A dog like McGruff but is a real detective that wears the coat and hat and types at an old style typewriter and is named McGriff. He uses his sense of smell and doglike cunning to find animal criminals and has a cat for a sidekick named Cutter. They take cases from other animals like kidnapping, murders, embezzlement, crapping on the lawn, unrolling the toilet paper, chewing a hole in the couch, etc just like a human detective. Whenever they are out on a case McGriff pisses on fire hydrants in the area and Cutter chases squirrels who are the informants among the animals. Sometimes Cutter has to get tough with a squirrel to get him to talk. Sometimes he meets back up with McGriff with fur in his mouth.