The Sims 4- How to Adopt a Cat or Dog

Thank you EA for providing me with the code for The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack!

Once you have the expansion pack installed you are going to want to get a cat or dog straight away, if you aren’t sure how to adopt one this post shows you all the steps to adopting a cat or dog!



1.Click on the phone next to your sims picture and click on hire a service:

2.A pop up will appear, scroll down until you find the ‘adopt cat’ and ‘adopt dog’ options, select the one you want to adopt:

3.Another pop up will appear, this will show you a list of all the dogs or cats available to adopt right now, they will have a name and if you hover over them it will show you the breed they are, their age (whether they are a puppy/kitten or adult) gender, whether they can have babies and their traits:

4.Select the one you would like to adopt by clicking on them and clicking on the tick:


5.A man will then arrive with the pet in a crate, you can have your sim interact with the pet for a bit, once you are sure you want them to adopt that pet click on adopt, this will cost you S200:

6.It will ask you if you are sure, click ok:

7.You will now have adopted the pet! You can change their name if you want to:

If you don’t like how your pet looks you can customise them in create a pet, watch this video to see all the options available!

What new Create A Sim and Build Mode Items are unlocked with this expansion? Watch this video to find out!

Thanks for reading!

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Thank you again EA for providing me with the code for The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs!


4 thoughts on “The Sims 4- How to Adopt a Cat or Dog

  1. What to do if I don’t even have that option? If I click hire a service, it only shows until nanny. No option to adopt cat or dog. I’ve tried this with teen, adult and elder cellphone. Also the computers don’t show the option either

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