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Painting dogs!

Updated on August 3, 2014

Dogs can paint!

Yep that's right, dogs can paint. I did! See that painting on the left? I did that the day before my first Gotcha Day in September 2005.

And there are other dogs that paint - like Tillamook Cheddar, who's paintings fetch thousands of dollars. And the amazing Shore Service Dogs who paint for charity!

We all may have different techniques - from using our paws,

to a paintbrush, or just our claws - but the results are beautiful! Your pup can paint up a storm too. Read more and learn how!

This lens was featured on the Giant Squid Community Showcase!

The most famous Pawblo Picasso!

Tillamook Cheddar is probably the most famous painting dog on the planet. Her works of art have fetched thousands of dollars, and been shown in galleries all over the World.

Tillie, a Jack Russell terrier and abstract expressionist, is an unusual artist who enjoys chasing squirrels outdoors in Brooklyn, where she lives with her assistant, Bowman Hastie.

Read more about Tillie, her accomplishments, life, and how she got started! And be sure and stop by her website, and read more about her on Wikipedia!

This painting (above), entitled "Sunny Day Flesh Wound," is just one of the many paintings Tillie has done since 1999 when she first began painting.

See Tillie in action!

My friends and I love to paint!

At my first Gotcha Day in 2005, I had a huge dog party; with all my friends and family.

We played games, painted, had amazing treats, goodie bags for humans and pups - it was one of the best days of my life!

One of the games we played was dog painting! And my friends and I had a blast. Dog painting is a great activity you can do with your pup, inside or out, or have as a game at your next pawty!

Mozart paints for a cause!

This is Mozart Dane, the Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Spokesdog against puppy mills, pet stores, and homeless dogs. Mozart has dedicated his life to this cause and in doing so creates art by painting with his paws to raise money for his charity.

Painting also helps him overcome his pain of his early days in a puppy mill and also helps with bringing awareness to his causes.

Here is just one of Mozart's many paintings, entittled "Daf-Mo-dils."

See his other work, it's fantastic!

Be sure and visit my website!

Be sure and visit my website - - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!

We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog!

Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!

And the best part is that we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelter!

Shore Service Dogs paint to raise funds!

The mission of Shore Service Dogs, Inc., is to aid those affected with disabilities and/or their caregivers to gain greater mobility, independence, and peace of mind through a partnership with their custom trained Service Dogs.

To help out their cause, these Doggie Da Vincis have developed an exclusive and world famous line of PAWtographed products all with original works of art done by Shore Service Dogs painters!

Be sure and stop by their website to see their pups in action, and shop for some amazing art - on bandannas, notecards and full size art!

Watch Sammy from Shore Service Dogs paint his very first painting!

Art-Casso Paint Kit for Dogs!

Art-Casso Paint Kit for Dogs

Finally, the world's first NO MESS, NON-TOXIC paint kit for dogs and cats. It's fun, creative, stimulating and a hit at pet parties. It works for all dog breeds and cat breeds, from puppies to kittens, from pugs to pound puppies and calicos to persians. What a fun and unique pet gift!

It doesn't matter if you have an agility dog or a lazy dog. Your pet can be the next Pup-Casso or Kitty-Casso.

It's a pet gift sure to please you or the pet lover in your life. It's not your typical dog art. It's an interactive dog game and a great pet exercise.

It's a pet gift that will make a one of a kind masterpiece for you or the pet lover in your life. You can also turn your pet's artwork into personalized gifts for you and your pet to wear and share. This unique gift is just good clean fun! And remember, when your pet has finished creating their "masterpiece", it will be show time...not bath time!

Unleash your best friend's inner Art-Casso!

Kit includes:

-Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint

-Art Paper

-Paw Protectors

-Picture Frame

-Surprise Gift (for your pet, not you!)

Try these dog paint recipes!

They are safe for your pups.

Painting with ingredients around your home!

Materials Needed:

* 2 cups flour

* 2 teaspoons salt

* 2 1/2 cups cold water

* 2 cups boiling water

* Food Coloring


Mix the 2 cups of flour with the 2 teaspoons of salt. Add the 2 1/2 cups of cold water; stir until smooth. Gradually add this mixture to the 2 cups of boiling water. Boil until the mixture becomes smooth and thick. Add the food coloring until you get the desired color.

Painting with Yogurt!

Materials Needed:

* Plain Yogurt

* Food Coloring


Simple and it is also edible! Just mix the food coloring in with the yogurt until you get the desired color and paint away! This fun, finger paint can be stored in the fridge and has a nice shine once dry.

Service Dogs of Virginia paint for charity, too!

Give me some woofs!

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      5 years ago

      I like your lens. This is a fun way to have bonding moments with your dog. :) I also enjoyed watching the videos. Nice lens! :)

    • sharppencil profile image


      5 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens. I knew about Tillie the scratch painter but I didn't know about the other dog artists. Happy painting Johann!

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      6 years ago

      @JohannDog: Yea me also what a great idea happy to help got a link or email at

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      6 years ago

      What a great idea for a fund raisers to the shelters.

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      Johann The Dog 

      6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      @anonymous: Hi Angel, our best recommendation would be to email the dog painters we've listed through their websites or organizations. Could be a good start! Ie'd be happy to list my painting, but I'm not a professional :).

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      6 years ago

      Hi,I'm a Champion Boston Terrier Service Dog named Angel. I painted a beautiful acrylic entitled 'Floral in a Blue Vase'. I'd like to get canine and feline paiters together with their art online can anyone help me?

    • gengonow profile image


      6 years ago

      Cute lens!

    • SheilaSchnauzies profile image


      6 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Blessed by a Squid Angel today! Fabulous lens!! Woo-Roo!!

    • AmyTK9 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      creative art! nice lense!

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      serenity4me lm 

      7 years ago

      I thought I'd seen everything. Nice!

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      chrissuard lm 

      7 years ago

      What a wonderful lens, Blessed!

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      8 years ago

      Love this! Blessed by an angel!

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      kathypi lm 

      10 years ago

      love it, you've inspired us to get our puppies painting, thank you, caylee and kathy

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      10 years ago

      My dog and I do collaborative work - she "paints" the windows with her nose (and uses her tongue for accents sometimes), then I photograph her expressionistic strokes and have a blast with them in photoshop. The colors are bright and the work is joyful! "PiCassieO" is our team name (her name is Cassie). Our blog is at:

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      Zen Automat 

      10 years ago from New Hampshire

      OMG! who knew? 5* and a blessing from an Angel.

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      10 years ago

      Arf, I've got ya figured out -- when I saw 'painting dogs' I paused for a moment and thought hmmm, what color are ya gonna paint THAT dog. Then I realized it meant that dogs CAN paint. This would be a great fundraiser for celebrities with dogs that CAN paint!

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      10 years ago

      WOOF WOOF, what a great lens! - Kathy

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      This great lens is one of today's features at the Giant Squid community Showcase!


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