Meet Pumpkin, the Adoptable Running Dog of the Week

This is Pumpkin.

This is Pumpkin.

Eeee! We’ve got some exciting news for you guys: We teamed up with The Monster Milers to bring you a new series that will make your Friday mornings just a little bit better. Each and every week, we’ll be featuring an adoptable pooch in a local shelter who would make an excellent running buddy. So if you’ve been searching for the perfect partner to hit the Schuylkill Trail with, who knows? You just might find ‘em here! And if not, at least you get to start your morning off with some oh-so-cute pup photos.

For our very first edition, we’ve got the adorable Pitbull Mix, Pumpkin. When she’s not out running the streets of Philly with The Monster Milers, you can find her hanging out at Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties. Find out more about this wonderful pooch (and see some squeal-inducing photos), below.

Name: Pumpkin

Age: 2 years

Breed: Pitbull mix

Size: 40 pounds

Background: Pumpkin was found as a stray. She was adopted in December and recently returned to Street Tails Animal Rescue, due to a change in her owner’s schedule.

Running style: Pumpkin runs at a nice steady pace. She goes on runs up to four miles long with Monster Milers volunteers and could easily be trained to go further.

Why Pumpkin is so freakin’ awesome: Planning on training for a half marathon? Pumpkin would make the most loyal training partner. Not only is she one of the most amazing runners the Milers have come across, but she is a total sweetheart, too. Due to her high energy and anxiety in the shelter, she may not present herself well in the kennel, but once you spend a little time with her, you realize she is quite the cuddle bug. At Street Tails, you’ll find her leaping five feet in the air around her kennel, just begging for someone to spring her from the joint.

You can find out more about this adoptable pooch, here.


The Monster Milers are a group of runners who help shelter dogs burn off some energy and get some much-needed exercise by taking them on runs around the city. 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. Find out more about how to get started with the volunteer process here

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