What are the best virtual pet mobile games?

Owning a pet can be made simpler by playing virtual pet games instead. They're lots of fun to play and you get to name your pet too! Here's a list of some of the best virtual pet games to play online or on your phone. Comment on your favorite or least favorite pet games below!

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    #1Dog Simulator

    Dog Simulator

    Dog Simulator is a virtual pet simulation game developed by Swift Apps for Android and iOS devices. The game lets players become a puppy of their choice such as a Corgi, Greyhound, Shiba, Husky, etc.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brittany Sanders
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "I love online games and Dog Simulator is an awesome way to connect with friends and dog aficionados across the globe to celebrate what we all love: cute dogs! This Sims-esque mobile game combines dog role-playing with interactive games; I'm a big fan of all the dogs you can choose from, customization options (my dog has the best outfits!), and fun locations to explore. Meet me at the farm and let's chase some sheep--woof!"
  2. 18

    #2Cat Simulator Online

    Cat Simulator Online

    Cat Simulator virtual animal game for iOS and Android that turns players into cats. Cats can explore various houses and gardens and meet fellow kittens worldwide through an online multiplayer feature.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Janice James
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This solution for the best virtual pet mobile games is on point! This game is very realistic and allows me to play as a real cat! There is a lot of exploring to do as well! I like how it is so realistic to the point to where I am able to annoy every human on the game. That is accurate with real life. It is very neat how I can play multiplayer as well with other kittens."
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    #3Cat Sim Online

    Cat Sim Online

    Cat Sim Online is a virtual cat simulator game developed by Turbo Rocket Games. The game lets players become a cat or kitten and raise a family of their own by breeding to grow the family tree.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Janet Ross
    Written on August 15, 2018
    "The kittens in this game are the cutest and I like that I can expand my cat families spanning from generations to generations! This is an absolutely fun game with pretty graphics and a smooth gameplay!!! hehe"

DID YOU KNOW?

Having a virtual or digital pet is a good way to determine if you're ready to become a pet owner. With a virtual pet, you can train yourself before adopting a real pet. Also, virtual pets are less likely to suffer than real ones. Aside from that, a digital pet is a great substitute for those who want a pet but cannot have one. Case in point, someone who is allergic to pets or can't take care of a real pet. One way to start having your very own digital pet is to download virtual pet apps and games on your phone. Virtual pet games vary but for the most part, you get to experience what it's like to take care of a pet. Whether it be bathing, feeding, or playing with them.

Playing pet game apps can also be beneficial from a psychological perspective. Most especially for children's mental and physical faculties. When kids interact and engage with a virtual pet, they are building their social skills. This helps children form social connections that go beyond their virtual pets. Another benefit is that it serves as a stress reliever and a healthy distraction. Owning a virtual pet can also help kids cope with physical and mental conditions such as ADD. Giving moderate time to play virtual pet games will help a child learn new things in the process. Whether you're itching to get a new furry pal or want to learn a thing or two, pet games are definitely worth playing.

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    #4Cthulhu Virtual Pet

    Cthulhu Virtual Pet

    Cthulhu Virtual Pet is a retro virtual pet game developed by Neurocreativa for Android and iOS devices. The 8-bit virtual animal game lets players raise a pet named Cthulu and play five mini-games.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roy Burke
    Written on August 15, 2018
    "This is the most unique pet simulator i've tried because it's not only centered on common house pets like cats and dogs and i didnt expect it to be ths fun !"
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    #5Stray Cat Simulator

    Stray Cat Simulator

    Stray Cat Simulator is a virtual pet simulation game developed by Gluten Free Games for iOS and Android. Players become an alley cat who has to survive the real world and build their pack.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $0.99

    Arthur Sanders
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "This is such a fun and cute game. I don't know if I've ever wondered or asked for it but Stray Cat Simulator truly is as it's advertised. I'm playing a virtual simulator where I'm a stray cat! I like how I get to select my favorite breed. There are stages in the game. You can raise a family, hunt down prey to feed, and fight with other animals as you explore the world environment. It's surprisingly a lot of fun and quite the time killer. I've never experienced anything like this in a mobile game but as far as virtual pet games this has to be one of a kind."
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    #6Talking Tom Cat 2

    Talking Tom Cat 2

    Talking Tom Cat 2 is the sequel to the Talking Tom Cat. This virtual pet simulator app allows the users to talk to Tom, play with Tom, customize Tom, dress him up with accessories, new clothes, and record Tom.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Víctor Hugo Rangel
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "I like the first talking tom cat better than this. "
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    #7Talking Tom Cat

    Talking Tom Cat

    Talking Tom Cat is a virtual pet simulator app that allows the users to play with Tom, talk to him, give him commands to execute different actions like farting, or eating watermelon. Also, players can spoil Tom by giving him his favorite food.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Leo Huang
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "tom is too cute i wanna squish his face. my 3-year-old daughter really loved this game and i enjoy watching her laugh and laugh. it's good and funny. "
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    #8My Talking Tom

    My Talking Tom
    My Talking Tom is a role-playing game developed by Outfit7 Limited. Adopt a little cat and do with him everything you would do with a real-life one: play with him, feed him, take him to the bathroom and even make him taste new food. 
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    José Antonio Barajas
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I would not use this, simply because of the fact that sometimes the producer talks to children through the app's characters, and it is creepy. Other than that, the app alone does fit the criteria for a virtual pet mobile game. You basically have this friend/pet that you keep healthy and fed."
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    #9Pet Amoeba

    Pet Amoeba

    Pet Amoeba is a children's game created by Cyrofrog Inc. It is a game where players can teach their virtual pet amoebas to play music, create visual arts, study, and play games like 2048 and Memory Match.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harry Wheeler
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "This game is amazing. I recommend it to everyone who loves to have pets but can't get an actual one. Might be a good practice. This is a cute virtual pet game app. "
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    #10Ultimate Dog Simulator

    Ultimate Dog Simulator

    This dog simulator game by Gluten Free Games includes ten playable dog breeds so you can become a real dog. You will be able to raise your own family while being tamed or live the wild life and chase the cats from the streets.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $0.99

    Austin Reid
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "I definitely had some reservations when a friend suggested this game. But I quickly warmed up to it and find it hard to put down. Very creative and fun to play."
  8. 4

    #11Dog Simulator HD

    Dog Simulator HD

    Play as a real dog in this full 3D game! Run around the apartment and the warehouse destroying everything that gets in your way. You will be able to fully customize your dog and play two different game modes. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "It's super fun at first but then after a few minutes, it got boring. The dog just keeps on knocking everything on its way. Like you can't really control it. He just keeps on breaking things. Not the best virtual pet games online for me. :( "
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    #12My Doumi

    My Doumi

    My Doumi is a virtual pet game developed by Dr. Panda Limited which is compatible with iOS devices. This free mobile game lets players enjoy thirteen different activities with their pet Doumi and play four different mini-games.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jessica Qiu
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "There's already a lot of virtual pet games similar to this one but I think this is the best!! Doumi is my favorite virtual pet of all. "
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    #13Moy 5

    Moy 5

    Adopt your own baby Moy, a magical creature that will be your virtual pet! You will have to take care of it, customize it and play with him in 45 different minigames or in the multiplayer mode.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "Moy is like a real baby pet. His emotion depends on how you treat him. This is a multiplayer mobile pet game and you can play up to 4 people! There's a lot of mini-games so you will never get bored too. "

Summary

Best What are the best virtual pet mobile games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dog SimulatorGames 26 Free
2Cat Simulator OnlineGames 18 Free
3Cat Sim OnlineGames 18 Free
4Cthulhu Virtual PetGames 17 Free
5Stray Cat SimulatorGames 17 Paid
6Talking Tom Cat 2Games 11 Free
7Talking Tom CatGames 8 Free
8My Talking TomGames 8 Free
9Pet AmoebaGames 8 Free
10Ultimate Dog SimulatorGames 5 Paid
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