Vinny is a protagonist in "Family Guy. He was purchased by the Griffin's as a replacement for Brian following Brian's death.
There, they find Vinny, a "pussy hound" who claims to be 1/16th cat. He wins over Peter by being able to talk and suggests that if he is sent to fetch a stick. Feeling guilty that he was unable to save Brian since destroying his time machine, Stewie at first refuses to accept the new dog until he discovers that Vinny had just lost his previous owner around the same time and thought he and the Griffins needed each other and comes to accept Vinny.
Soon, Vinny helped Stewie distract his past self so he could steal the return pad from his backpack and travel back in time to save Brian. As a result, the family never got Vinny from the pet store and he and the Griffins never met.
- Vinny is also Brian Griffin's younger brother and the uncle of Brian's human son Dylan.
- Despite being on the good side, unlike Brian, Vinny has very little few enemies and has no arch rival.
- Accordingto Family Guy's creator, Seth MacFarlane, the possibly of Vinny returning to the show in the future is possible.