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How To Pet Cats & Dogs in Diablo 4

We explain how you can pet the friendly animals (cats and dogs) you will come across in Diablo 4's world of Sanctuary.
How To Pet Cats & Dogs in Diablo 4

With the Daughter of Hatred, Lilith, returning to Sanctuary in Diablo 4, following the events of Diablo 3 and the actions of the Angel of Death, the world is absolutely devastated. Yes, the game features a very dark and grim story, but there is still some happiness to be found, as you can pet cats and dogs in Diablo 4.

This article explains all the animal types you can pet and how petting works in Diablo 4, so if you happen to meet a fluffy friend between demon-slaying sessions, you will know exactly what to do.

Update on 5 June 2023: We've update this article with the latest info on petting cats and dogs across Diablo 4's Sanctuary.

Which Animals Can You Pet in Diablo 4?

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You can find a cat in the first main city of Diablo 4. Time for some belly scratches! (Picture: Blizzard / WoWHead)

At the time of writing, it seems that you can pet both cats and dogs in Diablo 4, with no way to pet any "friendly" wildlife in Sanctuary.

While the world is definitely dark, Blizzard has shown that it is not afraid to add at least a little bit of cuteness in the form of the Wolf Pack cosmetic players could earn during the Open Beta and Server Slam. Interestingly, Blizzard's Executive Communications Manager, Amelia Savery, revealed this feature to fans on Twitter.

Our Diablo 4 pre-orders are now confirmed! The next section of this guide deals with how you can actually go about petting these fluffy friends you find.

How To Pet Dogs & Cats in Diablo 4

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Use the Hello emote to pet both dogs and cats you find in the world of Sanctuary. (Picture: Blizzard / Gameslantern)

It is pretty straightforward to pet cats and dogs you find in Diablo 4. You will find them mostly in city hubs. For example, in Kyovashad (Fractured Peaks, Act 1), you will find a busy kitty in the Inn, running up and down the stairs close to your Stash and Wardrobe.

Once you find a cat or dog to pet, follow the instructions below:

  • Move your character close to the animal you wish to pet.
  • Open the flywheel menu. On PC, you can press the "E" key by default. On consoles or using a controller on a PC, press the up arrow on your D-pad.
  • Select the "Hello" emote and enjoy!

If you want to see someone petting a dog and the fluffy interaction that follows in Diablo 4, check out the video from YouTuber Gameslantern below.

That's everything you need to know about petting cats and dogs in Diablo 4 by using the "Hello" emote. If more interactions with these awesome pets are found, we will endeavor to update this article accordingly.


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