Pet Portrait on a Rock by NZ Artist

Pet Portraits on Rocks

Immortalize your pet in stone!

Provide me with photos of your cat or dog and I will paint a lifelike rendition of your pet on a rock, in finest detail.  A unique piece of art to treasure and the perfect way to remember a cherished pet.

Shipping available throughout New Zealand and to most countries overseas.


What's special about a stone portrait?

One of the unique things about a stone painting of your pet is that unlike traditional wall art, you can hold it in your hands, keep it on a favourite cabinet or shelf, or by your bed, on your desk for company while you work - even take it with you when you travel!

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  • Dog Portrait Stone - Pet Loss Memorial Gifts NZ
  • Dog Portrait - Pet Memorial Painting

It's also a lovely keepsake to treasure in memory of an animal which has passed away.  Many of my painted stones are commissioned as a special memorial item to keep with a pet's urn.

The Commission Process

♥︎  Purchase: Make your purchase from my Pet Portrait Page to secure your order.

♥︎  Photos: Email me photos of your pet - see the order page for photo guidelines.

♥︎  Timeframe: The painting will be completed within 2-3 weeks.

♥︎  Approval: A photo of the finished artwork will be emailed to you for approval before posting.  I can make alterations if requested.

♥︎  Shipping: Your pet portrait will be posted to you, online tracking available.  Delivery Info

Pet Memorial Gifts

A custom pet painting makes a special personalised gift for yourself or a loved one who has lost a furry family member.  Our animal friends give us so much love and companionship, and leave a big hole in our lives when they go.  A pet portrait is the perfect tribute to them and a beautiful reminder of happy times with a beloved cat or dog.

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  • Cat Memorial Gift - Personalized Pet Loss Art
  • Packaging

    Each pet rock comes packaged in it's own box, with rustic twine and label, suitable for gift giving.

  • Pet Remembrance Gift - Wrapping Service

    Gift Options

    If your order is to be a gift, I can send it to the recipient's address if required.  Gift wrapping with your own message hand-written in the card can be added to your order.

  • Vouchers for Pet Portraits


    I also have gift certificates available - the perfect option for those times when you need a last minute gift or you don't have access to photos of the person's pet.

Pet Portrait FAQs

Do you have a waiting list?

I work on a 'first in, first served' basis: purchase your pet portrait to secure your order. See below for current timeframe.

How long will it take to paint my pet portrait?

Current timeframe from date of purchase is 2-3 weeks.

Once finished I'll email you a photo for approval before posting it out to you.  See the Delivery Info page for shipping estimates for your country.

If you have a certain date you need it by for a gift and are not sure if you'll receive it in time, please get in touch before ordering and I'll do my best to fit you in if possible.

What kind of photos do you require and how do I send them to you?

See the portrait order page for photo guidelines.

To send me the photos, please email them to

How much does it cost?

Pricing varies depending on stone size: See the portrait page for current prices.

Can I request alterations to the finished portrait?

Yes you can. A photo will be emailed to you for approval before posting, and you can let me know if there's anything you'd like changed.  It is important to me that you are 100% happy with your pet portrait.

Can the painted rocks be kept outdoors?

The stones are painted with professional artist acrylics and uv protective and water resistant varnish. I recommend keeping them indoors, as long term exposure to weather may eventually fade or damage the surface.

Do you paint portraits of other types of animals, or just cats and dogs?

Yes, but please contact me before placing your order if your pet is other than a cat or dog as I need to check if I have a suitable stone shape available first.

How will my pet rock or pebble be packaged?

Each stone will come attractively packaged in its own box, with natural twine and label, suitable for gift giving.

You can add gift wrapping to your order which includes a personalised message if you wish.

Parcels will be packed securely for safe shipping.  I use eco friendly and recycled materials whenever possible.

Do you ship internationally?

Shipping is available to most countries overseas. See the Delivery & FAQs page for more info.

Do you paint pet portraits on canvas or paper?

I currently only take orders for portraits on stones and pebbles.

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  • "Sarah made a number of beautiful custom rocks and brooches of my own and my mother and my sister's pets. I gave these to my partner and family at Christmas and they were all absolutely gobsmacked by the artistry and talent and quality of the pieces as well as the specialness and uniqueness of the gifts.

    I couldn't be happier with the outcome and Sarah was amazing to work with from start to finish as well. Amazing!"




  • "Sarah captured Rodneys likeness beautifully. Tears were pouring when we unwrapped his gorgeously presented stone. It felt like we had him with us again.


    Thankyou Sarah for your professionalism and empathy
    towards our much loved boy's memory. "




  • "Sarah @ MousewhiskerStudio is a rare talent. The rock portrait that I commissioned from her was way above and beyond my expectations!

    The fine details in the finished stone really made for an unmistakable image of a beloved pet. And she was such a pleasure to do business with... you will not be disappointed.

    Thanks Sarah!"




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For ready painted rock animals looking for a good home, see my painted stones for sale page.

I also take orders for custom pebble jewellery - fun and quirky wearable versions of your pet!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss options for a custom order please contact me at
I'd love to hear from you and your pets!