Episode 009: Adopt don’t shop with Hilary Sloan: changing the world one puppy rescue at a time

Today I interviewed my friend Hilary Sloan who’s an incredible advocate for animal rescuing and the human behind the ultra popular Instagram account ellabeanthedog. Hilary has fostered countless dogs and rescued three darling dogs starting with Ella bean, followed by coconut bean and most recently fifi Von bean.

Hilary and I talk through her story of finding and falling in love with Ella, coconut and fifi, the challenges they’ve overcome together, and what it’s like to adopt a dog.

But most importantly, Hilary educates me on why adoptdontshop is such an important movement and not just a cute hashtag, what we need to do better as a society to put an end to puppy mills and even what the best practices are if you’re buying from a respectable Breeder.
I can’t wait for you guys to learn from and be inspired by my friend Hilary and her furry little family.


Humane Society of US
Humane Society of New York
Zen Dog trainer

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