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Purr & Mutt Pet Portrait Review 2024: Our Expert’s Opinion

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Our Final Verdict

We give Purr & Mutt a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Quality: 4.5/5
Variety: 5/5
Turnaround Time: 5/5
Value: 5/5

Part of the joy of modern pet ownership is taking pictures of them. Most of us have hundreds or thousands of pictures of our pets being cute, goofy, or downright weird. But there is something extra special about hanging a professional portrait on your wall, which is where companies like Purr & Mutt come in. Is this pet portrait company worth it, or are there better options?

The short answer is that we were very impressed with Purr & Mutt’s selection, process, and results! The hardest part of the whole process is choosing among the hundreds of design options. You get to approve the portrait before it is created, and there are unlimited free edits. Plus, shipping is fast and the packaging is nicely done. Best of all, the portraits are realistic, fun, and high quality!

There are a few downsides – the frame could be sturdier, and and the portraits aren’t handmade – but overall, this company is very reasonably priced and offers convenient options like expedited previews (great if you’re a procrastinator) and optional digital files.

All in all, a Purr & Mutt pet portrait is the perfect gift for yourself or the pet lover who has everything! We loved it, and we think you will, too.


Purr & Mutt Review: At a Glance

Gizmo's Purr and Mutt portrait next to original photo_Kate

Company Name: Purr & Mutt
Product Types: Prints, canvas prints, cushions, blankets, mugs, iPhone cases, clothes
Sizes: 8×10, 12×16, 16×20, 18×24
Extras: White or black frames, expedited shipping, multiple pets
Timeline: 2 weeks or less
Shipping: Free worldwide
  • Reasonably priced
  • Customized to your photos
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Frames available
  • Expedited service available
  • Many styles and backgrounds
  • Free shipping
  • Most types of pets
  • Not hand-painted
  • Tons of options can be overwhelming
  • Frame could be sturdier

Purr & Mutt Company Overview

Purr & Mutt is a UK-based company that offers personalized prints (plus pillows, mugs, blankets, and more) and free shipping worldwide. Their portraits use digital tools to blend your pet’s face into fun backgrounds, making your furrball look like a queen, astronaut, or Wall Street businessman.

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How Does It Work?

Browsing the Purr & Mutt website is a lot of fun, but there are so many options, it can be a little overwhelming! You can choose among themes like Renaissance (king, queen, admiral, commodore), occupations (astronaut, firefighter, “Crypto King,” and “The Wolf of Paw Street”), and film and TV characters.

After you make this tough decision, you send in photos of your pet, choose your portrait size, and pick optional add-ons like frames. We liked that you have the option of uploading multiple photos, and the company will reach out to you if the ones you sent in won’t work.

After you submit your photos, the team at Purr & Mutt chooses the best option and creates the portrait. You get to approve the preview or request changes, and then the portrait ships to you. If you’re in a rush, there’s also an expedited preview option that is amazingly fast.

If you’re picky, you’ll love the unlimited revisions you can request – for free! That means you can get the perfect portrait made right to your specifications.

If you want more than something to hang on the wall, you can also purchase a high-res digital copy to share online or print out.

Shipping & Packaging

If you live in the US, shipping should take 5 to 10 days. If you are in a hurry, you can pay to have the shipping expedited. As soon as your box ships, you receive a convenient tracking email so that you can follow its progress. The portrait arrives in a nice box with plenty of bubble wrap for protection.

Purr and Mutt pet portrait packaging with Gizmo_Kate
Purr & Mutt’s packaging includes bubble wrap to keep it safe from curious pets!

The Portraits

The portraits vary depending on what you choose, but they are all detailed and high-quality. The frames are simple and not overly sturdy, but they look great on the wall.

In our experience, the actual portrait is even better than the preview, so no disappointment there! These portraits look great on the wall, especially if you go for a frame. We did think that the frame could be a bit sturdier, but it does look nice and you have a choice of black or white.

The portraits are very realistic, and the artists do a great job of blending your pet’s head into the design.

Is Purr & Mutt a good value?

We do think that Purr & Mutt offers a lot of value. These are custom portraits, so you are getting personalized work at a great price. If your budget is small, you can pick out a smaller portrait or choose from the sale section. If you have a bit more to spend, you can add a frame, have your portrait printed on a blanket, or include your pet’s best friends!


Frequently Asked Questions

Purr and Mutt portrait of Gizmo as the Commodore hanging on wall_Kate

Are the portraits hand-painted?

No, the portraits are created using digital tools.

Is it only for dogs and cats?

Purr & Mutt will create portraits of most types of pets, not just cats and dogs. Just make sure you take a great picture!

Can you get a portrait of multiple pets?

Yes! If you have more than one pet, check out Purr & Mutt’s collection of multiple pet portrait designs.

Do you have to pay for shipping?

Shipping is free worldwide.

How long does it take?

Purr & Mutt guarantees that you will receive a preview of your portrait within 5 business days. If you approve it without edits, you can expect your portrait within 5 to 10 days, for a total of 10 to 15 days. You can also pay extra to expedite the process!

What are the photo guidelines?

Purr & Mutt recommends using photos taken at eye level that show your pet’s entire head, including ears. They also recommend not using filters and having your pet face slightly to one side. You can read the full guidelines here – and keep in mind that the company will reach out to you if they need more pictures!

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Our Experience With Purr & Mutt Pet Portraits

Gizmo looking to the side with his Purr and Mutt pet portrait_Kate

I have a goofy Pug/American Eskimo mix who was in desperate need of a framed portrait. After much consideration, I went for the Commodore, a regal option with a ship scene in the background. I also submitted a range of photographs of my dog for the artists to choose between.

I was impressed with every step of the process: ordering is easy, and the team at Purr & Mutt did a great job of choosing the best picture out of the options I sent. Approving the portrait was quick and fun – you can request as many edits as you want, but I was blown away by the care and detail and couldn’t think of a single change to request – and the box shipped almost immediately.

In short, the portrait was even better than I expected! It arrived nicely wrapped up and ready to hang. The detail is amazing and the portrait looks exactly like the picture I sent in. And even though the original picture was taken on a hike instead of at sea, it blends perfectly into the Commodore background – even down to the shadows!

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The Verdict

The bottom line is that we loved ordering a Purr & Mutt portrait! Purr & Mutt offers a lot of value for the money, with so many designs and products to choose from. The portraits are cute, creative, and true to life, and the process is very straightforward. I was very pleased with my dog’s goofy portrait and had fun every step of the way!

These portraits would also make great gifts for anyone with a pet. Plus, with unlimited edits and optional extras like expedited shipping, frames, and multiple pet portraits, you can be sure to receive the perfect portrait.

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