What does PS.NY mean?
Our story began in the fall of 2012, when Lara created an Instagram account. She decided to call it “Pumpkin and Sunshine,” after her and Cookie’s nicknames. As Lara became older, she decided to change the account name to something more simple and sleek, thus PS.NY was born.
Are you located in New York?
Yes. We live in Manhattan, NYC.
What is Cookie’s breed? Who is Cookie’s breeder?
Cookie is a purebred, extra large toy red poodle. He weighs around 11lbs / 5kg. Unfortunately, Cookie came from a puppy mill located somewhere in Kansas. We got him from a foster home in NYC when he was 9 weeks old.
Who takes the photos for PS.NY?
Olia Saunders, Lara and Cookie's mom is a professional photographer and graphic designer. She takes all of the photos and runs their social media.
What kind of camera and equipment do you use?
Olia uses a Nikon D750 with various Nikkor lenses and an iPhone 6. We normally shoot at home and on location, using natural light.
I saw a few posts of custom pet portraits on your Instagram. Do you take commissions?
Yes. Lara is a very talented young artist and she takes commissions for various projects and not just pet portraits. Check out some of her work on @artlarasaunders. For commission requests, please use our contact form.
What do you feed Cookie?
We wish Cookie could be a vegetarian, but we haven’t been able to find a good solution for him yet. Although there are a few vegetarian formulas for dogs on the market, they are not organic and tend to be highly processed. Currently, Cookie eats only raw, free range, organic and human grade turkey, chicken and lamb, blended together with organic vegetables. He also LOVES green smoothies and juices.
What kind of brands have you collaborate with?
We’ve collaborated with many different human and pet brands such as WestElm, Uber, Google, Squarespace, Amazon Video, Street Easy, Jimmy Choo, Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, Daniel Wellington, Martha Stewart, W Hotel, The Maidstone Hotel, Baron’s Cove Resort, Abbot, Bissel, The Peanuts Movie, Minted, KIND Snacks, Mamma Chia, Zevia, Zico, Bai Drinks and many others. Although we get many requests, we only collaborate with companies that fit our belief system. We never promote leather or fur, as well dog food or supplements that contain animal products.
Do you participate in charity projects?
Yes! We have teamed up with West Elm and BarkBox to help us raise money for shelter dogs. Our proceeds are donated to ASCPA and the Humane Society of New York.
Our mission is to spread the word about the realities of puppy mills and to help shelter dogs find a new home, as well as participating in animal rights campaigns that help end fur and leather use.
Have you been featured in any publications?
Yes. We’ve been featured in a lot of publications. Check out our PRESS page for more details.
How can I contact you?
For any collaborations, cross promotions or charity projects, please use our contact form, or send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org