Meet Champ, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog
This week’s adoptable pup is up for pounding the pavement and getting his snuggle on afterward. He’s sweet, good with kids and other pets, and he can rock a winter sweater like nobody’s business (photographic evidence below).
Age: 1 to 2 years
Location: The Monster Milers Adopt A Running Buddy Foster Program. (The success of the Monster Milers’ rescue program — which pairs bright, enthusiastic and loving dogs from our city’s open-intake shelter, ACCT Philly, with active and dedicated foster families until they find their perfect adoptive match — depends on you! If you are interested in fostering, make sure to contact them.)
Breed: Pit bull mix
Size: 62 pounds
Running Style: Champ was sick the first few weeks of being rescued and now the salt and snow have put a cramp in our running game, but he shows great potential to be a wonderful running buddy! He’s been out for three- and four-mile runs and does very well on the leash. As long as you’re willing to be his foolish looking cheerleader, we think he’ll build up to some long-distance mileage.
Why Champ is awesome: This pup’s loving heart is as big as his block-head — if not bigger! He’s completely housebroken and will sleep the day away with you if you’re not feeling the running trails that day. Better be ready for his snoring though! He loves his snuggles and belly rubs, and he’s also a pretty big goofball who will make you laugh daily. Whether it’s falling off the couch on the regular, bouncing around like a gazelle or entertaining you with his helicopter wagging tail, you can’t help but chuckle at this guy. Dog, cat and kid friendly, he’s sure warm the hearts of everyone in his furever home.
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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