Paint Your Pet!

Next class: Check back Fall 2018!

For the first time, Scratch and Sniff Canine Services is hosting a Paint Your Pet workshop with the fabulous and versatile artist, Shannon Darch!

Spend an afternoon with other dog-lovers (and cat-lovers, and hamster-lovers, and fish-lovers…), painting a portrait of the animal you love most – your pet!

No artistic skill is required. Just send in a digital photo of your pet, and Shannon will be hard at work to create a beautiful sketch for you to complete in the workshop with the paints and tools provided.

Shannon will coach you in technique and other artistic decisions as you complete the painting.

Your choice of a cartoon-style, or a realistic rendering of your pet. See the gallery below for examples!


Shannon has been a professional artist, cartoonist, illustrator for over 25 years. She has created dog caricatures and portraits for clients across North America and a few in Europe. Shannon has done artistic work for some large dog companies like, Iams, Purina, Dogs in Canada, Superdogs, etc. as well as illustrating several children’s books. The Holly the Deaf Dalmatian series, The Davy Rule, and a few others.

Shannon started Paint Parties a year ago as a charity fundraiser and they’ve taken off! In her ‘other life’, Shannon is a dog trainer and works at a training school in Burlington, and performs with her dogs in WoofJocks Canine All-Stars.

Check out more of Shannon’s work and participant’s finished paintings through her Facebook Page and the gallery below! Registration at the bottom of the page.

Registration Info

You’ll be provided with a custom sketch of your pet, paint and supplies, artistic instruction and snacks.

This is a “people-only” event, thanks for leaving your pets at home! There will be snacks and refreshments provided. Refunds are not available for this event, double check your schedule prior to registration!

  1. Complete registration below and review your confirmation email
  2. Send a digital photo of your pet to the office at the absolute latest.
    • Photos should be in focus, well-lit and close-up. This is the image you’ll be painting!
    • For a cartoon painting: Send a clear head shot and full body profile
    • For a realistic painting: Send a clear, close up head shot.

Next class: Check back Fall 2018!