R.O.A.R. Squad: Jamie and Roger and their dogs, Deebo, Vader, Mancha and Stitches

Jamie and Mancha

A great big warm welcome to our latest R.O.A.R. Squad members: Tattoo artists Jamie and Roger from Florida!

Jamie and Roger have welcomed FOUR fabulous rescue dogs into their home- read more about this fantastic family after the jump!

To learn more about the R.O.A.R Squad (Rescue Owners Are Rockin!), or if you would like to be profiled, all the info you need is HERE. A special shout out to the fabulous folks in Mississippi, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island– we need you!


Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Jamie Hale and Roger Pearson- tattoo artists (check out more of Jamie’s work: facebook.com/tattoosbyjamie)

Gorgeous Pups: Deebo (5 years, Pitbull), Vader (4 years, American Bulldog/Pittie mix), Mancha (3 years, American Bulldog/Pittie mix), Stitches (2 years, Pitbull)

100lbs of Awesome: A friend of mine had found a pit bull puppy in a bag on the side of the road and I was going to take him in so I had my house puppy ready and he found a different home. I was heartbroken so I decided to look for another puppy to rescue. I found Vader and his brothers and sisters on Petfinder. His mom was a 60 pound pit bull. Vader grew… and grew… into a 100 lb American Bulldog mix. He is now a therapy dog in training.


Like Glue: I got Deebo from a vets office. I decided to foster him until I could find him another home. His owner wanted to have him euthanized because he couldn’t keep him in his apartment. I decided to keep him because he is attached to me like glue and never wants to leave my side.

Not Too Much Work at All: When I met my boyfriend he had Mancha. Mancha came from a very pregnant woman who apparently decided a puppy and a baby were too much work.

Testosteroney: We decided there was too much boy at the house and that’s when I found Stitches. She was at Miami Dade Animal Control, skinny, filthy, and covered in ticks. There is breed ban in Dade County so she was awaiting her death. We fell in love with her antics so… here she is.


Where: Florida

Want to meet another rescue owner from Florida? Check out blogger Annah and her dogs!

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 U.S. and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. 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:


  1. New Brunswick
  2. Newfoundland- need asap!
  3. Nunavut
  4. Prince Edward Island- need asap!
  5. Yukon


  1. Idaho
  2. Mississippi- need asap!
  3. South Dakota

Everywhere Else:

  • From somewhere else? Lemme know!

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!

12 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Jamie and Roger and their dogs, Deebo, Vader, Mancha and Stitches”

  1. Kari says:

    you know im a sucker for those big bully heads!


  2. Kristine says:

    They all look like such sweethearts!!

  3. Maggie says:

    Aww! What sweet, sweet faces!!

  4. @Kari- I thought of you when I put this post together- Such a great group of dogs!

    @Kristine- I agree!

    @Maggie- They all look like such characters, don’t they? 🙂

  5. Kim says:

    They are all beautiful! And of course, so are Jamie and Roger for opening their hearts and homes to needy dogs. HUGS to them!

  6. AJ says:

    Aww, yay! Jamie!!! Jamie is the creative genius behind my blog header and a fantastic girl that I adore, I’m sooo stoked to see her become part of the R.O.A.R. Squad!

  7. […] very much a part of Jamie’s family and the search for a home for him has long been over!  Go read about Jamie and her rescue dogs by clicking here.  Congrats, […]

  8. Brenda says:

    Jamie and her dogs are so sweet! Shes a phenominal artist too! I have 2 tattoos done by her and couldnt be happier with them!

  9. @Kim- I think so too, love these guys!

    @AJ- You have a super cool header- I think you introduced Jamie to the R.O.A.R. Squad, right? Thank you for that!

    @Brenda- Jamie is clearly very talented- so happy to have this duo part of the R.O.A.R. Squad!

    @Two- I agree 🙂

  10. Jamie Hale says:

    Oh wow!! What awesome comments. Thanks so much everyone! I should have also mentioned in Stitches’ part the WONDERFUL volunteer who snuck us into isolation to let us see the pit bulls at Dade County Animal Control. It’s a terrible thing that such amazing, healthy, wonderful animals are kept in isolation without a chance for adoption.

  11. @Jamie- We are so happy to have you! That boggles my mind that wonderful animals are kept away like that- huge thank you to that volunteer… volunteers are wonderful people.

    Thank you again for joining & all you’re doing for rescue! 🙂