Meet Bella, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

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Photo credit: PAWS

Photo credit: PAWS

This week’s adoptable running dog, Bella, comes by way of PAWS. She’s up for short runs, and she will — without a doubt — give you the best post-run snuggles of your life. I mean, just look at that fluffy coat! Learn more about Bella below. 

Name: Bella

Age: 2 to 4 years

Breed: Akita mix

Size: 56 pounds

Background: Bella was found as a stray. She’s currently available for adoption through PAWS.

Running style: Bella likes to go for short-distance runs. She gets very excited at the beginning of a run and will move quickly but she slows down and then likes to walk after about two miles (and with that fur coat, who can blame her?). She’d be a great  companion for someone who is just getting into running.

Why Bella is awesome: Along with her gorgeous exterior, Bella has a low-key personality and intelligence, to boot. Bella is a pretty mellow gal, often described as “sweet” and “calm” by Monster Milers. She’s already house-trained and knows some commands, and she’s social with same-size, submissive dogs and older children. And a bonus: Bella is guaranteed to get all the attention when you’re out on a run with her – meaning no one will ever notice how sweaty you are!

You can find out more about Bella (and other adoptable animals) here[1]. If you are interested in adopting her, you can email PAWS at[2], call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here[3]. Bella’s animal ID is A25033809And for more awww-worthy photos, check out our previous adoptable running dogs here[4].


We work with The Monster Milers[5] 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[6]. 

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