Samantha – Uptown Assistant Manager

My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam! I was born and raised in The Bronx, coming from a small, close-knit Puerto Rican family. Since I was a little child, I’ve had three passions: writing, art, and furry BFFs! My favorite types of books were about animals, particularly a short novel about a cat and a dog becoming best friends. Whenever I’m writing or drawing, my favorite companion is either a sleeping cat or dog. They give me all the inspiration I need!

Growing up, I spent a lot of time around cats and only dreamed about having a dog. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that my dreams were realized and I was given the chance to raise the family dog, a sweet German Shepherd named Indie! She quickly became my best friend, and we spent several fun-filled years together before I had to move to an apartment and leave her with my father. The absence of my best buddy made me realize how important having a dog was in my life. So I took the chance to help out at a local shelter walking dogs of all shapes and sizes. But that just wasn’t enough! I wanted to spend all of my time with dogs, so I decided to join the RuffCity team!

Having a dog in your life is the best thing because they love us forever and without prejudice. They are happy about life and making the most of it, and enrich our lives just by being their wonderful little selves! They love making friends of all kinds, and I’d love to be your dog’s new friend!