Detroit Dog Boss | Kristina Rinaldi
We’re diggin’ on Detroiters who are the top dogs in the animal care industry. These entrepreneurs, innovators and educators are what make our community a top notch place to own our pups. We hope you enjoy learning about Detroit’s Dog Bosses as much as we enjoy working with them.
Kristina Rinaldi is the Executive Director of Detroit Dog Rescue. This #bosslady has been a part of several documentaries, news stories, and reality shows highlighting Detroit’s stray dog epidemic and she has raised millions of dollars to fund initiatives that support animals, especially ones who are victims of violent crimes. Canine to Five reached out to learn more about how she got started in the animal care industry, and what she wants dog owners to know!
Q: When did you know you wanted to work with animals and how did you get there?
A: I knew very early on that I had a special connection to dogs. I grew up in an abusive environment during my early childhood years and wherever I ended up, there was always a dog to comfort me. Thirty years later, and with a lot of life and animal handling experience, it has all come full circle. Now, I’m the one helping abused and forgotten animals. That is why Detroit’s Dog Rescue’s rehabilitation program is such a passion project for me. We’re taking some of the city’s toughest cases and giving them a second chance.