Are you ready for the responsibility of a puppy? On April 8th, 2010, Farmville released the long sought after dog in the form of a super cute pup. And just like in real life, purchasing one is a big deal and should be done with caution.
Farmville Puppies come in three different breeds: Border Collies, Golden Retrievers and Sheepdogs. Each breed is available in three colors and comes at a price fit for an avid Farmville player. The only dog that you can purchase with coins is a red Border Collie for 300,000. Golden Retrievers and Sheepdogs, as well as the black and brown version of the Border Collie cost 65 farm cash. This long awaited pet has a large price tag, but if you are ready for the commitment, he or she is very worth it.
So how do you know if you are ready for a Farmville puppy? First you must come up with the coins or farm cash. Pet puppies cannot be gifted. Next you must decide if you have the time to take care of a puppy. The red Border Collie requires daily feeding for fourteen days or he will be put in the pound. In order to retrieve him, you will have to pay 3 farm cash. Don’t fret if you are not back right on time. Once your pet becomes hungry, you will have twenty-four hours before he runs away.
If you purchase a red Border Collie, you can only own one. That means if she goes to the pound, you will have to pay farm cash to retrieve her, as you will not be able to purchase another with coins. You can, however, own more than one farm cash puppy. Farm cash puppies are lower maintenance and will not run away.
Once you have made your decision as to which dog to purchase, you can pick the gender and a name. Your puppy will be placed next to you on your farm. The default setting for your dog is to follow you wherever you go. You can, however, choose to have your dog stay. You may even want to build him a fenced area.
The first thing you want to do when you receive your puppy is to feed her. She will come with one meal, but you will have to scrounge around for more. There are three options available. If you mouse over your dog, you will see an Ask for Food option. By clicking this you can ask for food via your news feed. Kibble is also available in the free gift section. Send some to your friends and have them send some back. The third option is to purchase food for 5 farm cash from the market. You will only need to worry about obtaining food for your red Border Collie. All other colors and breeds come with a two week supply.
The feeding commitment will last for 14 days, after which, something magical will happen. Your puppy will grow-up! Border Collies, when grown, can work with other animals on your farm. Adult Golden Retrievers will be able to play fetch, and adult Sheepdogs can help you harvest sheep. If you don’t see a puppy breed you wish to purchase, Farmville is currently taking polls to find out what dogs farmers want. Keep an eye out for future breeds.