Grassy Valleys (before three-year-gap), Castle City (at nighttime)
Back Beat Battle
Runaway Dogs are enemies in Mother 4: The New Pig King. They are considered to be the weakest enemy in the game and have no special abilities other than wasting a turn barking and once in a while biting for minimum damage. They are found in the Grassy Valleys while Gavin looks for Judy, and patrolling Castle City at night while you are controlling Chloe. After the Pigmasks take over Castle City, they are replaced by Reconstructed Canines, which are much stronger. It's battle theme is Back Beat Battle.