Some companies that offer online animal games include JumpStart, TotallyKidz and Furry-Paws.com, LLC. JumpStart publishes "Neopets," TotallyKidz publishes "Horseland," and Furry-Paws.com, LLC publishes "Furry Paws."
"Neopets" is a game geared toward children and centered around fictional species of virtual animals. Players can adopt a dinosaur-based Chomby, an insect-based Buzz or a wolverine-based Bori, among many others. After choosing a pet, players play flash games or sell items in the player-based economy to gain NeoPoints. NeoPoints are redeemable for items, color or species changes, and account upgrades.
"Horseland" is intended for both children and adults. Players adopt horses and care, breed and show them. Much of the game provides a realistic simulation of stable life. Players can get jobs to pay for items in their stables, or they can gain show-winning horses and use show winnings to improve their stable and their livestock.
Fun for gamers of all ages, "Furry Paws" is similar to "Horseland," as it offers a realistic breeding and showing simulation. However, "Furry Paws" focuses on owning dogs of various different breeds. Players can specialize in only one breed, such as Labrador retrievers or dachshunds, or they can own many breeds and compete in the general show circuit.