The Soccer Ball (Football in European versions) is an average soccer ball with the Nintendo logo printed on the front. In Nintendogs + Cats, the Nintendo logo is removed, and the ball can be bought at the BARC shop for $30. This Soccer Ball cannot be chewed on by the puppies as it is too big. It can only be pushed around. In the Nintendogs version, the puppies might do tricks with the soccer ball.
Sometimes, in Nintendogs + Cats, if a dog and a cat don't get along, playing with each other with an object they can't pick up in their mouth often helps, such as a soccer ball or a beach ball.
Nintendogs (NTSC): "Dogs that like soccer are sure to love this ball."
Nintendogs (PAL): "Dogs that like football are sure to love this ball."
Nintendogs + Cats (NTSC): "This ball is too big to bite into, but great for kicking around."
Nintendogs + Cats (PAL): "This ball is rather big to bite into, but great for kicking around."