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Dog License
  • Dog License item sprite
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Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipUse to let a dog arrive in town
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required

The Dog License is a consumable item purchased from the Zoologist for 5 after completing 25% of the Bestiary. Using it allows a Town Dog to move into town, which happens at 4:30 AM the next day if there is a house available. It can only be used once per world, and the Zoologist will not sell more than one in the world.


  • Just like any other NPC, the dog requires valid housing with proper size, background walls, a table, a chair, and a light source. It can however share a house already occupied by another NPC, but not with another town pet.


  • It is possible for the player to purchase multiple Dog Licenses in one world if one does not close the menu after purchasing the first one. Still, only one Dog License can be used per world.