Dog License

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Dog License
  • Dog License item sprite
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Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipUse to adopt a dog for your town
Already have a dog?
Use additional licenses to activate the Pet Exchange Program!
Find the perfect fit for you and your dog!
RarityRarity level: 2
Buy5 GC
Sell1 GC
Research5 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4830 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

The Dog License is a consumable item that can be purchased from the Zoologist for 5 GC after filling out 25% (135 entries) of the Bestiary.

Upon use, the status message "The license teleports away to the dog delivery service..." is displayed. Following this status message, a Town Dog will move into an available house the next morning. Using a second Dog License when a Town Dog is already present in the current world causes it to disappear and be "exchanged". The Town Dog then respawns the next morning with its name and breed rerolled.


  • Just like any other NPC, the Town Dog requires valid housing with proper size, background walls, a table, a chair, and a light source. However, it can share a house already occupied by another NPC, although not with another town pet.


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Town pets can now be exchanged by using another Pet License.