The highly anticipated FarmVille update, the one that finally adds dogs to FarmVille, is here! We can now purchase puppies and enjoy their company in the game. To find out all the cool details, as well as some tips and tricks about the FarmVille puppies/dogs, read on and don’t forget to comment below and let us know what you think ab out this new update!

As rumored in the past, there are four breeds of dogs we can choose from, all pictured below (click image to enlarge):

Golden Retriever
Costs 65 Fv Cash
Colors: gold, cream or mahogany
Will NOT run away if not fed
Grown up Golden Retrievers can fetch things for you!

Sheep Dog
Costs 65 FV Cash
Colors: White, black, gray
Will NOT run away if not fed
Grown up Sheep Dogs can help you harvest your sheep (still not sure how this works!)

Premium Border Collie
Costs 65 FV Cash
Colors: Black, Red, Chocolate
Will NOT run away if not fed
Grown up premium Border Collie can work with other animals  – still no details what this means

Coin Border Collie
Costs 300,000 coins
Colors: Red
Will run away if not fed daily for 14 days (you can retrieve it for FV cash)
It is unknown if the grown up coin Border Collie can work with other animals

As you can see, Zynga certainly wants us to pay lots of cash for this highly anticipated feature and personally I won’t be spending 65 FV Cash for a “premium” dog, no matter how much I want one. I’m sad to see that the developers only care about the money and won’t offer us the gift of a dog, even though everybody expected them for such a long time. Oh well… not all the great things in life are free, right?

What matters is that your puppies must be fed on a daily basis with Puppy Kibble for 14 days – after this period they will turn into adults. As said before, the Border Collie will run away if you don’t feed it every day, so you might want to be sure you can log in at least once per day for the next couple of weeks if you get one! Also, before buying your dog, you can choose its color, name and genre, which is a nice touch from Zynga!

How to get more Kibble? It’s pretty simple: you can either receive it as a gift from your friends, ask for it via a wall posting or simply buy it from the marketplace for the high price of 5 FV cash for one bag of Kibble.

Except for the fact that grown-up dogs can help you in various ways on the farm, they can also run around the farm if not instructed otherwise and follow your avatar wherever it moves. You can also tickle your dog just for fun, too.

And that’s about everything about the FarmVille dogs. Impressed or sad that the prices are so high?


  1. anybody know how long the grace period is from the time there hungry to the time they run away? and for that matter, can I feed it all 14 bags at once and have it not run away?

    • well, u have to feed it in 24 hours after it gets hungry. and u cant fee all of the bags at once, it says “come back in ___ hours to feed ___!”

  2. My dog says “hungry in 00:20”, i keep trying to feed him but when i click on the dog i don’t have “feed” as an option? I’m afraid he will run away?

    • You can ONLY feed the dog every 24 hours. You can NOT feed him early! If you bought your dog at 11pm then you will need to feed him at 11pm every night. (I bought mine late and it sucks!!!!!!)
      Now, with that said…you have a 24 hour grace period (so to speak) to feed your dog….however, if you feed him at 9am your “feeding schedule” does NOT change to 9am….it stays at 11pm.
      Hope this helped!!

    • I bought a puppy and was 10 minutes late feeding it and it had already run away. You can’t buy another if you choose not to get that one back either.

    • This is pathetic.
      GET A REAL DOG! feed it play with a real living thing not a computer game!.
      This genuinely makes me sad how many people waste their lives away on this.So Sad.

  3. I fed my dog for the “last” time last night. It STILL say he need to be fed @ the same time tonight. It is still a puppy!

  4. I bought a second dog with cash – a terrier. The second I accepted it, the puppy ran off and I can not find it. I bought it yesterday and still am not able to find it to feed it. Any suggestions?

    • Is it behind any decorations, plants, trees, etc… that might be near your avatar when your farm loads? My red border collie “got lost” when I first got him, but really I just couldn’t see him!

    • If you didn’t actually place the puppy on your farm, you didn’t buy it. Go back to the market and it should be available to purchase still.

  5. My moms dog shows a treat above its head, even tho its done with all its tricks, its says “feed 4/0 times”… mine dog is done with all its tricks as well, and mine doesnt show that it still needs treats…

    • did you find an answer to this? I’ve been feeding my border collie every day – it now says “fed 15/0 times”……Is this going to go on forever……keeps saying he’s hungry? Plz let me know if you found an answer.

    • I’m having the same problem, along with it not eating kibble, does this mean we can only feed it treats after it grows from a puppy do a dog?

    • Mine is fed 18/0 times for next trick. I think that after 2 1/2 weeks that the dog should be rested. Any Advice?

    • Stop feeding your pets treats! (: I also had this problem and sent a e-mail asking them about it. You can stop feeding your pets treats after you get the 5th trick. The pet will not run away and after 24/hours it will display your dogs name and the lvl

  6. Got a Terrier and had to rescue from the pound, but the trick he learned is to Harvest Ducks not Harvest Rabbits as some misguided websites proclaim. Of course, you can use Farmhands for same effect. And, if you have a stable full of horses, then you get Farmhands and Arborists at regular intervals.

  7. I was just 10 seconds from giving my collie her last feed and now she is in the pound. I have to pay 2 Farm Cash to get her back. Because I do not pay Farm Cash right out right I have to wait until I have enough points to get her back. I think the dog’s are “high priced.” They need to come down price wise.

  8. Hi Barbara, they have a column where you touch the dog, and a square comes up, and it should say follow. Click on it.


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