During the COVID-19 quarantine, we need to maintain our sense of humor while continuing to do what we do – care for animals. With this in mind, we announce our Primitive Pet Portraits FUNdraiser. This ridiculous but fun idea is to bring you a bit of laughter during this challenging time as well as to help us raise critically needed funds for our animals.

Want a portrait of your pet? And do you not care if it is really good or really bad? Well, you’re in luck! If you donate $20, we’ll draw a primitive portrait of your pet. We have dedicated volunteers of all ages and varying artistic talent eager to turn your pets into a timeless work of art — or at least make you laugh. (Some can’t draw their way out of a paper bag!) Your pet photograph and artist portrait will be posted side-by-side on our Facebook page!

A shout out to Wisconsin Humane Society for their help to us and BARC, Baltimore for this very original idea. It’s great to see the animal rescues across the country collaborating.


Pet photographs will be accepted Wednesday April 22, 2020 @ 6pm through Sunday April 26 @ 6pm – no more than 2 pets per photographs

WISE volunteer artists – all ages and abilities – will draw your pets using a variety of mediums (crayon, marker, charcoal, pastels, etc)

Many of the photographs alongside the portrait will be posted on our facebook page

Sunday May 3rd we will begin sending finished artwork by email

Everything will be done virtually and the original art work will be retained by Wise Animal Rescue.  To purchase your original artwork send us an email within 30 days to wiseanimalrescuepetart@gmail.com for details

Send email to wiseanimalrescuepetart@gmail.com and submit donation of $20


  • Picture of pet
  • Pet Parent Name
  • Pet name(s)
  • Type of pet(s)
  • Brief description

Susan Smith, Duke and Smokey, black labrador and gray cat
Mike Miller, Fluffy, white rabbit on couch
Joe Jones, Senor Azul, blue parakeet
Barbara Brown, Buster, dwarf brown and white hamster
Danielle David, Nemo, orange and white clownfish in tank

Donations can be made the following ways:

  • Paypal – wiseanimalrescue@gmail.com
  • Venmo – @Wise-AnimalRescue
  • Click link below

**Be sure to include Primitive Pet Portraits in comments section of donation!**