Nichers Give Back is our way of giving back to the community. We’ll be sending our team out individually and in groups to volunteer somewhere near and dear to their heart. Our next Nicher to get out there is our Digital Marketing Specialist, Jade Yourth. This is Jade’s story:
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. Save Our Scruff is different than many other rescues because they do not select dogs based on their size, age or even their breed. A dog in need, is a dog in need. No matter if they need medical care or rehabilitation, they will provide them with the care they need before finding their forever home.
I was brought up in a very dog loving family. Currently, if you add up all the dogs from my immediate family, aunts and uncle, cousins, and grandparents we have 17 dogs! Two of which have been adopted through Save Our Scruff. I was first introduced to this organization by my brother, who was fostering dogs with them. I had the available time, and knew it was something that I had to get in on.
My first foster (and forever doggo) is a little bichon / poodle mix named Mickey. Mickey came all the way from the streets of LA. When he was rescued his coat was severely matted and dreadlocked, an ear infection was in full force, and his neck had several cuts around it. The reason he was able to have a second chance was thanks to the dream team - Save Our Scruff. Becoming a foster with them was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Being able to wake up to Mickey’s sweet little face every morning knowing that this is one dog’s life I have helped save means everything.
Save Our Scruff makes it EASY to get involved. Do you have a car and free time? Sign up for their transport team! Help them transport dogs to their foster homes, vet appointments, adoption events, pick up supplies and donations, etc. The carpool lane is calling your name! ("Officer, what do you mean it doesn't work like that?!") You love dogs? Well, help them out with fundraising ideas and events! They'd welcome the help! And if fostering, and the above still seem out of reach, DONATE. They are always in need of food, crates, blankets, collars, and toys!
Link to: http://www.saveourscruff.org