Virtual pet ownership begins with searching online to find a website that offers your dream pet. Note that some sites require your computer be equipped with a specific flash player to view its graphics. Fill in the designated personal information, and carefully read any contract data that requires your approval. Set aside a sufficient amount of time to peruse what your chosen website has to offer, such as blogs, games, chat rooms and puzzles.
- Choose a virtual pet adoption website
Begin your search for a virtual pet by visiting a number of online websites, such as Pet Adoptables, Adopt Me, Foo Pets or Horseland. Compare the style of graphics used to depict various pets. Check to see if the specific type of pet you would like to adopt is available. Foo Pets, for example, offers only cats and dogs.
- Create an account on the website
Look for the "Sign-up," "Register" or "Log In" link, and click on it to begin the registration process. Fill in the required personal information, and choose a password.
- Design a pet, and play
Follow the website prompts for detailed instructions on how to create and interact with a pet. Search the site to learn how to play games and connect with other pet owners.