Meet Tucker, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo courtesy of PAWS

Photo courtesy of PAWS

Name: Tucker

Age: 1 to 2 years old

Breed: Pit bull terrier mix

Size: 32 pounds

Background: Tucker was found as a stray on the streets of South Philadelphia.

Running style: Tucker is fun and enthusiastic! You might call him a “pocket pittie,” but we think he’s more of a smiley, blocky-headed Rocky runner. He’s got a lot of fire and drive for a smaller-side-of-medium guy, but he rests easily once his work is done. Tucker can certainly go it alone but would clearly rather help you train for your next ultra or share your winter trail-running adventures. He’ll keep you warm during your post-training naps as well.

Photo by Monster Milers volunteer Karen B.

Photo by Monster Milers volunteer Karen B.

Why Tucker is awesome: Tucker is bright but not pushy and plays well with other dogs, particularly the ladies! He’s not so much for cats, but he just loves people. As we can easily see him smiling from the shelter all the way to the river trails, the mountains, the beach and beyond, we know Tucker’s a born Adopt A Running Buddy guy, and we’re committed to helping him find his fit and friendly forever family!

You can find out more about Tucker (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 Tucker, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application 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