There is a lot of customization that comes with creating your pet. There are more than 22 dog breeds to choose from as well as over 15 cat breeds. Besides manipulating their looks, there is a wide variety of accessories for your pet. The intelligence of your pet can also be customized, which would affect the rate that they learn new tricks.
By using the nunchuck and the Wii remote, it makes the process of selecting items much easier. Similar to a mouse, you can point and click to pick up and drag things around. The controls are definitely an advantage when it comes to the Wii, which offsets the graphics. Even though the graphics may not be up to par with the PC counterpart, there is plenty of detail in the environment and characters to make it aesthetically pleasing.
As your town slowly begins to grow, new items can be unlocked. You will have the ability to go to the pet store and purchase another pet, or bring your pets to the park and let them play with the other animals. The Sims 2: Pets is scheduled for a June 13 release.