ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack Preview

Updated on September 25, 2011

The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack adds new life to The Sims 3 series with horses, dogs and cats. It goes without saying that this is one of the most anticipated expansion packs for The Sims 3. This quick guide and overview to the expansion pack should give you some idea what to expect when you buy it. If you want to get a really good preview, try using the free 'Sims 3 Create A Pet' tool from Origin.

The Sims 3 Create A Pet Tool

The pet creation tool allows you to choose the breed of pet you like most (there are almost 150 different breeds to choose from). If you want to get really creative, you can even custom paint your pet using the advanced options.

Sims 3 Pet Traits

All Sims 3 pets will have their own distinct personalities thanks to the traits tool, which allows you to assign three traits to each pet. Traits range from useful ones, like obedient and friendly, to outright inconvenient ones, like aggressive and ornery. Using the traits system you can make any kind of pet you want, to a contented hound that does nothing but sit on the porch all day, to a rambunctious pony that kicks its way out of the stable if you haven't ridden it that day. Pets are more than capable of causing trouble, and just like your cat at home, a cat in The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack will probably have to be shooed off the kitchen counter more than once.

Play As Your Pet

In the Sims 3 Pets expansion pack  you won't be limited to just taking the dog to the dog park, you can also take over your pet's behaviors and play as them, sending them to raid a nearby picnic for hotdogs or to make friends with a sharp looking Borzoi.

A New World For Pets

Every Sims 3 Expansion Pack comes with a new world. The new world included in The Sims 3 Pets is a Mid-Western style world in which you'll have more than enough room in the backyard to keep a pony. There's even an equestrian center, where you can ride your horses and associate with other horse lovers. Just watch out for horse thieves! Horses can be trained to perform various tricks and learn skills, although even the most skilled horse is useless without a skilled rider, so expect some new achievements and career options in the equestrian field as well.

Is The Sims 3 Pets Worth The Money?

I've bought all The Sims 3 expansion packs, aside from Generations because I find the childhood stages tedious and expanding them didn't much interest me, but I'll definitely be investing in this expansion pack. Stay tuned for my review once the game is actually released!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I have never tried sims 3 pets expasion. Do you have to get sims 3 pets before you get the expansion?

    • pcgamer profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I was joking about the horse thieves to be honest ;) Although, who knows. They have thieves that are prepared to steal your sim's favorite arm chair, why not their horse?

    • Abzolution profile image

      Abigail Richards 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hey, great hub. I've been looking forward to this since Sims 3 came out. It looks fab, but horse thiefs ? Seriously ? I'll just have to find out myself :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)