FAQs about custom pet art etchings:

Most people commission custom pet art etchings as a gift for a loved one or sometimes for themselves to remember a loved animal companion or even just a special memory with that companion that they’d like to enjoy for years to come. These custom pet art etchings are a GREAT way to transform a snapshot (even a cell phone shot) into fine art. See before and after images with their testimonials at the bottom of this page, as well as a video showing how these unique pet portraits are created. 

How do I choose a photo to send?
Sometimes people get stuck on choosing “THE image,” but I just suggest to send me a few favorite photos (even smartphone shots) of their pet companion for me to choose the best candidate for an etching. It’s best to send images that are in focus and without extra filters applied to them.
Can you etch my picture with a person AND a pet?
Yes! Please see an example of this in the image above.
Can I order an etching with more than one pet in it?
Yes! There is no extra charge for more than 1 pet in your single handcrafted etching. If you’d like to combine a few separate pictures of your pets into one etching, please contact me for pricing.

Are you able to make a collage with my multiple pets?
Yes! I have had requests asking if I can create a collage of all pets in one single etching. There are two options for a collage:
1. (on R) multiple separate etchings that you can frame together in a multi-opening mat (puppy Bailey and adult Bailey)
2. (on L) multiple etched plates pressed TOGETHER onto one fine art paper (three kitties below). Custom-Pet-Art-Collage-Examples
How long does it take to get one of these pet etchings shipped?
From the moment I receive your images, it takes around 1 – 2 weeks to start the handmade process, finish your custom pet art, and ship to your doorstep in the U.S. (For international orders, please plan for an additional 2 weeks + for shipping. You can purchase expedited shipping if needed. Watch the quick video on how these custom pet art etchings are made to see how truly handmade they are.
Will my artwork be wrapped and can I ship directly to the person I am gifting it to?
Yes! It looks like the picture below, wrapped to delight! Complimentary holiday wrapping can be added if you request it (no extra charge). Fine art etchings are matted in standard-sized creme-colored double mats (ready for your frame SML etching + mat = 8×10, MED = 11×14, LRG = 12×16). Each etching is hand-signed and titled, wrapped along with art card card, tissue paper, gray folder, ribbon and Greyboy Pet Prints tag! There is a place in the shopping cart to enter a different shipping address than your own.
Dog-Art-Etching-in-Packaging   Holding-Pet-Art-Wrapped-in-Ribbon
Can I mail you a greeting card to include with the etching I am gifting?
Yes! Simply mail your greeting card to me at Greyboy Pet Prints PO Box 2992 Chino Hills CA 91709. Please tell me in the notes section of your etching order that a card is coming. Another option is to add one of our cards for $5 (holiday or sympathy card – found in the cart). There will be a place to note what you’d like me to hand write in the card.


Can I really add my pet's ashes to an etching? How does that work?
Yes, I can add a tiny bit of your passed pet’s ashes into the ink of an etching. When checking out, add the “ashes kit” to your cart and I will mail you a kit which has everything you need to collect an itty bitty portion of ash to ship to me. The kit is as pictured below.


Can I order a second print of the same image? How much does that cost?
Can I order a second print of the same image? How much does that cost?
Yes, you may! Keep one, gift one! We can make multiple etching prints off of the metal plate we etched your image to. A duplicate print is half the price (ex. a duplicate medium etching would be $299 divided by 2 = $149.50 + tax). (Please see sizes and prices above to configure other sizes.) Do note that each print impressed from the plate is not a true “duplicate.” Since this is a handmade process, each etching print is unique. The print will look the same overall, but may vary a tiny bit on darkness, lightness, etc. They all come out beautiful and unique, which is the loveliness of the etching process!
Can you add color to an etching?
Yes! I can hand color the completed etching, as shown below in the before and after examples. The client requested I add the Lakers colors to the hat. Something small like this (color on a hat) does not incur an extra fee.
How do I order a pet portrait etching?
Simply go HERE to choose your size, make your payment, and send over some snapshots. Once I see your images, I’ll suggest which image is best for your custom pet art etching. It’s best to send over the original image (without filters). If you simply want some direction first on the image, go ahead and email me directly through the contact page. If you don’t have an image for the etching you’d like to gift, you may order a beautifully wrapped gift certificate so the recipient of your gift can choose the image themselves. Simply contact me to order this.

Here are some before and after examples so you can imagine how yours might look!

DOG ETCHING with hand coloring:
(Given as a gift.) “He loved it. Thank you so much for creating such precious memories that will last forever!” – Bryan


CAT ART cropped and transformed:
“The artwork of our sweet Beto captures his specialness. It has been so difficult, but this made it better.” – Mary


CUSTOM DOG ART from an iphone snapshot:
“Thank you! I can’t believe it was at one time a cell phone picture!” – Linda


CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT from client’s snapshot:
“He was really a man’s dog and very special to my husband. I wanted to give him the etching as a Father’s Day gift. Made me tear up when I opened it and saw it. You see, Jake would have been 16 tomorrow so the arrival was bittersweet for me. It’s beautiful and will be a treasured memory for many years. Thank you!!” – Lora



CAT ART created from an iphone shot:
“I could imagine what the etching of my furry family would be, but when I opened that package and saw the results of Mandi’s work I was simply astounded and delighted. Way more than I had anticipated! That etching will be in a place where I can gaze at it every night.” – Meta


CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT from client’s snapshot:
“WHAT A GREAT DECISION!!! I absolutely LOVE this etching!!! Everyone who sees it loves it as well.  If you are on the fence as to whether or not to splurge on this, I urge you to do so.  You will NOT be disappointed! Thank you, Mandi, for giving me an amazing etching of Max that I will cherish long after he is gone.” – Michelle


Greyboy Pet Prints is happy to create YOUR unique artwork to enjoy and remember your favorite companion for decades to come! Order yours HERE.