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How To Get A Pet Dog In Skyrim


As an animal enthusiast, you’ll want to obtain a pet in Skyrim sooner or later, and I’m sure you will as well. When the game originally came out, there weren’t many different types of pets to choose from. A dog could be obtained as a companion, but that was about the extent of your options. Fortunately, with the introduction of the Hearthfire expansion, the possibility of adopting an animal became a reality.

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How To Get A Pet Dog In Skyrim

Sometimes, you don’t need or want a spouse; you simply want a dog’s constant devotion. Wild wolves and foxes abound in Skyrim, but if you’re looking for one of the region’s tough and faithful domestic canines, you’ll need to know where to search. As part of our service, we’ll teach you where to find a dog and how to make him a part of your family. In advance, I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Purchasing a home is the first step towards keeping your dog for the duration of the game. For the majority of gamers, Breezehome in Whiterun will be the quickest and most convenient alternative. You’ll need to have finished the course before you can take this test.

Alternatively, you can purchase any other house available in the game. After that, it’s time to choose your canine companion. There are three choices, but only two of them are offered on a consistent basis.

Meeko is the first (and, in our opinion, best) choice. Meeko the dog is a resident of a place known as Meeko’s Shack. If you look at the map above, you’ll see that the modest cabin is located west of Morthall and south of Solitude. There is a dead Nord inside the cabin, who appears to have died peacefully in his sleep, if you look closely. A devoted dog named Meeko has been left behind, though, and he now has no master to look after him. Meeko will routinely sit and wait at his old master’s bedside, but he will also use the opportunity to scamper about in the adjacent forest on rare occasions. If he isn’t there when you arrive, simply use the wait system for an hour or two, and he should show up again shortly thereafter. If you talk to Meeko, he will be delighted to welcome you as his new human buddy.

If the narrative of Meeko has become too heartbreaking for you to bear, you should walk over to Markarth Stables, which is highlighted on the map below the article. It is there that you will discover a man named Banning who is prepared to sell you a battle dog named Vigilance in exchange for 500 gold.

Your third choice is less certain, and you’ll just have to sit back and wait for it to materialize on its own. A figure by the name of Stray Dog will appear at a number of different events throughout the world. In one occasion, we came across a Stray Dog that was engaged in combat with a couple of wolves. If you assist the dog and he lives, you can speak with the dog and persuade him to become a follower. In another incident, a Stray Dog came to our aid during a dragon attack, and we invited him to stay with us once the dragon had been defeated.

Whatever method you use to obtain your dog, you now have an option. Keeping your dog is the same as keeping any other follower in the game, and he will battle alongside you until he either dies or is defeated.

Instead, if you’d like to keep your dog as a permanent pet, travel (or fast travel) with your new canine back to your owned house. Enter the house, pick a comfortable spot for your dog to hang out, and ask him to wait there.

In the meanwhile, your dog will remain in your home and wait for you, but you will ultimately receive notification that your dog has returned home. However, because you’ve provided him with a comfortable and warm place to stay (and because we don’t believe he’s capable of opening doors), he’ll consider your home to be his new residence. From that point on, whenever you return to the house, your dog will be there to greet you when you go home. We investigated the possibility of adopting your dog as a permanent pet on several occasions, and in every instance, the dog remained at the house no matter how long you were out from the premises.