Dolph) hell-bent on vengeance against the three pets.

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* ''The Last Dogs'' ''Literature/TheLastDogs'' tells of three dogs (a Labrador retriever named Max, a dachshund named Rocky, and a Yorkie named Gizmo) traveling to find any remaining humans after they suddenly disappear. Along the way, they come across several packs of feral dogs, alligators, and a wolf pack (led by their aggressive leader Dolph) hell-bent on vengeance against the three pets.

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* ''Dogs Of The Drowned City'' is a book trilogy about pet dogs ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a declawed cat]]) forced to live together and endure a hurricane battering their homes in Miami, Florida. The hero of the trilogy, Shep the German shepherd, tries holding the pack together as well as struggling to overcome his prejudices to smaller dogs. This is a downplayed trope, however, for the humans do come back in the third book and eventually reclaim their pets as well as rebuild the wrecked buildings from the hurricane.
* ''The Last Dogs'' tells of three dogs (a Labrador retriever named Max, a dachshund named Rocky, and a Yorkie named Gizmo) traveling to find any remaining humans after they suddenly disappear. Along the way, they come across several packs of feral dogs, alligators, and a wolf pack (led by their aggressive leader Dolph) hell-bent on vengeance against the three pets.


* In Stephen Vincent Benét's 1937 short story about life after global annihilation, "By the Waters of Babylon", the narrator must elude a pack of wild dogs as he makes his way into a destroyed city.

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* In Stephen Vincent Benét's 1937 short story about life after global annihilation, "By the Waters of Babylon", the narrator must elude a pack of wild dogs as he makes his way into while exploring a destroyed city.

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* Rick Deckard in ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' has one as his only companion in the irradiated ruins of Las Vegas.

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* ''ComicBook/RoverRedCharlie'': After a HatePlague causes humanity to wipe itself out, the comic follows three dogs headed to California from New York.


* The hero of Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Wolf and Iron'' makes friends with an actual wolf. After being scolded by a wolf biologist who read the original short story, Dickson worked hard to make the wolf wolf-like and ''not'' dog-like, so it's not a perfect fit for the trope. Unusually, the apocalypse is an economic collapse rather than a physical or military disaster.

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* The hero of Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Wolf and Iron'' makes friends with an actual wolf. After being scolded by a wolf biologist who read misread the original 1974 short story, story "In Iron Years" -- where the creature is not a wolf but a huge cattle dog, possibly a German shepherd or a Malamute -- Dickson worked hard to make the wolf wolf-like and ''not'' dog-like, so it's not a perfect fit for the trope. Unusually, the apocalypse is an economic collapse rather than a physical or military disaster.

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