Meet Bleek, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Look at that smile!

Photo Credit: Anastasia M.

Photo Credit: Anastasia M.

Meet Bleek, this week’s adoptable running dog (and brother to our recent adoptable running dog, Champ.) This happy-go-lucky guy was adopted, but it turns out the family can’t keep him (his new sibling would much rather live alone). Now he’s on the hunt for a forever family, so he doesn’t have to head back to ACCT. Shouldn’t be too hard to find one — his smile is pretty much irresistible. Learn more about him below.

Name: Bleek

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Pit bull-terrier mix

Size: 40 pounds

Background: Bleek was surrendered to the city’s open-intake shelter with his brother, Champ.

Running style: An active boy with a lust for life, Bleek loves everyone and everything. His dark brindle coat — along with his vim and vigor — suggests a bright future as a slick racer, though his thick body and big fuzzy head suggest he’s equally built for post-workout snuggling.

Why Bleek is awesome: Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends, and Bleek’s situation is one of those times, for sure. He’s an easygoing guy with a heart of gold and a full life of love, fun and fitness ahead of him. He has lived successfully with dogs, cats and kids, and when he lived in the shelter, he was sweet and low-stress despite the loud, crowded and hectic environment. The ice is melting and the sunshine is sweet: This bouncing bully-breed bighead could make the perfect spring-training pal.

How to adopt him: Bleek’s current crew is part of the ACCT Philly Pen Pals program, who, along with the Monster Milers, work to advocate for adoptable dogs in the shelter as well as dogs in foster care. Bleek’s record number is at ACCT is A24859007. To connect with Bleek’s Pen Pals for more information on adopting him, reach out to Megan Murphy from the Monster Milers at

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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