HELP US END END PUPPY MILL CRUELTY!

S.4234/A.6298, the Humane Pet Store Bill will be going to a vote on the New York State Senate floor NEXT WEEK. This bill will ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores in New York.

Passing this bill will allow New York to follow in the footsteps of over 300 localities and two states, California and Maryland, who have passed similar laws. New York has about 80 pet stores selling live animals, with about 50,000 animals sold annually. The number is staggering when you think about the number of puppy/kitten/bunny parents left behind to suffer in commercial pet breeding facilities. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP:

1.  MOST IMPORTANT: SHOW UP at your local senator's office on Monday and Tuesday! I am represented by Senator Kavanaugh and am planning to stop by on Monday morning. If you are also represented by Kavanaugh and wish to join, LMK!


2. Email/ Fax/ mail your legislator and tell them to VOTE YES on S.4234/A.6298. We have some sample language here!

3. Fill out THIS FORM and leave a comment encouraging your senator to vote YES! 

You can identify your state senate representative here to find their contact information - some include email addresses.

Our most AT RISK votes are senators from Long Island. If you or someone you know is willing to do outreach, we really could use the help!

Long Islanders: are the below your senators? We need you!

-- John Brooks (8th)

-- Todd Kamisky (9th)

-- James Gaughran (5th)

-- Anna Kaplan (7th)

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the bean guide to gifting: pet-lover's guide

perhaps you’re a dog shopping for your beloved human. or perhaps you are a human shopping for a pet loving human that you love. that’s confusing. regardless, if you are here, you might need some gifts. here are the bean approved gifts for humans this holiday season.

leaving pets at home while at non-dog friendly obligations is arguably one of the worst parts of pet parenting. ladyhuman purchased a woofowear apple watch strap so she can keep the beans  & louis on her at all times. bonus: woofowear donates 10% of your purchase to animal rescue! apple watch strap, $39.99

 

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what’s a better gift than artwork custom created that showcases your pup? we had the pleasure of meeting andrea cáceres at petcon this fall & she made this beautiful bean portrait. custom dog drawing, starting at $45

 

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teach children about the joys of rescue with these adorable rescue runts toys. they come out of the box sad and in need of some TLC. with some brushing and care, they become beautiful, happy pets! we are partial to the husky because she looks like FiFi, but there’s plenty of other breeds too. rescue runts, $19.99

 

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love gold diamonds and your dog? jeweler carrie cramer’s canine baubles come in a variety of breeds, shapes and you can opt for different types of diamond finishes based on preference and budget. there’s even an adorable collab with celeb vet dr. lisa lippman. dog jewelry, starting at $195

 

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finding out ella & fifi’s breeds was basically the highlight of the bean human’s year  - give a pet parent that same joy with the wisdom panel dna kit. it also screens for all kinds of health issues so you can be a more informed pet parent. our fave part was seeing the beans lineage going back multiple generations and the little tool that talked about the genetic reasons for their size and features like cute upright ears. wisdom panel 4.0 dna kit, $149.99

 

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the ultimate pet parent gift? a little jetsetting around the world with your pooch. even if you can’t bring your pup overseas, there’s plenty of amazing US based dog friendly adventures to be had. some of our faves:  

paris: hotel montalembert is a pup friendly, chic boutique hotel on the left bank. includes a pet bed and bowls and friendly staff. perfect location for a home base in paris.

south of france: villa la coste is literal heaven if you love food, wine & art. your well behaved dog is welcome everywhere (except the spa) including their michelin starred restaurant. ella was treated like a princess & this is on our hit list of places we can’t wait to return. the nearby town of aix-en-provence was also incredibly dog friendly & so picturesque. pro tip: dogs are allowed almost everywhere, but if there is a NO DOG sign, be respectful!

venice, italy: hotel danieli is right on the grand canal and footsteps from the dogue palace & st marks square, this opulent hotel included a luxe dog bed, bowls and special treats. dogs aren’t welcome on the roof or restaurants, but we found plenty of outdoor seating in venice where ella was welcomed and pampered. 

portofino italy: belmond splendido is the ultimate in luxury, a canine masseuse and dogsitters are on staff to ensure your pup’s every whim is catered to. 

Miami Beach, Florida: the standard spa invites well behaved pups to lounge by the pool and greets them with bowls, beds and special treats. the clientele is super cool and for the humans, the hammam is 👌.  

aruba: the ritz carlton is absolutely perfect and small dogs can access their own mini cabanas and enjoy a dog menu, including poolside frozen watermelon. the water is clear and warm if your pup is in the mood for a dip!

bachelor gulch, colorado: another ritz carlton property we had the pleasure of staying at also offered an incredible dog menu, dog massages and fabulous hiking. 

upstate ny: scribners catskill lodge is a bean fave and we’ve returned multiple times. hiking, relaxing by the fire, eating yummy food and more at this cozy upstate hipster haven.