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No pet-lover's home would be complete without photographs of her beloved four-legged friends. Have piles of pet photos but aren't quite sure what to do with them (other than swoon)? Picture frames are a great way to organize photographs, liven up any room in the house and show off your pets.

Whether you've been looking to become a pet-photography expert or are simply trying to find a creative way to display a snapshot of your favorite furry friend, these picture frames are sure to show off your pet in style.

1It's personal

Add a personal touch to your photos by purchasing a frame with your pet's name, initials or birth date on it. When searching for frames, it's important to find ones that don't go overboard with cheesy sayings or phrases. When in doubt: the simpler, the better.

Man's Best Friend Personalized Frame

Seen here: Man's Best Friend frame (Personalizationmall.com, $25)

2Multi-mania

Welcome to your one-stop shop for displaying Fido's photos. After all, it's time to get serious about showing off your pet. A good way to frame multiple photos without turning your house into a pet gallery (or zoo, for that matter), is to find a frame that will hold more than one photo at a time. Feel free to mix and match different kinds of photos so that your pet is surrounded by family and friends. And remember -- if there are more than 10 frames, it's not necessary to fill them all with photos.

Nexxt by Linea Picture Frames, Echo 17 Piece Collage

Seen here: Linea picture frames, Echo 17-piece collage (Macy's $74)

 

3All shapes and sizes

Last time we checked, there was no rule against picture frames in shapes other than rectangles. So why not think outside the box and purchase a frame shaped like a doghouse, heart or bone? Unusual shapes, such as this pawprint, say more about your pet than an ordinary 5 x 7 piece of wood ever could.

 

Cat Meow Picture Frame by Ashliegh Manor

Seen here: Top Meow frame by Ashliegh Manor (PicturedPets.com, $16)

4Sticky situation

Magnetic frames are great accessories for fridges, file cabinets, bulletin boards and everything steel. A new twist on the classic magnet frame (which you can find in packs at Walmart or Target) lets you display your favorite photo and attach magnets, messages or memos to the frame itself. This product even comes with a dry-erase marker and four magnets to get you started.

Daffy Red 5 by 7 Frame

Seen here: Daffy Red 5 x 7 Frame (Crate and Barrel, $20)

5Going digital

Digital picture frames are the ultimate item for storing and showing all your photos. They come in a variety of colors, styles and prices so that you control everything from the number of photos in your frame to the brightness of the pictures. It's a great organizational tool and makes an excellent gift. Put one photo on display for days or immediately turn the frame to slideshow mode. With this much space, now you'll even have room for a few photos of the kids.

PanDigital Dark Espresso Fram

Seen here: PanDigital frame in dark espresso (Best Buy, $60)

6A picture's worth a thousand words

Is there something special about your pet that you want to convey? Picture frames make wonderful story tellers. True -- some phrases can be cliché or over the top, but others can serve as descriptive designs. A frame such as this adds another dimension to your pet's photograph and to your home.

Rescued Dog Frame

Seen here: Rescued Dog Frame (The Polka Dot Dog Company, $46)

 

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