The Kennel is an area of Raccoon City Police Station featured in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Outbreak File #2. It also appears briefly in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. The Kennel was where the dogs used by the RPD's K-9 Unit were kept; however, during the Raccoon City Outbreak the dogs were all infected and the unit was wiped out.


There are three kennel cell located inside this room. A manhole can be located at the back of the room that appears to be leading down toward the underground waterway. 


Resident Evil 2

Leon must pass through this area in both his scenarios in order to reach the Sewage Disposal Plant. Claire can find the Square Crank here in her B Scenario. The manhole located up front can be open using the Manhole Opener that can be found inside the Holding Cell. Two infected zombie dogs can be found each in their cell. When the time is right, they will break from their cell and will chase down.

Resident Evil Outbreak File #2

The Kennel is initially locked, but can be unlocked by Kevin with the Joker Key. Inside the player will find the dogs' handler Tony, who will briefly exchange a few words with Kevin before succumbing to his wounds. After all five plates have been placed in the statue in the Main Hall the player can find the Ace Key here.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

The Kennel serves as the starting point for HUNK's scenario. A First Aid Spray can be found lying on the barrels by the door.


Resident Evil 2
Location Localization Original Script
Checking the cages (With zombie dog inside) The cage could break at any moment...!
Manhole Will you go down the ladder? Yes/No
Manhole (Claire, scenario B) The lid is firmly closed. It's impossible for me to open it.