This Silent Hill: Homecoming
is a zombie dog that very much resembles the Groaners
from Silent Hill 1
. They have no skin and seem to attack alone. They are also quite intelligent, as they will patiently circle around Alex and use a variety of attacks. They have the ability to knock and pin Alex down, then bite him.
They are clearly an extension of Adam Shepherd
's guilt, as his father later reveals during a confession that he treated the family dog with more respect than he did Alex
. They could also be linked with the Shepherd's missing dog, Shuki.