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There's Nothing Cuter Than This Dog In Her Coyote-Proof Vest

She's so ridiculous and perfect 😂😍

Beanie was adopted by her mom when she was around 2 years old after being rescued from a hoarding situation. When she was first rescued she was timid, defeated and desperate for someone to finally give her some love and attention, and her new mom couldn’t wait to bring her home and watch her slowly start to come out of her shell. 

“She was so tiny and sad when I first got her,” Amina Akhtar, Beanie’s mom, told The Dodo. “I saw her little face and knew I had to have her in my life.”

dog wears coyote vest
Amina Akhtar

Beanie is now 8 years old, and has really come into her own over the past six years. Her tiny Chihuahua body is full of personality, and everyone who knows her is constantly entertained by her antics and her adorable facial expressions. 

“She’s hilarious,” Akhtar said. “She’s a very quiet dog unless the UPS guy is outside. She’s a lover, one of the sweetest dogs ever. She just wants to lick you and get belly rubs and snacks. She can never get enough food! She tries to sneak snacks all the time.” 

dog wears coyote vest
Amina Akhtar

Beanie and her mom originally lived in New York City, but a few years ago, the pair moved to Arizona to be closer to Akhtar’s dad. Life in the mountains near Sedona is much different than life in the big city, and the pair have had to get used to a lot of new things since moving there — including coyotes

“It’s wildlife central,” Akhtar said. “This is their land, too. We have coyotes, javelinas, bobcats and mountain lions. I have to be careful that nothing is outside before we go out, but sometimes they sneak up on you. One day a coyote was like 12 feet from Bean and I was a little farther away and my heart stopped.” 

Beanie is an incredibly tiny dog, and even though her mom watches her like a hawk whenever they’re outside, she wanted to make sure her best friend was extra protected, so she started looking into ways to keep Beanie safe from wild animals whenever they were playing outside.

dog wears coyote vest
Amina Akhtar

“Once I realized how many coyotes were around, I had to do something,” Akhtar said. “I would be so upset if moving her here caused her to get injured.” 

In order to keep her extra safe whenever she went outside, Akhtar bought Beanie a “coyote vest” for her to wear on their walks. The vest is pink, spiky and ridiculous-looking, but on tiny Beanie, it’s the cutest, most hilarious outfit ever. 

dog wears coyote vest
Amina Akhtar

Even though Beanie hates her coyote vest, all of Akhtar’s friends and family love seeing her in it, so one day she posted a photo of Beanie in her getup on Twitter — and was shocked to realize that the internet was obsessed with Beanie’s coyote vest, too. 

“At first it got a little attention and I thought that was cool,” Akhtar said. “And then I woke up the next morning and it was insane. I’m just happy I made people laugh and they got to fall in love with Bean and her facial expressions.” 

dog wears coyote vest
Amina Akhtar

Everyone thought the photo of tiny Beanie in her rocker-esque coyote vest was absolutely hysterical, and Beanie and her mom got so many comments from new admirers and fans from all corners of the internet. 

Since Beanie hates her vest so much, her mom only puts it on her when she absolutely has to — but maybe if Beanie knew how much attention her vest photo has gotten, she’d be a little more excited about putting it on.