This isn’t exactly a guide, more of an outline of the pets available in the game, and the ways to get them. Ok, I guess that makes it a guide eh? Well it’s my first so be gentle with me. Also, I’m writing this between Dreaming Whelp respawns in Swamp of Sorrows so forgive any random fractured sentences. I’m breaking it up into several parts rather than one giant post.
This guide written with the full knowledge that there are not currently 100 pets in the game, and under the assumption that Blizz will be adding more. It also is written with the knowledge that achievements are intended to be hard, and are not required. It also assumes you already know how to use the Neutral AH to get things from one faction to another. I’m writing this with the intent to put together as much information as possible in light of the upcoming 100 pet achievement.
Keep in mind there are currently 110 pets in game. But there are catches.
1. Two of them are Engineering ONLY.(Pet Bombling and Lil Smokey)
2. 20 of them are Promotional through the TCG, Chinese and European events, Blizzcon, and Blizzard’s World Wide Invitational.
3. 1 pet is strictly Alliance only, through a quest for a Sprite Darter Hatchling
So, lets start with pets that do NOT count as pets for achievements. There are two such pets currently in the game. The Coyote Spirit from Don Carlo’s Hat, and the Blood Parrot from the Bloodsail admiral’s hat. So, if you were thinking of destroying your goblin rep, and possibly your mind to get this parrot to add to your pet numbers. STOP! it doesn’t count.
Easy To Aquire Vendor Pets (Azeroth)
The easiest pets to get are the standard vendor pets. Each major city has a pet vendor, who sells at least 2-4 of a specific pet in varying styles or colors. All Vendors are linked to WoWhead pages with maps to save on wall of text effect.
Stormwind (Outside Northshire ) has the crazy cat lady who sells a Silver Tabby, Orange Tabby, Bombay, and Cornish Rex.
Darnassus has the Owl Vendor just outside the main city entrance from Teldrassil. Shylenai sells a Great Horned Owl and a Hawk Owl.
Exodar has 3 moths available. Each a different color. Blue White and Yellow moth eggs can be purchased for 50s each from Sixx in The Crystal Hall.
Iron Forge proper does NOT have a pet vendor. However outside Ironforge at Amberstill Ranch you’ll find Yarlyn Amberstill. If you can catch her she’ll sell you a Snowshoe Rabbit for 20 silver.
Orgrimmar has your friendly Neighborhood Snake Vendor. A Troll named Xan’tish. He sells Three varieties of snake for 50 silver each.
Undercity has your Cockroach Vendor, Jeremiah Payson, he sells one cockroach for 50 silver. Howver, you can also get this pet from Dealer Rashaad in the Stormspire, Netherstorm if you’re Alliance and don’t want to deal with the Neutral AH game.
Silvermoon’s vendor is actually out in Eversong Woods. Jilanne sells 3 colors of Dragonhawks. Golden, Red, and Silver, costing 50 silver each.
He’s on the very top level of one of the buildings. He now resides in the building to the left the Inn in Fairbreeze Village. Thank you to Commentor Andy for this correction.
Booty Bay has Narkk, he deals in Parrots, selling a Cockatiel and Senegal.
Magus Tirth in Shimmering Flats sells an Anacona Chicken. You’ll find him at the race track.
Dealer Rashaad in Netherstorm (Stormspire) sells a Blue Dragonhawk, Brown Rabbit, a Mana Wyrmling, Red Moth, Senegal Parrot, Siamese Cat (also drops in Deadmines from Cookie), He also sells one of the Ogrimmar snakes.
Total Pets if you just started collecting: 28
Part Two will address quest reward pets, and crafted pets. and WOOT! The Tiny Emerald Whelpling finally dropped!