Meet Reds, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Reds leadThis week’s adoptable running dog is Reds, a super-energetic smarty-pants pooch who would make a great partner for a someone who likes to run long distances. Bonus: She makes a great cuddle buddy, too.

Name: Reds

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Cattle dog/shepherd mix

Weight: 36 pounds

Where you can find her: PAWS Foster Care.

Running style: Reds is incredibly bright, fit and game. She is cautious when she first meets people, but once she has a moment to investigate, she’s as sweet and big-hearted as they come! Reds has high energy and even higher intelligence. We can see her as a great marathon training buddy, or even a candidate for dog sports like flyball, rally obedience or agility.

Why Reds is awesome: Though Reds likes it when new friends let her make the first move, the connections she makes with the humans in her life are strong. Her focus on you while you’re pounding the pavement together will warm your heart as much as her soft fur will warm your feet when you’re post-run recovering at home. Reds would be a great dog for someone looking for a real bond, plus she’s got no ceiling when it comes to running and training awesomeness.

You can find out more about Reds (and other adoptable animals) here, and if you are interested in adopting Reds, you can email PAWS at [email protected], call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. 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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