House cat

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A house cat is a small type of feline that is seen around some NPCs and most of which can be purchased as companions from Donni Anthania in the Elwynn Forest. One type can be purchased from Lil Timmy in Stormwind. After centuries of domestication, these furry critters inhabit nearly every human nation in the Eastern Kingdoms.[1]

Occasionally, house cats are named mobs, for example Mr. Bigglesworth and Salome. Twinkle, the white house cat, wanders near Falcon Watch in Hellfire Peninsula.

As of patch 5.0.4, all house cats meow when clicked.



As companions


Sold by Donni Anthania <Crazy Cat Lady>
Silver Tabby
Mechanical cat.
Sold by Lil Timmy
White Kitten
Sold by Breanni
  • Calico Cat
    • A black cat with white fur underneath and orange splotches on top and yellow-green eyes.
Sold by Dealer Rashaad <Exotic Creatures>
Sold by Horde Chub and Alliance Dorothy
  •  [Feline Familiar]
    • A black cat with glowing green eyes, wearing a witches hat and riding a broom.
    • This cat is sold only during Hallow's End for 150 Tricky Treat
Sold by Neutral Nigel Rifthold


  •  [Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)]
    • Dropped by any mob found in the Hillsbrad Foothills.
    • The Black Tabby was a rare pet for Alliance players, before the Cataclysm when they only dropped from Mob Dalaran Spellscribes. Dalaran mobs are friendly to the Alliance and could not be attacked. Also, the Dalaran Spellscribe herself was a rare mob.
    • Prior to Patch 1.6, this cat was known as the Maine Coon, but this was changed because the game's Profanity Filter censored the word "coon" for also being a derogatory term for people of African descent.

Regional Cats

  •  [Enchanted Jade] (China)
    • The Jade Tiger was given to players on Chinese realms who logged in during their Jade Tiger giveaway. It awards the Feat of Strength  Jade Tiger. Later added as a reward choice to the Recruit-A-Friend program.
  •  [Enchanted Onyx] (Korea)
    • The Onyx Panther was given to players on Korean realms who logged / participated in a promotional event. It awards the Feat of Strength  Onyx Panther.

In the RPG

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Many cats cross into the Emerald Dream on a regular basis. While their bodies sleep, their twitching paws and quivering whiskers signify they are quite active once they cross between planes.[2] Cats prefer to sneak up on their prey. The common housecat can climb, jump, and even balance well. They are able to hide well in areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth. They are often found on temperate plains. Many are either domesticated or solitary.[3]

Patch changes