Your Ultimate Guide to Pet Portraits: From Finding Artists to Cost, Care, and More

Pet Portraits Guide
Pet Portraits Guide

Pet portraits have grown in popularity as a way to celebrate our beloved animal companions. Whether you're looking to commission a portrait or have queries about the process, this guide will answer the top questions people ask before buying a pet portrait.


1. Finding the Best Pet Portrait Artists Near You

Finding the right artist involves understanding your preferences in style, medium, and budget. Utilize local searches, explore online platforms, and communicate with potential artists to find the perfect fit.


2. How Much Does a Custom Pet Portrait Cost?

The cost of a pet portrait varies widely based on factors such as the artist's reputation, the medium used, size, complexity, and location. Prices can range from $50 to several thousand dollars.


3. Can I Get a Pet Portrait Online?

Yes, online platforms like Etsy, Fiverr, and others host various artists who specialize in pet portraits. You can browse portfolios, reviews, and communicate directly with the artist.


4. What Types of Pet Portraits Are Available?

Pet portraits can be created in various styles, including realism, abstract, caricature, and more. Mediums might include oil paintings, watercolors, charcoal sketches, digital art, and more.


5. How Long Does it Take to Commission a Pet Portrait?

The timeframe depends on the artist, complexity, medium, and revisions needed. It might take anywhere from a week to several months.


6. Reviews for Specific Pet Portrait Artists or Companies

Look for reviews on platforms like Google My Business, Yelp, or social media. Personal recommendations from friends or family can also be valuable.


7. Can I Get a Pet Portrait Made from a Photo?

Yes, many artists create pet portraits from photographs. Make sure to provide a high-quality, clear image that captures your pet's personality.


8. Digital vs. Traditional Pet Portraits

Digital pet portraits are created using digital tools and can be printed or shared online. Traditional portraits are hand-painted or drawn using physical media.


9. How to Choose the Right Photo for a Pet Portrait?

Choose a clear, high-resolution photo that captures your pet's personality, expression, and unique features. Consult with the artist for specific requirements.


10. Discounts or Deals on Pet Portraits

Some artists offer discounts for multiple portraits or during special promotions. Online platforms might also have coupon codes or seasonal deals.


11. Size Options for Pet Portraits

Artists usually offer various size options, ranging from small keepsakes to large statement pieces. Discuss your preferences with the artist.


12. Care and Framing for Pet Portraits

Follow the artist's care instructions based on the medium used. Consider professional framing to preserve and display your portrait.


13. Materials Used in Pet Portraits

Materials vary based on the medium and might include various types of paper, canvas, paints, charcoal, digital tools, etc.


14. Specializations in Specific Breeds or Animals

Some artists specialize in specific breeds or animals. Research their portfolio to ensure they can capture the essence of your particular pet.


15. Return or Revision Policy for Custom Pet Portraits

Understand the artist's revision policy and any return or refund options if you're not satisfied with the final product.



Commissioning a pet portrait is a special experience, honoring the unique bond between you and your pet. By understanding the process, knowing what to expect, and finding the right artist, you can create a cherished keepsake that lasts a lifetime.


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Great Gift for anyone!

Great gift for family and/or friends. The quality of the picture is great work whether you go canvas or print. Highly recommended for any pet owner!

Absolutely fantastic

Lovely quality and print went for the A2 of my German shepherds, a real talking point when people come round, one of the prints was cut on arrival, contacted them and it was replaced in a few days. Customer service fantastic 5*

Cats as masters.

The portrait of my wife's cats in the masters outfits was superb. The whole process of downloading photos and ordering was really easy and from ordering to delivery was relatively quick. Would highly recommend.

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The very best I could hope for

Our cherished Tinkerbell died and I wanted to remember her as the queen she was. Potrait My Pet were kind and considerate with dry responsive customer service. the proof’s were shared quickly and the product was well packaged. Highly recommend.

Very good.

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Great gift!

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Best Doggy gift

So pleased with this as a gift. Very easy to order and got shown an approval preview.very good quality image and paper. Blending in image amazing. Will be ordering one for my own dog.

Perfect Gift

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A beautiful memory

Following the loss of our beloved boy portrait my pet has brought back some amazing memories

Amazing service

So happy with the picture of my pup, nothing was too much trouble for them even though I asked for something specific!
We loved it so much we ordered another! Couldn’t recommend enough!


Great prorate at a good price.

The canvas is perfect! I'm sure my son will love it!

Fabulous artwork and product. Very happy with my purchase.

Great price and end result.
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Can't wait to see my partners face when she unwraps it on Christmas day.

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We were under the impression and thought we paid for canvas. We just got a photo on paper. We had it framed and it turned out very nice. I sent two emails about the canvas and heard nothing. Not sure if we would use this site again.

They worked with me to make exactly what I wanted! I'll definitely use them again for any canvas work I need done!

I am extremely thrilled with the portrait.
Excellent quality through and through.
Seller was helpful throughout.
Can't rate highly enough.


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Absolutely amazing! Louise was so great to communicate with and sent over a proof before going ahead with the print. Not only did she do a fantastic job of the picture itself, the canvas is brilliant quality. Highly recommend!