6 Pet Portrait Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Pet Portrait Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Pet Portrait Business

Are you an artist looking for a profitable business you can start from home? If yes, consider starting a pet portraits business. You can focus on pet photography, drawings, personalized dog paintings, or cat portraits and start earning extra cash doing what you love.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a pet portrait business:

1. Puptrait ($120K/year)

J.B. Shepard (from Baltimore, MD, USA) started Puptrait about 7 years ago.

$10K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is J.B. Shepard. I am Baltimore, Maryland based mixed media artist and the founder of Puptrait.

Just last year I won two fairly major local readers choice awards, including “Best Photographer” in the Baltimore Sun’s Best of 2020 and “Best Artist” in Baltimore Magazine’s annual Best of Baltimore. Considering those are the two largest publications in a market with a few million folks living in it, both were pretty big wins -- especially for a “pet photographer”.


2. West & Willow

Modern pet portraits created from your pet's photo! Perfect as a gift or to add to your own home decor. Loved by design-conscious pet lovers with 5-star reviews from customers around the world.

  • Website traffic: 90K/month
  • Business rank: #66.9K

Check out their full website ➜

Learn more about starting a pet portrait business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a pet portrait business?
-> How much does it cost to start a pet portrait business?
-> Pros and cons of a pet portrait business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established pet portrait business
-> Marketing ideas for a pet portrait business
-> Pet portrait business slogans
-> Pet portrait business names

Other resources

-> Pet portrait business tips
-> Pet portrait business calculator

4. Printy Pets

Get your pet printed on to custom socks, blankets and apparel. Get a t-shirt or phone case with your pet's face printed on to it. Your own custom pet art designed by professional artists. Printed with love in the USA.

  • Business rank: #152K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Photolamus

Order stunning caricatures and portraits drawn from your photos by some of the best caricature artists worldwide! Perfect personalized caricature gifts for Birthday, Wedding and Anniversary.

  • Business rank: #406K

Check out their full website ➜

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