The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Puppy Pals



Once you complete the A Puppy Odyssey Quest the 7 day time limit to unlock the poodle dog breed in this hobby will begin straight away:


You need to buy a puppy from the pet store and a puppy play mat from the promotions r us store, then your teen and adult sims can complete this hobby


NOTE: you cannot complete this hobby without having a puppy in the same house that you place the play mat

I cannot find it in my home store to place it? You need to look in your inventory under the hobby and career items section

I cannot place the play mat, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the play mat in one of your sims houses.

Once placed tap on it and select one of the options:

  • Play with puppy- 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Bond with puppy-6 hours 30 minutes
  • Exhaust puppy- 12 hours 30 minutes


TIP: only one sim can do this hobby the first time you complete it but you can also send another sim to a neighbours town to do this hobby (if they have a puppy and a play mat!) After you have completed it once you can buy as many puppy play mats as you want to complete with as many sims and puppies as you want

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the puppy pals collectibles. Every time your sims complete one of the options above their puppy pals hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once they reach 100% they will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the puppy pals collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL  1 hour 15 minutes 6 hours 30 minutes 12 hours 30 minutes
1-2 50% 160% 320%
2-3 50% 80% 320%
3-4 25% 80% 160%
4-5 12% 40% 80%
5-6 12% 40% 80%

NOTE: it says 320% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what puppy pals collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Ruff Start Cute Authority and Dual Selfie are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Canine Companion Feeding Treat and Hug are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Pawsitively Friends Play Growl and Wag are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Dogs Best Friend Fetch and Chewing are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Pack Leader Barking and Petting are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Puppy Whisperer Tug of War and Face Lick are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed puppy pals collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘reset the collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the poodle dog breed which can be found in the pet store. The poodles are very expensive but they are both three stars, the puppy costs 68LP and the adult costs 82LP!


The rewards for completing this collection are the animal themed shirts, rugs and 3LP:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the animal themed shirts for adults (even if you don’t complete the hobby in the time limit) these can be found in the wardrobe:
  • The second to the sixth time you complete this collection you will unlock rugs (you will receive one of the following at random each time you complete the hobby)

NOTE: The first picture shows you all the shapes each rug comes in, after that the other pictures just show you one rug so you can see the design and the prices for each

Sea Green Diamond/ Triangles


Yellow Zig Zag



Navy Squares



Gray Lines



Orange Circles



  • From the seventh time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP


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55 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Puppy Pals

  1. I was waiting for you to post this so I could say “OMG those poodles are expensive!” I haven’t bought one because it’s just so many LPs.

    • How disappointing it is when you work so hard to complete a quest/ hobby by the deadline, only to discover the ‘prize’ is too expensive to buy. Thank you for this blog so we can be informed. I will not be using any LPs to finish this hobby! The poodles are cute but not worth it.

  2. My Sims and their pups will not get on the mat together. Is there a trick to it or something they need to do first? I have no problems with the kittens. Thank you!

  3. I did not get to complete the puppy odyssey because puppy poofed. Contacted fire monkeys support and they have yet to fix the issue so I continue. My question is how long do you think it will take to fix the (known) issue or even get a reply back. I haven’t played in 3 days. Got on my game last night and most of my sims where in the red zone fore there food,etc…

    • I have contacted firemoney a few times in regards to this game and I always get great customer support. Usually takes a few weeks, usually around 3 weeks, but they will fix the problem and do something along the lines of restarting the quest or giving you items anyway. Hope this helps.

  4. Do the puppies ever age into adult dogs or do they stay puppies forever? And are the puppy breeds the same as the adult dogs, just smaller? Also, are the puppies any different than the adult dogs? Just wondering to see if doing the quest is worth it.

  5. I have just unlocked my first set of rugs, to find out they cost LPs! So bummed. It was the blue ones, I hope some of the other rugs will cost simoleons. I didn’t finish it in time because I really couldn’t care less about another dog breed, they’re all so expensive and boring. I wish they had stray cats and dogs, that we could adopt for free, like in real life.

    • That would be so cool. You could randomly find them at locations such as the park or community center! I’d prefer that over them adding a shelter bc I’m guess that would be no different than the pet store prices…
      Oh and your last name is the same as my favorite sim family is last name lol. I name their first names but keep their lasts random. Their is 2 virtual babies and a preteen plus couple in your name! That’s not weird at all… It’s ok kanell is a popular last name.

  6. So, the time limit is only to get the poodles or is it to get the poodles AND the rugs? Sorry, i didn’t get it clear

  7. Why do they say that i get the poodle “if i’m lucky”? Am i or am i not getting it for sure? Well, the possibility to buy it…

  8. I know almost everyone is saying that the poodle is expensive, and I totally agree. What is the point of finishing the hobby in time if you can’t afford the prize? But I’m all for those rugs…

  9. It just told me that I hadn’t completed the hobby in time to get the poodle even though this morning it said I still had five days.

  10. Hello thanks for your blog, it has helped my husband and I lots. Here is my concern. I came on here when I was doing fashion hunter hobby and had read the glitch and had leveled up to 6 in a few hours. I kept doing it to get all of them for the next couple of days trying to get the last few but I had like 3 days left it just said it ended and I couldn’t get the prize and I was okay with it. I recently started the survivalist hobby and the puppy hobby yesterday and today so I had 6 days left and 7 days and then I went on tonight and both hobbies saying time was up and I couldn’t get the prize. Wanted to see if anyone else had the same issue after doing the glitch or any advice for me…

    • A lot of people are having this glitch at the moment on timed hobby events, you will need to contact EA about this so they can sort this out for you as I am unable to fix technical issues.

    • Me too! The quest automatically finished before the deadline 😦 I never adjusted my clock to cheat but sometimes it’s auto forwarding. I’m so disappointed. 😦

  11. if i miss the time limit is there a way to restart it or add more time?? i really want those poodles but i missed for 1 day, help me please, even if i need to play, i dont care

  12. Hi. First of all. Thanks for all of your tips. Great job! Anyway , I just wanna know if any use to keep the puppy after finishing a quest. It’s pretty useless so far… But I don’t wanna age it Coz it costs LPs 😓

    • You’re welcome!
      You don’t keep the puppy from the quest but you get the first one free from the pet store once you complete the quest, then you can complete this hobby that you have posted this comment on so they aren’t useless.

  13. I have two questions:

    1. To finish these hobby quests, are you supposed to reach level 6 of the hobby? Like, get a Sim to level 6 of the Puppy Pal Hobby?

    2. As of now, will you get a free poodle from completing the quest in time, or will you have to buy it for LP?

    Thanks, I really appreciate your work too. It’s very useful for helping me get my quests done.

    • 1. No you have to find all the collectibles, reaching level 6 does not complete the hobby but you need to reach level 6 to unlock all the collectibles to be able to find them

      2. No, like it says in the post it costs LPs.

      • Alright thanks. I’m desperate for a poodle since I have a real poodle (named Fuzzy) so I used your cooking method. Currently at 80 LP lol

  14. Hi. First of all, you’re awesome and this blog stands out from all the rest. Anw I’ve been asking this on the official TSFP Facebook but no one seems to give me the answer I need lmao I saw this rug in an architect home and it looks so much like the gray lines rug, only that its black, purple and gray/dark blue grey. I cant find it anywhere, neither in the home store or online and Im sure its not one of the packs in the puppy pals hobby.

  15. I finished my quest and bought the play mat from promotions r us bit when I went to go place it, it shows the limited object but I’ve never place it anywhere yet.

    • You need to go into your inventory and click on the hobby and career items tab and you’ll be able to place it, it will say it’s locked or its a limited item when you try and place it from the new items tab

  16. I bought the play mat like it says, and it’s in my inventory but it says it’s a limited object and won’t let me place it. Any ideas?!

  17. I couldn’t finish this event in time and couldn’t unlock the poodle , Will I get another opportunity to get the prize ?

  18. Does anyone knows how to make puppy happy?
    It’s mood bar is always low and playing with it or pet it only makes happy Sim but not the puppy.
    Food is refilled everytime, Sims playing and pet it but the bar is always low. 😦

  19. I just bought a puppy, shows 1et under my sim. I placed the mat down and tapped on it only to get the response that I have to get a puppy from the pet store. So I went back in to be sure I had a puppy, yep. Closed the game, reopened it, and tried again. Still got the same response. The puppy doesn’t show up on my lot that the sim owns either. So I have a ghost puppy now. Sigh

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