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Dustin by CandiceSmithPhoto
Patience and Grace by Unkopierbar
Atreus BW by CandiceSmithPhoto
Crazy Kitty II by CandiceSmithPhoto
Sam by Wolfskuss
Tingeling - Dog Portrait by LudwigSpove
Manson by Zolfyer
Autumn by Sara-Roth
Brother and sister :) by Katrin-Elizabeth
Am I cute? :3 by Katrin-Elizabeth
First snow by Zolfyer
Untitled by urika66
Farbenzwerg marder blau by zwergloh
Just being Harry by Lactucaa
Namaste by arefin03
Up Periscope by charliesmyangel
Dwarf Gourami by thebreat
My fancy guppy by thebreat
fisch. by Blueberryblack
Flying Fish by sG-Photographie
Janka II by SayanKimblee
Something In The Air ... by TheLittleMaja
Dreaming rat by Zluvka
Morticia in a cup by AshitaroAki
Untitled by Sora-Kodo
Hi there! by emmil
Chantecler of my Heart by UnderTheWildMoon
May I go on talking? by plumita1
Farm Animals
Beautiful Soul, Rocky by amberjervier
Buttercup by MistanPhotography
Norwegian Woods by Hestefotograf
Friesian Beauty by Hestefotograf
Reptiles and Amphibians
Correlophus ciliatus by LeslyO
In the red by AngiWallace
Sulcata Tortoise by lost-nomad07
Cooper in flowers pt 4 by PinEyedGirl
Unusual pets
Little explorer by hallanarka
Hipster by mookieandpookie
Into the Wild by Panda-kiddie
You Talkin' to Me? by alexgphoto
Two Worlds Meet by darkcalypso
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STAR CINDY - GIF - EMOTICON 01 by jaycebrasil
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Joining and Submitting

Currently, member requests are automatically accepted. Please be mindful to request to become a MEMBER. We're seeing an increase in people who are accidentally requesting to become a contributor (staff position only). Thank you.

Submission Limit
Currently, submissions for members are on a 1/week basis. Images that are declined still count towards this limit, so please submit only your best work.

Submission Guidelines
Because all photos are reviewed before acceptance, here are some guidelines for what aspects will be looked at - please note that these guidelines are used to distinguish only those images which we feel are of a high quality, as these are the types of images we want to see displayed in our gallery folders:

1) Photography only. No manipulations are accepted, though we do accept minor editing.
2) Photo must contain a pet.
3) Sharpness. No excuse for blurry pictures.
4) Good use of technique.
5) Good amount of facial visibility.
6) Single portraits only. Multiple images in one deviation are not allowed.
7) We will accept close-ups, but not macro shots.

When a photo is rejected, we give a reason for this based on the rules above, UPON REQUEST. Please direct your question in the comment box of your submission, so that we know of which submission you are inquiring.

For a more in-depth discussion of the rules, please check out our "Rules and Guidelines" blog, found here:…
We have just recently created a new folder within the gallery and thought we should announce and explain it via the journal. The new folder is entitled, "Awareness" and is for those photos which bring awareness to pet-related causes. These photos generally break the rules regarding text on the image, but are otherwise group-worthy images. So that we are not declining these group-worthy images, and because it is important to bring awareness to pet-related situations, we feel these should be allowed into the group via their own folder.

The most recent example of this would be the following image
Shell Awareness by prominent-portraits
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GraszlCristina Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! Would you like to be our affiliate :groups:
PhoDOGraphers :iconphodographers: represent deviantART community for dog lovers and rescuers.
LittleMiharuChannel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Thank you! :)
deconvolved Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
PetPortrait Members: Apologies for all the expired submissions. Unfortunately it is no longer practical to maintain this group. The founder abandoned it years ago, the co-founders are long gone, and now there are no longer even enough active contributors to vote in submissions. DA is unable to provide any assistance in reviving the group. So until further noticed, please consider this group abandoned.

Please avoid adding comments so that this notice remains as prominent as possible.
Pixbychris Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks for accepting my request! :)
xlilym Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting me :) 
dascool Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for accepting me into the group!
LoByteSo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Expired submission...after 4 weeks! Thank you and good bye.
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Fern-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Can anyone join?
arusnakphotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks from accepting me! I'm dog lover&photographer from Poland
arusnakphotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you for admission to the group! I'm dog lover&photographer from Poland
LensToTail Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Photographer
Why was my photo declined?

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Hedgehugz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This may sound a stupid question, but are Hedgehog photos submitted to the unusual pets folder or rodents
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Deerylo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Really Hard to get my Photography in!!!!!!!sad 
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional
Anyone around to accept submissions?  :confused: 
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