|For the myth in GTA Vice City, see Hellhounds (GTA Vice City).|
|For the myth in GTA SA, see Hellhounds (GTA SA).|
|For the myth in GTA IV, see Hellhounds (GTA IV).|
In GTA V, this myth has more credibility as Rockstar Games had officially added animals to the game, dogs included. The most common explanation for Hellhounds in GTA V is that the so-called beast is actually just a regular dog, except that it is missing a texture and is aggressive towards the player. Many dogs in vanilla GTA V are aggressive to the player already, so the claim of dogs attacking the player should not be considered as part of the Hellhound myth. There is no visual evidence to back up many of the claims made by believers, but the existence of Humane Labs and Research lends plausibility to the myth. Hellhounds are mostly encountered at night and can be found in the mountain ranges of San Andreas, mostly on Mount Chiliad and Mount Josiah. There are minor claims of Hellhounds found within the subway system, but these are believed to be stray dogs and not paranormal.