Boris & Horton is New York’s first Department of Health approved dog-friendly café where customers are welcome to bring their own dogs inside. In addition to serving great coffee, beer, wine and snacks, Boris & Horton also hosts adoption events and fundraisers with the hope that many dogs find their forever homes here.
Boris was born in Puerto Rico and was found roaming the beaches of our sunny neighbor to the south. 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 and he really knows how to rock a bandana.
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 snaggle tooth. He’s also a shameless food begger and his favorite treat is string cheese.
Elouise hails from Tennessee and lived another life under the name Spec-a-Sparkle. After being rescued by PAWS Chicago at 6 months, she was given the name Eloise due to her sassy and sweet nature. She's a lover of hugs, high fives, and wearing hot pink.
Coppy is the CEO and co-founder of Boris & Horton. He founded Charitybuzz, the leading online charity auction site, which raised hundreds of millions of dollars in partnership with top celebrities and nonprofits all over the globe. He is considered an expert in upscale cause marketing. Prior to Charitybuzz he co-founded Webvan which pioneered online grocery ordering and delivery. He is President of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and is a member of the RFK Human Rights Leadership Council.
Coppy drinks at least one pot of black coffee each day- before noon.
Melissa is the Operations Manager of Boris & Horton. Melissa has deep roots in the East Village and prior to joining the team, was the HR & Operations Director at Momofuku Milk Bar where she opened up various locations throughout NYC and Toronto. After a quick stint in Chicago, she found her way back to NYC searching for the perfect role that combined her love for coffee, community, and dogs.
Melissa starts her day with a strong latte but can also be seen with a small light and sweet from her corner deli.
Marcie is our Merchandising Manager. She has 15+ years of experience in retail merchandising in stores and online, most recently as Director of Merchandising at One Kings Lane. Prior to that she led merchandising teams at The Jones Group and Ann Taylor Loft, always specializing in gift-giving & accessories. Marcie grew up with her beloved rescue dog Nicki, though now instead has 2 children that require a run at the park multiple times a day.
Marcie must have her french press coffee in her favorite mug every morning, and follows up with at least one skim latte (hot or cold) throughout the day.