The basic innovation in Dogs and Cats is the option to create your own pets. This is done in the Sim creation menu - dogs and cats have their own characteristics and many customization options. While creating your own pet you can adjust the following:
There is a plethora of breeds available here - shepherd dog, Aussie, Basenji, border collie, bullterrier, boxer, Bengal cat, Birman, British Shorthair, Asian and many more. Apart from that, you can combine races to obtain a cross breed.
Muzzle edition mode
After you click on a pet's muzzle, you enter the edition mode, where you can customize the head shape, ears, nose and, in the case of cats, you can also customize their whiskers.
After that, you can select your pet's build. In fact, it determines the size of the pet, but you can change that manually, using sliders to the pet's left.
After that, you enter the tail edition menu. There are several default patterns to choose from.
In this menu, you can customize the pet's color - all sorts of spots and the overall look of the coat.
The following menu lets you change the thickness and length of hair as well as coat type.
Here, you can pick clothes for your pet. The selection is quite wide and it includes several unusual types of clothing - unicorn horn, burrito outfit or superhero outfits.
This final menu lets you paint your pet - you can create any pattern you want.