@Ian-Salvatore Go to the town hall, click on it, click NRaaS, click "Register", when the menu pops up, there should be one menu-line that says "Animal control". That is where you can set the number of respective animals... I think there is a manual on the NRaaS page about how to operate this feature.
Keep in mind the game is what..10? years old, so it's not the most intense thing to run and a lot of crashes and slow loading can be down to how you manage your CC. Also, better computer does not equal better graphics. I'm not the most tech savvy, but I needed a new laptop for Sims when my last one broke so I've been there and spent stupid hours into finding the best laptop that wouldn't leave me eating beans for a month or being terrified of moving it in case I broke it
If possible, get a desktop computer rather than a laptop - they are so much cheaper for the same specs, last longer and you can change parts of it. It feels a waste to spend so much money on a laptop when you can get a much more powerful computer for the same or cheaper.
If a desktop is is a no no; if it's just mainly Sims you want to use it for and you don't care about bragging rights then you don't necessarily need anything high end or even a 'gaming' laptop - it's like buying a Porsche to drop the kids off at school. I'd suggest looking at the more mid range laptops, and make sure that it has a dedicated graphics card. I'd rule out anything that has an integrated graphics card (usually called things like intel hd, intel graphics). If possible consider getting a laptop with a full SSD, not a HDD with a part SSD, but a full SSD. Everything (EVERYTHING) runs so much quicker and you'll definitely notice the difference - 5 second boot up time, baby. These are incredibly expensive though, but a part SSD is still better than no SSD. You are generally going to want about 8GB of RAM or more. I currently have a low end HP pavilion running on a i5 processor with 8GB of RAM, but my game runs very quickly and I wouldn't consider my graphics bad quality, I've also never had any issues whatsoever with overheating, and I can make 3D markings, edit in Photoshop etc.
If you don't care about saving money or want to play high end games - gaming isn't necessarily the best for gaming. Sounds silly, but hear me out - you can sometimes (not always) get the same spec of laptop for a cheaper price, just without the ugly masculine fighter plane design and without 'gaming' in the title. Laptops designed for 'multimedia' are usually pretty good, the best laptop I ever had was marketed as a 'multimedia laptop' and that thing ran high end games without even breaking a sweat.
I currently have a HP Pavilion 15, it cost me around the £500 range.
Personal preference here, but I've always had HP laptops and I've never once had any issues with them in all the years I've had them. Acer are also good.
If in doubt, go to your local computer shop and say you want a laptop that can run Skyrim with mods they'll usually recommend something good.
If your computer or internet has issues to read the forum that way, I also recommend going to your settings and use the "Paginate topics and posts instead of using infinite scroll" alternative. It should help you with the issue
@Kayla-Greyson it just occured after i placed them in game. it was the only new cc i have installed before starting the game and after removal the bug disappeared look sims is really a riddle so might be a unique bug. would have loved to use your awesome bedding set