Out of the few games with dogs, there are even fewer where you get to interact the animal. In some games, you play as a dog. In others, you use the dog as a tool. Either way, it's agonizing to know that there's a puppy on your screen and you can't give it love.
To help you cope, here are 7 of the best games where you can pet the dog.
Sant' Angelo di Roma, or just Angelo, is Rinoa's dog in Final Fantasy VIII. Activate Rinoa's limit breaks to summon the faithful pooch. When Angelo is done healing the party or being used as a dog-powered cannon, Rinoa will reward her with a treat or a pet on the snoot.
Is petting your dog not enough? Do you want to pick it up off the ground and french kiss it? Uh, okay. If that's really your thing, Fable 3 has you covered. I don't know why it would be, exactly, but this is also a game where you can go around farting on everyone, so yeah...
Thanks, Peter Molyneux?
D.D. from MGS 5 is, without a doubt, one of the most adorable dogs in video game history. Snake's a little awkward at petting, though. Maybe not pet with your prosthesis, Snake? Snake?
Move over, Call of Duty dog. Here comes Walt the medic dog. You can pet his back or his belly and you even get an achievement for it! He also saves your life on many, many different occassions. What a sweet dobie!
Dogs are not Pokémon, but some Pokémon are dogs. In Pokemon Amie, you can pet your favorite dog Pokémon like this Lillipup here. D'aaaw!
Drag your dumb cartoon hand all over a puppy's face. Who's a good dog? Answer: all the dogs. Pet every dog forever.
On second thought, maybe don't pet dogs forever. As Undertale proves, you can take it a little too far. A little petting is fine. Too much petting and you'll break reality.
It's possible that you may have a problem.
Still itching to read more about dogs? Start by checking out our list of 10 best video game dogs.
Or just leave your favorite video game dog moments in the comments. Sometimes it helps to talk about our issues.