A house is not a home without a furry friend to share it with! Pets keep your Sims company, entertain them with animal antics, and even dig for treasures in the yard!
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Can I ride horses outside of the stables?
You can only ride your horses within the stables on the Mysterious Island, but there’s a bunch of hobbies to keep them busy here!Where do I find fish tanks?
Fish tanks are unlocked after purchase through the Online Store and will appear in your Home store under the ‘Pets’ tab.How do I send my pet to a different house?
Tap on the pet then tap ‘Relocate’ and select the new Sim you’d like to own your pet.How many pets can I have in one house?
You can have up to two pets that you’ve purchased from the Pet Store in one house.
How do I dismount a horse?
Tap on the ground and select ‘Dismount’.
Types of pets and how to unlock them
All pets require you to have built the Pet Store on the Town Map to purchase them. Next; tap ‘Buy’, then pick a Sim to assign the pet to an owner. You may also need to complete the relevant quest to unlock a pet type before you can purchase it.
- Dogs – Purchase from the Pet Store
- Cats – Purchase from the Pet Store
- Puppies - Complete A Puppy Odyssey
- Kittens – Complete A Puppy Odyssey
- Horses – Complete Need For Steed and clean, repair and build the stables. Build and empty stable, then select the “+” icon to add a new horse.
- Unicorn – complete Horse Tricks, Vaulting and Showjumping hobby collections as well as The Hidden Unicorn main quest to unlock the Unicorn. To purchase a Unicorn you will need an empty stable and 100 LP’s
- Unicorns can inspire your Sims and are able to perform all Horse Hobbies
- Dragons – Complete Book of Spells within the time limit
- Fairies – Complete Royal Lineage within the time limit
- Rabbits – In the home store under the ‘Pets’ Tab
- Rabbits can’t leave their Pen but can be held nearby the pen by Sims.
- Vernon the Teacup Pig – Complete Teacher’s Pet discovery quest within the time limit
Higher value pets
The higher the ‘star’ rating of a cat or dog, the more treasure they will collect, and the shorter the interaction time with the pet will be. Higher ratings on horses allow you to perform different hobbies.
Looking after your animals
Don’t worry, your pets won’t die – but if you want your pets to continue interacting with your Sims you need to increase their happiness rating. Increasing happiness allows pets to collect more treasure or perform Hobbies. With a Sim selected; tap on any pet and select an action with a smile icon to increase it’s happiness.
Open the home store (furniture and lamp icon) then tap the ‘Pets’ tab to find a bunch of goodies to use with your pets. These don’t increase your pet’s happiness but are great decorations for your home. Some accessories (such as dog toys) include interactions for your Sims to perform by tapping on the pet involved. Your pets may also drink, eat from or play with these items when you’re not looking!
Deleting and aging pets
With a Sim selected tap on a Pet and tap ‘Put up for adoption’ to remove the Pet from your game. If you just want to move it to another Sim’s house, select the Sim you’d like to own the Pet.
To age a puppy or kitten to an adult tap on a stove then bake some birthday biscuits. This will cost you 15 LifePoints (LP). Next, tap on the Pet then select ‘Age to adult’. All other pets come as adults.
TIP: It can be cheaper to purchase an adult pet outright from the home store rather than ageing them from kitten or puppy to adult.
Some Pets allow you to perform Hobbies with your Sims!
Kittens - Internet Kitten
Get in with the latest internet fad and create your own kitten videos!
How to Unlock: Complete A Puppy Odyssey and purchase a Kitten Play Box from the Promotions’R’Us store.
How to Perform: Tap on the Kitten Play Box with a Sim an adult or teen selected and select an action
Reward(s) Unlocked: Persian Cat breed, rugs and LP after each collection is completed
Puppies - Puppy Pals
Spend time bonding with your puppy by performing various games!
How to Unlock: After completing A Puppy Odyssey this hobby event will begin immediately. Purchase a puppy from the Pet Store and a Puppy Play Mat from the Promotions’R’Us store.
Time limit: 7 days
How to Perform: Tap on the Puppy Play Mat with any adult or teen Sim selected and pick an action
Reward(s) Unlocked: Animal themed onesies, rugs, and LP
- Limited time reward: Poodle Dog Breed
Dogs – Dog Agility and Dog Obedience
Use the Pet Park on Mystery Island to your advantage: There's a bunch of cool agility objects and things for your dogs to do here.
How to Unlock: Complete Life Dreams and Legacies and build the Pet Park using Life Orbs on Mysterious Island.
Time limit: 7 days
How to Perform: Purchase a collar from the Pet Salon and use this on the Pet you’d like to perform the Hobby with. Send a pet to the Park (tap on the Dog then tap 'Send to Park'). To begin this hobby tap 'Enter Dog Agility Hobby' on the first object in the park: the Jump. Don't worry - as you complete rows of collectibles in the hobby collection more obstacles will be unlocked.
To perform Dog Obedience you can use the statue in the park. This does not require Life Orbs to be built. Teens, Adults and Seniors can perform both hobbies.
Reward(s) Unlocked: Animal themed onesies, rugs and LP
Cats – Cat Show
Let your cat's inner beauty shine on display for all with the Cat Show hobby.
How to Unlock: Complete Life Dreams and Legacies and build the Pet Park using Life Orbs on Mysterious Island. Build the Cat Show Area with Life Orbs, purchase a Collar for your cat from the Pet Salon.
How to Perform: Purchase a collar from the Pet Salon and use this on the Pet you’d like to perform the Hobby with. Tap on the cat (not kitten) and tap ‘Send to Pet Park’; then with a Teen, Adult or Senior Sim selected touch the catwalk and select ‘Enter Cat Show’.
Reward(s) Unlocked: The ‘Cat Run’ toy (includes a 50-second interaction for your cat) and 3 LP afterward.
Horses – (various hobbies)
Each horse hobby you complete unlocks the next Star level of a horse. Certain star levels or ratings are required to do each hobby.
Rear up, take a bow, Meet and Greet - your Sims can enjoy teaching your horse some clever tricks.
How to Unlock: Complete Need for Steed Quest, then clear and build the Horse Tricks Arena which is directly opposite the stables.
How to Perform: Locate the stables on Mystery Island, then call a Sim (whistle icon) to have them come to the stables. With any Adult Sim selected, tap on a horse and tap ‘Horse Tricks’. Each action takes 3 hours.
Reward(s) Unlocked: Two star rating horses and LP
Stand up on your horse to perform this cool hobby in the stables on Mystery Island!
How to Unlock: Complete the Horse Tricks Hobby collection. A collection requires all 12 collectables to be obtained from performing the Horse Tricks Hobby tasks. Build the Vaulting Arena which is to the right of the Horse Tricks Arena if you are looking at the stables.
How to Perform: Locate the stables on Mystery Island, then call a Sim (whistle icon) to have them come to the stables. With any Adult Sim selected, tap on a two star horse and tap ‘Vaulting’. Each action takes 5 hours.
Reward(s) Unlocked: Three star rating horses and LP
Become a true height-demon with these jump-starters.
How to Unlock: Complete the Vaulting Hobby collection and The Hidden Unicorn main quest. A collection requires all 12 collectables to be obtained from performing the Vaulting tasks. Build the Showjumping Arena which is just above the Pond.
How to Perform: Locate the stables on Mystery Island, then call a Sim (whistle icon) to have them come to the stables. With any Adult Sim selected, tap on a three star horse and tap ‘Vaulting’. Each action takes 6 hours.
Reward(s) Unlocked: Unicorn and LPS.