This website lets you know whether a dog dies in a film

Sometimes you just need to know

Who doesn’t love a good dog film? We grew up watching Homeward Bound, Beethoven and 101 Dalmatians (both the Disney classic and the live action remake, obviously). Oh, and then there’s All Dogs Go To Heaven. Classic.

And how could we forget the more recent films, like The Secret Life of Pets?

Then there are the emotional pooch movies – we’re talking Marley & Me, Red Dog and A Dog’s Purpose. When we’re forced to watch a pup we’ve come to know and love pass away the pain and tears are real.

However, if you want to avoid doggo films that see the pet come to an untimely end, there’s a website that you can check. Yep – a whole site dedicated to finding out whether or not the canine survives, and we’re grateful.

Does The Dog Die? is here to help you select movies featuring your favourite pets that go on to have lovely, fulfilling lives. Well, films where the dog doesn’t die at least. And not just dogs – cats, horses and various other animals, too, so that you know what you’re getting yourself in to when you sit down to enjoy an animal movie mid-week.

It’s also a great tool if you want to avoid scenes that feature ghosts and gouls, vomit, or even just a sad ending. It also features trigger warnings for topics such as alcohol abuse, eating disorders and domestic violence.

So how does it work? It crowd-sources the information from fans on social media, and you simply type the title of a film in the search bar and a thread of questions and answers will appear. Often, someone has written exactly how the dog dies, too, so you can decide if you want to put yourself through the trauma.

So the next time you need a pet film in your life, check this website and see if you’re willing to commit to the tears.

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