Welcome to Up The Pups! After playing music for almost three decades and being heavily involved in canine rescue and education for the past 5 years, I figured it was time to put both together in a fun way so people can wear their hearts on their sleeves... literally. All images on our clothing and products are meant to make you laugh while spreading a positive message about music and dogs. Punk, hardcore, metal, country... whatever... I like it all!
All designs shown here are my own renditions or satirical interpretations of some of my favorite inspirations. Am I stealing their ideas and art? No. If anything, I want you to go buy their products directly from them or from a licensed source so they can get paid! Better yet, go to one of their shows and see and hear why they are so great!
The primary reason for these images is to raise awareness about prejudice, media misrepresentation, rumor mongering, failure of politcal agendas and poor treatment of companion animals. Sometimes it takes an image to grab attention. That's what we do.
In the meantime, when you buy our products, portions of the proceed go directly to advocacy groups and rescues which I support for their compassionate attitudes toward animals. I wholeheartedly support Pinups For Pitbulls, Inc. (501c3) and want you to visit their site, and others, and support them directly.
This is my way of giving back and taking action.Thank you for stopping by. Now go buy something that will make you feel good! Good dogs. Good music. Good people. Good images!