Meet Floyd, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Don't let his small size fool you: He can keep up.

Floyd-leadDon’t let this little guy’s size fool you — he’s the perfect BRF (best running friend, duh): He’s smart, has spunk, and has no trouble keeping up on the trails. Learn more about Floyd below. 

Name: Floyd

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Wire hair terrier mix

Size: 35 pounds

Background: Floyd was found as a stray with his sister (see adorable picture below), who has already been adopted. Now, he’s waiting to find his forever home at Street Tails Animal Rescue.

Running style:  Floyd may not look like your typical runner, but his size and energy make him the perfect BRF (best running friend). He is currently running at a sprightly pace with Monster Miler volunteers for about four miles at a time and, with proper training, he could handle much more. Even though his leash skills and puppy behavior need some work, he is the preferred running partner for quite a few of the volunteers at Street Tails.

Why Floyd is awesome: This little guy is super intelligent and, like Floyd Mayweather, can throw a mean cross (on his leash when trying to investigate during a run!). He is great with smaller dogs and cats, and there’s a chance he might be a low-allergen pup. Plus, he snores at night while laying on his back with his legs straight up in the air. Who can resist that cuteness? Brave the cold weather this weekend, and take boy our boy Floyd for a test run — we promise you’ll fall in love.

If you’re interested in adopting Floyd, you can find him 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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