R.O.A.R. Squad: Samantha and James and their dog, Thornton

R.O.A.R. Squad: Samantha and James and their dogs Galaxy (left) and Thornton (right)

You guys. Omg YOU GUYS. Check out the latest R.O.A.R. Squad members: Who else but Samantha and James from Vegas Rock Dog! Need I remind you that R.O.A.R. Squad stands for Rescue Owners Are ROCKIN’?!

If I was a rock star and Samantha and James were rockstars we’d PRACTICALLY BE IN THE SAME BAND.


It’s just too beautiful really. Click over the jump learn more about this fabulous family and enjoy a whole slew of wonderful photos. Welcome to the R.O.A.R. Squad, guys! 

With Thornton.

The Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Samantha Ratcliffe-D’Arrigo (British) and James D’Arrigo (American)

The Rockstar Pups: Thornton (Parson’s Jack Russell- rescue) and Galaxy (lab mix)

Vegas Rock Dog: We own Vegas Rock Dog TM a rock ‘n roll line of clothing for hip dogs and humans. We are heavily involved in rescue and create cool pet events in Vegas (check out the BLOG and learn about their events HERE).

Rockin’ Tunes: James is also a professional musician playing in Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack on the Las Vegas Strip (check out James’ website HERE). 


Rescue Org: Henderson Shelter in NV

Baby Vegas Rock Dog: Thornton is our little rescue, she became a sister to Galaxy who was the original Vegas Rock Dog and the inspiration behind our company. Thornton then became the Baby Vegas Rock Dog.

Yogini: Thornton is just a funny little dog, one look at her and she makes you laugh. She loves to be under a blanket, has a funny yoga type move that she does, and her tail wags all the time.

Where: Las Vegas NV

Join the R.O.A.R. Squad 

Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you! 

Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Recruiting Members

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the US and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.

Recruiting for:


  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • North West Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon


  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi


  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

If your state/province/territory isn’t on this list, THAT’S OKAY! We still need you to join! Just keep your eyes and ears out for rescue owners from these places for me, k? Thanks!

I look forward to hearing from you!

4 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Samantha and James and their dog, Thornton”

  1. Kari says:

    oooo we need to check out their line of clothes. BC is a rocker in a big way


  2. Yes, I thought Miss M looked like a rocker-chic, hence the skull collar and being named after a band. I love the many looks of Thorton, and they look like their family has such a great time together!

  3. blanket says:

    So great to meet the Vegas Rock Dog people! They have such a great blog too. Love the handsome Galaxy and Thornton 🙂

  4. Mickey has a spiked collar- so I’d say he’s pretty Rock Dog 🙂

    So wonderful to have you guys part of the R.O.A.R. Squad!