Can You Get a Dog in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t short on animal life. But can you get your own dog? Read on.

Red Dead Redemption may have skipped the platform but PC-owning cowboy fans can now play Red Dead Redemption 2. It requires a hefty chunk of hard disk space and a fairly powerful PC to play but, much to our joy, there are already mods available for the game. There’s one that lets you play as all manner of animals, though we’re still waiting for an add-on that replaces every enemy with Macho Man Randy Savage.

Dogs, it’s said, are man’s best friend – and Arthur Morgan, outlaw to the last, is definitely in need of friends, especially as the game goes on. So can Arthur get a dog in Red Dead Redemption 2?


Unfortunately, the answer is no.

There are dogs roaming around Red Dead Redemption 2‘s towns, and while you can’t adopt them as your own, you can pet them. To pet a dog you need to focus on the animal then select the appropriate button; there are a few dogs that will run away but most will let you pet them. Awww. Dogs are great.

Sorry, folks: there’s absolutely no way to own your own dog in Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s not quite the same, but you at least can pat, brush and feed your horse though.