This article is about the vanity items. For summoned familiars, see Familiars.
Pets are companion creatures that will follow the player. They are account-wide vanity items and don't help in combat. Some pets have special attributes unrelated to combat, such as the Bristleneck War Boar, which increases your inventory capacity by 5 slots on all characters account wide.
A pet can be summoned by activating it from the Collections tab, although they cannot be used in Cyrodiil. You can only have one pet active at a time. As of Update 6, pets can be given individual names. Pets were originally bound items, and needed to remain in your inventory to stay active. A summoned assistant will temporarily replace your pet until dismissed.
Some of the pets were available as loyalty rewards given for a certain number of months of paid subscription, and some are purchases available from the Crown Store. Others are only available from various promotions. The only pet available from standard gameplay is Razak's Opus, although several can be earned in a similar fashion by completing DLC content or as DLC loyalty rewards.