Melissa F – Uptown

My name is Melissa (very pleased to meet you!) but some like to call me Mello! I am a New York City native, born and raised (in only the best borough, of course) Brooklyn! I come from Portuguese, Guyanese, and Polish descent; some would say, I’m quite the mutt, hehe. : D I graduated from audio production school in 2015, and have been pursuing my passion for songwriting ever since. I am a creator, always looking to diversify my knowledge through a connection. Along with my music, my greatest passions are travel, and most importantly, animals.

Recently, I came back from living in Toronto, where I was learning and helping my family to run their yummy granola cereal business, for about a year. Before that, I was living in California where I was given the chance to help raise a handsome blue-nosed Pitbull named Vinny; Vincenzo to be exact! I’ve always had a deep love for dogs, and especially never having one prior to this, I took this opportunity very seriously. I learned rather fast that every dog is unique, with its own individuality. Vinny was very independent, obedient and curious, so I taught him to walk without a leash. I also taught Vinny how to chase the bears away when we went camping, and let me tell you, he was very good at it! My experience with Vinny made my heart whole, and I truly understand the importance of having a dog be a part of your world. They are truly healing creatures, teaching you loyalty, unconditional love, how to appreciate the simple things in life, the list goes on and on. They certainly give you so much to smile about!

I feel so blessed to be a part of the RuffCity team and to be given the opportunity to have many dogs of my very own. I look forward to lots of fur, lots of pup hugs, and lots of fun doggie adventures with your best friend!