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23 Jul 2017

Paper Hats debuts in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 23rd, 2017 Professional pet photographer and Puptrait Studio founder, J.B. Shepard’s surreal dog portrait series “Paper Hats: Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” is coming to Baltimore. The opening reception for Paper Hats is scheduled for 7PM until 10PM Thursday, August 3rd at La Cakerie in Mount Vernon (1216 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201). The show is hosted by Gallery 788 and scheduled to run until September 1st. Paper Hats features adopted and […]

28 Apr 2017

Pass the Sniff Test: How to Connect with Almost Any Dog

As a kid we would visit Grandma and she would always greet us the same way, asking, “Did you eat yet?”. The question of course was always rhetorical, it didn’t matter how we responded or when we had eaten last. She always served us something. Because at the end of the day, it was never really about the food or how hungry we were. She just wanted us to know that we were cared for and loved. When you sniff […]

07 Feb 2017

Our new pet photography studio space is officially open!

We’re proud to announce that our new dog portrait photography studio and pet art gallery space is officially open for business. Our space is located on Falls road in Hampden, one of Baltimore’s more colorful and creative neighborhoods. Some of you may recognize it from John Waters classic 1998 film, “Pecker”, where it made an appearance as the Pelt Room. To celebrate we’re giving $50 credits to the first 50 clients to book a studio session. Use the coupon code […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm My Dog?

Spaying or neutering your dog can unquestionably change the hormone levels in your dog. But will the surgery leave them calmer and less aggressive? That answer is a bit more complicated. But contrary to what you may have read online, researchers have unraveled how the chemical mechanisms work and interact with each other. When it comes to aggression in dogs, neutering is not an On / Off switch Researchers have found that neutering can completely eliminate aggressive behaviors, nor is […]

17 Aug 2016

Portrait series by dog photographer to benefit 501(c)3 rescue seeking corporate sponsors

As many of you know, we’ve been working on a new series called “Bullies of Baltimore” over at the Puptrait Studio, shooting rescued pitbulls alongside iconic Baltimore landmarks and sights. 100% of all profits from the series are set to benefit Bella’s Bully Buddies, a local 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit rescue and foster program. “…help save the lives of hundreds of more innocent pups and give them a chance to find healthy and happy forever homes.” So, what’s new? We are […]

12 Jul 2016

10 ways you can help an abused dog

For many dog people, the topic of abuse and neglect is overwhelming, depressing, and nothing short of heart wrenching. And for an emphatic person, it can be easier to simply turn a blind eye to the situation and pretend it’s not happening, presumably hoping someone else will step up and handle the issue. But abuse often goes unreported and uncorrected simply because no one says anything. If you don’t help, who will? If not now, when? When you are one person, attempting […]

05 Jun 2016

Studio Shoot with Carly the Puppy from Bella’s Bully Buddies

We went back to basics with an all white set shooting Carly. Carly is a 3 month old pitbull mix currently in foster care at Bella’s Bully Buddies. As you can see, we had a little trouble keeping this sleepy pup awake as she was totally pooped from her training class earlier in the day. If you would like to adopt Carly, you can submit an application online through the Bella’s Bully Buddies website. Are you a pet owner in […]

03 Jun 2016

Wholesome Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe

Today I’m going to share with you my signature homemade dog biscuit and treat recipe. These biscuits are absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutritious goodies aimed to help your dog stay healthy and tail waggingly happy. A lot of people ask me how I keep my dog, George’s coat so shiny and thick. Undoubtedly his rock solid mystery mutt pound puppy pedigree has a lot to do with it, but I think his diet also helps. I’m a strong believer in treatment through nutrition, […]

25 May 2016

Watch Out – Killing Pets with Painkillers

People grab a painkiller and don’t think twice about taking one. But what about when your dog or cat is in pain?  How dangerous could it possibly be for them to take the same painkillers we take? The answer might surprise you. Let’s take look at what can go wrong… Is Tylenol safe to give pets? Acetaminophen (Tylenol) – Tylenol reliably kills cats. I have had many clients give their cats this medication to help bring down fevers. The problem is that this […]

09 May 2016
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the Puptrait Studio is Now Officially One of Bella’s Buddies

The Puptrait Studio a Baltimore, Maryland based dog portrait and commercial pet photography company is proud to announce a new partnership with Bella’s Bully Buddies, a 501(c) nonprofit dedicated to fostering and rehoming bully breed dogs in Maryland. The pet photography studio has been tasked with overhauling Bella’s asset catalog and to assist with the launch of a number of new photo based fundraising initiatives, some of which will be announced shortly. “When we first met with the folks over at Bella’s, we knew right away […]