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The Sims 3: Pets
The Sims 3: Pets
The Sims 3: Pets
The Sims 3 Pets Cover
Life is Better with Pets
Developer(s) The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims series
Release date(s) NA October 18, 2011
EU October 20, 2011[1]
Technical information
Engine The Sims 3 Engine
Version 10.0.96
Media DVD, Digital Download
System requirements Minimum Hardware Requirements on
Game features
Themes Pets
Creatures Unicorn,[2] Cat, Dog, Horse
Neighborhoods Appaloosa Plains
For other uses, see Pet (disambiguation).
TS3P Reflect

The Sims 3: Pets is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 3.[3] The game sees a return of pets from The Sims 2: Pets and The Sims: Unleashed. Cats and dogs have returned, along with a brand new animal: horses.[4] There are also snakes, turtles, birds, rodents, lizards, deer, and raccoons in the PC/Mac version.


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Bring excitement and surprise into your Sims' lives with pets! Create the perfect (or imperfect) pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens to trusty horses and more as you determine not only how your Sims' pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take direct control of your Sims' pets and explore new ways to mess with their lives. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!

Game Features[]

  • More pets means more fun! Create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and—for the first time ever—horses! Think your Sim has what it takes to tame a wild horse?
    • There are 46 cat breeds, 72 big dog breeds, 46 small dog breeds and 30 horse breeds. Players may have a poodle with short hair, or also have a Poodle with Dalmatian spots.[5]
      • The player not only gets to choose the dominant pattern, but can also pick an accessory pattern; both can be colored in any way the player chooses. In horses, the mane and tail color are independent of the main color of the horse.
      • The player can add colorful markings on their fur and slide them around wherever they want on their Sims' pets bodies! Markings are also in layers and can be placed in any order.[6]
    • The player can assign features and traits to pets.
  • Features of pets:
    • Pets age from Puppy/Kitten/Foal, to Adult, and Elder[7]
    • Pets can be adopted either from the shelter and other households that are selling them. Sims can also take in stray pets.
    • Pets have their own wishes and lifetime rewards.[5]
    • Pets can meet, fall in love, reproduce, and have family trees.[5]
    • The player has full control of a Sim's pet to chase, dig, tackle and more.
    • Pets can learn skills. Cats and dogs can learn to hunt, dogs can learn to locate collectibles and fetch Sims a date, and horses can learn racing and jumping.
    • Pets have inherited genetics.[5]
  • New pet: horses.
    • Horses can be mount and ridden, which acts as a means of transportation for a Sim.
    • Horses can be trained to enter and partake in horse riding competitions.
  • New Small pets
    • Build a collection of Lizards, Turtles, Snakes, and Birds![8]
  • New NPC animals: deer, raccoons and wild horses.
  • Exclusive Limited Edition content! Only in The Sims 3 Pets Limited Edition for PC/Mac will you receive a pet store filled with one-of-a-kind objects.[3].
  • New pet motives, Destruction for Dogs, Scratch for Cats, Exercise and Thirst for Horses. [2]
  • New skill for Sims: Riding.
  • New music styles:
    • Country
    • R&B
    • Songwriter
  • New traits for Sims:
  • New Lifetime Wishes for Sims are:
    • Ark Builder
    • The Zoologist
    • The Animal Rescuer
    • The Jockey
    • Fairytale Finder
    • Canine Companion
    • Cat Herder
  • New Multi-Rabbithole: The Diner and the Supermarket, the Science lab and the Hospital, and more!
  • New truck - ice cream truck, similar to the food truck. It sells ice cream and does not require a parking spot.
  • The Collections from The Sims 2. Players have to categorize Buy and Build mode objects themselves.[9]
  • New shopping lists: In grocery stores, players may now create, save, view, and complete their own shopping list of items within the rabbithole's shopping menu.
  • Cooking options: Sims have the option to cook Gourmet food for their pets. The food can be Duck, Chicken, Steak gourmet food. The pets will get a positive moodlet if they eat it. Gourmet Kitty, Gourmet Pooch or Gourmet Horsie.

Pet traits[]

Traits are also featured for pets just like Sims. There are total of 30 pet traits. Each pet can have three traits. More traits can be "trained" by reinforcing certain behaviors. Some traits are unique to one species, and some can be for any species. There are also some traits that will conflict with one another, such as Agile and Hates to Jump.


See also: The Sims game rumors/Archive#The Sims 3: Unleashed
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A trailer was leaked at the same time as the The Sims 3: Generations one. An official trailer has since been released, announcing the game. As with other expansion packs, there was a 'hint' in the Generations expansion pack, being a paw print on the back of any baby/toddler magical gnomes.




In addition to licensed music, the expansion will feature an orchestral score. Unlike the base game and preceding expansion packs that were composed by Steve Jablonsky, the score for Pets is composed by Christopher Lennertz. The orchestral score is available as a download from the iTunes Store.[13]

Music audio sound Audio disclaimer:
The following section features recordings from real-life artists. The files are of inferior quality of the original recording and are only 30 seconds in duration. The files will play at your system's volume settings. We suggest you turn down your volume and then adjust it to your liking. If you have problems listening to the audio files, see Help:Audio files.

This is a list of artists and their songs that are to be featured in Pets:

Artist Track Real-world preview Notes/References
Plan B Stay Too Long [14]
Alex Boyd Light Up Tonight
Cher Lloyd Superhero
Erasure Where I Start To (Break It All Down)
Kimbra Good Intent
Anjulie Headphones
Asher Roth Another One Down
BG5 Lay A Little Sunshine
Blush Undivided
CSS City Grrrl
Earnhardt Jr. Dale Jr Morning Thought
Jack’s Mannequin Television
Joshua Radin Here Lies
Katy Rose A Part Of It
Lenka Two
Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
Martina McBride Teenage Daughters
Mona Lean Into The Fall
Outasight Life Or Something Like It
Robby Armstrong Rodeo
Rock Mafia The Big Bang
Speakers Gimme Go
The KickDrums Counting On You
The Lunabelles A Place To Shine
Thompson Square I Got You
Wolf Gang The King And All Of His Men
Carpool Shine On
Fall On Your Sword New Ways to Vandalize Your Heart
Galactic Ohhh Ahhh [15]

See also[]

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