I’m Alina Pride and I hail from Odessa, Ukraine.  I moved to Boston, MA when I was about 2 years old, and my love of dogs started when I was born.  A year before I was born, my family got a beautiful Gordon Setter.  We brought him with us to America and he was my absolute best friend.  I spent all my free time with him, took him on walks with my father, and prepared his meals.  I looked forward to getting out of school every day and running out of the front doors to see him and my grandmother waiting for me!  

I majored in Photography when I went to college.  (I even stayed in Boston because I couldn’t stand to leave the family dog behind).  I’ve been living in New York on and off for 8 years now.  There is just something about New York that draws me in!  When I’m not working, I’m writing, taking pictures, and visiting my family/rescue pit in Boston. 

From personal experience, I know your pet is part of your family! To me, family has always been the most important thing in life.  It’s difficult for me to live in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets, so any fur kid I meet I treat as my own.  I’m extremely lucky to be part of the RuffCity Team, but I’ll be even luckier when I get the chance to meet your perfect pup!