Wait a minute! This is a really good idea that kinda surprises me that it isn't available (other than the fact that summoning your first officer when on an away mission with your first officer will make thing awkward)
So you disable it in missions. :-) There is tech to disable certain powers in missions.
A compromise could be to use pets stored in your bank, that way your inventory is clear, much like how DOffs can call upon banked commodities.
Um no...because then if you have a crafting toon and use your bank storage for crafting materials...etc....then your pets will take up a good chunk of the bank space....before anyone asks...I have already maxed out on both bank space and personal inventory increases via cryptic points...and what cryptic should REALLY do is focus on other more important things in this game instead of pumping out useless pets and more tribbles.
I still think STO should just take the Action Figure menu from Champs. Just divide it into two sections, one for space and one for ground. I love vanity pets, but my collection is starting to eat up bank and inventory space.
i want a pet dog. Archer had one, he was a named character on a show, they can run loose on the ship or greet you in the captian's quarters. bring the dog on diplomatic missions. Please devs.....no more odd pets till we get dogs or a normal cat, or even actual fish for the tanks in ready rooms.