The only pet-care game we find ourselves caring
about is also one of the few that isn't
planned for release here. Taito
's Pet Shop Monogatari DS
is a pet-adoption RPG with Cooking Mama
art and penguin washing.
Penguin washing! We usually react coolly to the proliferation of pet games on the DS, but this one has the distinct possibility of being interesting, due to Taito's involvement.
There's also the fact that it's uncommonly cute, even for what it is. Screenshot after screenshot proves this point adorably. If there's even the slightest chance that a game this cute can also be non-terrible, we're on board.