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Dog License
  • Dog License item sprite
Stack digit 2.pngStack digit 0.png
Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipUse to let a dog arrive in town
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required

The Dog License is a consumable item that can be purchased from the Zoologist for 5 after filling out 25% (131 entries) of the Bestiary. Using it allows a Town Dog to move into town the next morning. The Zoologist stops selling Dog Licenses as soon as one has been used in the world.

Upon use, the status message "The license teleports away to the dog delivery service..." is displayed.


  • Just like any other NPC, the Town Dog requires valid housing with proper size, background walls, a table, a chair, and a light source. However, it can share a house already occupied by another NPC, although not with another town pet.
  • While it is possible to purchase multiple Dog Licenses, only one Dog License can be used per world. Attempting to use a second one will not result in the arrival of another Town Dog, and the item will not be consumed.