Lupine Pet's Panda Land Available Now!

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Lou & Rogue Before I get to the juicy details of this post I must first make a confession. I have been using Lupine's collars and leashes since adopting Sugarbear from the Shelby County Humane Society back in September of 2009. She had the Puppy Love design and that bright pink looked awesome against her fawn coat, but that's another story. Since...
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A Rude Dog In The Country

October 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I have been anxiously awaiting sharing this Tattoos & Rescues story with you since it was shot in late September. I recently got the chance to meet and photograph a true city dog, a dog named Rudie (aka Rude). I first learned of Rude through his own Facebook page named Rude Dog's Trashcapades and was instantly intrigued by this Sheep Dog. Rudie, hi...
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The Lonely Grave of Flossy Ferguson

July 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This TATTOOS & RESCUES story definitely has a few unexpected twists and turns, even one that I didn't expect. I recently became friends with a lady who volunteers with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, her name is Nikole Ventimiglia. She had heard of the TATTOOS & RESCUES project from a mutual friend and reached out to me in early 2015. We exchanged email...
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My Closest Friends

June 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
With the two year anniversary of TATTOOS & RESCUES coming up in September 2015, I think back to how much of an impact the stories and images have made. Every day it seems I meet someone new who is inspired or moved to act upon reading stories of our subjects. Whether relating to the stories or being moved to get involved in rescue in your community...
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Tattoos & Rescues featured on The Daily Share

February 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
TATTOOS & RESCUES featured on HLN's The Daily Share Editor's note: Nashville photographer Brian Batista has been on a mission. For the past several years, he has been taking time to shoot portraits of rescued pets and their tattooed owners. He explained the connection he saw when we talked with him about his project. You can see more of his Tatt...
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Tattoos & Rescues featured in The Huffington Post!

February 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Holy crap doo doo! TATTOOS & RESCUES is featured in an article on The Huffington Post! I am so proud of all of the participants in this kick ass project, human and animal! I am also thankful to the seemingly endless number of people who have supported this project over the last 2 years! I cannot say thank you enough! This project is ALL ABOUT THE A...
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Lilly named 2015 Face of PBAUS!

January 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
We are very proud to announce that our most recent addition to the TATTOOS & RESCUES family Lilly Lawrence, aka LillyPad, has just been named the 2015 Face of Pit Bull Advocates of the United States! Congratulations to Lilly and her family! Lilly is quite the breed ambassador and in her very short time of changing minds she has done just that. Not...
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Changing One Mind At A Time

January 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Misty Lawrence and her family have always been animal lovers and they knew early on they wanted to be more involved with current issues facing rescues. They have a family cat named Cleo Madison, a rescue herself, who will be 9 in March, 2015. Rewind to the beginning of March 2014, Misty was following Nashville Metro Animal Care & Control (MACC) on...
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No Trucks Allowed

September 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
My name is Erin Dollar and I am animal advocate and live in Birmingham, Alabama. On August 6, 2013 my boyfriend Lee (he prefers "Catfish") and I were on our way to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, something we often did but today was a bit different, it was more than just a casual visit. Earlier in the week Catfish had met a little pit bull p...
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Save Them

January 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
After having completed two successful TATTOOS & RESCUES photo sessions with Sarge in September of 2012, then Gooch & Dexter in November, I wondered where I was going to take this project next. I knew there were way too many stories that needed to be told but I needed to find them. While browsing around on Facebook one night I happened upon this pro...
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Sarge, The First

October 01, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Tattoos & Rescues. A new photography project by Brian Batista. And begin, not sure what will happen. May I introduce you to the first Tattoos & Rescues subject, Sarge. This incredibly awesome dog was picked up by Birmingham-Jefferson Animal Control (now operated by the Greater Birmingham Humane Society) wandering the streets of Birmingham, Alabama...
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