Thomas Ling, principal of the natural pet care line kin+kind, has always had a love for animals — he grew up with 21 pet rabbits and a menagerie of other furry friends after all — but he never thought he’d have a career in the pet care industry, let alone be a leader in the natural and organic product space. In fact, Ling attended Harvard Law School and was a practicing attorney for over a decade before his childhood love for animals and interest in sustainability came knocking again on his door.
“This started as a side project,” Ling said of kin+kind’s beginnings. “At the time I was working full time as a lawyer, but I really wanted to explore some of my passions for sustainable products and pets.”
What started out as a small passion project in the basement of a pet store turned into an entire line of pet grooming and wellness products ranging from dietary supplements to flea and tick prevention to coat and skin care.