Meet Gus, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Up this week, we’ve got Gus, a friendly young pit bull mix who loves hitting the trails and, even better, resting his head in your lap after after a long run. Find out more about this guy below.

Name: Gus

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Pit bull mix

Where to find him: PAWS’ Northeast Adoption Center at 1810 Grant Avenue.

Size: 39 pounds

Background: Gus was found as a stray.

Running style: Gus is a pacer’s delight! Calm and unaffected with dogs and people alike, Gus will gladly trot beside you on the sidewalk or on the trail. He is gentle, quiet and affectionate, which means he’d be perfect company for a post-run café stop, too.

Why Gus is awesome: Running with young dogs often means high-intensity, high-energy runs, but Gus is a different sort of young guy. He’ll make you fall in love with his mellow personality when he rests his head in your lap while cooling down from a run. Gus is friendly with other dogs, good with kids, and is a fast learner who will benefit from basic obedience training.

You can find out more about Gus (and other adoptable animals) here. And for more awww-worthy photos, check out our previous adoptable running dogs here.

If you are interested in adopting Gus, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here.


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. 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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