The Sims 4 Suggest Adopting a Pet Interactions

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The Sims 4 Suggest Adopting a Pet Interactions

Tested for patch 1.91 // Changelog

This mod adds some (player controlled) story progression to pets. Your Sim can suggest to others that they might adopt a dog or a cat and they can even “hook up” strays in the world with a new family.

Suggest Adopting a Pet Functionality

This mod adds 4 new interactions that can be found with the friendly interactions:

  • Suggest Adopting a Dog
  • Suggest Adopting a Cat
  • Suggest Adopting a Stray Dog…
  • Suggest Adopting a Stray Cat…

If the interaction is successful a random pet (or the picked stray) will be added to the target household.

Every Sim can suggest an adoption but only YA Sims and older can be the targets of the interaction. Your Sim has to be friends with the target Sim.

You can only suggest to adopt a specific stray cat or dog if your Sim has already met this stray and it is around at the moment. If there are none the interaction will not show.

The suggestion will not always be successful and the Sims will get moodlets depending on the result. Sims with the traits “Dog Lover” or “Cat Lover” will be affected more, both positively and negatively, but they will also be more successful.

If the target household is already full the suggestion will always fail.

And the interactions are not visible for members of the current household, since it is not meant as a cheat.

Details on How It Works

The traits of the active Sim and the target Sim will affect the likelihood for a successful suggestion.

Sims with the traits “Dog Lover” or “Cat Lover” will be more successful for their specific species and if the target Sim also loves the suggested species the chances are even better.

Sims that are active and love the outdoors also will be more likely to adopt a dog and gloomy Sims seem to like cats a lot.

If the target Sim is lazy it will be less likely for them to adopt a pet. Good sims are easier to persuade.

The chances for an adoption of a specific stray are higher.

If you try the interactions multiple times in a short time it will be less likely to succeed.

Required Packs

You need to have Cats & Dogs.


NEW Added Polish translation

NEW Added French translation

FIX Interaction not working without debug cheats enabled



Unzip and drag both the package file and the script file into your Sims 4 Mods directory (not more than one folder deep).


Available languages:

All other languages will use the English texts (so far). Since I added a bunch of strings I’m not really comfortable with using automatic translations, but if anyone would like to provide translations for their languages I’d be happy to add it (and give credit of course).


This mod adds completely new interactions and does not override any game resources, so it’s quite unlikely to conflict with other mods.


Made with Sims 4 Studio
Thanks a lot to andrew for the tutorial on Python modding.
Thanks a lot to scumbumbo (RIP) and the other people in this thread for letting me know how to add interactions.

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