About Us

Persnickety Pets was born out of the joy and humor our pets bring to our everyday lives. By focusing on the positive, supportive nature of the bond between pets and their people, I hope that this business brings as much joy to others as it does to me!

Our Story

Persnickety Pets was founded in October 2019 by me, artist Jen Siow. As someone who was always surrounded by animals, I set out to create a livelihood that would keep me in touch with my pet-loving side. My goal as an artist is to capture those moments where our fur babies make us smile, make us laugh, and provide us with comfort dusing hard times.

I started drawing the Persnickety Pets comic in August 2020. Being a comic artist was something I’d always wanted to try and there’s nothing *quite* like a global pandemic to put those sorts of dreams in perspective. Since then, the comic has taken on a life of its own and I couldn’t be happier to spend my time expanding the quirky world of the Persnickety Pets!

Currently, every Persnickety Pets product is designed, drawn, and made by me in my home studio, with a dash of love, lots of care, and maybe a stray pet hair (or two).

My Persnickety Pets

My husband and I share our home with four delightful, rescued fur kids: Balou, a goober of a cattle dog mix who was our first pet together; Amira, a sideways-sitting pittie mix who we foster-failed; Marmie, an orange tabby who wobbled into my teenaged life as a tiny lost kitten; and Kiowa, our floofy senior girl who‘s never shy about telling us exactly what she thinks. These four goofballs serve as the inspiration for a lot of my comics and I couldn’t imagine a day without them.

Persnickety Pets: Jen and her fur kids

Meet our Animal Interpreter

Sydney Cramer is a Theatre Practioner, Program Coordinator, and above all, animal translator. As Persnickety Pets' resident Animal Interpretor, Sydney spends her days giving voices to the comic characters you have come to know and love. Her favorite pasttime is taking unflattering pictures with her doggo, Bella (pictured). The character that Sydney relates to the most is Skipper with his goofy and caring nature, and she is so excited to be a part of the Persnickety Pets family! Read her articles over on our blog, The PawPrint Chronicles.

Persnickety Pets: Animal Interpreter, Sydney Cramer

Meet Our Photographers

We occasionally collaborate with pet and product photographers to help bring our products to life. Check out their stunning portfolios and follow them on social media to see more of their work!

Persnickety Pets: Andrea Cacho Photography

Andrea Cacho Photography

Washington, D.C.

Persnickety Pets: custom hand-drawn pet portrait, Brittany Tinsley Photography

Brittany Tinsley Photography

Dallas, TX

Persnickety Pets: Laura Skellie Photography

Laura Skellie Photography

Savannah, GA

Persnickety Pets: Moira Nolan Photography

Moira Nolan Photography

Moline, IL

Persnickety Pets: harvest plaid breakaway cat collar, Persimmon Lane Photography  

Persimmon Lane Photography

Owings, MD

Persnickety Pets: classic dog collar, Photography by Kim Smith

Photography by Kim Smith

Birch Run, MI

Persnickety Pets: Sasha Weekes Photography

Sasha Weekes Photography

Prince Edward Island, Canada