The Best Places to Order Custom Pet Portraits to Gift or to Keep

These paintings, prints and other kinds of pet portraits make great art for your walls and heartfelt gifts for loved ones.

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July 24, 2020

If you have a dog or cat, there’s a good chance your smartphone’s camera roll is absolutely stacked with images of them — especially if you don’t also have human children. These photos are great memories to look back on, and they can be fun to share with friends and family on Instagram. Why not take it a step further and turn them into stylish art and wall decor for your home?

With just a photo or two of your dog or your cat — or your pet bird, horse, snake, bunny, hamster or chinchilla — artists can make paintings, embroidered gifts and digital masterpieces you can print and frame. A pet portrait can be a great way to show how much of a part of your family your pet really is, and it can also be a beautiful way to honor a pet who has passed away.

These options for all budgets also make great gifts for the friend or family member, whether their new puppy is all they’re able to talk about or their pet has been by their side for years. Because believe it or not, the past few months have flown by, and we’re already creeping up on the holiday season.


Zazzle's LIVE app allows you to chat directly with a designer who can turn your smartphone photos of your pets into hilarious and beautiful masterpieces. This image of Jack the cat has been merged with a classic painting by French artist Guillaume Voiriot. You can submit photos of any kind of animal and you'll get to see a mock-up of the final product before you purchase.

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$19 and Up

Choose between eight different floral styles for these digital watercolor pet portraits from Etsy creator Ms. Sparkle Designs. Portraits are delivered digitally, so you can print them at home or send them off for professional printing and framing in a style you like best.

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Etsy creator Pittura Portraits will recreate photos of your pets into beautiful, colorful digital paintings. You can choose from several different styles. These masterpieces are digital-only, but you can contact the artist to arrange for a custom print.

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$32.98 and Up

Why not turn a family photo, or a close-up of your pet's adorable face, into a puzzle the whole family can enjoy working on together? These custom puzzles from Shutterfly come in a range of sizes and difficulties, from 60 pieces all the way up to 1,014.

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$52.90 and Up $40
25% Off!

Truly honor your pet with these gorgeous canvas portraits, which come in several different sizes. You'll get to see a preview before it's finalized and printed on canvas.

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Artist Daniela Timarán will hand-paint your pet into a gorgeous 6-by-6 work of art. If you're looking for something bigger, her Etsy shop features other pet portrait options as well.

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$60 and Up

Send a digital photo of your pet to West & Willow, and an artist will illustrate your pet beautifully. You can have your pet's name inscribed above the picture, as well, and choose from different background and frame options.

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Looking for something abstract that resembles your pet in a hip and trendy way? Animalist has line and form prints of more than 150 dog and cat breeds to choose from. The prints are made in Sweden and shipped worldwide for free.

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$65 and Up

If you're looking for something a little different, these felted pet portraits from the ForeverbyK Etsy shop might just be the most unique of all. Plus, they ship free.

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$85 and Up

Etsy creator Art by Ashfox will hand-embroider your pet or pets based on your photos. Art by Ashfox also sells embroidery kits for beginners.

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$188.36 and Up $132
30% Off!

Etsy creator RomaLena will hand-paint a beautiful portrait of your pet using high-quality oil paints.

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$190 and Up

These ultra-realistic oil paintings by artist Chelsea Noyon would be an incredible gift for the family whose pet is truly their child.

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