Meet Elfish Presley, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo via The Monster Milers

Photo via The Monster Milers

Some of you might remember this week’s adoptable running dog, Elfish Presley, from when we featured her a few months back. Well, this young pup is still looking for a home and she’s just as cute as ever. I mean, those ears! Plus, her running skills have only improved, thanks to The Monster Milers. Find out more about Elfish below.

Name: Elfish Presley (Due to her amazing elf-like ears.)

Age: 10 months

Breed: Pit Bull Mix

Size: 30 pounds

Background: Elfish was surrendered to ACCT.

Running style: Elfish’s running style and leash manners have greatly improved since we last ran her story, almost three months ago. Her progress is a direct result of the work that the Monster Milers and Street Tails volunteers have put in. She now can run at a consistent and swift pace, all the while demonstrating her new and improved manners. Her longest distance to date is four miles but, with some endurance training, she could probably go much further.

Why Elfish is awesome: Elfish is still as sweet as ever, with tons of energy, making her the perfect companion for runs. She’s been running with Monster Miler Karen all over town since she first arrived at Street Tails, and pounding the Philly pavement has been a great way for her to release her energy and work on commands and behavior. In addition to her improved running style, she has been accident-free throughout the night for quite a few weeks now, so house training her will be a breeze. In the pictures above, you will see Elfish exploring Philly on her running aventures  (we especially love the one with the duck boat captain).

If you are interested in adopting Elfish Presley, you can fill out an adoption application here, or contact Street Tails Animal Rescue by email or by phone at 267-761-9434. 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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