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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 […]

16 May 2016
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Group Show Opening this Thursday in Hampden!

If anyone is looking for something to do this Thursday evening come on out to Blue Pit BBQ! Our studio is part of Art for BARCS. As you may have guessed from the name, proceeds will go to benefit BARCS our local rescue and center for animal control. At the show we will be unveiling new prints from our founder, J.B. Shepard’s recent trip to Valparaiso, Chile where he was working with strays. The opening is 8pm Thursday, May 19th. Cocktails and food […]

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 […]

20 Apr 2016
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Dr. Chileamor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strays

Recently, I visited Chile. Not on assignment, but rather with my wife on vacation. I had not planned on working or really taking many photos beyond a few snapshots with our tour group. I didn’t even bring any serious gear or glass – not even a tripod. I was in full-on vacation mode. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that I was experiencing something important, something that would quickly change how I saw the rest of our […]

17 Feb 2016
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The vet said it was just a limp…

Her stoutly giant was suddenly tender footed. So like any good mom, she took him in. “Everything checks out with the CAT scan.  Keep an eye on it. If he’s still limping in a month or so, schedule a follow-up.” Within a week, a grapefruit sized mass appeared on his wrist. And, as per the Vet’s advice, in a month or so she scheduled a follow-up.  Not to examine the Dane’s foot, but to end the pain that had rapidly ravaged her best friend. Thunderbear […]

26 Jan 2016

Chihuahuas from Space!

Part of the Puptrait Studio’s Mutts of Mobtown series, capturing local rescued and adopted dogs in front of iconic Baltimore landmarks. The series ran last summer helped us make a much-needed donation to BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter. This set was shot in front of Hampden’s own Rocket to Venus. Located across the street from Baltimore’s world famous Miracle on 34th Street annual Christmas display.  

21 Jan 2016
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Just Announced: City Hall

We’re proud to announce that our series Mutts of Mobtown, featuring photos of rescued dogs in front of iconic Baltimore landmarks, will be on display this February through May inside the Baltimore City Hall.

06 Jan 2016
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LED Baltimore featured artist of the week

We’re happy to announce that our lead photographer, John Shepard, is currently the featured artist on the giant LED billboard behind Baltimore’s Penn Station in Station North. If you’re traveling out of Baltimore north bound on i83 or Charles st, look up – you might just catch a glimpse of an 80-foot tall space chihuahua.