Disney Dreamlight Valley - how to change pets

Image of a treehouse in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Image of a treehouse in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Wondering how to change pets in Disney Dreamlight Valley? It's all part of the game's charm to have a furry companion follow you, but sometimes you might want to shake things up. As such, you can change pets at any point, either to something themed around your favourite franchise or just to change your design.

In this Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, we'll explain how you change pets. It's a fairly simple process, but it's key to understand how to customise every aspect of your character in this cross between Stardew Valley and the House of Mouse. On top of that, we'll also give you some pointers on how to recruit more pets to accompany you.

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How do I change pets in Disney Dreamlight Valley?

First off, you'll need to have completed the guided tutorial in Disney Dreamlight Valley before you can go about changing pets. This is a fairly short process, where you meet the wizard Merlin and clear up some brambles lurking in your house. After that, you've got free reign.

When you've progressed through a little bit and you're ready to change pets, you'll need to pull up your inventory. Do this by pressing Y on Xbox, X on Nintendo Switch, or the I key on PC.

Then, scroll down to the wardrobe tab. Don't worry, you won't need to change clothes - rather, this is where your companion is selected. Select it and scroll right twice to the Companions section. In here, you'll see all of the companions you've unlocked so far. Click the one you want, back out to the main world, and you should have your new pet alongside you.

Note that when you enter the main castle your companion will vanish until you come back to the Valley. In other realms, companions will not be summonable.

Image of the inventory menu in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
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How do I get more pets in Disney Dreamlight Valley?

Of course, if you try and do this straight away, you'll find that you don't have any pets. That's because you have to unlock them gradually as you play, but luckily this doesn't take too much work.

All you need to do is slowly approach an animal roaming around in the wild, interact with it, and feed it its favourite food. Of course, you won't immediately know what food it likes, but as long as it eventually reacts positively to something you've given it, the pet will be willing to accompany you on your travels. You will need to feed it two to three times to make it join you. Also note that each type of animal can only be fed once per day so a revisit is needed after a period of 24 real-life hours has passed.

Yes, there's no need to complete extra quests or spend currency to recruit a pet to walk alongside you in Disney Dreamlight Valley. All you need to do is provide it with its favourite snack, whatever that may be.

That's all you need to know about changing pets in Disney Dreamlight Valley! If you're looking to learn even more about the game, we have a guide on how to change clothes and hairstyles, too. Plus, be sure to read up on the watering can location if you haven't found it yet.

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