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Meet Collin Armbruster

Today we’d like to introduce you to Collin Armbruster.

Hi Collin, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I have had many rescue dogs of my own. As I started running triathlons, I realized people brought their dogs to the races to watch and hang out. I started bringing treats for them and talking to people about their dogs and rescuing them.

I decided to combine my two favorite things and promote rescue animals through running triathlons. I started visiting the humane societies in the area. I decided to focus on the animals that get looked over due to age or how they look or act in their kennel.

Many of them are scared and bark or look aggressive. When they get out in the yard their true colors come out. I try to take videos and show people what type of dog they really are when they are out of the stressful environment of a kennel.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
My non-profit is very new. The concept works when people see the Instagram posts and share them to spread the word and get the dog’s exposure.

My biggest challenge is getting followers and convincing them to share the available dogs in need. There is a place in the website to donate but when people ask how they can help I always encourage them to help spread the word. Sharing posts and spreading the word about available animals in need is the best way anyone can help.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an Air Traffic Controller.

We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I have had two hip surgeries and have asthma which makes running triathlons a challenge.

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  • Instagram: @tri2rescue
  • Facebook: Tri2rescue

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