Marina Russo

Founder and CEO

A passionate lover of anything furry, Marina has always been fascinated with all kinds of animals. She began volunteering at local rescues when she was 12 years old and quickly learned about the devastating shelter epidemic. Marina knew that she somehow had to help this growing number of perfectly adoptable dogs and cats. Working restaurant jobs to get through college, Marina always knew her heart was in rescue.


Marina’s main goal is to change the way people think about adoption and to raise awareness through educating the public about the importance of spay/neuter, fostering/adopting and especially to create an honest & positive image of bully breeds. In pursuit of her passion, she believes that we can make a difference, one person at a time, one dog at a time.

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Love At First Mutt is a Los Angeles county based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Meet your soulmutt!


Charity EIN: 83-2104038

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