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Monica was the pet greyhound of Tyrone Dobbs, which he adopted in 1999 after finding her as a stray. Naming her after Monica Geller from Friends (or, as Tyrone put it, "the skinny one"), Tyrone quickly bonded with her and Vera Duckworth reluctantly allowed the dog to stay with them at the Park Road B&B on the condition she slept in the shed. However, when Monica then howled through the night (as she didn't like being alone), Vera ordered Tyrone to get rid. However Tyrone started sleeping in the shed to keep Monica quiet, preferring that to losing his new friend. However it turned out that Monica had been microchipped and Tyrone and Jack reluctantly attempted to return Monica to her owner... only to find that he had just left his wife, Mrs Hardcastle, who was more than happy to get rid of the dog and gave Tyrone all of Monica's official papers. Vera then allowed an ecstatic Tyrone to keep Monica after all.

Monica had a short-lived racing career under the name "Tyrone's Torpedo", winning a race at the Weatherfield Dog Track in December 1999, however that night she ran into the road and was hit by a car driven by Mark Redman. She survived, but the pin inserted in her leg meant she would never race again.

In March 2020, Tyrone mentioned he had Monica cremated and her ashes were scattered on the Red Rec, as it's what she would have wanted.

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In a unique situation for animal characters on the show, Monica received a cast credit between 1999 to 2002, with the dog in question playing her being known as Queenie. A list below gives her credits.

Having appeared prominently from 1999 throughout most of the 2000s, Monica ended up disappearing from the narrative without explanation. When ITV were questioned by a fan over the situation with Monica in 2011, they stated that she was most likely deceased as she hadn't been seen on-screen for so long. The character's fate was officially confirmed in Episode 7736 (14th November 2011) by Tyrone Dobbs, at the time of Schmeichel's death.

As Monica's final on-screen appearance is not officially known, this wiki will treat 28th August 2006 as her last appearance, as it is the most recent mention of her in a plot synopsis. This could be subject to change if any further information comes forward about this situation.

List of appearances

Note: These are credited appearances only.