As Seen @ Super Pet Expo and Barrel Oak Winery
As a child, Betsy Glick dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Realizing during college her career choice would largely mean trying to save sick or terminal pets and comforting sad families, she switched gears and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Communications degree.
After a long and successful award-winning career in media relations, and the loss of her own pets, Betsy returned to her roots, and was inspired to find a way to bring joy to pet owners during-- and after-- their pet’s golden years.
It was then, Betsy combined her love of animals and passion for creativity. She studied Art and perfected her craft at the renowned Old Town Alexandria Torpedo Factory. After gifting several pencil pet portraits to family and friends, she officially opened her online storefront, Pets-By-Bets.com and exhibited her work at the Dulles Pet Expo.
She has since created original pencil portraits for a host of happy clients, including actor Joe Mantegna, the star of the hit CBS television show, Criminal Minds, whose beloved and now-deceased Maltese, “Chooch,” is featured on her website.
It gives Betsy great pleasure to share stories with pet lovers, peruse favorite pet photos, and capture each pet’s persona in a unique, hand-drawn work of art