Pet King


Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

1. Download a suspicious game
2. Catch a few magical pets as partners
3. Go through interesting daily routines and lead the pet shop to a whole new level

Associated Names
One entry per line
Related Series
Am I A God? (4)
Strange Life of a Cat (3)
Major General Spoils his Soul-guiding Wife (1)
Mysterious Noble Beasts (1)
Gourmet of Another World (1)
Black Tech Internet Cafe System (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Isekai w slow life no harem tags
  2. all of my 5/5 novels
  3. Read and chill
  4. Awesome Novels I've Read
  5. Chill-Healing-Slowlife

Latest Release

Date Group Release
10/20/17 Webnovel c114
10/19/17 Webnovel c113
10/18/17 Webnovel c112
10/17/17 Webnovel c111
10/16/17 Webnovel c110
10/15/17 Webnovel c109
10/15/17 Webnovel c108
10/14/17 Webnovel c107
10/14/17 Webnovel c106
10/13/17 Webnovel c105
10/13/17 Webnovel c104
10/12/17 Webnovel c103
10/11/17 Webnovel c102
10/10/17 Webnovel c101
10/09/17 Webnovel c100
Go to Page...
Go to Page...
Write a Review
35 Reviews sorted by

longshot3990 rated it
August 12, 2017
Status: c15
I don't know why people give this story a bad rating, of course it's not going be an epic, out of this world action, or fantasy story. It's a simple story about owning pets.

The story has been pretty good so far in that we learn more and more about the owner and his personality along with his new companion and his pet store.

The daily routines in the synopsis are as they describe it. Daily Routines. It's not boring but it's not also over the top and crazy in situations as... more>> you would see in a lot of Chinese stories. The owner of the the store is living the life of a regular person, not a superhero as the reason why most people probably don't like this story. It seems more like an interesting slice of life early on in this story. <<less
48 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Hibiki rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: c22
Due to his parent's last wish, MC inherited their Pet Shop end of story, well that was how 'twas supposed to be until MC downloaded an app that let him to capture animals even rare mythical ones to become a pet.

Pretty much the novel is all about the day to day life of a shop owner, his interactions with the pets and the customers. It's a good slice of life story where we can just see the Mc's daily routines no arrogant young masters, revenge filled path or so whatever.... more>> So if you guys like a simple and heart warming type kind of novel why don't you give this a try? <<less
21 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Silverfrost rated it
September 17, 2017
Status: c67
i dont about the other guys. but I definitely recommend this for those who wants to relax. away from those blood boiling, mind wrecking, anger inducing, ball busting, face slapping, number crunching, and uhhh... disdaining?

yeah. I currently stay away from those underestimated protagonist tags. lets all just have some relaxing time reading normal people?'s lives.

just read okay. with some snacks.
19 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
jcanon rated it
August 14, 2017
Status: c61
longshot's review basically sums it up, and I also have no idea why this is rated so lowly.

Is it because of the publisher? Let's hope not.

Pet King is what it describes itself as: purely a slice of life with some comedic elements, although nothing like arrogant face-slapping you typically see in other Chinese novels, which for me, is a huge plus. The humor is more of a genuine routine of a business worker a la pet shop owner, which is really refreshing. In that sense, it's not really a comedy,... more>> but the genuine interactions of the main character in his task with dealing with his store, the pets, and people! It makes you smile, and I can see the plot turning into a place where many people with varying histories converge with the main character through the medium of purchasing a pet in the future.

It's not too crazy but also entices you with the "Pokemon Go"-like app/mechanic, which is really cool, to be honest, I wish Pokemon Go was actually like this. And likewise what longshot was referring to it's not crazy OP where it's effortless, as the main character deals with the majority of the work through his own behalf.

It's a simple story that I see as simply refreshing, a slice of life with some fantasy-like elements, but if you enjoy animals which it does give good amounts of insights on with the respective taking care of pets, yeah that information which you never knew you needed until now, it's definitely worth the try (the cover art is cute!). If you like Japanese slice-of-life day-to-day action, this is a good story for you.

The protagonist is a sensible, good person, no revenge plots needed. A good modern tale, with decent pacing, compared to the really slow starting action novels we all are familiar with, which is also a plus.

Not for everyone, but definitely give it a go if you're into these type of stories.

EDIT: Reading a bit more and letting a better overview of the novel pass my mind, I would see it better to rate it a 4 out of 5. I do not think I can edit my original score, but I would still like to make a proper record of my revision. It's much of the same, which can be seen as bland, and certainly, there are some other slice-of-life's that can keep you more captivated, as I see myself without hesitance to continue reading this (notice how far I'd read), but if you're into Chinese humor, as Chinese humor may go, then this is good for you. As far as I read, he doesn't use the app too much if at all, so if that's what's keeping you interested, what I can say is be patient - but that's to be said with any Chinese webnovel, as they run amazingly long. The main character, I would say, is reasonable, but he's more human than you think, with his ups that you may find appealing and his downs that you may find not as appealing - sensible as I mentioned earlier might not be the best term, but human, yes. With that said, it's still not bad, not really at all. And that's how I'd describe it now - very okay, in a positive light. Really, I haven't read much, so my opinion should weigh less.

But really, if you like Chinese webnovels and you like pets, then here is the book for you. <<less
17 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
ArgosYesu rated it
September 24, 2017
Status: c77
I liked this. Don't understand the 1 stars. More biased Qidian hatred?

Oh, I guess I should expand.

MC is a normal, lazy person who strives to take over his parent's pet shop. At first he was unwilling and only took over with respect to his parents' memories. But after getting the Pet Hunter app, his determination changes.

Overall, the app doesn't do much. It can store pets and release them, and catch rare/mythological pets. The MC usually uses the latter as he takes advantage of the super pets to improve his pet... more>> shop.

The MC does not just go out and sell rare pets to people. He sells normal pets and the story does a good job at describing pets and the way to properly care for them. This is what I like from novels. I should come out of such novels with greater information and knowledge than what I went in with.

Since I'm allergic to fluffy pets, I don't have them. But that doesn't mean I hate pets. Read this novel if you wanna learn to love pets.

Also, I imagine gold cat as a muscular cat with a crown... When I mean muscular, I mean like Arnold muscular... <<less
15 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Sinai rated it
March 20, 2018
Status: c214
Extreme slice-of-life.

Have you ever wanted a protagonist who got a "system", magical genie lamp, whatever, and proceeded to make no effort whatsoever to take advantage of it? Then this is the novel for you.

Essentially, a man running a pet store who gets magic powerups because he has magic pets. Some protagonists try to rule the world with their system, our man here, he uses it to charge people more to bathe their cats.

I'm usually a fan of slice-of-life, but this is a little too much for me. Especially since most... more>> of his problems are solved by what amounts to magic pets taking care of him. Instead of accepting the consequences for his decisions, good or bad, his magic cats intervene and fix everything. Perhaps this should be expected since his very first pet can essentially assure that nothing bad ever happens to him, but it makes every possible conflict seem a done deal.

Last, but not least, although the writing and characterization is fairly good, I cannot recommend Pet King for one reason: It is first and foremost a comedy, and it hasn't made me laugh or so much as crack a smile. <<less
14 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
blahling rated it
January 9, 2018
Status: c200
Got really annoying and s*upid with the addition of the parrot that is obsessed sowing discord but the main character is FOR SOME REASON unable to maintain self-control, verbal self-defense or control over the chaos the bird creates.
10 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Oweng rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: c100
I have noticed there to be quite a lot of one star rating for this novel and I'm assuming that they weren't sure what the novel was about and was disappointed after reading some chapters.

The summary is quite straight forward, as so far he literally does catch animals ... more>>

be it existing not in real life or mythical even


He seeks the best for the animals that he takes care at his shop. He does seems like a money grubber but deep inside he would not willingly lower the prices even as the costumers haggle as he knows normally that costumers wouldn't care properly for pets that way. The author wrote the male protagonist to be very knowledgeable in breeds regarding pets that it can directly help the readers, especially when one is paying close attention at reading the novel. Because he would give suggestions to his customers regarding their situations eg buying a pet to give to the elderly, it would give insight to readers as well and can directly apply in real life. It would be very beneficial to the readers who have pets at home (cats and dogs are mentioned the most so far)

For a person like me who puts great interest in novels that includes having a great relationship with someone or one of those 'awww' moments I really enjoy this novel. I also cannot deny that it is satisfying for me to read since animals are included and the fact that the male protagonists treasures them more than superficial people. It's a bit too bad since I'm a binge reader so I caught up with the recent chapters.. So for me 100 chapters isn't really a lot.

I would be editing this review once I remember and after quite a lot of chapters pass. <<less
8 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
jl050503 rated it
November 2, 2018
Status: c579
In my opinion, it was great at the beginning, and Zhang Zian actually did participate in some major events and captured lots of pets. But after a while, it calmed down significantly and finally feels like a <slice of life> genre. I haven't read past 593 yet as there are 674 chapters, but right now, it was kind of repetitive and soothing almost to the point of boring. It was ok till now, but I still don't know if I even want to continue with it.
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
ICe rated it
November 9, 2017
Status: c143
its fun to read as long as you dont pay much attention to the nonsical things the author says about cats.

... more>>

like "even cats cannot stand the smell of their own urine"... such utter nonsense and just one example of the lack of insight.


some things he wrote were nice like not overbreeding animals and discarding them afterwards but a lot of the so called information is completely wrong. as long as you dont take it as a source of truthful information about cats its a good and fun novel. interesting characters including the pets writing style and translation is nicely readable so far.

a like from me with a grain of salt due to the lack of research done by the author, including basic information, a simple internet search could have provided. so I can only give 4 stars since pets are the theme and all

edit after chapter 85

thea author might not be aware of some numerical facts and such but he is spot on whith the last part oft his chapter. the breed, health, temperament are all secondary to 'fate' when choosing a pet. I can say that with confidence since that is exactly what happend to me personally.

if a cat chooses you and does so not out of obligation, like last minute place to give birth, then that is the best that can happen to you (couldnt resist adding this bit)

edit 143: lets just say its getting better and better in story now with points largely set up. found myself grinning in anticipation for some serious badassery to come.

decided: even with the flaws at the start im changing my vote to 5 stars because this novel has me grinning and laughing to myself like lunatic at times.

need to add that I binge read the whole thing up until now so the enjoyment factor may differ if read in parts or single chapters <<less
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
tides rated it
March 22, 2018
Status: c333
This is the best novel currently. No idea why it isn't popular.

Maybe because there isn't much fighting because it's mainly about how people interact with their pets and their stories.

The first arc is about the MC getting the cheat and how he rebuilds his parents pet shop. One of the few things they left him.

... more>> Second arc is about how the MC struggles with popularity, how the mega companies crush competition.

The third arc is about him rebuilding from ashes.

This story isn't about punches or killing, it's about making you treasure the things around you and making you realize that even animals can be your best friend. <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Anti-trope rated it
December 12, 2017
Status: c480
I started reading this book back in 2017 Summer when theres only chinese version available. I loved it so much that I even got my own cat rightnow because of this book. The only thing I think the author need to improve is Maybe he can add more dog characters since by now he has like 4 cats one parrot and one dog. But its really a good novel.
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
killjase rated it
December 1, 2017
Status: c173
I will start this by stating that I had 0 expectations when I started novel with a concept of someone catching pets as in pokemon go. I'm not that big of a pet person. I do not own one and do not want to own one. I was ready to drop this 10 chapters in. That being said, I'm now caught up to translation at chapter 173 and I'm giving it 5/5.

I can usually clearly tell when I'm having fun reading something and just having a mediocre book to read... more>> to pass my time. In later I tend to skip some lines and I'm more interested in plot rather than characters. In Pet King, what grabbed my attention, was not how well the author has researched the subjects of pet training/selling, but the Characters of MC and the growing family of pets he owns. Yes, the pets have personality and interact with MC in interesting ways, I would say spoiler alert, but the fact that 'main' pets he own can talk to him, is revealed 3 chapters into story and is not some deep secret. Each of them have their own distinct personalities and are not just fillers. In fact, sometimes I'm more interested in them, rather than overarching plot (which is not bad for me). Novel has great translation, and the author manages to write without entire superfluous paragraphs that are so common in Chinese novels.

I would recommend this novel to everyone that doesn't hate animals with passion. Even if you are just 'okay'/'meh' to them. <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
ISuckAtWriting rated it
July 25, 2022
Status: c1000
To start if off, I would say that this novel is not like the other "Pet System" novels. It doesn't have fights and are more plot driven. For a lot of readers who like the quick-paced, face-slapping, power-up stories, you will find this story "boring", "slow" or "lame". The novel is pretty much a Slice of Life mixed in with Action, Drama, and Comedy. There is no stuff like the MC ascending. The MC doesn't go OP mode, he's just an average human (who learns a bit of martial arts)... more>> well-versed in knowledge of quite a lot of pets and animals for most of the story, except he has pets to help him in niche ways. I will say that its very good, but I will not call it perfect. I also found it boring at first, which is probably something that deterred new readers, and that is understandable.

I really like the way the story flows, as it tells the story of mundane living, but at the same time, you get the feeling of achievement seeing the MC and the pets achieve something. The story is slow and I felt hesitant to continue around the two hundred chapters as I am more used to fast paced stories, but the MC and each Elfin having their own story and plot really caught me. And now I am at the 1000th chapter with my interest not declining even the least.

Then there is the Main Character. The MC is one of the most interesting and likable characters I've read in a Chinese Novel. He does not excel at anything but he learns. He's also a miser and is quite cowardly, but when things hit the fan, he's the bravest guy around. He feels like an actual, realistic good human. I cannot explain it properly, but there is a difference between a genuinely good/principled character and a character that is good/principled just for the plot/story. The MC likes to think in the shoes of the people who he will affect and rationalizes, rather than mindlessly doing something in the name of public justice or stuff like that. The MC is not impulsive and will also let the law just handle the bad stuff if possible, but will help if he can.

Of course, the story does not just revolve around the MC but also the Elfins. Each of them have stories related to something, be it may related to history, scientific thought experiments, myth, and etc. I won't spoil it of course. This novel also contains quite a lot of philosophy.

I also like the "realism" aspect of the story. This is one of the only reality-setting Chinese novels where the author acknowledges and shows the problems in his homeland and the other countries, at least in terms of animal-related issues (be it the dog market, animal abusers, or inhumane animal industries) rather than the mindless nationalism and foreign hatred, but also says a lot of good facts, and I respect the author for that. Also, the author puts in event or animal facts, which I always look up

(I only now knew of the Tibetan Mastiff Chinese Economic Collapse leading to an unhealthy overpopulation of Tibetan Mastiffs in the Tibetan Plateau)

. I learn something new each arc.

I give it a 9.5/10 tbh. An actual good CN amongst the hundreds of tr*sh CNs. Came in expecting Pokemon System Fanfiction with op but boring MC, but came out finding something beautiful. Its not a story for everyone, and I will not say its perfect, but I definitely like it. <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
mrews rated it
August 16, 2019
Status: c361
Pet King is supposedly a story about a pet shop owner running his shop, but its actually a story about the said owner running around to capture all of the pokemon! the elfins.

The story is very wordy. A lot of exposition about the 'real facts' that the author wants to impart to us readers. Its fine if its once in a while, but when its in every other chapters, it became very annoying. A lot of plothole (what, people really accept the MC's bullsh*t about cat training and not... more>> question it at all?) are present.

The story sometimes dragged on for no reason. And there's so many unnecessary side plots via side characters its hard to remember them all.

The only saving grace of this novel is probably the elfins themselves. Galaxy is super cute, so I wish the author implements her more.

The translation quality is also inconsistent, sometimes good, but sometimes so full of typo its hard to read. <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
January 15, 2018
Status: c242
I love this story, so refreshing to read. Some people hate the parrot but in my case, I LOVE HIM!!!! Richard the parrot. The parrot and the MC has a different kind of friendship than the other three. They're like bestfriends that can screw with each other because they're close.
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
BillionJellyfish rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: c234
Cats! Cats! Cats!

The novel is a breath of fresh air! The story is original, the MC is laidback, and the mythical beasts are adorable! Now I also want a special app where I can capture magical beasts as companions~ I honestly only read this because there were talking cats in the storyline, but now I'm actually looking forward to the MC's interactions with the magical pets and for their relationship to deepen. It's really heartwarming when the MC manages to develop trust/friendship with the animals, which is very different from... more>> the usual cultivation/romance/action novels that I read. After reading so many action-packed novels, this novel flows at a more mellow pace with little to none serious/tragic scenarios. I feel relaxed and fluffy reading this novel, so I highly recommend others to give it a try if you're looking for something more slow-paced and warm.

On another note, the parrot that shows up on the current arc is irritating me and the MC's lack of action in dealing with the parrot's havoc is also irritating. I am hoping that the story somehow deals with this and go back to the usual comfortable fluffy pace I like. <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
This_is_a_good_burger rated it
October 31, 2017
Status: c130
This is a fun novel. The main character is likeble, no characters (so far) feel like they are gonna be discarded. Its funny and sweet, and you just have a lot of fun reading it and you learn a great deal on pet breeds.

Also to spicy it up it brings physics
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Bib rated it
October 7, 2017
Status: c93
This is a fun read. It leaves you with sentiments and fondness for pets. The interactions of the MC and his contracted pets are funny. The various stories between the pet owners and pets that the MC come across can make one feel nostalgic especially if the reader is a pet owner. It has similarities with other modern day leveling up web novels such as Gourmet Food Supplier for the cooking and food genre and Monster Factory for the industrialization genre considering it's also under Qidian just that it's about... more>> the MC leveling up his pet shop instead. <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
castiel101 rated it
August 28, 2018
Status: c114
Loved the story... Its a story pet shop owners daily life... Can be considered a slice of life but its not a boring read. Its not a really exciting story with action or reincarnation plot but nevertheless a fun story to read. The character's interaction to customers and pets alike are hilarious. Reading this novel is also a reaaly good learning experience about pets...
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.