This Cute Dog’s Name is Gingerbread, and She’s Just Looking for a Good Home This Christmas

Just look at those ears.

Photographs of Gingerbread courtesy ACCT Philly Pen Pals.

I would like you all to meet Gingerbread. Like her name, she’s a total sweetie, a petite Pitt Bull mix who’s just looking for a place in your heart and your home this holiday season.

Gingerbread was a stray who was taken in by the ACCT Philly. When no owner came forward, she was briefly adopted — but then the family who took her in found out she’s not the biggest fan of cats (hey, we can’t all be cat people) and returned her to the shelter.

She’s a smart doggy whose cute mismatched ears are pretty hard to deny, and she’s got A+ manners on walks. Wondering if Gingerbread is the pup your home has been looking for? Here’s a bit more about her.

Name: Gingerbread

Age: 2-3 years old

Breed: Pitt Bull mix

Size: Medium to small. Gingerbread is under 40lbs.

How to adopt: ACCT Philly is open for adoptions seven days a week. You can visit anytime during their adoption hours (weekdays 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. or weekends 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.) for a meet, or reach them at adopt@acctphilly.org or 267-385-3800. If you choose to go in person, be sure to bring the family and any resident dogs. If you would like to discuss Gingerbread in more detail prior to your visit, feel free to reach out to her volunteer Pen Pal at harlow314@aol.com.

Background: Gingerbread was turned into ACCT Philly as a stray and a family never came forward to say that she belonged to them, so she is now available for adoption.

Running style: Gingerbread is a great running companion! She is a smaller girl and she leaves slack on the leash, which means she is not likely going to ever overpower her running buddy. Gingerbread runs at a consistent speed throughout and so far has lasted about 25 minutes per run. Her preferred pace is ten to 11 minutes per mile. We have met a lot of dogs that sprint for three minutes then are slow — but not her! She keeps her pace from start to finish and will put in the miles with you. Afterwards, she rubs up and leans into you, taking the load of her little body and thanking you for the time outside. We think she will continue to grow as a runner, and could pick up the pace if trained appropriately.

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We work with The Monster Milers 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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