From the start, you’ll need to decide what you want your portrait to look like.
The first step is to find the right pet.
Some animals are easy to find: there are plenty of cute poodles in the UK and the American Indian, the Tasmanian devil and the bulldog.
Others are harder to find and are more expensive: the greyhound, for example, can be hard to find at a good price.
Here’s how to pick the right animal to photograph for your pet portrait.