Four ways to take your pet’s likeness with you when you can’t take your pet

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There are a number of businesses devoted to helping us display our love of pets or create a great gift for the pet lover in your life in a variety of ways.

Below, we highlight four of our favorites:

1) Floral phone case:

Italian brand, Zacchissimi, has created a new custom collection that can be adorned with hand paintings of a photo of your pet. For about $40, you can get a hand painted picture of your pet on a phone case.

Other pieces include casual shoes and espadrilles, pillows, luggage covers, tote bags, socks and backpacks. So, even if you can’t bring your actual pet somewhere, you can still have the comfort of their fuzzy face on one or more items.

For more, check out the video below:

2) Lifelike recreations:
Some companies are now offering 3D printing of models of pets.

GravityB, a Calgary-based studio, for example, creates figurines from images captured in a scanning booth called “The Coppy Machine.” The machine was actually inspired in part by a dog named Coppy (Copernicus), who was the model for the company’s first successful 3D print. Copernicus has, sadly, since passed away, but, as part of Coppy’s posthumous legacy, figurines are called “Coppies.”

Coppy (Copernicus). Used with permission from website.

Dogs and cat Coppies start at $150. Coppies of people (including families) can be created too, as can figurines of a person with their pet.

3D view of dog Coppy or figurine from GravityB. Photo used with permission from website.
Sample of dog with lifelike 3d figurine. Photo used with permission from website.

The capture process can be seen in this video from GravityB’s website:

Other companies, such as PetPrints3D, will do 3D printing from photos of pets supplied by a pet owner.

3) Pet keychain:

For about $25, you can get any pic, including a pic of your dog or you and your dog together in this keychain, which is something few people are bound to leave the house without. So, even when your dog isn’t along for the ride, you can still see his or her sweet face. For more, click here.


4) Necklace:

For about $24, you can get this Personalized Animal Portrait Necklace, available in Gold Plated, Silver Plated, or Rose Gold Plated. For more, click here.


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