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Bio | Rocky Kanaka

Host & Pet Rescue Expert


I’ve always had a passion for pets and helping those who help others. Save our Shelter gives me the unique opportunity to marry those two passions and help spread the word about pets in need. On Save our Shelter, the team and I are saving more shelters and more pets lives through the joint effort of our partners, who are on the same mission!

Rocky Kanaka has always had a passion for pets and working in the pet space. It started with his company, The Dog Bakery. Through local in store events, he was awakened to the massive problem of pet homelessness in the US and he wanted to find a way to do more to give back. He started by donating proceeds from his store as well as hosting pet adoptions but the impact was just not big enough.That’s how DOG for DOG started, as a way to give back and provide great nutrition to dogs in shelters awaiting their forever home. Every time someone buys DOG for DOG products, they donate an equal amount of food to rescues and shelters. It makes giving back part of your routine and benefits your local community.

Rocky has become a pioneer in the pet industry. As an entrepreneur, and pet expert, he is dedicated to serving pet parents that care about the health of their pets as well as shelter dogs. DOG for DOG has become more than a brand, it’s now a movement that has drawn the attention of celebrities, athletes, and influencers.

Rocky’s business acumen and dedication to dogs in need are highlighted in SAVE our SHELTER, where Rocky helps reform struggling rescues and shelters by coming up with innovative solutions. By highlighting these organizations and the animals they are helping, Rocky hopes to inspire the audience to join his mission to save lives and save shelters.

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