Submissions for Badly Drawn Pets are now closed
We are no longer accepting submissions for Badly Drawn Pets. If you have already submitted a photo of your pet, you will receive your pet 'paw-trait' via email by 23 December.
For more information, please read the FAQs below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badly Drawn Pets provides a unique pawtrait of your pet help care for Scotland’s animals, but there’s a catch. The ‘artists’ are staff and volunteers of the Scottish SPCA who are a whole lot better at caring for animals than they are at drawing them.
For that reason, we are using the term ‘artist’ fairly loosely but our artists will do their very best to draw your pet in as much likeness as they can.
So while your dachshund might end up looking more sausage than dog, the money donated will help care for animals across Scotland and we’ll hopefully put a smile on your face too.
And just remember if your pet pawtrait doesn’t quite resemble your pet, it was drawn with love, and we really did try! Like we say, pets are braw, but hard to draw.
Frequently Asked Questions
How your support helps
Timid Ash the Border collie was rescued, with her puppies, from under a shed. Ash and her litter were taken to the our Caithness and Sutherland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
Ash was a failed sheep dog adopted by a family who found her online. When Ash was dropped off at the house of her new owners, she was terrified. Ash darted off in to the garden and hid under the shed. She only left her hiding place to eat or toilet, and the next thing her family knew there was puppies under the shed.
Overwhelmed, the owners called our animal helpline and we took Ash and her puppies to our centre near Thurso. Ash was highly strung and petrified of everyone. With bags of patience and lots of encouragement, Ash gradually began to eat ham from the hands of the animal care assistants. Eventually, Ash would let people she knew gently stroke her head.
Ash was then fostered by one of the Society’s animal care assistants, Stephanie until she was ready to go to be rehomed. Ash had never been in a house before so everything was new to her. She was wary of everything to begin with from the carpet and shelves on the walls to the sofa and the TV, but gradually became much more settled.
Your support enables us to give animals like Ash and her pups care and love. Without it, we would not be able to spend hours with Ash, improving her confidence, building her trust, and preparing her to spend her years in a loving family.