Unlike puppies, cats are referred to by "type", not by breed. This means that the cats in-game do not line up with named cat breeds (i.e. Maine Coons, Russian Blues) but encompass a broad spectrum of cats.
The three types are Standard, Oriental, and Longhair. There are no other cat types or colors to unlock.
Cats will only become available for purchase at the Kennel after starting the game. They are neither available as a starter breed nor are they exclusive to any particular version of Nintendogs + Cats, and do not require Owner Points to unlock.
- Main article: Standard Cat
- Main article: Oriental Cat
- Main article: Longhair Cat