What is the One-Of-A-Kind Pet Portrait event?

It’s time to put some more “fun” back in fundraising… if you donate $25 to the animals at Humane Society of Hobart, we’ll draw your pet. The catch? We’re a whole lot better at caring for animals than we are at drawing them. We have a pool of staff and volunteers standing by, eager to turn your animal into a timeless work of art (or at least make you laugh). You *might* get one of our extremely talented artists, but we’ll be honest… you'll probably get one of us who haven't drawn since 8th grade. HSH takes in over 2,300+ animals every year and we rely on donations to make that work possible, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun while we raise those funds!

How do I get a drawing of my pet?

  1. Send HSH your photo through Facebook or to events@hshobart.org.

  2. Make your $25 payment through Facebook or HERE via Paypal.

  3. We will return the results digitally to you as soon as our "artists" finish.

  4. You can pick up the original from the artist at the shelter, or have it mailed to you.

Visit our special fundraising Facebook page. Simply click the Donate button on Facebook and submit $25 per photo (maximum of two pets per photo). Once you’ve paid, comment below the post with the photo of your pet and their name(s). Our team will then work their magic and reply with a picture of your homemade masterpiece as soon as we can. Finished products can be picked up at the shelter or mailed to you. Email events@hshobart with any questions.

There’s no limit to how many drawings you can purchase; the more donations we receive, the more we can support animals in our community! Of course, if you feel compelled to give more than asked, we’d be so grateful for your generosity. Our supporters are truly the best!

Shoutout to BARCS Animal Shelter and the Wisconsin Humane Society for their inspiration and dedication to pets in need ❤

Calling all artists for 2021!

If you would like to be one of our 2021 artists, please email events@hshobart.org for more information. More information coming soon!

Artists' Guidelines:

  1. You will get an email from events@hshobart.org with a photo to begin working on. Please respond to this email with “Received” so we know you got the email.

  2. Please do artwork on 8 ½ x 11 paper.

  3. Please write the name of the person or animal’s name in pencil on the back of the artwork so it will be easy to keep track of when we give the original to the owner at a later date.

  4. You can use the medium of your choosing- pencil, pen and ink, digital, watercolor, acrylic, oil or chalk pastels, charcoal, etc.

  5. Try to do your best, but it does not have to be perfect. We want these to look decent, but if we get a lot of entries we will also want to turn them around as quickly as possible.

  6. Please try to get finished portraits back no later than 3 days of receiving the photo, as donors are anxious to get their portrait and we have other photos waiting to be made into portraits.

  7. Once complete, take a photo of the front and back of the artwork and send it to events@hshobart.org so that we can post a side-by-side with the original photo on the Facebook Fundraiser page and our website.

  8. Originals need to be given to the Humane Society of Hobart by the end of the event so they can be given to the pet owner if they request it.

  9. Student artists can earn Service Hours for school, clubs or organizations, so please keep track of your time and we are happy to sign off on your service hours as long as you follow these guidelines.

  10. Your name will be listed as the artist on our FB post and the website. If you go by a different name for your artwork or you would like to remain anonymous, please let us know.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your talents to help our animals!!

2021 One-of-a-Kind Pet Portraits

"Fiona"

Photo from Johanna Nimeth

Artist: Giovanna Esquivel

"Rex"

Photo from Kimberly Brooke

Artist: Sarah Woodnorth

"Gigi"

Photo from Vanessa Miller

Artist: Joanna Dornick

"Sammy"

Photo from Michelle Laninga

Artist: Elizabeth Cordoba

"Gigi"

Photo from Kimberly Mihail

Artist: Patricia Riley-Churilla

"Einstein and Eleanor"

Photo from Courtney Mockler

Artist: Givi Cardona

"Buddy"

Photo from Cindy Fenick

Artist: Pamela Doll

"Murphy and Meeka"

Photo from Jennifer Goings

Artist: Joanna Dornick

"Ollie"

Photo from Angela Hassan

Artist: Giovanna Esquivel

"Olive"

Photo from Donna Beifuss

Artist: Elizabeth Cordoba

"Violet"

Photo from Jessica Westerfield

Artist: Gena Webber

"Frederick"

Photo from Kristen Marie

Anonymous Artist

"Brutus"

Photo from Angela Hassen

Artist: Eric Van DeMark

"Charlie"

Photo from Ashley Plant

Artist: Issak Houghtaling (age 11)

"Duck"

Photo from Ashley Plant

Artist: Josie Hunt

"Mona"

Photo from Christina Maranto

Artist: Eric Van DeMark

"Mia"

Photo from Cindy Fenik

Artist: Shaylen Hoover

"Fredrick"

Photo by Kristen Marie

Artist: Pamela Doll

"Mimosa, Eggs Benedict, and Bacon"

Photo by Amy Lynn

Artist: Sarah Woodnorth

"Theo"

Photo by Lauren Pucher

Artist: Laura Clemons

"Minnie"

Photo by Amanda Hargrove

Artist: Laura Clemons

"Minnie"

Photo by Cherry Jacobs Taylor

Artist: Julian Castillo

"Clyde"

Photo by Ashley Plant

Artist: Julian Castillo

"Cabo"

Photo by Linz Gee

Artist: Pamela Doll

"Irie"

Photo by Caris Cardona

Artist: Kim Vander Vinn

"Mazy"

Photo by Sarah Regina

Artist: Josie Hunt

"Peaches"

Photo by Jamie Lee

Artist Anonymous

"Bart"

Photo by Steve Gualandi

Artist: Joanna Dornick.

"Teddy"

Photo by Stephanie Anderson

Artist: Nina Weeks (age 9)

"Paulie & Sara"

Photo by Angela Hassen

Artist: Heather Kapica

"Theo"

Photo from Krista Moore

Artist: Kim Vander Vinn

"Charlie Brown" Photo by Jamie Brown

Artist: Lauren Mayden

"Bucket Boy" - Cherry Jacobs Taylor

Artist: Sarah Woodnorth

"Maximus"

Photo by Tammy Holzman

Artist: Josie Hunt

"Tallulah"

Shannin Rowe

Artist: Nancy Petruska

"Scooter"

Photo by Ana Lukovic-Miller

Artist: Eric Van DeMark

"Molly"

Photo by Kelly Hankins

Artist: Anonymous

"Duke"

Photo by Dianna De St Jean

Artist: Givi Cardona

2020 One-of-a-Kind Pet Portraits

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