I've seen cats hanging around in various parts of the game, but they don't seem to be interact-able. I like Dogmeat but I'm more of a cat person. Can I get a cat for my settlement?

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    This is the important question that people should be asking. I'm waiting for the mods that lets me find a big cat companion, escaped from a zoo or something. They'd be so much smarter than a dog companion.
    – SaintWacko
    Nov 23, 2015 at 19:00
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    @Dupree3 That's horrible :(
    – SaintWacko
    Nov 23, 2015 at 19:01
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    @SaintWacko Hey I was just saying that was a solution lol
    – Dupree3
    Nov 23, 2015 at 19:11
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    @SaintWacko Who wouldn't want a cougar or a panther following them around in-game? Raiders wouldn't stand a chance!
    – C-dizzle
    Nov 23, 2015 at 19:28
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    @SaintWacko: a regular cat would be better than a big cat. Can you imagine the firefights with a housecat that won't quit anD CANnOT BE STOPPED?
    – Yorik
    Nov 24, 2015 at 16:15

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As of the latest DLC, the Wasteland Workshop DLC, you can build a cat cage in any settlement to capture a cat.

Here's a video tutorial explaining how to use your cat cages. Then you can have cats freely roaming around your home!


Sorry to kill your dreams, but as of right now you cannot get a cat "companion" type character in fallout 4. However, when the dev kit comes out in early 2016 I am sure that someone will make a cat mod that can be used on PC and Xbox One. (PS4 mods pending).

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    I'd settle for a "pet" type of cat. They don't have to go on missions with me, but I'd like them to be reliably found around my house when I come back. For that matter, it would be nice to be able to define "my house" too.
    – Iszi
    Nov 23, 2015 at 20:26
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    @Iszi well that's a slightly different question that what was asked. The OP asked for a cat as a replacement for dogmeat, so I assumed they were looking for a companion cat. Now, as far as a "pet" type cat goes, I have no idea. Nov 23, 2015 at 20:27
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    @DCShannon No, the op spoke of the cat as a compraison/replacement for dogmeat. "but they don't seem to be interact-able. I like Dogmeat but I'm more of a cat person." Nov 23, 2015 at 20:47
  • -1, Seems to me that the sentence "I like Dogmeat but I'm more of a cat person" could be deleted from the question without changing it. The final restatement of the question is for a settlement: "Can I get a cat for my settlement?".
    – DCShannon
    Nov 23, 2015 at 20:57
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    @DCShannon I completely disagree. Its a very relevant sentence to the context of the question. Its relates dogmeat and the "cat" so that we understand what he wants. If he didn't wish to make this relationship he wouldn't have put that sentence in. Just because you can remove a sentence from a body of text and the text still makes sense, does not at all mean that the sentence was irrelevant. Nov 23, 2015 at 21:00

There is a cat that's still walking around after I killed everyone in the Covenant and made it my primary settlement. I consider it my pet cat now.

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    +1 for the originality of the workaround, but an answer like this should just be a comment.
    – Vahx
    Apr 2, 2016 at 16:08
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    This is a serious answer. I have a cat for my settlement now. That was the question.
    – oɔɯǝɹ
    Apr 2, 2016 at 16:11
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    Yes, that is true, but your solutions requires you to a) kill everyone and b) choose this specific location as your primary settlement to work. Not something everyone might be looking for.
    – Vahx
    Apr 2, 2016 at 16:29
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    @Vahx and that invalidates my answer how .. ?
    – oɔɯǝɹ
    Apr 3, 2016 at 10:27
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    You dont get the cat, the cat is already there. If someone asks "can humans fly like a bird can" and someone answers "yes, step into an airplane and you can fly" is that a correct answer? sort of but not in the context that the person who was asking was looking for.
    – Vahx
    Apr 3, 2016 at 10:32

Wasteland Workshop. Make Cat cages and set them on a switch. Go away for some missions and open the traps when you come back. Not companions. Pets. House Cats. Or DeathClaws patrolling settlements.

  • This actually seems t address the answer, but the end of it doesn't make sense. "Not companions. Pets. House Cats. Or DeathClaws patrolling settlements".. Huh?
    – user106385
    Apr 13, 2016 at 8:01
  • @Timelord64 ah the horror of poor punctuation fellow timelord. May 2, 2016 at 2:47

Well, like I wrote in my earlier (now oudated) answer, you can get a cat on Xbox One and PC due to the addition of the mod kit. Here is a mod I found: https://mods.bethesda.net/#en/workshop/fallout4/mod-detail/1020767

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