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Big List of Skyrim Animal Companion Mods

Sometimes traveling Skyrim by yourself can be lonely, but not every character would welcome human companionship – or maybe you don’t want to deal with the other aspects of the follower system like managing inventory and equipment. Maybe your character (or you!) is an animal lover. And sometimes you just need a furry friend because not having one at your side feels wrong. In this list, I’ve compiled a collection of the best animal and creature follower mods for both special edition and legendary (classic) edition I could find, taking into account variety and functionality.

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Dogs & Wolves

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionGarm the Husky Companion / (SSE)

A feature-rich dog/husky follower with many appearance options available, both lore-friendly and unique. Doesn’t trigger traps, has max stealth skill, and is overall a very well developed follower.

Skyrim Legendary EditionMeeko Reborn

While my criteria for most of these mods is that they add new animals rather than editing existing ones, this one was too good to pass up. Adds a variety of unique appearance options and features to vanilla dog follower Meeko, including a summon spell, enhanced stealth, and making him essential so you never have to worry about Meeko dying on you again.

Skyrim Legendary EditionVigilance Reborn

Just like the above mod, adds a bunch of useful features to the vanilla dog companion Vigilance: unique appearances, cannot be killed, ability to call him to your side, and more.

Skyrim Legendary EditionFenrir the Frost Wolf

An icy themed wolf follower, Fenrir has a unique appearance and the ability to cast several frost spells. Also comes with his own summoning spell.

Skyrim Legendary EditionDoge – The Husky Companion

A simple black and white husky companion with HD fur and eye textures. Has a few appearance varieties, such as with or without armor, and eye color options. Doesn’t set off traps or stealth meter.

Skyrim Legendary EditionJudah – Working Dog

A German Shepard Dog follower with enhanced attacking abilities and custom dialogue commands.

Skyrim Legendary EditionTrue Meeko

Several cute appearance options for vanilla dog Meeko. Also makes him essential and allows him to level with you.

Skyrim Legendary EditionWolf Master

Adds a small dungeon that, one completed, allows you to recruit several wolf companions. Also includes options for allowing several wolves to follow you.

Skyrim Legendary EditionDoge Reborn – Shiba Inu companion

A cute Shiba Inu follower dog. Has optional black fur version.

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionRex the German Shepherd Companion / (SSE)

Adds a family of German Shepard Dogs to Dragonsreach in Whiterun, with a couple different appearances.

Skyrim Legendary EditionAsky – almost like a real dog

A dog with many unique features, including its own blanket and food bowl, loyalty system, and feeding requirements.

Skyrim Legendary EditionDaruk The Fire Wolf

An essential, flaming wolf companion. For when you need a dog that’s also on fire all the time.

Skyrim Legendary EditionBlack and White Dog

As the name implies, a dog with a custom textured black and white coat pattern. Also has a brown version of the same texture.

Skyrim Legendary EditionAmaterasu – The Great Spirit

A wolf with a very unique design and textures based on a Japanese deity. Comes with its own MCM menu for customization and a summoning shout.

Skyrim Legendary EditionMelpomene -The Spectral Warhound Follower

A unique looking spectral dog follower, with custom dialogue options.

Cats and Sabre Cats

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionSabretooth – the loyal Sabrecat Companion / (SSE)

A feature-rich sabre cat follower with his own bonding/perks system, texture options with in-game selection, and custom commands.

Skyrim Special EditionCats of Skyrim

Adds all sorts of domestic and wild cats to many areas in the game, including purchasable/adoptable cats.

Skyrim Legendary EditionJango

A rideable sabre cat with enhanced health regen, summoning spell, and item to enable/disable following or waiting in a specific location.

Skyrim Legendary EditionLoki the Panther Follower

A panther follower with custom appearance/meshes and craftable collars.

Skyrim Legendary EditionTanback

Adds a sabrecat follower with custom sounds, textures, dialogue options, and is essential.

Skyrim Legendary EditionGuenhwyvar

A summonable panther follower with custom dialogue commands. Unfortunately only lasts for 6 hours per day, but can be resummoned daily or force-recruited with a follower mod like EFF to last permanently.

Skyrim Legendary EditionCharlie – A Cat Follower

A cute house cat follower with several color options.


Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionGrunt – The Bear Companion / (SSE)

A simple brown bear follower who can carry your things and never dies.

Skyrim Legendary EditionChinook Bear Companion

A feature-rich bear follower that you raise from a cub. Can be dynamically renamed, fed in order to grow, and ridden as a mount when he reaches adulthood.

Skyrim Legendary EditionDovahbear Companion

A bear wearing the iconic iron helmet. Can be summoned, has several color options, is essential, will carry your burdens, and can also be transformed into a werebear.


Skyrim Legendary EditionChicken Companion

Adds an essential chicken follower who will attack with you in combat, can carry your burdens, has a cute helmet, and can also be upgraded to learn spells and shouts.

Skyrim Legendary EditionThe Chicken Returns

A very strange follower with an assortment of … interactions. Best to have a look at the mod page and decide if this level of chickinsanity is what you’re looking for in your life.

Skyrim Legendary EditionInvincible Chicken Follower

Like it says on the tin, an essential chicken follower. Punch it to receive chicken eggs, because why not?


Skyrim Legendary EditionEevee the Magical Fox Companion

A fox with a variety of appearances and magical abilities that can be changed in-game by providing it with elemental salts.

Skyrim Legendary EditionTokali – Fox Guardian Follower

A fox follower with custom textures and voice. Also comes with her own home and a transformation spell to turn the player into a fox.

Skyrim Legendary EditionShakespeare the fox

A simple arctic fox follower with his own summoning spell.

Skyrim Legendary EditionGarridan – A Fox Follower

A custom textured grey/brown fox companion. Essential, can carry your things, and won’t set off traps.

Skyrim Special EditionFoxy – Giant Arctic Fox Follower

A large fox companion with a variety of features, including its own inventory, favor system, house assignment, and can be ridden as a mount.

Farm Animals

Skyrim Legendary EditionHarold the pack goat

A charming goat follower with a backpack for carrying your burdens.

Skyrim Legendary EditionPoogie the Pig Follower

A pig follower that will carry items for you and follow you. She doesn’t use an animal slot for followers, so you can keep her and another animal. Inexplicably speaks with a female dark elf voice.

Skyrim Legendary EditionNilly the Skyrim Goat

A simple mod that adds an essential goat follower with literally no other features.


Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionRabbits Kingdom / (SSE)

Adds an absurd amount of rabbits and rabbit-related things, including a variety of (adorable) follower options and appearances. Also check out the creator’s other mods for more animals.

Skyrim Legendary EditionTeyahven – Standalone Rabbit Follower

A non-combat bunny follower with custom meshes and many appearance options.

Skyrim Legendary EditionRabbit Ranch – Bunny PetsAdds six essential rabbit followers using vanilla meshes and textures, and a small farm that they can be adopted from.


Skyrim Legendary EditionPom Pom – A Crabby Companion

A mudcrab follower who is essential, has custom dialogues, can carry items, and will assist in combat.

Skyrim Legendary EditionDragonborn Mudcrabs

Adds three recruitable mudcrabs who can each use a variety of shouts and spells for maximum mudcarnage.

Skyrim Legendary EditionMudCrab – Follower

A fast moving mudcrab who can equip select armors, such as shields and backpacks – for maximum adorable.

Skyrim Legendary EditionSwearing Mudcrab Companion

Yep, just like it says.


Skyrim Legendary EditionPack Spider – A Carry Spider

A Dragonborn DLC style spider companion who can carry items for you and is essential.

Skyrim Legendary EditionShock Cloaked Spider Companion

A shock spider from Solstheim who can perform most typical follower duties and is essential.


Skyrim Legendary EditionHealing Spriggan Pet

Adds a spriggan named Vilya who will heal and restore the mana of your character and any other nearby allies. Also removes the “buzzing” sound from spriggans’ attacks.

Skyrim Legendary EditionSnapleg Cave Spriggan Companion

Allows you to rescue and recruit the spriggan in Snapleg Cave. Uses a vanilla human voicetype, is essential, and can perform standard follower actions.

Skyrim Legendary EditionBracken the Spriggan Follower

A spriggan with her own custom textures, recruitable after a small dungeon. Uses the follower slot for animals, is essential, and can carry your things.

Exotic/Unusual Animals

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionFluff’s Followers – Winston the Penguin / (SSE)

An adorable/unqiue penguin follower who will fight at your side.

Skyrim Legendary EditionFish Companion

A custom voiced slaughterfish follower who wears a dapper top hat and walks around on mechanical dwarven legs. Truly a marvel to behold.

Skyrim Legendary EditionWalrus aka Horker Companion

A horker follower who will accept very basic commands and is essential. Nothing terribly special, but horker followers are apparently a rarity!

Skyrim Legendary EditionNixy the Nix-Hound

A unique nix hound follower straight out of Morrowind. Functions the same as a typical dog companion.

Skyrim Legendary EditionNetch Companion – Netchy

A lovable netch follower recruitable in Riverwood who will help you in combat.

Unusual Companions/Creature Followers

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionRupert the Teddy Bear / (SSE)

A custom voiced teddy bear follower with a variety of customization options, including unlockable outfits and a summoning spell. He can also ride on your back.

Skyrim Legendary EditionMushroom Followers

Five miniature walking mushroom companions to accompany you on your travels, functioning similar to animal followers.

Skyrim Legendary EditionLamp Follower

A unique follower that is literally a cute custom lamp on a pole. Provides light, and has an optional unique walking sound.

Skyrim Legendary EditionPonzu Sheep Follower

A cute, tiny stuffed sheep follower that performs all normal follower functions and speaks with the female young voice type.

Skyrim Legendary EditionPonzu Ball Robot

A unique and definitely not lore friendly little robot, with optional colors and head-turrets. Head turrets!

Skyrim Legendary EditionCinder The Flame Dancer

A flame atronach companion with her own small unvoiced quest/backstory.

Skyrim Legendary EditionVarla The Wisp Follower

A wisp companion who will fight with you and carry your items.

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkinned hound companion

An intimidating skinned dog/death hound follower based on Oblivion’s Shivering Isles’ pet.


Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionIhlenda the Dwemer Droid Companion / (SSE)

A female-looking dwemer droid follower who uses the female dark elf voicetype. Is marriable, essential, and uses spells in combat.

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionDwarven Luggage / (SSE)

A unique companion intended to carry your numerous burdens with its near-infinite storage space. Has two appearance options and comes with a summoning spell.

Skyrim Legendary EditionSkyrim Special EditionDwemer Dogs Companions / (SSE)

Three dwemer-style dog followers who use dark elf voice types. Can perform all typical follower actions and are essential.

Skyrim Legendary EditionDwemer Certified

A comprehensive mod to allow you to build your own dwemer companions from items forged and found in the world. Each type of follower has its own unique uses/abilities, and most have several upgrade options as well.

Skyrim Legendary EditionThree sisters Droid

Three female-looking dwemer droids with custom appearances and magical effects. Found outside of Whiterun, which is slightly awkward.

Skyrim Special EditionLug the Friendly Sphere Follower

A dwemer sphere follower who is essential, can carry your things, and other normal follower stuff. Speaks with a human male (drunk) voice.

Assorted Companion Packs

Skyrim Legendary EditionBFF Animal Companions

Adds a dog and fox follower, with tons of texture options for both and a huge amount of features: unique traits/bonuses for leveling up, summon whistle, custom combat options, and lots more.

Skyrim Legendary EditionInconsequential Pets

Adds a huge variety of pets and a sanctuary for them in the Whiterun tundra. All pets are non-combat, and will simply follow you and keep you company. Includes appearance options for several pets.

Skyrim Special EditionPets of Skyrim

A small collection of pets that you can pick up at Eldergleam Sanctuary. All pets are essential and will fight with you in combat.