I rescued Scruffy April 29, 2015. It was a month after I moved from Vegas to Seattle. He was found outside my old job in Vegas and a friend of mine fostered him. He said he would be a great first dog for me. I fell in love when I saw him! Little did I know that if I didn’t take him, he was going to be euthanized. He was 4 years when I got him. Scruffy and I did everything together and I felt unconditional love for the first time. Unfortunately, a year after I got him, he got diagnosed with heart failure. It broke my heart knowing I had borrowed time with him. He was estimated 1-2 years left to live. I wanted to make the most and tried to give him the best life possible. I began home cooking his meals and had regular appointments to check on his health. Last year he was given until October of 2018. I was heart broken but he lived 9 months past and I even got to take him on one last beach vacation. We did a vacation each year together to the beach. That was our special time together. When we came back from our last vacation, I noticed his health was declining quickly. I made a promise to Scruffy that he would never suffer and made the decision with the help of his care team to euthanize on July 4th of 2019. He started having difficulty breathing the last 30 minutes of his life. It was the hardest decision I ever had to made but he didn’t deserve to suffer because of the love and happiness he brought into my life. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss him. He is my canine soul mate and we had this special bond that is something magical. We are still connected in spirit. I love and miss my Scruffy!