At the beginning of Stardew Valley, you’re asked to decide whether you’re a cat or a dog person. Depending on your answer, a stray version of your pet of choice will suddenly appear in the valley, ready for you to adopt.
In the vanilla game, your canine or feline pal lives a life of luxury. Most of the time, it can be found lounging in the sun, occasionally waking up to receive a bit of attention before dozing off again. Thanks to a new mod, however, your furry friend is about to get a little more affectionate.
Pet Interaction by modder jahangmar is a re-implementation of another, now-abandoned mod. The add-on allows your pet to follow you nearly everywhere as you wander around the valley. Most buildings are a no-go, so your dog or cat will wait for you outside, and it turns out Stardew Valley’s pets are also a little chunky, meaning they won’t fit through single-tile gaps (although they will try to find a different way around).
The mod offers more than just a four-legged follower, however. As you run your errands, it’ll chase after the birds that can be found around the valley. If you’re holding a stick, you’ll also be able to play fetch, which offers a chance to gain friendship points.
You’ll have to be careful though, as splashing your pet with your watering can or accidentally knocking it with a tool will decrease that rating. Thankfully, you’ll be able to pet it in order to apologise. You can check out the mod over on Nexusmods, but be sure to take a look at the installation instructions to ensure a happy cat (or dog).