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Big Smoke: "Hey - excuse me, José, yo soy El Grande Smokio, and I want that grass. Comprende?"
Vago: "Eh, fuck you cabrón."
Big Smoke: "Now that ain't nice. Coughio up el weedo, before I blow your brains all over the patio."
Big Smoke tries to get weed from a Vagos Member

Running Dog is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Big Smoke from his house in Idlewood.


Carl goes to Smoke's house. Upon arriving there, he finds Officer Frank Tenpenny and Officer Eddie Pulaski leaving. Smoke informs Carl that they are attempting to extract information from him. Later on, he tells him that his cousin is coming to town.

The two drive to a place to meet two Vagos gang members. After a short mixed Spanish conversation, Smoke knocks one out using a baseball bat while the other runs away. Carl manages to catch and kill him.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get into Big Smoke's car.
  • Drive Big Smoke to the meet.
  • Chase down the gang member.


The reward for this mission is increased respect. The mission Wrong Side of the Tracks is unlocked.


  • It is a good idea to get your stamina up before doing this mission.
  • This mission may become difficult if the player is overweight or obese.
  • For a really easy completion, steal the Clover north of your position and run him down.


  • Despite there being no monetary reward, the player can collect about $500 after killing the Vagos member.
  • This is the only mission given by Big Smoke where you aren't required to use a motorbike.
  • During this mission, if you just follow the gang member in a car, he will enter in a Sentinel with another member and will shoot you if you get close.
  • The line the second Vagos member uses roughly translates to, "fuck you, bastard," and afterwards, "fuck your mother, dickhead."
  • The place where Carl and Big Smoke park is the same place where Carl and Sweet park to discuss their plans for Big Smoke during End of The Line.


Video walkthrough

PC Version
GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 14 - Running Dog (HD)03:43

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 14 - Running Dog (HD)

IPad Version
GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 14 - Running Dog (HD)03:39

GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 14 - Running Dog (HD)

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