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.