Amber Mack (Founder & President, Lead dog runner)
Amber is a native New Yorker, and has been a Brooklynite in 2004. After graduating college with a degree in English, she worked in publishing for 7 years. In 2010 she discovered running...and everything changed.
Running became Amber’s passion while training for the 2010 New York City Marathon, with the help of Team in Training (an amazing cancer fighting charity). A few months after completing the marathon, she ditched her publishing career and started working at Finish Line Physical Therapy (an innovative endurance-athlete focused clinic) as a PT Aide turned Assistant Office Manager, so that she could immerse myself in the world of running and endurance athletes.
Unlike her passion for running, Amber was born with a passion for dogs. She grew up in a multiple dog household, and later adopted her own rescue dogs. In 2014, “Dog Runner” became Amber’s calling when she moved to Los Angeles with her husband and started working for Paws In Motion (a highly reputable dog running service). She cherished the time spent on the trails with the Paws In Motion family and shed several tears when it was time to say goodbye to all her furry running buddies!
At the end of 2016 Amber and her husband moved back to Brooklyn, where she immediately began researching dog care services in NYC. She quickly discovered that nothing quite fit the mold or high level of service that she was used to providing with Paws In Motion, so it became clear that she would have to create her own business if she wanted to pursue dog running.
Using much of what she learned at Paws In Motion, and putting her own Brooklyn spin on things Canine Running Co. was born in January 2017. As a result, a whole bunch of city dogs (and their owners) are happier for it!
Amber’s personal experience handling strong dogs with behavioral challenges, allows her to maintain confidence and calm with all dogs in any situation. This, along with her ability to completely respect and empathize with animals, (as well as humans!) makes it natural for her to go above and beyond for the dogs and humans of Canine Running Co. Although Amber has learned an incredible amount thus far from living and working with dogs, she possesses a constant desire to discover more about their behavior. Whenever possible she assists and/or observes dog training sessions with the fabulous expert dog trainer Alison Buehler, of Dharma Dog NYC , to help advance her canine education.
Amber’s goal for Canine Running Company is to help spread the joy and benefits of running to all city dogs while maintaining a stellar quality of service for both dog and owner!