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News you can use: The long-awaited video game Red Dead Redemption 2 lets you make friends with any dogs you see in the open world game. The number of breeds roaming the countryside has yet to be discovered.
We support your choices. Pet those dogs.
— Sam (@anotverycoolguy) October 27, 2018
Not only do you get to love on dogs, but the other game characters love dogs too—and if you hurt a dog, even accidentally, all the characters that see you will come after you and run you out of town (or worse), plus you’ll get a bounty on your head for animal cruelty.
And the dogs you pet remember you
Okay I’m pretty sure dogs recognise you in RDR2, as I just had a dog run up to me excitedly wagging his tail and barking, and it was the same one I was petting earlier last time I was in that town.
— ???? 2018 Crypto Market ???? (@figureight) October 28, 2018
You can pet the dogs you meet as long as you like. There is a scold button—but who would ever use it?
Ooh, a foxhound!
I’m gonna pet all the dogs in RDR2 it’s just a fact pic.twitter.com/alXcXf9oU7
— Rhys Martin (@rhysfunk) October 27, 2018
How’s that for realism?
— Dead Soul Watson ???? (@HellSpartanZ) October 27, 2018
Horse fans, there are choices for you, too
I’ve kept up with the local dog in town; pats, words of encouragement and the like.
— ???? Jay of the Dead ???? (@JayDizL04) October 28, 2018
Cats don’t seem to pet-able—yet
— drunkill (@drunkill) October 28, 2018
The welcome wagon
Five straight minutes of dog petting
You can even save a dog from snakebite
Ready to take the reins as John Marston and go pet some dogs? Get your game on here.