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. 


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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fashion for a cause #beanrescue

Sunday, February 14th marks 8 years since I was rescued from a shelter after surviving a puppy mill. My life has changed so much since I was a scared, sickly pup.

Puppy Mills supply nearly all dogs that are found in any pet store or online shop. These businesses farm dogs like livestock, over-breeding the mothers and fathers without any regard for the health of the parents or puppies. In my case, I had severe dental disease, infections and sores across my body. I had never known human love and was terrified of people and the outside world. 

In celebration of my adopti-versary, I'm so excited to share that I've partnered with some of my fave fashion brands to drive donations to National Mill Dog Rescue, an organization that works tirelessly to save dogs who've been subject to puppy mills and find them loving homes. 

Ella Bean in CanineStyles sweater, collar and handbag.

Ella Bean in CanineStyles sweater, collar and handbag.

CanineStyles, the chic NYC institution for the well appointed pup is generously donating 20% of all online sales from 2/11 - 2/18 to National Mill Dog Rescue.

Ella Bean in FabDog pajamas

Ella Bean in FabDog pajamas

FabDog, my personal source for the BEST in canine pajamas is donating 10% of all sales to National Mill Dog Rescue and offering free shipping with code 'rescuesneedlovetoo' until February 15th.

Max-Bone Hoodie

Max-Bone Hoodie

Max-Bone, fashion favorite of the minimalist hoodie-loving canine is donating 10% of sales to National Mill Dog Rescue AND giving you 10% discount on any purchase until February 20th. Get an extra discount by stopping by the Los Angeles store and mentioning code 'BEAN'  Max-Bone (624 N La Cienega Blvd , Unit 4, 90069 West Hollywood)

Neon pink collar by LoveThyBeast

Neon pink collar by LoveThyBeast

LoveThyBeast is the designer of my iconic neon pink collar. Shop incredible collars and so much more knowing that 10% of your purchase is supporting National Mill Dog Rescue. You'll also enjoy 10% discount on your purchase with code 'weloveella'  all day on February 14th.

Thank you for celebrating my adoption anniversary by adding some style to your OWN pup's life!