Meet Allan, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo by Michael A.

Photo by Michael A.

The Monster Milers have a billion and one nice things to say about this young pup, but his face — which is ridiculously smiley — kind of says it all. Learn more about him below.

Name: Allan

Age: 1 to 2 years old

Breed: Pit bull mix

Size: 42 pounds

Running style: Allan has a lot of energy and enthusiasm and will be excited to run with you when it’s early in the morning, really hot, freezing cold, or any other time you need a motivator by your side. He’s interested in all that the world has to offer so he veers off here and there to take in the sights, but the Milers are working with him to help him become a steadier runner.

Why Allan is awesome: We’re guessing Allan is probably the reason the phrase “joie de vivre” (joy of living) was invented. He’s just so happy about everything! He’s exuberant and loves to explore. But at the same time, Milers have reported that Allan is well-behaved and takes treats nicely, which is great when teaching him commands beyond “sit” (which he already knows). As you’d expect, he’s very sweet and friendly to all people he meets when out and about. He’s happy and social and ready to share the love with a family of his own.

You can find out more about Allan (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting him, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Allan’s animal ID is A27807357 And for more awww-worthy photos, check out our previous adoptable running dogs here.


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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