Meet Miss Buttersworth, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo via Kristin Facinelli

Photo via Kristin Facinelli

If you’re looking for a winter cuddle buddy, look no further: Miss Buttersworth is just as sweet as her name implies, and she loves to snuggle. She recently had pups, so she has yet to hit to the trails with the Monster Milers, but they predict she’ll be a lean mean running machine once she regains all of her energy. Learn more about this lovely lady below.

Name: Miss Buttersworth

Age: Two to four-years old

Breed: Pit bull mix

Size: 50 pounds

Background: Miss Buttersworth was surrendered to Animal Control.

Running style: Miss Buttersworth has not been out on a true run with the Monster Milers yet, because it appears she may have just given birth right before arriving at Animal Control. However, her energy is quickly returning and she will soon be able to get out pounding the pavement with them. They’re guessing she’ll probably do best in the three- to four-mile range with a slow and steady pace.

Why Miss Buttersworth is awesome: Anyone who meets this lovely lady is sure to fall in love; she’s even sweeter than her namesake! She’s spunky and energetic, yet gentle and she loves to nuzzle. She has great leash manners and is friendly with both people and other dogs. Her relaxed demeanor will make her a perfect companion for running and hiking adventures, and for jaunts around Philly’s dog-friendly neighborhoods. Make your holidays (and Miss Buttersworth’s) a little sweeter by giving her a her forever home!

If you’re interested in adopting Miss Buttersworth, you can find her at Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties. You can fill out an adoption application here, or contact them by phone (267-761-9434) or email. 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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