The stray dog is a dog that is stray. He was created by legendary animator Lucas Rowe to appear in the popular show The Simpsons for the episode "A Dog That is Stray", however when the episode was previewed by The Simpsons creator Matt Greoning, he decided that it was such an intensely enjoyable episode that it would take away from The Simpsons itself and decided it was best for the show not to publicise it.

A few copies of this episode still remain with Lucas Rowe, and he has announced plans to make a movie out of the character when enough funding is generated.