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How to Get High-Quality Portraits of Your Dog or Cat

Your dog or cat is an important part of your family, and they deserve to get a representation as such. Commissioning a high-quality pet portrait is a great way to pay tribute to the furry family member, who you have shared good memories with.

We will be looking at a few sources where you can design and create beautiful portraits to proudly display in your home.

How to Get High-Quality Portraits of Your Dog or Cat

Many people choose to get their custom dog portraits from ILovePaws due to their wide variety of choices.

Of course, this digital company also offers portraits for cats and all other types of pets.

The three main art styles that the company uses are modern, photo, or painting.

You can browse through their gallery to gain an understanding of what the different art styles will look like in a finished product.

The company offers its customers the chance to revise the proof an unlimited number of times before it gets approved.

Brown pit bull wearing a red bandana smiling widely 


This company emphasizes the importance of the connection between artist and customer.

All the artists have a blurb about themselves on the website, a portfolio of their work, and some have videos showing them at work.

You can look through all of this information and decide which artist you want to work with.

Of course, you can also randomly have an artist assigned to you if you do not have a preference.

The artwork is completely custom, so you can decide on the medium, color, and size, and the artist will create it for you.

You can also choose to order the portrait with a frame, or leave the canvas without a frame.  


The artists at PortraitFlip typically create family, holiday, and pet portraits.

They have a large gallery showcasing their previous work.

The gallery divides into different mediums and portrait subjects.

They have a helpful video and instructions on their website showing customers how to get started with the process and place orders.

There is a required payment of 30% of the total cost upon placing the order.

You can pay the balance of the fee after the proof gets approved.

If you are not happy with the work when you receive it, contact the company again.

They offer a 100% money-back guarantee if they are not able to resolve your issue with the order.

Gray cat with green eyes


Etsy is an online marketplace that has become famous for its hand-crafted art.

There are thousands of artists on Etsy who offer different services.

Pet portraits are becoming more common, so there is an increasing need for such artists on Etsy.

You can scroll through the website and become familiar with the types of work.

Once you have selected an artist you want to work with, you can communicate one-on-one with them.

This will help them gain an understanding of the exact product you are looking for.

They will also be able to tell you if your envisioned design is feasible or not.

Happy smiling young golden retriever dog under light gray plaid. Pet warms under a blanket in cold winter weather.

Final Word

If you have a specific type of artwork in mind, it is a good idea to browse through some of the above-mentioned sources before making your decision.

Take a look at the galleries of past work, and perhaps have a conversation with a representative.

They will be able to talk you through the process and help you come to a decision.

If you feel confident about a particular company, it may be worth your while to give them a shot.

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