A plant’s best friend is the planter it lives in, so why not showcase your favorite greenery in adorable animal pots? The pots we picked are smaller in size, making them great to use as succulent pots or for smaller-sized plants. These would also make great gifts for the green thumb friends or family members in your life.
From this list of animal pots for plants, we included pig pots, cat pots, dog pots, rabbit pots, and more. There’s something here for every animal lover!
Because the size of these pots is on the small side, we recommend watering with this squeeze water bottle or a watering can with a long narrow spout. That way, you make sure you’re targeting the soil and not the side of the pot.
1) Small Pig Planter Pot
This is a perfect quirky planter for any decor style or age! You can choose from two cute little farm animals, a cow or a pig. They are sold with or without succulents, which include 2-4 living succulent plants, top dressing, and soil.
2) Cute Alpaca / Llama Ceramic Planter Pots
These handmade ceramic pots are painted in fun colors that will enliven your space. Each planter has drainage holes, to help prevent root rot. We love that they come in a set of two.
3) Triceratops Planter Pot
You can choose from a variety of animals from this vendor, but we particularly like the triceratops, since its so unique looking. This planter would be a great way to show off your small succulent.
4) Mini Doggy Shape Pot
These cute dog pots are perfect for plant lovers and dog lovers alike. The faces on the pups are cartoonish and adorable. Can’t make up your mind on which 1? don’t worry, they come in a set of 4!
5) Coco Coir Pup Planter
Keep your beautiful plants blooming with this pup-shaped planter, made from coco coir by LIKHÂ to give your favorite ferns a sweet home. Handmade from natural materials, this is a unique planter.
6) Snail Planter
Give your leafy buds a whimsical home with this ceramic planter featuring a snail shape decorated with flowers painted all over its shell.
7) Blue Owl Ceramic Succulent Planter
This charming and unique decorative animal pot would make a great gift for those who love wise owls.
8) Metal Bee Garden Pot
This pot can also be used as an outdoor planter. It would look great in your patio area and bring some color and whimsy to your decor. You also have a choice of a ladybug planter in red.
9) Sloth Hanging Planter
We couldn’t leave out a sloth in this round-up of animal pots! We’re fans of hanging and trailing plants and this small planter would be perfect for them. Couldn’t you picture a small Pothos or a Hoya planted in this cute sloth planter? It also comes in pale yellow.
10) Cute Cat Shaped Planter
Nell (the owner of JoyUsGarden) recently purchased this pot and loves it. As a plant enthusiast and owner of 2 cats, this pairs well with her personality.
11) Cream Hand Painted Ceramic Dog Planter
With its hand-decorated details, this cute planter is one of a kind. We like the smirk on this dog planter – it adds character!
12) Fox 3 Piece Planter Pot
Calling all fox lovers, these are fox pots are must-haves. These 3 planters can be grouped together for an animal menagerie feel.
13) Orrwell Ceramic Cat Statue Planter
This lovely ceramic cat planter has a cute shape that showcases a cat’s face and legs. It would look good with a succulent or cactus planted inside.
14) Ezzie Elephant Metal Planter
We love how indoor plants create a calming effect in any space. This gilded elephant silhouette is a fitting vessel for your most cherished botanical planting.
15) Turtle Planter
This turtle planter features a geometric design adding to its charm. We love the color of this planter and think it would pair well with the green foliage of your beloved plants.
16) Sarah Gordon Rabbit Planter
Lend your decor even more cheer with this delightful bunny planter. Featuring hand-painted stoneware this is one special plant container. How cute it is!
17) Gold Spotted Giraffe Planter
This is a personal favorite planter of ours. Nell currently has a Haworthia planted in hers and for 2 years it’s been doing great. The gold spots add a touch of elegance to this pot. And, it comes in 2 sizes.
For more gifts for the plant lovers in your life, check out our Indoor Plant Gifts gift guide
We hope you found a pot that you loved. We think that animal pots for plants are a delightful, unique, and fun way to show off your greenery.
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Nell, the founder of Joy Us garden, was born into a gardening family and grew up in Connecticut’s countryside. After living in Boston, New York, San Francisco, & Santa Barbara, she now calls the Arizona desert home. She studied horticulture & garden design, working in the field all her life. Nell is a gardener, designer, blogger, Youtube creator, & author. She’s been gardening for a very long time & wants to share what she’s learned with you.