2018-04-16 Honestly, after losing my first ever dog, Precious, last year – I didn’t know if I would ever be able to bring another dog into my life. Precious was there for me when I needed her the most. She was patient and attentive, and loved me unconditionally. My heart broke into a million pieces when her time came to leave my life, and to be honest – I still miss her every day. The love and companionship a dog brings into your life is like no other. Today marks 1 year since this little lady left my life. She was sweet and non-judgemental. When I would break down into a mess of emotions sobbing while curled up in a ball on the floor (thank you mental illness, am I right?!) – she sat with me. When I left a terrible situation and decided to drive across Canada solo, she was in the passenger seat – eager for our adventure. When I needed laugh or a kiss, she was there. When I needed a cuddle buddy or even just a reason to get out of bed – she was there. She was with me through my darkest of times and helped pull me through. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss this face. A post shared by Jenn and the City (@thejennandthecity) on Mar 16, 2018 at 10:49am PDT When Mike and I slowly started to discuss bringing a dog into our new home together, we put a lot of thought into it. As amazing as the companionship is – they are also a lot of work. A LOT. Especially rambunctious pups like, Dusty LOL But, the love you get back in return makes it oh-so-worth-it. Me: *drops the tiniest bit of food on the floor* Dusty: You gonna eat that? A post shared by Jenn and the City (@thejennandthecity) on Apr 10, 2018 at 6:54am PDT And the more we talked about it – the more I realized I was ready. The ache of missing my baby girl, Precious was still there…it always will be, but the excitement of adding to our little fur-family grew with every adorable doggie that we looked at. While on our quest to find the perfect puppy last year, we looked at many (MANY) different adoption agencies, and one just happened to be Save Our Scruff. While we didn’t bring Dusty home through this agency, I did grow to appreciate everything they do! Save Our Scruff is a non-profit organization located in Toronto dedicated to rescuing dogs and finding them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. Last year, Save Our Scruff hosted the inaugural Scruff Social. The event was a huge hit, selling out and raising $37,000! The team is looking to double their efforts this year and YOU can help by coming out for a night of cocktails, live entertainment, interactive stations, and you’ll even get a chance to interact with some of the Save Our Scruff pups! If that’s not reason enough to come out, I don’t know what is! We are proud to assure you that your support goes directly to providing life-saving services for homeless dogs. Save Our Scruff does not receive any financial support from federal, provincial, or municipal government agencies. We rely solely on donations from members of our compassionate, animal-loving community. Proceeds from this event will go directly towards the dogs to pay for veterinary care, transportation and training, and advocacy work. Need another reason to come out and support this amazing cause? Looking to adopt a pup into your life? Check out some of the adorable, available pups through Save Our Scruff. Meet MANGO… guaranteed to keep you laughing all day long with his silly faces and bursts of excitement which usually result in him chasing his tail. Where did it come from even?! One of life’s greatest mysteries. Read More Pickles, onions, sauce, lettuce, cheese… meet BIG MAC! He’s a huge goofball and doesn’t really know his size so he’s sometimes tripping over his own feet while walking, especially on the stairs. READ MORE He’s a stud and he knows it, meet MATT DAMON! Yes, those are his real ears. Just like any star who has been on the cover of People magazine, MATT DAMON likes attention and can be a bit bossy at times. READ MORE Guys, get your tickets and come out to support Save Our Scruff! THE SCRUFF SOCIAL Presented by Healthy Pets Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00pm  – 1:00am District 28 Tickets: Regular $100 Early Bird $85 [SOLD OUT] Four Pawk $350 [SOLD OUT] Ticket Includes: Complimentary Drinks All Night Live Entertainment Specialty Cocktail Bar Silent Auction The chance to meet some SOS Scruffs …and much more! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE! disclaimer: I have been given a pair of tickets to this event, but I wanted to spread the word about it anyways because it’s for such an amazing cause! The post Save Our Scruff | The Scruff Social Presented by Healthy Pets appeared first on Jenn and the City.