|For the myth in GTA Vice City, see Hellhounds (GTA Vice City).|
|For the myth in GTA IV, see Hellhounds (GTA IV).|
|For the myth in GTA V, see Hellhounds (GTA V).|
Hellhounds are unknown creatures reportedly roaming the countrysides of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
They are described as large, dark beasts similar to dogs, but larger. The size is about half of the player's character, and the hellhound has a muscular build similar to a boxer. The fur is pure black, and the creature's eyes are bright red, making it hard to see during the night.
Reports claim that the elusive beast cannot be killed, as it moves extremely fast and tries to stay out of the player's line of sight before moving in for a kill. Many eyewitnesses say that they have heard growling noises and felt uneasy, and could see something stalking them in the distance, minutes before the inevitable attack.
The most common sighting place for the hellhound is, surprisingly, the backyard of Ryder's home. There are many reasons as to why, but most sightings can be debunked as being the floating shovel that spawns there. Some fans have tried to theorize other options, including the humorous theory that the hellhound is just a dog who ate Ryder's drug plants and could not control itself. Ryder was a drug dealer, murderer, and more, so some religious players believe that the hellhound serves as the "punishment" for his sins, as they believe the hound is, quite literally, from Hell. In real life, hellhounds are believed to be the ones that take souls to Hell, so this could be a plausible theory. There have been minor sightings across the San Andreas countryside, including prominent appearances in the Mount Chiliad caves, but these claims are not believed by the majority of the myth community.