Which Video Game Dogs Can I Pet? This Twitter Account Gives You Answers

Video games can entrench you in their fantasy worlds. It’s only natural to want to pet the floofs you come across. Maybe you’d like to pet all the dogs? Well, Twitter account @CanYouPetTheDog is here to help.



The account’s bio reads, “A catalog of pettable and non-pettable dogs in video games,” and defines petting by, “A manual button press resulting in visual representation of petting is required for affirmation.”  Not only is this account a great reference guide, but the videos of characters petting dogs warm the soul.



The creator of the account told Slate, “I was playing The Division 2 beta when I found an unpettable dog, which frustrated me,” they said. “I saw others making similar complaints, which helped validate my feelings. I thought it would be helpful to establish which games contain pettable dogs and which do not.”



The Twitter account was created this month but already has over 53,000 followers. Just giving the people what they need. The account started by cataloging games from personal experiences, but since then hundreds of people have sent in suggestions.


Looking to pet some virtual dogs? Follow @CanYouPetTheDog for all the best games.


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Steph Wasser

Steph has lived in NYC for 7 years, and knows all the best neighborhoods for dog watching. Currently, she's a mom to 15 plants and one sweet dog. She firmly believes there is nothing better in life than a wet snout.

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