Amanda Armstrong is the visionary who conceptualized Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. She has been active in animal rescue since 2014, and quickly became a respected and sought-after name in Connecticut. Amanda is a former Animal Control Officer, and owner of the pet sitting business raved about by her clients – Pawz Around the World, LLC.
In early 2019, Amanda was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer. She took on the challenge with spirit, grace, honesty and incredible strength. As a survivor, she has become an inspiration to many. She learned from her journey, and believes in fighting for what is genuine, positive, and fulfilling. This kept her active in saving dogs as she saved herself. Amanda wants to be the change in animal rescue. She decided to step back, breathe, and take control of the industry by becoming the true and caring voice of animals in need. She directed her energies and enthusiasm into creating Army’s Legacy.
Amanda’s vision for Army’s Legacy is three-fold: to save dogs at risk, to educate and provide resources for the public, owners, and other rescues, and to build a true dog sanctuary in Connecticut. She envisions a place where dogs for whom all avenues have been exhausted, who have nobody and nowhere to go, are on hospice, or are simply unwanted, can live out their lives in safety, comfort, health, and peace, never alone.
Amanda’s family continue to support, assist and admire her through her journeys. Her beautiful children, Cody and Ava, and wonderful step-sons, Mason and Brandon, bring Amanda joy and gratitude every single day. She is also the proud dog mom to four amazing rescued fur-babies – Carmel, Stanley, Navy and Darcy.
Amanda honors her dear Rottweiler, Army, who passed of cancer in 2018, with Army’s Legacy… a movement, a journey, a force as great as the love he shared with all!