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The Pet Shop

Dogs and Cats are pets, friends, and a source of treasure - that's win-win!
The introduction of the Pet Shop provides an opportunity for each of your Sims to own a pet - whereas the introduction of pets in the game took the form of a stray dog that your very first Sim meets and befriends on their new home lot.

Pets in the game do more than serve as companions - they also serve as a potential source of Simoleons as well as Life Points thanks to their habit of finding and digging up the odd treasure.

The following pets are presently available in the game:


  • Greyhound - 1-Star - Cost = 5 LP
  • German Shepherd - 2-Stars - Cost = 18 L
  • Labrador - 2-Stars - Cost = 20 LP
  • Golden Retriever - 2-Stars - Cost = 22 LP
  • Dalmatian - 2-Stars - Cost = 25 LP
  • Husky - 3-Stars - Cost = 75 LP
  • Robo Dog - 3-Stars - Cost = 80 LP


  • British Shorthair - 1-Star - Cost = 6 LP
  • Maine Coon - 2-Stars - Cost = 18 LP
  • Siamese - 2-Stars - Cost = 22 LP
  • Toyger - 2-Stars - Cost = 25 LP
  • Black - 2-Stars - Cost = 30 LP
  • Bengal - 3-Stars - Cost = 75 LP
  • Bejeweled Blitz's Anchovy - 3-Stars - Cost = 75 LP
  • Robocat - 3-Stars - Cost = 80 LP


In addition to the above pets you can also purchase Rabbits via the Pets Section of the in-game store.


Pet Accessories including Dog Houses, feeding bowls, and toys can be purchased in the Pets Section of the in-game store.

Which pet you buy really depends on which you can afford and which you think is best. With respect to the Star ratings, while it is not officially stated, the higher the star-rating it seems that the more likely the pet is to find good items.

Managing Pets

Once your pet is placed when you tap on them you will find two options - Rename and Relocate.

The Rename command allows you to name the pet any name you like.

The Relocate command allows you to put your pet up for Adoption - but be careful in selecting that as it is the game's way of DELETING the pet. Once you put it up for adoption it is not possible to get it back.

The second option is to have another Sim family take over ownership of the pet. You can select the family via the Relocation command.



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How long does it take to build?

Added 26th Mar 2015, ID #533324

I found a way to get 6LP my the play house collection and it ask if I wanted to play again and I said yes she finished it again and got 6LP every time she dose it she gets 6LP it's cool

Added 10th Mar 2015, ID #527010

Are there any pets that cost simoleons and not LP?

Added 4th Mar 2015, ID #524143

hi i read it hehehe i am 13

Added 25th Feb 2015, ID #521226

me can't put up pet for adoption. me press house symbol button and nothing happen. Help..

Added 22nd Feb 2015, ID #519970

How do u get free Lp though I can't get enough Lp to buy another dog 🐕🐩🐺

Added 22nd Feb 2015, ID #519726

Is the Robison or cat worth getting?

Added 21st Feb 2015, ID #518992

before u get the petstore, u have to finish the horse something quest... im still on the horse quest... im on a slow pace coz of work and stuff... but, how do they get a pet at the start of the game???? promo?? damn lucky kids...

Added 19th Feb 2015, ID #518180

Sooty [size1000[size=12][/size] size]

Added 11th Feb 2015, ID #514527

My pet shop costs 100,000, and I only have 10,000 its going to take a long time. I wish the stores and businesses were all cheaper.

Added 8th Feb 2015, ID #513398

I cannot get the dragons and I'm a massive fan of them, they came in a quest but when I clicked finish it didn't let me get them, Ive tried but whatever I do it doesn't work. Can someone find a cheat so they can help me plz. Thanks.

Added 7th Feb 2015, ID #512788

My pet store cost $150,000

Added 1st Feb 2015, ID #510398

I am level 24, I have completed a quest for toddlers and I am unable to buy the pet shop. Why won't it let me buy it?

Added 31st Jan 2015, ID #509584

Help. I can't build a pet shop because it says trick hobby shop gate under construction. But I don't have anything under construction at all. I can't finish the quest in time. :(

Added 29th Jan 2015, ID #508734

Like its h d. Gettin lp mate. Mame it simpiler to find im not payin some of my money for 100 0 xp now thats wretarded

Added 27th Jan 2015, ID #508092

I have four Robo Dogs and I started playing this game long ago ( not that long. Lol )
And the pet store only cost me 30,000!!!

Added 25th Jan 2015, ID #507328

I dont have enough money to build the pet store and the quest will end in 24 hours ..i dont knw what to do

Added 24th Jan 2015, ID #506215

You need to be on the toddlers quest to build the pet shop

Added 15th Jan 2015, ID #502137

Im on level twelve have four sims and enough money to get the pet shopbut it wont let me get. Can someone help me

Added 14th Jan 2015, ID #501546

Im on level eight but I don't have a pet?

Added 13th Jan 2015, ID #501201

Is that we're u

Get pets?

Added 13th Jan 2015, ID #500997

I found a dog the day I started the game so I already can collect money and L from it.its a cute little golden retriever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added 29th Dec 2014, ID #492030

How do I get 3 pets in one house. It worked before but now I don't know how to do. Please help me.
Thank you!

Added 23rd Dec 2014, ID #489052

Cooking hobby gets you lp rather quickly. 4 sims in one house tales me half hour to 45 mins to complete a collection then reset and start again.

Added 14th Nov 2014, ID #471620

I finished the Halloween quest and IT says I can get my dragon from the pet store. But I haven't built the pet store yet wills he dragon still be there when I reach the level
Where I can get into the store?

Added 9th Nov 2014, ID #469558

[color=green][/color] hi

Added 9th Nov 2014, ID #469398

You must unlock the pet shop by reaching level 12 🐇

Added 26th Oct 2014, ID #463396

How do you get the store????

Added 23rd Oct 2014, ID #461979

Do any pets dig up more LP then others? Like a 2star cat/dog. The two 1star dogs I have dig up an LP once in the blue moon. I have finally saved up 23 LP. Gotta spend it wisely...

I'd also suggest building to competition center and making your sims be the best at cooking, fishing, and top at various jobs. First place gets you 3 LP in 24 hours. I always have my sims improving their skill or planting or working so when I come back to the game there is money to be harvested or an improved skill set I can make money/LP off.

Added 20th Oct 2014, ID #460816


Added 20th Oct 2014, ID #460801

How do u build a kennel for a dog?

Added 13th Oct 2014, ID #458228

My pet shop was 200,000 *sighs*. But an easy way to get lots of simoleons fast is to plant a batch of beans in the morning before you go to work/school and another batch just before your bed. With ten or more sims u can earn over $20,000 a day

Added 2nd Oct 2014, ID #454059

That is what is known as a revenue source. The idea behind it is to get you to pay real-world money for the LP mate. That is how they make money in this game.

Added 30th Sep 2014, ID #453290

I don't think pets should cost LP but simolens instead, because it takes ages to get LP but I think if it was simolens, it would be a lot, maybe 5,000 or 10,000 as cheapest

Added 28th Sep 2014, ID #452551

Quest / Building the Pet Shop

Happily that is not how this works. As you progress in the game with each key level you get building sites added to the map - so when you click on the map view - the building icon in the bottom center of the play screen - you will see that there are new building sites in grey that represent buildings you CAN build.

For example right now, on the map view for the game that we are using to create this guide, there is a newly added building site for the Candlelit Fork Restaurant - we did not do anything to get that to appear other than to be at or above the required level.

You will find the same to be true in your game - so once you reach the point in leveling where you CAN build the Pet Shop, you will be ABLE to build it!

Added 16th Sep 2014, ID #448605

What happens if you miss out on the quest and not able to build the pet shop? Do you get another chance at some point?

Added 16th Sep 2014, ID #448455

There is no typical cost for the Pet Shop - what it ends up costing YOU is what the rate is for the number of buildings in its class that you already have - because with each new building in each class the cost for the next one gets higher.

Added 1st Sep 2014, ID #443128

My pet shop is 100 000 I'm thinking of buyin a pack for 1.99 but then what about lp? :/

Added 18th Aug 2014, ID #437736

Am I lucky because I found a golden retriever the day I started playing

Added 12th Aug 2014, ID #435602

Does anyone know what the USUAL or most frequent cost of the pet shop is? And if there is any good cheats for Lp that are not obvious? And I'm super mad because I really love huskies in real life I have 2 and of course it's 75 Lp : JUST MY LUCK!!

Added 11th Aug 2014, ID #434719

Does anyone know what the USUAL or most frequent cost of the pet shop is? And if there is any good cheats for Lp that are not obvious?

Added 11th Aug 2014, ID #434713

How much is the pet store

Added 8th Aug 2014, ID #432898

Yes the cost will be different as it depends on how many buildings of that class you have already built. As for getting money - playing every day and collecting the bonus and allowing it to build is the fastest way that I know of.

Added 6th Aug 2014, ID #431957

My pet shop costs 200,000 sigh.. wondering how to get simoleons faster so I can finish my task on time.

Added 4th Aug 2014, ID #430746

My pet shop cost 100,000

Added 28th Jul 2014, ID #426507

If you like done or return it will sace

Added 21st Jun 2014, ID #403649

I think that pets should cost a lot less. I mean, how are you supposed to get 80 lp !?!

Added 30th May 2014, ID #391178

Uh, no horses?

Added 27th Mar 2014, ID #368657

How much do the more expensive pets find? I need LPs.

Added 24th Jan 2014, ID #347349

In order to save the name of the pet click "enter" on your own phone's keyboard not the game itself. This saves the name.

Added 19th Nov 2013, ID #320466

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