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How Pets and Coffee Make Us Happier

February 13, 2023

How Pets and Coffee Make Us Happier


Here’s why you should sign up for the Boris & Horton Coffee Club Membership today!

Why Pets and Coffee?

Coffee makes us happier for a few reasons:

  1. Coffee stimulates dopamine release. Dopamine produces the positive feelings that are often associated with that "first sip feeling" of your morning coffee.

  2. Studies show that coffee drinkers are 20 percent less likely to become depressed, and 53 percent less likely to die by suicide.

  3. Coffee is a sociable act. Meeting up with friends over coffee is a great way to socialize with others. When we are with the people we love and care about, we are happier.

Obviously, our pets make us happy!

Animal and human interaction has been shown to decrease cortisol levels, which is a stress-related hormone. Additional studies found that animals can reduce feelings of loneliness while boosting your mood and perception of social support.

The increasing popularity of animal therapy is backed by scientific studies that show relief from anxiety and loneliness. There are many types of animals that can help soothe fear and anxiety among people of all ages!

In one particular study, a group of adults who identified as “stressed out” were asked to pet a live rabbit and turtle, or their toy forms. The study found petting the toys to have no effect while stroking a live animal regardless of its texture brought anxiety relief. The results help true for individuals who reported having a general liking or disliking of animals prior to the study. 

All in all, combining pets and coffee together is a recipe for full happiness.


What is Boris & Horton?

Have you ever heard of a dog-friendly cafe? It’s the happiest place on earth.

Boris & Horton is a dog-friendly cafe and community space located in New York. Customers are welcome to bring their dogs inside. In addition, great coffee, beer, wine, and snacks are served. Boris & Horton also hosts adoption events and fundraisers with the hope that many dogs will find their forever homes.

Boris was born in Puerto Rico and was found roaming the beaches. He was rescued by DCluckydog in the summer of 2016 and has been a loving member of the family ever since. He is a very unique-looking pit bull terrier mix with shaggy hair.

Horton hails from Houston which is actually his given name. He is a 12-pound mystery breed with a ton of personality and an adorable snaggletooth. He’s also a shameless food beggar and his favorite treat is string cheese.


Savings & More Savings

The Boris & Horton Coffee Club Membership gets you 8 specialty beverages per month at our East Village cafe:

  • Size small.
  • Any milk (oat, almond, soy, dairy).
  • Any of our house-made syrups.
  • That is up to a $40 value!

Membership cards can be picked up at the cafe and used immediately.

We also created a new Membership program including great deals and exclusive perks:

  • $70 per month, 3-month minimum.
  • $2 Specialty beverages, any size, any add-ons (limit member-only, one drink per visit).
  • $2 pastries.
  • Unlimited drip coffee, any add-ons (limit member-only, one drink per visit)
  • Boris & Horton branded Miir 12oz travel tumbler ($28 value). 
  • Membership tote ($20 value).

You can also subscribe and save by enjoying our famous treats. Choose between beef liver and salmon!

Want some really cool merch? Boris & Horton sells a variety of products that are super cute for your loved ones and pets! Just click here to shop for the perfect gift for you and your pet!

Also, stay up to date on all the events that are happening from Dog Dating to Adoption events to Social Paws Happy Hour!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for live updates!


Have a dog?

In order to maintain a friendly and safe environment for all of our guests, all dogs need to be dog and people-friendly. Please take a look at our House Rules before making your first visit.


Host Your Own Event

We’re available for birthdays, gotcha days, corporate events, and more! Click here to get in touch with us so we can start planning something special.


two puppies drinking a puppuccino


In Summary

Pets and coffee make us happier whether it’s socializing with friends or cuddling with your dog.

Boris and Horton dog cafe is the perfect place to be when you need a mood booster or just to have fun and spend time with your pets.

Come visit us at Boris and Horton cafe!

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