How To Get Pets In Sims 4 (Pet Adoption Guide)

Find out how to adopt pets (cats, dogs) in Sims 4.

If you are wondering – how do I get pets in Sims 4? Then this Pets guide is what you are looking for. Here you will find out how to adopt a pet and add a brand new furry friend to your family. Pets will definitely lift up everyone’s spirits and bring a new wave of happiness to the household.

How to Adopt Pets in Sims 4

With Sims 4: Cats & Dogs, you can add cute little canine and feline companions to your family. Here’s how to get a pet:

  • Go to the computer of your sim
  • Select Household
  • Go to Adopt
  • Scroll through the list to see the option to adopt a cat or a dog

You can also go to your Sim’s phone for this. Just follow the steps below:

  • Select the tab with the house icon on it
  • Go to Hire a Service
  • Then choose to Adopt a Dog or a Cat

There will be a lot of choices of pet breeds, so check for the breed you like and be sure to read the information about them. You will be shown their gender, name, age and whether they have been spayed or neutered. These options will reset every day so you can check again later. The best part is that you can even pick three pets at a time.  

How to Get Dogs and Cats in Sims 4

Once you complete the above steps, an agent will bring the pet to your home. Observe the animals’ behavior, traits and try to interact with them. If you enjoy your interaction with your pet, you can finalize the pet and pick Adopt. Unlike adopting babies and children, adopting one pet in Sims 4 will cost you only §200.

Although pets are not controllable, they can be trained to do perform and avoid certain actions. This brings quite a bit of realism to the game and will help you bond with your pet even further.

So this is everything about adoption of pets in Sims 4. Another way to get an animal is to create one yourself. You can use a tool called Create a Pet if you’d like. Through this, you can change your pet animals’ looks, behaviors, features and outfits to however you want them to be.


Plus, if you want to run a clinic as a vet, that option is there as well. This is perfect if you want to treat pet animals and be constantly surrounded by their delightful presence.

Lastly, if you want to adopt a stray, you can simply build a friendship with a stray that you have met. Once the option to Adopt appears, you can adopt the stray as well.

Be sure to check out our other guides on this game, including various relationship cheats, Real Estate cheats, Toddler cheats and more.