Shadows Over Loathing – Guide to Cats and Their Boons

The locations, requirements to pet, and boons granted from petting each cat in the game.

Cats and Their Boons

Ocean City Cats


  • +1 Physical Armor

Calliope can be found in Murray’s Place on Plunkett Street. In order to pet her you need to but some government-issued sardines from the Cola Wars Surplus next door for 15 Meat then give them to her.

Crystaldream Lake Cats


  • +3 Hot Armor

Hecate can be found in the first building in the Sandwich Museum You need to buy some sandwich cream from the shopkeeper to put in her bowl to pet her.


  • +1 Moxie

Dottie is inside the Pet Store. In order to pet her you need to go to the Hardware Store and ask about the outhouse rentals. When asked where you want it, say the Pet Store. Return to the Pet Store, use the outhouse, then walk inside. You need 4 Moxie to disarm the mouse trap in the back-left corner without alerting Grady. Once that’s done, return to the present and Dottie will let you pet her.

S.I.T. Campus, Porkham Cats


  • +1 Muscle

Spring is at Phi Upsilon Tau (the middle of the three fraternities) in the backyard. You need 5 Moxie in order to pet hi, but only the first time you do so.


  • +3 Sleaze Armor

Go to the Vector Wing, then through the door to the Barbecue Wing, then into Steam Tunnel Access and down the ladder. Head right and enter the fourth door. If you’ve already unlocked Rufus’ Lab, you can just use the map to get there instead.

Talk to Rufus and agree to do the side quest. Exit his lab and head two doors to the right and enter. Open the manhole, go down, enter the hole in the wall to find Stinky. You need 5 Stench Armor in order to pet him, but only the first time you do so.


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  1. there’s a cat you get in the prologue either by having the good eyesight perk, or getting the fishy trousers from elias’ house and then chasing it until you get to pet it in the abandoned gas station

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