Personalized Dog Poem & Portrait

"Hounds in Verse" is a bespoke illustrated poem about your dog

Personalised Dog Poem Pet Portrait by The Enlightened Hound
  • Bespoke Dog Poem Pet Portrait by The Enlightened Hound
  • Personalised illustrated dog poem tribute by Debbie Kendall
  • Rescue dog pet portrait illustration and poem by The Enlightened Hound

The “Hounds in Verse” poetic dog portraits celebrate the unique personal relationship we have with our dogs.

Each poem is written in rhyming couplets and is a whimsical, perceptive and heartfelt portrait of your dog and a truly unique expression of your relationship with them. It is an amusing and endearing celebration of your life together, that will make you smile, warm your heart and will be treasured for a lifetime.

Each one is completely bespoke, created from the specific and unique stories that each dog owner shares with me. A pen & ink drawing of your dog is part of the design.

For dogs that are no longer with us, the poem is a poignant tribute and an original way to remember the precious time spent together.

Each poem is individually hand lettered and illustrated in ink on Japanese Hosho paper.

Our beautiful verse captured the very essence of our handsome, happy and loyal friend and is an ever lasting reminder of how he impacted our life in the best possible way. It has pride of place so all our visitors can share our memories of our wonderful dog.
Nicky (UK)
Just wanted to let you know that the verse arrived this morning, beautifully packed and when we opened it, we just loved it, it’s a stunning piece if art.
Robert (UK)
The portrait you created for my sister was so unique and personal. You have an amazing talent for capturing the character of the dog (both good and naughty traits!). We all loved it.
Katherine (UK)

Unframed Bespoke Hounds in Verse Portrait


Framed Bespoke Hounds in Verse Portrait



I make my frames out of reclaimed wood and each frame has its own pattern of knots, grain, dinks, scratches, nail holes, rusty staples, wonky edges and aged patina.

The illustrated poem is recessed and float mounted on a black background. It comes ready to hang and is fitted with crystal clear acrylic glass.

Framed poems can only be shipped to UK addresses due to cost and risk of breakage.