A less friendly-looking version of Spot was featured ...
... in the latest War Of The Worlds television series / show. The French / Canadian / US joint production.
They played the role of aliens who killed humans by means of an iron rod being shoved into people's skulls at very high speed. I was a bit disappointed at this low-tech way of mass-killing people. Surely aliens who have traveled to Earth from a distant galaxy would have invented more sophisticated ways and means of performing genocide.
I find the price tag of USD $74,500 for the dog + $29,750 for the ass camera a bit over budget. Although I'd love to watch people's reactions when I took it for a leisurely stroll in Central Park.