It’s only natural for pet-lovers to want to carve their pumpkins into pets and animals and dress them up in pet costumes.  We’ve provided lots of free pet pumpkin carving template resources below, plus an easy way to make your own stencils from photo’s.  You’ll find dog breeds, horses, birds, cat breeds, rabbits, ferrets, farm animals, and cartoon characters!

Pumpkin Pile offers a range of animal-themed patterns, including cats, fish, bunnies, penguins, butterflies, owls, dinosaurs, and wolves.

All About Stencils has free cat stencils that may be used for pumpkin carving.

Print this graceful horse pumpkin carving pattern, free from Pumpkin Carving Online.

Martha Stewart’s creature pumpkin carving templates include birds and cats.

Several free pumpkin carving horse patterns from The Horse Channel. They also have horse Halloween cards.

Disney shares free pumpkin carving printables with everyone’s favorites, including Goofy, Vampire Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Devil Donald Duck, Kermit, Monsters Inc. characters, Stitch Witch, Pooh, and Tigger.

You have to sign up for Better Homes & Gardens (free) to view their dog breed and cat breed pumpkin carving patterns, but they’re worth it!
BHG Dog Breed Pumpkin Carving Stencils – Bulldog, Border Collie, Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Beagle, Boxer, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dachshund, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Pomeranian, Jack Russell Terrier, German Shorthaired Pointer, Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Pug, Poodle, Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky, and Yorkshire Terrier pumpkin carving patterns.
BHG Cat Breed Pumpkin Carving Stencils  – Download American Shorthair Cat, American Curl Cat, Bengal, Abyssinian, British Blue Cat, Birman, Norwegian Forest Cat, Maine Coon, Oriental Cat, Scottish Fold Cat, Ragdoll, Sphynx, Persian, Siamese, and a mice pumpkin carving stencil is the big finish.

Free Angry Birds jack-o-lantern stencils.

Twitter bird, cats, Blue’s Clues, Scotty dog, owl and a spider are included in DLTK’s free pumpkin carving patterns, along with some great instructions.

Tip:  An electric pumpkin carving tool, such as the SPTA Mini Electric Grinder, will make intricate pumpkin carving much easier and quicker.

Customized Pumpkin Carving Patterns from Photo’s

If you’d rather create a customized pet pumpkin carving stencil from a photo, it’s easy!  Use a clear, close-up digital photo or scan one in.  Virtually all of the photo editing software choices have an option to edit the photo into a drawing or similar look (photocopy, sketch, line drawing, etc).  If not, use the software to convert the photo to black & white or greyscale.  Resize the photo to your preferred dimensions and print.

For the safety of all, use a Pumpkin Light and skip the candles.  For more Halloween pet safety tips, please click here.

✔ You may also be interested in reading:
Pumpkin for Pets
Easy Cat Food Recipe – Old Fish Bones in a Pumpkin
Dog or Horse Treat Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Walnut Cookies


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2 thoughts on “Roundup: Free Pet and Animal Pumpkin Carving Patterns

  1. I always have a pumpkin carved. It’s my hobby. Weird I know LOL. The wwf patterns turn out beautifully.

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