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Petsies Pip

Petsies custom stuffed animals are almost as much fun as the real thing

Look familiar? Long time friends and followers will recognize Pip, my heart dog and co-founder of the blog.

I was recently contacted by Petsies, a company who makes custom stuffed animals to look like your pet. They kindly offered to make one of Ruby, but I decided to go with Pip instead. I sent them a few pictures and about four weeks later Petsies Pip arrived at my door.

Petsies Custom Stuffed Animals Almost Like The Real Thing

As you can see the resemblance is uncanny! The Petsies team of designers captured every detail just right. His deep brown eyes are buried under fur just like the real Pip’s eyes. His markings, the consistency of his fur, and even the shape of his feet are spot on. Petsies Pip is a little bigger than the real Pip – but Pip had a big personality so I’m totally OK with that! Sometimes when I pass a room and see Petsies Pip sitting on a chair, I do a serious double take.

Each Petsies is hand-stitched and crafted by a team of amazing seamstresses and designers, using airbrushing techniques to perfectly capture your pet’s likeness and essence. The process takes awhile, but the result is so worth it and the attention to detail is incredible. Ordering is super simple  – just send them a picture and answer a few questions online. Once a week, the Petsies team will send you an email with a status update on your order.

I know it sounds crazy but it is strangely comforting to see Petsies Pip sitting on the couch or on our bed or curled up with Ruby.  If you or someone you know have recently (or not so recently as in our case) lost a much loved friend, I would encourage you to give Petsies a try. They make a perfect gift to celebrate your best friend or remember a lost love.

Disclaimer: I was provided with Petsies Pip in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share product information that would be helpful or relevant to my readers.


  1. Julie
    June 7, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Awww, doesn't Petsie Pip look cute!Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  2. Yamini MacLean
    June 7, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Hari OMOh my word, I think this is a fabulous idea! YAM xx

  3. The Menagerie Mom
    June 7, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Oh my goodness, what an amazing job they did on your Pip. I thought I was looking at a picture of your very Pip for a second. This is such a wonderful tribute and memorial piece to have. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  4. Marg
    June 7, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Oh that is so great. They did a great job on making a Pip. We do miss that boy. What a fun thing to have. Have a great day.

  5. Molly the AireGirl
    June 7, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Wow – a mini-angel Pip! They did an incredible job!

  6. Edie ThePug
    June 7, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    The resemblance is uncanny, I had to do a double take. What a wonderful way to keep Pip in your memory and close to you.

  7. Mark Muller
    June 7, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    that is the sweetest idea ever to have a petsie what looks totally like you!!!

  8. Amy Hempe
    June 7, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I have to admit I've thought about doing this, particularly since I have goofy looking mutts whose likenesses will not be found in standard stuffed animal shops.

  9. Sonja Lishchynski
    June 7, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    I may do this for when I do readings at kids schools since they never allow me to bring Montecristo. Would allow the kids to "meet him".

  10. Heather Wallace
    June 7, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I was really excited to hear about this company. My friend and guest post writer, Amy, just lost her beloved beagle. I recommended Petsies to her to aid her through her grief. I don't know who is cuter- Petsie Pip or real Pip!

  11. Lola The Rescued Cat
    June 7, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Petsie Pip is just adorable. I'm so glad he's bringing you happiness. I definitely want to look into a petsie for my girls.

  12. Oz theTerrier
    June 7, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Oh wow! That Petsies Pip is spot on perfect!

  13. Kinley Westie
    June 7, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    How cute!

  14. Two French Bulldogs
    June 7, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    We love it!!Lily & Edward

  15. The Swiss Cats
    June 7, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    They did an amazing job with your sweet Pip ! Purrs

  16. Mama and da DB Boyz
    June 7, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    How perfect!!! What a wonderful rendition of Pip!!

  17. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    June 7, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Now that is a fabulous memorial to Pip!

  18. M Dawson
    June 7, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    This is such a goreous tribute – I am sure you are delighted that you have Pip back in a a small quiet way. He looks better than the cuddle clone of Bionic Basil, that looked so wrong even after a 'remake'!!

  19. da tabbies o trout towne
    June 7, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    pip….yur petsie doez look prette awesum…..hay, wanna meet over at biscuitz N grazz for sum lunch !!! ♥♥♥ dude, sauce N boomer ~~~ ♥♥♥

  20. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    June 7, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Petsies Pip is almost as beautiful as the real Pip, but still amazingly handsome. Mom says she would love to have one made too, but then she thought about it and said she would have to get one for each of our four Angels:)Woos – Lightning and Misty

  21. Tenacious Little Terrier
    June 7, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Is Petsies Pip the realistic one? How does Ruby feel about him?

  22. Jana Rade
    June 7, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Wow, that is some serious likeness! I think Cookie would be quite upset if I happened to feed the "decoy" by accident 🙂

  23. Beth Patterson
    June 7, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    The Petsie version of Pip is very cute! I can see why he would be comforting to you.

  24. Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady
    June 8, 2017 / 12:05 am

    It is great.

  25. Brian
    June 8, 2017 / 12:31 am

    WOW! That is indeed uncanny and all Pip!

  26. The Island Cats
    June 8, 2017 / 1:38 am

    That looks so much like Pip…amazing!

  27. Sweet Purrfections
    June 8, 2017 / 1:57 am

    I've seen a few companies that are making look-alike stuffies and I love them. I would love to have one of each of the girls, but they tend to be a little expensive. I love the "stuffed" Pip.

  28. Kamira G
    June 8, 2017 / 3:01 am

    Oh I love Petsies mission. I have this on my wish list to buy as they are pricey but look like they are totally worth it. The dog recreations are very nicely detailed. I love that having a stuffed Petsies takes the morbidity out of petloss.

  29. FiveSibesMom
    June 8, 2017 / 3:08 am

    Oh, wow…that is so awesome. It's so nice to see sweet Pip's face again! It is a nice way to remember a beloved pet. I'd love to gt one of Gibson one day. Thank you for sharing! And hello, beautiful Ruby!

  30. Jackie Bouchard
    June 8, 2017 / 3:32 am

    That's so cool! What a great remembrance of your Pip.

  31. Idaho PugRanch
    June 8, 2017 / 3:33 am

    OMD!! that is pawsome!! love it!hugsMr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  32. Ruby
    June 8, 2017 / 3:42 am

    OMD, that is so adorables!!!!! What a good idea! I'm gonna go check it out….HEY RUBY!!!! It's RUBY! BOL! (no, I am never gonna stop doin' that….hehehe)You are lookin' FABulous gurl!Kisses,Ruby ♥

  33. Emma
    June 8, 2017 / 10:57 am

    How adorable! We would love one since we are a rare breed, we never find anything like us. Lucky you!

  34. Madi and Mom
    June 8, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Kristin I agree with your decision to go with Pip's likeness.It is so beautiful and looks just like Pip when he was full of gumption and sashaying around blogville.Hugs Cecilia and Madi

  35. McGuffy Ann Morris
    June 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This is amazing. I love this. Hugs.

  36. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
    June 8, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    That is fantastic. Thank you for letting us know about this great site.

  37. Caren Gittleman
    June 8, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    so incredibly darling! They do amazing work! DakotasDen

  38. Jan K
    June 10, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I absolutely love these things, but I don't think I can afford to get one for every animal I have, which is exactly what I'd want (past and present!). 🙂

  39. Three Chatty Cats
    June 13, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Aww, Petsies Pip looks great!

  40. Groovy Goldendoodles
    June 15, 2017 / 2:19 am

    That's life-like for sure.

  41. Cathy Armato
    June 28, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Wow, this is incredibly well done! I thought that first photo was the real Pip! It really is a good idea to create a cherished memory, honestly even while you still have your precious Pet. I'm glad you have this beautiful little Pip".Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  42. Monika
    September 26, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    This is so cool! I feel silly, when I saw the featured photo I thought it was a real dog :')

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