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4 Tips for Creating Amazing Pet Canvas Art

Want to get creative with your furry family members? There’s no better time to get a canvas print that commemorates their personality and love.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been a truly trying time, one of the upsides has been that many of us have spent more time than ever with our furry friends. Not only have we been able to stay at home with our pets and give them love, but many families have chosen to reach out and adopt a pet from a shelter. This has saved uncountable animals from being put down and provided them with loving forever homes. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, pets are be surrendered at much lower rates than previous years, and are being adopted at higher rates than ever.

If you have a new pet in the house, or just want to get creative with your furry family members, there’s no better time to get a canvas art piece that commemorates their personality and the love they bring to your family.

Our Tips for Creating the Best Cat or Dog-Themed Canvas Art

There are so many ways to celebrate your pet, and spread a bit more joy throughout your home. Whether your inspiration is the kitschy Dogs Playing Poker painting series or something more true-to-life, there are lots of ways to ensure you’re getting the best pet canvas art piece possible.

Here are some tips to ensure you’ll wind up with an art piece you love.

person taking an iphone photo of a french bulldog

1. Find or take a great photo

The first step in making a beautiful art piece of your dog or cat is to find or take a great photo. This is where you can let your creativity shine. Pick out a cute photo of you together, or an early image of them as a puppy or kitten.

If you don’t have a photo you love, set up a photoshoot and snap an image you can use for your art piece. Experiment with fun props like festive scarves and reindeer antlers for adorable festive photos, or have them snuggling their favorite plush toy or sitting on a large armchair. If looking for an outdoor setting, pick out a meaningful natural background like a sunny spot in your backyard or their favorite spot at the nearby park. Then, use toys or treats to entice your pet into poses where you can see their face, and most importantly, their expressive eyes. This is what will separate an OK photograph from a stunning art print!

person editing photo of french bulldog on iphone

2. Edit and enhance

Before you print your picture, make sure you’ve edited and enhanced it to the best of your abilities. Most image and photo programs like the Photos app on Mac have basic editing and enhancement features, allowing you to adjust colors, sharpen your image, and crop it so it’s the right size for your project. If your editing app offers multiple saving options, make sure to select the highest quality option – this will help ensure a great image in the next step!

person ordering a canvas print of a french bulldog on Canvas On Demand's website

3. Get it printed

The next step in the creative process is finding a place to print your image. If you’re looking to create a cat or dog canvas art piece, there’s no better place than Canvas on Demand. To get a great canvas print, all you’ll need to do is upload your image, pick the size, and check out. We’ll print it on thick museum-grade canvas, and ship it to your door. We also offer other print options including framed prints or even going for an acrylic or metal print for a design that will stand out even more on your wall. It will arrive ready to hang, with all the hardware you need for an easy installation.

woman hanging up canvas print of french bulldog on wall

4. Hang it up

Once your canvas arrives, all you’ll need to do is find a place to hang it. You can always hang it above your pet’s basket or crate, so it’s clear whose space it is. However, don’t be shy about displaying it in a more prominent place. This is especially moving if you’ve framed an image of a pet that’s recently passed on. Once hung in your home we would love to see how you’ve included your companion in your space by sharing your new addition on social media and tagging us @canvasondemand

Shop Canvas on Demand for the Best Pet Canvas Prints

At Canvas on Demand, it’s easy to shop for photo frames and canvas prints that are made exactly to your specifications. Whether you’re looking for a fun canvas art print of your pet or a professionally-designed canvas painting, you can always find what you’re looking for in our online shop.

Testimonials From People Like You

Find out how people just like you enhanced their pet photos by transforming them into canvas prints

canvas of brown and white dog with basketball

Cristin From Worcester

I can't explain how happy I am with the finished product. I am always nervous because you never know what you will receive when ordering online. I chose Pixel Painting and I am so incredibly amazed with how beautiful the picture is. It was worth every penny. I will definitely be ordering from Canvas on Demand in the future! I want to thank you so much! I know my boyfriend is going to LOVE his Christmas gift.

canvas of brown and white horse next to barn with pink flowers

Nancy From Pittsburgh

I am a professional photographer and EXTREMELY PARTICULAR about having my photographs processed by others. I demand color be correct, as well as horizontal and vertical centering. As you can see from this print Canvas on Demand did AN OUTSTANDING JOB. If they can please me, they can please anyone!!! I will definitely be sending all my canvas work to them.

canvas of grey tabby cat sitting on brown blanket


I LOVE the finished product. I was not too sure what it would look like as I had never heard of this type "picture" before, but the price was too good to pass up. The site was super easy to use and the delivery was FAST! I was so impressed when I opened up the box! Even the packaging was more than could be expected. Best thing I have purchased all year!

Since 2003, Canvas On Demand has been crafting affordable, high quality, personalized home goods that celebrate life's moments, both big and small, through the permanence of print.

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