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Using Canva for DIY Pet Branding and Design For Pet Businesses

Using Canva for DIY Pet Branding and Design For Pet Businesses

Back in the day, if you wanted to be able to DIY when it came to graphic design for your pet business, it was very hard. That is unless you were able to use a professional graphics program.  Or for that matter, had formal training in both design and program. Now, with the innovation of Canva, this has made the DIY capability become a reality.

So, what is Canva you ask? It’s a design and drag-and-drop platform. Giving users the ability to create graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Even better? It’s FREE. Oh-yeah Paw-yeah! Since this application is available online – this means that you don’t have to download a thing. Create a free account, log in and get-in.

In fact, here are 4 awesome Canva DIY design ideas to put in place and market your pet business.



It’s never been easier to connect, engage and advertise your pet business to a worldwide audience. With Canva’s library of pre-made templates, you’ll find an array of selections to chose from. And no matter the social media platform you’ll be able to create socials for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Do you need more in-depth help with getting tailored social media graphics for your pet brand? Come and sniff out our Pet Passport Program. This monthly graphics program offers a ready-made solution for busy petpreneurs. Put the power of a design studio behind your business and let us help you fly with success.

Sniff Pet Biz Design Tip:
To keep these graphics in tune with your brand, make sure to use the same colors as assigned. Not sure what they are or don’t have a specific color palette in mind? Sniff out these pet color palettes for further inspiration.



Business cards are still one of the most memorable and tangible items a pet business can use.

Once in Canva and select the “business card” design type and then select from their library of layouts. Add in your content of choice and pictures and then viola! You now have a fab…er ‘furbulous’ card on hand.

Sniff Pet Biz Design Tip:
Use the front side for your contact info. Use the backside as a client discount or referral coupon. Viola! You now have two-in-one uses.



With several pre-made Canva layouts to select from, you’ll be able to create a poster all your own. This can serve as a great tool for you to advertise your pet-related services. Once done you’ll have the option of saving it as a print-ready file to download and print. Or send in and have Canva print them for you. Super easy. Superbly furry fun.

Sniff Pet Biz Design Tip:
KISS your poster – (Keep It Simple Silly). Keep the poster’s composition simple. These tend to be the most beautiful and memorable. Only use content that is essential. And create an elegant and sophisticated piece to help you stand out from the pack. 



Lead magnets are one of the best ways to grow your email list or for garnering more traffic to your web site or pet blog. These are freebies that one can create to attract more leads. Wanna know the best thing about freebies? It’s not only another great way to keep your audience’s attention but also to keep em’ coming back for more.

Sniff Pet Biz Design Tip:
Create a client checklist. This is great if you do a lot of how-to-posts or you’re teaching a specific topic. This can be great for dog-trainers wanting to share training tips. Or for pet sitters/pet walkers wanting to create a mini client onboarding list. Or for pet boutiques wanting to teach new food training options.

In fact, Sniff Design has been favoring Canva so much, that we are now including Canva templates in our store. Here in our resource store, you’ll find a growing collection of pet design templates. For example, you’ll find such items as pet sitting and pet grooming report cards. Pet social media graphic bundles – (both pre-made and  Canva template-based). Here at Sniff Design Studio, we love developing and designing new creative solutions. And in particular, fun DIY solutions.

Are there any pet business designs that you’d like to see us add to our online store? If so, let us know and drop a comment below. 


Last but not least, we’ll soon be launching an exclusive and new DIY Canva pet biz graphics program: Paw-N-Play. A plug-in-play social media and branding program providing a one-time and one-stop solution for your marketing and promotional efforts.

Time to PAWTY! & Free Dog Graphic Download

Time to PAWTY! & Free Dog Graphic Download

Dalmatians, Dachshunds, Chihuahuas…oh my!
From 2019 to 2020, time has sure flown by.

So, my fellow ‘fur-riends’, why not celebrate the new year with a dog-themed party? After all, our fur kids are indeed worthy of celebration. From dog themed garlands to brown bagged pup treats and more, let get your imagination running free and running wild. To help get your started here’s a free dog graphic download – Dog Goblets. Now, drinking your beverage of choice has never been more fun or imaginative. With 7 breeds to choose from you’ll have enough to invite all of Fido’s friends over to come and also enjoy. Or simply use these goblets to fill with your pet’s favorite treat and watch them eat in style.

This freebie find is via Rose Caramelle, a French boutique + blog dedicated to creating hand-made paper decorations for various celebratory events. To get your paws on even more goodies, please click here to visit her blog or click here to visit her lovely store.

I’d love to see what pawesome party you threw this year to welcome in 2020! Please leave a comment below or tag me on Facebook or Instagram and I’d be sure happy to join in celebrating your pet(s). Oh yeah-paw yeah!

We’d love showcase your creative work via this post. Click above to tag Sniff Design Studio on Facebook. Sniff you soon!

We’d love showcase your creative work via this post. Click above to tag Sniff Design Studio on Instagram. Sniff you soon!

Free Pet Themed Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Free Pet Themed Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Boo! I have something spooky for you!

A set of Halloween pupcake toppers to do.

So, grab your favorite little ghoul and download this vintage inspired sweet.

And watch your friends eyes light up when served this daring treat.

With these pre-designed festive favors all you will need is to download the file print, cut and create!


•  8.5 x 11 in., Sized Sheet of Pre-Designed Cup Cake Toppers & One Cake Sized Topper

• 8  Cup Cake Toppers – ( 2.5 x 2 in. )

• 1 Cake Sized Topper – ( 3.75 x 3 in.)


• Decorative Straws Or Flat Wooden Craft Picks ( For the handles)

• Desktop Printer & Sharp Scissors

• Craft Glue or ModPodge (Matte –  will dry clear)

• Black textured craft paper (For the backs of the toppers)

Free Pup Plumpkin Recipe Download

Free Pup Plumpkin Recipe Download

Who here loves fall? Raise your paw! It’s our favorite season. And to celebrate we wanted to create a special treat for you all! Compliments of our little in-house hound, Mia, and mini designer muse, Payton. Come and get your paws on a free pumpkin pet treat recipe that you can instantly download. There are two sizes. One that’s nears 8.5. x 11 in,  in size and a smaller version. at about 5 x 3 in. Enjoy!

Oh! And if you’d like to share some pics with us to show off your pawesome bakery skills via Facebook or Instagram, come bark at us! We’d love to see em’!

It’s Our Birthday! We Have A Gift For You!

It’s Our Birthday! We Have A Gift For You!

It’s our birthday today! Yep, 15 years ago Sniff Design Studio®, was founded in a tiny little apartment in the heart of San Francisco, on July 3rd, 2003. I had just quit my full-time job to pursue my dream and starting a design studio all my own.

It’s been a long road, with lots of hard-earned lessons, failures, and successes. And to be honest, this little design studio is STILL something I look forward to running on a daily basis and am truly grateful for. I LOVE animals and I LOVE to create, and to think that these simple premises are what has fueled this creative enterprise for this long – is amazing. I still wake up every day looking forward to work. I’m so grateful that I am able to make a living at creating for some of the best pet business (petpreneurs) entrepreneurs around.

Here is to all of the clients past and present. Thank you so much for your business. Thank you for entrusting me to be the creative force behind your business. Thank you for continuing to work with this here little design atelier. Thank you for simply choosing to work with Sniff Design Studio®.  None of this would have been possible without you.

So, with that, on to the promised FREE GIFT: A ‘pawsome’ pet-themed pennant banner – perfect for celebrating your pet’s birthday. Heck, this also great for any dog crazed person out there who simply loves incorporate all things pet into their lives.

This pennant banner design was originally created back in early May of 2018 for our in-house dachshund pup, Ms. Mia. She turned 3. Naturally, we had to throw her a pup party with family and friends to celebrate. We have modified this little birthday banner kit so that it can be used for both cat and dog ‘pawrents’. Included in this kit are 26 letters and number 0-9. Plus, happy dancing dog and cat graphics. Dig it?

 *For personal/personal business use only, please. 

Free Printable Pet Christmas Gift Wrap

Free Printable Pet Christmas Gift Wrap

As you know we LOVE all things canine and think them divine!
This is especially true around Christmas time.
From dressing them up using mini cute antlers to hanging their very own stockings.
Or making their own gift wrap while they happily watch with their cutes furry faces – gawking.
Best of all, is perhaps the joy they simply bring into our lives.
And a shared Christmas spirit with them is our delightful winter’s high.

This set of pet themed gift wraps was created to go with our holiday pet cards. Check em’ out here. These collection of printable gift wraps come in two sizes. 11 x 17 and 8.5 x 11. Great for wapping a variety of sized presents. The three pet designs are as follows: Tree Set, Present Set and Dog Set. Nifty!

Download this set and pair them with our matching card set and hand them over to your favorite  ‘fur-iends’.

  • Download the files and print. You can either print them on 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11 sized paper.
  • Cut around the edges.
  • Once wrapped, use an embellishment of choice, like silk ribbon, baker’s twine or a dog bone pet treat of choice to add a finishing touch.

We ‘dig’ when we get to see our items being used, so please share with us by leaving a comment below or feel free to ‘tag’ us through Facebook. Enjoy!

DIY-Dog-Gift-Wrap Present-Theme







custom button for Sniff Design Studio pet web designer and dog blogger

*For Personal Use Only