Meet Skunk, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Don’t worry: He gets his name from his colors, not his scent.

Skunk | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Skunk | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Say hello to Skunk, this week’s adoptable running dog, who gets his name from his colors not his scent. This young guys is super friendly with dogs and humans alike, and the Monster Milers think — with a little attention — he’d make for a great trail buddy. Learn more about him below.

Name: Skunk


Age: 1 year

Breed: Labrador/Pit bull mix


Size: 50 pounds (but currently a bit underweight)


Background: Skunk came to Street Tails through the Women’s Humane Society, where he was surrender by his owner who could not properly care for him.

Running style: Skunk appears to have limited leash experience and also loves zig-zagging while tracking scents around the neighborhood (very labrador-like!). This, combined with the crazy March weather, has kept him from doing a lot of running with the Monster Milers.  However, he has a good amount of energy and a body that looks pretty speedy, so they’re willing to bet that, with some training and a few more pounds on his frame, he’d be a great middle-distance running buddy.

Why Skunk could be the right dog for you: The weather has taken a turn for the worst but Skunk has been warming everyone up with his amazing hugs! His hugs are kind, gentle and not the jumping type that you would expect from most young dogs. We think Skunk would make the ultimate family dog, as he seems to love all people and animals. He is also housebroken, appears to know basic commands and takes treats very gently. While most dogs get a little crazy and anxious in their kennels, Skunk is quiet and welcomes volunteers to come hang out without being too pushy. If you adopt Skunk you will get a young, active dog, without having to do the training required when adopting a puppy!

If you’re interested in adopting Skunk, you can find out more about him from Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties. You can fill out an adoption application here, or contact them by phone (267-761-9434) or email. 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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