Meet George, This Week’s Insanely Cute Adoptable Running Puppy 

BRB, staring at this cute face for the rest of the afternoon.

George | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

George | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

I’m not going to lie: Every week, the minute I get the email from our friends at the Monster Milers containing the photos and info on our weekly adoptable running dog feature, I selfishly want to run to wherever the dog of the day is and take them home with me, forgoing this blog post entirely. I don’t do this because, if I did, I would be living in a house with enough dogs to start a small dog army and no boyfriend. Because he surely would’ve left me. This urge to run to the shelter and nab the pup was reaaaaalllly strong — perhaps the strongest it’s ever been — today when I saw George. I mean … would you LOOK at this little guy? So please, save me from myself, and you go scoop him up from PAWS. But first, learn more about him below.


Name: George

Age: 6 months to 1 year

Breed: Pit bull mix

Size: 40 lbs

Background: George was found as a stray.

George lounging | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

George lounging | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

Running style: George has good leash manners when walking and running and can keep a nice pace following your lead. He needs more practice to be a great running buddy because focus isn’t his specialty yet. Case in point: While captivated by geese flying overhead on a recent run, he ran into a fence. His goofy style makes him all the more lovable, though, and he is bound to make any run more fun.

Why George could be the right dog for you: George is a young funny guy and is eager to please.  He loves giving kisses and hanging out with people. He has lots of energy to log lots of miles with you and — very importantly — his super cute face will make all your social media posts stand out.

You can find out more about George (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting him, you can email PAWS at dogs@phillypaws.org, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. His animal ID is A34731133. And for more awww-worthy photos, check out our previous adoptable running dogs here.

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We work with The Monster Milers each and every week to profile local running dogs waiting to be adopted. The Monster Milers are a group of runners who help shelter dogs burn off  energy and get much-needed exercise by taking them on runs around the city, and they also just launched their first-of-it’s-kind Adopt a Running Buddy foster program. If you’re not in the market for a pup right now, but would still love to help out homeless dogs, you can always become a Monster Miler volunteer or foster parent. Find out more about how to get started with those processes here.

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