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!

1.Cat Sim Online

with in-app purchases
Cat Sim Online is a virtual pet simulator game for mobile devices. It features different popular cat breeds and lets the users explore new adventures with them. This multiplayer game is available on both iOS and Android devices.
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  • Janet Ross

    by Janet Ross

    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 f More

  • Maria Wells

    by Maria Wells

    Who doesn't love cats. It's like an upgraded tamagotchi mixed with Sims like features. It's absolutely awesome. I could explore, grow my little cat fa More

2.Cat Simulator Online

with in-app purchases
Cat Simulator Online is a realistic cat game where players will play as a real cat, exploring houses and gardens. Moreover,  this single and multiplayer game lets the players choose different cats and dress them as you like and annoy every human being.
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  • Janice James

    by Janice James

    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 ex More

  • Aanya Chatterjee

    by Aanya Chatterjee

    I am a total lover of cats and i love playing cat sim games in particular because they are super accurate and capture the unbothered yet nurturing nat More

3.Stray Cat Simulator

Paid: $0.99

In this realistic simulator you will play as a stray cat: select your favorite breed, raise a family, hunt down preys, and fight with many different animals while exploring the world as your favorite cat.

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  • Age rating:9+

  • Category:Games,Education,Role Playing,Simulation

  • Publisher:Gluten Free Games LLC

  • Size:170.77 MB

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  • Arthur Sanders

    by Arthur Sanders

    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  More

  • Emma Barnes

    by Emma Barnes

    Reminds me of the smelly cat song of phoebe buffay from friends. LOOL. Never thought I'd feel for these stray cats, I feel like I rlly need to maintai More

  • by Louis Bell

    Stray cat simulator is a pretty nice time killer. It's a lot of fun to be a cat and to see life the way they do. However the game quickly gets repetit More

4.Talking Tom Cat 2

with in-app purchases

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.

  •  Víctor Hugo Rangel

    by Víctor Hugo Rangel

    I like the first talking tom cat better than this.

  • Russell Schmidt

    by Russell Schmidt

    Some of us cant have pets. Or we are allergic. While nothing invented (yet that is) can replace the real thing this gives it the good ole college try. More

5.Talking Tom Cat

with in-app purchases

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.

  • Leo Huang

    by Leo Huang

    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.

  • Thomas Carpenter

    by Thomas Carpenter

    This is a great funny app to spend time on. The accuracy of speaking in on point. You could have fun on this and even let your children play with it.  More

6.My Talking Tom

with in-app purchases
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. 
  • by José Antonio Barajas

    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 t More

  • James Fields

    by James Fields

    It's almost like I own a real-life cat except it talks HAHAHAHA talking tom is all sorts of fun and crazy, even my little brother enjoys playing with  More

7.Moy 5

with in-app purchases

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.

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  • Age rating:4+

  • Category:Juegos,Simulación,Familiares

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  • Jacqueline Cruz

    by Jacqueline Cruz

    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  More

  • Tom Tan

    by Tom Tan

    Way more complex than Tamogatchi or Neopets -- whether that's a good thing or a bad thing probably depends on your virtual pet preferences. There's mu More

8.Dog Simulator

with in-app purchases

Choose your favorite dog breed and play as a puppy in this dog simulator game, which includes an online multiplayer mode where you will be able to play with your friends, having fun acting as a puppy. 

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  • Category:Simulation

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  • Brittany Sanders

    by Brittany Sanders

    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: cu More

  • Andrea Freeman

    by Andrea Freeman

    This is the closest my daughter could get when it comes to owning a pet. She has an allergy so she couldn’t touch our pup here at home. Thanks to this More

9.Cthulhu Virtual Pet

with in-app purchases
With this virtual pet simulator app, you will be able to raise your very own Cthulhu! Play mini-games to gain points and use them to keep him happy. This retro-themed game will make your Lovecraftian dreams come true.
  • Roy Burke

    by Roy Burke

    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 th More

  • Jeffrey Miller

    by Jeffrey Miller

    This is some kind of weird pet really. But idk, Cthulhu is generally adorable although the monster look I not amusing. LOOL. Retro game it is!

  • Kelly Marshall

    by Kelly Marshall

    The pet is so cute. I like to play the mini games. It is cool that the game is retro it takes you back to your childhood. I love playing this game.

10.Pet Amoeba

with in-app purchases

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.

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  • Harry Wheeler

    by Harry Wheeler

    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  More

  • Rock Ng

    by Rock Ng

    Adorable little amoebas with amazing AI, an entirely physics-based world, lots of toys and games to get. You can even play the games with or against y More

11.Ultimate Dog Simulator

Paid: $0.99

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.

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  • Age rating:12+

  • Category:Games,Entertainment,Role Playing,Simulation

  • Publisher:Gluten Free Games LLC

  • Size:158.67 MB

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  • Austin Reid

    by Austin Reid

    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 fu More

  • Joyce Flores

    by Joyce Flores

    Taking care of a dog involves a lot of responsibilities. With ultimate dog simulator, there is no downside.

12.Dog Simulator HD

Free download

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. 

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  • Hemant Jayaraman

    by Hemant Jayaraman

    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 contr More

  • Sai Jain

    by Sai Jain

    I always wanted to take care of a virtual pet with my mobile device. With Dog Simulator HD, I found a great virtual pet mobile game that I could play  More

13.My Doumi

with in-app purchases

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.

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  • Jessica Qiu

    by Jessica Qiu

    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.

  • Jordan Boyle

    by Jordan Boyle

    There’s a new AR pet game which is pretty cool and not so well known called My Doumi. The app is decent and seems to only be available to download fro More


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.